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Ritz-Carlton, Jean-Michel Cousteau Expand Ambassadors of the Environment Program


MIAMI—The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C. announced that two new Caribbean destinations are offering the award-winning Jean-Michel Cousteau’s Ambassadors of the Environment program. Reflecting the popularity of the environmental program’s first collaboration with The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman, it’s now available at The Ritz-Carlton, St. Thomas, in addition to the newly launched first Reserve in the Americas, Dorado Beach, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve.

The pioneering program, which emphasizes education and respect for environmental sustainability, is exclusively crafted for each diverse landscape and culture, designed for guests to explore the world’s natural wonders and heighten getaways with innovative environmental education and activities. Through eco-adventures, exploration and excursions, native resources serve as platforms and living laboratories to showcase the diverse biological character and cultural heritage of each destination while fostering a greater understanding and appreciation for nature.

Guided by expertly-trained naturalists, the program provides a comprehensive selection of recreational activities for children, adults and families of all ages through exotic backdrops, including snorkeling, kayaking, hiking and underwater photography. With the aim of imparting environmental and sustainability awareness, guests have the opportunity to create memorable experiences, such as discovering the resident population of living dinosaurs in St. Thomas, diving into the coral reefs that protect the beaches of Puerto Rico and exploring the critical role of lush mangrove lagoons in Grand Cayman.

Variety of Activity Options

At The Ritz-Carlton, St. Thomas, guests can explore the mysterious world of mangroves, how they protect coastlines from erosion and how they support a diversity of wildlife. Participants will get the opportunity to feed the resident population of living dinosaurs (green iguanas). Guests can also choose an ocean kayak and snorkel adventure. Great Bay provides opportunities to learn about St. Thomas’ many ecosystems. Through a combo-kayak and snorkel excursion, guests will explore the bay, including how weather, waves, geology of the mountains inland, the sea grass beds and the coastal plain converge to create Great Bay with its rich biota and productivity.

At Dorado Beach, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve, guests can explore the living communities of fish, coral and algae as naturalists guide them on an interpretive snorkel. Guests can capture images with underwater digital cameras.

At The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman, guests can night snorkel to discover the fascinating world of the reef at night or mangrove kayak to the world of upside down jellyfish.

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