Sustaınable Hotels: Where Feelıng Good Meets Travelıng Well

As travelers become more conscious of the environmental and social impacts of world travel, sustainable tourism is on the rise. Travelers are seeking ways to reduce their carbon footprint, support local communities, and make a positive difference while exploring the world. One way to achieve this is by opting to stay in sustainable hotels. Also known as eco-friendly or green hotels, sustainable hotels have gained popularity in recent years. These establishments are dedicated to minimizing their environmental impact, promoting responsible tourism, and supporting the well-being of local communities. This incredible selection of hotels is a perfect choice for those who want to feel good and make a positive impact while traveling!

UTSAV Camp Sariska, Rajasthan, India

Located adjacent to Sariska National Park, UTSAV Camp Sariska is a serene and peaceful retreat designed for guests to find tranquility immersed in nature. Committed to embracing a philosophy of conscious consumption to support natural wildlife and develop a thriving local ecosystem, this sanctuary is entirely dedicated to sustainability. UTSAV reduces its carbon footprint by investing in the local community, with 85% of its staff being from nearby villages. They follow the Zero Mile approach by growing fresh vegetables and herbs for the kitchen, avoiding the use of pesticides and chemicals. They also provide reverse osmosis filtered water in glass bottles to avoid plastic usage. Hundreds of indigenous trees and plants at UTSAV help maintain healthy groundwater levels, and 34KW solar panels installed reduce carbon dioxide emissions by over 200 tons annually. Trained naturalists and rangers regularly document local wildlife through camera traps and photography to encourage guests to develop their personal connection with the natural world. Designed to encourage guests to reconnect with Mother Nature while relaxing and recharging, this property allows you to relax and recharge while reconnecting with the natural world.

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Zanzibar White Sand Luxury Villas & Spa; Paje Beach, Paje, Tanzania

A perfect blend of sustainability and luxury located on the east coast of Zanzibar, this exclusive retreat aims to protect and enhance the island's surroundings. Spread across four hectares of lush gardens, Zanzibar White Sand Luxury Villas & Spa operates on wind and solar energy. This year, they have opened four new luxury villas that operate on 100% solar energy, making them the first in Zanzibar and East Africa to do so. They have eliminated single-use plastics and even produce their filtered drinking water bottled in glass containers with a desalination plant. The resort also collaborates with its own suppliers, from carpentry workshops for furniture to vegetable gardens for the kitchen. All cosmetics offered here are produced by local women, and guests have the opportunity to learn about and visit the production of these seaweed-based products. Zanzibar White Sand Luxury Villas & Spa is designed with sustainability in mind, reflecting the natural beauty of the Zanzibar coast while providing the best service - truly inspiring to say the least.

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Viceroy Los Cabos; San José del Cabo, B.C.S., Mexico

A striking hotel connected majestically by elevated walkways, Viceroy Los Cabos evokes an otherworldly feeling. With a design contrasting against Mexico’s desert landscape, the hotel has been implementing environmental and sustainability initiatives for years. They have enacted an environmental and sustainability policy and implemented water and energy savings plans. From dedicated water conservation practices to an abundance of eco-friendly products used, Viceroy also reduces emissions with Tesla & E-vehicle stations, a comprehensive recycling program, a complimentary bus shuttle service for all employees, and more. The resort is also proud to support Plastic Neutral Los Cabos through partnerships and employee participation in regularly scheduled beach cleanup activities. Every product used at Viceroy Los Cabos, from cleaning products to bathroom soaps, is eco-friendly, and their spa treatment line is free from silicone, parabens, artificial colors, animal derivatives, and manufactured using renewable electricity. So, rest assured that the sustainability initiatives here are truly endless!

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The Kumaon

The Kumaon is a uniquely crafted, secluded private sanctuary hidden away in the Kasar Devi region. Surrounded by spectacular undulating hills and rich biodiversity, with unparalleled views of the mighty Himalayan range, it has a strong focus on sustainability. Their prime objectives towards the environment include efficient usage of energy and water, optimal waste reduction, organic farming, and engaging with the local community. Taking two years to transform into the sanctuary it is today, the owners believed in supporting the local communities and empowering them with sustainable livelihoods. The spaces have a constant reference to the outdoors, with a minimalist palette retained to emphasize the picturesque backdrop. Sustainable architecture highlights locally sourced materials like bamboo, copper, and stones, utilized extensively across different structures and spaces through varied local techniques and skills from the region.

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Casa Chameleon Las Catalinas, Las Catalinas, Costa Rica

Casa Chameleon Las Catalinas is a place you would only dream of in fairy tales. This adults-only hotel perfectly positioned along the pristine Guanacaste peninsula is committed to preserving the beauty of the secluded paradise that surrounds it. Casa Chameleon, aiming to enhance its surroundings, has implemented a long list of sustainable practices focused on improving its environmental and social impacts, from adopting water conservation practices to monthly beach cleanup projects, Plant-a-Tree initiatives, and recycling programs. Here, you can expect non-toxic cleaning products, water-efficient fixtures, a sustainable food supply chain, glass water bottles, and more. The hotel also partners with Kind Traveler's Every Stay Gives Back program, adding $3 to each guest's stay to be donated to education and community development programs in rural and underserved areas in Guanacaste, Costa Rica. Casa Chameleon aims to combine the sustainable habits of an eco-hotel with the amenities expected from boutique tropical resorts.

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Bask & Stow, Byron Bay NSW 2481, Australia

Byron Bay, with its abundance of nature, is a place of healing and connection. The lifestyle of this coastal town, with its pastoral scenery, strong community ties, creative locals, and progressive culinary experiences, is envied by many. In this guesthouse, a small family-run business, being environmentally and socially conscious is at the heart of what they do. Bask & Stow collaborates with like-minded local businesses and provides environmentally and socially responsible products, from bed linens to Byron Bay Hanging Chairs. Encouraging guests to live like locals, the charming guesthouse provides bicycles for exploring the beautiful surroundings and minimizes its impact on the environment.

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Hotel Corte di Gabriela, Venice, Italy

A boutique hotel in Venice, Italy, which takes sustainability very seriously. With solar panels powering its water and swimming pool heating, a photovoltaic system generating the energy they consume, a ban on single-use plastics, and more, the hotel is also in partnership with Treedom to fight climate change by planting trees. They also collect rainwater to irrigate the garden, use FSC® paper for printed materials, and provide bicycles for guests to explore the region without harming the environment. Not to mention that the default search engine is Ecosia, which finances tree planting worldwide. Hotel Savoy Grado is all about making green choices and working with ethical businesses that give back to their communities. This inspiring and sustainable hotel proves that doing good makes a difference.

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Aloita Resort, Sumatera Barat, Indonesia

In the midst of the azure waters of Indonesia's Mentawai Islands lies a hidden gem that beckons travelers in search of an unforgettable tropical escape. Aloita Resort promises a tranquil retreat surrounded by the wonders of nature, taking its environmental responsibilities very seriously. Utilizing sustainable practices such as solar energy, eco-friendly building materials, and efficient waste management systems, the resort actively participates in marine conservation efforts and supports local communities by demonstrating dedication to preserving the pristine beauty of the Mentawai Islands. The resort's commitment to sustainability ensures that these ecosystems remain intact for future generations to enjoy. Explore Check out the hotel: