4 Green Hotels

these hotels are the example of the green environment hotels

Gokarna forest golf resort & spa

Gokarna Forest Golf Resort & Spa

Gokarna Forest Golf Resort & Spa is nestled deep inside the serene Gokarna Forest, traditionally the private Royal hunting grounds of the Kings of Nepal, situated within the city limits of Kathmandu, capital of Royal Kingdom of Nepal.

Green Energy

Energy Rating: ★★★★★ (5)
Staff Comment - Electricity is saved through the usage of CFL light and Guest Education through entire resort, as well as usage of Solar Cells to generate electricity

Disposal Rating: ★★★★ (4)
Staff Comment - Bio Gas produced from Kitchen Waste
Kitchen Oil reused for machine parts and disposed by vendor in proper fashion
Bio Briquettes used instead of Coal

Water Rating: ★★★★★ (5)
Staff Comment - Rain water harvesting is done for usage of water in the Golf Course as well as in the Restrooms etc

Eco-Active Rating: ★★★★ (4)
Staff Comment - We have in-house Naturalist and trainer who train both staff and guests about the environment

Protection Rating: ★★★★★ (5)
Staff Comment - We also have FATE – Foundation of Advancement of Tourism Ethics where guests are taught about responsible tourism and percentage of our revenues goes of things like Education of Poor and Environment Protection

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Tritone Hotel

Hotel Tritone
The Hotel Tritone is situated in Lipari, north-east of Sicily - in the "seven pearls" of the Mediterranean - the Aeolian Islands - declared to be a UNESCO patrimony. It is an elegant Mediterranean style property overlooking the sea and features a Wellbeing-Centre, swimming pool and hydro massage pool with thermal water (From the volcano). The Hotel provides a relaxing environment where you can sit back and enjoy a pool-side drin or walk through the beautiful garden rich in local and tropical plants

Green energy

Energy Rating: ★★★★★ (5)
Staff Comment - master switch in every room - low energy bulbs in all areas - main switches and motion detectors

Water Rating: ★★★★★ (5)
Staff Comment - special water flow regulators in showers and taps - toilet flush stops - towel/linen change system - use of biodegradable detergents/cleaners

Disposal Rating: ★★ (2)

Staff Comment - not uysing any packaging and environmentally unfriendly materials - waste separation foreseen by the end of 2008 (comunity of Lipari to provide the recycling bins)


Eco-Active Rating: ★★★★★ (5)
Staff Comment - using of ecological materials - pointing out the certification of the hotel - training of staff - pointing out ecological awareness to our guests

Protection Rating: ★★★★★ (5)
Staff Comment - pointing out to our guests that we only use local and biological products

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Cousine Island in Africa

Cousine Island

Cousine Island is the only island in the region with a conservation based model into which the hotel structure fits. Cousine contributes directly to the regions’ biodiversity conservation simply by doing what it does on a day to day basis. The island is recognised nationally and internationally as one of the most ecologically important private islands in the world. The island’s ecologists are consulting to national and international groups on a wide range of ecological and conservation issues.


Guests are invited to participate with the conservation work on the island to whatever extent they feel most comfortable. This can take many forms, from the simple but important act of the planting of a tree from the island’s nursery of endemic species, to assisting the island ecologists with the monitoring of critically endangered marine turtles or by simply relaxing on the beach enjoying the natural surroundings

Green energy

Energy Rating: ★★★★★ (5)
Staff Comment - Cousine Island currently uses three 60kw generators that supply power to the island, as well as using solar power for heating water. It is Cousine Island’s aim to reduce carbon emissions by lessening generator usage

Water Rating: ★★★★★ (5)
Staff Comment - Cousine Island has extensive rain water catching facilities and can store up to 350 000 litres of rainwater, enough to carry the island through the dry season

Disposal Rating: ★★★★★ (5)
Staff Comment - Cousine Island re-uses products wherever possible, without compromising on hygiene and safety

Eco-Active Rating: ★★★★★ (5)
Staff Comment - Cousine Island was originally purchased in 1992 with the sole purpose of creating a safe environment for marine turtles to nest in.

Protection Rating: ★★★★★ (5)
Staff Comment - Cousine Island takes pride in it’s conservation programme and guests are not only encouraged to appreciate and enjoy this environment, but also to be educated through guided walks with the conservation staff and actively participate in conservation efforts, including the planting of trees and assisting in monitoring programmes.

Hacienda Tres Rios

Winner of three World Travel Awards, Hacienda Tres Ríos is an eco-luxury resort located in the heart of the Riviera Maya. It is the only place in the Yucatán Peninsula where three rivers join and merge into the ocean .The resort is nestled within a 326-acre nature park and is open exclusively for guests to enjoy its rivers, guided tours through mangrove forests, fresh water springs, and a tranquil, white sand beach.

Green energy

Energy Rating: ★★★★★ (5)
Staff Comment - The resort suites are architecturally designed to minimize the direct entry of the sun’s rays.

- Energy is optimized by the use of energy-saving light bulbs in nearly all areas of the resort (70% less consumption.)

-All the heat emitted by the air conditioning system (which is normally released into the atmosphere in any traditional building) is captured and used to heat all water in the resort, including swimming pools.

Water Rating: ★★★★★ (5)
Staff Comment - Fresh water is a very scarce commodity in the world (less than five percent of water is fresh and 70% is frozen in the poles). Hacienda Tres Ríos does not use any fresh water for consumption in the resort. In order to achieve this, a desalination plant was installed to convert salt water into fresh water.

Disposal Rating: ★★★★★ (5)
Staff Comment - Thanks to the use of heat interchanger systems, only 30% of the fuel required to heat the water in the resort is used. Therefore, instead of using large traditional boilers, only small natural gas heaters are needed, using the cleanest fossil fuel currently available.

-The disposal of solid and liquid residues and dangerous waste are done through authorized companies, as per the guidelines of the Waste Management Program.

- Paper used in the resort has 50% recycled fibers and is made without chlorine.

-Cleaning and hygiene products used in the hotel are biodegradable and environmentally friendly.

Eco-Active Rating: ★★★★★ (5)
Staff Comment-To maintain natural water flow in mangrove zones, fundamental for the balance of ecosystems, buildings were erected on tall stilts secured in a permeable rock base instead of a concrete slab platform.

Protection Rating: ★★★★★ (5)
Staff Comment - The Tres Ríos Principles of Social Development contemplate three main elements: to preserve the local culture and traditions, to improve the standard of living of the local communities, and to support the development of the local economy

-promotes the development of social projects such as Kanché Civil Association, Golden Years, Kuxtal and Community Tours Sian Ka’an, with the objective of having direct, positive impacts on the economy, cultural traditions and standard of living of the local communities.

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