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Dolphin Suites Hotel & Wellness Curaçao
Preferred Partner of the month January

 

Our goal:

Dolphin Suites & Wellness Curaçao and D-TAP share a number of common goals: to protect the ocean, to commit to a cleaner Curaçao, and to inspire and support others to live sustainably and consciously. We focus on minimizing the use of plastic on the island, as well as handling the separation and disposal of waste in a sustainable manner. At Dolphin Suites, one of our core values is taking care of each other. Together with D-TAP, we’d like to emphasize the importance of this in getting the best out of yourself and each other.

Why is Dolphin Suites & Wellness Curaçao partnering with Water Refill Program Curaçao?

Dolphin Suites has been a water refill station and active seller of the D-Bottle since august 2019. With this, the hotel is able to contribute towards minimizing the use of plastic on the island and encourage visitors to drink enough water for the tropical climate.

Dolphin Suites & Wellness Curaçao policy

As a care hotel, the well-being of both the guest and the environment is central to everything we do. Since our inception we have used sustainable and environmentally friendly business practices, such as the use of solar boilers and energy efficient equipment and lighting. The hotel pool water, containing salt and magnesium, has a minimum chlorine  and the hotel and its rooms are cleaned with biodegradable cleaning products. In April 2016, Dolphin Suites was the first hotel on Curaçao to start separating waste. Sustainability is at the forefront of phase two of the hotel, with natural light and cooling breezes worked into the design of the building. Other sustainable elements include a water irrigation system, grease traps, the use of solar panels, and water heating and control systems to minimize the use of energy.

 

Outside of the hotel itself, care for Curaçao and its residents is an important aspect of our vision. To this end, we like to look for opportunities to contribute to the well-being of the local community, such as when we organized a hand bike expedition on the island with Paralympic hand bike participants from Holland. This expedition allowed us to open a clinic on Curaçao for people with disabilities. Dolphin Suites is also an ambassador of the You Are a Hero foundation, an initiative aimed at increasing the quality of life for people with disabilities in Curaçao.

 

Water Refill Program Curaçao and Dolphin Suites & Wellness Curaçao 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. Dolphin Suites & Wellness Curaçao is going to focus on three of these 10 sustainability goals.

 

 

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Where to buy or to 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