The ECO HOTEL, or GREEN HOTEL, is an accomodation that has made important environmental improvements to its structure in order to minimize its impact on the environment. Its purpose is to save water, save energy and reduce solid waste—while saving money—to help protect our one and only earth!
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The Maya Boutique Hotel is a place of calm, that is respectful of nature. It is situated at the beginning of the Val d’Hérens, where the environment is protected.
It is the first hotel made of straw, in Europe, self-sufficient in energy, thanks to solar panels and a wood oven. The Maya Boutique Hotel blends modern and traditional materials, giving you all the modern comforts of a high ranking hotel and more!
VITAL & WELLNESS HOTEL, Germany
Wellness vacations in the beautiful Moselle region: Open your heart to something new!
LEFAY RESORT, Lake of Garda
For us wellbeing embraces the entire holiday experience. Wide spaces, both indoors and outdoors, the harmony of the architectural integration, the naturallity of the material used, the “Vital“ Mediterranean diet and above all the Lefay SPA Method wellness phylosophy are all expressions of Lefay Global Wellbeing.
ENAGRON VILLAGE, Crete
Experience the authentic Crete
IDW ESPERANZA RESORT, Lithuania
IDW Esperanza Resort is designed to help guests relax, escape, and be pampered. Resort offers stunning natural beauty, superb accommodation, acclaimed dining and entertainment.
A hotel and art exhibition made of ice from the river Torne, each year reincarnated in a brand new design. A place to discover silence, northern lights, glistening snow clad forests, reindeer, cloudberries, kettle coffee and much more.
LA SOURCE BLEUE HOTEL, France
A hotel with rooms in full harmony with the well-preserved natural backdrop. Deliciously Art Deco, the rooms have been decorated using beautiful materials and top-quality services are available: private terraces and balconies for each room, some with water therapy facilities or jacuzzi. This establishment blends beautifully into the backdrop for a special, peaceful stay.
BOHINJ HOTEL, Slovenia
Contemporary high category hotel in the intact Triglav National Park.
CULDEARN HOUSE HOTEL, Scotland, UK
Culdearn House is a small, privately owned country house hotel which offers a choice of six luxury en-suite bedrooms, a sophisticated drawing room for relaxing by the open fire and a small, intimate restaurant mentioned in the Michelin Guide.
BALLYNAHINCH CASTLE, Ireland
Set in a private 450 acre estate of woodland, rivers and walks in the heart of Connemara Co. Galway. This authentic and unpretentious Castle Hotel stands proudly overlooking its famous salmon fishery, with a backdrop of the beautiful 12 Bens Mountain range.
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This eco-friendly accommodation is located in the Argan Biosphere Reserve, a Unesco World Heritage and in the High Atlas Mountains yet only 20 min. from the beautiful beaches of Agadir and not far from the imperial city of Taroudant !
BENGUERRA ISLAND, Mozambique
A SENSORY EXPLOSION.... For incredible snorkelling and opportunities to spot the rare Dugong, book a holiday to Benguerra Lodge. The island is a sensory explosion, well worth a few days diving, wind surfing, walking and fishing.
OL DONYO LODGE, Kenya
a collection of superb thatched bungalows designed by leading conservationists that are perfectly positioned to take in some of Kenya's most stunning nature displays.
SANCTUARY SUSSI & CHUMA LODGE, Zambia
Sanctuary Sussi & Chuma is built on a dramatic bend of the Zambezi River in the Mosi-Oa-Tunya National Park, twelve kilometres upstream from the world-famous Victoria Falls.
ZARAFA CAMP, Botswana
Located in Selinda Reserve, Botswana.
PHINDA MOUNTAIN LODGE, South Africa
Light and space lie at the heart of Phinda Mountain Lodge.
FREGATE ISLAND PRIVATE, Seychelles
A jewel of conservation. Seychelles' true sanctuary
SANCTUARY GORILLA FOREST CAMP, Uganda
Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp is nestled deep inside Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, a UNESCO World Heritage Site in southwest Uganda. This camp is one of the most remote and atmospheric in Africa.
MNEMBA ISLAND, Zanzibar
From snorkelling, swimming and kayaking, to massages on the beach, to doing nothing at all
OTENTIC ECO TENT EXPERIENCE, Mauritius
The lodge is ideally located at canoeing distance halfway from the waterfall and the crystal 22kms lagoon of ile aux cerfs.
