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.
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.
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.
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.
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.).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.