World Travel Awards 2022: Arbatax Park reappointed World’s Leading Eco Resort and World’s Leading Resort Sensory Gardens
For the fourth year in a row, Arbatax Park Resort, the Sardinian resort owned by Mazzella Group, brings home the most coveted and prestigious international recognition the World Travel Awards (considered the Oscars of Tourism) bestows upon the best Eco Sustainable reality in world tourism, ranking 1st in the World’s Leading Eco Resort 2022 and World’s Leading Resort Sensory Gardens 2022 categories.
The winner has been announced during the Grand Final Gala Ceremony held on Friday 11 November in Muscat , Oman.
These global awards join those achieved on 01 October last as Europe’s Leading Eco Resort 2022 and Italy’s Leading Eco Resort 2022.
The recent proclamation of Arbatax Park as the Best Eco Resort in the World, brings the magical Land of Sardinia, symbol of ancient strength and emblem of beauty and long life, back to international limelight and allows it to be recognised as the Queen of eco-sustainable hospitality worldwide. The award for the Garden of Wonders, on the other hand, highlights the resort’s focus on enchanting experiences in contact with nature.
« It is truly a great honour for us to bring home the most world’s coveted tourism, a prestigious milestone dedicated to our Garden of Wonders « , Giorgio, Angela and Attilio Mazzella declare. « This is an important result that is the outcome of our vision and the commitment and dedication with which our staff supports us on a daily basis. We sincerely thank all those who have chosen to support us in this ambitious challenge ».
The Resort’s History
The Arbatax Park Resort was founded in 2010 from the vision of entrepreneurs Giorgio and Angela Mazzella, who have always been involved in the tourist development of the island. Sharing the passion for nature, keeping the traditions of the area alive and spreading the importance of safeguarding the environment have always been the firm points on which the philosophy of the resort is based. Among the latest creations, the Garden of Wonders, a charming green corner for adults and children where you can walk, admire the flowers and dedicate yourself to activities such as yoga and meditation and you will soon see the opening of a library with books dedicated to Sardinia and different paths to stimulate the five senses.
Arbatax Park is located in a peninsula of more than 60 hectares of uncontaminated nature, a magical place that is home to the only Resort in the world with a modern concept of global wellbeing situated in a natural reserve, the Bellavista Natural Park. In the midst of more than 500,000 plants, 500 animals and 5,000 metres of walks, every day 500 people take care of the guests and the Park itself. It also includes a Wellness Centre and SPA where water is the prime element for health and well-being, and an organic vegetable garden where each guest can participate in the cultivation and harvesting of vegetables and legumes.
An Eco-Sustainable Resort
At Arbatax Park Resort everything is aimed at the protection of the environment, thanks to the various eco-sustainable activities, carried out on a day to day basis. A keen eye for recycling and the use of alternative sources of energy which over the years has made this place a precious source of inspiration and a resource to be protected, setting out a clear path for a sustainable future to hand down to new generations.
Sustainability does not end with good environmental protection practices but involves activities of enhancement and integration with the territory: The network of solidarity gardens that provide the resort with zero-kilometre products;
The « clean up » activities organized periodically to clean the coasts and seabed onboard the M/y Stella from waste and plastic, an old fishing boat restored by the Mazzella Group and equipped with electrically propelled engines, that awarded this year at the Venice Boat Show as « Best eco boat in the Mediterranean ».
Once more, the recent running competition that took place within the Bellavista Natural Park but also along the streets of the seaside village of Arbatax; The gastronomic evenings dedicated to the recipes of the Centenarians during the « A Chent ‘annos… a tavola! » festival to discover the traditions of the cuisine of Ogliastra, one of the 5 Blue Zones in the world, or the enhancement of Sardinian musicians known and emerging thanks to the summer events of InCantos.