This super green resort in Guatemala is located on Lake Atitlan in its own nature reserve! Laguna Lodge is accessible only by boat, but the trip is worth it - guests get views of the lake, the mountains, and even volcanoes! The resort features a hot spring pool, and an organic spa.
If you're looking for a major adventure in the Swiss Alps, then book a room—or rather, book a "pod"—at Whitepod for a winter wonderland experience. Each white "pod" looks like a high-tech igloo and overlooks the Swiss Alps landscape for one of the most breathtaking views. Inside you get the whole rustic vibe with romantic touches like a wood-burning stove and terrace. And if you're not into the whole cold weather thing, the resort is also open in the summer.
Finch Bay is located in the Galapagos Islands. The Galapagos is known for its plant and animal diversity - the resort even offers turtle watching as an activity. Finch Bay makes sure to keep its environment healthy and clean, doing daily beach cleanings, using solar panels, and even collecting rainwater for use in the hotel (which is treated in their own water treatment plant).
Longitude 131 is situated near Ayers Rock in Australia, and it gives whole new meaning to the term "camping out." The resort is located on top of a sand dune and composed of 15 luxury tents. Don't be thrown by the word "tent." These digs feel more like five-star hotel rooms. The tents are all built on stilts to leave the desert sand undisturbed and the entire place runs on solar power only. This eco-chic spot is "glamping" at its finest.
Hotel Punta Islita is a beachfront resort, along the Guanacaste coast of Costa Rica. Offering horseback riding, a swim-up bar, ziplining, and cultural activities (all of which are locally sourced and sustainable), this resort sounds like an adventurer's dream come true. We've got serious wanderlust right about now.
Winner of National Geographic World Legacy Award for 2017, Chaa Creek has everything a treehugger could want - canoeing, eco-friendly infinity pool, fresh produce from their own organic farm, and treetop suites. The resort is located in the jungle of Belize "in the heart of Maya civilization." We're sold.
This beachfront resort couldn't get any cooler. Besides offering scuba diving and an organic spa, Pole Pole gets major points for their sustainability. The resort recycles water with their own purification system, and launched the first recycling program in the marine park, which is a protected coral reserve.
The Treehotel in Sweden is exactly what it sounds like: a hotel in the trees! This is unlike any hotel you'll ever see, because each room is an actual tree house, suspended from air. This isn't your neighborhood tree house, though. Each guest room is a total architectural marvel. The whole idea behind Treehotel is to enjoy the gorgeous surroundings while leaving a tiny carbon footprint—not to mention there's the whole novelty of sleeping in the trees.
Bardessono is nestled in the heart of California's Nappa Valley, and it is LEED Platinum Certified, meaning it is green to the core. The materials used are recycled—and most of the hotel is made from reclaimed wood and stone. The rooms and pool are heated with geothermal technology and solar power, all the food served in the restaurant is locally-sourced and even the bed linens are 100% organic.
There is absolutely nothing wasteful about the Adere Amellal located in Siwa, Egypt. There is no electricity—but bear with us here!—the rooms are all lit by dozens of beeswax candles, giving each room an exotic and romantic vibe. The purpose of staying at the Adrere Amellal is about being in touch with nature and the land.
If you find yourself visiting Easter Island and you want to keep a small carbon footprint, then the Hangaroa Eco Village and Spa is the place for you. This solar and wind-powered remote resort is all about green initiatives, and the guest rooms are made from volcanic rock and natural local clay to resemble ancient caves. But inside the rustic caves are gorgeous, modern luxuries.