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ITC GARDENIA, Bengalore, India
The Hotel is conveniently located in the commercial heart of Bengaluru and is in close proximity to key business districts and IT hubs of Bengaluru. This luxury hotel in Bengaluru is equipped with 292 Luxury rooms and suites offering the discerning business and leisure traveler the best in hospitality and Hotel services.
SIX SENSE SONEVA KIRI, Thailand
More than twenty of the largest resort villas in the world and eleven private residences, are vast in scale. Located on the idyllic beach or sunny slopes in the rainforest, all have stunning infinity pools, impossibly chic furnishings, personal electric buggies and impeccable service courtesy of Mr./Ms. Friday private butlers.
Highlights include the open air Cinema Paradiso, Benz’ mangrove restaurant, the Chocolate and Ice cream parlour, the Observatory,The Den and the Treetop Dining Pod.
MOVENPICK RESORT&SPA DEAD SEA,Jordan
The 5-star Mövenpick Resort & Spa Dead Sea is found in a traditional village setting nestled amongst lush gardens. The resort is set on the northern shores of the Dead Sea, at the lowest point on earth. With your well-being and balance in mind, this resort is an oasis of tranquillity.
URBN HOTEL SHANGHAI, Shanghai
Occupying a converted factory warehouse, the URBN uses recycled and locally sourced materials. Its downtown location in Jing’An is a convenient walk away from the charming former French Concession and a myriad of Shanghai’s finest shopping and dining options.
HOSHINOYA KARUIZAWA, Japan
HOSHINOYA Karuizawa is nestled in a forest-covered valley through which a river gently flows. Guest pavilions stand side by side with the beautiful native fauna. It is a resort village that exists without disrupting the natural environment it inhabits.
ALILA VILLAS SOORI, Indonesia
Alila Villas Soori is a private and luxurious retreat to recharge amidst the beauty, warmth and rich culture of Bali. Surrounded by UNESCO’s world heritage protected rice fields, guests can experience the ultimate in personalised service, the luxury of space and the boosting elements of the unique volcanic sand which defines this incredible coastline.
REEF VILLA & SPA, Sri Lanka
At Reef we transport you back, reminiscent of the days of the East India Company and the British Raj, where antique ceiling fans stir lazily in the heat, wicker chairs nestle among palm trees and striped shadows of light made by louvered doors lie gently on shaded verandas.
SONG SAA PRIVATE ISLAND, Cambodia
In this private intimate setting, you will lose yourself in the natural world. No intrusions. No work. Nothing but play.
As Cambodia’s first luxury private island resort, we are committed to maintaining the natural assets that make this location so unique.
EL NIDO RESORTS, Philippines
El Nido Resorts is a group of eco-resorts located in the El Nido-Taytay municipalities in northern Palawan, Philippines. The resorts offer genuine, local hospitality and unique and enriching experiences amidst the beautiful natural landscape.
SIX SENSES CON DAO, Vietnam
Six Senses Con Dao, the first five-star resort in the archipelago islands, is contemporary in design and reflects the essence of a traditional fishing village.
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THALA BEACH NATURE RESERVE, Port Douglas, Australia
Thala Beach Nature Reserve is the only deluxe Port Douglas resort located on a private headland between Cairns and Port Douglas. The hotel offers eco friendly accommodation options that are sensitively positioned amongst the resort's 145 acre property. Unique on site experiences are included in the room rate to make your stay with us extra memorable.
THE BRANDO, Tetiaroa, Polynesia
he Brando is a unique luxury resort on French Polynesia’s breathtakingly beautiful private island of Tetiaroa – an atoll composed of a dozen small islands surrounding a sparkling lagoon 30 miles northeast of Tahiti. The Brando offers carefree luxury in the midst of pristine nature.
NAUTILUS RESORT, Rarotonga, Cook Islands
An eco-friendly boutique beachfront resort set against a beautiful mountain backdrop which melts into a crystal clear lagoon, show casing premium luxury accommodation all with salt water plunge pools and set in authentic tropical Cook Islands gardens.
SINALEI REEF RESORT & SPA, Samoa Island
From the moment you enter our stunning, naturally landscaped beach front surrounds you will know you have discovered an Island sanctuary like no other. Our Adults Only, luxury Resort is a true Samoan paradise, where the irresistible beauty of nature surrounds you.
