Bound by a common desire to promote and protect the cultures, traditions, ecosystems and environments around our homes across Asia, each Secret Retreats member has signed a pledge to follow our core principles upon joining our organization. Asia is our home, the communities in each destination are our communities, the local cultures and customs, the cuisines and art forms, the local lifestyles and the surrounding nature, these are all equally important to each and every Secret Retreats member to share with the world and to preserve for future generations to come. Take your holiday or vacation in Asia and enjoy the beauty of our Asian homes and experience the essence of Asia with Secret Retreats, safe in the knowledge that you are supporting sustainable and responsible tourism.
The Secret Retreats pledge can be viewed here – Sustainability Pledge
The Secret Retreats Annual Campaign
THE MISOOL FOUNDATION
At Secret Retreats we believe in responsible, sustainable tourism. We encourage and support our hoteliers’ sustainable and responsible tourism actions and focus on one foundation or key action per year in order to raise as much awareness as possible. This year’s foundation partner for our annual campaign is the Misool Foundation who from their home in Raja Ampat, Indonesia have been successfully promoting sustainable tourism and community-based environmental conservation to create an action that we believe will be sustainable, long term and will benefit generations to come. They are doing incredible work but with a marine park of reefs and islands of over 300,000acres to protect, they do need all the help they can get to continue their work.
Every booking made through Secret Retreats’ website or with the Secret Retreats Concierge will directly benefit the foundation with 2USD donated by Secret Retreats for every night booked. Thank-you for your support of this vitally important work and please click here to learn more and to perhaps make your own donation to the Misool Foundation.
Book your Asian adventure, cruise in Asia or holiday or vacation in Asia and support the Misool Foundation here.
Our Members Own Actions and Initiatives
GOLDEN BUDDHA RESORT
A simple sustainable project, local women are invited to collect the apricots in the orchard for free, which they then use to make homemade apricot jam. The hotel purchases this jam for its own use, and guests are also welcome to buy some to take home with them.