This was a fascinating stay, although it was only three days. The room and the environment are perfect. It’s a place for us to relax and rejuvenative. We had a good time here at Elephant 4, despite the fact that the route to the room is not so easy. But good things never come easy, [...]
Dear naked Family. Rebecca and I had an absolutely wonderful time at naked Stables. The highlights are too many to mention. Thanks again!
I cannot keep to just one comment. Thank you for creating the space and opening it up for us to enjoy. My walk this evening down from the top of the mountain was a heavenly experience. The service was lovely at both the Pool Bar and Kikaboni. I then had my BEST spa experience in [...]
To build a brand new stylish resort in a remote, forested valley was an incredible challenge. It was also a wonderful opportunity to do things ‘right’, right from the beginning. naked Stables Private Reserve (Tree Top Villas and Earth Huts) has been awarded LEED (Leadership in Environmental Energy Design) Platinum Certification.
LEED is recognized globally as the leading voluntary system for benchmarking and rating the world’s top green buildings. At naked Stables Private Reserve we aimed to achieve sustainability in each of LEED’s five key areas of human and environmental health with the goal of attaining the highest possible certification, LEED Platinum.
From the very conception of naked Stables, the purpose of the resort was a “return to nature.” For this reason, maintaining the natural environment around the resort was the first priority and has remained a central theme throughout construction.
Examples of solutions we have implemented include:
Our water strategy for naked Stables is: Reduce, Reuse, & Treat.
The philosophy behind naked Stables’ energy efficiency is an “energy pyramid.” This concept states that to truly reduce consumption, energy demand must first be reduced, before alternative energy sources can be explored. As a final step, offsetting remaining energy use can be considered. The combination of these solutions allows us to achieve energy savings of up to 35% compared to standard buildings. Main strategies utilized include:
The objective for naked Stables was always to be an example of sustainable luxury in nature. This can be seen in the selection of materials used throughout the entire property. All products have been individually chosen for their aesthetic value as well as their environmental impact. Conscious materials selection includes:
indoor environmental quality
As a 5-star resort, while interior finishes and decoration are aimed at style and luxury, the maximization of indoor occupant health and well-being is equally important. A healthy interior space is achieved by: