L'Habitation Caféière Samana Beauséjour maison d'hôtes écoresponsable en Guadeloupe
The 162.000 square feet estate overlooks the Caribbean Sea and the city of Pointe-Noire to the west, and the mountains and the Guadeloupe National Park to the east.
It is as if placed on the hill at an altitude of 985 feet, giving you a 360 ° view.
We want the Habitation Caféière Samana Beauséjour estate to develop while respecting nature. We are, in fact, in the transition zone of the Guadeloupe Archipelago Biosphere Reserve, at the limit of the buffer zone corresponding to protected territories. Guadeloupe National Park being its central area with 22,144 hectares.
This reserve was designated by UNESCO in 1992. It is a worldwide recognition for a territory endowed with high quality ecosystems.
Our ecological approach
All sanitation has been reviewed according to the highest standards in order to comply with new standards and our environmental values. The property is equipped with two mini treatment plants which treat all the wastewater to obtain recycled water, which is over 96% pure.
The city's water, stored in a buffer tank, is filtered with activated carbon and UV treated to meet the strictest standards.
In order to minimize our carbon footprint and plastic waste, we have just installed a reverse osmosis unit that filters water to 0.0001 micron (or 1 millionth of a millimeter). A red blood cell is 7 microns in size, a virus between 0.01 and 0.03 microns.
This filtration power eliminates viruses, bacteria, pesticides and insecticides (including chlordecone and glyphosate), hormones, microplastics, heavy metals, endocrine disruptors.
The water is therefore 99.99% pure and there is no need for water packs.
This water is provided free of charge to all our customers in glass bottles in order to respect the environment.
The entire estate has a double network of water, a city water and a rainwater recovery.
The rainwater, stored in tanks, is filtered at 5 microns and then with activated carbon and feeds all the toilets (restrooms) and washing machines on the property.
It is also used to water the garden.
SORTING OF WASTE
We compost all waste that can be composted and provide our customers with bins in order to sort waste by type: glass, plastic, metal, cardboard and paper.
These sorting actions have enabled us to significantly reduce the so-called “all-rounder” volume: A garbage bag of less 50 liters per week!
We have started to replant rare species of fruit trees, such as chadek, apple cinnamon, soursop, cachiment, lemon trees, as well as more common ones, such as coffee, cocoa, avocados and vanilla.
The next investments that will be made will significantly reduce our dependence on fossil fuels (coal and biomass power station Albioma and EDF gas power station). Solar panels will be installed to absorb most of our daytime electricity consumption.