April 22 is the day to celebrate Earth Day. This global event is held each year on the same day, April 22. The Earth Day website coordinates a variety of events worldwide. More than one billion people take part in events, including various educational and environmental initiatives. This year’s theme is “Invest in our planet” and includes efforts to protect wildlife, prevent pollution, and reduce the effects of climate change. But, the celebrations don’t stop there.
There are many more ways to show your support for Earth Day.
For this year’s Earth Day, Amante Ibiza has gone green. It has embraced the SLOW food movement and champions wellness through gastronomy. The chef’s menu incorporates ingredients from their organic vegetable garden and the land of local farmers and fishermen. The restaurant also offers yoga and pilates classes in the morning and squeezed juices. There’s a lot to celebrate on this Earth Day.
The restaurant serves locally-grown produce and is dedicated to a vegetarian diet. The menu features a range of fresh produce and a distinctly modern design. The seasonal produce, including Piel de Sapo (Frog Skin Melon), is also used in the dishes and cocktails. Local herbs and lime go well with the fruit, while rum pairs beautifully with the sweet flavour of the frog-skin melon.
The restaurant has a zero-waste policy and sources the majority of its produce from its own organic garden. It also sources meat from local farmers. The dishes include a sauteed ensemble of mixed vegetables with goat cheese and other organic ingredients. The restaurant also serves a generous breakfast spread, complete with locally-grown fruit, fresh juices and whole grain pastries. The restaurant is committed to promoting environmental awareness and has recently been awarded the ‘Best Fine Dining Restaurant’ category by the Ibiza Travel Guide.
Amante Ibiza celebrates Earth Day with a special menu highlighting the importance of sustainable seafood. The restaurant’s location overlooks the cliffs of Cala Sol Den Serra, a hidden bay in Ibiza. The ammonite-shaped salon is set amid fragrant pine trees and overlooks the bay. Its eclectic mix of dishes includes paellas, California sushi, Thai-style chicken, and a gastronomic menu that is fit for any palette.
Bucuti & Tara
Bucuti & Tara Beach Resort in Aruba recently became the first carbon-neutral hotel in the Caribbean. Following the CarbonNeutral Protocol, the hotel has achieved net-zero greenhouse gas emissions. The hotel’s guests leave virtually no carbon footprint, and any shortfall is made up for with carbon credits from the local Vader Piet wind farm. The carbon-neutrality certification demonstrates the resort’s commitment to environmental sustainability.
To mark Earth Day, the hotel’s team hosts a variety of activities. Guests can participate in movie screenings and recycling activities and even get side-by-side massages. Guests can even get their private room to watch films under the stars at the resort. They can even enjoy yoga sessions in the morning, complete with 360-degree ocean views. Guests are also encouraged to plant a tree or join a clean-up project.
Biemans first began his environmental work when he opened Bucuti Beach Resort in Aruba in 1987. He became concerned about the growing use of the island’s natural resources, especially its pristine powdery white sand beaches. Tourism has rapidly become the island’s largest industry, accounting for approximately 90% of the island’s GDP. Seeing the potential for the resort to help the environment, the Austrian Biemans decided to start from within his property. He began rallying the community to make the most of the island’s natural resources. By actively engaging the local government, Bucuti & Tara has earned the title of UN Lighthouse Activity.
As a top Aruba honeymoon and wedding destination, Bucuti & Tara Beach Resorts have embraced the environment and are committed to sustainable practices. The eco-friendly property has hosted 60 couples from 26 countries in 2010 alone. In addition, they have the distinction of hosting couples from every continent and country. To celebrate Earth Day, Bucuti & Tara Beach Resorts take a few steps. You’ll be thrilled with your honeymoon or romantic getaway.
Conrad Maldives Rangali Island
When they arrive at the luxurious Conrad Maldives Rangali Island, guests are reminded of Earth Day. Located on an idyllic island, the resort offers many amenities and services, including an award-winning spa, water villas and an underwater restaurant. The island is also home to one of the largest wine lists in the region, featuring up to 1,400 labels. The hotel’s spa is a highlight, and guests rave about its treatments.
