In the 10 years we have been open, we pride ourselves on our local staff increase from 16 original members to the 50 we are today. All fully declared, we estimate their salaries alone maintain a local community of 500. Since starting work with us, 15 members have been able to buy their own homes.
We source local or national products wherever possible, to reduce the carbon footprint to a minimum for our supplies. In the last ten years we have contributed over 1 million Euros to the local community in buying local.
Our tired bed linen is reused for making shopping bags, hand towels reused as cloths and cleaning supplies.
NO to single use plastic : Our pledge for this anniversary year, is to work on all possible ways to eliminate single use plastic.
« Give back » bags left in rooms should you wish to lighten your luggage load, any unwanted clothes and shoes are given to local charities.
We support a number of local charities installing water, supplying education and working on the replanting of trees.
We have set up our own fund that allows our team to share the magic of travel, by funding their discovery of the world.
The Hummingbird Way.
During a major fire in the Amazon forest, all the animals were terrified, the hummingbird flew incessantly from lake to forest, each time carrying a few drops of water in her beak. The armadillo, watching her activity, shouted angrily, what do you think you are doing ? Do you really think you are going to put out the fire with your tiny contribution ? And without stopping, the hummingbird, called back, I am just doing my part.
This is very much the attitude we hold at the Palais Amani. Choosing not to use a plastic bag may not change the world, but where we can, we attempt to put our best self forward and to do our part.