Our Top 3 Resorts for the Eco Traveller

In today’s world, sustainability is no longer just an option but a necessity for hotels.

As providers of premium travel experiences, we understand the profound impact of environmental preservation on the destinations we cherish, which is why we are supporting International Ozone Day. Ozone Day reminds us of the vital role the ozone layer plays in safeguarding our planet from harmful ultraviolet rays, ensuring the health and beauty of the destinations we offer. By supporting initiatives that protect the ozone layer, we are not only contributing to the well-being of our planet but also securing the future of luxury travel.

Preserving the environment in which they operate is of paramount importance for several reasons. Firstly, as travellers become more environmentally conscious, there is a growing demand for sustainable travel experiences. Guests are actively seeking accommodations that align with their values, and sustainable practices allow hotels to meet the needs of the eco-conscious traveller

Secondly, responsible environmental stewardship helps hotels mitigate their carbon footprint, reduce resource consumption, and minimise waste, ultimately leading to cost savings and operational efficiencies that benefit those seeking to stay with accommodation providers taking positive steps to save our planet.

At Optimum Experience we have searched the globe for hotels and resorts that recognise safeguarding the environment is an ethical obligation, ensuring that the unique natural beauty and ecosystems surrounding hotels endure for generations to come.

1 - Amilla - The Maldives

Nestled within the UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve of Baa Atoll, Amilla Maldives Resort & Residences offers an enchanting escape for families, friends, and couples. With 67 Villas and Residences elegantly perched over crystalline waters or nestled among lush treetops, this eco-resort invites you to explore its natural beauty.

Amilla’s heart is a verdant oasis, where a pristine white sand fringe meets a wild, green interior, inspiring its organic garden-to-table concept. During the pandemic, Amilla shifted gears to champion sustainability. Recognised as the first and only Maldivian resort in the Small Luxury Hotels of the World’s Considerate Collection, Amilla goes the extra mile for eco-conscious luxury.

Over the past year, the resort launched around 30 sustainability projects, from cultivating organic ingredients for its kitchens to protecting nesting sites of long-tailed tropic birds and regenerating the house reef. It proudly holds EarthCheck silver certification and is an official Manta Trust Responsible Operator.

In a commitment to eco-efficiency, Amilla welcomed a resident marine biologist specialising in turtle conservation and completed the first phase of a solar panel installation project set to reduce carbon emissions by up to 40%. Experience a sustainable paradise at Amilla Maldives Resort & Residences.

person scuba diving

2 - Sibuya Game Reserve - South Africa

Sibuya Game Reserve, nestled in South Africa’s Eastern Cape, is the epitome of eco-travel. Here, sustainability and top-tier service coexist seamlessly. This haven invites you to indulge, explore, and unwind while actively contributing to conservation efforts that benefit both the planet and local communities.

At Sibuya, their commitment to the environment and local inhabitants shines through. Unlike typical tourism ventures in natural landscapes, Sibuya prioritises reducing its ecological impact while uplifting the local economy and community.Their accomplishments speak volumes—transforming commercial farmland back to its original state. They removed fences and man-made structures, reintroduced native species, and successfully revived red-billed ox-peckers, absent for decades due to toxic substances.

Sustainable development naturally evolved from the desire to preserve the untouched beauty of Sibuya’s tented Camps. Their low-impact tourism approach aligns bed capacity with the Reserve’s proportions, ensuring harmony with the surrounding environment.

Visitors who choose to explore Sibuya Game Reserve are not only treated to unforgettable wildlife experiences but also become part of a larger conservation narrative with their Rhino Foundation. This initiative aligns perfectly with the principles of eco-friendly travel, where tourists engage in sustainable activities that respect and protect the environment. Sibuya’s Rhino Foundation not only protects these endangered species but also offers travellers an opportunity to connect with nature in a responsible and ethical way, making it an essential destination for eco-conscious adventurers.


Red Billed Oxpeckers Seen On Cape Buffalo On A Safari

3 - The Datai LANGKAWI - malaysia

The Datai Langkawi stands as a beacon of sustainable luxury, embodying a steadfast commitment to environmental stewardship. Rooted in their “Four Pillars Pledge,” The Datai’s sustainability initiatives are not merely a concept but a way of life. The Datai Pledge programme comprises a series of initiatives relating to the business’s operations, the land, sea, and youth. These four elements correspond to the four pillars of their programme: Pure for the Future; Wildlife for the Future; Fish for the Future; and Youth for the Future.

In 2020, amid the global pandemic, The Conscious Travel Foundation emerged with a mission to highlight the travel industry’s positive influence on communities, cultures, wildlife, and ecosystems worldwide. This initiative channels essential funds to grassroots charities and impactful projects. The Datai Langkawi has proudly joined this foundation and is actively contributing to The Datai Pledge. The collective goal, alongside The Datai Pledge, is to promote the travel industry’s positive environmental impact, ensuring the preservation of our planet for future generations.

The Datai Langkawi redefines luxury with a conscience, offering guests an immersive experience that respects and protects the natural world. Each stay at The Datai is a testament to their dedication to harmonising opulence with sustainability.

children holding an Eco-Schools flag

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