Our approach to conservation is real and practical. We do not believe in boasting about small gestures in an attempt to justify calling ourselves an eco-inspired resort. We actually prefer not to be referred to as an eco-resort as it is almost impossible to run a resort with zero negative impact on such a small remote island. What we do hope, is that the projects we run will more than compensate for that impact.
At Barefoot Kuata we have singled out a number of projects that we firmly believe will benefit the environment and local communities. The health of the coral reefs surrounding the Yasawa Islands is of paramount importance to the future well-being of the Yasawa people. For generations they have survived primarily from using coral reefs as a food source. Now in the modern age, as they look to improve their lives, the main source of income is tourism – and a key ingredient to encouraging tourism is healthy coral reefs.