Top 10 Eco-Friendly Hotels


Going green means traveling green, too. From water and energy-saving systems to eco-friendly products and nature protection programs, travelers are seeking places they can enjoy while helping conserve for the future. Check out these hotels offering some of the top eco-friendly accommodations.

Rayavadee

214 Moo 2, Tambon Ao Nang, Krabi, Krabi, Thailand , 81000

Spa & Wellness Swimming Pool Beach Nature & Wildlife Outdoor Pool

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Buffet breakfast
Upon Availability Early Check-in & Late Check-out
Property will offer upgrade at time of check in (subject to availability)
Basic Wi-Fi Available

Description


A member of Leading Hotels of The World, Rayavadee is a 5 star luxury resort surrounded by beautiful beaches, dramatic limestone cliffs, tropical landscapes and the emerald waters of the Andaman Sea at the heart of Krabi’s stunning Phranang Peninsula. Just an hour flight from Bangkok, guests can relax in the resort's tropical landscapes surrounded by three beaches (Railay beach, Phranang beach and Nam Mao beach) and award winning architecture inspired by the atmosphere of a southern Thai village. The resort's 94 enchanting two-story pavilions and seven luxurious villas are spread over 26 acres of coconut groves, their spacious interiors and décor providing unsurpassed comfort for the property's highly discerning guests. Four restaurants (Raya Dining, Raitalay Terrace, Krua Phranang and The Grotto), a world-class spa and activities that include island hopping by speedboat, snorkeling, Thai cookery classes, rock climbing and kayaking through a mangrove forest are all on offer as well as daily roster of activities for kids.

Terranea Resort

100 Terranea Way, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA, United States , 90275

Accessibility Pre/Post Cruise Spa & Wellness Swimming Pool Beach Nature & Wildlife Outdoor Pool

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100 USD Hotel/Resort Credit
$60 breakfast credit per bedroom
Upon Availability Early Check-in & Late Check-out
Property will offer upgrade at time of check in (subject to availability)
Basic Wi-Fi Available

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A Luxury Resort Like No Other The ultimate luxurious oceanfront getaway, Terranea is a world unto itself where you can explore and discover 102 awe-inspiring acres of inspirational coastal setting and a unique combination of panoramic views, personalized service, and unparalleled refinement. The calming and transformative experience takes you to a different place, far removed from the ordinary. Featuring a breathtaking location on the Palos Verdes Peninsula with 270-degree views of the Pacific Ocean, Terranea truly embodies a luxury oceanside travel experience. Picturesque sunrises and sunsets; the location is second to none—oceanfront and under an hour to the heart of Los Angeles. An extraordinary experience where sighting whales and dolphins is just inherent and the memories you depart with are unforgettable. Relax in a wide range of oceanfront luxury accommodations for the ultimate privacy and exclusivity including Suites, Villas, Bungalows, & Casitas. Indulge with a host of luxurious amenities including delectable dining, award-winning golf, four swimming pools, boutiques, and adventures on land and at sea – join us for a truly immersive sense of wonder along the Palos Verdes Peninsula. With sweeping views of the Pacific Ocean, Terranea Resort serves as a one-of-a-kind oceanfront luxury destination resort on the Southern California coast.

The Brando, Tetiaroa Private Island

Tetiaroa, Arue, French Polynesia , 98702

Accessibility All-Inclusive LGBTQ+ Friendly Pre/Post Cruise Solo Travel Spa & Wellness Nature & Wildlife Wellness Outdoor Pool

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100 USD F&B Credit
Full Breakfast in Restaurant or In-Villa
Upon Availability Early Check-in & Late Check-out
Property will offer upgrade at time of check in (subject to availability)
Basic Wi-Fi Available

