6.Amar Vilas Agra, India
As part of the esteemed Oberoi Resorts and Hotels, this luxury resort is within 600 meters of the majestic Taj Mahal. Besides its unique architectural and landscape design, the Amar Vilas also upholds a commitment to philanthropic activities including conserving the local environment and cultural heritage.
7. Popa Mountain Resort, Bagan, Myanmar
Located in the forest woodlands of Popa Mountain, this resort was designed to suit its surroundings. Guests are enclosed in the vibrant, yet peaceful terrain, with ample opportunities for hiking the breathtaking Mt. Popa shrine. Using biodegradable products and adopting their own recycling practices to avoid environmental damage, this small resort brings you back to nature.
8.Suneva Fushi Resort & Six Senses Spa, Maldives
Just like all Six Senses properties, this resort has a comprehensive policy on its environmental and social responsibilities. Suneva Fushi supports a myriad of Maldivian community initiatives including tree planting on Eydafushi Island and camps where citizens can get free medical treatment.
9.Tanjung Sanctuary Hotel, Langkawi, Malaysia
True to its name, this resort is a sanctuary for those who have a passion for nature. The Tanjung Sanctuary Hotel’s design and practices uphold the ideals of sustainable tourism. Importantly, they provide a unique insight into the local flora and fauna with specially designed educational tours for guests.
10.Alila Ubud and Manggis Resorts, Bali, Indonesia
These two resorts are in close proximity to each other and both recently achieved Green Globe certified status. Alila Ubud was awarded for recycling 80 percent of its water consumption. Alila Manggis excelled in the reduction of water and electricity consumption.
As travelers the world over realize that the responsibility to protect the environment is a shared one, they’re adopting greener lifestyles and scrutinizing the hotels and destinations they choose to stay in.