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Evason Hua Hin

Top 10 Eco-Resorts Worldwide

A guest room at Evason Hua Hin in Thailand


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Evason Hua Hin

An aerial view of the Evason Hua Hin in Thailand

How quickly the travel industry adapts to trends. And when that trend is eco-responsibility, everyone wins. One of the forerunners of this movement, Evason Hua Hin takes a holistic approach to saving the planet. From a mushroom hut that creates compost for the organic gardens, to those gardens themselves, which are cultivated in raised beds using recycled materials as a way of teaching the local community about reuse, every aspect of this gorgeous resort does its part. Residing on 30 acres featuring tropical gardens, lotus ponds and sweeping Gulf of Siam views, it offers guests a wealth of activities, from spa treatments and Thai cooking classes to tennis and participating in the morning offering to Buddhist monks. Along with employing permaculture principles and using rechargeable batteries to avoid cluttering landfills, the resort focuses on social responsibility, with programs that include scholarships for local students, the employment of deaf and mute staff members and the hosting of HIV-positive children for week-long retreats.

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