It’s good to care about the environment, especially with all the concerns regarding climate change. Fortunately, there are plenty of ways to ensure you do your bit to take care of the planet, including when you’re on vacation. The world is full of incredible eco-hotels that are perfect for conscious travelers. One of these could be the ideal spot for your next vacation.
Bucuti & Tara Beach Resort is a stunning coastal retreat with a focus on water sustainability
Who doesn’t love a beach vacation? Where better to spend your days off than at Bucuti & Tara Beach Resort, the first-ever carbon-neutral Caribbean resort? This spot, which is just a short drive from Aruba’s Queen Beatrix airport, utilizes plenty of sustainable practices revolving around water. That includes having solar panels to heat it and a water-recycling system that allows sink and shower water to be re-used for plants. This stunning resort also offers a Carbon Offset Concierge who will help you find programs to offset the emissions from your journey.
Mashpi Lodge is far removed from real life and boasts incredible sustainable initiatives
If you want to disconnect from your life at home as much as possible, a stay in Mashpi Lodge might be precisely what you need. This eco-friendly getaway in the Ecuador rainforest is very far removed from what you’ll find in the US. Plus, it boasts some incredible sustainable initiatives, from a modern wastewater treatment plant to completely energy-efficient lights. What’s more, you know the hotel does right by its employees because all of them are stakeholders in the business.
Tri Lanka has the motto to “create more, consume less”
Somewhere that’s even further off the grid is Tri Lanka. Located over two hours away from Sri Lanka’s biggest airport, you’ll really be able to leave your normal life behind during your stay. While the added journey might not seem ideal for an eco-resort, this place has plenty of eco-conscious initiatives. That includes living plant walls, green roofs to reduce electricity use, and buildings made from recycled wood. The motto at Tri Lanka is to “create more, consume less,” and you can do so while enjoying stunning views of Koggala Lake.
1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge is proving that cities can be good for an eco-friendly vacation
Cities might not be considered particularly eco-conscious places. However, 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge is proving that this is starting to change. The New York hotel has adopted tons of eco-friendly practices to ensure that conscious travelers can enjoy their stay. They source local and sustainable materials, and the filtered water station in the rooms reduces the need for plastic bottles. What they offer here is so good for the planet that they’ve now been LEED Gold Certified, proving that you don’t need to leave the US for an excellent eco-hotel.
As more people realize that the planet needs our help, eco-hotels like these are bound to start increasing. For now, though, these are probably the best choices for your next vacation. Any future resorts will have a lot to live up to.