Eco-friendly hotels are against the sterile and needlessly expensive environment, but they make up for it with heart and imagination. Some feature tent stays, countryside potter’s wheels, beaches, forest terrain and organic home cooking. The most important characteristic is the “off-the-grid” and recyclable approach the hotel takes, letting you feel good about your responsible vacation.
Eco-Friendly Hotels
'15nov10
Mahinui  
Na Lani
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Expert tree house-builder Roderick Romero built this wooden appendage to the emerald rainforest of Hawaii’s Big Island. The house is suspended from the trees themselves by Garnier Limbs designed to support the structure in the trees without harming the trees; you will need to use the ship's ladder to achieve …
Accommodation types: Eco-Friendly   Jungle   Treehouse
Location: Volcano  USA  North America
'15oct27
Graine  
Et Ficelle
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The Graine & Ficelle Hotel in Saint-Jeannet, France is called a pleasure farm and focuses on creating an atmosphere of tranquility and outdoorsy comfort. The fairly large house offers excellent scenery in the heart of the French Riviera, at 260m2. Guests here can expect a sophisticated living room, dining room, …
Accommodation types: Eco-Friendly   Nature   Tent
'15sep22
Refugio  
Marnes
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A holiday at the Eco Lodge Refugio Marnes means that you will be surrounded by the tranquil Spanish countryside and immersed in the simple life of the Finca. Set on 50 acres, this traditional estate is nestled in its own private valley on Costa Blanca. It provides the perfect rural …
Accommodation types: Eco-Friendly   Nature   Tent
Location: Benissa  Spain  West Europe
'15jul27
Parkroyal  
on Pickering
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As a hub of international business and trade, Singapore represents a unique fusion of cultures across Asia. The Parkroyal on Pickering is located at an integral confluence of both business and culture within Singapore, allowing guests to experience this diversity while enjoying the spectacular cityscape and exclusive accommodation. The Parkroyal …
Accommodation types: Eco-Friendly   Luxury   Skyscraper
'15jun12
Hix Island  
House
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The Hix Island House is centrally located on the Island of Vieques, just southeast of the Puerto Rican mainland. Only a 20-minute flight from the capital of San Juan, this truly unique destination allows guests to return to nature in a beautifully designed hotel that incorporates natural elements of the …
Accommodation types: Design   Eco-Friendly   Nature
'15may21
Design  
& Wine
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If you are looking for luxury, history, beaches, and amazing wine as well as easy access to entertainment, you need to book a stay at the Design & Wine Hotel in Caminha, Portugal. The hotel is a wonderful example of modern architecture blended with the classic 18th-century architecture of the …
Accommodation types: Design   Eco-Friendly
'15apr22
River Kwai  
Jungle Rafts
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The world-renowned River Kwai Jungle Rafts resort has been providing guests a tranquil atmosphere amid the natural beauty of Thailand since 1976. Located on the River Kwai in Kanchanaburi, Thailand, this “floatel” is nestled in the Erawan National Park. From here, you can easily explore many of the natural caves …
Accommodation types: Eco-Friendly   Floating   Nature
'15mar30
Bambu  
Indah
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John and Cynthia Hardy came up with the idea to create a nostalgic and unique Balinese hotel experience in 2005. The eleven available suites are antique Javanese bridal homes that were restored and modernized in Bali. The Bambu Indah offers magnificent panoramic views of traditional Balinese rice paddies in the …
Accommodation types: Eco-Friendly   Nature   Treehouse
Location: Ubud  Indonesia  Oceania
'15mar17
Tierra  
Chiloé
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On a mystical island with small fishing villages in the middle of the deep blue ocean off Chile’s northern coast is the Tierra Chiloe Hotel. The Chiloe Archipelago is an enchanting place with a picturesque 12 room hotel that offers tailored holiday experiences for its guests. The island is a …
Accommodation types: Eco-Friendly   Nature
Location: Castro  Chile  South America
'15mar10
Sanctuary Baines  
Camp
