Santiburi Koh Samui has been certified as a 2020 Green Hotel and recognized as a carbon-neutral resort. Located among 23 acres of gardens and coconut groves, with nearly 1,000 feet of private sandy beach, Santiburi Koh Samui has received the certification from the Thailand Department of Environmental Quality Promotion, an entity from the Bureau of Public Participation Promotion. As a 2020 Green Hotel, it is recognized as a sustainable resort that has succeeded in enhancing the use of resources and energy of the property and improving the standard of all its services to become more environmentally friendly.
Santiburi Koh Samui was already certified at the end of 2019 by the Thailand Greenhouse Gas Management Organization for cutting the amount of carbon it emits and successfully offsetting the rest. The certification program was created in collaboration with VGreen, Kasetsart University’s environmental research program.
The hotel operates a comprehensive environmental program, comprising wastewater treatment, energy saving, waste management, organic gardening, recycling and replacing any chemicals, plastics and other harmful products with green alternatives. The resort has also trained its team in all areas of eco-friendly operations and works with responsible local suppliers that share its values.
Guests are encouraged to play a role, too; they can decide how often their towels and bed linen should be changed and participate in community activities such as beach cleaning. The resort supports many important local community initiatives, including a conscientious elephant sanctuary.