Monday, February 7, 2011

Eco-chic Romance ...

Well ok, there is always room for improvement ... but aren't you impressed to see that there is a growing trend among hotel, resort and tour operators to become more green?

It's a bit unreal to expect every resort to become 100% carbon neutral (like the amazing Wolgan Valley Resort in the Blue Mountains) but there is still a wealth of stunning properties who have already started to embrace sustainable and green principles like; minimal impact on the environment during building, using solar generated power, working with local communities to establish education, medical and sustainable programs - Gayana Eco Resort (pictured) even has its own on-site Marine Ecology Research Centre!

And let's face it, even if we don't all stay at an officially recognised eco resort, we can all still do our little bit to help the environment when on holiday. Consider reusing your towels and linen at the hotel, take your own reusable water bottle to save on plastic, use re-chargable batteries, or even look at offsetting your air travel ... just to name a few ideas. Such small and simple steps really.

And thankfully, going green on your next holiday does not mean you have to skimp on luxury. Check out this list of 10 gorgeous eco resorts which proves that eco-cred, luxury and romance can work together in perfect harmony!

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