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Australia : Great Barrier Reef Islands : Whitsunday Islands
Art-filled resort for active, upscale travelers
Since its earliest days, Hayman has been linked to scientific exploration of the area's marine environment. The preservation of the fragile ecosystem and the conservation of terrestrial species underpins many of Hayman's operational and corporate philosophies. Notably, Hayman has played an integral part in the success of a breeding program involving the endangered Proserpine Rock Wallaby, a species now thriving on the island. Hayman has also taken the lead by supporting research efforts aimed at protecting the fragile coral ecosystem. Hayman guests are encouraged to donate a nominal amount for each night of their stay to the ZooX Fund, dedicated to raising funds for reef research and helping preserve the Great Barrier Reef. In addition, the resort operates according to internationally accepted standards of Quality, Safety and Environmental Management Systems. Hayman also implements educational initiatives that further reduce environmental impacts, nature trails and interpretative walks inform guests of the island's biological history.
Likuliku Lagoon Resort
Fiji : Mamanuca Islands
Romantic bungalows on a secluded lagoon
Likuliku Lagoon Resort is a haven of subtle luxury and the first and only resort in Fiji with overwater bures. The resort is an active member of the Mamanuca Environment Society, providing ongoing training and education to resort staff, guests and the village people in the preservation and caring for the environment. The ongoing review includes the revision and evaluation by environmental specialists of new alternative power sources such as solar panels and wind power. Likuliku uses energy efficient light globes throughout the property, environmentally friendly cleaning products in the facilities, and an innovative bio-cycle sewage treatment plant using natural processing of waste material with low power.
Sheraton Fiji Resort
Fiji : Nadi & Denarau Area
Upscale accommodations amidst a larger resort complex
With an exclusive beachfront location, Sheraton Fiji Resort is surrounded by the beautiful natural environment of Denarau Island and boasts all the luxury inclusions. Featuring spacious rooms with contemporary finishes and stunning ocean views, the Sheraton Fiji Resort shares a fantastic range of facilities with the Westin Denarau Island Resort & Spa and Sheraton Denarau Villas. Low-rise architecture is spectacularly framed by rows of beachside palm trees, allowing gentle sea breezes to flow through our open-plan resort. Generously sized rooms are surrounded by tropical gardens while private balconies offer views over the warm waters of the Pacific Ocean. Sheraton Fiji Resort has everything you need – from an extensive choice of 17 restaurants and bars within the resort complex and leisure facilities to an exclusive children's club and activity center.
Koro Sun Rainforest Resort & Spa
Fiji : Savusavu
Secluded island hideaway in Beqa Lagoon
A partner of It's a Green World since 2009, Koro Sun Resort & Rainforest Spa is an all-inclusive property in Fiji, offering a truly native Fijian experience, dedicated to adventure, rejuvenation, romance and families. Located on the northern island of Vanua Levu, the resort lies on over of lush rainforest, boasting scenic beauty in every direction out to its fringing reef. Koro Sun takes actions to preserve its beautiful surroundings by reducing oil/gas carbon emissions, composting food waste, using reclaimed building materials, and investing in the local community. Additionally, Koro Sun sources their ingredients locally and grows nearly 75% of the fruits and vegetables in the resort's organic gardens. The furniture used throughout the resort is made from recycled woods or coconut palmwood, and plantation pine. High- energy efficiency appliances are installed throughout the resort.
Treetops Lodge & Estate
New Zealand : North Island : Rotorua
Serene luxury lodge surrounded by pristine forest
The award-winning Treetops Lodge & Estate, located in the heart of New Zealand, is an elite lodge offering a uniquely New Zealand experience. This eco-friendly lodge (even its brochure is printed on 100% recycled paper), has an elegant, ecology-inspired architectural style derived from the country's pioneering past, with timber and stone finishes echoing the natural beauty and simplicity of the great outdoors. Particular attention was given to the design - high levels of insulation, heat recovery and recycling systems, double-glazing with low heat transmission glass, orientating the building to maximize sun collection. The lodge is totally self-sufficient and exports its surplus energy (approximately 50%) back to the grid due to the building of their own Micro Hydro system in the lodges' lakes. Fine cuisine that is prepared for guests uses locally-grown produce including sourcing and utilizing native herbs and ingredients found on the property that were traditionally used by Maori.
