When looking for the ultimate eco way to indulge your family on vacation, these international resorts are as highly regarded for their sustainability practices, as they are for their breathtaking settings and exotic locales. More and more of international destinations don’t stop at looking good, they are becoming world famous for doing good as well. From all-natural spa products, organic produce grown on site, and even global education programs, these resorts are not only dedicated to providing guests with a spectacular vacation, but are also striving to make a positive impact on the world beyond their gates.
The Chateau prides itself on being the world’s first organic wellness spa resort. Modeled after an 18th century medieval French castle, the resort offers guest a completely organic experience. From their spa treatments to the organic beds and linens in each guest room, The Chateau strives to have as many organic and eco friendly options across the entire resort as possible. The Chateau sets unprecedented organic gourmet dining standards using fresh produce from its on-site garden and even serving organic coffee, teas and wine.
At The Four Seasons Resort Koh Samui in Thailand, there is no need for the little ones to be left out of the pampering. The spa has developed a full line of treatments just for the younger set. Kids and teens can relax after a day on the beach with treatments like the Happy Smile Facial, the Island Princess Manicure or the Luscious Locks Hair Treatment. Kids can even mix their own massage oil concoction prior to their pampering. And the natural coconut oil massage promises to ensure a good night sleep to even the most active of little ones. The spa uses only natural ingredients guaranteed to be gentle to young skin. Many of the treatments are made on site with fresh local ingredients like their signature Samui Coconut Scrub.
Singita Lebombo Lodge is everything you’d expect from a luxury resort in South Africa. The Lodge is located inside Kruger National Park game reserve. Guests wake up to elephants convening in the water of the N’wanetsi River system. Even the fitness center and the spa overlook the reserve, so guests can always keep tabs on the ‘locals.’
The spa features Healing Earth, a premium organic spa brand inspired by Africa’s ancient energy, healing traditions and natural richness. All ingredients are sourced from the African continent and take natural preservation, botanical purity and quality management into account.
The spa at the Pangkor Laut resort focuses on bringing together ancient treatments from all over Asia, including traditional baths, scrubs and massages. The herbs used in their signature wraps, steam baths and scrubs are hand picked from their herb garden on the property.
The resort as a whole takes their role in global sustainability very seriously. They host reef and beach clean ups around Malaysia and host a flagship educational outreach program, Climate Change Week, to raise environmental awareness and promote eco friendly practices with the locals.