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The Brando in French Polynesia is an exquisite Forbes 5-Star luxury resort on the breathtakingly private island of Tetiaroa—an atoll composed of a dozen small islands circling a sparkling lagoon with easy access exclusively by Air Tetiaroa via twice daily 20-minute flights from Papeete, Tahiti. The Brando was inspired by Marlon Brando’s original vision to create a venture of sustainable development that resonates with visitors and fosters opportunities to get to know both the place and people of French Polynesia. The Brando is a pioneering model of sustainable technology with sea water air-conditioning, renewable energies and LEED platinum certification, all while offering carefree luxury in the midst of pristine nature. Encompassing just thirty-six (36) thoughtfully designed villas: 26 identical One Bedroom Pool Villas, 4 One Bedroom Family Pool Villas, 4 Two Bedroom Pool Villas, 1 Three Bedroom Pool Villa, and 1 premier Three Bedroom Teremoana Residence (with additional staff bedroom & bath for accompanying staff, nanny, security, Chef or small children). Each accommodation also offers its own private white sand beach, pool, and outdoor dining terrace. The Brando boasts incredible gourmet cuisine with 3 intimate restaurants and 2 casual bar lounges, each with inspired menus designed by Michelin star Chef Jean Imbert and showcasing Polynesian, French, Japanese, and vegan specialties. Our luxurious Varua Polynesian Spa; 18 different activities, limitless water sports, natural grass tennis court, fitness centre, and two boutiques help to create a highly personalized experience that you never want to leave!

The St Regis Bora Bora Resort

Motu Ome'e BP 506, Bora Bora, Society Islands, French Polynesia , 98730

Accessibility LGBTQ+ Friendly Pre/Post Cruise Spa & Wellness Swimming Pool Beach Ecotourism Remote Outdoor Pool

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Buffet breakfast at Te Pahu
Upon Availability Early Check-in & Late Check-out
Property will offer upgrade at time of check in (subject to availability)
Basic Wi-Fi Available

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Paradise awaits at The St. Regis Bora Bora Resort Stay in the largest overwater villas in the South Pacific, starting at 1,550 square feet, and revel in the turquoise blue waters visible from the glass panel floors. Every overwater villa is comprised of a separate living room and bedroom, with huge, luxurious bathrooms and glass viewing panels throughout, cut into the floor to provide glimpses of tropical fish swimming by. For ultimate privacy, reserve a secluded beach villa surrounded by palms trees. No request will be too small or unattainable for our Butlers, the Signature St. Regis service available 24-hours a day. Sail around the island’s azure waters, or dive under to meet black tip reef sharks and rays up close. After your island adventure, swim in our Lagoonarium, workout in the fitness center, or unwind with a spa treatment. Order a cocktail at the swim-up bar, or sample international and Polynesian-inspired cuisine at our four restaurants. Our resort offers an awe-inspiring backdrop for destination weddings, honeymoons and company retreats.

One&Only Gorilla's Nest

Nyonirima, Ruhengeri, Northern Province, Rwanda , 0000

All-Inclusive LGBTQ+ Friendly Solo Travel Spa & Wellness Swimming Pool Camps & Safaris Ecotourism Wellness Outdoor Pool

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100 USD Hotel/Resort Credit
Full inclusive a la carte cold and hot breakfast
Upon Availability Early Check-in & Late Check-out
Property will offer upgrade at time of check in (subject to availability)
Basic Wi-Fi Available

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Surrounded by swaying eucalyptus trees, One&Only Gorilla’s Nest awakens a wild spirit of adventure. A place that encourages you to gaze into the mirror through eye opening encounters with majestic mountain gorillas and experience the story of Rwanda. Rwanda is a country that is always looking ahead fueled with positivity. From the nationwide ban on plastic bags to the regular Umuganda cleaning efforts and conservation programmes, Rwanda celebrates unparalleled pride in the natural world. From the moment you arrive, fragrant roses and hundreds of 60 ft eucalyptus trees greet you. Not only does the plant-life contribute to everything from your welcome drink, culinary experiences and the logs burning on the fire – every plant and tree is chosen to encourage native wildlife to flourish. Cushioned in the foothills of the breathtaking Volcanoes National Park, One&Only Gorilla’s Nest makes the magical possible as you enjoy a once-in-a-lifetime, personal encounter with the rare and majestic mountain gorillas roaming free in its own natural habitat.

