Top 10 Eco-Luxury Resorts In The World - Updated 2024

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As our planet is gradually getting hotter with each passing year, it has become absolutely necessary to switch to sustainable practices in one of the largest global industries – tourism. As awareness of sustainable tourism grows, more and more travel accommodation providers are shifting to greener practices. These practices revolve around renewable energy sources, sustainable waste management and water and energy conservation, to name a few.

Today, you can also find plenty of luxury resorts switching over to eco-friendly practices in an effort to make the Earth a better place to live. Many of these resorts are in some of the most naturally stunning settings, providing unique accommodation experiences and making you admire nature even more without compromising on high-end luxury. Scroll down and discover the top eco-luxury resorts in the world.

We handpicked these listings carefully, considering (wherever possible) Superhost status, recent guest reviews, location, accommodation type, prices, availability of dates, decor, and amenities. The image galleries get refreshed with the latest updates regularly. They were last updated on June 02, 2024.

1. Turtle Bay Resort; Hawai'i, USA (from USD 918)

Admire the remarkable coast and the magnificent Pacific Ocean while staying at this sustainable luxury resort on the island of O'ahu in Hawai'i. With over 650 ac (263 ha) of conservation space, this resort is doing its part in protecting the ecosystem. During your stay at the green-award-winning resort, you can participate in the beach clean-up programmes organised in partnership with several environmental groups.

From budget guest rooms to lavish ocean bungalows, all units run on solar energy and have a special energy management system in place. The resort also boasts four outdoor pools, all of which are made safe to swim in with natural saltwater rather than chlorine-based compounds. Moreover, the eight dining spots here use local and organic produce. There are even four charging stations here if you plan to bring an eclectic vehicle.

Turtle Bay Resort

Wifi Available Wheelchair accessible Visual Aid: Braille

Address: 57-091 Kamehameha Highway
17493.07 km (10869.7 mi) from Nyange sandbank

Parking Restaurant Pets allowed Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Tennis court

2. Terranea Resort; California, USA (from USD 778)

Sitting on the edge of the Palos Verdes Peninsula in California, this stunning resort offers 270-degree views of the magnificent Pacific Ocean. Sprawled over 102 ac (41 ha), over 75 ac (30 ha) of the area is set aside for natural landscape and habitat. Since 2017, the resort has been redistributing safe and unserved surplus food with the help of other non-profit organisations.

Among other facilities, the resort boasts seven on-site restaurants offering al fresco dining overlooking the ocean, all of which use locally sourced products from its surroundings. You can even join the resort’s kelp forest cleanup through a kayak tour. After a full day, you can soak in any of the four saltwater pools or relax in the on-site spa.

Terranea Resort

Wifi Available

Address: 100 Terranea Way
16178.62 km (10053.0 mi) from Nyange sandbank

Parking Restaurant Pets allowed Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Tennis court

3. Six Senses Laamu; Laamu, Maldives (from USD 2614)

Set on an atoll in the middle of the Indian Ocean, Six Senses Laamu features on-land and over-water villas, conveniently allowing you to witness marine life, including dolphins, manta rays and parrotfish. Moreover, this place boasts an organic garden, which, along with the local fishermen, supplies the produce to the on-site restaurants.

The resort and other organisations run the Maldives Underwater Initiative, which works towards conserving marine life and protecting the atoll. It also features an immersive learning centre, the Sea Hub for Environmental Learning in Laamu, ideal for learning about marine conservation experiences.

Six Senses Laamu

Wifi Available

Address: Olhuveli Island
3907.49 km (2428.0 mi) from Nyange sandbank

Restaurant Room service Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Sauna Fitness centre Garden Terrace

4. Soneva Fushi; Baa Atoll, Maldives (from USD 3547)

For your next eco-friendly luxury getaway, book a super-spacious, foliage-hidden villa at Soneva Fushi in the Maldives and have an unforgettable experience discovering the wonders of ocean life. Among several unique experiences, you can discover magnificent marine life by going underwater for a longer period with the help of a glider. Some accommodations here even have a private waterslide that directs you to the sea.

The resort is continuously making efforts towards marine conservation and aims to propagate 150,000 corals every year in partnership with several non-governmental organisations. With this place’s waste-to-wealth initiative, the resort recycles its solid waste at Eco Centro. The resort also provides equal employment opportunities for a balanced gender representation.

Soneva Fushi

Wifi Available Wheelchair accessible

Address: Kunfunadhoo Island
3972.55 km (2468.5 mi) from Nyange sandbank

Restaurant Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Tennis court Sauna Fitness centre

5. Lapa Rios Lodge; Puntarenas, Costa Rica (from USD 1039)

Set within Central America’s only remaining lowland rainforest, Lapa Rios Lodge offers lavish accommodations amidst the rawest forms of nature. The resort’s premier accommodations, deluxe bungalows, don’t include air conditioning but have open-air architecture, allowing constant airflow.

