Eco Hotels for Christmas

In a world of stress and anxiety, vacations have become the medicine for many people. Spending time for oneself means much more than what we are aware of, and it is important to do it in a good manner.

Devoting time in nature is proved to give health benefits and relieve stress. Here is where the eco-friendly resorts found their place in the market. Quiet and revitalizing destinations, often featuring spa services and complementary classes such as yoga and water sports.

Places that invite travelers who search for natural, peaceful and de-stressing places, far away from routine. Designed to cultivate a healthier life and focused on wellness and comfort.

Travelers are starting to recognize the importance of environmental conservation and understand the negative impact of tourism on a destination. Increasingly, hotels are willing to introduce changes to enhance an environmentally friendly and sustainable tourism.  

Here, two resorts that follow this philosophy being hotels that go the extra mile for the good of the environment, from solar and geothermal energy to biomass heating technologies and small-scale farm-to-table food programs.

NATURHOTEL WALDKLAUSE

A jewel of wood, glass and stone surrounded by the Tyrolean Alps, in the Oetz Valley. This low energy house does not only meet modern ecological expectations but also highest aesthetical standards. 

It’s buildings consists of natural materials, and have been added to the already existing restaurant “Waldklause”, with healthy and tasty seasonal dishes that help to detoxicate the body.

It counts with a fully equipped Nature Spa with organic products adjustable to clients’ necessities. With panoramic view over the magnificent alpine scenery of the Oetz valley and barefoot path, nature to see and feel, Naturhotel Waldklause offers 54 rooms and suites, based on the principles of Feng Shui.

COCO-MAT ECO RESIDENCES SERIFOS

The bio-climatic complex Coco-Mat Eco Residences Serifos occupies 13 reimagined and reworked mining houses set on the beach of Vagia, Serifos Island.

Its ecological apartments are decorated in light colors with furniture, bedding and coco-mat pillows, made exclusively with natural non-metallic materials.  

A complex of miners’ houses built in 1910 and renovated with both the local traditional architecture and contemporary eco-friendly practices. Located in an island that offers authentic Cycladic experience, without any uncalled-for tourist hassle.