More couples today are seeking out trips that have a lower environmental impact – especially when it comes to choosing a honeymoon destination. Actually one of the best means to keep your carbon footprint low while traveling is to stay close to home. We have, however, included some amazing eco-honeymoon destinations in other countries.
Proof positive that eco-friendly doesn’t necessarily mean that you’ll sacrifice luxury or comfort. This exclusive hotel and spa in the heart of California’s Napa Valley wine country is powered completely by the solar panels on its roof and has won awards as the best green hotel. Their spa has a reputation for being not only green but also indulgently luxurious. Beyond the spa, their rooms have built-in massage tables for in-room massages. The rooms are also equipped with all the best amenities as is the rest of the hotel including a world-class restaurant and bar, pool, complimentary valet parking, bicycle use, and refreshments. Perfect for nearly any getaway, but especially for your eco-friendly honeymoon.
MGM Resorts International owns properties lining the Las Vegas strip including MGM Grand, The Signature at MGM Grand, Mandalay Bay, Delano Las Vegas, Luxor, Excalibur, New York-New York, Monte Carlo, Aria, Vdara, Bellagio, The Mirage, and Circus Circus. While the leaders of their MGM Resorts International Green Advantage initiative are Vdara and Aria as they are the first resorts in Nevada to receive a five Green Keys rating, they’ve taken steps with their other properties to increase their green ratings. This includes replacing the lighting under the water feature at Bellagio which has reduced the energy consumption of the feature by 75%. Our choice for your eco-friendly honeymoon is Vdara Hotel and Spa as it is a smoke-free spa hotel on the strip that also doesn’t have a casino, making it more romantic and intimate but just steps away from all the action Las Vegas offers.
Jicaro Island Ecolodge
There’s not much that’s more romantic than a private island getaway. Named Unique Lodge of the World by National Geographic, the Jicaro Island Ecolodge in Lake Nicaragua is the perfect romantic, tropical, eco-friendly honeymoon destination you desire. “Located just a short boat ride from the colonial town of Granada with spectacular views of the Mombacho Volcano across the lake.” Jicaro Island Ecolodge features nine private luxury casitas which “provide the perfect setting for romantic escapes, honeymoons, tours, and activities as well as wellness and yoga retreats. Immerse yourself in a magical island experience filled with peace and tranquility.”
A love of the environment generally goes hand in hand with someone calling you a treehugger which makes the Treehotel a perfect – if not obvious – choice for your eco-friendly honeymoon. Your love of nature will reach new highs as the landscape hotel lets nature and imagination run wild.
Gaze out at Sweden’s spectacular nature from up in the Mirrorcube or the UFO. Watch the Northern Lights illuminate the sky above you and your snowmobile, or take a fishing trip and learn all about the berries and mushrooms you pick up along the way. One thing’s for sure at the Treehotel, you’ll be inspired by your surroundings and experiences.
While the hotel boasts a restaurant and a spa, the main focus at Treehotel is activities in nature including hiking, kayaking, rafting, biking, moose safaris, and more.
Will you choose to book an eco-friendly honeymoon? For further honeymoon inspiration, read The Best Honeymoon Destinations in March.