The Charm of Eco-sustainable Resorts

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The Charm of Eco-sustainable Resorts

Among responsible travel options, eco-friendly resorts are emerging as an attractive choice for those looking to combine the luxury of relaxation with respect for the surrounding environment.
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In recent years, the interest in ecological and sustainable tourism has gained more and more popularity, as travelers become increasingly aware of the environmental impact of their choices. Among responsible travel options, eco-friendly resorts are emerging as an attractive choice for those looking to combine the luxury of relaxation with respect for the surrounding environment.

These green retreats are located in privileged locations, often in the midst of untouched nature and are designed with one fundamental objective: to provide guests with a luxurious and memorable holiday experience, while minimizing the impact on the natural environment and contributing to the well-being of local communities.

HOSHINOYA KARUIZAWA | JAPAN

It is the ideal place to immerse yourself in Japanese culture and experience a sustainable vacation in the heart of Japan’s mountains.

Upon arriving at Karuizawa Station, you will notice how crisp and clear the air is. This sensation deepens as you set foot in HOSHINOYA Karuizawa, a resort village hidden from the world by forests and a river.

The forests of Karuizawa are great storytellers. They whisper into the ears of those who travel their roads. Sometimes , it is the chirping of birds or the droning of insects. Other times,it is the gentle murmur of a river (which supplies the facility with hydroelectric power.) . Through these stories, the forests convey the rich comforts that it affords visitors, from environments that soothe both body and soul to the refreshing purity of its culinary ingredients and hot spring waters.  hoshinoya.com

 

RIAD JARDIN SECRET | MARRAKECH

An enchanted corner of the Medina of one of the most fascinating cities in Morocco, the Riad Jardin Secret got its second life thanks to Cyrielle and Julien, a creative duo from Paris who spent over 10 years working in the high trenches of the fashion industry.

In search of a more authentic life, the two Morocco-aficionados moved to Marrakech, where after months of research and visits through the maze that is the Marrakech medina, they found in a discrete passageway, a refuge of peace and inspiration. Here, organic elements and ornamentations come together in the most authentic expression of Moroccan architecture.

Riad Jardin Secret, Marrakech, is committed to continually improving its environmental and social sustainability performance.

Riad Jardin Secret’s sustainable approach has changed the way resources are used… all decisions take into consideration the impact on the local environment.

Some of the initiatives that have implemented to reduce carbon footprint include:

  • No air-conditioning
  • No swimming pool
  • Organic food and vegan friendly
  • LED lighting to reduce energy consumption
  • Waste management plans that prioritise recycling and reduction of single-use plastics

www.riadjardinsecret.com

 

ALILA VILLAS | BALI


Set on a clifftop plateau along the southern coastline on Bali’s Bukit Peninsula, Alila Villas Uluwatu is surrounded by breathtaking coastal vistas, with unending sky and ocean views,

The eco designed resort offers a private corner of paradise for the perfect escape: an open-concept design embraces the outdoors while guaranteeing undisturbed privacy.

The resort references the rich Balinese culture and was designed with a view to reducing its long-term ecological footprint, i.e. using local materials, gray water recycling, seawater pools and planting native essences from its own nursery. www.hyatt.com

 

VIGILIUS MOUNTAIN RESORT | ITALY

The vigilius mountain resort in South Tyrol is only reachable by cable car. No cars, no noise, no stress. Simply silence and nature.

Up here, vigilius mountain resort is nestled into nature, becomes one with it, so simply and at the same time so aesthetically and clearly. An island in the mountains at 1 500 m above sea level, a modernist chalet, a mountain hotel in South Tyrol with 5-star design that satisfies longings.


Architect Matteo Thun designed this resort based on the clear principle of “eco not ego”:The 5-star vigilius mountain resort hotel in South Tyrol was supposed to become a refuge where nature and not man is understood as the “creator”. Wood and large expanses of glass are the construction elements of this first A-class ClimateHouse hotel in Italy, where exterior and interior merge successfully. A pleasant symbiosis of modern design and comfort.

Vital water, rich in minerals, flows from the alpine springs of Monte San Vigilio. This clear treasure of nature flows everywhere at the vigilaus mountain resort: in the swimming pool, in the whirlpool, in the shower, when brushing your teeth and of course when drinking, the water always comes from the precious source of the Bärenbad. www.vigilius.it

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