The resort’s total energy requirements are met by 220 solar panels and 10 hydro-turbines, providing constant energy even when it’s cloudy. In an effort to support the community, the resort promotes the local Costa Rican culture and buys supplies and products from the local growers, enabling a farm-to-table cuisine experience.

Lapa Rios Lodge by Böëna

Wifi Available Wheelchair accessible

Address: Cabo Matapalo. Puntarenas
13665.29 km (8491.3 mi) from Nyange sandbank

Parking Restaurant Bar Garden Terrace Non-smoking rooms Airport shuttle Fishing

6. Song Saa Private Island; Koh Ouen, Cambodia (from USD 1263)

This resort on a private island offers an opportunity to reconnect with nature. You can choose from a range of natural settings for your eco-luxury retreat, with jungle villas, ocean-view villas and overwater villas. The lavish accommodations also have iPod and Android docking stations and a stocked minibar.

The resort has championed recycling and reusing, as villas and flooring are built from salvaged and recycled timber sourced from defunct factories, warehouses and discarded shipping boats. Even the materials for the furniture are from handpicked, thrown-out driftwood. Plus, the resort has its own sewage and irrigation system, ensuring all waste gets processed or recycled and nothing enters the sea.

Song Saa Private Island

Wifi Available

Address: Koh Ouen
7343.56 km (4563.1 mi) from Nyange sandbank

Restaurant Room service Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Fitness centre Garden Non-smoking rooms Airport shuttle

7. Chumbe Island Coral Park; Mbweni, Tanzania (from USD 275)

Chumbe Island Coral Park is a private nature reserve just off the coast of Zanzibar and the island of Unguja in Tanzania. This place is taking significant strides towards protecting the ecosystem with its forest reserve with rare wildlife and a fully protected coral reef sanctuary.

The resort features seven palm-thatched eco-bungalows set between the beach and the forest, providing you with a secluded stay. Accommodations also have African art decor, solar water heating and photovoltaic roof panels. During your stay, you can sample succulent seafood sourced locally and savour Zanzibari, Indian, African and Arabic fusion cuisines on the terrace and under the palm trees.

Chumbe Island Coral Park

9.6 User Rating Wifi Available

Address: Chumbe Island
8.31 km (5.2 mi) from Nyange sandbank

Restaurant Non-smoking rooms Airport shuttle Laundry Internet services Safety deposit box Massage Snorkelling

8. NIHI Sumba; East Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia

This resort redefines luxury while practising sustainability. It even features 27 unique villas with private pools. During your stay, indulge in the unique experience of Spa Safari, a full- or half-day session. This offering includes a refreshing swim in the sea, an open-fire-cooked breakfast and a range of historic Indonesian healing techniques accentuated by the healing properties of lush nature.

This leading responsible tourism resort has been the recipient of multiple awards over the years. Moreover, it continues giving back through community developments and provides opportunities by getting supplies from the locals.

NIHI Sumba

Wifi Available

Address: Desa Hobawawi, Kec. Wanokaka, West Sumba
8825.1 km (5483.7 mi) from Nyange sandbank

Restaurant Room service Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Fitness centre Garden Terrace Non-smoking rooms

9. Alila Seminyak; Bali, Indonesia (from USD 355)

Alila Seminyak is ideal for a tranquil retreat immersed in Balinese culture. All luxury units at the resort are built with contemporary architecture and include private terraces or balconies. After a full day outdoors, you can rejuvenate at the on-site spa with the treatments provided using ancient healing techniques.

To support and give back to the community, the resort sponsors students from a children’s foundation and offers training in the art of food and beverage hospitality. It also boasts organic farming and offers zero-waste cocktails and a farm-to-table culinary experience.

Alila Seminyak

Wifi Available

Address: Jalan Taman Ganesha no. 9, Petitenget
8372.04 km (5202.2 mi) from Nyange sandbank

Parking Restaurant Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Fitness centre Garden

10. Banyan Tree Mayakoba; Playa del Carmen, Mexico (from USD 824)

Reconnect with nature and experience Asian culture mixed with local Mexican traditions during your stay at this eco-friendly luxury resort. For the ultimate luxury and privacy, many villas and suites include private pools and terraces, allowing guests to relax and admire breathtaking views in seclusion.

The resort has been making efforts to protect sea turtles, conserve coral reefs and clean local communities, among its several eco-friendly and local community projects. Due to its sustainable initiatives, this place has been certified by ecotourism organisations such as EarthCheck, PROFEPA and Distinctive S.

Banyan Tree Mayakoba

Wifi Available Wheelchair accessible

Address: Carretera Federal Chetumal Puerto Juarez
14005.42 km (8702.6 mi) from Nyange sandbank

Parking Restaurant Pets allowed Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Tennis court

Travel lavishly and responsibly with eco-luxury resorts

As more and more hotels and resorts switch to eco-friendly practices, travellers can also support these accommodations and explore responsibly. So, if you are looking for a luxurious escape, switch to sustainable accommodations and book one of these unique eco-luxury resorts to have an unforgettable and responsible time in the lap of nature.

Any must-sees we missed? Tell us about them in the comments section or write a post here to help out fellow travelers!
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