Boutique Spa Resort in the Jungle
Overlooking the South China Sea
Experience a Different World
© Atremaru 2014 -simply unique-

Atremaru is a high end fully green resort. The starting point was social responsibility combined with complete respect for the environment as a sustainable undertaking. We call this "Green++ "

Since the year 2000, Atremaru provides work for the poorest of the poor, mostly natives from the Buena Vista Barangay, which is part of the city of Puerto Princesa. Including families, we reach over 300 people.

It are these nice people who made Atremaru by manual work. Big machinery was avoided to provide work for as many people as possible. At the same time, the tribal people have gained a variety of skills. Some are now at a professional crafts level and we will continue to respect and invest in our people - as a priority.

Materials have been sourced from the immediate vicinity, again to provide work.

Surely at times we had to go beyond.

This philosophy caused Atremaru to become unique in many ways: the people, the materials, the architecture and layout in combination with the respect for mother nature.

Hence the phrase: 'imperfectly perfect' as one will not find polished surfaces or glossy appearances.

The uniqueness continues in the way Atremaru is operated, as you may see on the various pages and will experience as a guest.

The respect for people manifests itself also in the safety record.

Since start of atremaru (2000) indicate no lost time incidents, 2 minor injuries, some medical treatment cases on an approximate number of 600,000 manhours.

Atremaru's respect continues with how we manage mother nature. Our trees, plants, birds, important insects and animals are untouched.

Certainly, anything that lives has a start and an end.

We nurture the start and make the end as environmentally painless as possible. For example once a say 70 m tall tree has served over 100 years of beautiful life, dies and collapses, it causes significant damage. This can be to people or to other trees still in the glory of their life.

We manage this in such a way that it is safe and no damage done to other important trees or scrubs. Atremaru is designed around the trees and the nature and we will continue to do so.

The chalets are built with a natural ventilation to prevent heat influx.
Naturally cool.

However, if air conditioning units are deemed required, they would be of the smallest inverter types with the very best energy efficient label.

Nevertheless many guests may not even want to use air conditioning as it is usually comfortable without.

The swimming pool and sitting areas are covered. Therefore guests can safely swim without sunburn.
Equally important, due to little sun. In the pool it stays cool and prevents algae growth.
This allows for simple filtering without serious chemicals.
Also, tree leaves and other droppings do not end up in the pool.

Another significant green element is our 'carbon footprint' which is greatly in favour of mother nature.
We grow well over 100 times more volume of trees compared to the amount of traditional fossil fuel we use. Including guest's travel, it may well be a carbon neutral experience.

Wherever possible Atremaru is planting indigenous species of trees and fruit trees. Towards restoring the full beauty of Atremaru's rain forest, a haven for birds.
This way Atremaru is gradually becoming a sanctuary. We grow organic vegetables, fruits and rice.
On the way to fully self supporting, for the good of local community, Tagbanua Natives, again for mother nature and naturally Atremaru's guests.

Atremaru collects rainwater in cisterns, use it and releases it in a filtered way.
A WHO design. Together with Atremaru's surface water management system, a strongly reduced erosion of top soill

results. Thereby not depleting any aquifer and only temporarily borrowing this precious commodity from mother nature.
As it is given back in dry periods in a filtered way. Drinking water comes from our own spring wells, an enjoyment to drink and healthy.

Atremaru furthers the green++ path, generate power from biomass through biogas, waste management, recycling to name a few.
On the community side, we increase support. The planned biomass system combined with solar will be designed to power complete Atremaru, parts of the community, electric cars and motorbikes (KTM) to allow being independent, fully energy green as well as socially responsible, whilst maintaining fun.
This system also provides a natural and best possible fertilizer for our organic rice and gardening.

Concluding, the environmental impact of the resort in operation is negligible and more than adequately compensated for by the way we designed and manage Atremaru.
As Atremaru Guest, it is likely that you will not contribute to greenhouse gasses, you will however contribute to tribal development with integrity and sustainability.

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Spa   in   the   jungle   -   GREEN ++
We ...
are an exclusive boutique resort;
serve our guests with warm hospitality;
respect the forest, flora and fauna;
inspire and amaze;
nurture the mind, body and soul.

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Palawan, Philippines
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