Desa Seni Village Resort’s Commitment to Community and Environment

Marti Morenings

One of the reasons I chose to visit Desa Seni Village Resort was because of its eco-friendly initiatives. Their mission is, as Gandhi famously said, “Be the change you want to see in the world.”  The entire resort was built with recycled, repurposed, and sustainable products from local sources, all without altering the land structure and waterways.  Plus, a generous 40% of the property was set aside for organic farming, enabling the resort to grow 80% of the produce served in its restaurant. And, because of the careful consideration that has been given to the land, wildlife is still very much at home here. I even caught a gecko sampling a little of my honey as I was having some tea on the front porch.  

In addition to utilizing sustainable building materials and being a good steward of the land, Desa Seni has initiated several environmental programs, including waste minimization through composting and recycling operations. What’s more, they use only natural and biodegradable cleaning products, energy efficient lighting, and they’re very involved in giving back locally. One of their chief projects is a work-study program with an area orphanage which offers the older children an opportunity to apprentice and experience a positive working environment.  

Like many other spa-goers who visit environmentally and socially responsible facilities, I feel I’m taking part in something positive while taking care of myself at the same time. Clients really do appreciate the conscious efforts spas and resorts make toward addressing the needs of their communities and the planet–it truly enhances the guest experience.

The Balinese believe the gecko’s presence denotes the absence of evil spirits.

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