As the saying goes, we have no spare planet. At Travel to Art, we recognize the utter importance of preservation of our natural environment. Luckily, we are not alone: a not-insignificant number of businesses all around the world have joined the global efforts to tackle the negative impacts of post-industrial society on the environment.
Specially for our readers, we have selected five hotels notable for their consistent commitment to the environmentalist cause. Concerned with preserving their natural surroundings, as well as the cultural heritage and core values of their communities, these establishments elevate the experience of travel to a whole new lever by fostering authentic connections with the environment. If you are planning a trip and also are willing to support an environmentally conscious business, look no further than this article — one of the hotels presented below might be exactly what you are looking for!
SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE
Located on the Croisette (in Cannes, France), next to the old port, the Hôtel Barrière Le Majestic Cannes offers an enchanting view of the magnificent Mediterranean Sea. In this beautiful place, you will surely be overcome by the sensation of well-being and inner peace.
A wide range of diverse activities is available for the hotel’s guests. For those who value active recreation, there is an opportunity to enjoy some sports, while those seeking to relax and enhance their physical and mental health are welcome to the Spa Diane Barrière.
If you travel with your kids, you will not regret choosing Hotel Majestic Cannes as a place to stay, too: specially designed programs will let your children experience their own adventures that will surely convert into exciting memories.
Whoever you are and whatever you are looking for, this amazing place surely has something for you.
AN ECO-FRIENDLY HIDEAWAY
Located in Chile, between the mountains of Cordillera de la Sal and below the ancient, pre-Colombian fortress of Pukara de Quitor, Nayara Alto Atacama is an exclusive hideaway that blends seamlessly into its desert surroundings. Whether you are interested in a cultural immersion or an adrenaline-pumping experience of exploring a desert, this eco-friendly resort will be a splendid choice of a place to visit.
Immerse yourself in the unique atmosphere with the hotel accommodations’ adobe architecture, select one of six pools to sun at, meditate at Lake Tilo, enjoy R&R at the spa — and be sure to take photos of the enchanting desert landscapes during your curated excursions!
And come nightfall, grant yourself the romantic experience of contemplating the famous star-filled Atacama Desert skies, either from a private outdoor observation deck or by a bonfire, with a glass of exquisite Chilean wine in hand.
HAVEN IN THE MOUNTAINS
Do you enjoy skiing? Hiking, maybe? If so, then this Swiss hotel is definitely a place you should visit someday!
Located high in the mountains, over a mile above the sea level, in the region of Arosa, this five-star establishment offers a cosy residential experience with a breathtaking view of the Arosa mountains. The interior design, created by the renowned designer Carlo Rampazzi, is truly impressive, and it is worth mentioning that the hotel has many various facilities to offer, including one of the world’s best spas; however, your strongest impressions are surely waiting for you outside.
As soon as the Tschuggen Express takes you to the ski area of Arosa Lenzerheide, you are free to enjoy any sporting activity you like: skiing, hiking, biking, tennis, or even golf — all in the captivating setting of Switzerland mountains, promising an experience downright unforgettable!
MIX OF PAST AND PRESENT
If you have looked past other hotels on our list because you would prefer to spend your vacation somewhere closer to the United States, consider this next hotel. Located in Montréal, Canada, Le Mount Stephen is described by some as an epitome of sophisticated opulence and timeless elegance. The hotel honors the past in the historic mansion at its forefront, and celebrates the present and future in a chic contemporary tower behind; thus, while paying homage to the city’s rich heritage, Le Mount Stephen also embraces the dynamism of present-day Montreal. An alluring mix of past and present, with old-fashioned dining rooms neighboring a gym and other modern facilities, gives this hotel a pretty unique charm.
MIX OF PAST AND PRESENT
Last but not least, comes Puntacana Resort & Club, a Dominican Republican hotel renowned for its environmental and social responsibility policies. The Puntacana Foundation has opened two schools and a free health clinic in the local community of Véron; also, it has created a 1,500-acre sanctuary for endangered species — and that is just the tip of the iceberg!
The resort is as comfortable as any other mentioned in the article, but it especially stands out because of the wide range of quite unique activities it offers, such as windsurfing, water-skiing, canoeing, whale watching, kite-boarding, snorkelling, and scuba diving.
Travel to Art’s founder, Oleksii Didihurov, once personally visited Puntacana Resort & Club, and left with a favorable impression. If you love looking at the ocean and breathing in the salty air, we highly recommend you to add Puntacana to your to-visit list.