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Boardwalk's Sustainability Pledge and Do Good Program

Boardwalk’s mission goes hand in hand with our sustainability efforts and social responsibility. We are one with our Island and our people, our community, and we want to protect and uplift our Aruban nature and heritage. 

 In April 2021 Boardwalk Boutique Hotel Aruba received the Gold Certification status for its green hotel operations by TraveLife, an internationally recognized sustainability certification program.

Boardwalk Travelife Gold Status

    ECO FRIENDLY OPERATIONS

    • Paperless office & operations 
    • Mobile key cards instead of plastic key cards
    • Dispensers with locally made Aruba Aloe bath products
    • Linen and towel reuse program 
    • Biodegradable and environmentally friendly detergents
    • Sorting and recycling of plastics, paper & carton, glassware & converting garden green waste into compost
    • Green Buildings with 100% LED lighting & ultra-inverter air-conditioning units running on 80 solar panels
    • Eco-friendly salt solution in our pools 
    • Water-saving toilets, showerheads and faucets
    • Water filtration system to water the hotel’s tropical gardens
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    SUPPORTING THE LOCAL COMMUNITY

    • Sourcing locally whenever possible
    • Promoting local restaurants, activities, artists, cultural events, traditions, initiatives
    • Food donation program benefiting Aruba’s Foodbank 
    • Support local fundraisers 
    • Offering a safe & healthy work environment with fair wages and balance between work and personal life 
    • Safeguarding a big fun factor at work 
    • Promoting learning by offering regular training and courses 
    • Involving guests in sustainability with our Do-Good program

    PROTECTING AND PRESERVING ARUBA’S NATURE & HERITAGE

    • Informing guests of our code of conduct in regards to nature protection: don’t drive on beaches, nor take shells home, nor disturb wildlife
    • Not promoting activities that can disturb or damage nature such as ATV tours
    • Adopting local trees for a second life in our hotel gardens 
    • Maintaining hotels gardens to ensure a rich environment for local flora & fauna to live 
    • Participating in Beach cleanups
    • Promoting Aruba's heritage through treasure maps, social media history posts and recommending off the beaten path places

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    • Using water-saving toilets and water reducers in all showerheads and faucets in all of our casitas, along with an extensive water filtration system to water the hotel’s tropical gardens. All efforts combined are resulting in water savings of 60%
    • All lighting on the property, in all buildings, rooms and in our gardens is 100% LED, resulting in electricity savings of 90%
    • All air-conditioning units are ultra inverter A/Cs resulting in electricity savings by 60%
    • All 32 newly constructed casitas are Green Buildings, built with Insulated Concrete Forms (ICF) walls, insulated floor slabs and insulated sandwich panel roofs, resulting in savings on energy and overall high efficiency
    • 80 solar panels were installed on our Lobby roof to provide green energy; all 32 new green buildings are 100% powered by solar energy
    • All bathrooms have in-room dispensers with locally made Aruba Aloe bath products, resulting in a steep reduction of plastic waste by not offering individual plastic soap bottle
    • Using biodegradable and environmentally friendly detergents and ECOLAB cleaning products which are proven to be better for the environment as well as the health of our housekeeping staff
    • Sourcing local suppliers and materials thus reducing our carbon footprint and contributing to a sustainable economic system in Aruba
    • Using an eco-friendly salt solution in our pools that meet high quality standards, resulting in a greener way to keep the pool water clean than using other chemicals and chlorine-based solutions 
    • All employees receive regular training and support on how they can help the hotel manage its environmental issues
    • Sorting and recycling of plastics, paper & carton, glassware 
    • Garden's green waste is converted into compost, generating ca. 700 kg of compost per year
    • Hotel's lush gardens generate approximately 100 tons of oxygen per year, a nice addition to Aruba's desert climate

    Update Child Policy

    As of June 2022;

    - Now welcoming children of 12 years and up.

    - Existing reservations with children under the age of 12 will be honored.