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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Fiji / Mamanuca Islands

Likuliku Lagoon Resort

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.

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Maui / Wailea

Andaz Maui at Wailea Resort a concept by Hyatt

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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Oahu / Waikiki

Hyatt Regency Waikiki Beach Resort and Spa

Beachfront resort overlooking famed Waikiki Beach

Hyatt Regency Waikiki Beach Resort and Spa, a 40-story two-towered resort in scenic Oahu, Hawaii, has 1,230 guestrooms, more than 50 retail shops, a 10,000-square-foot spa, three restaurants, a parking garage, and 19,500 square feet of function space. By focusing on making several energy conservation modifications, the building has earned the ENERGY STAR for superior energy performance 4 years in a row. With a concern for the environment and a desire to reduce costs, the owners and staff at Hyatt Regency Waikiki Beach Resort and Spa set out in 2007 with a plan to lower the hotel's greenhouse emissions. In just 2 years, the hotel prevented greenhouse gas emissions equal to the electricity use from 91.5 households for a year. A full recycling program has also been introduced where employees recycle cardboard, newspaper, office paper, magazines, mixed paper glass, plastic aluminum tin, construction waste, and universal e-waste. Because of these efforts, Hyatt Regency Waikiki Beach was awarded the Green Business Program Award from the State of Hawaii, is noted a GreenLeader by TripAdvisor, and is one of the only hotels in Waikiki named an ENERGY STAR labeled building 3 years in a row.

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Tahiti / Tahiti Island

The Brando

Eco-Initiatives on Tetiaroa

The Brando, an exquisite luxury resort on French Polynesia's breathtakingly beautiful private atoll of Tetiaroa, composed of a dozen idyllic islets surrounding a sparkling lagoon 30 miles north of Tahiti, continues to establish a new world standard utilizing pioneering technology and operating exclusively with renewable and non-fossil energy sources in its efforts to be self-sustainable. The resort has nearly achieved these goals with innovative solutions including: Sea Water Air Conditioning (SWAC) which harnesses the cold of the ocean depths reducing energy demands by almost 70 percent; solar energy; a coconut oil (biofuel) power station; low-energy water independence; an innovative wastewater management system for irrigation; and robust recycling and composting program. The Brando has built and gifted an Ecostation to Tetiaroa Society, the nonprofit organization established to lead the scientific and cultural mission to protect the atoll and inspire sustainable interdependence on Tetiaroa and globally. Biologist of the day excursions with naturalist guides are available for guests.

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Costa Rica / Guanacaste

Four Seasons Resort Costa Rica

Costa Rica - Created By Nature, Untouched by Mother Nature

Adventure awaits at Four Seasons Resort Costa Rica. Enjoy beachside accommodations, palate-pleasing restaurants and full-service spa. Guests of Four Seasons Resort Costa Rica at Peninsula Papagayo actively take part in the commitment to maintain, sustain and replenish the beauty of the enclave protecting the jungle and shoreline. The property has enhancements showing the resort's efforts in doing the right things for the environment so future generations can enjoy the 45 acre piece of paradise. This includes, purified water stations, the "Green Linen Program" (linens changed every three days), recycling on property, LED lights, and in-room air conditioning that shuts off automatically when terrace doors are open. The culinary team at Four Seasons Resort Costa Rica is enthusiasts of locally-sourced sustainably grown foods. The team sources more than 80 percent of their fruits and vegetables from local farms. Resort guests can taste the freshest, most incredible ingredients and flavors, all crafted by the talented hands of the chefs.

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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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Tahiti / Moorea

Hilton Moorea Lagoon Resort & Spa

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.

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Oahu / North Shore

Turtle Bay Resort

Full-service resort on the legendary North Shore

Turtle Bay Resort embodies the spirit of its North Shore legacy, the culture of respect and responsibility established by the ancient Hawaiians. The Green Committee was created to make the resort a leader in sustainability, reducing its carbon footprint and becoming more than just one of Oahu's eco-friendly hotels. The resort has implemented many sustainable initiatives such as solar roof installation which reduces the amount of fossil fuel usage and an Energy Management System that automates chillers and air conditioning systems in areas not in use. Through partnerships with the North Shore's many farmers, Turtle Bay Resort's restaurants source locally grown produce. The resort also partnered with nearby Brigham Young University, Hawaii for Bio-Diesel Conversion, turning hundreds of gallons of oil used in the resort's kitchen into bio-diesel used by the University to fuel its fleet of vehicles. With the on-going efforts Turtle Bay Resort has been recently been certified by STOKE which is the world's first sustainability certification program for surf tourism operators.

