Most of our staff are local ethnic Papuan, from the neighboring areas to our resort. Most of our staff were hired without any previous experience in the hospitality/diving industry. We provide training for them in all areas: kitchen, restaurant, housekeeping, boating staff, and dive guides.
Most of our fish come directly from the fisherman from neighboring villages. We have a strict policy of not eating reef fish.
1) Our cooking oil is directly from the villages around us. Cooking oil is 100% natural coconut oil from the surrounding villages; it’s made exclusively by women.
2) Vegetables: we often buy spinach, sweet potatoes, green papaya, chilies, and seasonal fruit from the villages.
We order all our construction timber from the neighboring villagers, and do not buy from sawmill warehouses.
We buy the thatched roof that we use in 90% of our facilities directly from the surrounding villages. Thatched roof production is another activity that is exclusive to women.
All our traditional construction materials are produced by labor from the neighboring villages.