Blue Diamond Resorts' Sustainable Practices

Blue Diamond Resorts’ properties are located in the Caribbean’s most sought-after destinations on pristine white sand beaches. To keep these tropical oases beautiful, we have put in place innovative sustainability practices at our resorts, adhering to internationally-accepted criteria for the sustainable operation and management of hotels and resorts. Blue Diamond Resorts continuously strives to become a leader in sustainable tourism, as we aim to minimize our impact on the environment and improve the communities around us.


Green Initiatives


Our Planet

  • Turtle and marine life preservation program
  • A wide-ranging conservation program in hotels, including energy efficient lighting, A/C and appliances, and low-flow toilets and showerheads
  • Solar energy utilization
  • A dedicated on-site composting areas at each resorts 
  • Reduction of paper consumption 

Stakeholder Commitment  

  • Comprehensive recycling programs
  • Use of biodegradable cleaning supplies along with OneLink Global’s sustainable industrial cleaning practices
  • Donations of surplus food peel to local farmers
  • Partnering to protect local Habitats
  • Elimination of plastic straws and plastic water bottles with the implementation of a straw-free policy and adopting the eco-friendly Vero Water® purification system in resort restaurants

Good Governance

  • Monthly beach clean-ups
  • Eco-focused experiences
  • Reusable guest bracelets as a keyless entry to rooms
  • Adoption of an electronic correspondence system and use of in-room IPTVs as the primary source of all hotel-related information, from activity schedules to room service menus

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Certifications & Awards


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Green Globe

Established in 1993, the Green Globe organization adheres to ISO 19011 guidelines and employs independent auditors to ensure their rigorous criteria, comprising over 330 compliance indicators, is met. The following hotels are Green Globe certified.

  • Royalton Riviera Cancun
  • Royalton White Sands
  • Royalton Punta Cana
  • CHIC by Royalton Resorts
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OneLink Global

One Link Global, an organization that combines ecologically green technology with an award winning Green Chemical Program, has also accredited sustainable industrial cleaning practices at Royalton Resorts. Part of this accreditation includes Electro Chemical Activation (ECA), which allows Blue Diamond Resorts to make their own cleaners and sanitizers on site, using only tap water, salt, and small doses of electricity.

Participating resorts: 

  • Royalton Riviera Cancun
  • Royalton White Sands
  • Royalton Punta Cana
  • CHIC by Royalton Resorts 

This rapidly expanding hotel chain is already the recipient of numerous environmental titles from global organizations, such as TripAdvisor’s Green Leaders program — with Royalton Riviera Cancun at Platinum Level and Royalton Punta Cana and CHIC Punta Cana each at the Silver Level.  

Recently, Royalton Riviera Cancun was acknowledged for sustainable operations by TravelLife, which is an impressive feat for a hotel of over 1,200 rooms. Since opening in 2014, this resort has kept over 3 tons of waste out of local landfills through proper waste management, responsible use of resources, proper labeling of garbage versus recyclables, and the composting of organic food waste.

All properties will continue to evolve and implement additional conservation programs. We look forward to additional certifications in the near future.