When was the last time you said the words, "I need a break."? More importantly, when was the last time you actually acted on that and booked a holiday away from all the stresses of work and the city life? Today, let us take you on a trip down the green lane - where pampering yourself comes hand in hand with pampering the earth!
Here are some beautiful destinations that offer eco-friendly spa services:
Washington, D.C. : Nusta Spa
Nusta Spa stays on the green path by using sustainable, local and chemical free recycled materials throughout its interior as well as their products!
Peru: Inkaterra Machu Picchu
Located in an Andean village near the ancient city of Machu Picchu, the
Inkaterra Hotel and its Uno Spa transcend the old and modern
worlds. One of the greenest hotel resorts in the world, it is
carbon neutral, and long recognized for its extensive sustainability
commitment. This includes the use of green technology as well as supporting major ecology research and
conservation programs of its rainforest surroundings.
Australia: Daintree Eco Lodge and Spa
Nestled in one of the most precious, respected rainforests, Daintree Eco Lodge and Spa peacefully resides in the heart of this
incredible fusion of humanity and nature, and does its part each day to
respect and nurture the Aboriginal tribe that so carefully crafts its
A three-day Aboriginal Expedition allows you to walk the pathways,
breathe the air, and live the life of a human being that is truly at one
with nature. The green doesn’t stop there. Once inside, the spa menus are just as
kind to the earth, so while you’re
getting a facial, or immersing yourself in a
massage, you can smile knowing that not only are you treating yourself,
but you’re also helping the astonishing outdoor setting around you. The
green spa’s partnership with the Australian Greenhouse Office ensures
its daily reduction of greenhouse emissions, energy management,
intellectual property rights, cultural heritage preservation, and the
underlying movement of working at one with nature.
Ireland: Monart Destination Spa
Being Ireland's first destination
eco-spa, Monart Spa is widely recognized as Ireland's top spa by
travel authorities like Forbes magazine.
Located on 100 acres of the Irish countryside, the spa was built to
ethical standards, including every tree cut down used later in its
construction, operating hydrocarbon-free, and according to stringent
energy efficiency standards.
North Africa: Kasbah Du Toubkal
Not for the faint of heart, this beautiful one of a kind gem perched 1800 feet above sea level on North Africa's highest peak has been
recognized by the King of Morocco for setting the responsible travel
standard. The Kasbah uses mule transportation, minimizes electricity and
partners with the local Berber community, funding local projects such
as a school, waste disposal system and the area's first ambulance.
Costa Rica: Tabacon Grand Spa
Amidst the pristine rain forest of Costa Rica and an active volcano is
the Tabacon Grand Spa Thermal Resort, rooted in its surroundings.
Treatments are conducted outdoors to the sounds of waterfalls and the
rain forest, and specialize in local ingredients, especially those using
volcanic mud from the active Arenal Volcano, prized for its curative
properties. Long a recipient of international awards and certification,
Tabacon is considered one of the finest spa resorts in Central America.
These are only a few of the most sought after getaways around the world. What are you waiting for? Pamper yourself while staying on the bright green road.