Green Grotto Caves and Attractions, has successfully retained Platinum EarthCheck Certification following the completion of an onsite certification audit conducted recently by the Green Globe Earthcheck Certification, a programme managed by EC3 Global.
This historic attraction has been receiving Platinum Cetification since April 2012, when Green Grotto Caves became the Caribbean’s first tourism attraction to achieve EarthCheck’s highest accolade of Platinum Certification. This certification recognises 10 years of continuous reporting under the EarthCheck benchmarking and certification programme. Fabia Lamm, Manager Green Grotto Caves and Attractions has indicated that she is quite proud of this achievement “The team remains committed to maintaining this milestone achievement, as it indicates our commitment to the highest principles of sustainability while continuously developing the various aspects of the Caves for our visitors” said Miss Lamm.
EarthCheck certification is the world’s leading programme, used by the travel and tourism industry. Widely regarded as the largest certifier of sustainable travel and tourism businesses, Earthcheck is one of the world’s most recognized environmental benchmarking and certification programmes.
The achievement of this prestigious certification has ranked Green Grotto Caves and Attractions as a leader and a part of the unique worldwide group of sustainable tourism operators that adheres to the highest science-based standards. The environmental efforts of Green Grotto Caves and Attractions have exceeded best practice standards and once again enabled them to secure platinum certification for the attraction. Green Grotto Caves and Attractions continually measures, monitors and manages the environmental, social and economic impacts of the facility to ensure sustainable development.
Green Grotto Caves and Attractions is situated on 64 acres of land in Discovery Bay, St. Ann between the resort centres of Ocho Rios and Montego Bay. A tour of the caves enables visitors to journey into the underground and rediscover Jamaican history. Previously known as Runaway, Dairy, Rum, Hopewell and Dry Harbour Caves, the Green Grotto Caves are said to have provided shelter for Jamaica’s first inhabitants, the Taino Indians. The caves boast a maze of stalactites and stalagmites and other exquisite formations.
The attraction opens daily between the hours of 9:00 am – 4:00 pm. During this summer, special rates are offered to Jamaican residents who visit the attraction. We encourage visitors where possible to call ahead to the attraction for additional information at 973-3217; 973-2841; 973-2766 and 973-2767 or visit our website at www.greengrottocavesja.com or Facebook page for further details.
For further information, please contact
The Corporate Relations and Marketing Department
Urban Development Corporation
12 Ocean Boulevard
Tel 🙁 876) 922-8310-4
August 5, 2013