9 Resorts for the eco-conscious revenge traveler

Finding yourself weary of the fast-paced life in the metro and desiring a vacation spree? For the woke revenge traveler looking for a resort that practices sustainability, here are green properties that will make you feel good not just about the hotel’s amenities and features—from toiletries using organic ingredients, rainwater catchment systems to energy-efficient air conditioners and lights.

Mandala Spa and Resort Villas

This spa and resort establishment strives as a quintessential wellness provider by being conscious of the environment. It has sustainable environmental initiatives and policies in place. Their services also align with nature. Mandala Spa utilizes oils for massage that are all-natural, cruelty-free, and therapeutic. These oils augment the circulation of the blood, promote skin hydration, and improve overall mood. The resort offers Asian Floral Bath, wherein one can relax in water mixed with tropical flowers, precious oils, and delicate enzymes. their Prana Restaurant serves vegan, gluten-free and vegetarian meals.

Mandala Spa, Station 3, Ambulong, Barangay Manoc-Manoc, Boracay Island, Malay, Aklan.

Photograph COURTESY OF FB/ Secret paradise resort and turtle sanctuary
the resort houses two large reefs, corals, exotic fishes and sea turtles.


Amarela Resort

A three-time recipient of the ASEAN Green Hotel Award, the resort is diligent in its solid waste segregation, waste composting, and water recycling through the collection of rainwater. The structure is built on a slope that leads to the beach and has access to views of the Bohol Sea and the nearby islands. Rooms comprise of traditional hardwood furniture, local art, and some essentials, such as mini-bars and cable TVs. The property also has its own art museum featuring Bohol art, antiques and artifacts.

Amarela Resort cooperated with the Department of Environment and Natural Resources in 2021 for the proper care of the local Hawksbill Sea Turtle that had hatched its eggs on their beach.
Amarela Resort, Lourdes-Libaong Brgy. Road, Panglao Island, Bohol.

Atmosphere Resorts and Spa

Atmosphere has the Sanctuary Spa where people can experience mental and physical relaxation. They perform a variety of treatments, such as massages, water shiatsu, healing baths, foot and hand treatments, and children’s spa services. Sanctuary Spa won two titles at the global Luxury Spa Awards in 2017 and 2018.

Spa services are complemented with all-natural, indigenous ingredients like coffee, carrot, coconut, ginger, oat, mint, and others. Atmosphere also has yoga classes, mountain biking and running, scuba diving, and detoxifying deals. On the menu are dishes such as eggplant gratin and malunggay cake, which use locally grown ingredients. Herbs and vegetables used to prepare its healthy dishes arrive at the kitchen fresh and unpackaged. Thus, it reduces the use of plastic and styrofoam. Fish and seafood are sourced from local fishermen, while the goat cheese and tofu are produced in Dumaguete.
Atmosphere Resorts and Spa, Maayong Tubig, National Road, Dauin, Negros Oriental.

Photograph COURTESY OF fb/ iris island eco resort
IT offers Shanti spa and yoga retreat.

Iris Island Eco Resort

Iris Island Eco Resort has a clifftop restaurant, which serves meals cooked through solar ovens and cookers installed on the roof of the restaurant kitchen. The villas have solar panels, batteries, charge controllers, and battery monitors that get their source from solar energy. They also plan to install a solar water pump station to completely avoid the utilization of a generator. Composting toilets are existing in the resort as well. Liquid waste evaporates through a special suction pipe that draws air up and into the atmosphere. The island resort has Shanti Spa, and offers a yoga retreat and dining services. Other attractions are the indigenous fish and wildlife, the Bay of Buddhas, which is the world’s only island cove adorned with Buddha statues, and beneath it is the Secret Underwater Temple.
Iris Island Eco Resort, Darab Island, Busuanga, Palawan.

Photograph courtesy of FB/ el nido resorts
Big and Small Lagoons and Snake Island around Bacuit Bay are present.


El Nido Resorts – Miniloc Island

El Nido Resorts operate a sewage treatment plant along with native reed bed filters. This system guarantees that no sewage water is released into the sea. Strict segregation for solid waste is implemented through their full cycle materials recovery facility. The organic waste is composted, which will then be used in their gardens and organic farms. They have a rainwater catchment system and a desalination plant as well. The rainwater gets filtered and stored for use in the guest rooms and staff quarters. The desalination plant converts salt water into fresh water for the people to expend without competing for the water supply on the mainland.

The property also extends opportunities to explore the Big and Small Lagoons and Snake Island around Bacuit Bay.

El Nido Resorts, Miniloc Island, El Nido, Palawan.

Daluyon Beach and Mountain Resort, Palawan

This resort features being built around the original terrain, which prompted it to become a pioneer member of the Zero Carbon Resorts project. As part of this endeavor, it adopted eco-friendly practices in an effort to reduce its carbon footprint using the 3R method of Zero Carbon Resorts: Reduce, Replace, and Redesign. Among these measures included using solar and heat exchange technology, redesigning our villas for better natural ventilation, and installing energy-efficient air-conditioners and light.

Daluyon Beach and Mountain Resort, Sitio Sabang, Barangay Cabayugan, 5300 Puerto Princesa, Philippines.

Kaykayo Private Villa Resort, La Union

Kaykayo is perfect for people seeking to host a milestone celebration in an exclusive outdoor garden facility. Aside from the breathtaking simplicity of nature, guests staying at this small, luxurious, and eco-conscious villa will also be able to enjoy traditional and modern buildings and artwork around the 1.5 acres property. The place is located in barrio Acao, Bauang La Union– which is conveniently near Baguio City and San Juan– perfect for activities in both cool and warm climates.

Kaykayo Private Villa Resort, Barangay Acao, 2501 Aringay, La Union.

Secret Paradise Resort & Turtle Sanctuary

This 28-hectare turtle bay marine sanctuary is accredited by the Palawan Council for Sustainable Development and collaborates with WWF-Philippines. It houses two large reefs studded with beautiful corals and populated with exotic fishes and sea turtles. Meanwhile, the further end of the bay offers a new world filled with deep reefs and opportunities to see manta rays, sea cows, dolphins, and other marine life.

Secret Paradise Resort & Turtle Sanctuary, Turtle Bay, Port Barton, San Vicente, 5300 Palawan

Kermit Surf Resort and Restaurant Siargao

Gianni, an Italian-Swiss biologist, diving instructor, and chef, built Kermit Surf Resort and Restaurant Siargao at the beginning of 2011 with the intention of creating the ideal surf camp. Paired with affordability and quality, it offers delicious and healthy food, with options for different kinds of travelers and above all– surfers. This place is definitely one to visit. If you like to ride the waves.

Kermit Surf Resort and Restaurant, Purok 5, General Luna, Siargao Island.

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