Did you know you can incorporate being green into planning your honeymoon? There are many simple tips and destinations that allow you to have a relaxing, invigorating honeymoon while remaining eco-friendly – score! Below are my top eco-friendly honeymoon picks, where you can appreciate luxury and have the peace of mind that you are actively preserving the environment.
1. Turtle Island Resort, Fiji
Bula! This resort definitely tops my list! Set in South Pacific’s Yasawa Archipelago, this resort only has space for 14 couples which makes for wonderful serenity. By limiting the number of guests at the resort, it is able to sustain the natural beauty. If you’re looking for somewhere to watch movies – this resort is not for you! You won’t find any televisions here, just over 500,000 trees which were planted during a 28 year reforestation program. The kitchen is stocked from the resorts own all organic garden, providing guests with fresh fruit and vegetables.
2. Lapa Rios Eco Lodge, Costa Rica
Listed in the National Geographic Top 50 Eco Lodges List, this resort is leading the way of environmentally conscious resorts. Set in a private nature reserve spread over 1,000 acres of Central America’s last remaining lowland tropical rainforest in Costa Rica, Lapa Rios is a destination matching everyone’s idea of paradise. Lapa Rios is an ideal vacation for people who enjoy adventure in nature and want to be a part of conservation and local culture. Aside from lounging by the magnificent beaches and pools, activities available to guests include wildlife watching, hikes, ocean kayaking, horseback riding and tree planting (to symbolize the growing love of newly married couples – love it!) and so much more.
3. Chumbe Island Coral Park, Tanzania
Honeymooners will appreciate Coral Park’s solar powered lighting and composting toilets in each of the gorgeous eco-bungalows sprawled across the 16-acre Island. The best part, is the hotel fee includes everything except alcoholic beverages, so it doesn’t break the bank when you want to do activities like snorkeling and forest walks during your stay!
4. Daintree Eco Lodge, Australia (QLD)
Known as the “most pampering Ecolodge in the world” with only 15 rainforest “tree-house style” bayans nestled in the rainforest and with unique experiences combining to present true experiential travel. The lodge is a true rainforest experience with unique spa experiences – easily enter your “tree-house style” room from ground level and be immersed in nature. The lodge offers excellent accommodation, cuisine with a native twist and activities such as adventure tours, rainforest walks and jungle surfing.
5. Jicaro Island Eco Lodge, Nicaragua
Jicaro Island Ecolodge in Nicaragua is a secluded tropical paradise ideal for a romantic getaway. The ecolodge is located just a short boat ride from the colonial town of Granada with spectacular views of the Mombacho Volcano across the lake. Nine private casitas serve as the perfect setting for romantic escapes, tours and activities as well as wellness and yoga retreats. Immerse yourself in a magical island experience filled with peace, tranquility. A stay at Jicaro allows for a perfect combination of relaxing in your room, revitalizing at the wellness center, and actively exploring the flora and fauna that this tropical paradise has to offer.