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The 5 most sustainable luxury hotels in Barbados

  • Travel 101
  • By Kiri Gordon
  • Published 15 December 2022
  • Revised 06 March 2023

If you’re searching for an eco hotel in Barbados, you’ll be pleased to know that many properties have been certified as a ‘green’ place to stay.

With so many people becoming increasingly conscious of the environment and the planet, it’s no wonder that so many resorts have decided to step up and become more eco-friendly and promote sustainable tourism. 

Barbados is committed to achieving 100% renewable energy by 2030 by increasing electric and hybrid transportation use.

Other plans include using the destination’s incredible 3,000 + hours of sunshine a year for energy purposes and implementing a ban on the importation of single-use plastics to protect the pristine beaches and crystal waters. 

A strong marine life conservation effort continues across many of the island’s resorts too, dedicated to protecting the rare and tropical species that reside in the area’s enchanting waters.

Barbados is committed to creating more conservations and botanical gardens to protect the island, whilst maintaining the ones they already have too – in a bid to protect the coral reefs that shelter the island coastlines from storms and erosion, many of the resorts try to educate tourists on the importance of their marine life. 

Want in on the action? We’ve listed some of the island’s best resorts when it comes to ‘going green’ – whether you’re seeking sustainable seafront villas or a luxury eco lodge in Barbados.

Check out our eco-friendly luxury Barbados holidays.

Fairmont Royal Pavilion

Fairmont Royal Pavilion is a lush green paradise in a sweeping scene of natural beauty with sensational views over the ocean. The resort has made the following conscious and ethical efforts:

  • Encourages donations to support the island’s people 
  • Student hospitality programmes 
  • Buying locally 
  • Local employment 
  • Community efforts to build wells in the village and provide electricity to local schools 
  • Sending books to communities in Zanzibar
The resort is nothing short of luxurious with its unrivalled views of lush tropical gardens, the most delectable dining options, and a refreshing spa experience that will renew your senses. It's one of our favourite luxury beach resorts for this reason. 

Fairmont Royal Pavilion

Fairmont Royal Pavilion

Mango Bay

Surrounded by stunning flora and fauna, Mango Bay is an absolute oasis in paradise. Here are some of the resort's most sustainable efforts: 

  • Promoting donations to support conservation
  • Locally sourcing food for the restaurants 
  • Reducing waste 
  • Contributing to the building of wells for electricity to local schools 
Mango Bay is an incredibly luxurious resort with an array of water sports available, sumptuous dining and the most serene spa. You’ll feel like you’ve stepped into paradise as you reside in the most tranquil scenery during your stay. 

Mango Bay

Mango Bay
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Colony Club by Elegant Hotels

It’s a fairy tale dream at Colony Club by Elegant Hotels. Immersed in tropical gardens, it’s just steps away from the soft white powdery sands of the beach. In terms of its sustainability policy, here's what it does: 

  • Reduces environmental impact
  • Manages water and energy use
  • Uses ethical suppliers 
  • Reduces waste and carbon emissions 
You can expect five-star luxury at this breath-taking resort, whether you want to enjoy the endless views by the glittering pool, renew your body and soul with a pampering massage at the spa, or tuck into Bjan bites at the sensational fare at the high-end restaurants. 

Colony Club by Elegant Hotels

Colony Club by Elegant Hotels

Crystal Cove by Elegant Hotels

Every effort is made at Crystal Cove by Elegant Hotels to promote a more sustainable visit. Here are some of the policies that Elegant Hotels stand by:

  • Reducing environmental impact
  • Managing water and energy use
  • Using ethical suppliers 
  • Reducing waste and carbon emissions 
  • Responsible consumption
This once-in-a-lifetime resort is pure paradise, with a serene beachfront location, the most gourmet fine-ding options, water sports, and other activities to create memories that will last a lifetime. 

Crystal Cove by Elegant Hotels

 Crystal Cove by Elegant Hotels

Tamarind by Elegant Hotels

The Caribbean oasis Tamarind by Elegant Hotels is on the pristine beachfront, boasting idyllic ocean views. Here are some of its sustainable efforts:

  • Encourages donations to support the island’s people 
  • Student hospitality programmes 
  • Buying locally sourced products
  • Local employment only
  • Community efforts to build wells in the village to provide electricity to local schools 
  • Sending books to Zanzibar communities
The hospitality at this resort is second-to-none. Its serene spa offers a vast array of treatments while its out-of-this-world dining experiences with views will stay with you for a lifetime. 

Tamarind by Elegant Hotels

Tamarind by Elegant Hotels

The most sustainable luxury hotels in Barbados FAQs

What are the most sustainable hotels in Barbados?

Fairmont Royal Pavilion, Mango Bay and Colony Club have strategic plans for a more sustainable future.

What’s the most expensive sustainable hotel in Barbados? 

Fairmount Royal Pavilion is a high-end luxury hotel committed to green initiatives. 

What activities are sustainable in Barbados?

Barbados is home to some of the most incredible natural landmarks, flora, and fauna so, you’ll be spoilt for choice regarding sustainable attractions. 

See national landmarks such as Harrison’s Cave, where you can explore the coral reef caves and take iconic photos. Welchman Hall Gully is a stunning sunken cave where a variety of unique exotic tropical plants and trees grow. 

You could visit the parks and nature reserves to explore the rich greenery. Some favourites include The Flower Forest Garden in the Scotland District, which has rare and exotic plants to explore along a rugged coastline.

The Coco Hill Forest is an incredible 53-acre rainforest and farm with spectacular hiking trails, or head for The Chancery Lane Swamp (which is more exotic than its name suggests) where you’ll see migrating Pelicans, Heron and Frigate birds. 

Nature enthusiasts will be in their element since there are some incredible wildlife conservations to explore. Head to the botanical gardens of Andromeda where you’ll admire preserved rare trees and plants, or Woodbourne Shorebird Refuge which preserves endangered bird species.  

Better still, discover our collection of eco-luxury tours in Barbados sure to complement your eco-friendly stay. 

Barbados is the perfect place to travel if you want to travel with sustainability in mind. Thanks to the conscious efforts to ban single-use plastics and dedication to preserving the marine life and wildlife of the island. You’re sure to enjoy pristine beaches and crystal seas during your stay.  

Whether it’s a luxury eco-lodge in Barbados, you’re after or one with lush garden views for miles, we’ve got the hotel for you. 

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