Eco-conscious travellers know that practicing sustainability while on-the-go is more than just about requesting that silky sheets and plush towels not to be changed every day. It is about understanding the three pillars of sustainable tourism — environmentally friendly practices (recycling, switching to solar energy), social impact (protecting cultural and natural heritage) and economic gains (supporting local communities).
Taking a step in the direction of sustainable tourism and in lieu of World Environment Day celebrations, travel brand Luxury Escapes has launched ‘The Conscious Collection’ to shine a spotlight on stunning properties from across the globe that offer sustainable holiday options without compromising on luxury. For more details, scroll below to view the partnering accommodation providers that will have you eager to plan your next eco-sustainable holiday getaway.
Owned by the descendants of Count Alessandro Contini Bonacossi, Tenuta di Capezzana is a picturesque family estate that promises an idyllic countryside holiday. Blessed with breathtaking views of olive trees, cypress trees and rows of immaculate vineyards, fun activities to look forward to include guided tours, wine tasting and cooking classes specialising in Tuscan cuisine.
Travellers in search of sun, sea and privacy will relish basking in this beach-side paradise. Comprising 50 villas, guests at the sprawling Park Hyatt Maldives Hadahaa property will be able to wine, dine and unwind while surrounded by panoramic views of the North Huvadhoo Atoll, one of the largest and deepest atolls in the world.
Situated on Sumba Island, Lelewatu Resort Sumba is a tropical getaway is perched on a cliff that lies to the east of the party hub known as Bali. The modern property houses 27 spacious villas, each with its own private pool area for soaking up the sun while being lulled to sleep by the soothing sounds of the surrounding lush forest.
A three hours’ drive west of Sydney, this peaceful sanctuary known as Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley has secret wild side just waiting to be discovered. Part of a 7,000-acre private conservation reserve, the sprawling modern property is also home to a variety of indigenous creatures such as kangaroos, wallabies and wombats.