Sustainability

At Coconut Reef, we take our environmental responsibilities very seriously. Here on Sint Maarten, we are seeing the direct consequences of global warming every day. There are a lot factors at play, many of which are completely out of our control. What we would like to concentrate on are those small steps that can have an immediate, direct impact on our daily lives and those of our immediate environment. We are constantly re-examining our business practices to find practical measures to lessen our environmental impact.
We can, however, only do so much ourselves. We also need your help when you join us as a guest of Coconut Reef. We are not going to force you to do anything or punish you for not doing something. We simply ask that you review the information below and consider joining our effort to lessen the impact we have on our local environment.

What’s in your sunscreen?

Do you know what is in that cheap sunscreen that you bought at the last minute in the souvenir store? You may be surprised to find that many of those common, readily available off the shelf sunscreen brands contain one, if not several chemicals that may be poisoning coral reefs and the marine animals that inhabit them.
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Ocean Good. Pollution bad.

While it’s not the only thing poisoning our oceans, it’s one of the biggest threats of our generation – Plastic. It’s imperative that we stop dumping plastic into the world’s oceans. Just take a quick tour around the internet. The research and facts are overwhelming. The images are disturbing….
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Take only pictures.

Our tours operate within the confines of two national marine parks. There are certain rules and regulations that we must abide by. These rules are not just there for the sake of mindless bureaucracy, they are in place to ensure that we all get to enjoy the beauty of what nature has to offer…
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