Pimalai Resort & Spa gets involved in various activities that not onlybenefit the local community but also relate to environmental issues. Cleaning of the village and the bay is nowadays taking place on a regular basis, ensuring that visitors booking accommodation in one of the few resorts on the bay – including Pimalai – will find a clean and friendly environment. Also of note are the flowering Hibiscus & Bougainvillea plants that have been planted on each side of the road leading to Pimalai, offering a colourful welcome to those guests arriving by road. Recently the resort, in conjunction with leading island authorities, participated in aforest restoration project by helping to plant mangrove trees that are useful for cutting back coastal erosion. Also, we planted some native trees on a site that had been stripped of its native flora in preparation for a rubber tree plantation but had been left bare for a number of years. We recognise that the planting of native trees in degraded areas is important for both the habitat and the ecology it helps to restore. In addition it brings enhanced environmental awareness and an appreciation of nature’s processes to local residents.