Hilton Bora Bora Nui Resort and Spa
Tahiti : Bora Bora
Luxury villas set on a private, protected cove
Suspended between turquoise waters and limitless skies, the Hilton Bora Bora Nui Resort & Spa is nestled in a sacred cove of white sand and majestic lava rock. Like its sister property on Moorea, this Bora Bora luxury resort's bungalows are equipped with 178 solar panels used to heat water. In addition, the resort has 96 solar panels in its public areas. Like Moorea, the Bora Bora resort also has implemented Biorock technology to spearhead coral reef preservation. Hilton Resorts French Polynesia is working with “Espace Bleu” and the Global Coral Reef Alliance to implement a novel new Biorock technology at its resorts on Moorea and Bora Bora, making it the first hotel company in the region to spearhead coral reef preservation.
Sofitel Bora Bora Marara Beach & Private Island
Tahiti : Bora Bora
Stylish seclusion on a small private island
Sofitel Bora Bora Marara Beach & Private Island is located on the island of Bora Bora in the heart of the exceptional Matira Bay. The extraordinary surroundings need to be protected and this is why Sofitel Bora Bora decided to develop many projects to ensure a sustainable development. The private island in itself is nestled in lush vegetation with endemic plants and benefits from a well known protected coral garden accessible directly from its shore. The hotel signed for the Earth Check certification which will ensure best practices in terms of “green” behaviours (water and energy savings, environment friendly products, etc.) Furthermore, in association with “Espace Bleu,” the hotel is developing a snorkeling path on the main island side and the private island where guests can discover a coral nursery to protect the lagoon and bring more fish species back in a safe environment.
Hilton Moorea Lagoon Resort & Spa
Tahiti : Moorea
South Seas retreat on a spectacular 10-acre lagoon
Set in lush tropical grounds on a white-sand beach along the scenic north coast of Moorea, this resort rests nearby scenic Cook's Bay and Opunohu Bay, and has views across the lagoon. The most obvious sign of eco-initiatives at this resort are the 178 solar panels on the rooftops of its overwater bungalows, which were installed in 2009. The panels are used to provide about half of the resort's hot water, filling about 15 percent of the resort's total electrical demand and eliminating of carbon per year. Under the water, the resort has also installed a Biorock initiative to encourage the healthy growth of coral. The Hilton French Polynesia hotels have also implemented various on-site conservation programs such as laundry detergent reductions and recyclable amenities, as well as creating strategic alliances with a number of local and international environmental and cultural groups in the region.
InterContinental Moorea Resort and Spa
Tahiti : Moorea
Luxury and an easy pace in a spectacular natural setting
InterContinental Moorea Resort & Spa is nestled between mountains and a lagoon on a stunning French Polynesian island. Awarded the prestigious Silver Green Globe Certification in 2009, the resort continuously strives to raise environmental awareness and employs safe environmental practices. The resort proudly features the Moorea Dolphin Center with a percentage of proceeds from the center donated to marine wildlife research and research grants. The resort is also home to the Sea Turtle Rehabilitation Center, serving as a hospital to ill and injured turtles from the surrounding islands. Along with the resort's three sister InterContinental properties in French Polynesia, InterContinental Moorea Resort & Spa is a member of the international “Reef Check” program, a voluntary-based research organization which observes local marine growth and educates the public for a better understanding of coral biology. The resort also has a “Green Team” — a group of hotel staff members who continuously brainstorm and implement ideas to conserve and protect the environment.