Top Eco-Friendy Resorts in the Indian Ocean

March 17, 2021Tom Spruce

These awesome eco-friendly resorts in the Indian Ocean are everything. 

Royal Palm Maldives
The Indian Ocean is home to some of the world’s leading eco-conscious resorts

Eco-friendly resorts in the Indian Ocean to dazzle your senses

These seven eco-friendly resorts in the Indian Ocean are offering guests a slice of paradise with a side of natural beauty.

But first and foremost, we better tell you who these green flag flyers are!



Sun, sea, and sustainability

Far from the hustle and bustle of the day-to-day await the life-affirming sounds of waves smoothly lapping the shore. A dazzling spectrum of tropical hues glistening in the sunlight, and fresh salt-kissed air ready to fill your lungs. 

At the heart of the Indian Ocean lies the underwater world. From house reefs to the ocean beyond, an endless list of life evolves. The finest touches make headway in ensuring paradise blossoms year on year and to conserve this greatness resorts play their part in eco-friendly antics.

Let us chinwag about resorts in the Indian Ocean that go above and beyond flying the flag for going green.

Heritage Awali Golf & Spa Resort
After all, we want the Indian Ocean coastline to look this good forever, right?

Anantara Iko Mauritius Resort & Villas, Mauritius

Not just a high-end resort in the southeast corner of Mauritius. Anantara Iko Mauritius Resort & Villas offers you the best chance to get up close and personal with the local wildlife

Situated on superb Le Chaland beach next to the incredible Blue Bay Marine Park. Make sure you take your flippers as you’ll love snorkelling out in the warm shallow waters of the protected site. Take your chance to spy everything from stunning tropcial fish to a 1,000 year old brain coral.

The luxurious resort’s enviable location also means you’re not far from some of south Mauritius’s beautiful nature reserves. Perfect for taking a nature walk and enjoying the fascination nature all around you. 

  • Anantara Iko Mauritius Resort & Villas
  • Room interior at Anantara Iko Mauritius Resort & Villas
  • Sun terrace at Anantara Iko Mauritius Resort & Villas
  • Bathroom at Anantara Iko Mauritius Resort & Villas
  • Lobby area at Anantara Iko Mauritius Resort & Villas
  • Buffet restaurant at Anantara Iko Mauritius Resort & Villas
  • Al fresco dining at Enjoy your evening meal with an unbeatable view
  • Open sided beachfront bar at Enjoy your evening meal with an unbeatable view
  • Alternative view from the beachfront bar

Anelia Resort & Spa, Mauritius 

Being eco-conscious isn’t always about recycling and taking part in initiatives. Sometimes it can just be about something as simple as promoting local businesses and heritage

The team at Anelia Resort & Spa have worked hard to ensure the facility blends into the natural landscape as much as possible. Influenced by authentic Mauritian design the resort features thatched rooves throughout and aims to take you on a journey through the history of island architecture. 

Being based over on the west coast of Mauritius you’ll be perfectly placed to check out the speed of life in local villages like Flic-en-Flac

  • Anelia Resort & Spa
  • Poolside shot at Anelia Resort & Spa
  • Anelia Resort & Spa's beachfront location means easy access to the white sand beach
  • Shot of a room interior at Anelia Resort & Spa
  • Views of the Indian Ocean from the main buffet restaurant at Anelia Resort & Spa
  • Poolside shot from the exterior of the resort spa at Anelia Resort & Spa

Tarisa Resort & Spa, Mauritius

Tarisa Resort & Spa will give you a new appreciation for the island’s coastline. You’re in the perfect place to allow the serenity of the Indian Ocean to penetrate your soul. 

Relax in the Crytsal Spa where a team of professional therapists utilise sustainably grown ingredients to soothe your muscles and leave you feeling rejuvenated. 

This commitment from the resort to local, responsibly sourced, products ensures a sustainable enconomy within Mauritius. Tourism makes up a large percentage of the country’s GDP. This is just one way resorts in the area are promoting an eco-friendly attitude. 

