Sustainable holiday spots
To mark Earth Day, we’re taking a look at a few of our favourite eco villas. From saltwater pools to eco-friendly building materials, these special spots showcase the fact that staying sustainable doesn’t mean sacrificing style or beauty.
Tucked away in an acre of wonderful gardens and shaded by ancient trees, the aptly named Happy Trees is an oasis of beauty and calm. Truly in tune with the surrounding nature, eco-friendly aspects run throughout the villa. From the recycled roof and insulated sliding doors to rainwater collected in underground tanks and solar water heaters, this is a plant-filled paradise.
Made up of two historic kilns, which were carefully restored using eco-friendly materials and with respects to traditional Cycladic architecture, Carnelian is a delight for both history lovers and eco-warriors alike. The largest kiln is now enjoying a second life as a bright and airy kitchen, whilst the smaller kiln is a beautiful ensuite bathroom.
An outstanding holiday hideaway carefully crafted to work in harmony with the surrounding environment; when it comes to eco villas, Eco Serendib is truly one of the finest you’ll find. Featuring an endless list of eco-innovations, including an organic ‘seed to plate’ garden, reusing old roof tiles for the outside terraces, a natural saltwater pool and sustainable textiles in the bedrooms, this is eco-paradise found.
Our Cayman Cottage
Situated right on the waterfront, this magnificent four-storey villa stretches across the sand. Boasting seven bedrooms and 8,000 sq. ft of living space, there’s plenty of room here for all the gang. But that’s not all... Our Cayman Cottage also hosts a whole range of exemplary eco-features, including solar water heating and an electricity-producing windmill to boot.
Perched on the top of a hill and thus commanding staggering views across the local landscape, Villa Mas is cocooned in a canopy of verdant foliage. As well as boasting all the latest tech and mod cons, all the water here is heated by the strong Caribbean sun - meaning you can enjoy a hot shower while helping to keep the planet cool.