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Save the Planet by Staying at the Most Opulent Eco-Resorts

Want to take a break in one of the world’s most opulent resorts and help save the planet at the same time?

Want to take a break in one of the world’s most opulent resorts and help save the planet at the same time? You can do that on private islands and in rainforest retreats in locations as diverse as Fiji, Lake Garda, the Maldives, Queensland, Cambodia and Raja Ampat.

Daintree Ecolodge

Daintree Ecolodge & Spa, situated in the heart of the Daintree Rainforest, offers sustainable luxury. The retreat is the only boutique accommodation in the World-Heritage listed Daintree Rainforest, boasting 15 eco-friendly bayans. The resort produces its own renewable energy, with 13 percent of its electricity coming from solar panels. A state-of-the art waste water treatment plant allows 100 percent of the water to be recycled. 

daintree-ecolodge.com.au

3189 Mossman-Daintree Road, Daintree 4873,

Queensland, Australia

reservations@northernescape.com.au

Misool Resort

Located in Raja Ampat, Misool Resort hidden in an archipelago of uninhabited islands.  The resort is fringed with powder-white beaches and coral reefs. With a maximum capacity of 40 guests and a staff-to-guest ratio of 4 to 1, Misool offers exclusive adventure holidays.

In partnership with Misool Foundation, the resort’s mission is to safeguard the most biodiverse reefs on Earth through the empowerment of local communities, providing a structure by which they are able to reclaim their traditional tenureship of the reefs.

Owned and operated by a passionate group of divers, conservationists, eco-geeks, and dreamers. The resorts seek to demonstrate that sustainable tourism can provide a better life than logging, mining and overfishing.

misool.info

Misool Island, Raja Ampat,

Papua, Indonesia

info@misoolecoresort.com

 

Park Hyatt

Maldives Hadahaa

North Huvadhoo, one of the largest natural atolls in the world, offers a white beach and lagoon. Resort facilities include 14 Aqua Villas and 36 Island Villas; of which 20 have private pools. The Mandara Spa has an outdoor swimming pool, and offers recreational and leisure facilities such as a fitness centre, dive centre and library. The resort’s planning and design approach prioritised cultural integrity and environmental protection, ensuring villas and facilities integrate within the existing natural environment. The resort has achieved EarthCheck Certification.

hyatt.com/en-US/hotel/maldives/park-hyatt-maldives-hadahaa

Gaafu Alifu Atoll, Hadahaa,

North Huvadhoo 20054, Maldives

Maldives.parkhadahaa@hyatt.com

Six Senses Fiji

Six Senses Fiji is located on Malolo Island, part of the Mamanuca Islands archipelago. The resort features 24 private pool villas plus an additional inventory of residences, offering from two to five bedrooms. The island is surrounded with crystal-clear waters and white-sand beaches. Committed to sustainability and its obligation to the environment and the community, Six Senses Fiji invites guests to share responsibility through an energy conservation programme, and packaging is kept to an absolute minimum or is reusable. The resort manages its own reverse osmosis plant and crystal water refinery, producing high-quality drinking water without the use of plastic bottles. A fruit and vegetable garden supports the aim of self-sustained food and beverages.

sixsenses.com/resorts/fiji/destination

Malolo Island, Fiji

reservations-fiji@sixsenses.com

Lefay Resort & SPA Lago di Garda

Lefay Resort is located in Gargnano, in the heart of the Riviera dei Limoni. The Lake Garda Resort covering 11 hectares of natural park, surrounded by gentle hills and natural terraces rich in woods and olive groves overlooking a spectacular view of the lake.

Lefay implements eco-sustainability, bio-architecture and clean and renewable energy sources in the design and construction of its resorts. A technological centre produces electricity, heating and cooling through clean, renewable sources such as biomass, cogeneration and solar panels.

lagodigarda.lefayresorts.com

Via Angelo Feltrinelli, 136, 25084 Gargnano BS, Italy

res.garda@lefayresorts.com

Song Saa Private Island

Song Saa Private Island guests can join the conservation team for a tour of Prek Svay village on the neighbouring island to observe the The Song Saa Foundation’s efforts in supporting the wellbeing of local communities. The resort was built with the reclained materials from the mainland. Discarded oil drums become lamps. Driftwood serves as a table or bench. Salvaged wood is sourced from old fishing boats and factories.

songsaa.com

Koh Ouen Private Island, Koh Rong Archipelago,

Near Sihanoukville, Cambodia

reservations@songsaa.com

Song Saa Private Island

Song Saa Private Island guests can join the conservation team for a tour of Prek Svay village on the neighbouring island to observe the The Song Saa Foundation’s efforts in supporting the wellbeing of local communities. The resort was built with the reclained materials from the mainland. Discarded oil drums become lamps. Driftwood serves as a table or bench. Salvaged wood is sourced from old fishing boats and factories.

songsaa.com

Koh Ouen Private Island, Koh Rong Archipelago,

Near Sihanoukville, Cambodia

reservations@songsaa.com

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