LOS ANGELES, California – Green Globe announced Anantara Bophut Resort & Spa, Koh Samui, Thailand, has been awarded certification for its sustainable operation and management.
Anantara Bophut presents a Koh Samui resort lifestyle that is quite unlike any other, from Bill Bensley-designed tropical gardens, which complement the charms of Fisherman’s Cove on Bophut Beach, to southern Thai architecture, which reflects local cultural heritage and world-class amenities enhanced by Anantara’s unique design touches. The Bophut area is one of Koh Samui’s most splendid, retaining some of the islands original Thai-Chinese heritage, centered at Fisherman’s Village.
Bophut Resort & Spa General Manager Mr. Manish Jha said: “Green Globe certification is a wonderful recognition of the team effort at Anantara Bophut Resort & Spa to protect the environment and local heritage through environmentally-conscious practices and sustainable initiatives. Each associate is very proud of our community programs, recycling practices, amazing gardens, and many other efforts which are a constant reminder of our responsibility to preserve Samui’s natural resources.”
Green Globe Certification CEO Guido Bauer said: “In one generation, Koh Samui has gone from subsistence farming to become a leading resort destination in Thailand, with the growth in tourism business surpassing more famous Thai destinations such as Phuket.
“Today, there are around 300 hotels and resorts on Koh Samui, making tourism the custodial industry for the island. The Anantara chain has adopted Green Globe for all its resorts across Southeast Asia, and the certification of Bophut Resort & Spa is adding to their contribution to sustainable travel.”
Achieving certification requires Anantara Bophut to commit to improving their sustainability practices by at least 3% year-on-year in accordance with the Green Globe Standard for Travel & Tourism. While celebrating their success this year, they are fully aware that there are more opportunities for improvement in operating more sustainably in an ever-changing global climate. Their commitment to doing business with a responsible mindset augurs well for the longevity of the whole organization and the industry.
About Anantara Bophut Resort & Spa Koh Samui
Anantara Bophut Resort & Spa is ideally located on the glorious white sands of Bophut Beach on Koh Samui’s northern coast, offering guests luxury comforts coupled with world-renowned Thai hospitality. Enjoy water sports on the Gulf of Thailand’s placid warm waters while residing at the elegant Samui resort. Soak in the sun by Anantara’s infinity-edge pool or on Bophut’s soft white sand. Unwind with one of the specially-developed Anantara spa packages. Dine on fiery Thai curries and handmade Italian pastas overlooking the ocean.
Every room features a bathtub for two, which opens onto a spacious bedroom that is brought to life by southern Thai artwork and décor. A wealth of leisure facilities and experiences from windsurfing and sailing to spa, beach yoga, reiki, tennis, cooking classes, and area excursions help to make the most of Koh Samui’s stunning natural and cultural attractions. In short, Anantara Bophut Resort & Spa brings all of the island’s riches with Anantara’s distinctive gracefulness.
Contact: Manish Jha, General Manager, Anantara Bophut Resort & Spa, Koh Samui, 99/9 Moo 1, Bophut Bay, Amphur Koh Samui, Surat Thani 84320, THAILAND, Phone: +66 (0) 77 428300-9, Fax: +66 (0) 77 428310
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