In the last three months, 6 large green turtles have come to lay their eggs at Seminyak Beach. After consulting with local wildlife groups that are in the know, they advised that the Retreat guard the eggs, do not disturb them and once hatched to release them back into the sea. As part of the ongoing green environmental philosophy of W Bali, this exciting initiative goes hand in hand with protecting our flora & fauna.
W Hotels Worldwide was the first international hotel chain to promote a pet-friendly program. “Pets Are Welcome”, aka the P.A.W. program, allows certain hotels to cater to the pets needs, including treats, a custom W pet bed and pet-walking service. “Though we only allow pets in our public areas, the turtles bring a whole new meaning to pet friendly”, says Craig Seaward, General Manager of W Retreat & Spa Bali – Seminyak. “There has been a strong concerted effort to educate the villagers to protect and conserve these endangered animals. We wanted to do our part to shelter the turtle eggs and play a strong part to help regenerate the population in Indonesia.”
- · From the total of 239 hatched turtles, 98 of them hatched on Wednesday 22nd August 2012 and 141 hatched on Sunday 26th of August 2012.
- · There are still three areas that we are protecting where Green Turtle have laid their eggs.
- · This is the second turtle release that W Bali has done since it opened in March 2011.
- · The last turtle release was in 17th of August 2011 where W Bali released 49 Green Turtles.
Exclusively located in the beachfront enclave of Seminyak, W Retreat & Spa Bali – Seminyak opened in March 2011 as Asia Pacific’s third W Retreat. W Bali is comprised of 158 Retreats and 79 spacious Villa Retreats – also sold as residences. The high-energy interiors feature a vivid design, cutting-edge technology and uniquely modern amenities, setting them apart from other accommodations in Seminyak. W Bali features some of the island’s hottest new restaurants and clubs; including Starfish Bloo, a casual, elegant seaside beach club with Pan Asian fare and FIRE, a fun, casual grill restaurant with a dramatic open kitchen. WooBar is the venue W Happening events with international entertainment. W Bali’s AWAY Spa is the only spa in Bali that operates 24 hours – further highlighting the W Hotels’ mantra, “Whatever/Whenever”.