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Together we can make the change for Curaçao

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Avila Beach Hotel
Preferred Partner of the month December
 

Our goal

Avila Beach Hotel believes that it is important that children (both locals and international tourists) grow up with sustainable values in a playful way. Everything we humans do affects the (underwater) world.
 
Therefore Avila Beach Hotel created 'the Nature Needs Superheroes educational activity' with
E Mucha (means 'The kid' in Papiamento) which is located on our premises. Together with Pedagogical Caregiver Laura Vernooijs, a child will investigate which Superpowers are needed to take care of nature (above and underwater) the best way possible. During the Nature Needs Superheroes activity kids will play games, craft and learn more about the beautiful underwater world on Curacao. Please click here for more information about Nature Needs Superheroes.

Why is Avila Beach Hotel partnering with Water Refill Program Curaçao?

Sustainability is something we gladly see more and more often in the travel industry. Hotels and travel agencies on Curacao are increasingly focusing on this important topic too. The Avila Beach Hotel as well, for many years. It’s the Water Refill Program Curacao’s mission is to reduce the use of single-use plastic water bottles in Curacao and support the community to work together for a sustainable island. Their mission matches exactly with Avila’s mission in creating a more sustainable island and ultimately better world.

Avila Beach Hotel sustainability policy

One of the goals of the Avila Beach Hotel is innovation & sustainability. We try to save energy and recycle as much as possible. We therefore earned the international "Travelife Gold Award" and also the local "Sustainable Innovation Award 2013", which was then awarded for the first time on Curacao by Business Platform Environment.

A higher efficiency is sought after in all business decisions. All opportunities for a better environment and both the well-being of its employees and the Curacao community are being fully exploited. Together we can create a better world, even on a small island such as Curacao.

 

Water Refill Program Curaçao and Avila Beach Hotel join forces to adopt a sustainble goal together

The 'Water Refill Program Curaçao' started out as a pilot in June 2019. During the lockdown, D-TAP by D-Bottle has converted their findings into a renewed policy. Through the 'Water Refill Program', there is a broader commitment to a more sustainable Curaçao, both short term and long term. The Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations became the compass of the program.

 

Core values of the program are:
1. Environmental protection

2. Social development

3. Economic Development

 

Based on these core values, 10 sustainability objectives have been set up. Avila Beach Hotel  is going to focus on two of these 10 sustainability goals, namely 'Life below water and Life on land'.

 

 

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Where to buy your bottle in Curaçao

Scan & Go 

D-TAP water bottle

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  • Find your nearest Refill station with the QR codes

  • Discover the island with the QR codes (tourist attractions)

  • Hire a 100% electric car with the QR codes

  • Keep informed of 'up to date' island info (with the QR codes)

  • The map on the bottle guides you through Willemstad

  • Explore the best Instagram Spots in Willemstad

  • Your water stays ice cold for up to 24 hrs and hot for up to 12 hrs

  • The best gift or souvenir to bring home 

  • Worldwide refill program

  • We donate 5% to Green Phenix Curaçao 

A more sustainable Curaçao

This water refill program is one of the strongest sustainable programs in tourism. Connection is key in achieving a healthier and happier world.

 

The newly designed  'D-TAP Curaçao bottle' is the best way to discover the city on a sustainable way.  Ideal for travelers, nomads, and explorers. Scan & go, buy tickets, receive route directions and explore all Curaçao highlights. 

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Charity partner

Green Phenix our Charity Partner for Curaçao 2021!

Groene Phenix is ​​a social enterprise that converts plastic waste into new useful products and creates a circular economy in the Caribbean. Their service helps to create new jobs in Curaçao while reducing the amount of plastic that ends up in landfills and the environment

Scan or click 
to find your nearest refill location 

REFILL - REUSE - REDUCE

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Every city or country has it own special edition design bottle, designed by a local artist or illustrator. With this special edition bottle we want to create awarenesses for their work and art sector. Art is a vital element for our community. It strengthens local economies and creates jobs for people who care about the community. It is a great way for people  to learn about (their) culture, enjoy artistic experiences, support the  economy and being sustainable by using a reusable water bottle. 

Local art  

CARMABI education
Charity partner special edition

By purchasing the special edition D-TAP water bottle from Curaçao you. donate to CARMABI education. They informs school children about the importance of nature and our environment and the protection, conservation and sustainable development of the island. They do so by providing programs in the field, in the classroom, providing educational materials for schools and make information accessible for the youth.

 

Our donation will be used to expand the school education program for local children in the Savonet Museum located in “Landhuis Savonet” inside the Christoffel Park.

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Our other Preffered Partners in Curaçao

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Robbin Vogels (Avila Beach Hotel), Yvette Bakker- Kloos (D-Bottle), Robert de Wolf (TUI), Michael de Sola (MCB Bank), Giselle McWilliam (parlementslid), Jetti Kromkamp (Dolphin Suites), Eva Meijer (Morena Eco Resort), Cor Hameete (Carmabi education), Kris Bouwstra (Dynaf), Sabine Berendse (Green Phenix) en Lara Melkert (D-Bottle). 

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By working together we contribute to 9 of the UN Sustainable Development Goals on Curaçao