As the world begins to open back up and people begin to travel more, it can’t be stressed enough that you should travel responsibly. Traveling responsibly does not just mean you need to pack your mask and hand sanitizer but also maintain the environmental sustainability. With an eco-conscious resort, you can save the planet without having to sacrifice luxurious amenities.
Rondon Ridge, Mt Hagen, Papua New Guinea
With deforestation being an ongoing and worsening issue, Rondon Ridge fights against the issue alongside their neighboring villagers to protect the surrounding forest from logging. This resort has apartment-style rooms that overlook the scenic Wahgi Valley. What makes this resort so important for the environment is the power source: Rondon Ridge is powered by a zero-emission hydroelectric system that produces power from local mountain streams! Through clean energy, locally grown resources, and hiring local staff members, this resort helps sustain a well-run and eco-friendly community.
Most popular amenities: Free parking Bar RestaurantAirport transportation Non-smoking roomsLaundry service
Garonga Safari Camp, South Africa
This safari camp exudes a luxurious camping experience. You can experience the joys and adventure of camping at this luxury tented camp in the Makalai Conservancy. It is this camp’s mission to reduce its carbon footprint, including the use of solar panels for 30% of its energy use! Worry not about this camp site’s solar-powered energy source–they also have a heat pump system that reduces the electrical power by up to 80% and a biogas system to turn food and natural waste into natural gas to cook with. They even make great use of their water supply as they recycle it to be used for the waterhole for the animals.
Most popular amenities: 1 swimming poolTea/Coffee Maker in All Rooms Bar
Soneva Kiri, Thailand
This remarkable resort offers unique experiences and stays true to its mission to provide an eco-friendly yet luxury experience. The owners of Soneva Kiri feel that real luxury entails “feeling the sand between your toes or enjoying dinner under a canopy of a billion stars.” This home away from home allows guests to be at one with the natural world as they aim to distance themselves from urban life—experience 100% tranquility at this 100% carbon-neutral resort.
Most popular amenities: 1 swimming pool Non-smoking roomsBeachfront Fitness center Spa Airport shuttle Restaurant BarExceptional Breakfast
Pacuare Lodge, Costa Rica
Pacuare Lodge has their electricity generated by a turbine in a nearby stream. At this resort which has views for days, you can trust that they are truly sustainable. Even when it comes to their food supply, you pre-order their delicious meals rather than eating buffet style, contributing to a vast majority of food waste. Their bungalows, which are well lit by lanterns, do not use trees for their structure. In addition to environmental sustainability, this resort offers an infinity pool surrounded by rainforests.
Most popular amenities: WiFi Spa Breakfast Non-smoking rooms Bar
Karijini Eco Retreat, Western Australia
This spot is perfect for all things outdoor activity-based. From hiking, climbing, and canyoning, this retreat offers it all. Karijini Eco Retreat is one of Australia’s leading eco-tourism attractions. Located in Western Australia’s second-largest national park, the resort has plenty to offer, including eco tents, cabins, and campsites in the bushlands.
Most popular amenities: BarParking Restaurant
Be a safe and responsible traveler as you embark on these eco-friendly journeys. Living a sustainable lifestyle does not mean you have to cut back on the fun times they are to be had. Book a stay at some of these eco-resorts!