Planning Your Summer Vacation? Try These Eco-Friendly Hotels

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If you’re looking for a greener way to travel this summer, try staying at one of these 6 eco-friendly hotels.

While traveling to far-off exotic destinations may not be the most eco-friendly activity, if you’re going to do it anyway, why not at least choose an eco-friendly hotel? These 6 upscale hotels are stepping up their game when it comes to going green.

17 New York hotels are already making environmentally conscious updates, and from South Beach to Bali, environmentally friendly(er) practices are trending world-wide. This means you can still travel responsibly while enjoying a beautiful vacation!

To make even more of a difference, consider purchasing carbon offsets to offset the environmental impact of your travel.

Here are 6 upscale eco-friendly hotels from exotic destinations around the globe:

1 Hotel South Beach

Opened just last year and located on the water in Miami, 1 Hotel South Beach is detail-oriented when it comes to their eco-friendly mission: In each room there are organic cotton sheets; the ceilings, doors, and furniture are all made from reclaimed wood; the hangers are made from recycled paper; and the floors are accented with wood from trees taken down by mountain pine beetles. There are also taps with filtered water (no bottles), a chalkboard to replace a paper pad, and low-flow faucets….

Casa Malca

Tulum on Mexico’s Yucatán Peninsula has become something of a mecca for the stylish, earthy traveler, and the beachfront Casa Malca, which opened in 2014 and was renovated last year, doesn’t disappoint…. The main house and guestrooms were built by local craftsmen and artisans using local materials, with fabrics and linens that combine pesticide-free organic cotton with rayon made from bamboo. The restaurant uses fresh ingredients daily from the property’s garden and buys the rest of its produce, meat, and fish directly from nearby vendors and farmers.

Anantara Sir Bani Yas Island Resorts


Inkaterra Macchu Picchu Pueblo Hotel

This 12-acre hotel property hidden in the forest and a short ride away from the Incan ruins has 81 adobe casitas and an orchid garden that is one of the world’s largest, home to 372 different native species. The bathrooms are stocked with eco-conscious products, and the dominant materials in the hotel include local wood, terra-cotta, and alpaca. The Inkaterra hotel group has its own NGO that is dedicated to preserving biodiversity in and around the land where the three properties are situated. It is also the first Peruvian enterprise to be declared carbon-neutral, helping to mitigate the effects of deforestation.


Owned and operated by Ritz-Carlton, this reserve is located along the Ayung River in Ubud, Bali. There are 60 suits and villas, with two swimming pools and a luxury spa. Aside from the locally sourced materials used for the interiors, the Mandapa also has an organic garden, farm, and an eco-educational kid’s hut on-site that partners with the Green School Bali. The property also has its own rice field where guests can experience the local agriculture by learning to plant, harvest, and tend to rice cultivation….

Lapa Rios


Check out the full list at Vogue.com

Photo: Courtesy of Lapa Rios.


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