February 16, 2020

By Sandra MacGregor - Read the full feature at:

Forbes International


Low-impact travel and luxury can coexist thanks to an ever-expanding list of properties striving to respect their guest’s desire for environmentally friendly accommodation. Here’s a look at some of the world’s top sustainable hotels.



Luxe Salinda Resort on Phu Quoc island lauds sustainability as one of its core values. In 2019, the resort became WWF-Vietnam’s official partner for plastic reduction management on Phu Quoc, with the goal of eradicating single-use plastic. In honor of this partnership, the hotel organizes a ‘beach clean’ day once a month where staff and guests join to remove garbage from the beaches and surrounding neighborhoods. The hotel also prioritizes sustainable design in both its structures and surrounding landscape with a focus on biodegradable and renewable building materials. The property has also replaced plastic room keys with wood, shampoo containers with ceramic and uses LED lighting.