AWA Puerto Varas

Ruta 225 KM 27, Puerto Varas, Puerto Varas, Chile , 5550000

Accessibility All-Inclusive LGBTQ+ Friendly Pre/Post Cruise Solo Travel Spa & Wellness Swimming Pool Adventure Nature & Wildlife Remote Indoor Pool

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Buffet Breakfast, home-grown vegetables and eggs
Guaranteed Early Check-in & Late Check-out
Property will offer upgrade at time of check in (subject to availability)
Basic Wi-Fi Available

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The hotel is located on the shores of Lake Llanquihue, close to Puerto Varas and at the gateway to the immaculate Chilean Patagonia. It was designed by its architect owners and stands as a contemporary interpretation of the typical style of the area, combining modern and sophisticated elements with the charm of local crafts and traditions. Each of its 21 guest rooms as well as its new private villa with 4 more rooms, boasts uninterrupted views across Lake Llanquihue to Volcano Osorno. All the excursions are tailored towards the requirements of each guest, depending on their interests and preferences. AWA also possesses a fine dining restaurant whose gastronomic menu is based on produce from its organic garden and local growers. We consider it of utmost importance to generate a positive impact, so we are committed to our community and contribute at the social and environmental levels. In 2020 we became the first Chilean hotel certified as a B-Corporation.

Praia Art Resort

Loc Praialonga SS 106, Crotone, Italy , 88841

Adults-only Swimming Pool Beach Culinary & Gastronomy Nature & Wildlife Outdoor Pool

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Continental breakfast
Upon Availability Early Check-in & Late Check-out
Property will offer upgrade at time of check in (subject to availability)
Basic Wi-Fi Available

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Praia Art Resort is a 5 Star front beach Luxury Resort in Calabria on the border with the protected marine area of Isola di Capo Rizzuto with private beach and private pool. The resort is founded on the principles of sustainability and authenticity: all rooms and common areas were built by local artisans through the use of natural local material (such as wood, rock, clay, iron). 31 accommodations: Rooms, Suites, Master Suites with private pool and private garden all with balcony or external patio. The Ionian sea is clear and transparent, the sand is thin and white, the hammocks in the water swing pushed by the waves. The two restaurants, Pietramare Natural Food one star Michelin and Osteria del Mare interpret the absolute essence of Calabria with an innovative and contemporary breath whose management is based on careful teamwork: the Executive Chef, the Residential Chef and the botanist, the marine biologist, the farmers and the fishermen. "A proximity cuisine, which follows the rhythms of nature and uses local raw materials and reciped that tell the biodiversity of this land: vegetables from restaurant organic garden, fresh fish, meal, vegetables."

Silky Oaks Lodge

423 Finlayvale Road, Mossman, QLD, Australia , 4873

Accessibility Solo Travel Spa & Wellness Swimming Pool Culinary & Gastronomy Nature & Wildlife Wellness Outdoor Pool

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100 USD Hotel/Resort Credit
Small buffet selection and a la carte menu
Guaranteed Early Check-in & Late Check-out
Property will offer upgrade at time of check in (subject to availability)
Basic Wi-Fi Available

Description


Neighbouring the World Heritage-listed wilderness of the Daintree National Park, Silky Oaks Lodge offers guests a stylish rainforest escape. Long regarded as Tropical North Queensland’s luxury bolt-hole, Silky Oaks Lodge is ideally located for access to the region’s spectacular natural attractions, including the Daintree Rainforest, Mossman Gorge, the Great Barrier Reef and Cape Tribulation. Silky Oaks Lodge is set on 32 hectares (80 acres) of pristine rainforest above the gently flowing Mossman River, approximately 60 minutes’ drive from Cairns and 20 minutes from Port Douglas, the gateway to the Great Barrier Reef. With views over the crystal-clear Mossman River and enveloped by the lush rainforest, guests relax in one of forty private treehouse rooms, each a luxurious retreat complete with generous balcony and hammock ready to sway in the afternoon breeze. Dining in the open-air restaurant welcomes the sights and sounds of the rainforest, with menus designed to be light and refreshing in contemporary Australian style with Asian influences. Premium Australian wines make a perfect accompaniment to meals, while a range of local craft beers and small-batch spirits are on offer to wind down after a day’s exploring. Adventures abound for all, with complimentary experiences at Silky Oaks Lodge including yoga, snorkelling in the Mossman River and mountain bikes. A range of bespoke experiences run by local tour operators are available at an additional cost, including driving safaris in the Daintree, indigenous guided walks, snorkelling and diving the Great Barrier Reef and helicopter tours.

