Sustainable vacation, here are the greenest hotels in the world

Oluwatoni Olujinmi

Billions of people travel every year for different reasons to different places. More and more people are now careful to choose sustainable accommodations, like some of the greenest hotels we are going to talk about.

Most travelers lodge in eco-friendly hotels during their trip as a 2021 study surveyed that 81% of travelers prefer sustainable accommodation. Undoubtedly, green hotels are the best options for anyone to settle in.

If you are looking for the greenest hotels to stay in, on your holiday adventures, this article will show you the best and most affordable ones you can book.

What is the importance of green hotels?

Green hotels enhance sustainability. In the US alone, 35 billion empty water bottles are disposed of every year and only about 12% are recycled in the hotel and accommodation industry. Also, the waste of energy and water increases when people stay in hotels.

However, green hotels offer solutions by recycling waste materials, conserving water, preserving ecosystems, and using sustainable and reusable construction materials. Interestingly, most 5-star hotels are also going green due to their popularity.

Let’s consider a list of the greenest hotels in the world.

Top 8 greenest hotels in the world

1. North Island, Seychelles

If you’d prefer a suitable private location, North Island Seychelles provides the world’s most exclusive hideaway accommodation. The eco-friendly hotel won the National Geographic’s 2017 World Legacy Award and gained popularity in 2011 as Prince William and Kate Middleton’s royal honeymoon destination.

It consist of 11 villas constructed with sustainable materials and a private plunge pool, overlooking pristine, powder-white sands and turquoise waters each.

In the nursery resort alone, the are 120,000 native seedlings and you can see wildlife species like both green and hawksbill turtles. 

2. Shinta Mani Wild, Cambodia

Shinta Mani Wild is a home for tourists with a perfect base for hiking, kayaking, wildlife surroundings, and the waterfall experience.

It enhances sustainability with 15 striking luxurious tents and goes further to support local communities with schooling, small business sponsorship, and sustainable farming.

3. Svart, Norway

As the first energy-positive hotel in the world since it first opened in 2021, Svart Green Hotel aims to use solar energy to cut its annual energy consumption by 85%.

In a 360% view of the Svartisen glacier and just above the Arctic circle, you’ll be able to see Svart’s crystal clear water and feel the calm wind.

4. Jetwing Surf, Sri Lanka

The beauty of nature is a focal point in Jetwing Surf’s sustainable construction and design. The accommodations aim to protect the environment and recycle wastewater.

5. Soneva Fushi, Maldives

Soneva Fushi hotel has the largest and most luxurious overwater villas in the world.

You’ll enjoy a serene view of nature as the Island is unusually rich in vegetation, and large rooms, most importantly, private rooms are hidden away, and some resemble tree houses.

6. Eco Beach Resort, Australia

Looking for a place full of adventures? The Eco Beach Resort as the name implies is built for sustainability and you can spot whales out of the sea between June to September and discover flatback turtles on sea sands between October and December. You can engage in kayaking or paddling boards on the water.

You can opt to stay in tents or beach homes right on the ocean’s edge, and there are a ton of rooms connected by elevated wooden boardwalks.

7. Campi Ya Kanzi, Kenya

The Campi Ya Kanzi is a 283,000-acre Maasai reserve with a sizable savannah, volcanic summits, and cloud forest scenery. The eco-friendly hotel stores water and uses solar energy to produce hot water and electricity.

The luxury villas and tented cottages present in the eco suite occupy 16 guests at a time. Interestingly, it’s a home for the wild, a place you get to see lions, leopards, and giraffes.

8. Fogo Island Inn, Canada

The Forgo Island green hotel is on an Island in Canada and is an example of sustainable building, with materials to preserve energy.

All of its furniture is handcrafted in the Inn’s woodshop, and also uses solar and wood-burning energy sources. What’s more fun? You can Kayak or sit and watch icebergs float by out to sea.

Read also: The European Green Capital for 2022 is France’s Grenoble

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