With eco-tourism on the rise, more and more travelers are looking to take vacations with a purpose that helps contribute to the local community while at the same time are sustainable and responsible. From Macau to Chile, there are so many wonderful destinations to consider visiting around our wonderful planet, so buckle up your seat belt and get ready to embark on some of the most exciting countries to check out for an exciting eco-luxury break.
When you think of an eco-friendly break, it can conjure up images of sleeping in a tent in a field of mud, but a high proportion of holidays around the world that have strong green credentials are also luxurious, too! Holidaymakers and travelers are increasingly mindful about choosing a destination or resort or hotel that is low on environmental impact and is eco-friendly. So, where are the most exciting destinations to take an eco-friendly break without compromising on luxury?
Macau may not be an obvious choice for an environmentally conscious break, but it is surprisingly so. The Macao Government Tourism Office (MGTO) in collaboration with the Environmental Protection Bureau (DSPA) are working hard to ensure that many measures are implemented to protect the environment. They have taken steps to promote green practices by using natural light at the hotels’ award-winning spas to reduce electricity consumption.
Sticking with the M’s, one of the Maldives most notable resorts is Gili Lankanfushi, which prides itself on its strong eco-friendly principles, including marine conservation. They also have strong working relationships with the local community of which they provide job opportunities, too. Not only will you have a fantastic holiday but you will be assured that you are helping to create opportunities for the locals, too.
Once you have taken advantage of the hotel spa and have explored everything the region has to offer, you might want to consider a visit to one of the region’s casinos. Did you know that Macau has overtaken Las Vegas as the world’s top gaming destination? It’s true! Even some of the most accomplished poker pros regularly jet over to Macau to play.
Chile is an intriguing and beautiful country where you can enjoy the most incredible wine and food. One of the best areas to enjoy an exciting eco-friendly break is the thrilling EcoCamp Patagonia, located in the middle of one of Chile’s breathtaking national parks and is also surrounded by icebergs — a real sight to behold! It’s the country’s first sustainable accommodation, which includes unusual spherical domes that provide a quirky but cool glamping experience without compromising on luxury.
Love wildlife? For a luxurious and eco-friendly safari, head over to Africa and stay at Kenya’s “Camp of the Hidden Treasures” known as Campi ya Kanzi. It’s rated highly for those wanting to take a “green break,” which is mostly down to them practicing their ethos of sustainable community development through ecotourism and environmental conservation.
Imagine all the incredible wildlife that you can see and think how wonderful it will be to view the stars in a midnight sky against one of the most stunning vistas imaginable. Plus, you will know that when you book, not only will you have the most amazing time but that your booking will make a difference to both people and the planet. So, if you love Africa and all things safari, then you could also consider hopping over the border to Kenya and checking out the amazing Campi ya Kanzi where you can enjoy a sustainable safari with a luxury twist!
Eco-friendly travel is fast becoming a high priority for so many travelers and holidaymakers, which is why there has never been a better time to choose an eco-friendly luxury break. As travelers, we all need to be as responsible as possible when visiting other places and make smart and sustainable choices. Where will you be taking your next environmentally friendly break? We hope to have inspired you.