30 Gorgeous Eco-friendly Hotels around the World

Mypickone Studio Design works creating of hotels and resorts always fascinating, full of charm and timeless but Mypickone in the realization of these structures is always careful to use sustainable materials, studying shapes in harmony with nature and take advantage of new technologies to create places of relax and vacation that are also eco-friendly.

Below, we've compiled a list of some of the top eco-friendly hotels in the world. With solar power electricity, structural elements made from natural materials and downright beautiful scenery, you'll definitely find a destination where you can travel responsibly and in harmony with nature.

1. Six Senses Con Dao

Location: Con Dao, Vietnam

What's Eco-Friendly About It? The building materials come from sustainable resources, the structure maximizes air flow to reduce the need for air conditioning and the staff has a passionate commitment to social responsibility and reducing the carbon footprint.

2. Hotel Tierra Patagonia

Location: Torres del Paine, Chile

What's Eco-Friendly About It? Built into the hillside of the far south of South America, Tierra Patagonia refuses to overshadow the natural environment. Inside, you'll find low-energy lighting, wooden walls that help maintain a comfortable temperature and furnishings made by local craftspeople.

3. White Pod

Location: Swiss Alps

What's Eco-Friendly About It? You sleep in luxurious pods that double as "low impactaccommodations " — meaning you use minimal water and electricity, produce less waste and utilize renewable resources.

4. Spice Island Beach Resort

Location: St. George's, Grenada

What's Eco-Friendly About It? The resort maintains energy-efficient practices like recycling, replants trees, participates in community cleanups and educates employees about conservation.

5. The Park Hyderabad

Location: Hyderabad, India

What's Eco-Friendly About It? The Park Hyderabad's stunning exterior maximizes natural light, reducing the need for electricity, and there's a culture of incentives for green transportation (bicycles, electric cars, etc.).

6. Saffire Freycinet

Location: Coles Bay, Tasmania

What's Eco-Friendly About It? The Saffire Freycinet has energy-efficient windows, lighting and air conditioning, and the kitchens get their food on site and from local vendors.

7. Hotel Punta Islita

Location: Guanacaste, Costa Rica

What's Eco-Friendly About It?HOTEL Punta Islita's dedication to protecting the environment has earned it awards from the Costa Rican government's Sustainable Tourism department, and the staff regularly engages in reforestation initiatives and wildlife conservation.

8. Proximity Hotel

Location: Greensboro, N.C.

What's Eco-Friendly About It? Proximity Hotel is a LEED Platinum green hotel " boasting more than 70 sustainable practices, including a vegetated restaurant rooftop and 100 solar panels to heat 60% of the water for both the hotel and restaurant.

9. Park Hyatt Maldives Hadahaa

Location: Maldives

What's Eco-Friendly About It? Various parts of the hotel EW built over the water in the Indian Ocean, minimizing interference with the natural environment. Park Hyatt Maldives Hadahaa received silver EarthCheck certification.

10. Morgan's Rock Hacienda and Ecolodge

Location: Near San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua

What's Eco-Friendly About It? Morgan's Rock's bungalows are extremely minimal and open to the ocean. The layout of the accommodations is designed for guests to become one with nature.

11. Mandarin Oriental Las Vegas

Location: Las Vegas , Nevada.

What's Eco-Friendly About It? The hotel's facade blocks heat and maximizes natural light, while the lamps use compact fluorescent light (CFL) bulbs. The furnishings are toxin-free and the restaurant's sushi bar serves sustainable fish.

12. Lefay Resort & SPA Lago di Garda

Location: Gargnano, Italy

What's Eco-Friendly About It? The various structures of the resort are integrated into the village's hill slopes to reduce energy and heat dispersion. Lefay Lago di Garda also collects rainwater and manages waste sustainably.

13. Lapa Rios Ecolodge

Location: Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica

What's Eco-Friendly About It? Poaching and deforestation are major issues on Costa Rica's Osa Peninsula, and Lapa Rios has pledged to protect the 1,000 acres within its private reserve. It has many sustainable initiatives, including heating its water by solar power.

14. Jetwing Vil Uyana

Location: Sigiriya, Sri Lanka

What's Eco-Friendly About It? The hotel increases the area's biodiversity, since it was built on manmade wetlands previously used for slash and burn agriculture. The Jetwing Eternal Earth Programme (JEEP) works to innovate in ecotourism and give back to the community.

