Go On A Green Holiday And Stay In These Eco-Friendly Hotels
Guilt-free vacationing for green advocates!
When people talk about green and eco-friendly vacations, we think backpacking or camping out under the stars. It’s cool, too, if that’s your thing. But there is an alternative for green advocates who’re looking for a guilt-free travel experience. We’re taking notes from Agoda as they list down some of the best earth-loving hotels in Asia.
In Soneva Kiri Resort & Residences, located in the remote island in Koh Kood, Thailand, spending time with nature and comfort always mix. The 5-star hotel offers treetop dining overlooking preserved coral reefs, film viewing in an open air theater and a lot of other activities that will refresh your mind while keeping your carbon footprint light.
Though found in the heart of the city, Urbn Boutique Hotel sets the standards in sustainable tourism in Shanghai, China. The carbon neutral hotel takes pride in giving its guests only the best accommodations while promoting responsible stewardship. Organic mattresses stuffed with seaweed and cactus fibers anyone?
ParkRoyal, the leading Green Hotel in Asia, takes glamping to the highest level thanks to their earth-minded innovations like using harvested rainwater and LED lights, and solar-powered amenities. From within the hotel itself, guests can explore “living walls,” open-air corridors and even waterfalls.
We’ve also asked our travel-savvy friends, and a lot of them recommended The Birdhouse found right in our own backyard.
The Birdhouse is a small boutique glamping hotel found in one of the country’s and the world’s most beautiful islands. Currently, they offer 3 luxury suite tents that sit atop trees (thus the name) and come with a private bathroom. For breakfast and really good coffee, head over to the Mother Nest, where the owners Mark and Camille live as well.
Tokyo as an all-green destination came up, too, and while there are many hotels to a get a restful, green sleep, Hotel New Otani Tokyo is among the most popular.
Initially just a luxury hotel, Otani underwent major renovation and added several green features to their property while they were at it. Now besides having a water recycling plant and composting plant, the hotel also composts all its food waste and flowers from events to grow organic produce for its restaurants.
Gorgeous and green? Now who wouldn’t want to stay in these eco-friendly hotels!