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Updated December 17th, 2023 at 09:29 IST

When luxury meets sustainability: World’s most eco-friendly spas for a holistic retreat

Looking for a holistic experience blended with sustainability? Here are a few eco-friendly spas.

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When exhausted and burnt out what comes to your mind? Surely one of the many things would be going for a week long spa. Nothing makes you more relaxed and rejuvenated than a good spa-cation. However, a spa is much more than just a wellness experience. This is why it focuses so much on space and design, 

It is very important to design a spa in a manner that soothes people. A few spas also give importance to sustainability. A low-impact architecture, efficient energy usage is essential to provide a holistic experience. Here are a few spas you can visit that are sustainably designed.

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Zulal wellness resort by Chiva-Som, Qatar

Zulal means pure water. This eco-friendly place is located 90-minute drive from Doha airport. This property is spread over a whopping 280,000 square meters. The resort offers Qatari architectural pieces. The treatment areas here are built around courtyard gardens and water features abound. The retreats here range from 3 to 14 days and address areas of concern such as weight loss, mind-body wellness, therapeutic cleanse, and much more. 

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Babylonstoren 

This spa is based in the scenic Winelands of South Africa’s Western Cape and celebrates biodiversity. Babylonsteron pays attention to organic farming and sustainable agriculture. They have an extensive garden that supplies the restaurant with fresh and seasonal produce. The best thing about this property is that the spa treatments are drawn from the farm's natural resources, including botanicals and herbs. “A fruit and vegetable garden with great botanical diversity. Every aspect of Babylonstoren – including the contemporary Farm Hotel & Spa, the Farm Shop and Restaurants – is led by the ever-changing tapestry and botanical diversity of the garden,” reads the description on the official website. 

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Soneva Fushi 

Soneva Fushi is a stunning example of eco-luxury in the island of pristine beaches. This eco-luxury heaven is situated on a private island. Soneva Fushi has been promoting many environmentally friendly practices, starting from solar power to water recycling. Many waste reduction initiatives are also kept in mind.

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Rocco Forte Verdura resort 

Located in the south-west coast of Sicily, this property is spread over a 230-hectare park. Channeling traditional Sicilian houses, the resort is built with local stone, sand and wood. The flagship Irene Forte Spa’s main point of attraction is outdoor thalassotherapy circuit that consists of four pools of varying temperatures and saline densities. The spa is well invested in Sicilian botanicals that have been harvested from the resort’s own organic farm.

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Six Senses Vana 

Located in the country known for its rich cultural heritage, Six Senses Vana is a wellness refuge that offers Ayurveda, yoga, Tibetan healing, and aqua therapies. It is situated in Dehradun in India and is surrounded by lushly landscaped. The property has used some natural and sustainable materials and it evokes a sense of serenity that soothes your mind. 

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Published December 17th, 2023 at 09:29 IST

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