A Tropical Paradise for the Eco-Conscious Traveler
Nestled at the far edge of the world, the Misool Eco Resort is a dream brought to life by visionaries Andrew and Marit Miners. This exquisite resort is not just a destination; it’s a sanctuary for both the environment and your soul. Andrew and Marit have turned a former shark finning camp into an oasis of sustainability and ethical tourism.
Preserving the Riches of the Ocean
One of the most remarkable achievements at Misool is the sanctuary’s commitment to preserving the world’s richest reefs. Over a five-year period, they recorded a staggering 250% increase in fish biomass, a testament to their unwavering dedication. The 300,000-acre Marine Reserve surrounding the resort is home to some of the planet’s most biodiverse reefs.
In 2005, Andrew and Marit initiated their ‘No-Take Zone’ policy, prohibiting all forms of harmful fishing practices, including cyanide fishing, bombing, shark finning, and the harvesting of turtle eggs and shellfish. This policy has allowed marine biodiversity to thrive and ensures that future generations will continue to benefit from these stunning ecosystems.
Beyond Conservation: Sustainable Luxury
Misool Eco Resort embodies sustainable luxury. It’s constructed from reclaimed hardwood, offering a luxurious yet eco-friendly ambiance. The resort provides valuable local employment opportunities, supporting the nearby communities. The entire Marine Protected Area, which is twice the size of Singapore, is patrolled by Misool’s own Ranger Patrol, financed by their sister nonprofit, the Misool Foundation.
A Retreat for Everyone
Whether you’re a diver or a nature enthusiast, Misool Eco Resort welcomes you with open arms. The House Reef, a shore dive, is easily accessible from the resort’s premises, and divers can explore this underwater wonderland. But it’s not just for divers; it’s a haven for all who seek to reconnect with nature.
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A Welcoming and Inclusive Environment
Misool Eco Resort takes pride in being gay-friendly, embracing diversity, equity, and inclusion. Every guest is welcomed with warmth and respect.
Dining by the Beach
Imagine savoring a candlelight dinner by the beach, with an array of local and organic fare. At Misool, you’ll experience the taste of sustainability, a blend of flavors that reflect the resort’s commitment to the environment and local communities.
The Misool Foundation
The Misool Foundation, an integral part of the resort, is on a mission to safeguard the world’s most biodiverse reefs. They empower local communities to reclaim their traditional tenureship of reefs, combining environmental, social, and educational elements for a holistic approach to conservation.
Your Eco-Adventure Awaits
If you’re seeking a slice of paradise that lets you reconnect with nature while making a positive impact, Misool Eco Resort is your answer. It’s not just a destination; it’s a dream realized, a testament to what passion and determination can achieve.
Plan Your Stay at Misool Eco Resort
Ready to embark on your eco-adventure? Your concierge is prepared to assist you in planning and completing your reservation.
Misool Eco Resort is more than a getaway; it’s a commitment to sustainability and the preservation of our planet’s most precious ecosystems. Experience nature, luxury, and purpose, all in one magical place.
This Column in the Sustainable Travel series is by Liam Marais. Each Week ESG News offers readers and experts a chance to share experience and insight on sustainable travel. Email here if you are interested in submitting an article [email protected]