Heritage Le Telfair

Recently awarded the Green Key eco-label, Heritage Le Telfair and Heritage Awali have instantiated their green practices with their commitment to reducing their carbon footprint and embracing eco-friendly processes.

  • Heritage Le Telfair Golf & Spa Resort
  • Poolside cabanas at Heritage Le Telfair Golf & Spa Resort
  • Room interior at Heritage Le Telfair Golf & Spa Resort
  • Living room space with a view of the ocean at Heritage Le Telfair Golf & Spa Resort
  • Standalone bath in a bathroom at Heritage Le Telfair Golf & Spa Resort
  • Beautiful lobby area at Heritage Le Telfair Golf & Spa Resort
  • Bar area at Heritage Le Telfair Golf & Spa Resort
  • Spa at Heritage Le Telfair Golf & Spa Resort

Heritage Awali, Mauritius

An organic vegetable garden and endemic plant garden thrive at Hertiage Awali and will soon blossom at Heritage Le Telfair too.

Eco-friendly household products adorn both resorts, along with a commitment to using locally sourced produce meal after meal.

  • Heritage Awali Golf & Spa Resort
  • Shot of the infinity pool at Heritage Awali Golf & Spa Resort
  • Palm trees dominate the views from the infinity pool at Heritage Awali Golf & Spa Resort
  • Room interior at Heritage Awali Golf & Spa Resort
  • A restaurant ready for an evening service at Heritage Awali Golf & Spa Resort
  • Restaurant at night at Heritage Awali Golf & Spa Resort
  • Beachfront restaurant at Heritage Awali Golf & Spa Resort
  • A woman walks through along the entrance path at Heritage Awali Golf & Spa Resort

Reethi Beach Resort, Maldives

Over in the Maldives, an endless list of awards line the cabinet at Reethi Beach Resort. Including the Green Planet Award and Travelife Gold Accreditation for Sustainable Tourism.

Just a some of the eco-friendly intiative in place at Reethi are; energy efficient light bulbs throughout the resort, re-usable glass bottles for drinking water save the use of over 400 disposable plastic bottles every day. As well as, locally produced crafts for furnishing the resort.

There’s even detailed mapping of the entire reef-system to ensure the coral of the baa atoll continues to thrive.

  • Reethi Beach Resort
  • The Reethi Beach Resort atoll
  • Water villas at Reethi Beach Resort
  • The welcome jetty at Reethi Beach Resort
  • Interior shot of a water villa at Reethi Beach Resort
  • beachfront bar at Reethi Beach Resort
  • Panoramic views of the Indian Ocean from the restaurant at Reethi Beach Resort
  • beach dining at Reethi Beach Resort
  • A woman kayaking in the azure waters of the Indian Ocean

Cinnamon Dhonveli, Maldives

Cinnamon Dhonveli encourages holidaymakers to follow in their green footsteps. Lighting the signal fires with environmentally conscious policies.

Centred around Cinnamon Hotel & Resort’s four pronged approach of energy, water, waste management and bio-diversity. Cinnamon Dhonveli gets the green light for doing good in the Indian Ocean, including using discarded materials to produce eco-friendly decor around the resorts.

Their accolade of awards speak for themselves, as they’re Green Globe, ISO 12,000, 14,000 and 18,000 certified.

  • Cinnamon Dhonveli Maldives
  • Interior shot of a room at Cinnamon Dhonveli Maldives
  • Dinner tables laid out on a wooden deck overlooking the ocean at Cinnamon Dhonveli Maldives
  • Interior shot of the main restaurant at Cinnamon Dhonveli Maldives

Ready to make your next getaway a greener one?

As you can see, environmentally concsious getaway’s don’t have to consist of muddy tents in the middle of a field somewhere, or helping out on a farm. 

You can experience elegance, luxury, and complete relaxation at a eco-friendly resort. Plus, you’ll also be in the best place to see how green schemes like these continue to help the local environment. 

Ready to get out there and experience one of these titans of sustainability for yourself? Click the button below to get a quote sorted today

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