1. Grootbos Private Nature Reserve, South Africa. The resort is on an eco-reserve of more than 6,000 acres overlooking the Atlantic Ocean near the Cape of Good Hope.
2. El Silencio Lodge & Spa, Costa Rica. The property takes an all-encompassing approach to energy conservation, water management, waste disposal, and recycling.Â
3. Chaa Creek, Belize.Â The resortâ€™s 400-acre nature reserve offers a wide range ofÂ activities, including birdwatching, hiking, canoeing, and horseback riding.
4. El Nido Resorts, Philippines. The resort is a designated turtle sanctuary, marine reserve, and managed protected area.
5. Viceroy Snowmass, Aspen, Colorado. A member of LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design), the resort was awarded Gold Certification for its energy savings, recycling, and green housekeeping measures.
6. Turtle Bay Resort, Oahu, Hawaii. The North Shoreâ€™s only full-service resort, which has its own green committee, employs 1,600 solar panels and uses beach trash to make surfboards.
7. Alto Atacama Desert Lodge & Spa, Chile. The lodge reuses water for irrigation, heats swimming pools with solar energy, and has employed many other eco-friendly initiatives.
8. Mara Expedition, Kenya. This resort is operated by the Great Plains Conservation Group, which supports programs such as Rhinos without Borders, Ride for Lions, and Big Life Foundation.
9. Parkroyal on Pickering, Singapore. This hotel in a garden has received many awards for its conservation efforts, including World Travel Awardâ€™s Worldâ€™s Leading Green City Hotel.
10. Ramada Eco Beach Resort, Australia. Seventy percent self-sustainable, the resort employs solar panels for each villa and reuses wastewater to irrigate the surrounding environment.