According to the World Tourism Organization ecotourism is the fastest growing market in the tourism industry. Many couples have made a commitment to the environment and to reducing their carbon footprint. When searching for a honeymoon destination they are interested in the “road less traveled” rather than a popular all-inclusive or cruise. Even a mainstream travel website like Expedia is in the process of adding a new feature to its hotel listings called Green Lodging Certifications.
Best Eco Lodges features the top eco friendly hotels, eco resorts and green hotels in the world. Hotels are required to:
- Be energy efficient
- Protect the environment – its flora, fauna and landscape
- Conserve natural resources
- Support, respect and benefit local culture and economy
According to Best Eco Lodges the Top 3 Best Eco Lodges and Eco resorts in the world are:
Cousine Island Eco Lodge in the Seychelles. Cousine Island is recognized as being one of the most ecologically important private islands in the world. Guaranteeing absolute privacy to visitors, the island is only accessible by helicopter and with only four villas on the island, there can only be a maximum of 10 people in residence on the island at any one time.
Saadani Safari Eco Lodge in Tanzania. This is the only lodge within the park Saadani. There are only nine tented cottages a beach overlooking the Indian Ocean.
The Eco Lodge at Chaa Creek, Belize. The lodge overlooks the Macal River in the foothills of the Maya Mountains. The lodge features individually thatched cottages.
For those of you who are interested in the “road less traveled” but not necessarily accommodations that are ultra exclusive and extremely expensive, search out green accommodations all over the world in all price ranges at the Green Hotels Association and at I Stay Green.