HOTEL L'ESCAPADE ISLAND RESORT, New Caledonia
Maitre Islet floats like a mirage on the lagoon.
In the heart of an unrivalled 200 hectare marine reserve and only 20 minutes by boat from Noumea, this exceptional hotel offers guests a combination of luxury and tranquility in a tropical setting.
MOOREA PEARL RESORT, Moorea, Polynesia
This charming "boutique hotel" is a perfect blend of luxury and serenity making it an ideal destination for couples, honeymooners, divers and families...This traditional Polynesian style resort offers 94 rooms and bungalows. It features 28 Over Water Bungalows, 8 Beach Bungalows, 28 Garden Bungalows and 30 Garden Rooms & Family Rooms.
JEAN-MICHEL COUSTEAU RESORT, Fiji Islands
Overlooking beautiful Savusavu Bay, the Jean-Michel Cousteau Resort features just 25 luxurious bures. 5-star accommodation and service amidst quintessential Fiji island serenity.
DAINTREE ECOLODGE & SPA HOTEL, Australia
Feel the gentle warmth of the tropics on your skin, inhale the pure, clean scent of the most ancient rainforest on Earth, hear the deep echo of the birds from the canopy above
Immerse yourself in the sacredness of Wawu-karrba, the Kuku Yalanji’ special place for the healing of the spirit.
LUMERA ECO-LODGE & CHALETS, Tasmania
Lumera chalets overlook the Bay of Fires and is central to Douglas Apsley National Park & Freycinet National Park.
Exclusive and Unique Accommodation (adult retreat no children please)
HERON ISLAND RESORT, Australia
This is an exclusive island for guests only (no day-trippers here) and, with television-free rooms and no mobile phone reception, it's ideally positioned to take you back to nature, as it is a natural coral cay.
The nature itself is absolutely spectacular. The island is situated on the Great Barrier Reef, which means you can snorkel right off the island. Scuba divers come back again and again to fully discover the 20 dive sites that are just minutes off the island.
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CRISTALINO LODGE, Brazil
Cristalino Jungle Lodge is the work of a family who is leading conservation and sustained projects in the Alta Floresta region, which includes support for scientific and applied research through the Cristalino Ecological Foundation - CEF's Field Station.
ROSALIE BAY RESORT, Dominica
Rosalie Bay is a sanctuary amid the wilds of Dominica — the Nature Island in the Caribbean. Just 45 minutes from the capital city Roseau, our intimate eco-boutique Dominica hotel features 28 spacious rooms and suites, organic cuisine, nature-inspired spa, personalized wellness program chic amenities, a black sand beach where turtles safely nest and more.
KAPAWI ECOLODGE, Ecuador
Together with the Achuar Kapawi Ecolodge protects and conserves the forest that has been the home for the Achuar for over 100 years. Therefore, Kapawi is also continuously trying to further improve their environmental management practices at the lodge and involve guests throughout this process. Solar energy, sophisticated water purification and recycling system and sustainable sourcing of products and services enable Kapawi Ecolodge to minimize its environmental footprint significantly.
LAGUNA LODGE ECO RESORT, Guatemala
The Laguna Lodge is on the lakeshore of the legendary Lake Atitlan and exclusively nestled in its own nature reserve. Entry into this Mayan world begins by boat
ESTANCIA PEUMA HUE,Patagonia,Argentina
The series of buildings and cabins that make up this private and secluded enclave are all built from local wood and have superb views out onto the lake beyond, providing a warm and inviting environment.
EXPLORA RAPA NUI, Easter Island, Chile
In-depth commitment to the native Rapa Nui people.
The first hotel in South America to attain LEED Certification.
On-site water purification program.
Re-usable stainless steel (BPA-free) water bottles used for explorations substantially reduces plastic waste.
On-site recycling center and activated sludge plant.
The lodge was constructed on land unsuitable for agricultural use.
Eco-friendly cleaning products used throughout the lodge.
LAPA RIOS ECOLODGE, Costa Rica
The Lapa Rios buildings were designed to have minimum impact, to leave a small footprint. The architectural style reflects the local heritage-open air, pole and thatch. Construction materials are sourced locally, with focus on renewable plant materials. Using renewable building products provides local jobs both for planting and harvesting, and a platform to improve rural environmental education.
