Mr. and Mrs. Cothran`s dream became a reality when Little Arches Boutique Hotel opened its doors in 2002. Located at one of the best unspoiled Barbados beaches, this little gem has emerged as a top Caribbean destination and a tenacious leader in sustainable tourism and community service.
“At Little Arches we are committed to preserving our environment,” said Sandra Edwards, General Manager at Little Arches. “We believe that we should be responsible for ensuring that a legacy is left for our children, and collectively contribute to making the world a better place. We take pride in complying with the Green Globe standards in many ways. Being responsible means that our chef sources local fresh produce, all our staff members are local Bajans, eco-friendly practices, such as composting, reducing, reusing, and recycling are implemented throughout the property.”
The team at Little Arches does all within their power to conserve the natural eco systems and habitats, with special concerns for the near shore environment and coral reefs. Beach clean-ups and educational seminars, raising awareness for environmental concerns, are organized by the hotel on a regular basis.
“Giving Back” is part of the philosophy at Little Arches, and the hotel works closely with the Variety Club of Barbados, dedicated to supporting the sick, disadvantaged and disabled children of Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean. The charity provides sunshine coaches for the Children`s Development Center, The Chancellor School, The Ursaline Schools, and the Sunshine Early Stimulation Center in Barbados.
Little Arches is a proud member of the “Pack for a Purpose” initiative, which encourages travelers to utilize space in their luggage to provide supplies to the communities they visit. “Small Space, Little Effort, Big Impact” – travelers can check on the specific needs requested by community projects to choose exactly what to pack for a purpose, and to express gratitude to the local community with the supplies they bring.
“Through the `Pack for a Purpose` program we support public schools situated in most of the 11 parishes of Barbados, serving 360 children between the ages of 3 and 13 years old. Our guests can make a priceless impact in the lives of our local children by bringing supplies for area schools in need. Philanthropy can be part of your vacation,” added Sandra Edwards.
ABOUT LITTLE ARCHES BOUTIQUE HOTEL
Little Arches is one of the most distinctive boutique hotels on Barbados. Nestled on a south coast hideaway bay, an intimate haven of just 10 rooms and suites is set across from the flawless white sands of Enterprise Beach. This adult-only gem is affiliated with Condé Nast Johansens and main features are the fusion cuisine dishes, from Café Luna, its rooftop restaurant recognized in top categories by Zagat Guide. Celebrated accolades achieved by Little Arches include the Barbados Hotel&Tourism Association Presidents` Award 2010 Hotel of the Year and 2013 Restaurant of the Year. Consecutive awards garnered by the property from TripAdvisor® are Travelers` Choice Award 2009 Best Luxury World&Best Luxury Mexico/Caribbean; 2010 Best Luxury Mexico/Caribbean; 2012 Top 25 Best Service Caribbean; 2013 Top 25 Small Hotels Caribbean; 2014 Top 25 Small Hotels Caribbean; 2014 Top 25 Hotels for Romance Caribbean and the Certificate of Excellence Award 2011, 2012 and 2013.
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ABOUT GREEN GLOBE CERTIFICATION
Green Globe Certification is the worldwide sustainability system based on internationally-accepted criteria for sustainable operation and management of travel and tourism businesses. Operating under a worldwide license, Green Globe Certification is based in California, USA, and is represented in over 83 countries. Green Globe Certification is a member of the Global Sustainable Tourism Council, supported by the United Nations Foundation. For information, visit www.greenglobe.com