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The World's Top 15 Green Hotels & Resorts

 Grenada's Spice Island Beach Resort
Welcome to Spice Island; Its name is a gentle reminder of history past, when Grenada was the civilized world's most treasured source of exotic spices like cinnamon, mace and clove. Today, our name serves as a metaphor for the touch of spice we regularly add to the lives of each of our guests. For to be a guest of Sir Royston Hopkin, K.C.M.G. and his family, at the world-famous Spice Island Beach Resort, is to live in elegant luxury on one of the most beautiful beaches in the world. It is a life experience like no other, with a choice of accommodation from the superb to the spectacular.

 The Maldives' Soneva Fushi Resort & Six Senses Spa
Soneva Fushi, in the North Baa Atoll region of the Maldives, is the ultimate island experience. A little off the beaten track, the adventure begins with a thirty-minute seaplane journey from Male. Just sixty-five residences on an island surrounded by a coral lagoon. A community offering ‘Intelligent Luxury’ in which guests can do a host of activities, or nothing at all. Furnishings that reflect the rustic theme of a designer tropical escape. Dining diversities that range from simple barbecues to gourmet feasts - and an amazing wine cellar. Ramble through nature with discovery excursions on the resort island and neighboring island villages. And all the while, soft white sand underfoot. Then there is the wonderful Six Senses Spa, offering a menu of rejuvenating, pampering and holistic wellness treatments to calm mind and body. Excellent diving opportunities are supported by a professional dive school. A superb eco-journey for families and couples, who often return each year to share memories with people who enjoy the same values. Stay for a week or stay for two, and prepare to be spoiled.

 Sri Lanka's Heritance Kandalama
Located at Dambula, 160 km from the capital Colombo, eco-focused Heritance Kandalama sits beside Kandalama Lake and is surrounded by pristine tropical jungle. The 152-room hotel occupies a most unique site in the cultural triangle's heartland. Kandalama is flanked by two UNESCO world heritage sites - the 1st Century BC Dambulla rock temple and the 5th Century AD Sigiriya rock fortress. The hotel, which is surrounded by rocky outcrops, lakes and untouched forest, is home to a variety of indigenous birds and wildlife.

Heritance Kandalama is the ideal base from which to take wonderfully stimulating excursions to places of archaeological and cultural interest, while enjoying the abundant birdlife, calm waters and the rocky mountain countryside at Kandalama. Eco-focused visitors return from the tropical jungle to retire in the luxury of the natural surroundings of this unique hotel. The Six Senses Spa at Heritance Kandalama features six indoor treatments rooms, including one especially for Ayurveda. There is a relaxation area, juice bar and a Six Senses Spa retail shop, plus steam rooms in each of the male and female change rooms.

 Australia's Voyages Longitude 131 in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
Luxurious, eco-sensitive and romantic, Longitude 131 prestigious wilderness camp in Australia's red Centre offers immersion in the wilderness of Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 5 star luxury. This one of a kind resort is nestled near the spiritual Ayers Rock and provides a distinct and natural experience with 5 star amenities.

 Bahamas' Tiamo, on the South Andros Island
The most intimate and private of Bahamian resorts, this 12-acre Caribbean paradise has only eleven beach bungalows, surrounded by 125 acres of naturally preserved wilderness.

Tiamo is a Caribbean beach resort set in The Out Islands of The Bahamas. Eleven charming, private beachside bungalows, each with a view of the most incredible turquoise blue water of the South Bight of South Andros Island, are surrounded by 125 acres of natural paradise. A pristine white sand beach, the calm gin-clear water and miles of nature trails are your playground for kayaking, sailing, fishing, snorkeling, exploring or just relaxing.

As a guest of Tiamo, all meals, island transportation, light-adventure activities, and biologist-guided nature tours are included. Tiamo means "I love you" in Italian, so it’s no surprise that we welcome many honeymooners and couples looking for a romantic getaway. The privacy and remoteness of this exotic beach resort, along with the most beautiful sunsets in the Caribbean also create the perfect backdrop for an intimate wedding ceremony on the beach. We can’t think of a more idyllic place to start a new life together.

 Switzerland's Whitepod, near Aigle in the Alps
Whitepod is far from being just another hotel, it's an exclusive unique and ecological resort in the Swiss Alps. Accessible only with skis or ski-mobile the distinctive pods offer unprecedented accommodation at the camp. Alpine living is redefined at the mountain refuge. Numerous activities are available throughout the resort, including a ski resort opened just for our guests, night and day.

 Colorado's Devil's Thumb Ranch in Tabernash
Devil’s Thumb Ranch is an environmentally friendly year-round Ranch resort and spa offering newly built cabins in the woods, a new Lodge (opening Winter 2007), fine dining and an array of winter and summer outdoor and wilderness recreation activities. We’re located in the Colorado Rocky Mountains, west of Denver - ten minutes from Winter Park. Our Ranch encompasses 5000 acres at the foot of the Continental Divide in the beautiful Ranch Creek Valley of Grand County.

