A luxurious sanctuary designed for the future of travel within a framework of sustainability.

At Desa Hay, conscious travel and sustainable luxury are the leading ideas behind every experience.

We source local fresh ingredients for our kitchen, use recyclable and reusable quality amenities in our luxury villas, and have created a circular infrastructure and eco-design across the property.  We carefully consider everything we do to provide our guests with a truly unique and luxurious experience that gives back to the island and minimizes a travel footprint.

We are here to ensure all our activities support the community around us and contribute to the protection and conservation of the nature and wildlife of Bali.

ESG in Focus 

We built Desa Hay on a blueprint of ESG and created a framework that allows us to give back and create real impact across environmental, social and governance.

Environmental: With 105 solar panels, we product a large amount of our energy with solar. We return water into the water table by sponsoring the building of recharge wells. Our food waste is minimized, and we largely use materials that we can recycle and compost.

Social: We employ local staff and contractors, use local produce and materials, and support local children through our Desa Hay Scholarship Fund.

Governance: We pay it forward through workshops, events and training modules to help provide local operators and developers with insights, skills and understanding on how to build and operate more sustainably. We hold ourselves to the highest standards and report on our impact and out footprint with full transparency.

We look at sustainability in 4 areas:

CO2 Neutrality
Water
Waste
Community and culture

CO2 Neutrality

  • Solar Electricity (4,500 kwh\month)

  • Solar Hot Water

  • Use of carbon offsets to reduce Desa Hay’s carbon footprint (for construction and on-going operations)

  • Energy switches

  • LED Lighting

Water

  • Recharge wells

  • Land use (30-40% of land was intentionally not built on)

  • All water is treated so it in drinkable (tested monthly)

  • Wastewater processing

  • SBR System, Sequenced Batched Reactor

Sustainability - O2 Neutrality

Waste

  • Every amenity on Desa Hay is assessed for plastic content and how it can be minimized.

  • Slippers made of mendong and coconut husks

  • Food waste redirection and a menu to designed to minimize that waste

  • Recycling (Eco Bali)

  • Composting (Urban Compost)

  • Locally sourced products and suppliers that align with our values

Community and culture

  • Desa Hay Scholarship Fund

  • Hiring Indonesian Companies and people to develop local talent

    • Architect, builder, staff

  • Sustainability education to guests, employees and anyone else who wants to listen

  • Sponsor local organizations like IDEP to assist the local community education

  • Participation in Eco\Sustainability groups to promote practices and education

Sustainability - Waste, Community and Culture

Accountibilty

If it is not measured nothing will ever change. So we will produce annual reports that documents and measures our progress around sustainability.

Sustainability education to guests, employees and anyone else who wants to listen

  • Sponsor local organizations like IDEP to assist the local community education

  • Participation in Eco\Sustainability groups to promote practices and education

  • An annually published scorecard to ensure compliance and continuous improvement

 

Please contact us if you have any questions or want like help on your sustainability journey.

We take our stewardship of this land very seriously and are committed to going above and beyond in our mission to manage it in a sustainable way.