10 Best Green Hotels & Resorts
Discover Sustainable Resorts
Looking for a taste of luxury that keeps Mother Nature in mind? We’ve got you covered. To help you relax knowing that your vacation is eco-friendly, we’ve put together a list of some of the most sustainable and environmentally conscious resorts.
1. The Westin Reserva Conchal, an All-Inclusive Golf Resort (COSTA RICA)
You don’t need to imagine playing golf in paradise when you can experience it live at the Westin Reserva Conchal, where Costa Rica’s first desalination plant turns saltwater into freshwater. Afterwards, enjoy exploring the local wildlife preserve, protected by the resort’s robust recycling program that repurposes 85% of its generated waste. Discover a better way of living.
2. Dreams Las Mareas Resort & Spa (COSTA RICA)
Constructed with sustainable materials and environmental practices, Dreams Las Mareas sits by a pristine bay ready to welcome you home to relaxation. When you’re done relaxing by the shore, visit the untouched mangroves and waterfalls of the nearby Santa Rosa National Park. With nightly shows, and supervised parties, it’s eco-friendly fun for the whole family.
3. Iberostar Cozumel (Cozumel, Mexico)
Interested in scuba diving? There’s no better place than the island garden of Cozumel, where you can swim through some of the world’s most gorgeous reefs, carefully maintained and restored by the resort’s passionate conservation team. Feeling hungry after your aquatic adventure? No problem! Just visit any of the resort’s deliciously curated restaurants, each one serving responsibly sourced meals, with plenty of plant-based options to spare, thanks to the Waves of Change program.
Pro-tip: Every Iberostar resort participates in the Waves of Change program, which ensures that the surrounding waters are protected, and that each meal is sustainably sourced. Every dollar you spend goes towards enriching the local community!
4. Dreams Curaçao Resort & Spa (Curaçao)
Welcome to Curaçao and let your dreams be real in this land of sun and sand. Enjoy a luxurious experience on 9 hectares of natural land, all curated by local experts aimed at making your stay as lavish as possible. If you’re looking for some cultural exchange, Willemstad’s playful Dutch architecture is found only a few short minutes away.
5. Iberostar Quetzal (Cancún, Mexico)
For five-star fun that’s all-inclusive on the environment, Iberostar Quetzal can’t be beat. Work on your tan while a team of biologists at the resort works to preserve the tropical rainforest just steps away from your luxury suite, then enjoy a sustainably sourced seafood feast as flamingos and peacocks stroll along the beaches and pathways.
6. Cayo Levantado Resort (SAMANÁ, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC)
Travel to the sunny Dominican Republic and meet the three pillars of Cayo Levantado: environment, local culture, and wellness. One look at the lush gardens of the resort is enough to grasp the level of care given to the surrounding landscape. Collaborations with local artisans ensure that the architecture and cuisine are authentic to the D.R. With amenities like these, it’s no surprise that wellness comes naturally.
7. Sandals® Barbados
Fitting seamlessly between lush rainforests and pure waters, Sandals Barbados stands as a testament to natural living. Stroll through tropical gardens fully integrated into the resort’s layout and structure, and then buy handmade souvenirs from the weekly artist’s market to see first-hand how natural resources can be repurposed sustainably.
8. Iberostar Selection Playa Mita (Puerto Vallarta, Mexico)
Immerse yourself in the natural beauty of Mexico’s friendliest city and discover one of Iberostar’s finest five-star experiences. Each of the resort’s amenities are designed with local materials and luxury in mind. Why not go treat yourself to a spa day, inspired by local culture, or go whale watching in the protected waters. Kids can play too and enjoy hundreds of activities at the Star Camp, ranging from air hockey to ziplines.
9. Bahia Principe Grand La Romana (LA ROMANA, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC)
Say hola to Grand La Romana, your new favourite island escape, and relax in the pristine waters of the D.R. Afterwards, visit the famous Cave of Wonders and see its ancient paintings, with the knowledge that each of these attractions will be preserved for future generations to enjoy through Bahia Principe’s sustainable practices. Make sure to pack eco-friendly sunscreen to do your part!
10. Sandals Royal Bahamian (Nassau, The Bahamas)
Embrace delight at one of Sandals’ most regal experiences, newly renovated for your pleasure. Enjoy culinary delights at any of the ten sustainably sourced restaurants or unwind at the award-winning Red Lane Spa. If you’re looking for a more private experience, sail over to the Sandals Barefoot Cay and reconnect with yourself on a secluded beach.
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