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Eco Friendly Resorts in Hawaii

Hawaii is a gorgeous U.S. state that is composed of 137 volcanic islands. It is the only state located in the tropics and is famous for its paradise-like atmosphere, making it an ideal destination for eco friendly retreats and hotels.

These kinds of accommodations take pride in their sustainable efforts to minimize their impact on the environment by actively recycling and composting, using alternative energy sources, and by partnering with local farmers to use organic produce. Take a look at Ecotourism in Hawaii.

The following are our recommendations for eco friendly resorts in Hawaii.

Maui Eco Retreat 

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The Maui Eco Retreat is one of Hawaii’s most popular eco retreats that sits on the state’s second-largest island, Maui. The retreat offers guests a relaxing atmosphere with features on-site hikes, yoga classes, and several stunning nearby beaches. The Maui Eco Retreat also offers luxurious accommodations that include a bamboo temple with an outdoor shower and a beautiful panoramic ocean view. The retreat is dedicated to bettering the environment by conserving water through a specialized filtration system that collects and reuses rainwater, and the property runs on solar-powered energy. Maui Eco Retreat has been recognized as a Green Leader by Trip Advisor and is in association with the Center for Responsible Travel (CREST) and Food Security Hawaii.

Hawaii Island Retreat

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Located on Hawaii’s main island is the Hawaii Island Retreat. This elegant property focuses on providing guests with experiences that will improve wellness and promote relaxation. The retreat’s boutique-style hotel in Hawaii has thoughtful amenities like organic toiletries and daily fresh flowers. There are over 50 acres of private coastline lands that have walking trails along with a pristine infinity pool and a yoga studio. The Hawaii Island Retreat’s spa offers an assortment of holistic treatments to support natural healing and only uses organic herbs and oils. It also has many gardens, a private cove, and even a goat sanctuary on the property. The retreat is committed to living in balance with the land which can be seen through their sustainability efforts. They cook with produce grown in their gardens, actively recycle and compost, and also use solar grids as an energy source. To reduce their water usage, the retreat changes linens every fourth day (unless requested by the guest), and rain water is caught from the rooftop of the hotel to be used for the irrigation of the property’s gardens.  The Hawaii Island Retreat is a leader in sustainability recognized by the Hawaiian Green Business Program.

Turtle Bay Resort

As one of the eco friendly resorts in Hawaii, The Turtle Bay Resort located on the island of Oahu has everything you need for a lavish getaway. It is full of astonishing scenery and has miles of peaceful beaches. It also houses a variety of accommodations from guest suites to oceanfront villas, therefore it has something for every traveller’s needs. Turtle Bay Resort offers exciting activities such as snorkelling and bike rides through the jungle. There are several dining options on the property that serve island flavours made from fresh and organic ingredients. Turtle Bay Resort places importance on respecting the environment through green practices. Their many sustainable efforts include resort-wide recycling, updated restrooms and showers to reduce water usage, and a food waste program that works with local organizations to feed the hungry in the North Shore area. Turtle Bay Resort was the recipient of the 2015 Hawaii Green Business Award for its ability to operate in an environmentally and socially responsible manner. 

Hawaii’s eco friendly resorts and retreats will not disappoint. These environmentally conscious properties allow guests to experience the beauty of Hawaii in a mindful way.

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