5 Inspiring Sustainable Hotels
5 INSPIRING SUSTAINABLE HOTELS AROUND THE WORLD
From Europe to South America, travelling with the environment in mind has been made easier with the increase in the number of hotels around the world who support the concept of eco-sustainability through environmentally friendly and sustainable tourism. Here at Sports Philosophy, we love our share of doing good so we’ve put together our top five exhilarating locations of hotels and resorts who put a mindful twist on eco-friendly travel without the compromise of luxury!
Places as otherworldly as this private island come few and far. The community-driven, environmentally-aware Song Saa resort offers relaxation and revitalisation in a peaceful setting. Designed and made using local materials, techniques and labour, it features villas that stand above the sea. We love the Song Saa Foundation, their conscious effort to protect the oceans habitants, improve lives of local communities as well as land based initiatives for waste management and conservation of species.
Tucked away in the hills of Gargnano, Lake Garda, Italy the remote landscape retreat embraces wellness and eco-friendliness through the use of renewable sources such as solar panels and rainwater harvesting allowing for maximum water savings. Architecture built to morph into the landscape accompanied with breathtaking views at every turn, Lefay’s interiors use only natural, local materials.
In the heart of the alpes, home becomes luxurious pods that double as "low impact accommodations" — energy and water controlled. Pod’s are heated using pelleted stoves. The White Pod experience includes less motorized transport, a concept which stimulates love for the outdoors by having guests and staff walk around the camp.
Set among the striking views of the Torres del Paine National Park on the shores of Lake Sarmiento, the one-of-a-kind hotel is made from native lenga wood and its furnishings and textiles made by Chilean craftspeople. This spot would make for a great fusion of outdoor adventures to fuel your active lifestyle and be welcomed back to tranquility.
Panglusasian Island is one of El Nido's Resorts. El Nido Resorts operates its own treatment plant ensuring that nothing is discharged into the sea. It also captures rainwater for recycling and is used in guest room and staff quarters. Only low impact activities are on offer such as kayaking and snorkelling to reduce the environmental impact of motorised vehicles. When it comes to food, we love that only local, sustainable cuisine is the only thing available on their menus.