Top 7 Eco-hotels: The number of hotels and resorts that consider themselves green has increased rapidly in recent years as more businesses try to go green.
So, whether you want to visit a simple eco-friendly hotel that will help you get in touch with nature or a luxury eco-certified resort, there are plenty of options.
And with the popularity of sustainable travel set to grow in 2022, the travel shots will help make finding the perfect vacation spot even easier.
They compared over 100 different hotels using 420,000 photos and ranked them according to their popularity on Instagram.
So if you’re thinking about booking a sustainable getaway this year, here’s where you should be heading.
Top 7 Eco-hotels – sustainable travel can be luxurious
- Brooklyn Bridge Hotel, New York, USA (13,581 photos)
Brooklyn Bridge Hotel, one of only two urban eco-friendly hotels in the top 10, overlooks the East River and the skyscrapers of Manhattan. The hotel was designed by local artists using recycled materials and features energy-efficient heating, LED lighting, and rainwater regeneration.
It also has a farm-to-table restaurant, rooftop pool, and bar, proving that sustainability doesn’t mean you have to miss out on life’s little luxuries.
- Bamboo Indus, Bali, Indonesia (15,026 photos)
Created by designers John and Cynthia Hardy, the Bambu Indah Bali Boutique Hotel is made up of unique bamboo structures. There is a natural green pool surrounded by volcanic rocks with rope swings for the adventurous. And with massage capsules on-site and a luscious forest surrounding you, you’ll soon feel at one with nature and ready to relax.
- Soneva Kiri, Koh Kut, Thailand (26,267 photos)
Few resorts are as stunning as Soneva Kiri. You will be close to some of the best beaches in Thailand, but away from the hustle and bustle of any tourist traps.
Guests can stay in luxurious jungle cottages and enjoy walking through the organic garden where chefs grow fruits and vegetables for the resort’s restaurants. There’s even a chocolate room and ice cream parlor, so you can indulge your sweet tooth while taking in the view from your own balcony.
- Andaz Maui in Wylie, Hawaii, USA (34,108 photos)
This relatively new resort received an Excellence in Sustainability Award back in 2018. During construction, builders reused 93 percent of the existing walls, floors, and roofs and replaced everything else with low-emission materials.
There are plenty of activities here, including a golf course, relaxing spa, and 10 treatment rooms. All overlooking the crystal clear waters of Mocapu Beach.
- Soneva Fushi, Eidhafushi, Maldives (35,420 photos)
There is nothing more exclusive than being on a deserted island. And this is exactly what Soneva Fushi offers to its guests. With 63 luxurious beachfront villas, the resort also boasts the world’s first gourmet zipline.
There is a restaurant that can be reached by zipline. The 200-meter trail will take you through the leafy jungle to a treetop table 12 meters above the ground, from where you can enjoy stunning ocean views.
It also offers free water sports, as well as a range of activities from glassblowing to eco-friendly surfing.
- Aria, Las Vegas, USA (38,993 photos)
If you prefer bright lights and glitter to lounge by the pool, then the Aria in Las Vegas may be an eco-friendly hotel for you. You can stay in one of their luxurious rooms overlooking the Las Vegas Strip or head to the casino to see what Vegas does best.
Food waste from the hotel is donated to the needy or sent to farms as animal feed, one of many initiatives to keep this huge hotel’s footprint relatively low.
- Azulik, Tulum, Mexico (44,796 photos)
In first place in the number of photos of Azulik in Mexico. Azulik Villas are located on the island of Tulum. The villas do not have electricity and offer amazing views of the jungle and the sea. This stunningly designed resort is the perfect escape from the hustle and bustle of the modern world.