Reinforcing this pioneering company’s commitment to responsible tourism, the three-day retreat welcomed a total of 32 guests to southern Thailands Natai Beach from October 13 – 15 for a full programme of activities that combined personal wellness with sustainability, all in a fun and social atmosphere.
Guests from across the world, including Canada, Malaysia, Sweden and Thailand, were welcomed to akyra Phuket Beach Club with sunset drinks, a live DJ set and fire show on the first evening.
On day two, the group visited Khao Pilai School to meet with local children and discuss the major problem of plastic waste. Local youths were then invited to the resort to take part in a fun-filled, cross-cultural Spartan race on the beach between locals and community-minded overseas guests, and an extensive coastal clean-up saw two truckloads of litter removed from Natai Beach, which had been washed up on the tide from other parts of the world. A series of group competitions were also devised to find workable solutions to important environmental challenges.
Boot campers were also able to take part in a series of activities throughout their stay, including sunrise yoga classes, workouts, mindfulness sessions and beachfront treatments from the Ayurah Spa. There were also moments of quiet reflection, and days ended with social events and healthy beachfront meals, overlooking the Andaman Sea.