SINGAPORE, 24 April 2019: Expedia named its top 10 list of hot spots for eco-travellers to coincide with Earth Day celebrations Monday 22 May.
Claiming there’s a shift from being a passive tourist to being a mindful traveller who is keen to make thoughtful choices about destinations, Expedia says it came up with a list based on its global bank of over 8 million traveller reviews.
The global data showed the 10 best places to stay around the world, as reviewed by Expedia travellers*.
From boutiques with beehives and resorts with rainwater recycling, to grand urban retreats with solar cell power, many of these places show that luxury and sustainability are not mutually exclusive.
Additionally, Expedia highlighted the top countries with the best-reviewed eco-conscious accommodations, with the USA topping the charts.
Top 10 eco-friendly stays
Sandos Caracol Eco Resort, Mexico
Nomad Hotel Roissy CDG, Paris, France
Siloso Beach Resort, Sentosa, Singapore
Habitat Suites, Austin, Texas
Pakasai Resort, Krabi, Thailand
Parkroyal on Pickering, Singapore
The Green House, Bournemouth, UK
Listel Hotel, Vancouver, Canada
Hotel Verde, Cape Town, South Africa
Sherwood Queenstown, Queenstown, New Zealand
Top 10 sustainable countries
Siloso Beach Resort, Sentosa in Singapore, featured as the highest placed resort in Asia in the 10 most recommended eco-friendly stays. It was third overall.
Pakasai Resort in Krabi, Thailand, followed in second place in Asia and was placed fifth worldwide.
ParkRoyal on Pickering, Singapore, was the third highest in Asia and sixth worldwide.
*Top 10 lists compiled from measuring sentiment and volume of reviews from travellers globally on Expedia that mention ‘sustainable’ or ‘eco-friendly.’