A haven painted into reality, Destinations in Paradise is a luxurious resort and philanthropic company involved in the protection of native species in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, and Hawaii. A pristine getaway for any suave wanderer, couple or family. The luxury retreats offer extraordinary experiences to guests, whether having a whale shark encounter, swimming with dolphins, art and wine festivals, and observing a rare turtle hatchling releases. In Hawaii, they support the Kauai Humane Society, which is the island’s only open admission animal shelter.
The Kauai Humane Society (KHS) is dedicated to fostering respect, responsibility, and compassion for all animals. Destination in Paradise founders recently donated $10,000 to KHS to support an equal match from other donors to provide an industrial sized washing machine and dryer to clean bedding for all animals in its care. Founders - Appel and Cohen will continue to fund matching programs for the purpose of transferring animals off the island to rescue and shelter partners on the mainland.
Appel and Cohen have donated close to $100,000 to KHS. This is used to support the Transport Program, the new washing and dryer equipment, and the purchase of a dedicated van for the Agriculture Department to inspect/clear and if necessary, transport animals arriving by air from outside Hawaii. “Donations like those from Destinations in Paradise and our devoted supporters allow us to help more of Kauai’s animals in need”, said Diann Hartman, President of the Board of Directors.
In their effort to perpetuate animal life and spread awareness of natural preservation, Destinations in Paradise also teamed up with Organización SyComa to track the lives of mature turtles to assist worldwide research into their largely unknown migratory habits and to assist in the protection of seven of eight endangered species around the globe. Over 180,000 baby turtles were released last year dramatically increasing survival odds.
Cohen and Appel state, “Nothing gives us greater joy than seeing meaningful change in an individual’s life whether it’s a child with educational opportunities exploring and understanding the world, or in this case, an animal being saved and going to a happy home.”.
Surreal fails to encompass the magnitude of Destinations in Paradise both in their humanitarian and hospitality efforts. The pinnacle of luxury living, guests can access resort amenities including, gym, tennis, spa, contemporary and local art collections, and PGA golf course of Hawaiian Archipelago, in Mauna Kea Coast.
Casa Bellamar is an oceanfront property, set in the Gulf of California, in Cabo San Lucas. This villa offers absolute privacy and incomparable, spacious natural surroundings. With endless ocean blue views, it has unique interior and outdoor spaces with an exquisite modern design.
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You can find out more about Destinations in Paradise and the conservation programmes on their Instagram page @destinations.in.paradise_