The Grenadines’ private resort island of Petit St. Vincent has announced that it has joined National Geographic Unique Lodges of the World, a collection of boutique hotels which have a demonstrated commitment to sustainability, authenticity and excellence.
According to Carib Journal News, the 115-acre luxury Caribbean resort is the 25th member of the newly formed collection of properties on six continents recognized as leaders in stewardship and extraordinary guest experiences.
Since 2011, the resort’s owners have made sustainability and preservation a priority.
Jean-Michel Cousteau, son of the Jacques Cousteau, opened a dive center on the island in November 2014, and his Ocean Futures Society, a non-profit dedicated to protecting the planet’s oceans and marine life, is working with the island ongoing to develop systems to make the island more efficient as well as to create programs to help sustain and preserve marine life.
Owner of Petit St. Vincent, Philip Stephenson said they are thrilled to be recognized by National Geographic as a leader in sustainability and service.
He noted that the island has always been about unplugging and reconnecting to nature, and now with a team of passionate and brilliant people, they are finding ways to protect the incredible marine culture, and increase their water and energy efficiency.