Sharing our commitment to sustainability on Hayman Island
Nestled at the northernmost point of Australia’s Whitsunday archipelago, Hayman Island is the nearest Whitsunday Island to the outer reef, with direct access to the Great Barrier Reef. Since we launched in July 2019, InterContinental Hayman Island Resort’s journey has been intrinsically linked to its exquisite surrounds and the safeguarding and protection of these is at the forefront of our leadership team’s sustainability commitment.
On the topic of this sun-screen initiative, studies have shown that every minute, up to one million plastic bottles are being purchased with only 23% of these being recycled. Whilst people’s individual choices about what they put in our oceans is out of our control, we recognise that we can control what occurs in our extraordinary surrounds and seek to inspire our guests at Hayman Island to do so also. From our ban on single use plastic to our commitment to reef-safe sunscreen, through simple yet strong initiatives we hope to not only protect our sacred local environment, but also educate our visitors and guests on easy sustainable practices.