For the environmentally conscious traveler, Waianuhea offers guests off-grid elegance without sacrificing modern conveniences. As an off-grid property, our water and energy sources are converted directly from the nature that surrounds us. The electricity used at the inn is harbored from the sun using a photovoltaic solar electric system. The water provided throughout the guest rooms is rainwater, caught on our rooftop into a large storage tank, and then filtered and UV sterilized.
In addition to our commitment to the environment, we also focus on sustainability. Our chefs buy and prepare locally grown organic foods for our wine hour and gourmet breakfasts. Our gardening and landscaping is entirely organic and our own produce is used whenever possible throughout our culinary fare. The amenity products used at our inn are also locally produced by Island Herbal and Star of Roses with an all natural coconut chai fragrance. This commitment to sustainability also extends to monitoring all consumption to ensure products purchased are recycled, re-usable or compostable. The organic compostable materials from the yard and kitchen are then tended to produce rich and fertile compost used to fertilize our gardens.
With all of these conservation techniques in place, our guests are still offered modern and luxurious accommodations. Our energy-efficient spa is heated 24 hours a day for early risers or an amazing star-gazing opportunity on clear nights. Satellites provide internet and television service, and each of our guest rooms has a cellular telephone. This feature provides guests with views of snow-capped Mauna Kea as well as the Pacific Ocean without unsightly power lines.
As an eco-friendly inn and a member of The International Eco-tourism Society, we aim to comply with and exceed expectations on environmental laws and regulations. In this effort of protection and enhancement of the environment for guests and our local community, we are pleased to communicate our policies and practices to further educate all interested parties through eco-tours hosted on property by the innkeeper.