Autumn will soon be here, and we are looking forward to be taking a break in place that both respect the environment but also provides great possibilities to support responsible behaviors.
From Cambodia to Chile, there are some incredible destinations to visit around the world, especially in Autumn! However, travelers are becoming more mindful of choosing a holiday that is low on environmental impact and is, therefore, eco-friendly. Where are the best places to take an eco-friendly break without compromising on all things luxury? Here we round up the most exciting destinations to visit for that ultimate eco-luxury break.
Marvelous Marine Life
Gili Lankanfushi is a gorgeous destination in the Maldives that has strong eco-friendly principles. They have a strict policy when it comes to recycling and marine conservation is naturally a high priority, too. They also pride themselves on working closely with the local community to provide job opportunities as well. And when it comes to luxury, guests can enjoy a sustainable break admiring the marine life in the local area’s lagoons, along with the natural beauty with a crisp glass of wine.
The Eco Has Just Landed
Chile is a stunning country and is home to amazing food and wine. One of the best places to visit for a fabulous eco-friendly break is the EcoCamp Patagonia. This beautiful park sits in the middle of one of Chile’s inspiring national parks, and intriguingly, crystal-clear icebergs surround the resort, which is a sight to behold! EcoCamp Patagonia offers Chile’s first accommodations that re fully sustainable — visitors to the resort can stay in quirky spherical domes, which have windows perched high in the ceiling and will provide you with the ultimate tranquil glamping experience. Despite having strong eco-friendly credentials, these spheres also tick every box when it comes to luxury, too!
Looking to visit or for a staycation in the U.K. this autumn? While destinations like London, Edinburgh, Bath and Liverpool are all amazing, why not go for something a little less obvious instead? Less than two and a half hours away from London is the lovely town of Bournemouth, which is situated on the south coast. Bournemouth is full of surprises, including being home to the 14th best beach in the world, according to a recent poll from TripAdvisor — that’s impressive!
The Green House Hotel was voted the “Best Green Hotel in the U.K. 2017” and received positive reviews from individuals and magazines alike for its strong green credentials. For example, most of all the furniture in the hotel is made from sustainable materials as well as a solar panel for heating water, a charging point for electric cars and an eco-friendly garden, too. Bournemouth is also a fun and thriving town with a selection of fantastic restaurants, bars and things to do.
Their local football team plays in the Premier League, so if you visit, you are guaranteed some high-level football action! In fact, the odds of Bournemouth staying up again this season seem extremely high. Last season, they finished in 12th place and scored 45 goals. But it is not just football where this talented team is scoring goals. They are also delivering environmental goals thanks to their participation in the local project Green Goals.
Take a Walk on the Wild Side
Love all things wildlife? If you are looking for the ultimate luxury safari and don’t want to camp in a tent on the ground, then as an autumn destination, Kenya’s “Camp of the Hidden Treasures,” known as Campi ya Kanzi is for you. It also rates highly if you are looking for a “green break” thanks to the resort practicing its ethos of environmental conservation and sustainable community development through ecotourism. The sights are breathtaking, and when you visit, you know that you are making a difference and well as having the most amazing time!
Sustainable travel is becoming and remains a high priority for so many travelers, and there has never been a better time to choose an eco-friendly break. When traveling, we should all try to be as responsible as possible and make our trips an eco-friendly one. What eco-luxury breaks will you be taking this autumn?