Its latest resort at Fiji (which opens on April 14) isn’t just another place of incredible natural beauty and sustainability – it is also 100 per cent solar-powered.
When you have 365 days a year of free tropical sun, it’s a waste to not use it. That’s why Six Senses – known for its sustainable practices – built its own microgrid (yup, with Tesla batteries) in Malolo, one of the 333 islands that make up Fiji, and where Six Senses’ 11th resort is. The solar energy powers the entire property – this includes 24 one- and two-bedroom pool villas; 10 private residences with two to fi ve bedrooms; restaurants and amenities – and everything that needs electricity, from the lights to the heater for your hot outdoor showers. The excess energy is not wasted, either: It is used to run a desalination plant for potable water. To reduce reliance on this plant, the green landscape is irrigated by grey water, and by rainwater from a reservoir. - CH
When you stay for five days between April 14 and May 31, the fifth night is free. If your stay is for 10 days, the last three days are on the house. Rates start from FJ$2,000 (S$1,299) a night, inclusive of a 25 per cent government tax.
All the light fixtures use energy efficient and long lasting LED bulbs.
The Six Senses Vibe is about living in harmony with nature. At Malolo, it’s no different:
• Much of the wood used in the furnishings was recycled from trees damaged by Cyclone Winston, which hit Fiji in 2016.
• All produce and seafood are locally sourced.
• Its garden supplements the produce with native fruits, herbs and vegetables.
• Glass bottles are used instead of plastic ones.
• Waste treatment is taken care of by an ecosystem of worms and other organisms.
• It grows trees to offset the ones used in building the resort.