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Maui / Wailea

Grand Wailea, a Waldorf Astoria Resort

Lavish resort with renowned spa, pools, and suites

It's all in the details! Grand Wailea, a Waldorf Astoria Resort, is strongly committed to serving both people and the environment. Numerous awards have been gifted to Grand Wailea, as it has significantly reduced the consumption of electricity over the years. From organic fruits to beef without hormones, the staff works hard to provide eco-friendly options to all guests. It's shocking what a big difference florescent light bulbs, towel and linen changing options, and set room temperatures have made here. Next time you're in Maui, visit this luxuriously eco-conscious resort.

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Hawaii Grand Wailea, a Waldorf Astoria Resort

Maui / Kaanapali

Honua Kai Resort and Spa

Stylish family-friendly resort at Ka'anapali Beach

With unparalleled vistas, beautifully appointed accommodations, and impressive initiatives to save the environment, Honua Kai Resort and Spa is an easy choice for your next vacation. Long before the luxury condominium opened, all sorts of innovative, environmentally friendly design elements and operational strategies were incorporated, including hiring a Director of Sustainability for the resort. Honua Kai is the only resort on Maui to make use of potable recycled water to irrigate its landscaping, which translates to about 180,000 gallons of drinkable water saved each day. The resort is also home to a state-of-the-art, centralized air-conditioning system that monitors every unit in the resort in order to limit overuse, and the heat generated by that system is then reused to heat the water in the property's pools. Honua Kai's energy conservation efforts have been so effective that it received the Maui Electric Company's largest-ever rebate for energy savings.

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Hawaii Honua Kai Resort and Spa

Maui / Wailea

Fairmont Kea Lani Maui

Renowned all-suites resort on Polo Beach

The Fairmont Kea Lani, Maui is proud to be one of Hawaii's environmental leaders. The resort's dedicated Green Team has implemented over 50 sustainability initiatives throughout the hotel that include: guest and employee recycling, food scraps donated to a local pig farmer, laundry water recycling system, eco-MODE thermostats in every guest room, more than 200 gallons of cooking oil per week recycled into bio fuel, biodegradable disposable containers, over 90% locally sourced produce, and employee volunteer projects such as coastal/reef clean-ups, highway clean-ups and service projects to protect Hawaii's native forests. The all-suite luxury hotel was named one of Hawaii's Green Leaders by Trip Advisor in 2013.

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Hawaii Fairmont Kea Lani Maui

Great Barrier Reef Islands / Whitsunday Islands

One&Only Hayman Island

Art-filled resort for active, upscale travelers

Since its earliest days, One and Only Hayman Island 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, One and Only Hayman Island 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. One and Only Hayman Island has also taken the lead by supporting research efforts aimed at protecting the fragile coral ecosystem. One and Only Hayman Island 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. One and Only Hayman Island also implements educational initiatives that further reduce environmental impacts, nature trails and interpretative walks inform guests of the island's biological history.

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Australia One&Only Hayman Island

Northern Islands / Savusavu

Koro Sun Resort

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.

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Fiji Koro Sun Resort

Big Island / Kohala Coast

Four Seasons Resort Hualalai

Unparalleled luxury in a spectacular natural setting

Four Seasons Resort Hualalai stretches along half a mile of sandy beach on Hawaii's sunny north Kona-Kohala coast. Once the site of an ancient fishing village, the resort embodies its essence in design, culture and traditions. Among the resort's six pools, King's Pond is the best illustration of sustainability. Swim and snorkel in this 1.8 million gallon saltwater aquarium-pool carved out of natural lava rock and home to a spotted eagle ray and over 3,000 tropical fish from more than 75 local species. Rooms surrounding King's Pond have become an 'eco-crescent' where guests' carbon footprint is reduced through in-room enhancements including ceramic carafes and cups replacing disposable water bottles, refillable pump dispensers for bath amenities, reusable rubber spa sandals instead of disposable terrycloth slippers and much more. The resort is a leader in its commitment to better the environment through many different efforts including restoration of natural fishponds and water bird habitats, sustainable cuisine where 75% of what is served comes from the island, and a unique legacy program designed to reforest the island's valuable Koa trees. Even the private golf course features an EPA award winning mini-ecosystem with Lake Punawai, featuring a gravel bottom and two floating islands of plants that are part of the phytoremediation system (treatment of environmental problems using plants). Relax and enjoy all that Hawaii has to offer at this truly magical resort.

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Hawaii Four Seasons Resort Hualalai

Maui / Wailea

Hoolei at Grand Wailea

Stylish townhouses 1 block from Wailea Beach

Hoping to stay a while? Ho'olei at Grand Wailea is the perfect place to indulge without feeling guilty. From windsurfing to scuba diving, everything you need is close by. And when it's not, enjoy shuttle service to surrounding locations. Everything here is state-of-the-art, including the kitchen appliances and fitness equipment. Housekeeping and linen services are at your fingertips, only when you so desire them. Don't waste money on throw-away travel products. Ho'olei has it all. Every villa is fully-furnished and may even come with a private elevator or attached garage. No matter the occasion, or group size, this resort is equipped to handle it all.

