The 5 Best Eco-Friendly Hotels In The world

The 5 Best Eco-Friendly Hotels In The world

Some of our green favourites, all meeting sustainable criteria without compromising your luxurious experience
Sebastian Schoellgen
May 1, 2020

La Donaira, Andalucia, Spain

La Donaira, Andalucia, Spain

Finca La Donaira is an eco retreat of discreet luxury, organic farm and equestrian centre located on the top of the Andalusian Serranía de Ronda, in southern Spain. Offering accommodation in just nine individually-designed rooms; friendly and professional service; state-of-the-art facilities including a spa; and an infinite list of tailor-made activities from horse riding and wellness to music festivals. Tourism is one of the many activities at La Donaira that we hope will inspire a dialogue about intelligent design and architecture, the arts, agriculture in the modern era and our role in the natural world.

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Borgo Pignano, Tuscany, Italy

Borgo Pignano, Tuscany, Italy

Awarded by Conde Nast Johansen for “Best Hotel for Sustainability” in Europe & the Mediterranean in 2019. Set in one of the most spectacular sites in Tuscany, with views of rolling hills that stretch all the way to the Mediterranean sea, Borgo Pignano is run with a conservationist’s sense of responsibility. The converted 18th century villa and farmhouse is all natural, sustainable and wonderfully laidback and you’re just a short drive from the historic hill towns of Volterra and San Gimignano and within easy reach of the mediaeval cities of Florence and Siena.

Omaanda, Zannier, Namibia

Omaanda, Zannier, Namibia

Omaanda owes its name to its exceptional situation, lying right in the heart of a private animal reserve, the Zannier Reserve by N/a’an ku sê. Composed of ten huts inspired by traditional Owambo architecture, Omaanda is an exceptionally appealing lodge, whose discrete elegance and timeless appeal take you on an unforgettable journey. Discover the singular beauty of the Namibian savannah, in the very heart of a private animal reserve of over 9,000 hectares surrounding the capital Windhoek.

Six Senses Ninh Van Bay, Nha Trang, Vietnam

Six Senses Ninh Van Bay, Nha Trang, Vietnam

Ninh Van Bay sits on a dramatic bay looking out to the East Vietnam Sea so it can only be approached by water. Impressive rock formations, white sand beach and a backdrop of towering mountains add to the fantasy. You can't be more intimately at one with nature. Six Senses Ninh Vanh Bay has a very green outlook. When building the retreat, they kept as much of the surrounding nature, including many of the trees that were on the site. They also plant new trees, clean the beach and remove anything that could harm the coral reefs. Organic waste is composted and used in the vegetable garden, which is watered with wastewater. All the bath products are eco-friendly, too. There is also a troop of rare endangered monkeys that call the hills behind the resort their home.

Cuixmala, Mexico

Cuixmala, Mexico

A luxury eco destination, set in 30,0000 acres of UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. Offering courses, this June, join for The Healing Power of Energy: a 7-night, transformative retreat. Led by internationally renowned specialists, Dr. Jere Rivera-Dugenio Ph.D., Dr. Thornton Streeter and Robert Slovak, the individual and group sessions will focus on improving consciousness, awareness and state of being.

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