The plight of sea turtles and their potentially bleak future is hardly any secret.
For millions of years, these beloved animals have been a vital part of ocean ecosystems. But today, they’re on the brink of extinction, according to Oceana, the world’s largest international advocacy organisation dedicated solely to ocean conservation.
Turtle Beach Resort, Barbados
The easternmost Caribbean island of Barbados is home to more turtles than any other island in the region. From native leatherbacks and hawksbill turtles to the colorful sponges and flying fish, Barbados’ oceans are teeming with lively marine life.
Situated on a 1,500 foot-stretch of pearly white coastline is Turtle Beach Resort, a Green Globe-certified, family-friendly all-inclusive property.
In collaboration with the Barbados Sea Turtle Project, the resort’s expert team of “Turtle Pioneers” as they’re affectionately known, will teach guests about marine conservation and how to reduce their carbon footprint.
During the summer months, guests are likely to spot hundreds of sea turtle hatchlings and can help the Turtle Pioneers in leading the baby turtles by flashlight back to the ocean after they’ve hatched. Finally, eco-conscious travellers can partake in periodic beach cleanups to keep Barbados’ shores tidy and the oceans free of debris.
Elegant Hotels Group plc (LON:EHG) operates nine award winning resorts on the island of Barbados. Set on the most desirable of the island’s beaches, they offer styles to suit every taste, from classic to contemporary, wellness, family-friendly to adults-only and bed & breakfast to premium all-inclusive.