Who Said an Eco-Friendly Holiday Isn’t Possible? The Most Sustainable Hotels in the World

It’s easy to fulfill your sustainability vows in the comfort of your home, but it’s a different issue when traveling. Although you may take your eco-friendly water bottles, you can’t exactly dictate how sustainable your hotel is. However, some hotels already prioritize eco-friendly practices- and this article is dedicated to five future-forward establishments.

Soneva Fushi, Maldives

Located in Baa Atoll on the private Kunfunadhoo Island, Soneva Fushi is known as a luxurious resort. It’s also one of the most sustainable resorts in the world. They have an A-Z glossary of their sustainable practices.

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They are 100% carbon neutral and have recycled food sources and permaculture gardens. They also have the first sustainable tours in the world. Sustainability doesn’t cancel out fun; you can be assured of an exciting experience from swimming to dining.

The Brando, French Polynesia

Located on the picturesque island of Tetiaroa in French Polynesia, The Brando allows guests to bask in nature sustainably. With its design fitting into the landscape, the resort was built with local and recycled materials.

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They reduce energy consumption with their deep seawater air-conditioning system, which is the first of its kind. They are also on the way to becoming totally carbon-neutral. Guests can explore wildlife, from rare birds to sea turtles.

The Pig, United Kingdom

Located close to the south coast of Devon, this hotel is one of the most famous eco-friendly hotels in the world. It’s your best bet if you’re looking for a sustainable hotel with British charm.

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The hotel reduces energy consumption by using LED lighting; there is also upcycled furniture across the building. Guests can enjoy amazing dishes at any of the kitchen gardens, basking in rustic British elegance.

Adrère Amellal, Egypt

Located around the Salt Lakes of Siwa, Adrère is the ultimate hideout for people who are big on eco-friendly practices. The building is made from kershaf, a blend of sand, clay, and salt from the hotel’s gardens.

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You can entirely switch off as the property is electricity-free. Candles, gas lamps, and moonlight light it. There is also a natural swimming pool shaded by a palm grove where you can unwind.

Whitepod Eco-Luxury Resort, Switzerland

Located in Switzerland, this resort takes sustainability seriously. The property was built in a unique shape that requires less materials than conventional buildings; its geodesic domes require 30% less energy than a traditional structure.

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Most beverages and food served at the resort are locally sourced, and sustainable European goods are sometimes used if necessary. With timers on water boilers, a wood-pellet heating system, water-saving devices on taps, and limited transport, Whitepod is truly eco-friendly.

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