Opting to live an eco-friendly and sustainable lifestyle is a particularly advantageous choice, not only for our planet but also for your peace of mind and ultimate fulfillment. Once in a while, however, you might still get the urge to “get out there” in the world and see it for yourself, and there’s simply no reason why you can’t pair the two, transforming yourself into a tree-hugging, globetrotting activist. Here are the best, most eco-friendly hotels around the world that you simply must check out.
Devil’s Thumb Ranch, Colorado
An hour outside of Denver in Tabernash, Colorado, you’ll find an exciting and eco-friendly reason to enjoy your homeland excursion that much more: Devil’s Thumb Ranch Resort and Spa. The energy-conscious, conserving, and reusing resort makes the most of their resources by heating the indoors with a geothermal system. The resort and spa also features “green” dual flush toilets and energy efficient fluorescent light bulbs throughout their facilities. Materials throughout the interior are sustainable, too, with reclaimed spruce wood floors and a stone exterior. As a result of these “green” measures, Devil’s Thumb Ranch was given the EPA Award for Responsible Development & Historic Preservation.
Cree Village Ecolodge, Canada
Heading north, be sure to stay at the Cree Village Ecolodge in Ontario, Canada; it is arguably the most environmentally friendly accommodation in all of Canada. This lodge is also the first aboriginal owned accommodation in North America. Tucked into the rugged, subarctic landscape, it is a sight to behold. Here you’ll find composting toilets, efficient ceiling fans, natural wood, organic threads, and biodegradable soaps and shampoos amongst the list of “green” features.
Hotel Alexandra, Denmark
When visiting Europe, be sure to stop by Copenhagen, Denmark for a delightful stay at Hotel Alexandra. As a historical hotel that pairs futuristic eco-friendliness with rich tradition and character, Hotel Alexandra is part of the Green Key, an eco-friendly label for sustainable hotels around the world. Using clean energy and sustainable sources of food and water, and sponsoring children in third-world countries, Hotel Alexandra truly is globally beneficial.
Adrère Amellal, Egypt
A sight to be seen all on its own, the Adrère Amellal accommodation in Egypt close to the Libyan border is built of local salt rock and clay, and appears to be a mere bump in the landscape. Following the kershef construction method of traditional building materials like mud, sand, and sun-dried salt, the materials don’t get much more sustainable than this. No electricity and a minimum level of amenities make peace and quiet (and eco-friendliness) the lodge’s most dominant features.
Six Senses Hideaway, Khahn Hoa, Vietnam
Revitalize all six senses with this hideaway visit in Vietnam, a peaceful lodge tucked away in a private area of the Ninh Van Bay, making it accessible only by boat. Kick off your shoes and enjoy the barefoot peace and luxury at this lodge, as well as the eco-friendly facilities and the culinary delights. You’ll find luxurious finishes and furnishings constructed from renewable and sustainable sources at Six Sense Hideaway. It’s a place that fits seamlessly with its surrounding landscape. Hopping around the world and enjoying the beauty of the world is fantastic, but its much more meaningful and fulfilling when you know you’re doing it in an eco-friendly fashion. By ensuring that future generations can enjoy the same for centuries to come, you and others like you will be to thank for the thriving of the planet. Just be sure to keep moving, and stay green all the way!