There are a lot of ways that the travel industry is negatively impacting the environment, but that doesn’t mean there is nothing you can do to try to help. One of the best ways to help is by heading to an eco-friendly hotel, as often many accommodations are not environmentally friendly at all. As time progresses and the negative impact of non-eco practices become clearer, a lot of hotels have started to incorporate more sustainable practices. It is definitely possible to continue running a high-end hotel but also help conserve resources. Here are some incredible eco-friendly hotels that are still quite luxurious.
Mumbo Island, Malawi
Mumbo Island is located in Malawi and is a rustic eco-hotel that’s located right on the Lake Malawi National Park. It’s an amazing destination for anyone that’s looking to disconnect and rediscover their connection to nature.
Here you won’t find any Wifi, electricity, or cell phone service, so it’s the perfect place for a digital detox. That way you can instead use your time to focus on snorkeling, scuba diving, hiking, kayaking, incredible food, and of course, a cocktail by the stunning sunset.
1 Hotel Central Park, NYC
This New York City hotel was built and designed with reclaimed materials inspired by nature and is meant to be an urban retreat. Build from wood found from NYC water towers and barns, painted brick, and steel and copper accents, you’ll also find organic cotton sheet and many live plants around the whole hotel. The restaurant offers farm to table selections, and each of the rooms feature LEED-certified light fixures.
Jack’s Camp, Botswana
Jack’s Camp is yet another luxury accommodation spot that does not have Wifi access. Jack’s also contributes to the Makgadikgadi-Nxai Pans Conservation Initiative in order to promote conservation efforts in the Kalahari area. They aim to reduce human-wildlife conflict and help prevent human (namely tourism-related) interference with wildlife migration routes.
Saffire Freycinet, Australia
Saffire Freycinet can be found in Tasmania, Australia and is situation right in the Freycinet National Park. In order to help converse energy, the resort relies on energy-efficient insulation, lighting, and hot water usage. The hotel has been named the Best Luxury Hotel in Australia by Trip Advisor for six years in a row.