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Mexico / Puerto Vallarta

Casa Velas Hotel Boutique

Romantic all-inclusive hotel set on golf course

Resembling a private estate, Casa Velas offers Conde Nast and AAA award-winning service in a casually elegant and intimate boutique atmosphere in Puerto Vallarta. This boutique hotel enjoys a garden setting surrounded by the Marina Vallarta Golf Course. Recently chosen as one of the Top-10 hotels in Mexico and the Caribbean in three different categories by TripAdvisor(R), Casa Velas is an enchanting destination where simple pleasures rejuvenate your mind, body, and soul. Once inside the gates of this exclusive estate, it's hard to believe you're just minutes from the beach, Puerto Vallarta's International Airport, the city's charming Centro, and El Malecon. Take a stroll through to the sophisticated Marina, or take their private transportation service to the Ocean Club to enjoy breathtaking oceanfront views along with exotic cocktails and delicious Asian cuisine specialties. Their concierge can help plan the perfect outing to enjoy downtown, the mystical jungle, or a water excursion to view their incredible coastline.

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Mexico / Acapulco

Banyan Tree Cabo Marques

Prestigious cliffside hotel with luxury villas

Known for being naturally elegant, this intimate all-pool villa property offers cliff-side views of Acapulco Bay and artfully blends the romance of travel with a unique sense of place and signature touches of Asian hospitality. Banyan Tree Cabo Marques boasts 45 villas starting at 2,020 square feet, each with its own full-sized swimming pool. The property offers a number of exquisite dining options, from seafood served at tables nestled between rocks and the sea at Los Rocas Bar and Grill, to delicious Latin Oriental fusion options at the ocean-front restaurant La Nao. For those looking to experience the awe-inspiring Acapulco sunset, Las Vistas is the perfect spot to enjoy both the view and Spanish tapas. The hotel also hosts two chefs from Banyan Tree Phuket at the signature restaurant Saffron, where guests can experience the sublime spices and flavors of Thai cuisine. The Banyan Tree Spa Cabo Marques offers a unique spa experience given the authentic Asian influence of the treatments and Banyan Tree's renowned experience and reputation in spa therapies and holistic wellness. Trained therapists from Asia, educated in proprietary techniques with unique and ecological products the therapist must undergo 300+ hours of training to receive certification from Banyan Tree Spa Academy in Thailand. The award-winning Banyan Tree Spa, like the tropical and sacred tree that inspired its name, is an intimate retreat that blends romance and serenity with exotic sensuality, providing a Sanctuary for the Senses.

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Maui / Kaanapali

Hyatt Regency Maui Resort and Spa

Showplace of pools, tropical birds and lush gardens.

At the Hyatt Regency Maui Resort and Spa, caring for the environment and community are strong values upheld by the all the staff. The hotel implements sustainable practices that minimize the impact and empower staff to be catalysts for change. This includes installing thermostats with occupancy sensors, low-flow shower heads and toilets that lessen water consumption, using eco-friendly compostable to-go cups resort-wide, and recycling over 7,000 gallons of food waste per month to nourish animals at a locally operated farm. The Umalu and Japengo Restaurants at the resort utilize locally sourced foods, as well as recyclable and compostable to-go containers. Subsequently, Hyatt Regency Maui has been able to reduce resort wide energy consumption by 17% since 2006, greenhouse gas emissions by 11%, and water consumption by 5.1% since 2008. Total recycled goods amount to over 57,000 pounds a month! The resort was awarded with the Aipono Award for Excellence in Sustainability by Maui No Ka Oi Magazine, inducted into the Energy Efficiency Hall of Fame by the Maui Electric Company and featured in the 2013 Green Spas and Salons Book.

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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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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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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 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 and 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.

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