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Fish swimming in Nassau Paradise Island
June 8, 2023

World Ocean Day

On World Ocean Day, we celebrate the splendor of The Bahamas' pristine coastline, abundant marine life, flourishing plants, and vibrant flowers. These unique natural resources form a breathtaking landscape that distinguishes our nation. As we observe this special occasion, it is crucial to emphasize the significance of conservation and sustainability for Nassau Paradise Island, particularly in preserving our precious water resources. Discover the dedicated individuals, initiatives, and collaborations that are actively working to safeguard our paradise for future generations.

Celebrating World Ocean Day

June 8, 2023

Our Partners In Action

Atlantis Blue Project Foundation

The Atlantis Blue Project Foundation is a private nonprofit organization committed to protecting and preserving Bahamian coral reefs, marine species, and ecosystems through scientific research, education, and community initiatives. Working in partnership with The Bahamas National Trust and The Nature Conservancy, the Blue Project Foundation has helped to grow the protected areas west of Abaco from 185,000 acres to 1.4 million acres. Coral grown in Atlantis’ coral nurseries helped to replenish reefs damaged during Hurricane Matthew. Atlantis is celebrating World Ocean Day all month long in June, learn more about their initiatives.

Baha Mar Foundation

Founded on the pillars of Community, Culture, and Conservation, the Baha Mar Foundation leads sustainable conservation efforts, celebrates authentic Bahamian traditions and arts, and works to strengthen the community through improvements to education. One of their sustainability initiatives, The Sanctuary, allows Baha Mar guests and visitors to participate in hands-on activities such as safe animal encounters and feedings in a fun, educational environment. At the Conservation Center, guests learn about the challenges facing the Bahamian environment as well as exploring possible solutions to common environmental concerns. 

Sandals Foundation

The Sandals Foundation strives to protect Nassau’s breathtaking ecosystem by empowering guests, communities, and Sandals Resorts team members to effect conservation practices. The philanthropic organization aided the development of the island’s very first environmental science curriculum for primary schools and partners with organizations such as the Bahamas National Trust to protect conch fisheries and national parks that contribute to coastal protection. Through continued involvement in active invasive species management, sea turtle conservation, and coral restoration, the Foundation remains committed to ensuring our Caribbean waters will be vibrant with generations of stewards to lead the charge.

The Ocean Club’s Sustainability Commitment

The Ocean Club, A Four Seasons Resort, Bahamas is committed to preserving and regeneration the environment through sustainable operations practices and programming. Guests are invited to explore eco-friendly options like bicycle transportation and vegan/vegetarian menu items, while local, sustainable, and responsibly sourced seafood and eggs are always on the menu. The Ocean Club employees lead quarterly beach cleanups, and the resort supports organizations such as Bahamas National Trust, a nonprofit, nongovernment organizations dedicated to protection the Bahamian environment. 

Sustainability at Rosewood Baha Mar

Rosewood Baha Mar participates in the Rosewood Sustains brand initiative – a commitment to delivering memorable experiences with a positive impact on the environment and climate. Rosewood Baha Mar has aligned with Baha Mar’s overall conservation efforts, including protecting the coral reefs surrounding The Bahamas through BREEF, providing guests the opportunity to offset their carbon footprint during travel with the resort’s CHOOOSE partnership, and recycling all glassware and aluminum from the F&B and Culinary departments.