With Earth Day right around the corner, it’s the perfect time to consider an eco-friendly resort for your next trip. Check in with responsible luxury and enjoy a sustainable family vacation with one of these top brands worldwide, year-round.
Aruba is already an idyllic destination, but with the added green initiative spreading through top hotels and resorts, Hyatt Regency Aruba is at the forefront of the sustainable movement.
Check out the Hyatt Thrive Program, using solar energy to heat the hotel’s water and the Embrace Project, which maintains the beauty and authentic cultural elements of the resort. Take a dip in the freshwater lagoon, or bring the kids to Camp Hyatt and enjoy a holistic spa treatment.
Known as the World’s Greenest Luxury Hotel Chain, the hotel’s credence and tagline, “responsible luxury,” holds up. Everything about ITC Hotels is designed to lower the carbon footprint of guests and the resort while focusing on eco-friendly elements such as sourcing renewable energy, on-site water bottling services, solar panels, vertical gardens and constant audits and improvements to uphold a higher standard of travel.
The deserts of Arizona long emanated healing properties, relaxation and tranquility, but add in sustainable practices of the eco-friendly Enchantment Resort in Scottsdale, Ariz., and you have yourself a “green” vacation destination. Bring the kids, get away with friends or retreat on your own to Boynton Canyon, surrounded by historic Native American influences. Visitors pay a $5 fee for guided biking tours, hiking and outdoor adventures giving back to the Boynton Canyon Preservation Fund, preserving the red rock landscape.
Go a step further and teach the kids all about nature preservation, sustainable travel and the importance of protecting our environment with Camp Coyote, for kids ages 4–12. Early education is vital in sustainable practices and the kid’s camp makes the experience enjoyable as well as informative. Watch as they engage in fun, educational activities complete with science experiments and canyon exploration. Enjoy some of the resort’s “green” efforts yourself with organic wines, local goods available on site for purchase and key cards made from renewable crops. Enchantment Resort composts landscaping materials and strictly uses biodegradable cleaning products around the hotel, just to name a few.
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The dead of winter is just beginning to set in, meaning it’s the perfect time to start planning outdoor adventures for when the weather finally breaks. With a world filled with places to explore, these spots should be at the top of your list this spring:
Explore one of the world’s most popular cruising destinations in an immersive, individualized way. In 2020, AdventureSmith Explorations is offering a diverse lineup of small-ship cruising itineraries, with a special focus on options for families and immersive experiences suitable for all ages. Whether you want to explore Alaska’s dramatic scenery, exciting wildlife or fascinating culture and history, AdventureSmith Explorations has something for you.
While urban wine country might sound like an oxymoron, it’s actually a reality at the stunning City Vineyard in New York City’s Tribeca neighborhood. The water-side venue is the perfect host for your next event — whatever that may be, from 20 to 200 guests and from cocktail party to plated dinner.
Located in the Riviera Pacifica area about a 90-minute drive from Panama City, The Buenaventura Golf & Beach Resort offers everything a family-friendly resort should, including swimming pools, a kids’ club and dining options for picky eaters. But, that’s not all.