Grand Cul de Sac is more than just an idyllic beach to enjoy on your St. Barths vacation; it’s a marine reserve, a prime snorkeling spot, and home to one of the most swimmable lagoons on the island. It’s no surprise, then, that Le Sereno in St. Barths, perched on the shores of Grand Cul de Sac, hopes to preserve the ocean’s biodiversity for generations to come and specifically, this slice of paradise on the island of St. Barths.
With the launch of its brand-new marine program, Le Sereno is inviting guests to join in on its coral restoration efforts, embark on turtle tours, enjoy water-based adventures, and learn how to repair, protect, and preserve the precious Caribbean ecosystem. Read on for how you can contribute to protecting the ocean during your next stay at Le Sereno.
Coral Restoration Program
More than just a beautiful natural wonder, coral is imperative to ocean life. Coral reefs protect coastlines from storms and erosion, provide habitats for 25% of marine life, and help clean the ocean. Coral reefs are dying due to human pollution and climate change, among other reasons, and many organizations and individuals are helping to reverse this damage through extensive restoration efforts. Le Sereno recently launched its own coral restoration program at Grand Cul de Sac with a dedicated team that is committed to preserving the fragile ecosystems.
Guests can learn more about the types of coral, how experts are restoring the local coral, and what we can do to help. You’ll get the opportunity to snorkel alongside guides and witness the resilience of these underwater gardens first-hand.
Grand Cul de Sac is known for its turtle habitat, and now, guests can get up close and personal with these majestic sea creatures, known as the gentle giants of the sea. Led by passionate guides, including surfer David Blanchard, you can swim alongside sea turtles while he teaches you about the keys to preserving precious marine life. Blanchard, who was raised on the island of St. Barths, can also offer insights on how our actions and choices—even the sunscreen we use—can impact the fragile balance of coral reefs and marine ecosystems.
Celebrate all you’ve learned by enjoying ocean-based, eco-conscious adventure. Join in on morning boat trips with Sunkissed Charters for more aquatic thrills. You’ll be able to go diving with a local instructor, snorkeling to see sea life like stingrays and fish, cliff-climbing and jumping, paddleboarding, and more. Le Sereno can organize just about any eco-conscious adventure for you, whether you want to enjoy surf lessons, hike the island’s many trails, or learn how to kite surf. Above all, Le Sereno is thrilled to teach you about how we can all work to protect precious ocean life.
Grand Cul de Sac, with its pristine beach and vibrant marine life, is not just a destination for relaxation, but a hub of eco-conscious activities and conservation efforts. Le Sereno, nestled on the shores of this paradise, is dedicated to preserving the marine biodiversity of St. Barths for future generations. So, the next time you stay at Le Sereno, not only will you make memories, but you’ll also contribute to the vital mission of protecting our precious oceans.