Planning A Sustainable Honeymoon? These Resorts Are For You

Strengthen the marital bond by choosing eco-friendly honeymoon destinations prioritising sustainability and environment
Share your love with the planet at an eco-friendly honeymoon resort
Share your love with the planet at an eco-friendly honeymoon resortShutterstock

There has been a growing trend among couples to choose sustainable and eco-friendly options for their honeymoon in recent years. This desire to embrace responsible travel has led to the emergence of incredible resorts that prioritise environmental conservation, community engagement, and luxurious experiences. Embracing sustainability on your honeymoon allows you to create lasting memories with your loved one and contributes to preserving our planet and supporting local communities. Here are some places worldwide where your love for your partner goes hand in hand with that for the planet.  

Intrepid's Cycle Sonoma and Napa Valley - California, USA

Take a tour of the Napa Valley for it's wines
Take a tour of the Napa Valley for it's wines

Intrepid's Cycle Sonoma and Napa Valley tour in California offers a sustainable honeymoon experience for couples who appreciate a blend of romance and active exploration. Hop on a bicycle, peddle through picturesque vineyards, sample exquisite wines, and indulge in farm-to-table gastronomy. This immersive journey allows you to discover the region's natural beauty while supporting local businesses prioritising sustainable practices. Intrepid's commitment to responsible travel ensures that your honeymoon positively impacts the environment and the local communities you encounter. The package cost starts form USD $3200. You can check the details on Intrepid website.

Getting There: The primary route from San Francisco to Napa Valley is by car, taking about an hour or two hours depending on traffic. Options include a scenic drive via the Golden Gate Bridge or using the Bay Bridge through the East Bay. Private transportation services like limos or SUVs cater to airport transfers and winery tours, offering comfort and insider knowledge. Alternatively, the San Francisco/Vallejo Bay Ferry, accessible via BART from SFO to the Ferry Building, connects to the Vallejo Ferry Terminal. From there, the VINE Transit bus links to Napa.

Origins Costa Rica - Papagayo Peninsula, Costa Rica

Origins Costa Rica is an eco-luxury resort
Origins Costa Rica is an eco-luxury resortOrigins

Nestled on the stunning Papagayo Peninsula in Costa Rica, Origins Costa Rica is an eco-luxury resort that perfectly blends sustainability, relaxation, and adventure. Surrounded by lush rainforests and overlooking the azure waters of the Pacific Ocean, this resort offers couples a sanctuary to unwind and reconnect with nature. Origins Costa Rica is committed to preserving the local environment through sustainable practices, such as energy-efficient design, on-site organic gardens, and partnerships with local conservation organisations. From exploring pristine beaches to engaging in wildlife conservation activities, this resort provides an unforgettable honeymoon experience while promoting sustainability. Check the inclusions of a honeymoon package on their website.

Getting There: The lodge offers transportation from Liberia Airport (LIR) and San Jose Airport (SJO). Adventurous guests can rent cars at either airport. From San Jose or Juan Santamaria International Airport, take Route 1 to Liberia, then follow signs to Papagayo, making a right from Liberia's main road. After crossing a small bridge, follow signs to the hotel, about a 4-5 hour drive. From Liberia’s Daniel Oduber International Airport, it's a quick 30-minute drive to the hotel by following signs to Papagayo.

Six Senses Yao Noi - Phang Nga Bay, Thailand

A kayaking experience under the caves is rewarding
A kayaking experience under the caves is rewarding

Situated in the enchanting Phang Nga Bay, Six Senses Yao Noi in Thailand combines luxury with a deep commitment to sustainability. This eco-resort embraces a "barefoot luxury" concept, providing couples an intimate and eco-friendly escape. The resort is dedicated to minimising its environmental footprint through various initiatives, including waste management, renewable energy sources, and supporting local communities. From private pool villas to indulgent spa treatments, Six Senses Yao Noi offers a sustainable haven where couples can relax, rejuvenate, and immerse themselves in the beauty of the surrounding nature. Offers on extended stays can be accessed on their website.

Getting There: Six Senses Yao Noi is easily accessible from either Phuket (HKT) or Krabi (KVB) airports, ensuring convenience for the guests. Upon arrival, the hotel team will greet you and swiftly transport you to the marina (in Phuket) or pier (in Krabi) for a brief speedboat journey, approximately 45 minutes long, leading you to the resort.

Premier Villa at Lapa Rios
Premier Villa at Lapa RiosInstagram: Lapa Rios

Lapa Rios Lodge - Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica

Tucked away in the pristine Osa Peninsula of Costa Rica, Lapa Rios Lodge is a remarkable eco-lodge that showcases the country's incredible biodiversity and sustainable practices. Surrounded by a private nature reserve, this lodge offers secluded luxury accommodations and thrilling outdoor adventures. Lapa Rios Lodge actively supports environmental conservation and community development through initiatives such as reforestation, wildlife research, and educational programs. Explore untouched rainforests, spot exotic wildlife, and immerse yourselves in sustainable practices celebrating Costa Rica's natural wonders. Check for packages on their website.

Getting There: Experience seamless travel from San Jose, the capital of Costa Rica, to the Puerto Jimenez airstrip in just 50 minutes via Sansa Airlines' daily flights. Upon arrival in Puerto Jimenez, a 45-minute drive will transport you to the breathtaking Lapa Rios.

Ozen Reserve Bolifushi - Maldives

Ocean suite with slide
Ocean suite with slideOzen Collection

OZEN Reserve Bolifushi in the Maldives is a private island haven, ideal for honeymooners seeking seclusion. Located just a 30-minute catamaran ride from Male, it boasts 90 secluded villas and retreats in eight categories, offering romantic settings overwater or along the pristine beach. Each accommodation features private pools and direct access to the beach or lagoon, with some including thrilling water slides. The RESERVE Plan includes twice-daily restocked maxi bars and 24/7 butler service. Couples can relish intimate dining, sunset cocktails, and shoreline strolls at the four exceptional restaurants. The spa and overwater gym cater to relaxation and scenic workouts, while guided snorkeling and non-motorized water sports entertain guests. Exclusive experiences like the eco-friendly ice rink, private yacht charters, and diving adventures add to the allure of this captivating destination.Check more details here.

Getting There: Nestled merely 15 km from Malé, the capital, OZEN Reserve Bolifushi, offers proximity and ease of access from Velana International Airport. A swift 20-25 minute journey on a lavish motorized catamaran whisks you away from the airport to our doorstep. Enjoy the added convenience of complimentary round-trip airport transfers via luxury catamaran for a seamless arrival and departure experience.

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