Sea-U Guest House does the Green Globe shuffle – admirable, but is it worth it economically?

The Sea-U Guest House is located in Bathsheba – the premier surf spot on the island. (Sorry Zed old friend – it’s true and you know it. Bathsheba is gold and the south coast is silver.)

Sea-U Guest House run by German expat Uschi Wetzels… by all accounts a nice lady who loved Barbados enough to leave everything in her homeland behind her. You have to respect that.

I’ve had no cause to stay there but everybody knows the place. The YouTube video makes it look like a little love nest paradise, but video can do that. From the outside though Sea-U looks well-maintained and trim. That’s a good sign. People in the area speak well of Uschi. That’s another good sign.

Word from Green Globe is that the Sea-U Guest House has just renewed it’s certification. We think that Uschi and the Sea-U staff should be congratulated on committing to a greener world, but we’re curious…

Do these types of environmental certifications carry the cost for accommodation providers in terms of increased stays? How much does certification cost and is there a noticeable upswing in bookings because of the certification?

The tourism industry is the major portion of the Barbados economy, but it’s so difficult to directly link advertising or certification standards with revenues. We’d love to know the situation with Sea-U Guest House and we hope Uschi might visit Barbados Free Press and let us know.

Sea-U Guest House, Bathsheba, Barbados

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5 responses to “Sea-U Guest House does the Green Globe shuffle – admirable, but is it worth it economically?

  1. Mac

    Sometimes doing the right thing doesn’t have a dollar value or profit margin. Sadly the government & business forgets this when cutting down 300 year old trees or ignoring historic old buildings destroyed by fire or neglect.

    Congratulations to Sea U for taking the long road. Good luck for the future.

  2. James

    Quite right Mac. Hats off to Sea-U whatever the mechanics of certification are. I think you’re reading too much into this BFP. And as for Bathsheba being the premier surf spot, sure it is but you don’t want to learn there unless you have suicidal tendancies. I learnt down south and would still only go to the East Coast when it’s reasonably quiet.

  3. Just want to know

    I trust the booming night club there also has stopped, so people can have some peace & quiet when they visit Bathsheba

  4. Alice in Dreadland

    The very fact that this question has been asked goes to demonstrateshows how far we have to travel along the environmental evolution path.

    Every individual in Barbados should be doing their part in basic environmental protection; whether it be seperating out our garbage or reducing the amount of water that we waste.

    In the early 1990’s I lived for sometime in Germany. Even back then the Germans were doing more to conserve their environment than we do to protect our tiny island in the Atlantic. The irony is of course that our size makes us so much more vulnerable to the impact of poor environmental practices.

    Congrats to Sea-U for doing the right thing. Shame on folks who do not recognise that we all need to be doing our part no matter who we are.

  5. 22

    Thank you Sea-U for doing your part to protect our island.