Responsible Tourism

There is one DMC in Mauritius who respect nature and protect the environment, and it is Coquille Bonheur (CB). Discovering Mauritius with CB is the guarantee of a vacation that goes beyond expectations in a sustainable way. We do care about society and the environment at its best. Our responsible approach to tourism is what makes Coquille Bonheur unique. It is all about "making better places for people to live in and better places for people to visit."Learned that less is more and that luxury lies in simplicity. We are committed to developing equity in tourism benefits-sharing and in the promotion of community tourism. In our own way, we endeavour to protect the planet by reducing environmental impact by leaving the minimum footprint. We respect our fauna, flora, wildlife in their natural habitats. We support the local economy, respect the livelihoods of suppliers and artisans by paying a fair price. Coquille Bonheur is a reference for responsible and sustainable tourism.

With the ever-needed focus on sustainability, CB dramatically steps up the pace of implementation, for the future of the people and the planet. The company made a major investment in a Mauritius tree planting programme and marks the firm’s genuine commitment to customers wanting to sustainably offset their carbon footprint and contribute to the ecological restoration, embracing the principles of sustainability. CB banned all plastic products from all its operations, be it at the offices, at the airport or during excursions onboard the vehicles. Above all, we care. We do provide access for people with disabilities and the disadvantaged. CB is proud to be the only DMC in Mauritius to have signed with Blood Lions which is a pledge for wildlife. Those sustainable decisions charted a new path of balance for humanity and the planet.

CB strongly believes that the future of the tourism industry lies in companies taking responsibility beyond the single bottom line and embedding the principles of sustainability into their business. We also categorically discourage swimming with the dolphins and turtles on the island. We believe that it is the most relevant and effective long term solution to maintaining the beauty and health of our marine animals. Moreover protecting the coral reefs and marine environment is essential to us for the long term success of the destination. For years now we invested in a solar-electric powered Catamaran which protects the lagoon and the marine reserves. It has no emissions and no noise thanks to its silent electric engines. 

We would refer you to have a look at our responsible initiatives: https://www.coquillebonheur.com/en/responsible-initiatives.html