Our journey began as a dream and a belief that the environment of Sri Lanka, both naturally and culturally is, very much undiscovered. BBC World and there Fast Track Travel Documentary described Sri Lanka as, “The sleeping giant of South East Asia… has just been awoken.”
We at Dutch Bay Resorts believe that there is a partnership between destination and the tourist. It is this partnership and our philosophy of sustainability that sets Dutch Bay Resorts apart from other resort developments. Aspiring to build more than just a resort but also a beautiful community, for the future generations.
Shown here, The 16th Century Dutch Fort located at the edge of the Indian Ocean will become the landmark edifice of the North Western Coastal line. This is the most unique address and structure of the region. One would make it a point to visit once they cross the International Airport of Sri Lanka. This is where everyone will want to be and meet, whether you live on Dutch Bay Island, or have taken the air taxi flight, to enjoy what Dutch Bay Island has to offer.
The native donkey’s of Dutch Bay Island, which influenced The Dutch Bay Resorts Coat of Arms.
For far too long, resort development has been associated with benefiting the traveler/tourist, at the expense of the location and its environment. Dutch Bay has two priorities, which are the environment and the people.
We adhere to our philosophy of:
- Least amount of impact to the migrating fisherman and the neighboring community.
- Cohabiting in harmony by educating travelers of the area in reference to tradition and culture.
- Resort majority of the staff to be local and from the Kalpitiya peninsula, including the members of the fisher folk of Dutch Bay Island.
- Dutch bay to be a bench mark for other developments.
- Educate the local community about the power of preserving the environment.
- Supportive of the local community: schools, health facilities, and basic needs of water and electricity.
The environment and Socio Economical factor is our priority. A sustainable development is defined as the socio-ecological process characterized by the fulfilment of human needs while maintaining the quality of the natural environment indefinitely. It is the linkage between environment and development. Environmental sustainability is defined as the ability of the environment to continue to function properly indefinitely. This involves meeting the present needs of humans without endangering the welfare of future generations. This sort of responsible tourism is what helps generate benefits for both the traveler and the local inhabitants by improving the economic factors of the local inhabitants whilst protecting the natural heritage of the area. The goal of environmental sustainability is to minimize environmental degradation, and to halt and reverse the processes they lead to.
Imaged here is the sunset on Dutch Bay Island.