This isn’t the first green luxury resort we’ve covered, but it might be the greenest. The Soneva Kiri green luxury resort is the brain child of the Bangkok-based Six Senses resort company.
The idea behind this sustainable villa is that it’s been created and is maintained with almost entirely locally sourced, renewable materials. New Zealand’s Stuff reports:
The cave-like structure is based on a naturally ventilated tepee design by Miwok Indians from northern California, with casuarina driftwood logs dug out of a nearby beach providing the support. Stone boulders rendered with a buffalo-skin glue and jaggery line the outside walls; inside, mudbricks covered with plaster made from clay and rice husk radiate a warm glow. The floor is compacted mud, the furniture is fashioned out of driftwood and the whole building has been fixed together with hardwood dowels made by a local boat maker.
There are tradeoffs, though. The jungle lights up with noise at night making it less-than-serene. The water you wash your hands with gets visibly redirected to the toilet cistern. And, the cost of saving the Earth mother is about $2,500 a night in peak season. If you’ve got the green to go that green, though, check out their site for more information. The suite also features: