Eight Destinations Where Your Vacation Meets Your Values
Where to Travel in 2021 with Regenerative Travel
New York | London | Hong Kong (October 14, 2020) Regenerative Travel, a benefit corporation and online booking platform to a collection of 50+ independent boutique eco-luxury hotels and lodges, shares their top locations to travel in 2021 for a regenerative journey. When guests stay at a Regenerative Resort they know that each property has committed to the highest levels of social and environmental impact and they can be assured that their vacation will meet their values.
While the world slowly begins to reopen to tourism in 2021, the use of third party travel companies will be prevalent to ensure simplicity and safety of travel due to COVID-19. Travelers will be looking for guidance on how to navigate new government and visa policies, testing requirements, quarantines and inter-country travel. At Regenerative Travel, a team of travel designers work closely with travel partners to smoothly and safely plan your trip, while presenting accommodations you can feel good about.
As 82% of global travelers have identified sustainable travel as being important to them, according to Booking.com’s Sustainable Travel Report for 2020, 58% say they are looking to make more sustainable choices once they can travel again and 68% of would like the money they spend on travel to go back to the local communities.
Vacations Closer to Home
Travelers may be staying cautious and opting to stay a little closer to home in 2021. Wide open spaces and shorter flights will be a popular plan for many.
Flat Creek Ranch is your own private wilderness tucked into the mountains of Wyoming just outside the world-famous Jackson Hole. The ranch is part of the Jackson Hole Land Trust ensuring that its heritage and special environment is preserved for generations to come. Conservation and respect for its surroundings remain steadfast and sharing it with others is why the ranch exists. Your days at the ranch will be filled with hiking in the mountains, horseback riding through the wilderness and fly fishing for native trout in the pristine waters. Unwind in the evening in the sauna or hot tub and watch the stars by the campfire. All the while, your nearest neighbor is ten miles away, and the hustle you left behind is a lifetime away. All-inclusive rates start at $900 per night.
Immersive health, weight loss and fitness programs are centered around daily hikes, guided exercise and locally sourced plant-based meals. The Ranch program and staff are dedicated to creating a safe, secure, and sacred place to allow for personal awareness and life transformation; physically, mentally, and spiritually. From celebrating nature’s bounty with a seasonal menu to marveling in its splendor each morning on daily hikes, their commitment to the earth can be seen throughout the program. Dedicated to preserving and protecting the planet, The Ranch incorporates sustainable practices into their company at every opportunity. Rates start at $1,100 per night.
Experience Tulum, without the crowds. At this private beachside villa, you can escape the tourists and relax in total peace. Olas Tulum considers itself a “Mexican speakeasy”—a truly hidden gem designed for comfort and exploration of Mexico’s tropical beauty. Located at the entrance of a 1.3 million acre biosphere reserve, it’s not uncommon to find endangered sea turtles nesting on the hotel’s beach. Here you can connect with nature at the bird’s eye yoga studio overlooking the Caribbean, while the many cenotes of the region create a magical setting in which you can immerse yourself in the wild beauty of the environment without interruption. Rates start at $295 per night.
You can enjoy the rugged, unspoiled beauty of Mexico’s coastline in the luxury of this environmentally-conscious resort. From farm to table cuisine and yoga retreats, to nurturing wild turtle habitats, Playa Viva treasures the environment as well as the guests for an unforgettable stay in harmony with nature. At Playa Viva, give back to the local community, engage in a workshop, or just relax completely. Reserve your stay today and experience the bounty of the local ecosystem while helping it to thrive. Rates start from $270 per night.
Private Islands/Secluded Stays
Self isolating on a private island has become a popular pastime of those who can afford it as we continue to create our own travel bubbles.
Set sail for its mangrove-lined shores, and as the first treehouses come into view, the last notions of the 21st century recede: no roads, no cars, no electricity… Just a star-filled sky, flickering candles, superb food, great company, and the timeless luxuries of space, immersion in nature, privacy, and utter peace. Chole Mjini was never meant to be a hotel, and it isn’t. It is a castaway fantasy, a jungle island retreat appealing to the person who appreciates a return to simple luxuries that reawaken the senses, rather than the predictable comforts of room service and air conditioning. With tide-dependent excursions planned every day, Chole Mjini offers more than just diving to enchant guests of all ages and inclinations. Rates start at $210 per night.
On the sunny shores of San Juan del Sur, you can explore the 4,000 acres of Nicaraguan jungle that keep Morgan’s Rock a hidden gem. Dine on organic vegetables or sustainably-farmed shrimp at the resort’s restaurant, or visit the hacienda for yourself to see how it’s done. Between horseback riding, yoga, quests to see monkeys and sloths in the jungle, and plenty of lounging, you will soak in the true magic of Morgan’s Rock. Their passion for the land and all living things is apparent in everything from the sustainable building materials to the resort’s reforestation program on their private reserve in the jungle. You can lend a hand in their efforts, helping baby sea turtles make their way to the ocean at this chic jungle escape. Rates start at From $463 per night.
Family Holidays/ Multi-Generational Trips
With Covid-19 hindering international travel, many around the world may have not seen their family members in almost a year. As a result of this, seeing family could be a top priority once restrictions ease and booking trips for the whole family will be a priority.
In the heart of the Isla Bastimentos National Marine Park sits Tranquilo Bay, an adventure eco-lodge with heart. Their wrap-around elevated porches provide eye-level views of the ocean, mangrove forest, and the rainforest. Choosing from island hopping to hiking, snorkeling, kayaking and wildlife tours, there is something here for everyone. Rates start from $175 per night.
Deep in the heart of Hwange National Park, lions roam the savannah and elephants gather at the watering hole. Tucked away in the shade of an Acacia grove sits Somalisa, an intimate, seven-tent luxury safari camp from which you can explore the African bush the way our ancient ancestors did—with no schedule and the freedom to follow where your curiosity leads. Whether traversing the bush by foot, or watching giraffes graze from your private porch, Somalisa places you in the midst of Africa’s raw magic. Rates start from $520 per night.
For bookings and special offers visit www.regenerativeresorts.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org to connect with a travel designer. For travel insurance, Regenerative Travel has partnered with Wanderwell, a Certified B Corporation who share common values in promoting sustainable and responsible travel. At least one percent of each guest’s insurance purchase price will be given to 1% for the Planet, a verified nonprofit supporting local organizations making a positive environmental impact.
About Regenerative Travel:
Regenerative Travel is a shared benefit corporation and booking platform providing marketing and hospitality services to a network of over 50 independently owned eco-luxury boutique hotels dedicated to the highest levels of social and environmental impact located in over 24 countries worldwide. Through sharing individual best practices and through collaboration, Regenerative Travel enables the Regenerative Resorts hotel collection to work together to achieve significant economies of scale and to make a deeper impact.