Despite the lack of carbon footprints to trace, we managed to track down the world’s trendiest eco hotels. From Singapore to the Andalusian mountains, discover what makes each of the following hotels friends of the environment. Besides being sustainable, there are many exciting facets of each of the hotels and their surroundings, for guests to explore and enjoy. Read on to discover what role James Bond plays in your next eco adventure.
Parkroyal on Pickering, Singapore
Rejuvenate in the hotel’s top-rated spa or by the terrace-pool. With 15,000 square meters of garden that incorporate state-of-the-line technologies to enable rainwater harvesting, the environmental design of the Parkroyal on Pickering is definitely not understated.
The Andaman, Malaysia
To get to the heart of anything one has to be willing to dig deep. This is true for experiencing nature to the fullest. The luxury eco resort, The Andaman, is located on the remote Malaysian island of Langkawi. As UNESCO World Geopark, the collective effort of all geotourism providers, including The Andaman, on the sustainable socioeconomic development of the island is internationally recognised by Earth scientists and development experts alike.
Casa de la Flora, Thailand
Wake up to the sound of crashing waves and to the view of a mesmerising sunrise, unobscured by buildings. Villas at the Casa de la Flora are situated on the Bang Niang beach in Khao Lak, near to Khao Phing Kan which is popularly known as James Bond Island as The Man With the Golden Gun was filmed here.
Puri Dajuma Cottages, Bali
Puri Dajuma Cottages is an eco-resort as it opts for green choices in order to minimise harm done to the environment. Conscious of the gross amounts of waste hotels produce, Puri Dajuma Cottages uses environmentally friendly cleaning products, serves only organic vegetables in their restaurants, and treats water locally in eco septic tanks.
The Green House, UK
As its name alludes to, The Green House is an eco-hotel located on the southern coast of England. “The greenest hotel in the UK” received its impressive accolade owing to all the measures it has taken to ensure everything, from the lighting to its heating system, is eco-friendly. It even goes the extra mile by turning used cooking oil into car fuel!
La Grée Des Landes, France
We all know Yves Rocher as a cosmetics company, though allow us to introduce you to its hotel, La Grée Des Landes, in the birthplace of its founder and namesake, in La Gacilly, France. There are many hotels where you can wake up to breakfast in bed though at La Grée Des Landes a tree is planted for each night a guest spends at the hotel.
Hidden by Elegancia, France
The interior of Hidden by Elegancia is made of natural materials. The earthy wood walls, stone basins, and coco-mat beds provide weary travellers with an extra layer of comfort as there’s no better way to recharge than by immersing yourself in nature.
Viura, Eskuernaga, Spain
Viura is located in the northern part of Spain known as Green Spain for its lush green forests. Surrounded by vineyards, the hotel serves local wines and repurposes wine barrels into hotel décor.
La Posada Del Candil, Spain
Our next eco-hotel takes us to the opposite end of Spain. The Andalusian sun is within reach atop the Sierra de los Filabres, the province’s largest mountain range and site of La Posada del Candil. Perfect for those that want a quiet getaway, the hotel has just 5 apartments to choose from, each with underfloor heating.
Hotel Arts Barcelona, Spain
Hotel Arts Barcelona is a socially responsible hotel as it constantly works on improving how it operates in order to reduce its carbon footprint. The site of Frank Gehry’s Olympic Fish, the five star hotel provides a luxury experience while still maintaining its green ethics by promoting its linen and towel re-use programme to guests.