Hibiscus Valley Inn takes pride and great responsibility to fulfil all aspects of what is required to be allowed to be called an Eco-tourism accommodation. We do not use the concept ecotourism as simply a selling tool!
We are certified by the Ecoclub, which means that we fulfil all four criterions required to be able to call us an ecotourism accommodation:
“Take nothing but photos, leave nothing but footprints”
Environmentally sustainable: Hibiscus Valley Inn is one of the few accommodations in Dominica that is using the ecotourism concept all the way out, by using solar cells ( partly) for electricity. We use fresh spring water from a spring in the mountains that we tested in Sweden for purity. We take care of all disposal to reduce the impact on nature etc. Compost for our organic vegetable garden.
Promoting Environmental & Cultural Education: Our guide will share the Dominican cultural heritage with our guests. Further aspects of Hibiscus Valley Inn´s support is that we arrange the possibility to meet a Kalinago family where the Kalinago naturally get increased the general knowledge of the last remaining Kalinago people in the world.
Conservation – supporting the local community: Hibiscus Valley Inn are very cautious not to disturb the well-being of the local Kalinago Indians. We support both parts of the local community in ways of employment and education. Hibiscus Valley Inn is planning a major sponsor project with two schools in the surrounding area; one in Marigot and one in the Kalinago territory. Our objective is to teach students the importance of ecological farming, showing them that a market exists for food processed in a nature friendly way.
Benefiting the local community: This factor is supported by what have just been mentioned above with our school project (see photos), only local employment, and cultural visits to the Kalinago territory which naturally benefit the local community in a financial way but also in many other aspects.
Hibiscus Valley Inn was built to melt into the surrounding nature. We want to intrude as little as possible in the lush and exotic environment where we have the privilege to exist.