Christine S. Dayrit, The Philippine Star
If Marinduque is the heart of the Philippines, then Bellarocca Island Resort and Spa is its heartbeat. And it beats for eco-luxury.
The ethereal paradise of Bellarocca, an ultra-luxurious resort, is sanctioned by God since it takes its role in environmental stewardship not just seriously but very seriously. Like a beautiful enigmatic woman, the resort charms and beguiles discriminating travelers with a bespoke experience of soaking in nature’s jewels as you immerse yourself in a trip of a lifetime that doesn’t cost the earth.
Excellently managed by Genesis Hotels and Resorts Corp., it is here where the dream of being synergized with nature is realized. Eco luxury, synonymous with becoming “green,” is achieved as the resort practices sustainable tourism and makes positive contributions to the conservation of biodiversity, wilderness, natural, cultural and human heritage. Currently, the finest things in life are increasingly becoming environmentally virtuous. Yes, the new face of luxury is Code Green, its peculiar DNA simply means responsible conscientious travel where the place you visit benefits from your presence.
According to gracious director of marketing John Tanjangco, while “Bellarocca was the product of one person’s dream to create a world-class upscale resort, its vision, however, was not only driven by the element of luxury but with the guiding principle that the resort would espouse respect for the environment, sustainable development and a social consciousness for the communities around.”
It is no wonder that Bellarocca is the only luxury resort in the Philippines that is part of the distinguished roster of Eco Luxury Hotels that include Four Seasons Tented Camp in Changrai, Amanjiwo and Amanwana in Indonesia, Banyan Tree in Phuket, Thailand and Ringha, China, Six Senses Soneva Fushi in the Maldives, Al Mahad Desert Resort & Spa in Dubai, the Datai in Langkawi, Fairmont in Mayakoba, Royal Livingstone in Zambia among others in Seychelles, Morocco and South Africa. Eco Luxury, a collaboration of the best retreats in the world, is a catalyst towards the changing face of tourism — proving that eco-luxury is not an oxymoron, and is dynamically becoming an established brand, showing the two can go, synergistically, hand in hand.