Sustainable Travel

Zeavola Resort

- Thailand
  • Main problem:
    Environmental pollution
  • Subproblem:
    Mass tourism and plastic pollution
  • Consequence:
    Need for environmental protection
  • Solution:
    Establishment of sustainability and environmental commitment

Zeavola is a luxury barefoot resort that takes pleasure in stepping back to simplicity on the beautiful Koh Phi Phi Don island, Hat NopparatThara-Ko Phi Phi National Park, in the Andaman Sea.  The Phi Phi Islands are probably most famed for the Leonardo di Caprio film ‘The Beach’ which was released back in 2002.  There has been worldwide media coverage about the damage that has caused by mass-tourism and day trippers visiting the famed Maya Bay and its subsequent closure. Florian Hallerman, the custodian of Zeavola, is a keen environmentalist and has made tremendous changes within the resort. 
A relatively simple project of replacing plastic packaging for deliveries that comes from the mainland of Thailand or Phuket each week saves a staggering 260kg per year.  Implementing his own drinking water bottling plant, and #refillmybottle water stations throughout the resort reduce single-use plastic bottles by 120,000 per year.  Following water purification methods designed by His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej, the late King of Thailand, over 280 million litres of water is filtered each year.  These results for such a small resort are staggering.

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