Benefit the Environment with Stays at These Hotels

by Holly Riddle

Apr 17, 2019

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From water, air quality and protection of endangered species to reforestation and sustainability, there are plenty of ways to learn more and give back on Earth Day, and these seven U.S. spots are leading the way for green efforts this April.

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Make sure your next getaway is both good for you and for the environment with a stay at one of these hotels.


andBeyond Vamizi Island

For six days, explore marine conservation off the shores of Mozambique with the Oceans Without Borders Small Group Journey experience offered by andBeyond Vamizi Island. You’ll participate in fish tagging, measuring and monitoring reef systems. It’s not all work, though. You’ll also enjoy some fun and relaxation across the week.


UXUA Casa Hotel & Spa

When you stay at UXUA Casa Hotel & Spa in Brazil, you enjoy the opportunity to attend MAMA Trancoso, an educational initiative that will teach you how to identify environmental threats and the actions needed to combat those threats. There’s daily instruction and guests collaborate with local students to create awareness campaigns, including social media, short films and community events.



If you aren’t quite sure you’ll have the time to get your own hands dirty, but you still want to make a difference, GoldenEye, Jamaica, guests can donate $1,000 to the Oracabessa Foundation, a non-profit with focuses on vocational training and environmental protection. If you do, a tree will be planted on the hotel property in your honor, and you’ll be following in the footsteps of previous famous guests like Bill and Hillary Clinton and Kate Moss.


andBeyond Phinda

Another small group journey from andBeyond takes place at the andBeyond Phinda property. The seven-day small group journey focuses on wildlife conservation. You’ll spend time with an andBeyond ranger and learn how to track rhinos and elephants.


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