Eco Hotel Spotlight - Baker's Cay Resort
by Lola Méndez
Tourists are eager to be ethically conscious during their travels and are willing to pay 33 percent more if their trip had ethical components. Our new monthly feature will highlight eco-hotels we’ve had the chance to personally visit and vet. These properties prove that traveling with environmental sustainability at the forefront doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice an idyllic resort experience, comfortable amenities, or upscale experiences.
Baker’s Cay Resort Key Largo is part of the Curio Collection by Hilton. The beautiful property offers 200 guest rooms and suites equipped with balconies. The property has two swimming pools, a 24-hour fitness center, and a restaurant. The gorgeous property serves as an incubator for Hilton’s sustainability efforts.
Green efforts at the eco-conscious accommodation include furniture built from responsibly harvested wood, canvas laundry bags, shampoo, conditioner, and body wash from LATHER. Additional toiletries are packaged in recycled materials and soy inks.
Key Largo is the dive capital of the world and you can see incredible coral reef and aquatic life within the nearby John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park. Guests can protect themselves from sunburn and coral from bleaching with Steam2Sea sunscreen available at the towel station.
JustWater plant fiber water bottles are placed in each guest room and water refill stations are available throughout the property. Guests may purchase reusable aluminum bottles with bamboo lids which benefit the efforts of the Coral Restoration Foundation (CRF). Staff can coordinate visits to CRF, the Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center, and The Sea Turtle Hospital.
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