6x Unique Eco-friendly Hotels Around the World 6x Unique Eco-friendly Hotels Around the World

6x Unique Eco-friendly Hotels Around the World

Wake up to the sound of a waterfall in Bali or monkeys in Costa Rica by spending the night close to nature at an eco-friendly hotel. Finding a special accommodation that also contributes to a healthy environment can sometimes be a challenge. However, it is possible to leave a smaller ecological footprint while traveling by choosing sustainable accommodation. Anne-Floor from slow travel platform Honeyguide is happy to share her 6 favorite extraordinary eco-friendly hotels—all offering you a greener stay.

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Eco-Friendly Hotels Worldwide

1. Sebatu Sanctuary Eco-Resort in Bali

Deep in the green landscape of the Bali jungle, you’ll find the luxury tents of Sebatu Sanctuary Eco-Resort. Located among enchanting rice terraces, Sebatu Sanctuary is an eco-friendly hotel that inspires locals and guests to live more sustainably.

The hotel also donates 2% of its revenue to reforestation projects, 250 native fish clean the water as part of the swimming pool biofilter system, and the hotel uses solar energy throughout the property.

Because of its location, you have complete privacy and comfort while breathing fresh air. Plus, you get to be at one with nature; giant plants, rice paddies, and jungle forests surround the luxury tents.

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6x Unique Eco-friendly Hotels Around the World

Want to tickle your tastebuds and enjoy local flavors? Sebatu Sanctuary’s restaurant uses food sources from its own gardens and even produces its own Arabica coffee!

2. Urnatur in Sweden

In the middle of Sweden’s forests lies the extraordinary site of Urnatur. Hidden among the greenery, discover beautiful cabins and treehouses where you can disconnect from daily life. Spend your days picking raspberries and mushrooms, or dream away by a campfire in the middle of nature.

Sweden is known as a country that is predominantly covered in forest. The best thing about the forest landscape is there is no electricity or internet, so you can really unwind. On cold days, crawl under a blanket by the burning stove, and when night falls, light the lantern and candles.

All the cabins and treehouses at Urnatur are unique. Spiral staircases climb up into the tallest trees, and cabins are decorated with green, mossy roofs to fully incorporate this eco-friendly hotel into the Swedish forest. There’s no doubt you’ll enjoy a memorable stay at Urnatur!

3. La Shamana Ecolodge in Costa Rica

Discover the enchanting eco-friendly hotel La Shamana Ecolodge in the depths of Costa Rica’s jungle. This unique lodge is entirely ecological; the sheets and towels are made of organic cotton, and the rooms are lit by solar energy. Listen to a symphony of playing howler monkeys and whistling birds while surrounded by unique plant species.

Best of all, you contribute to several sustainable projects by staying at La Shamana Ecolodge in Costa Rica. For example, the eco-friendly hotel focuses on permaculture, and organic produce is grown for the food prepared at the hotel. There are also more than 20 beehives, and La Shamana is engaged in saving and protecting bees.

4. Noah Surf House in Portugal

Gaze over the blue sea as your feet walk through the warm sand. Noah Surf House in Portugal is a unique eco-friendly hotel if you love surfing or want to unwind by the sea.

Much consideration is given to the environment at Noah Surf House, as the hotel continuously strives to make sustainable choices. For example, solar panels generate as much as 70% of water heating needs. There is also a unique system to collect rainwater, which is used for flushing toilets and watering the garden. All the waste produced is selected and separated, and the kitchen only cooks local and organic ingredients in season.

Conscious choices have been made right from the get-go. When renovating the building, the existing old walls were reused, the roofs were covered with native plants, and cork was used as insulation material. Produce is also grown in the organic garden, which is also home to 12 chickens.

Noah is a fantastic eco-friendly hotel. Enjoy a sea breeze from your room, admire a stunning sunset from the Noah Beach House, or surf and SUP over rolling waves.

5. Iuta Glamping & Farm in Italy

Natural, sustainable, and good for the heart is what Iuta Glamping & Farm stands for. Wake up in one of the five lodges and enjoy panoramic views over the olive grove. There is plenty of space around all the lodges, allowing you to enjoy a slow stay in privacy and intimacy.

At this Italian Agriturismo, a mindful stay is offered with a sustainable lifestyle, and chemical products are avoided. Eco-friendly soaps and body creams without allergens or artificial dyes are provided at all lodges and suites.

As the Sicilian sun shines, seek shade under the veranda. Discover the flavors of Sicily over a vegetarian lunch served with tasty organic wine. Alternatively, unwind during a yoga session with Eleonora. Classes are designed to relax, regenerate, and regain strength through yoga exercises. Of all the eco-friendly hotels in Italy, this one is genuinely ‘dolce far niente’.

6. Riad Jardin Secret in Morocco

Stay in an authentic and creative riad in the Marrakech medina that makes sustainable choices. Riad Jardin Secret is fully decorated with furniture and details from flea markets in Morocco. Also, Cyrielle and Julien, a creative duo from Paris and the Riad owners, work with several local artisans.

A relaxed and slow-paced life is encouraged at the Riad. As part of this conscious lifestyle, Riad Jardin Secret is constantly taking steps to improve its environmental and social sustainability performance. Therefore, there are no televisions, air conditioning, or swimming pools, and only organic and vegan-friendly food is served.

Besides being a green choice, Riad Jardin Secret is also an incredibly nice place to stay. Imagine yourself in a peaceful oasis with an indoor garden full of green plants. Also, all the rooms are a feast for the eyes. Enjoy a green stay at one of the most beautiful eco-friendly hotels!

A final sustainable note

I’m sure you feel inspired by these favorite eco-friendly hotels around the globe. Hopefully, you’ll continue to make green choices while traveling because every small act counts. Booking small-scale, local, or sustainable helps not only the environment but also the locals. 

Article by Honeyguide

This blog was written by Anne-Floor van Nunen from the editorial team of Honeyguide, the inspiration platform for slow and conscious travel in the Netherlands and abroad.

15/01/2023 https://www.saltinourhair.com/sustainability/eco-friendly-hotels/
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