Acting together

For nature and the environment

Since his youth, Edmond Cridel has been driven by
a humanistic vision of life,
respectful of nature and the environment.
This was already his credo in his
scuba diving club created
at his arrival in Bonifacio.

“The current context has further reinforced the importance of this concept for me,” he says,
“and the Ecolabel which was awarded to us consecrates
the active participation of my teams and my suppliers”

This way of life commits us to be virtuous
in our daily lives and to do what we say we will do
to reduce our impact on our
future environment and on our territory.

Accession to this Ecolabel
supports our concrete choices.
Our ethics are everywhere the basis of
our commitment to living well together.

Our Ecolabel certification

Sign of excellence, this European Ecolabel validates actions
to reduce environmental impacts by :
– the use of renewable energy sources;
– the priority given to short circuits for the choice of suppliers of all kinds;
– energy and water conservation;
– waste reduction;
– the use of biodegradable products.

By guaranteeing the best for environmentally responsible consumption,
it therefore offers the best for you too.

Certification FR/052/454

Our commitments and concrete choices daily

Our employees and suppliers are involved in our responsible purchasing policy through short circuits, natural resource management, choice of materials, recycling, and recovery.

We participated, with the town and the Bonifacio Tourist Office, in the elaboration of the Nustrale charter, which advocates the promotion of local products.

And we are fully committed to this.

Short circuits

Without waiting for this charter, the chef has favoured short circuits and chooses his organic and/or labelled suppliers with great care.

The companies are also chosen preferably as close to us as possible; their know-how according to ancestral techniques still anchors us in our choice to develop Corsica.


Natural resource management

Watering, early in the morning or at night with drip irrigation, is done with water drilled on the property. Electricity is saved by using energy-efficient light bulbs and contact cards in the rooms.

We have installed 4 charging stations for electric vehicles, including 2 Tesla stations, and our laundry staff use electric vehicles.

The dematerialisation of digital documents and the reuse of drafts limit the use of paper as much as possible.
We do not use plastic straws or cutlery.

The choice of products and materials

For the construction, eco materials (single wall bricks with thin joints…), the recovery of beams, tiles, etc… are preferred, as well as repairable and recyclable equipment, with a particular attention to eco-energy standards.

Instead of exotic wood, we use wood from eco-managed European forests, driftwood, or wood from Corsican forests such as chestnut.

The trees and flowers for the garden are primarily endemic, the plants and seeds for the vegetable garden are of farm origin.

In the rooms, we opt for large capacity bottles, refillable containers, and recycled plastic.
We use water from here, filtered by us, for the reception products.
The air fresheners are based on immortelle oil.

Our Occitane products are organic; those for the shower are concocted by a young couple from Bonifacio, with water from their cave perfumed with lemons.

Recycling and recovery

Edmond Cridel took part in the elaboration and financing of the Bonifacio commune’s dossier for wastewater.
The on-the-spot drilling makes it possible to be self-sufficient for watering.

Frying oil is recovered, soaps are recycled via Unisoap and sorted glass is collected via Défi.

For our vegetable garden, we produce mulch and compost from vegetable and food waste.

An ethical concept of living together

Benevolence, transparency, and awareness are the key words of our ethics.

Our employees are treated with kindness: they find in us an idea of well-being, safety at work and a high level of wages, which are the basis of the respect they are due.

The seasonal workers are accommodated by us,
mainly in single rooms.
These conditions favour their stability and their commitment to their mission of welcoming our guests.

From the moment they arrive,
we want to make them aware of this spirit.

A story with a team


Director of Accommodation


The Chef


Restaurant Manager


Executive Officer


Head of reception




Head Gardener

Transparency, promoted through digital communication, social networks, and welcome charters, guarantees informed opinion at all levels.

As for awareness-raising, it is displayed in the advice of the “Living Well in Corsica” charter.

The particularities of the islands lead to behaviours that must be even more respectful towards our rich but fragile nature.
Scrubland and forests are regularly ravaged by fires, often due to negligence.

As for the sea, it is subject to all kinds of degradation and pollution; great attention must be paid to the respect of the quality of the sea and water.
The magnificent seabed, particularly in the classified Lavezzi area, must be strictly protected.

In this way, we will keep the beauties of our island together.