CANEEL BAY RESORT
BY KELLY FILIPPONE
he idea of sustainability has become an
important responsibility of our industry today,
many hotels and destinations promote initiatives
and are constantly looking for ways to make a
difference in their
region and show
guests that they care. One definition
of sustainable tourism that is
widely used: "meets the needs of
present tourists and host regions
while protecting and enhancing
opportunities for the future."
Caneel Bay Resort in St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands, has been
concerned with sustainability since its doors opened back
The grounds of Caneel Bay Resort were discovered by
Laurance Rockefeller while sailing around the Caribbean
with his family more than 60 years
ago. Rockefeller instantly fell in love
with the beauty of St. John and began
buying up land in order to protect it.
A dedicated environmentalist and
preservationist, he could be one of the
earliest promoters of sustainability.
Caneel Bay in St. John's.
@MPIGNY SPRING 2014
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