FINCH BAY ECO HOTEL, Galapagos Islands
A visit to the Finch Bay Eco Hotel is always special. Incredible hospitality, Cordon Bleu gastronomy, beach front living, a freshwater swimming pool, hammocks in each room, and plush beds with fine linens: a truly unique way to save our the Galapagos Islands experience.
MANCHEBO BEACH RESORT & SPA, Aruba
Experience your own personal Caribbean paradise at this intimate, 2-story boutique resort located on the shores of majestic Eagle Beach, an ideal place for romantic and rejuvenating getaways. Simply relax beside the Caribbean Sea on a breathtaking stretch of beach savoring refreshing cocktails.
HERMITAGE BAY, Antigua
The resort was recently awarded Green Globe certification, not because it set out to get it, but because the recognition was a by-product of doing things right. An organic garden supplies much of the produce, and the spa offers unusual color-therapy treatments performed with a rigorously organic product line.
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Welcome to Tiamo, an exclusive slice of paradise in the heart of the Caribbean. Situated on South Andros Island in the Out Islands of the Bahamas, a visit to Tiamo is unlike most other experiences. Accessible only by boat or seaplane, with a private beach, only 10 villas and the Bird’s Nest in our resort, taking a vacation here really does enable you get away from it all.
ZION LODGE N.P., Utah
Enjoy a selection of comfortable and spacious accommodations, a year-round restaurant serving local favorites and a wide variety of ways to keep you entertained during your stay in Zion National Park.
WICKANINNISH INN, Vancouver, Canada
The hotel is quite green: it’s located within a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, and works to protect its surroundings. Buildings were laid out to disturb the fewest trees possible, and the hotel encourages patrons to explore on foot or by bicycle, rather than by car. Nearly all of the food is local; leftover scraps are composted on-site.
EL MONTE SAGRADO LIVING RESORT & SPA, Taos, New Mexico
The property was planned to exist in harmony with the land, including a Sacred Circle of green space and cottonwood trees bordered by waterfalls, stone water sculptures, a wooden foot bridge, stocked trout pond, and an abundance of regional flora and foliage.
Parts of the resort are geo-thermally heated and cooled, and nearly all water on the property is recycled by the Living Machine, an ecologically engineered system for collecting, treating and recycling water with minimal impact on the land.
ULTIMA THULE LODGE, Alaska
Paradise lies deep in the Alaskan wilderness. Immersed in nature, a hundred miles from paved roads, you’ll discover a lodge steeped in luxury and centered on adventure.
CONCORDIA ECO RESORT, St John, US Virgin Islands
Built into the hillside the resort enjoys dramatic views of Drunk Bay, Ram’s Head and Salt Pond Bay; as well as wonderful trade wind breezes off the ocean. The resort’s architect used green building techniques whenever and wherever possible to create a unique development that truly respects its place on this special island.
Studios have solid walls, floors, doors and windows with AC electric. Tents are wood framed with soft walls, zipper windows and use 12 volt DC via solar electric.
HOTEL TERRA JACKSON HOLE, Wyoming
LEED certified, Hotel Terra uses energy in part through solar, wind and hydro power. Much of its structure is made of recycled material, and the heating and cooling systems are controlled via an advanced computer system.
THE FAIRMONT ROYAL PAVILLON, Barbados
Our 75-room hotel stretches languidly in front of a pristine beach, regarded as the most beautiful and exclusive in Barbados. The resort´s elegant and inviting architecture features several paths, ideal for a relaxing stroll, that will unveil magnificent gardens with endemic trees and flowers, a freshwater pool, outdoor tennis courts and the beach, not to forget the resort's restaurants, both located beachfront.
THE FAIRMONT SOUTHAMPTON HOTEL, Bermuda
Perched on Bermuda’s stunning south shore with miles of pink sand beaches, the luxurious Fairmont Southampton, Bermuda beach resort sits on nearly 100 acres, dotted with lush bougainvillea and towering coconut palms. Conveniently located in the mid-Atlantic, less than a two-hour flight from most east coast gateways; this Bermuda hotel is perfect for Atlantic vacations, getaways, meetings & events year-round.
SOLAGE CALISTOGA, California
Furnished with natural materials, each airy studio or suite comes with a patio overlooking the leafy estate. All rooms feature a flat-screen TV, an iPod® docking station, and a minibar. WiFi is available, and premium bedding keeps guests snug at night