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Conservation at the Cay

Our focus began with the use of sustainable and locally sourced materials in the resort’s design and continues today with evolving efforts to limit and reduce waste, onsite education programs, partnerships with vendors focused on conservation and upcycling, and a mission to use responsibly grown, caught, and raised ingredients from local producers whenever possible.

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Dining Outlets

  • Proud partner of Dock to Dish™, a program that connects diners with small-scale fishing communities to enjoy local, sustainably-sourced seafood.
  • Diner incentives for utilizing any reusable vessel. Offer available at all our dining outlets.
  • No single-use plastics. All disposable items are compostable and include: avocado pit straws, rice paper-wrapped food items, biodegradable corn starch cups, and soft drinks in cans or glass bottles only.
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Education

  • A resort Eco-Educator and Champion offers guided daily nature walks to explain the Keys’ ecosystem and provide further education with interactive science classes.
  • Beach and underwater clean-ups are organized monthly by the resort.
  • 1000 Mermaids and Ocean Rescue Alliance allow guests to participate in their coral reef restoration mission. An onsite display model helps educate guests on this state-of-the-art coral lok technology used to rebuild coral and protect endangered habitats and coastlines.
  • Proud member of Surfrider Foundation – Ocean Friendly Resorts, a grassroots non-profit environmental organization that works to protect and preserve the world’s oceans and beaches.
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PARTNERSHIPS

  • Hulya – swimwear made from recycled plastic bottles.
  • PATH Water – made 100% in the USA from locally sourced aluminum, PATH is forging the way to end single-use plastic water bottles.
  • Lather – a carbon-neutral business that creates all-natural bath products using EcoPure recyclable packaging and soy-based inks.
  • Patron Tequila – chosen for their custom barrel program, Patron is an industry leader in conservation that produces over 5,500 tons of agave fertilizer compost annually and has a state-of-the-art water recycling program.
  • Dolphins Plus Marine Mammal Responder – a non-profit marine mammal research and rehabilitation facility located in Key Largo focused on connecting families with marine mammals to providing valuable education opportunities, with all donations going to research.