In order to preserve the quality of our environment and limit our impact linked to tourism activity, since 2019 we have decided to commit ourselves to tourism that respects nature, people and the territory that hosts it.
We are therefore proud to have been awarded the Green Globe label in 2021, an environmental and societal certification program dedicated to the tourism and hospitality sector.
The certification was renewed in 2022 and 2023 thanks to our constant efforts to improve our environmental impact.
Our Sisley Spa offers our guests a range of wellness packages, including pilates classes and pochon massages. Yoga classes and sports sessions are also offered every week by our infinity pool.
To preserve the environment and save water and energy, our guests have the option of not changing their sheets and towels on a daily basis.
Our guests can discover the local flora by taking a stroll through our tropical garden, made up of over 16 different varieties of local flowers and plants. All in-room flowers are also tropical plants, helping to reduce CO2 emissions linked to transport.
Our chef Arnaud Faye offers several vegetarian or vegan options on the RIVYERA menu to satisfy different diets and reduce meat and fish consumption. The restaurant also offers a selection of organic wines and works with local suppliers, such as for bottles of “Jackson” rum made on site, St Barth beers and Café de St Barth.
All in-room water bottles have been replaced by bottles made from renewable and recyclable raw materials, eliminating 32,000 plastic bottles a year. All Christopher products have eco-responsible packaging.
The hotel has its own water treatment and desalination plant, making it completely self-sufficient in terms of water production for the entire site. The hotel’s equipment, such as the watering system and the water regulators on the taps, are designed to optimize water management.
The Christopher is also working with ACQUACHIARA to offer its own drinking water solution, using reusable glass bottles.
Our teams sort the contents of room waste garbage cans for subsequent recycling. We avoid the use of single-use items wherever possible. We provide newspapers, magazines, menus and room information in digital formats; paper newspapers are on request only.
All the machines used in the hotel have been replaced with energy-efficient equipment. All lighting is low-energy LED.
Our head chef has signed a pact on food waste, pledging to reduce food losses by 50% by 2025. The local fishermen with whom the hotel works have committed to responsible fishing by signing a fishing charter.
The Christopher is committed to working with local architects and companies to rethink the design of its new buildings to meet new territorial environmental standards. This was notably the case for the construction of its three villas.
Hotel Christopher supports a number of local associations, including the Croix Rouge St Barth, St Barth Handicap and the Sargasse Project, a St Barthélemy-based start-up aiming to give sargasse algae a useful purpose.
Our concierge service offers a wide range of activities and experiences linked to the local environment and culture. The hotel regularly exhibits the work of local artists in the lobby.
Guest relations highlight offers to discover natural and cultural heritage, as well as protected areas.
Hotel Christopher is located in a protected natural area and supports the Artireef project led by Ouanalao Reef teams to restore the Pointe Milou reef, using the Biorock process.
To support the Ouanalao Reef association, the Christopher hotel has contributed financially and invites all guests to make a donation at the time of booking.
We make all our employees aware of environmental issues during their induction day and by organizing “green meetings” every quarter. Every year, we invite all our staff to create a commitment sheet for each department, to encourage them to think about the right environmental gestures and stick to them throughout the season.
Last but not least, the hotel offers reduced rates to all our employees for scuba diving baptisms and sessions to raise their awareness of the seabed.
Every month, department heads and management elect an employee who has demonstrated an outstanding attitude or action.
Every year, the hotel and its staff take part in the island’s Clean Up, organized by the Lions Club and the Rotary Club. The Christo team Clean Up group has also been set up to organize the clean-up of Pointe Milou.