5 of the Best Eco-Friendly Holiday Destinations
- Created: 30 March 2015 30 March 2015
Travel the world in health and wellness whilst making a positive impact on the environment, with our 5 best eco-friendly holiday destinations for green conscious travellers. With a choice of luxury wellness retreats, proud of their eco-design and green-friendly awards, travel abroad happy in the knowledge that our hand-select wellness retreats actively support sustainable tourism.
From educational eco-forest walks in Bali, to dining on nutritious organic cuisine grown on-site in New Zealand and experiencing all-natural therapeutic spa remedies in South Africa, return home from these eco-friendly healthy holidays, feeling more connected to yourself and to nature.
Slow down with a Tai-Chi class at Lefay
Situated on the shores of magical Lake Garda, this eco-friendly holiday destination values the connection between personal and environmental wellness. From the heat insulation and local natural materials used in the eco-designed architecture, to the use of renewable alternative energies, Lefay actively promotes eco-sustainability. Safe in this eco-friendly knowledge, begin your healthy holiday boosting your health and fitness by personalising your stay with activities from personal training to Pilates and Tai Qi. Ideal for a singles holiday, make the most of complimentary group fitness classes from yoga to circuit training, before unwinding with a relaxing spa massage.
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New Zealand: Aro Ha
Enjoy a healthy breakfast with the fresh produce at Aro Ha
Encircled by New Zealand’s stunning Southern Alps, luxury wellness retreat Aro Ha fuses eco-friendly accommodation with self-sufficient cuisine, using locally produced organic ingredients from their onsite garden. The perfect eco-friendly destination for a fitness holiday, enhance the connection between yourself and the environment around you with sub-alpine hiking and kayaking across the lake to the natural bird sanctuary of Pigeon Island. Complement TRX, yoga and meditation sessions with daily therapeutic spa massages and unlimited use of the water therapy suites, to ensure you return home in optimal wellness from this breath-taking eco-friendly holiday destination.
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De-stress with an outdoor yoga class at Zen
Escape to this luxury holistic and eco-friendly wellness holiday destination in Bali, surrounded by pristine tropical gardens. This green retreat offers a range of healthy cuisine, using only the freshest ingredients, with fish caught in the nearby sea of Bali and fresh fruit and vegetables grown at the on-site farm. Get closer to nature with a sunrise dolphin sail, rice field trekking and educational eco-forest walks to learn more about local wildlife, flora and fauna. The perfect eco-friendly health retreat for a yoga holiday, escape the stress of everyday life with sunrise yoga, sunset mediation and holistic spa treatments.
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Africa: Karkloof Safari Spa
Relax and unwind in the stunning settings at Karkloof Safari Spa
Working with environmental and wildlife professionals to restore the region to its natural splendour, the surrounding ecosystem of the eco-friendly Karkloof Safari Spa in South Africa, is happily once again home to a diverse range of indigenous fauna, flora, wildlife and birdlife. The perfect eco-friendly destination for a luxury spa holiday, enjoy indulging with unlimited spa treatments using natural ingredients, from a Maldivian black pepper scrub to a coconut body polish. Explore your natural surroundings on this healthy holiday as you spot local African wildlife with private guided safaris, hikes, fishing trips and mountain biking.|
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Greece: Porto Carras
Go diving and explore the coral reefs at Porto Carras
Make a healthy getaway to the white sandy beaches of northern Greece where this eco-friendly holiday destination boasts Blue Flag beaches and respected awards such as the Green Key Eco Label. Using natural ingredients for relaxing therapies, such as mud and clay treatments, pamper yourself at a choice of two luxury spa centres. Ideal for a fun-filled activity holiday, relish in the variety of sports and activities you can enjoy at this fantastic eco-friendly destination, from tennis to windsurfing and meditation. Take advantage of complimentary group fitness classes, including yoga and aerobics, to improve your fitness levels and leave you feeling renewed and revitalised.
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