Nature’s Village Resort one of the World’s Top 10 Eco-Friendly Hotel
A resort in Visayas has proven that it is possible to offer world-class tourism and accommodation services while remaining environment-friendly.
Nature’s Village Resort in Bacolod has been named one of the world’s top ten eco-friendly hotels this year by international booking website Agoda.
The hotel fetched four out of five stars in the website’s ranking system, which is based on customer reviews.
It ranked highest among the 10 hotels in terms of food and dining and hotel cleanliness.
This is the second time Nature’s Village Resort gained international attention.
The hotel was also given the “ASEAN Green Star Hotel Award” in 2010, along with other high-end hotels in the Philippines.
“Hotels that once considered ‘eco-friendly’ to mean a small environmental footprint and conservation of resources are now taking things a step further…” Agoda chief executive Robert Rosenstein was quoted in reports as saying.
This, as he noted that hotels are also increasingly “cleaning up trash, investing in best-practices, actually improving the sustainability of the communities that surround them.”
Negros is the fourth largest island in the Philippines and the province of Negros Occidental is located on the western part of the island. It is bounded by the Visayan Sea on the north, Panay Gulf on the west, Tañon Strait and Negros Oriental on the east and Sulu Sea on the south.
Negros Occidental is often referred to as the land of genteel people and large sugarcane plantations. Negros is basically volcanic, making its soil ideal for agriculture. Eighty percent of all arable land is cultivated. The province’s wealth has always been in its land, its charm in its people, its pride in its cuisine.
Its people, with their endearing lilting accent, are known for their easy-going, old world charm and gracious hospitality. They have a natural knack for entertaining which is best experienced during Masskara, a mardi gras festival in October where there is merrymaking in the streets and parties at private homes in its capital, Bacolod City. The people are also famous for their unrivalled good taste evident in the exquisite arts and crafts that they produce for the local and export markets.
From Nature’s Village Resort, you can visit The Ruins, Tana Dicang Balay na Bato, The Negros Museum, The Negros Showroom, San Sebastian Cathedral, and various shopping malls and restaurants.