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CONSERVATION INITIATIVES

Among our ongoing conservation initiatives is a sustainable planting programme primarily focused on replacing detrimental imported Casuarina trees (whose toxic pine needles decimate other foliage) with more environmentally sound coconut palms. Incorporating seaweed as rich fertiliser, 500 new plants are introduced annually, from which the resort harvests its own coconuts.

The Cay has designated a 10-mile seabed along the coast of North Andros as a “no take” sanctuary to protect and promote marine life. Additionally, we are working to in association with the Bahamian environmental protection group, BREEF (breef.org) to insure against future damage to the barrier reef by catching and harvesting lionfish for our culinary programme. With a diet consisting of baby grouper, snapper, and other native fish, this non-indigenous fish, which washed into the Bahamas with Hurricane Andrew in 1992, has proved extremely destructive to the reef. Kamalame’s seasonal locavore menu relies primarily on fresh-caught Bahamian seafood and we are committed to serving ONLY fully mature, in-season fish and shellfish. Instead of bottled drinking water, Kamalame offers guests fresh local well water filtered via an RO (Reverse Osmosis) system. Lighting is powered by energy efficient LED and CFC bulbs. The island currently converting entirely to solar power, which already fuels road lights and hot water systems, including showers, baths, and our heated pool. In additional, our generators have been converted to run on bio-fuel (recycled vegetable oil) instead of diesel.