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If you are ever in Botswana, Sanctuary Baines Camp is definitely high on the list of places you must stay at before you leave. It is a small camp with big appeal. The site only houses 5 luxury suites which helps you retain an element of privacy, and there is …
Accommodation types: Eco-Friendly   Nature
Location: Maun  Botswana  Africa
'15feb26
El Faro  
Beach Hotel
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The El Faro Beach Hotel is just a short walk from the Pacific Ocean and right at the entrance of the National Park if you are in the mood for a hike in the dense nature. The hotel was built from blocks of sea containers. The construction time using these …
Accommodation types: Beach   Eco-Friendly
'15feb12
Nightfall  
Wilderness Camp
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How would you like to camp out? The very idea of the Nightfall Wilderness Camp sounds like paradise. It is a naturalist escape location, with crystal-clear rapids and ancient Lamington National Park rainforests. However, inside your tent, you can expect fire place, vintage tin-bath, rain head shower, and handbasin made …
Accommodation types: Eco-Friendly   Nature   Tent
Location: Lamington  Australia  Oceania
'15feb10
Tubohotel  
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This hotel does exactly what it says on the tin, I mean, tube. Ever wanted to sleep in a concrete tube? No? Well you wouldn’t be unusual in that respect but these aren’t just any concrete tubes, they are the latest in hotel design with glass fronting that open straight …
Accommodation types: Capsule   Eco-Friendly   Hostel
'14nov18
Eremito  
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Eremito has been called a traveler’s “soulful experience”, one that intentionally downplays modern luxury and instead spoils you with a peaceful and unique atmosphere. Visitors can expect monastery-like settings, with fixtures inspired by old monastic cells. It’s austere and yet highly meditative. Total peace awaits you, with no modern urban …
Accommodation types: Eco-Friendly   Nature   Traditional
Location: Parrano  Italy  West Europe
'14nov6
Sur Un Arbre  
Perche
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Get in touch with your inner monkey and stay in a treehouse! The Sur Un Arbre Perche lets you relive your childhood and spend the night in a treehouse, communing with nature, and enjoy the scenery of the Chateau des Enigmes Park. Your breakfast is literally pulled up to your …
Accommodation types: Eco-Friendly   Nature   Treehouse
Location: Pons  France  West Europe
'14oct27
WildSpring  
Guest Habitat
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The WildSpring resort is located on the south Oregon coast, a place of outstanding natural beauty. Stay in a luxurious cabin in a private residential forest of 100-ft trees. Each cabin is built like a small home, filled with art and antiques, with radiant-heated floors. Visit the giant redwoods south …
Accommodation types: Eco-Friendly   Nature
'14jun9
Jollydays  
Glamping
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A delightful slice of rural England, Jollydays has the dubious honor of being the chalice that spawned Grazia magazine buzzword, “glamping” (a portmanteau created from “glamorous” and “camping”… I know). But don’t let that put you off. What you have here is a way to experience the fabulous English countryside …
Accommodation types: Eco-Friendly   Nature   Tent
'14apr11
Kumbuk River  
Resort
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Located in Buttala this eco-resort is the perfect base for exploring some of Sri Langka’s amazing forests and wildlife. Visit the nearby Yala Wildlife Reserve; home to elephants, peacocks, and other endangered species. The area has been populated for over 9000 years and was once home to a sophisticated ancient …
Accommodation types: Eco-Friendly   Nature   Treehouse
'14apr7
Majahuitas  
Resort
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Set in the sleepy town of Chacala (which means “where the shrimp are” in the native tongue) this resort is located in a secret cove only accessible by boat. There is no wifi or television and the little electricity needed is produced from solar panels. There are a number of …
Accommodation types: Beach   Eco-Friendly   Nature
'14mar31
Muxima  
Montes Ferreiros
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Located in the idiosyncratic region of Aljezur this hotel was built out of a passion and love for Africa. Cork trees surround the property, and the name means “heart” in the Angolan dialect. There are a number of separate houses built in the traditional way but decorated inside with the …
Accommodation types: Eco-Friendly   Nature