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The ECO History

Kawayan Holiday Resort takes care of the environment


Together with our divers regularly clear the reefs of waste

Our dive center regularly cleans all dive sites since November 2011 where ever we go for diving. Our house reef as a protected area we clean our waste of any kind even several times a year together with our guests.

Guests bring their waste back home

Since December 2012 Kawayan Holiday Resort is asking the guests if they could take their own waste back home. Waste like plastic in general. For example shampoo bottles, shower gel bottles, batteries or something similar bad for the environment. They bring it now to their home country for disposal and recycling. Founded by difficult or better nonexistent, environmentally friendly disposal and recycling situation.

Kawayan Holiday Resort banishes plastic from the resort

Kawayan Holiday Resort banished plastic from the resort in March 2014. The resort only usees only aluminum bottles which will be refilled where and whenever guests want.

Straws made of stainless steel introduced

Kawayan Holiday Resort already introduces stainless steel straws in April 2014. The last piece of plastic was therefore removed.

Solar panels for our own electricity production

Kawayan Holiday Resort purchased the first tranche of solar panels in November 2017. A first step towards electricity independence. An urgent matter! Electricity suppliers in Siquijor are definitely not able to supply electricity without interruption. The installation will start in 2019.

Kawayan Holiday Resort bans even plastic nameplates!

Kawayan Holiday Resort banishes plastic nameplates with immediate effect! NEW, we produce the nameplates from environmentally friendly bamboo ourselves.

Kawayan Holiday Resort now has its own composting facility

In January 2019, the Kawayan Holiday Resort built its own compost system as an ECO hotel/resort. In contrast to the locals, who burn everything despite a national ban, we rely on the natural course of nature. With success. We use the soil obtained from it to fertilize and plant plants and herbs. Kawayan Holiday Resort Siquijor Philippines

Kawayan Holiday Resort banishes sun creams from the pool and sea which are not environmentally friendly

Kawayan Holiday Resort is the first resort in the Philippines to ban non-eco-friendly sunscreen in the pool and ocean in March 2019. Inspired by the actions in Hawaii, Palau and Australia.

Kawayan Holiday Resort ECO - Introduces NEW riff-friendly sunscreen bars

In June, the Kawayan Holiday Resort continues it’s journey as an ECO hotel/resort. In detail now comes the reef-friendly and plastic-free sunscreen bars on cocoa butter base, which not only protects against sun damage, but also provides the skin with moisture!

In March 2019, we were the first resort in the Philippines to ban NOT environmentally-friendly sunscreen in the pool and sea. Inspired by the actions in Hawaii, Palau and Australia. In June we introduce new sun protection bars in the resort.

We Replace Plastic Amenities

The Kawayan Holiday Resort is also replacing the plastic amenities in the bathroom and shower. Our latest product replaces plastic toothbrushes and plastic toothpaste tubes! We are proud to present our path, our efforts, to a 100% eco-friendly resort.

Replacement are the eco-friendly bamboo toothbrushes and the toothpaste tablets. Simply chew in the mouth and then brush your teeth as normal.