ARCHITECTURE AND DESIGN
Before the inception of Salinda Resort, we knew that we wanted to create a hotel which breathes and operates in an eco-friendly way. Thanks to our team of dedicated architects and designers, we were able to build a resort which allows us to make great strides in sustainability, something that lies in our core values. In February 2020, we have been recognized by the certifying entity Vietcert, receiving the Environment Management Certificate ISO 14001 :2015 for incorporating environmental practices in our management system.
Our mission has encouraged us to use as many biodegradable and renewable materials as possible in the construction of Salinda Resort. All of our outdoor architecture is made with Accoya wood – the world’s most sustainable and durable wood. The production of Accoya wood uses renewable resources and requires little energy which does not cause greenhouse gas emissions. The wood itself absorbs carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, reducing its carbon footprint and remaining CO2 negative during its full life cycle. By using environmentally friendly materials in our design, the Salinda family wishes to encourage the idea that hospitality can be durable, stylish, and sustainable at the same time!
In Latin, Salinda means Moonlight, which is why our resort is designed in a way that always brings natural light inside our rooms. This natural light is carried through our Schueco windows – made by a company which believes in creating technology and systems that work in harmony with nature. All windows in Salinda resort, from our illuminated guests rooms to our bright restaurants, are produced entirely from recyclable materials. Schueco products are developed in a fashion which ensures that no waste accumulates or requires disposal in the future, while creating durable and sound proof windows that do not cause noise pollution.
All rocks are special, whether they are diamonds, rubies, emeralds, or even rocks that decorate the walls of Salinda! These Hoa Vang rocks – originally from mountains of Central Vietnam and carefully hand carved in a famous craft village of Da Nang – are precious because they are 100% natural and their durability defies all the elements. But most importantly, the rocky walls absorb heat, which along with lush landscape adds to the cooling effect of the entire resort and creates Salinda’s very own microclimate.
GO GO MANGO
Phu Quoc’s beauty lies in it’s lush forests and untouched flora. Salinda makes sure to compliment that beauty with its own sweeping landscape, with 70 % of the resort’s land dedicated to plants and greenery. Around 100 types of trees and flowers surround the hotel, creating a home to native birds and butterflies while maintaining healthy soil ecosystems. The tall palm trees in between Salinda’s infinity pool and the beaming ocean creates a filter which naturally removes salt from the air, making the summer breeze that passes through the resort fresh and clean. The mango garden fills Salinda with an enchanting allure which casts shadows across the flower lined paths and cools down the hot tropical climate of the island. But clean air and nature filled environment aren’t the only benefits we get from our ravishing landscape. During the harvesting season, our garden graciously offers us freshly harvested mangoes and banana hands that we use in our exceptional breakfast buffet.
Even in the darkest hours of the day, Salinda can bring light into your life with LED lights. Around 85 % of the source of light in the resort comes from these eco friendly lights which are designed to cut 4 out of 5 parts of energy consumption as opposed to regular lights. The light bulb itself doesn’t contain any harmful chemicals or materials and it doesn’t allow any heat loss into the atmosphere, which is why it won’t interrupt the cool summer breezes during warm Phu Quoc nights. The LED lights are completely made out of recyclable materials, so after its long and durable lifespan, it can be sent away, dismantled, and reused again. This way, there will always be light despite the darkness of the nights.
During any sunny beach vacations, sometimes you will feel like closing the windows and resting in the cool air of your room to chill down from the hot tropical weather. Salinda aims to provide this comfort to you whilst staying responsible for the environment. The Daikin air condition used in every rooms and restaurants has developed an eco friendly technology which makes it more energy efficient and reduces carbon dioxide emissions by 32%, while providing a precise temperature chosen by the guests.
The bright sun and warm days are certainly key players for beach destinations, but our resort aims to further benefit from this weather in a more sustainable and (mindful) way. A fraction of Salinda’s energy which powers the water heaters is generated from solar panels installed on top of our roof. The entirely renewable source of energy greatly reduces the emission of greenhouse gases and promotes that sustainable hospitality is possible.
HANSGROHE MIXERS AND SHOWERS
Keeping our environment clean is important, and so is keeping our bodies clean! Salinda helps you go on with your daily shower routine whilst remaining sustainable and conserving water. The Hansgrohe mixers and showers are fitted with EcoSmart technology that require up to 60% less water than conventional models without sacrificing effect or comfort. So now you can be squeaky clean and eco green!
SEWAGE PURIFICATION TREATMENT
In Salinda, even the darkest and dirtiest places can become pure and clean again. Thanks to our sewage purification treatment, the contaminated water can be thoroughly filtered and used for watering our trees and flowers. The purification embodies physical, biological, and chemical processes that remove bacteria and toxins, which is safer for the environment. This way, we save an extensive amount of water and while keeping our plants green and healthy!
Tired of dry skin, damaged hair, and red eyes? You can kiss those troubles goodbye with Salinda’s innovative salt filtrated pool! A special salt-filtration technology of the pool purifies water by substituting traditional industrial chlorine with ionized chlorine extracted from natural salts for a comfortable and healthy swimming experience. The pool leaves aside chlorine and other chemical products which are harmful for the environment, making it eco friendly and fun at the same time!