10 Green Resorts

10 Eco-Friendly Hotels and Resorts Our Pros Love – Across the Globe

With Earth Day just around the corner, we have dedicated the entire month of April to sustainable travel. We are sharing our expert travel agents’ tips that can help you reduce your carbon footprint while still enjoying an amazing vacation.

A great part of every trip is choosing the right hotel or resort. As a responsible traveler you want to make sure you stay at a sustainable property but with so many options out there, how can you be sure you picked the right one that allows you to get some rest and relaxation guilt-free? This is certainly not a problem for Protravel’s best-in-class agents who will assist you with finding the right destination, property, and activities. Some of our experts have shared with us their favorite properties for environmentally-conscious travelers who also focus on a quality experience and luxury.

Look through our top 10 list showcasing some of the best green luxury resorts that might inspire your next trip and be part of your first step toward a greener travel experience.

dar ahlam

Dar Ahlam, Ouarzazate, Morocco

This beautifully restored nineteenth-century casbah is settled in an oasis by the southern Moroccan desert. Thanks to the property’s attention to historical detail during the restoration, the neighboring villages have also started restoring other abandoned casbahs. Besides the amazing location and gorgeous property, itself, Dar Ahlam supports local farmers and women’s associations in the nearby villages.

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1 Hotels – Brooklyn Bridge, New York City, and South Beach

“For a beautiful and guilt-free ‘staycation’ in New York City and South Beach, I recommend staying at the 1 Hotel properties. Known for their ‘eco-luxury” philosophy and natural, eco-conscious designs focusing on sustainable practices, you can stay at the 1 Hotel by the iconic Brooklyn Bridge, right at the waterfront with unmatched views of the Manhattan skyline and great service. Walk or take a Citi bike to the farmers’ markets or the parks.” – Patricia Serrano Chungsathaporn (Protravel, New York, NY)

Tabacon thermal Resort

Tabacon Thermal Resort & Spa, Costa Rica

Believing in active and meaningful participation in green strategies and focusing its sustainability plan on 7 areas – governance, internal public, environment, suppliers, responsible marketing, community and public politics – the resort was credited with the highest category of 5 leaves in the Certification for Sustainable Tourism (CST), granted by Costa Rican Board of Tourism. The beauty of the resort and its location, its spa, and cuisine make for a wonderful green and rejuvenating vacation.


Singita Eco Lodges in Africa

Singita is a conservation company that has been preserving African wilderness for the past two decades by focusing on three areas of conservation: biodiversity, community, and sustainability. Singita grew from just a single-lodge to a company that is responsible for a million acres of land and 12 lodges and camps in five wilderness regions within three African countries.

Alila Bali

Alila in Bali

This stunning resort will help you get a deeper understanding of combining your bespoke journeys with sustainability. Alila Villas Uluwatu adheres to a policy of environmental sustainability, embraces environmentally sustainable design (ESD) principles, and is the “first resort in Indonesia to receive the highest level of certification from EarthCheck as a Best Practice Building Planning and Design (BPDS) development.”

soneva kiri

Soneva Kiri, Thailand

“Beautiful luxury villas built on a remote island on the Eastern side of Thailand with a strong focus on sustainability. Built with local and recycled materials, they take a step further and even recycle their cooking oil into fuel for vehicles. Offering adventures such as stargazing and committed to benefiting the local communities, it’s a serious model for a luxury eco-lodge.” – Patricia Serrano Chungsathaporn (Protravel, New York, NY)

Sonora resort

Sonora Resort Canada

Sonora island is located within natural beauty between Vancouver Island and the British Columbia mainland. The resort is committed to preserving and protecting the environment. Everything the resort does, is done with the environment in mind. It is water-conscious, promotes responsible fishing and responsible construction, and so much more.

Park Hyatt Maldive

Park Hyatt, Maldives

Park Hyatt Hadahaa, located in the Indian Ocean, has received the 2017 Green Globe Gold certification, the 2008 EarthCheck Building, Planning and Design Standard Certification, and the 2005 Green Globe certification for Building, Planning and Design Standard. The resort is devoted to running an eco-friendly, sustainable resort and maintaining an economically beneficial and self-sustaining property.


Le Fay Resort, Italy

The resort is totally green and the first Italian company within the travel and tourism industry “to sign an agreement with the Ministry of the Environment for projects aimed at neutralization of CO2 emissions [by purchasing] of CERs credits (in accordance with the Kyoto Protocol), intended to reduce emissions in Italy and in developing countries.”

Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo Hotel EcoCenter

Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo Hotel

This beautiful property is devoted to environmental protection, giving back, being local and creating authentic experiences, as well as showcasing cultural commitment. It offers environmental education at schools and training programs for local communities and has developed conservation strategies that strengthen and create skills for the sustainable use of forests.


Feeling inspired? To speak to one of our expert sustainable travel agents, call 800.227.1059.