July 7, 2021
Bringing the Island Spirit to the British Isles
Island Spirit has some very exciting news… we are bringing the spirit back home to our very own Island! Kirsty is in the planning stages of some very exciting community-based projects in the UK. This will naturally include the spirit of environmentalism and sustainability that is found in all…
June 3, 2021
Fiji’s Hidden Fragility | The effects of black sand mining
Written by Kylie Barton
In recent years here at Island Spirit we have expanded our ecotourism across the globe. However, we will never forget our humble beginnings in our beloved Fiji. Recently it has come to light that there is a new plague threatening this beautiful land, black sand mining.
May 8, 2021
Let us Build Back Fairer on World Fairtrade Organisation Day 2021
By Kylie Barton
This World Fairtrade Organisation Day, the theme is #BuildBackFairer. The pandemic has further exposed the many issues with our global systems in trade, communication, and prioritisation. COVID has been a damaging force, but it has also provided us with an opportunity to pause, rethink, and change…
January 25, 2021
When to travel to Sri Lanka in 2021
Plates full to the brim with fresh, locally sourced, colourful curry, beaches akin to dreamscapes and smiles so warm you could hug everyone: you can now start day dreaming of Sri Lanka again! When to travel to Sri Lanka? Well, they reopened their airports to international tourists at the…
January 12, 2021
We are the world’s first travel company to be a member of the World Fairtrade Organisation. Offering authentic island based trip to Fiji, Sri Lanka, UK, Barbados and Vanuatu.
We are a British registered Community Interest Company.
August 27, 2020
Coronavirus COVID-19 Waiver of Liability
Applicant is fully aware of the current global Coronavirus COVID-19 virus outbreak, the current travel restrictions, and inherent risks involved if choosing to travel and participate in Island Spirit’s trips. Applicant is aware that the majority of serious cases and deaths contributing to this virus are in…
June 20, 2020
Kalpitiya, Responsible Travel in Sri Lanka
Written by Bruno Fontanet with a personal touch from Kirsty Barnby
You want to travel responsibly in Sri Lanka? In this blog we describe all the sustainable options in Kalpitiya, in the North West of the island. Although this area is mainly known for…