In the central highlands near Ubud, Four Seasons Sayan (voted #1 World’s Best Hotel – Travel + Leisure 2018) invites you to an intimate hideaway nestled between two rivers. Four Seasons Resorts Bali strives to minimize its impact on the environment and is proud to be recognised as a responsible tourism operator. The resorts are guided by the Balinese philosophy of Tri Hita Karana. Meaning ‘the three causes of happiness’, it reflects the belief that humanity, God and the environment must all be in balance to achieve harmony.
Waste management: Reusable glass mineral water bottles in guest rooms | Banning plastic straws in all dining outlets at both resorts | Fabric laundry bags | Recycling used cooking oil to manufacture biofuel | ‘Soap For Hope’ program: used soap from guest rooms is collected each month by our Housekeeping teams and donated to ROLE Foundation | Recycling paper to make journals/notebooks | Food waste separation at restaurants and staff canteen is donated to a local farm as animal feed | Upcycling tetra carton packaging to make cabinets and roofs in collaboration with ecoBali.
Sustainability programs: A full-time Environment & Sustainability Manager is responsible for achieving annual goals in cooperation with all departments | Local & organic purchasing | Permaculture: 3 hectares of vegetable and herb gardens located within Jimbaran Bay resort grounds, and 1 hectare within Sayan resort | Electric cars for on-site hotel operations to reduce emissions | Rare type of plants such as “cendana” are planted in resort gardens for natural cooling of public areas
Community partnerships: Supporting underprivileged communities in Munti Gunung | Internship program for hearing impaired students from the School for Special Needs, Nusa Dua | Internship program for underprivileged women through Bali WISE/ROLE Foundation | Monthly clean-ups of our resorts’ local areas – Jimbaran Beach and Ayung River Valley, and participation in annual clean-up events including Bali’s Biggest Beach Clean-Up and International Coastal Clean-Up | Preservation of Bali’s arts heritage through Ganesha Cultural Centre
Donations: Regular donations of equipment and daily staples to needy communities | Financial support for school renovation in Bongkasa village | Donations to build housing for the needy in remote areas of Bali | Donation of medical services and supplies for 100 seniors in collaboration with Surya Husadha hospital to provide regular health services to remote villages.