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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Riviera Maya / Playa Del Carmen

Grand Velas Riviera Maya

All-suite Riviera Maya resort with gourmet dining

Surrounded by 86 acres of jungle, mangroves, and fresh water cenotes, Grand Velas Riviera Maya has been meticulously designed to exist harmoniously with its environment. The resort's owners have made it their goal to set the example for sustainable tourism in the Riviera Maya. Upon arrival one can appreciate the need to respect the pristine setting- each suite features views of the Quintana Roo's riches. Behind the scenes hundreds of measures are taken to ensure the resort uses minimal resources; from biodegradable cleaning products to Reverse Osmosis Desalinating plants which eliminate the need to draw upon the region's precious fresh water reserves. State-of-the-art air conditioning systems minimize energy use and the resort has reforested the area with over 18,000 trees. Reduction of shoreline erosion and participation in the Federal Sea Turtle Conservation Program are part of daily operations. A visit to Grand Velas Riviera Maya offers a luxury vacation with minimal carbon footprint.

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Maui / Kapalua

The Ritz Carlton Kapalua

Exclusive resort with stunning views of the Pacific Ocean and plantation estate

The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua practices several eco-friendly initiatives including sustainable dining using ingredients harvested from its organic garden with 70 herb varieties, 100 types of vegetables, 35 fruit trees and compost area. The resort has been named a 'Hawaii Green Business' by the Governor's Office and partners with Jean-Michel Cousteau's Ocean Futures Society for the Jean-Michel Cousteau's Ambassadors of the Environment program which educates guests on the local eco-system through interactive excursions and conservation efforts such as rainforest restoration, wildlife protection and more. The Ambassadors Center on property features LED lights, furniture from a sustainable living company, dual-flush toilets, coreless tissue rolls, rain catch-system and more. Ambassadors Naturalists and resort guests support local conservation efforts during Malama Ka Aina and explore remnants of a once vibrant pineapple growing community where life, land, and water are all vitally important.

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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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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 / 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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Great Barrier Reef Islands / Whitsunday Islands

OneandOnly 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 resear