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The perfect retreats – that are as good for the planet as they are for you.

Is it time to relax, unwind and recharge? Get back to nature by travelling to some of the most serene places on earth. Afterall, there’s nothing quite like that sea view, mountain view or jungle view to help us reconnect with our beautiful planet. We’ve handpicked these destinations and accommodations for unwinding, saying om, finding zen or simply just getting away from it all. So go on, give yourself some ‘me’ time, and drink in the change of scene.

Looking for some inspiration on where to go next? Our categories can help with just that! We’ve put together collections of our favourite sustainable hotels which deserve to be recognised for the great green efforts that they are making. From hidden city gems, to off the beaten track jungle lodges, to beach resorts that care about their footprint, to places that are simply perfect for getting away from it all and into nature, you’ll find plenty to wanderlust over here. For each category we’ve handpicked the most inspiring accommodations that are doing their bit to limit harness the power of tourism for good.  So when you decide to travel to a sustainable destination, you can be sure that you’ll be helping to give back, too. Travel has never felt so good!

Start making the world a better place now by booking your favourite places to stay from our special categories today.

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Jicaro Island Ecolodge, Isletas de Granada, Nicaragua A tropical hideaway on a private island in lake Nicaragua. With their environmentally foot they offer a refreshing disconnect from the busy world. There isn’t even a single tv on the island; a true disconnected paradise!
Borgo Egnazia, Savelletri, Italy Named one of the prettiest hotels in the Mediterranean, this guesthouse is the place to just take it easy. It’s a dreamy accommodation where you can relax, enjoy the sun, go to the beach or take a spa treatment. Everything is nearby, it’s just lovely.
Hotel Escondido, Puerto Escondido, Mexico Set in vast knotted cacti, with views of the purple Sierra Madre del Sur in one direction and the pounding blue Pacific Ocean in the other, the Oaxacan countryside seems like the perfect quiet spot. This hotel is the coolest location for the cutting-edge, urban-dwelling surf set: down the road is Puerto Escondido – one of the hottest surf spots in the world! Rent a surfboard and get carried away by the waves of the sea.
The Dhara Dhevi Chiang Mai, Chiang Mai, Thailand Situated in the calmness of the mountain near Chiang Mai, this majestic resort draws on northern Thailand's rich history. You can enjoy all sorts of therapy and wellness treatments or just relax a few days at their pool. Everything is nearby, like the 9 different restaurants. Choices enough!
Blanket Bay, Glenorchy, New-Zealand Situated on the shores of South Island's Lake Wakatipu, backed by snow-capped mountains, prehistoric rainforest and smaller, trout-filled lakes this accommodation is peace itself. You can enjoy the stunning views from the spa or swimming room, but if you want to explore the awe-inspiring surroundings and taste the tranquility of the outdoors there are many activities to do!
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