Enjoy a romantic honeymoon island stay that’s environmentally friendly.
An eco-resort is a facility that takes steps to reduce its carbon footprint while giving back to its local community.
Many eco-resorts are located in small, tropical locations such as islands and usually take great steps to educate their guests about their surrounding ecosystems. Some others offer outdoor yoga, nature tours, healing ceremonies, and organic food, these eco-resorts let honeymooners connect with nature.
So if you’re looking for an unforgettable stay with your loved one on a beautiful paradisiac island, keep reading as we rank the most exclusive and luxurious honeymoon island accommodations for a romantic getaway that’s environmentally friendly.
#1 MOST STYLISH: COCOON MALDIVES, REPUBLIC OF MALDIVES
Cocoon is located on the stunning honeymoon island of Ookolhufinolhu in Lhaviyani Atoll and features a magnificent outdoor pool with a barbeque area. The resort has a private beach area and water sports facilities.
Lhaviyani Atoll is a great place to enjoy world-class scuba diving, with over 50 dive sites, including famous local shipwrecks. Cocoon also boasts a Cultural Kids Club’, tailor-made guest excursions and entertainment, and a spa. The resort is a scenic, 30-minute seaplane journey from Velana International Airport in Malé.
Cocoon blends the best of Italian design with the Maldives’ stunning natural beauty, all set against the backdrop of the azure Indian Ocean. Cocoon’s interiors are exclusively designed by Lago, one of Italy’s finest design companies. All rooms are surrounded by greenery, visible through the glass partitions that interconnect with the outdoor bathrooms, enhancing the feeling of harmony with the green of nature, in contrast to the turquoise blue of the sea.
This 5-star, family-friendly, stylish resort, based on the principle of affordable luxury, is the perfect destination from which to discover the Maldives, whether you are honeymooning, scuba diving, or just looking for a place to unwind and relax.
Inspired by the concept of lightness, Cocoon aims to regenerate the spirit and soothe the mind. Everything has been carefully planned to create a perfect atmosphere of harmony and tranquility.
The resort offers guests both privacy and a place to socialize if they wish, in the island’s clubs, restaurants and bars. Cocoon’s ‘community table’ is a place where people from all over the world sit together to break bread and cultural barriers.
Guest accommodation includes Beach Villas, Beach Suites, Family Beach Villas, Beach Suites with Pools, Lagoon Villas, Lagoon Suites, Lagoon Suites with Pools, and a Cocoon Suite.
Cocoon offers an affordable Half Board+ package, which includes breakfast, dinner, and drinks. The resort boasts a variety of restaurants and bars, offering a wide array of food and drinks, surrounded by beautiful tropical greenery and stunning turquoise water.
#2 MOST PEACEFUL: GRANADA BEACH RESORT, PHILIPPINES
Granada is located only 20 minutes from the world-famous Oslob Whale Sharks, an idyllic location for your holiday in southern Cebu, the perfect honeymoon island with beautiful beaches, tropical waterfalls, scuba diving, and hiking.
Granada Beach Resort is a peaceful adults-only boutique resort perched on a peninsula, with panoramic views of the Bohol Sea. This amazing resort has a private beach and its own reef for snorkeling. The warmth of Philippines hospitality will make you feel pampered.
Rooms offer comfort and space as they are impeccable, clean, and warm. The combination of shabby-chic beach house décor with custom-made hardwood queen-size beds makes the perfect base to escape, explore and experience southern Cebu. Granada Deluxe Room features a corner sofa, a private balcony overlooking the forest, a rainfall shower, and modern amenities.
Escape, explore and experience an environment of natural beauty, relaxation, and tranquillity at Granada Beach Resort.
#3 BEST ECO-LUXURY: BAWAH RESERVE, INDONESIA
Located just 150 nautical miles northeast Singapore at Indonesia’s remote Anambas Archipelago, Bawah Reserve offers untouched beauty. Composed of 6 islands, 3 lagoons, and 13 beaches this resort is paradise on Earth.
Embedded in lush tropical greenery and azure blue ocean, Bawah Reserve rests in sheltered carefree seclusion. The intimacy brought by its design will make your feel connected with nature.
The Jungle Lodge is the newest addition to the Reserve and a good option for families. Peaceful and private, this treetop lodge offers gentle breezes and partial sea views, although the beach is just a couple of minutes away, about 50 hand-cut stone steps down.
There are two en-suite bedrooms, a large open plan living, and dining area, and a full-length front-facing outdoor balcony accessed from sliding doors in the living room. The lodge offers panoramic windows that give a sense of being one with nature.
Surrounded by clear turquoise waters, blue lagoons and coral reefs, this pristine and previously uninhabited marine conservation area is the perfect getaway for outdoor adventurers with an appetite for indulgence as well as paradise seekers looking for relaxation and seclusion. Bawah Reserve offers the true meaning of sustainable luxury.
#4 BEST HIDDEN GEM: HERMITAGE BAY, ANTIGUA
A dirt track takes you to Hermitage Bay, an all-inclusive luxury boutique resort nestled on the hillside of a hidden south Antigua, a wide-known honeymoon island in the Caribbean sea. This peaceful Caribbean boutique resort is secluded from urban noise as there’s nothing for miles around.
The wooden cottages blend seamlessly with the lush green jungle of the hillside, offering sweet seclusion, eco-luxury, and a deserted white-sand beach where the fragrance of frangipani fills the air. Here, the sound of the waves rolling on the shore will be your only distraction.
Hermitage Bay features luxurious accommodation, wellness, and dining facilities, this sensitively developed resort celebrates the peace, warmth, and extraordinary natural beauty of the Caribbean.
