The Playa Linda Beach Resort aims to operate in an environmentally friendly manner. Playa Linda has shown initiatives to work in a more sustainable way over the last decade. Playa Linda is ISO 14001 certified since 2004. This prestigious certification is globally accepted as showing the commitment a company has with its environment. Playa Linda always strives to maintain a certain quality of management and our employee are always looking for better ways to come up with ecologically bound based improvements. We see it as our duty to keep our island clean and beautiful as it is.
Key points of our environment policy are written down below:
- 4 R's mentality: reduce, reuse, recycle and rethink
Our daily policy is based on this mentality. We recycle where possible and try to reduce energy and water usage on daily base.
- Green Week: Activity week
Playa Linda organizes a green week to evaluate, improve and make plans for our green policy. Different workshops and presentations are given to fresh up and keep focus on the environmental aspect of our resort.
- Recycling contests
Employees are challenged to collect and recycle different materials. They earn eco-points which can be exchanged for vouchers. This contributes to a better environment and involvement.
- Clean a mile
Here at Playa Linda we are dedicated to protect and preserve our climate and we are committed to raise awareness of our guest. By keeping the beaches, grounds and streets clean we contribute to maintain a healthy and pleasant environment to stay and work at.
- Pack for a Purpose
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 take supplies for the projects we support in need, you’ll make a priceless impact in the lives of our local children and families. We work with Casa Cuna and the Animal Relief Foundation.Casa Cuna Progreso Foundation is a children's home society that helps children in need between 0-6 years. Animal Relief Foundation works to eliminate the street animal population through sterilization, adoption and education. Please click here to see what supplies are needed for our projects.
- Other Initiatives
- Green Team
- Sustainability training
- Beach and ocean cleaning
- Participant AHATA Recycled Art Competition
Awards & Certificates
Playa Linda Beach Resort is also the only resort at Palm Beach with the distinction of being an ISO 14001 certified Resort, an honor shared with only six hotels in Aruba. ISO 14001 specifies the requirements of an environmental management system (EMS) for small to large organizations. An EMS is a systemic approach to handling environmental issues within an organization. The ISO 14001 standard is based on the Plan-Check-Do-Review-Improve cycle.
- RCI Gold Crown Award
Playa Linda Beach Resort has won the RCI Gold Crown Award for twenty-oneconsecutive years (1992-2014), a designation given to resorts that have attained the highest level of excellence in resort accommodations and hospitality.
- Certificate of excellence - Tripadvisor - 2013-2014, 2016
The TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence honors select accommodations, attractions, and restaurants that consistently demonstrate a commitment to hospitality excellence.
- Premier status - Interval International 2005-2014
Premier resorts provide an outstanding vacation experience, with state-of-the-art conveniences, and modern features and appointments.
- Five-Leaf system
The Five-Leaf system is a means of gauging the eco-friendly nature of hotels, whatever their rating on the five-star system.