In addition to the resort’s luxurious accommodations, the beautiful surroundings have inspired the creation of its award-winning cocktail menu. A global cocktail consultant, Grant Collins created a series of drinks inspired by the island’s tropical surroundings. Inspired by local ingredients, the cocktails are unique twists on classic cocktails. Guests were allowed to learn how to prepare these drinks and sample them afterwards. They’re a great way to honour Earth Day.
A recent trip to the island was made even more special with the addition of an eco-journey. The Conrad Maldives Rangali Island has partnered with environmental organization Parley For The Oceans and renowned artist John K. Melvin to promote the island’s commitment to a no-single-use plastic policy. As a result, the hotel is also offering products made by Parley. The island’s commitment to the environment was also apparent with installing a giant blue sphere made of 5,500 plastic bottles.
Four Seasons Hotel at The Surf Club
A visit to the Four Seasons Hotel at The Surf Club is an amazing way to celebrate the planet, and not just because you can indulge in delicious cuisine. The hotel partnered with a company called Clean the World, which processes leftover liquid amenities and sends them to less-developed regions. It also works with local farms to serve fresh fruits and vegetables, and it uses a machine called Orca for food waste, which turns into clean water.
The original Surf Club, founded in 1930 by tyre tycoon Harvey Firestone, has a rich history. The original Surf Club was a glamorous, exclusive club where guests could enjoy poolside fashion shows, late-night boxing galas, elephant parties, and alcohol on the beach during Prohibition. Famous guests include Mohammad Reza Shah of Iran and Winston Churchill.
The Surf Club once hosted extravagant parties and was a social hub for Hollywood celebrities. The Four Seasons Hotel at The Surf Club has converted the original club’s aesthetics into a contemporary haven. The lobby is filled with natural light, allowing guests to unwind with a refreshing drink. The oceanfront hotel also has an on-site spa and yoga classes. So whether you plan to stay at the hotel for a weekend or spend an entire week here, you’re guaranteed a memorable vacation.
Hilton London Bankside
The hotel hosts an Earth Day celebration every year, and this year, it’s all about green. The hotel features a vegan suite with pineapple-based plant-leather cushions. In addition to a vegan pillow menu, the minibar is stocked with vegan snacks and treats. There’s also designated vegan seating in the hotel’s restaurant—the suites cost upwards of $800 a night. Vegans also can choose from one of three restaurant menus.
The hotel also has a children’s program and a public art installation. Kids can explore the ocean, learn about marine life, and help protect the beach. There’s also a giant haystack where they can take pictures with the animals. The Hilton London Bankside’s events are free and open to the public. Room rates start at PS153 a night, including breakfast. The event is held from 10 am to 2 pm.
One of the best ways to celebrate Earth Day is to celebrate it at Ikos Aria, a luxurious all-inclusive resort in Kos. Guests can choose from 370 luxurious rooms and suites, each with a private balcony, garden, and individual swimming pool. The hotel’s lobby features warm earth tones and spacious, airy spaces with breathtaking views. The resort also features a number of lounges and egg-shaped rattan chairs.
Guests can participate in eco-learning activities for kids, developed in collaboration with NGO Planet Agents. Eco-adventures for kids and teens encourage kids to learn about the environment and the local produce. The resort’s Kids Club and Just4Teens club also host eco-adventures for children and teens that highlight the area’s rich diversity. In addition, guests can enjoy a delicious, healthy meal while being in the lap of nature.
Guests of Ikos Aria can also take part in activities that promote fitness, including yoga, volleyball, and TRX. Kids can also participate in kid-friendly activities, like a kids’ disco and a white party. The resort’s beach was spacious but not overly large, making it one of the best beaches in the Ikos chain. Guests can also enjoy a cocktail or two on the beach before heading to bed.