15. Jean-Michel Cousteau Fiji Resort

Location: Vanu Levu, Fiji Islands

What's Eco-Friendly About It? Jean-Michel Cousteau is a world-renowned explorer and conservationist, so it's no surprise the resort named after him is just as sustainable. The menus don't include farmed fish, the lighting is low-voltage and the wood comes from certified local forests.

16. Inn by the Sea

Location: Crescent Beach, Maine

What's Eco-Friendly About It? The inn's eco initiatives focus on all things local in order to minimize the lasting effects of hotel operations. The staff uses non-toxic cleaning products, all amenities are packaged in recycled materials and heat comes from biofuel and solar energy.

17. Hotel Topazz

Location: Vienna, Austria

What's Eco-Friendly About It? Hotel Topazz features triple-tinted windows, LED lamps and eco-friendly food at its restaurant across the street.

18. Hotel Terra Jackson Hole

Location: Teton Village, Wyo.

What's Eco-Friendly About It? LEED certified,hotel Terra uses energy in part through solar, wind and hydro power. Much of its structure is made of recycled material, and the heating and cooling systems are controlled via an advanced computer system.

19. Hotel Hangaroa

Location: Isla de Pascua (Easter Island), Chile

What's Eco-Friendly About It? Much of Hotel Hangaroa's staff are Rapa Nui, native inhabitants of Easter Island who share a deep respect for the earth. Various parts of the hotel are made from branches, volcanic rock and clay. They recycle water and lights are all LED.

20. Hix Island House

Location: Isla de Vieques, Puerto Rico

What's Eco-Friendly About It? Hix Island House runs on batteries charged through solar power. It also recycles rainwater, was designed to catch cooling winds and returns greywater to the environment.

21. Hi Hotel

Location: Nice, France

What's Eco-Friendly About It? Hi hotel has received Green Globe certification for using recycled paper, organic paint, eco-friendly cleaning products and organic food.

22. Heritance Ahungalla

Location: Ahungalla, Sri Lanka

What's Eco-Friendly About It? Heritance Ahungalla is designed to ensure that artificial lighting is never necessary during the day, and the staff ensures that the surrounding ocean stays clear from waste.

23. Hamanasi Adventure and Dive Resort

Location: Near Hopkins Village, Belize

What's Eco-Friendly About It? The resort is well-known for preserving the environment while at the same time using it for entertainment. During construction, the resort kept as many trees as possible, and the staff composts vegetables, supports local vendors and educates the community about best practices.

24. The Green House

Location: Bournemouth, UK

What's Eco-Friendly About It? The Green House website says it's the greenestHOTEL in the United Kingdom. Everything from the carpets to the curtains are made from sustainable materials.

25. Finca Rosa Blanca Coffee Plantation and Inn

Location: Heredia, Costa Rica

What's Eco-Friendly About It? Underground electrical systems don't interfere with the wilderness, coffee pulp is reused as fertilizer, all linens are made from bamboo fiber and all of the vegetables are organic.

26. El Nido Resorts

Location: El Nido, Philippines

What's Eco-Friendly About It? El Nido's various resorts work with local communities in order to educate and promote sustainability. In 2008, the company  launched El Nido Biodiversity Online, a database of El Nido’s animals and plant life.

27. Concordia Eco Resort

Location: St. John, Virgin Islands

What's Eco-Friendly About It? Concordia's eco-tent concept is akin to living in a luxurious tree house. The standard unit has a composting toilet, a solar-heated shower and electricity powered by a 12 volt photovoltaic system.

28. Chumbe Island Coral Park Eco-Bungalows

Location: Zanzibar, Tanzania

What's Eco-Friendly About It? Rainwater is the only source of water on Chumbe Island, solar panels provide electricity and all of the ecolodges are made with local materials.

29. Campi ya Kanzi

Location: Mtito Andei, Kenya

What's Eco-Friendly About It? Campi ya Kenya is an assortment of cottages and tented suites made locally from trees that fell naturally. Its solar power system provides 220-volt electricity for the entire camp.

30. Bab al Shams Desert Resort

Location: Dubai Desert, United Arab Emirates

What's Eco-Friendly About It? Bab Al Shams is a resort totally immersed in the wilderness and its golden colors, it is a hidden structure from high sand dunes and almost invisible, as if it were a natural oasis.