Thursday, October 27, 2011

Five Hawaiian Eco-Resorts

Thousands of years ago, the Hawaiian Islands were formed by undersea volcanoes. Today, the islands are now known for their pristine beaches and for being a great holiday destination for Americans and tourists alike. A unique feature about the Hawaiian Islands is that some of the nicest and most luxurious hotels on the islands are going green. Despite many options of green hotels, tourists can still find unique one-of-a-kind spots to stay in that also provide green living. Here are five hotels that are green, yet seemingly possessing something extra special.

Off the coast of Maui is the small island of Lanai. Known for being secluded and a place for relaxation, Lanai offers guests not one, but two Four Seasons Resorts. With one resort nestled away in the middle of the island, and the other sitting right next to the water, guests can choose where they would want to stay on the island. Both resorts run on a combination of solar and waste energy. They also both have world recognized golf courses that use a grey water system for maintaining. Check them out at Four Seasons Resort Lanai and Four Seasons Resort Lanai at Manele Bay.

Known as the “heart of Hawaii,” Hanna Bay is for travelers looking for that authentic Hawaiian vacation experience. Located in the center of the town is the Bamboo Inn in Hanna Bay. With only three rooms offered, privacy is easy to come by. The rooms overlook the waterfront and the green valleys of the island. The inn is completely made out of bamboo, a sustainable product, and also has an organic fruit garden on site.

If guests want to be on an island with more going on, they can try the Maui Eco-Retreat. Set on the island of Maui, this eco friendly destination gives guests beachfront views and Hawaiian greenery in the same place. The inn runs completely on alternative energy and they also compost all waste. Guests can stay in a large house or have their own cottage.

The last hotel that I would like to mention is the Hedonisia Eco-Hostel and Tropical Farm Retreat. Located in the green community of Hedonisia on the island of Hawaii, this eco-retreat is not for just any average traveler. Guests can stay in a variety of accommodations that includes an old school bus, renamed the “love bus.” The hostel lives off the land, and uses materials provided by donations or other guests. Guests can even volunteer their services towards the hostel to get a special rate on accommodations.

Here are also some other green hotels recently rated in Hawaii:

Mauna Lani Bay Hotel and Bungalows

Outrigger Kiahuna Plantation

Ramada Plaza Waikiki

Ala Moana Hotel

Aston Waikiki Beach Hotel

Aston Aloha Beach Hotel

Nihi Kai Villas by Great Vacation Retreats

Poipu Kai Resort

Makena Beach and Golf Resort

Waimea Plantation Cottages

North Country Farms in Princeville

Twin Hearts Cottage

Kauai Country Inn

Hotel Lanai

Waianuhea

Huelo Point Lookout

Halemano Sanctuary

Dragonfly Ranch


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