The SPA Retreat Boutique Hotel paid careful attention to procurement and supply in our use of natural resources found on the tropical island of Jamaica in the construction of the property. Everything from the organic foods to the wood detailing, cut stone and thatch roofs has given the resort character and allowed for the property to have an authentic and refined feel.
The SPA Retreat Boutique Hotel consciously monitors water usage to ensure the resource is never being wasted. We are continuously collecting rain water to irrigate all of our grounds as another water conservation tactic. Top of the line sump pumps have also been installed in all locations to collect excess water in order to reuse the water for grounds maintenance. The property is also equipped with energy efficient lighting as well as heating and cooling systems. Our “lights off” policy is strongly implemented whenever possible. Furthermore, natural light and ocean breeze replaces electrical lights and air conditioning whenever possible.
The SPA strives to act as a positive addition to the areas in which they serve, operating under the belief that community empowerment is essential in contributing to a positive change in the social environment. The SPA works to attain this by supporting and educating our next generation of youths.
The SPA Retreat Boutique Hotel employs upwards of 30 local employees. Each employee is highly trained through our Entrepreneur Training Development Program. Quarterly excursions to expert trade shows as well as monthly meetings and weekly in house training ensure that staff is on the cutting edge within the industry. We aim to positively impact the Jamaican tourist industry by creating jobs and participating in local trade though investment in local farmers and distributors.
Tyler (age 5, grade 1), Jamie (age 10, grade 6) and Omario (age 12, grade 7), are residents of West End Road in Negril, Jamaica. The SPA Team has sponsored these bright young men since the beginning stages of construction of The SPA Retreat Boutique Hotel property in October of 2009. Contributing to a safe home environment was the first crucial step, raising their home on cinder blocks to protect from environmental risks and a fresh coat of paint to lift spirits, in addition to clean sheets and blankets and oil lamps for reading. Further to this, Tyler, Jamie and Omario continue to receive books, uniforms, shoes and most importantly their school semester fees from The SPA Family.
We are proud members of Pack for a Purpose, an initiative that allows travelers like you to make a lasting impact in the community at your travel destination. If you save just a few kilos of space in your suitcase and bring supplies for area schools or medical clinics in need, you'll make a priceless impact in the lives of our local children and families. Please click the link below to see what supplies are needed for our project/projects.
Our Blue Mahoe Restaurant interns UTECH students from their renowned Culinary Program to provide genuine work experience for aspiring Chefs. The SPA Retreat is also proud to support the Caribbean Culinary Network.
By working together to empower the youth in our communities and around the globe we can build the foundation of trust and begin to fill the gaps. The SPA remains focused on maintaining constructive relationships within their communities. The objective is to raise awareness on local and global issues in order to inspire action.
-The SPA Family