vision/philosophy Our dream is to give our guests a dramatically new destination resort which is based on the philosophy of integrating the local community while formulating environmental awareness and responsibility. We encourage the skilled local workforce to join us to build all structures in a vernacular context and then to eventually join the staff for the operational phase. The traditional materials of local timber, bamboo, natural fibers and palm fronds for roofing are sourced respectfully on the island. Building sites are carefully chosen to, not only maximize the views, but also to ensure all structures sit gently in the land’s contours between the existing trees. Low impact and sustainability are two of our immovable maxims. The resort operates its own permaculture farm where organically grown fruit and vegetables are harvested fresh daily for our kitchens. Free-range chickens, eggs and fresh fish from local fisherman complete the desired menu. Fresh produce filled with vital life energy is key to our food philosophy. Homemade VCO (cold pressed coconut oil) as the perfect food enhancer is the essential ingredient in smoothies and local recipes. This, in combination with local herbs and spices, will not only satisfy every guest but will introduce new culinary experiences. The holistic approach we bring to all aspects of the resort will provide both exposure to and an education about conservation of the land and the sea. To this effort, we have established a foundation which will also contribute funds to the local community to support village projects such as sanitation and education. Our goal is to be a part of the island and its people, not an intruder.