Sustainable Dining Concept in Hua Hin

Sustainable Dining Concept in Hua Hin - Aleenta Restaurant - Aleenta Hua Hin Resort & Spa

The beautiful Hua Hin resort is deeply committed to existing in harmony with nature while still providing a luxurious resort experience for its guests. The resort does an excellent job of reducing their carbon footprint and energy consumption in a wide variety of ways, but they are constantly looking for new and innovative methods to further reduce their impact on the environment. In addition to their comprehensive waste management, and energy and water conservation practices, they have expanded their efforts to care for the planet by offering sustainable dining through the observation of a locavore philosophy.

What is a Locavore?

The term “locavore” was coined in 2005 and pronounced the “word of the year” in 2007. Locavores are people whose diet consists primarily of locally grown food. There is no single agreed upon definition of just how “local” food must be for a locavore, but many use the standard of food which is purchased or consumed within 100 miles of where it was produced. The Aleenta resort does considerably better than that standard by using ingredients sourced within a 30 kilometer radius of the hotel. An impressive 90 percent of the ingredients used in the Aleenta’s restaurants come from the resort’s own organic farm.

Why Eat Locally?

The local food movement has gained popularity among numerous groups as it provides a multitude of benefits. Gourmets embrace the concept because locally produced food is fresher and tastier than food which has travelled halfway around the world before it reaches your plate. Nutritionists appreciate that food allowed to ripen naturally is healthier and more nourishing than food which was chemically ripened and kept fresh with chemical preservatives. Very little energy is required for transporting food to local consumers, and pollution is reduced when less fossil fuel is consumed in transport, which pleases the environmentalists. The local food movement is also economically beneficial for small farmers and their communities, as it creates jobs for the residents and retains within the community profits that can improve the quality of life for all its citizens.

Delicious and Nutritious

Aleenta’s guests can sample the finest Thai and international cuisine created with the freshest possible organic herbs and vegetables from their own garden or from other nearby farms. The resort also raises its own chickens and grows its own mushrooms. The locally sourced food available at Aleenta’s restaurants is often served the same day it is harvested – you can’t get much fresher than that. Ingredients picked at the peak of ripeness and served almost immediately after being harvested have much better flavour and higher nutritional value than food which has been shipped over long distances. Guests will surely appreciate the delicious difference this makes to every meal served at the Aleenta eco-resort, and may be inspired to start eating locally when they return home.

Sustainable Dining Eco Resort in Hua Hin

See Where Your Food Was Grown

Guests who are interested in seeing where their food was grown are cordially invited to tour the Aleenta organic farm. The resort’s farm is currently growing a wide variety of vegetables, including celery, kale, tomatoes, spinach and eggplants. The beautiful herb garden contains chili, chives, coriander, lemon mint, and basil. The resort is also able to arrange for tours of the beautiful mountain-ringed Hua Hin Hills Vineyard for their wine-loving guests who wish to see where the local vintages originate.

Local Food Saves Energy and Reduces Pollution

Food which remains within a short distance of where it was grown saves significant energy over food that has been shipped far away from where it was produced. Compare the typical life-cycle of crops grown on factory farms with that of food grown by local farmers for local customers. Large modern factory farms generally spray their crops with chemical pesticides and harvest them with enormous gas-guzzling machinery. The crops are then treated with chemical preservatives before being shipped long distances in trucks which consume even more fossil fuels. Additional energy is used to refrigerate these crops on their long journey, and at some point along the way to your table, many crops are artificially ripened using additional polluting and unhealthy chemicals. On the other hand, Aleenta’s crops are allowed to ripen naturally without the use of chemicals. Once they’ve been harvested, the crops are transported to the resort’s kitchens on the back of a bicycle or a tuk-tuk that runs on recycled cooking oil. Clearly, the philosophy of eating locally has much in its favour.

Locavores Support Small Farmers, Improve Community

Small farms had been in decline for over a century, but have seen some resurgence since the birth of the local food movement. Small farmers are more likely to use crop rotation and organic farming techniques which improve the soil instead of depleting it. People who operate small farms are an important part of every community, and they have a vested interest in keeping the earth healthy and productive. The jobs created by small farms are also an important part of the local economy. The Aleenta resort is proud to be part of its community and happy to be able to help support the small farms and wineries in the surrounding area.

An Inspiration for Us All

We are privileged to have so many wonderful and lovely places to visit on our remarkable planet, and we are committed to protecting our beautiful environment so that many future generations will continue to be able to enjoy the beauty of our world. The innovative sustainable practices of the Aleenta eco-resort provide an excellent example for others who wish to live in balance with the natural world. Part of their mission is to educate others about the importance of living sustainably, and to demonstrate how many easy ways there are to accomplish this goal.


Related Articles


183 Moo 4, Pak Nam Pran, Pranburi, Hua Hin, 77220 Thailand

E: [email protected]

T: +66 32-618-333

Inquiries & Feedback



Related Posts

Khao Sam Roi Yot National Park - Phraya Nakhon Cave - Aleenta Hua Hin Resort & Spa

Visiting Khao Sam Roi Yot National Park

Thailand, a country renowned for its rich cultural heritage and stunning natural landscapes, offers many attractions for travellers. From its vibrant cities to tranquil beaches and lush forests, Thailand’s diverse environment captivates visitors from around the globe. The national parks

What Makes a Great Yoga Retreat - Ayurah Spa & Wellness Center

What Makes a Great Yoga Retreat

A yoga holiday can transform a stressful period into a calming, peaceful, and energising experience. Yoga retreats offer an opportunity to step away from the hustle and bustle of daily life and focus on your well-being. By dedicating time to

Escapism: Power of One - Aleenta Resorts and Hotels

Escapism: Power of One

Sometimes, we all crave a break from the hustle and bustle of life to rejuvenate and recharge, returning with renewed energy to better serve those around us. At Aleenta, we witness countless remarkable individuals embarking on personal journeys of relaxation

Visit Pranburi Beach With Us - Aleenta Hua Hin Resort & Spa

Visit Pranburi Beach With Us

Nestled along the western coast of the Gulf of Thailand, Pranburi is a serene and charming beach destination. Located about 30 kilometres south of the well-known resort town of Hua Hin, Pranburi offers a peaceful retreat from the bustling tourist