Living Sustainably at The Racha
At The Racha, a luxury hotel situated on Racha Yai, a small island south of Phuket, luxury doesn’t come at a price for the environment.
Singaporean Daniel Lim, Managing Director of The Racha, takes sustainability seriously and lives by the mantra; ‘when you take care of Nature, Nature takes care of you’.
We spoke with Daniel to find out about some of the resort’s environmental initiatives …
Can you tell me a little more about you and how you became involved with The Racha?
I had been visiting Phuket and the surrounding islands for over 30 years before I decided to invest in developing a resort on Racha Island. But in terms of environmental sustainability I knew we had to do it right – or don’t do it at all!
And we did do it right! In 2004, when The Racha opened, Conde Nast Travel added us to their Top 100 Hottest New Resorts in the World. As a result, the resort was fully booked when the Asian Tsunami hit. Incredibly, all our guests and staff were safe despite the devastation. However the resort had to close for one whole year to rebuild.