5 Eco-Friendly Honeymoon Destinations

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When someone tells you they’re going green for their honeymoon, do you automatically picture pitching a tent in the woods and cooking food by a campfire? It doesn’t have to be that way! Resorts around the world are adopting sustainable practices that include cooking with locally grown food, running on solar power and recycling! This means that you can enjoy all the honeymoon luxuries you’ve so been looking forward to while staying environmentally friendly. Check out these 5 eco-friendly honeymoon destinations.

1. Jean-Michel Cousteau Fiji Islands Resort – Recently nominated as the World’s Leading Green Resort by the World Travel Awards, this 5 star luxury hotel is located on the peaceful waters of Savusavu Bay in Fiji. Green amenities include meals created from the resort’s organic garden, daily classes on local culture and ecological awareness, the first recycling program on Savusavu Bay and a waste water system that uses coconuts and recycled bottles to produce clean water in the surrounding lagoons. With it’s scenic views, gorgeous accommodations and eco-friendly business practices, how could you not honeymoon at this resort?!

2. The Hoopoe Yurt Hotel, Andalucia, Spain – If you’d rather spend your time relaxing in Europe than soaking up rays on a tropical island, this eco-friendly resort is for you! Guests stay in handmade boutique yurts, and each is equipped with a private bathroom and ecological loo! The entire camp runs on solar power, including the overhead and bedside lights in each yurt (there are also outlets for charging mobile phones and laptops – although we know you won’t be working during your stay!). And if you ever get bored of massages under the shade of cork trees or sunbathing by the pool (not likely!), Tarifa, the southernmost point in Spain, is just an hour away!

3. AQUA Wellness Resort, Nicaragua – You can enjoy the same spectacular views of the Pacific coastline as the native monkeys while staying in the treetop villas at this eco-luxury Nicaraguan resort! With sustainable hardwoods, natural stone surfaces, teak rain showers and free-flowing decks, honeymooning in one of these treetop villas is an absolutely unforgettable experience. Daily available activities, including snorkeling and tours of local towns, encourage guests to enrich their knowledge of the diverse Nicaragua nature and culture.

4. Elevate Destinations: African Honeymoon – Are you and your honey feeling adventurous? Check out the African honeymoon from Elevate Destinations. The two-week trip to Kenya includes accommodations in eco-friendly resorts, wildlife tours and a little R&R on the beach. The best part is Elevate Destinations donates 5 percent of the overall cost of each trip to charities in the host country!

5. Gaia Napa Valley Hotel & Spa, California – Looking to reduce your carbon footprint even more? Why honeymoon abroad when you can enjoy a luxurious stay in the first 100% Gold LEED certified hotel in the world right in California?! Gaia, which means “Mother Earth” in Greek, is conveniently located near the Wine Country, features a full-service health spa and offers a wide array of cuisines at their new eco-friendly restaurant that purchases locally-grown food.

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