The world is fast changing. The environment is in turmoil and needs to be conserved. Some have taken efforts to reduce their carbon footprint by using reusable products. Others do their part by consistently recycling. For real change, companies at the top of the food chain need to change, too. On your next vacation, consider staying at one of these eco-friendly resorts. They're fun, and they're great for the earth.
Islas Secas, Panamá
Islas Secas is a luxury resort located on an archipelago of 14 islands in Panama. Each day guests can choose an activity they want to do on this beachside resort: scuba diving, fishing, snorkeling, and more. The resort is eco-friendly for many reasons; it's made of sustainable wood, it's powered by solar power, and the resort has planted a plethora of native trees. They've also made a conscious effort to save the environment by partnering with some ocean initiatives, like Panacetacea and Oceans 5.
Thanda Island, Tanzania
Thanda Island is a four-star resort that is located on the southern coast of Tanzania. This coastal resort is the perfect place for swimming with whale sharks and relaxing on the beach. The most impressive element of this resort, however, is its eco-footprint. Purified seawater runs through the hotel's pools, and they use solar panels for electricity. The resort also bans fishing, which helps save the ocean's beautiful sea creatures. Resort residents can feel for all the conservation by partaking in a snorkeling trip with the resort's marine biologist.
The Brando, French Polynesia
The Brando is a gorgeous resort located in French Polynesia. The resort hosts many activities from snorkeling, bird watching, and spa treatments. They also have "biologist of the day" excursions where resort residents can learn about the island's nature and wildlife. The resort also prioritizes sustainability by using renewable energy, protecting sea turtles, and working with sustainable fishing and fish replenishment programs.
Fregate Island, Seychelles
The Fregate experience is one tourist will not forget. Fregate Island is an island and private resort in Seychelles. What makes this resort unique is its work with nearly extinct creatures. They have dedicated their mission to restore the habitat of these animals. One particular animal that resort residents love is the Giant Albrada Tortoise. Visitors can also help protect turtles and see their eggs hatch in the winter months. This is resort living at its finest, while also helping preserve the environment.
Petit St. Vincent Private Island, Grenadines
The Petit St. Vincent is a 115-acre island and resort in the Grenadines. The island has tropical flora and fauna, sandy white beaches, and stunning hills and hideaways. While on this island, visitors can participate in land sports, water sports, excursions, yoga, spa treatments, and more, all while being eco-friendly. The resort is eco-conscious for many reasons; it works with an osmosis desalination plant to provide fresh water, has a soundproof generator, and has a coral restoration and reef monitoring project. Plus, the resort is trying to get more organic food on the table by implementing a "farm-to-fork" concept in the kitchen. Children are even allowed to help collect eggs in the morning for breakfast.
New Openings for 2020/2021
Kisawa Sanctuary, Mozambique
Located in Benguerra Island, Kisawa Sanctuary is where sustainability and conservation meet inspired architecture and design. This soon-to-open lodge in the Bazaruto Archipelago will have a sister project, The Bazaruto Center for Scientific Studies will help propagate the local ecosystem by printing supports for coral reefs and marine habitats.
Manta rays and dugongs are often seen in these waters, along with humpback whales, whale sharks, turtles, and dolphins. More than 145 bird species then inhabit the wild islands and pink flamingos gather on the white sandbars.
Blackadore Caye, Belize
Plenty of upscale island resorts promise personal rejuvenation and restoration. Fewer still claim to improve not only the lives of their guests but also the very ecosystem that supports them.
When it opens for business later this year, Leonardo DiCaprio's Blackadore Caye, off the Atlantic coast of Belize in Central America, will become the first "restorative" island. It's a new type of retreat, which, aside from bringing much pleasure to visitors, aims to improve the physiological health of species indigenous to the island and its surrounding waters.
These island resorts are luxurious and accommodating to its guests and the environment. The world is ever-changing, and these resorts are making a difference. Hold vacation hotels to a higher standard. There are some out there that are being particularly sustainable. If they can do it, so can all the rest. Saving the earth feels like a difficult challenge, but it doesn't have to be when on vacation.
To find out more about how we can deliver an eco-friendly travel experience quite like no other, get in touch with the Touralux expert team, today. We'll be happy to help you save the earth!