8 eco paradises in Mexico and the Caribbean


20 March, 2024


20 March, 2024

These 8 sustainable villas are perfect for your next tropical getaway

Searching for an environmentally friendly holiday hideaway in Mexico and the Caribbean? From organic ‘seed to table’ gardens to dazzling saltwater swimming pools, these eight gorgeous villas take ‘eco-luxury’ to the next level. Designed with sensitivity to the local environment and built using natural materials, these villas are breathtaking island sanctuaries, the perfect balance of nature, design and luxury.


St Barts

Part of the prestigious Manapy Eco-Resort, Villa Nanne is all about mindful relaxation in a sustainable and organic environment. The resort operates with plenty of sustainable measures, such as using a desalination station to produce its own drinking water; using natural, chemical-free cleaning products; and traversing the sprawling 4.2-acre estate with electric vehicles only. The buildings themselves have been designed to enable the passing of local diversity and built using natural materials to harmonise with their surroundings.

GreenHouse Uno

Costa Rica

Named after its environmental commitments, GreenHouse Uno was imagined and built with sustainability in mind. The building has been thoughtfully designed to optimise natural ventilation and sunlight, reducing the need to expend energy on either. The villa also boasts a NetZero solar system and a state-of-the-art greywater irrigation system, minimising its carbon footprint in the fragile local environment. All the furniture and decor you will find in the villa were sourced locally - handcrafted right here in Nosara.

Villa La Semilla


Nestled between the lush, green mangrove jungle and the breathtaking Soliman Bay, Villa La Semilla is an oasis of wonder, just steps away from the beach. Created to co-exist harmoniously with its luscious natural surroundings, this is a nature lover’s paradise far away from the hustle and bustle of modern life. True to its name, Villa La Semilla (which means ‘seed’) has created a wonderful initiative where guests’ donations are matched by the villa’s owners and are used to plant trees across the region.


Turks & Caicos

Sleeping up to ten guests, this glorious retreat is situated right on the shores of the world-famous Grace Bay. Aside from the jaw-dropping location, Sundog comes with a host of eco-friendly features, from solar panels to a sophisticated greywater system, every effort has been made to create a sustainable place to stay on the gorgeous island of Providenciales.

Eco Serendib

St John

Redefining the concept of ‘eco-luxury’, Eco Serendib is a palatial paradise sleeping up to 18 guests. Nestled amidst the natural beauty of St John, this villa comes with a wealth of environmentally friendly features, including solar panels, an organic ‘seed to plate’ garden, water-saving measures and energy-efficient appliances. Wellness aficionados will be happy to hear that only the finest natural, chemical-free products are used in the decadent on-site spa, while the villa team uses produce from the villa’s garden for the treatments.

Casa Cenote

Riviera Maya

Named after the cenote (a natural pool) found on the villa grounds, the gorgeous Casa Cenote was built in a way that would preserve this beautiful natural feature. The villa also has a strong policy against single-use plastics, further highlighting the owner’s commitment to sustainability and protecting the environment.

Bella Vista


Designed and built by locals for its owner (also a local), Bella Vista is an authentic Jamaican masterpiece. This five-bedroom masterpiece welcomes up to ten guests with sublimely stylish interiors and manicured exteriors that make the most of the surrounding natural beauty. With five acres of grounds, privacy and serenity are guaranteed. It's an eco-friendly villa, too, with the lighting, hot water and heated saltwater pools all powered by solar cells that harvest the warmth of the Caribbean sunshine.

Casa Anjali

Costa Rica

Tucked away in one of the most exclusive locations in Costa Rica, Casa Anjali is an extravagant seven-bedroom villa welcoming up to 14 guests. Surrounded by lush tropical jungle, you can see playful monkeys, brightly coloured toucans and dragon-like iguanas right from the villa. Because of its location within a National Park, Manuel Antonio has been sympathetically designed with sustainability in mind. During the construction, more trees were planted than cut, making this a veritable eco-haven.

Ready for your next eco-friendly escape?