The mission of Sanctuary Resorts is to provide responsible and sustainable tourism projects where people can balance their body, mind and spirit in an environmentally friendly space.
The services and facilities provided at a Sanctuary Resort will assist people by wishing to maximise their potential – physically, spiritually and mentally – by rejuvenating their bodies and expanding their minds in a conducive, natural, healthy environment.
This will be accomplished by combining the elements of spa treatments, physical exercise and mind stimulating programs. The programs are available for individuals, couples and small corporate groups. Facilities for small executive retreats are available.
Having created some award-winning resorts such as The Bale in Bali, and The Racha in Thailand, Sanctuary Resorts are now focusing efforts on developing a new style of profitable resorts that bring business and community into balance, and help to eradicate Poverty and other social ills, by supporting not for profit activities in communities around the globe.
Andrew Jones has a background in the Hotel business and started up Sanctuary Resorts in 1995. The premise is that tourism should be used as a force for good and hotel projects need to be self-sustaining and linked into the community regarding meeting their specific needs while alleviating poverty. He has worked on hotel and hospitality projects in many countries, including Cambodia, India, Indonesia. An essential premise on how he works is self-sustainability and profitability. This will ensure more is given back into the community.
He has had many exciting projects including:
Shinta Mani. An 18 room hotel set up in Siam Reap, Cambodia, which was conceived to eradicate child sex slavery and illegal trafficking of women for the sex industry through setting up of practical business models, the hotel has set up a training institute and trains 26 local students simultaneously in culinary skills so that they will find work in the tourism industry in the areas. Visitors to the hotel are encouraged to link to the local villagers with visits and donations have funded the building of 800 wells in surrounding villages.
The Sumba Foundation, which has the aim to eradicate malaria on Sumba island (Indonesia) while providing employment opportunities, education and better health.
Our Native Village
An eco-resort in Bangalore, India. A self-sustaining resort that generates its power, process, utilises rainwater and reuses all the waste produced.
Andrew grew up in a village in England and saw the benefits of the community. He was disappointed with what he saw as inaction from companies and wanted to put something back into the world.
Andrew talks in seminars and conferences worldwide where he aims to showcase best practice. Andrew plans to bring the concept to Hong Kong. He envisages working with a large international hotel group to bring sustainable practices to 800 hotels internationally.
Andrews hopes and visions for the future is to see business and the community back in balance; it is not about $millions it is about giving along the way, he would like to see more sharing. He firmly believes that a different business model and way of thinking will completely eradicate poverty.