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Hawaii Hoolei at Grand Wailea

Oahu / Ko Olina

Aulani A Disney Resort and Spa

Family-friendly resort with beach, pools, and spa

Aulani, a Disney Resort and Spa is Hawaii's newest resort property, having opened its doors on August 29, 2011. In creating a true Hawaiian cultural experience for the entire family, Aulani incorporated green initiatives both in its construction as well as it operations and guest experiences. From cool roof technology to green roofs over the 'AMA'AMA Restaurant and Laniwai Spa to energy efficient air conditioning and elevators and low-flow faucets and fixtures, Aulani has incorporated numerous green initiative practices. Recycling included both construction material as well as operational items like cardboard, aluminum, paper, plastic, batteries and light bulbs. For Aulani guests, control of lights, room temperature, and automatic air conditioning shut offs provide ways to conserve while visiting Aulani. And 34 electric car-charging stations within Aulani's parking structure along with an onsite car rental offering electric cars, helps reduce our oil dependency and prepares us for the future. Aulani is currently in the LEEDs certification process. As to Disney photos, logos, properties: (c)Disney

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Hawaii Aulani A Disney Resort and Spa

Riviera Nayarit / Nuevo Vallarta

Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit

Grand service and amenities at this family-friendly oceanfront resort on Mexico's Gold Coast

Respect for the environment is a way of life at Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit. Eco-friendly practices permeate every process related to guest services and employees, including innovative water and energy-saving techniques, intensive separation of solid waste and full accountability for protecting the surrounding area. The resort has implemented a comprehensive Green Initiatives program which aspires to promote the conservation of natural resources. This results in a guest experience that is nothing less than extraordinary: a luxury resort that harmoniously coexists with its natural surroundings. Guests may notice the use of scented hand towels instead of paper products and multifunctional room entry cards to regulate electricity without compromising comfort. Grand Velas also features a range of less obvious measures such as solar heated water, biodegradable cleaning products, advanced air conditioning and the use of an internal combustion machine to avoid peak hours of energy consumption. Initiatives go beyond the resort's boundaries through community outreach, beach cleaning projects and participation in the federal sea turtle protection program.

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Mexico Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit

Kauai / Poipu

Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort and Spa

Oceanfront retreat dedicated to beauty and luxury

The award-winning Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort & Spa is committed to reducing the impact on the environment by conserving natural resources and reducing waste. The resort's environmental initiatives include installing a solar photovoltaic system that reduces 465,000 kWh per year of clean renewable energy, filtered water dispensers, LED light replacement that reduced lighting kWh by 70%, and sourcing local ingredients for on-property restaurants. Furthermore, this was the first resort in Hawaii to install electric vehicle fast chargers (3). One hundred percent of green waste is utilized for compost, and an average of 15 tons of recyclables is diverted from the landfill each month. The environmental initiatives by Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort & Spa have been rewarded with multiple awards, including the Green Innovation Award in 2011, the 2008 National Geographic The Stay List, is noted a GreenLeader by TripAdvisor, and the 2010 Green Business Award.

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Hawaii Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort and Spa

Riviera Maya / Mayakoba

Banyan Tree Mayakoba

Luxury Riviera Maya retreat with spa, beach club

Melipona bees are a genus of stingless bees, several of which are kept for honey production and pollinators of the Mayan Jungle. Keeping Melipona bees has been a tradition for Maya communities for centuries, who believe the bees are imbued with a mystical power as messengers between the living world and the underworld; however these small bees have been in decline and are now threatened with extinction. Banyan Tree Mayakoba recently completed the second phase of its Melipona Bees: Mayan Legacy Project. Commencing in 2009, Phase One consisted of setting up a meliponary for the endangered community of bees located in Vida y Esperanza, 20km from the resort. Phase Two involved setting up a workshop to create handcrafted soaps using Melipona honey. The soaps are used as turn down gifts at the resort and for guests to purchase in the resort's gallery. Banyan Tree Mayakoba on the Riviera Maya, is 40 minutes from Cancun International Airport and within easy distance of three archaeological wonders - the Chichen Itza complex, Tulum seaside ruins, and Coba jungle temples. Featuring 107 pool villas, the resort preserves four eco-systems ^aEUR" the mangroves, dunes, low forests and coral reefs in which it is located in, and pays homage to 'Mayakoba' which means 'Village of Water' with villas built along the waterways and ocean front.

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Mexico Banyan Tree Mayakoba

Maui / Wailea

Andaz Maui at Wailea Resort

Upscale resort on Mokapu Beach

Andaz Maui at Wailea's 297 thoughtfully appointed guestrooms and suites, including seven luxurious villas, were designed to connect guests to the beach, the ocean and rich culture of Hawaii. A series of architectural interventions open to Maui's extraordinary landscape while natural materials reflect the warmth of Hawaiian hospitality. Built with the environment in mind, the resort has made a commitment to the latest standards in green technology and design to be Hawaii's first LEED(R) certified resort. Global in scale while local in perspective, Andaz delivers an innovative, uncomplicated experience designed to accommodate guests' personal style. It focuses on the island's rich resources to convey this unique experience. Top talent delivers farm-fresh, sophisticated food in Ka'ana Kitchen. Morimoto Maui, by Iron Chef Masaharu Morimoto, focuses on integration of Japanese, Western and Hawaiian traditions. Two poolside lounges offer hand-crafted cocktails with fresh local juices. A 24-hour market features local products. At Awili Spa and Salon, an Apothecary Consultant incorporates indigenous herbs and organic items into customized lotions and oils for treatments.

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Hawaii Andaz Maui at Wailea Resort

Tahiti / Moorea

InterContinental Moorea Resort and Spa

Luxury and an easy pace in a spectacular natural setting

InterContinental Moorea Resort and Spa is nestled between mountains and a lagoon on a