Living up to its name the Natura Beach is a hotel with a strong environmental ethos:
The characteristic low-profile design of the hotel buildings and their distance from the beach are part of our effort of not imposing upon the surrounding environment.
Water conservation and sewage treatment:
A separate piping network provides ground water from our own well to lavatories thus saving valuable drinking water. The ground water is also used for the irrigation of our plantations and herb gardens. All waste water is collected in a sophisticated on-site biological treatment station and the treated water is used for irrigating the lawns. Guests can help in our efforts by choosing when to change towels and by refraining from throwing solid waste or chemicals in the drain.
A solar panel system ensures that for most of the year no fuel at all is used for heating the water. Economy light bulbs are used in all rooms and common areas. The air-conditioning units will go off when the glass doors to the balcony or terrace are not well shut avoiding wasteful use. Air-conditioning and all lighting in the bedrooms will also go off when the key holder is removed from the slot when the guest is away.
The absence of bright lights and water sports on the beach is in recognition of the fact that the Polis Bay is a breeding ground for Sea Turtles (both the Careta Careta and the Chelonia Mitas). Turtle nests are monitored and protected. Our front office can provide information and advise on ways that hotel guests can get involved.
The hotel plantations, on the left and right of the buildings, provide most of the vegetables and fruit used by our kitchen. Depending on the season guests can participate in olive and orange picking. The small animal farm is an attraction for children and also provides for some of our requirements for meat and eggs.
Occasional lectures and slide shows on the nature of Cyprus and guided walks to the Akamas Peninsula nature reserve are organized by the hotel and are freely open to all guests.
A little local knowledge goes a long way. It turns a good holiday into a truly memorable one. We choose tour operators with a deep connection with special places - people who live and work in the destination and who have fallen in love with it.
So travelling with them is not just a brief stay somewhere, it's a real connection with the people, the landscape, the culture and the environment. It's like really living somewhere and enjoying the peace and quiet or the pace and excitement of the place as much as the people who live there do.
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