Proudly homegrown, Amarela showcases local architecture, antiques and traditional furniture.
We aim to breathe new life into old wood – employing local artisans to rehabilitate or transform them into furniture and artwork. We foster outstanding local artists through patronage and by setting up an Art Gallery where they can exhibit their work.
Amarela is also involved in local community development with activities such as the restoration of the village chapel aided by in-house artists and carpenters, planting flowering trees and bushes along village roads and encouraging environmental responsibility through garbage segregation along the shoreline.
Amarela aims to retain as much energy as possible through energy efficient lighting and solar heating, providing heated water for our bathrooms and kitchens.
We lessen our carbon footprint through reducing our plastic waste through practices such as using ceramic dispensers for bathroom amenities.
We conserved existing trees and greenery during construction and feature them in our our landscaping along with indigenous plant species and local flora.
In Amarela, we practice solid waste segregation and composting of kitchen and garden waste.
Water is recycled through rainwater collection and the installation of a Reed Bed system. This system is a form of biological wastewater treatment, turning the wastewater from our bathrooms and kitchens into reusable water for landscaping. Amarela worked with Scotia, a USAid-funded organization, and campaigned for the adoption of this system by establishments in the island.