A pioneer with a responsible vision

Sowing the seeds towards global sustainable tourism

For more than 60 years, sustainability has been part of the Club Med DNA. Throughout our history, we’ve forged a strong belief: the moments of happiness we offer to our guests are to be shared; they cannot be experienced at the expense of others or of nature.

That’s why we’re making sure that our development reflects what we know today as sustainable development: our resorts blend in harmoniously in their exceptional sites, we’re being extremely vigilant with energy efficiency, saving, treating and recycling our water, promoting renewable energy sources, controlling the water treatment and recycling techniques…

All the while we’re contributing to local development and bringing together in harmony people of very different origins, religions, nationalities, and settings… That’s what we want Club Med to be about.

Working hard to preserve our dream locations


We’re progressively eradicating single-use plastic items from all our resorts worldwide, to reduce our footprint and keep the ocean clean.

Did you know that out of the 8 million tonnes of plastics dumped in the ocean each year, more than half comes from Asia?

Therefore we’ve removed all single use plastic items (eg, straws, cups, cutlery, containers etc) at our bars and restaurants. At Club Med Phuket alone, we’ve already seen a decrease of approximately 1,000 straws per day!

Since 2020, amenities are only provided upon request in order to reduce waste. Plastic-free items will be available in all Asia resorts from 2022.


Preserving nature is one of our fundamental values. Right from the moment we design our resorts, we feel a deep sense of responsibility to protect our local environment.

We make a priority of harmoniously integrating our resorts with their exceptional natural surroundings, preserving the natural flora and fauna and keep those beautiful spaces and parks as untouched as possible. In all Club Med resorts, the built-up surfaces only cover 7% of the total site surface, allowing our guests to spend their holidays in incredibly well preserved places.

When creating our beautiful natural garden at The Finolhu Villas, 95% of the island’s plant life was grown on site by our Club Med team. Only 5% of the plants were brought in to bring some colour. Moreover, we house plants with low consumption of water and only grey water is used – making sure we’re making the most of natural resources and reducing our footprint!

Find out more about our actions in the Maldives