PROT EC T I O N OF CULT UR A L HER ITAGE: SU PPORTING LIVING CU LTU RAL HERI TAG E
PETIT ST. VINCENT PRIVATE ISLAND RESORT
ST. VINCENT AND THE GRENADINES The lodge provides funding for the annual Grenadines Wooden Sloop Regattas, honoring the craftsmen of the Southern Grenadines who hand-build wooden Carriacou sloops, a traditional skill that has been passed down from generation to generation for hundreds of years. Petit St. Vincent’s support of these sailing races helps ensure that the fine craftsmanship of this age-old trade—and the history and culture of seafaring in the Grenadines—continues into the future.
To support local community members concerned about losing their traditional knowledge of architectural building and design, Pacuare donated land, labor, and materials to support construction of a community center that now serves as a gathering place, a workshop for revitalizing traditional handicrafts, and a source of local pride for the indigenous Cabecar people who live there.
BANYAN TREE RINGHA
KASBAH DU TOUBKAL
In addition to inviting guests to stay in restored wooden Tibetan farmhouses to experience the area’s cultural heritage, Banyan Tree Ringha works closely with nearby communities to support ethnic Tibetan culture; guests are also invited to participate in traditional fireside dancing and singing ceremonies.
This Moroccan kasbah was in ruins when the current owners purchased it, determined to restore it as a cultural landmark on a hilltop beneath North Africa’s highest peak, Jbel Toubkal. The lodge considers itself a Berber hospitality center, and is run by local community members who surround guests with traditional food, music, and experiences that introduce them to the Berber way of life.
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