 The Philippines' El Nido Resorts in El Nido, Palawan
El Nido Resorts Lagen Island is a tropical hideaway set in a cove and fringed by a lush forest. The most luxurious resort in the area, El Nido Resorts Lagen Island provides facilities and services that discerning leisure travelers require. It is the scenic landscape, crystal clear waters, and relative isolation that attracts and fascinates most travelers to El Nido.

Miniloc Island, El Nido; Set in a cove surrounded by sheer limestone cliffs is El Nido Resorts Miniloc Island. Thatched-roof cottages made from local materials, a fine white sand beach lined with coconut trees, and clear waters teeming with marine life make El Nido Resorts Miniloc Island a perfect tropical island retreat.
The 45 islands and islets and the surrounding sea present endless opportunities for adventure, nature appreciation, and even just simple pleasures.

Kayaking in secret lagoons, mangrove tours, snorkeling or diving with colorful tropical fishes, trekking to the peak of an island, fishing, bird watching, exploring uninhabited islands, picnic lunches or sunbathing in a white sand beach. These are just some of the activities that can be arranged by El Nido Resorts.

 Chumbe Island Coral Park in Zanzibar, Tanzania
Amazing, eco-conservative and a true Robin Crusoe dream resort. A most phenomenal adventure getaway in an unforgettable Tanzania paradise in a one of a kind resort!

 Egypt's Adrere Amellal in the Siwa Oasis
A Berber community in the desert.
Egypt's Adrere Amellal is one of the most inspiring exotic desert resorts in the world. Siwa instilled visions to the historian Herodotus to the Greek Conqueror, Alexander The Great. The Adrere Amellal is a true desert oasis! The oasis of Siwa was inhabited as early as 10,000 BC by an indigenous community of Berbers known as Amazigh. In ancient times, the oasis was an important stopover along the caravan route running from North Africa to the Arabian peninsula and beyond. It was also considered to be one of the world’s most important oracle centers. Such was its reputation among the Greeks that Alexander the Great rode for days through the blistering desert from what was to be the city of Alexandria all the way to Siwa to consult the oracle of Amon.

 Kenya's Campi Ya Kanzi a Masai -owned lodge in Chyulu Hills
Campiya Kanzi means "Camp of the Hidden Treasure" in Kiswahili. For you, it means "safari in style" at a luxury tented safari camp. The camp lies within a 400-square-mile Maasai private land in Southern Kenya, dominated by Mt. Kilimanjaro, just 35 miles away.The Maasai are the landlords, making it one of the last unspoiled areas of Africa. Connecting three national parks (Chyulu, Tsavo and Amboseli), the property is home to a vast wildlife and birdlife population.

 Nicaragua's Morgan's Rock Hacienda & Ecolodge
Morgan’s Rock Hacienda & Eco-lodge is more than just a hotel or luxury resort. It is a unique and natural haven for the true traveler who is looking for a touch of luxury while enjoying the adventure and excitement of an exotic and tropical destination. But most importantly, it is a project of nature conservation, community development and reforestation offering Agro and Ecotourism at its best. Enjoy the solitary companionship of one of Nicaragua’s most beautiful beaches while slipping back into your spacious private bungalow overlooking Pacific sunsets and tropical wildlife. Remind yourself how to play with time while working with nature.

 Jamaica's Hotel Mocking Bird Hill near Port Antonio
Jamaica’s award winning environmentally friendly luxury boutique hotel is romantic, peaceful, gracious and comfortable the perfect Jamaican holiday hideaway tucked away in the foothills of the Blue Mountains, close to Port Antonio and minutes from the beach. At Hotel Mocking Bird Hill guests are greeted with warm hospitality and can enjoy fine cuisine in the hotel’s highly acclaimed restaurant Mille Fleurs.

 Tenuta di Spannocchia in Siena, Italy
The Villa at Castello di Spannocchia is the original aristocratic family dwelling on the property. Built by the Spannocchi family between the 14th and 19th centuries, and then purchased by the Cinelli family in 1925, the Villa is furnished with many original antiques, paintings and family heirlooms. Seven well-appointed rooms with private baths are available on a nightly basis, and breakfast including many organic products from Spannocchia’s farm, is included in the price. Each room has a lovely view of the Villa gardens, the fruit and olive orchard, and our vineyards in the distance. Guests in the Villa and Fattoria have access to a number of shared spaces in the Castello building. Both the living room and library have large fireplaces, and the terrace offers sweeping views of the Spannocchia property and is the site for our daily gathering of guests, residents, and interns, to have a glass of wine and watch the sunset before dinner. A traditional herb garden is located in the back courtyard where dinner is served outside in the summer months, and a section of the garden, called the "Giardino Segreto"

 England's Strattons Hotel in the town of Swaffham in Norfolk
Strattons is a small independent family run boutique hotel secluded in the historic Market town of Swaffham once a favourite with the Nelson family and home to Howard Carter who famously discovered Tutankhamen’s tomb. Its award winning chic restaurant serves organic and locally sourced produce in an innovative and exciting modern English style, fabulous cheeses from the British Isles complemented with wines from all over the world. Art, design, luxury and comfort feature strongly throughout the hotel. Individual, sumptuous, eclectic, hip and funky bedrooms; cool contemporary style with originality.

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