Finally, ecology is gaining more and more important in all areas of life, so traveling is not an exception. People are choosing bicycles to explore new cities, eating local and plant-based food, or shopping in local markets. One more new trend to promote sustainable travelling is eco-friendly hotels.
To reduce the negative impact on the environment stands as a priority for those green or eco-hotels. These places promote recycling, composting, using non-toxic cleaning products, providing ecological personal care products for guests, and using reusable things. Only energy-efficient lighting is used, non-plastic bottles and eco-material for bedsheets or towels are allowed. All guests are encouraged to save energy, hang their bath towels up for reuse, chose bicycles instead of cars, and recycle. This type is getting more popular now, and they can be very comfortable and even luxurious. Take a look at the best eco-friendly hotels around the world.
Thala Beach Nature Reserve, Australia
This hotel is located near the Great Barrier Reef and is surrounded by amazing wild nature that will make speechless all nature lovers. This hotel has many certifications and awards as the top place of sustainable tourism. All the property of this hotel is made from ecological material so even the furniture is made from local timber. The restaurant is offering to try amazing food and drinks that are made from ecological and local ingredients.
Six Senses Con Dao, Vietnam
This is a five-star resort on the coast of the South China Sea with the white sand beach and surrounded by jungle. The interior, facilities, and services represent the highest quality and luxury. However, this hotel is also rated as one of the most eco-friendly hotels in the world. Only the sustainable materials have been used for constructions of this place as well as only local and eco materials are offering for guests. The building was designed in a special way and has a structure to maximize airflow and therefore reduce the need for air conditioning.
Fairmont Mayakoba, Mexico
The open-air hotel is located on the white sand coast of Playa del Carmen and surrounded by ocean and palm trees, as a result, everything looks as an idyllic postcard. The area of the hotel is divided by pathways, canals, lagoons, five swimming pools, and old trees, so the natural environment of the jungle has not been damaged. Only sustainable materials have been used and everything is ecological. The hotel is a member of an organization that is taking care of the restoration of the Mesoamerican Reef, as a result, every guest is encouraged to contribute as well.
White Pod, Switzerland
Futuristic, luxury and eco-friendly hotel is located high up in Swiss Alps and can provide you a unique experience of escaping all rush and noise of the daily routine. Of course, this place was built from sustainable materials, pellet stoves are using to heat this place, all furniture is recycled, and only local food is served by the chef of the restaurant. The total tranquility and quietness are ensured by the panoramic views of mountains valleys, so do not expect to participate in a wild party here.