Coco Collection has donated a vacation for two at Coco Bodu Hithi to CREST’s annual Valentine’s Day Eco-Auction. Visit the auction website here to place your own bid – and you might soon bask in the tropical sun on your very own private sundeck while supporting a responsible approach to international tourism! The romantic island getaway not only includes 7 nights accommodation in one of our Escape Water Residences, but also daily breakfast and dinner at AIR Restaurant, round-trip speedboat transfers, one complimentary dinner under the Pergola, a snorkel excursion with the resident marine biologist, and a massage treatment at our own Coco Spa. Hurry to bid now, as auction bids will only be accepted until Tuesday, February 11, 2pm EST!
CREST – The Center for Responsible Travel – is working to minimize the negative environmental impacts of travel and tourism. Bidding on a wonderful, eco-vacation is a win-win-win, as it helps advance the mission of CREST, allows you to take a unique and responsible vacation, and positively impacts the places you will visit.
We at Coco Collection believe that our most important duty is to protect our environment. We are incredibly blessed with extraordinary natural beauty at Coco Bodu Hithi, Coco Palm Dhuni Kolhu, and at our private island retreat Coco Privé Kuda Hithi. To ensure that not only our current guests but future visitors alike can enjoy the abundance of marine life under water, the verdant jungles on our islands, and the crystal clear waters surrounding us, we have implemented a number of environmental initiatives on our islands – like the reduction of plastic available at the resorts, the implementation of a strict recycling system, the production of our own Coco Water, sustainable fishing practices, and so much more.
To enforce our reach beyond our own islands we support other organizations which embrace similar goals to ours, and one of these is CREST – The Center for Responsible Travel. The Center for Responsible Travel is a non-profit research institution whose mission is to design, monitor, evaluate, and improve ecotourism and sustainable tourism practices and principles. Its policy-oriented research focuses on ecotourism as a tool for poverty alleviation and biodiversity conservation, as well as socially and environmentally responsible tourism practices.
CREST is also running an “I Love Responsible Travel Because…” contest on their facebook page where you can win a romantic weekend getaway in San Francisco – simply submit the reason why you love responsible travel as a 30-60 second video, Photo with or without narrative (250 words maximum), Poem, or Digital Poster to CREST’s facebook page. Terms & Conditions can be looked up here.