Feed your soul with dining experiences that will stay with you forever. And with many of the ingredients grown in the resort’s very own organic kitchen garden, you are guaranteed a true taste of the Caribbean.
Picture yourself staying at the secluded Hillside Pool Suites offering unbeatable panoramic views of the bay and the Caribbean Sea, nestled just a stone’s throw from the turquoise waters and white sandy shoreline.
Drawing influence from ancient wellness rituals and the beauty of the surrounding landscape, the Garden Spa is a tranquil space designed to soothe the soul and help you reconnect with the world around you. Take some time out to indulge in a range of nourishing treatments and practice the art of mindfulness every morning with the complimentary pilates, yoga, and meditation classes.
Hermitage Bay is dedicated to creating a haven for those who desire to be in harmony with nature and immerse themselves in a place of natural beauty. The resort ensures that environmental considerations are integrated into the business’ decision-making processes using the triple-bottom-line model, encompassing environmental, social, and economic concerns.
#5 MOST ECO-AWARE: OMALI SÃO TOMÉ, SÃO TOMÉ AND PRINCIPE
At Omali São Tomé, you will be welcomed by a world of innovative green solutions with great benefits for nature. This elegant boutique hotel is located in the northeast part of the volcanic honeymoon island of São Tomé and Principe.
This two-island nation and Africa’s second-smallest is located at the equatorial Atlantic ocean. Principe is an amazingly safe island of just 7000 and welcoming to visitors, particularly ecotourists. Principe offers fantastic beaches, jungle exploration, snorkeling, fishing, and birdwatching.
Omali São Tomé offers 30 comfortable suites for honeymoons, families, and business trips alike. In this tropical haven, time stretches out with each heartbeat. Let yourself succumb to the rhythm of nature and take home with you happiness made from simplicity and natural beauty.
The people at Omali São Tomé will do their utmost to make your stay unforgettable and ensure your well-being by offering local and organic food, a fully-equipped gym and tennis court, and pure relaxation by the pool or in a hammock on the beach.
Using a large variety of organic, fresh, local ingredients, every day the Chefs offer tasty dining experiences you’ll never forget. Indulge in fine dining on the terrace overlooking the blue sea.
With planet-friendly initiatives such as waste recycling, energy-saving light bulbs, and motion sensors lights, the hotel seeks a minimal environmental impact and supports environmental and social activities promising you responsible tourism.
Omali São Tomé is glad to arrange various tours exploring São Tomé, with its exuberant landscapes, cocoa and coffee plantations in colonial style, unique biodiversity, white beaches, and authentic culture and people.
#6 BEST SPA: MITSIS BLUE DOMES RESORT & SPA, GREECE
Mitsis Resort & Spa is located in the city of Kardamena in the southeast part of the honeymoon island of Kos which is part of the Dodecanese island chain in the southeastern Aegean Sea. Kos is the third-largest island of the Dodecanese region after Rodhos.
Opened in 2010, this sustainable hotel offers a breath-taking landscape with a Blue Flag awarded crystal clear beach, a 650-yard-long pool complex of 8 large pools and 6 sharing pools, 11 restaurants, 6 bars, and a great recreation program.
In its 499 rooms, the resort offers numerous choices, from standard rooms and bungalows to maisonettes and villas with a private pool, combining elegance with great views. Among the available facilities are a playground, interior leisure rooms, and a conference hall.
A world of beauty and relaxation awaits you at the Blue Domes Resort & Spa. The “Sapphire Spa”, embraces all aspects of your wellbeing and invites you to rejuvenate in its magnificent surroundings, where relaxing music, enchanting design and décor, indoor pools, and unique treatment rooms create a truly unique retreat.
The 11 restaurants and 5 bars on-site share a great passion for rich culinary experiences inspired by Greek and international cuisine, always accompanied by the most exquisite drinks and cocktails to please the most demanding palates.
Prioritizing green growth and best ecological practices in the Greek tourist market, Blue Domes Resort & Spa has emphasized the development of environmental awareness and social responsibility by adopting a comprehensive energy, water, and raw materials conservation program, to channel economic benefits in favor of projects dedicated to the local communities.
Also, the hotel is proud to have received the Green Key eco-label, a leading standard of excellence in the field of environmental responsibility and sustainable operation within the tourism industry. Guests who choose to stay at Blue Domes Resort & Spa are therefore helping to make a difference in the world on an environmental level.
#7 MOST ROMANTIC: VICEROY BALI, INDONESIA
A place where time slows down and connects you with vibrant mother nature offering amazing rejuvenation. The sustainable Viceroy Bali is family-owned and operated – a rare affair for 5-stars Bali luxury resorts.
From the exclusive infinity pool overlooking the spectacular jungle ravine to the romantic villas offering absolute privacy, every detail of this tropical haven has been carefully assembled to give guests an extraordinary expression of world-class luxury.
The 40 private villas are more than “rooms with a view’. From the moment you step through the hand-carved timber doors, you will be met with an ultimate luxury experience. Each villa has a private heated pool to ensure pure relaxation all day long.
Perched magnificently atop a gorgeous valley with spectacular views overlooking the Petanu River, the Lembah Spa at Viceroy Bali is considered one of Bali’s most tranquil settings. The perfect location for the pursuit of health and well-being.
Viceroy Bali is one of Bali’s preeminent dining destinations and is celebrated for its exceptional all-day dining restaurant. Enjoy your favorite cocktail at the bar of Cascades, overlooking the lush jungle valley, or indulge in Bali’s fine dining at the grand Apéritif Restaurant and Bar, which takes you back to a bygone era through its unique art-deco design.
At Viceroy Bali, sustainability is always a fundamental element of the entire operation. Not only does the hotel itself operate with respect for nature, but the hotel also strives to develop environmental awareness by supporting environmental and social activities in the local community.
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