Hotel Manapany

Anse des Cayes, Gustavia, Saint Barthelemy, France , 97133

Accessibility LGBTQ+ Friendly Pet-friendly Pre/Post Cruise Solo Travel Spa & Wellness Swimming Pool Beach Ecotourism Wellness Outdoor Pool

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100 USD F&B Credit
Buffet Breakfast for two daily.
Upon Availability Early Check-in & Late Check-out
Property will offer upgrade at time of check in (subject to availability)
High-Speed Wi-Fi Available

Description


The Hotel Manapany is a five-star luxury eco-resort that exudes the essence of St. Barths, uniting the exceptional natural beauty of the island and the elegant respect for nature. Located in the Anse des Cayes, 5 minutes from Gustavia and the airport, the Manapany offers a unique experience back to the roots of St Barths, to live life to the fullest. On the palm-fringed private beach of Anse des Cayes, guests arrive to discover 43 rooms, Suites and Villas nestled between a tropical forest and turquoise Ocean. In total communion with its environment, the estate reinvents a forgotten art and a sweetness for life. Reconnect with nature by enjoying the Ocean or Tropical view from your terrace or feet in the sand directly on the beach. In the morning, enjoy our complimentary yoga and Pilates sessions on our sunny deck, walk on the white sand and feel nature’s gentle warmth beneath your feet. For the most adventurous ones, surf lessons with a certified teacher are available everyday on the hotel's beach. And on sundays, embark on a gustatory journey with our savoury barbecue on the beach, with a background of music.

Sonora Resort Canada

Sonora Island, British Columbia, Canada , V0P 1V0

Accessibility Solo Travel Spa & Wellness Swimming Pool Adventure Ecotourism Nature & Wildlife Outdoor Pool

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All meals are included in rates.
Upon Availability Early Check-in & Late Check-out
Property will offer upgrade at time of check in (subject to availability)
Basic Wi-Fi Available

Description


Nestled in a Pacific Archipelago off the coast of British Columbia, Sonora Resort is a jewel amid one of Canada's most alluring, pristine environments. Accessible only by sea or air, Sonora offers a rare alchemy of secluded wilderness and opulent comfort. A proud member of the Relais & Châteaux family - an association of the world's finest hoteliers, chefs and restauranteurs selected for having a truly unique character - Sonora captures the essence of the Pacific Northwest. The passion of our people, spirit of our natural surroundings and the exemplary service we offer are all experienced within 5 stars of pure luxury. Eagles await our guests perched on towering trees as the sea lions surf the tidal currents and relax in the kelp beds. Every day, a range of exhilarating outdoor adventures beckon from thrilling eco-adventure tours to world-renowned fishing and watching Grizzly bears and Orcas in their natural habitat. Quieter moments can be appreciated in the mineral pools of Island Currents Spa or simply from our spacious private villas, multi-room suites or lodge rooms. Sink into sumptuous linens and cozy goose-down duvets or draw a deep bath to ponder the spectacular ocean views. Reminisce on the day’s adventures in the Tyee Dining Room, where local ingredients are prepared by accomplished chefs and paired with world-class wines. Savour freshly-caught seafood, organically grown produce and desserts that will tempt even the most discerning palates. Remote yet accessible, Sonora is a 50-minute flight from Vancouver.