Boutique Luxury Resort Maintains Certification For Five Consecutive Years
Antigua, WEST INDIES – We are extremely excited to announce that Sugar Ridge has earned Green Globe Gold status!
Gold Member status is only awarded to Green Globe members who have managed to be certified for five consecutive years – but not every Green Globe member earns Gold status.
“Earning the certification for five years is a feat on its own,” says Environmental Coordinator Ava Mason. “Receiving Gold certification is the essence of our remarkable success.”
Sugar Ridge began the process of gaining certification in 2011 and earned our first in 2012, becoming the first resort on Antigua to earn Green Globe status. Five years later and now Sugar Ridge is the first resort in Antigua to earn Green Globe Gold status.
This prestigious designation is only possible when a member meets strict criteria within the Green Globe Standard for Travel & Tourism, after completion of multiple onsite and desktop audits, and after a final performance review covering all five years.
“This places us in a new class of boutique hotels, not only in the Caribbean, but worldwide,” explains Mason. “We hope that this will inspire other hotels and hospitality-based companies to join the cause in working towards more sustainable environmental practices.”
A few of Sugar Ridge’s key practices in earning Green Globe Gold status include planning regular beach cleanups for local beaches, an ambitious recycling program, supporting local environmental initiatives, and planting an on-site garden to help make our restaurants more sustainable.
The next major level of certification would be to become a Platinum member, achievable after earning 10 consecutive years of Green Globe certification.
“Continued certification is a fulfilling and exciting journey,” adds General Manager Vernon Jeffers. “There is always more we can do to improve our environmental practices, and Sugar Ridge pledges to do all that is possible to make sure we earn Platinum status five years from now.”
About Sugar Ridge: Sugar Ridge is Antigua’s newest 4-star luxury boutique resort, with 60 rooms wrapped around an exotic tropical hillside, providing undisturbed seclusion. Soak in your own plunge pool boasting views of the Caribbean Sea and the surrounding 43 acres of lush indigenous Antigua countryside.
First class service and luxurious amenities define every experience at Sugar Ridge, with two restaurants and lounges, three pools, an on-site spa, and fitness facilities. Escape to the white sands of Turner’s Beach or Valley Church Beach, just minutes away in our complimentary shuttle.
Luxury, Privacy, Wellness—Sugar Ridge embodies it.
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