As summer arrives and you begin to think about what warm vacation destination to go to, you may want to drop Sunny Florida into the hat. There are many eco-friendly destinations where you can enjoy the beach, Disney, golf and various outdoor recreational activities. There are multiple properties that have been certified green through the Florida Green Lodging Program. The program designates and recognizes lodging facilities that make a commitment to conserve and protect Florida’s natural resources.
Check out a few green certified resorts we have uncovered below:
Plantation on Crystal River – Located on the Nature’s Coast of Florida and the Gulf of Mexico, this beautiful 50 year old eco-friendly and green lodging luxury resort is surrounded by the natural springs of King’s Bay. This bay, in Crystal River, is one of the largest aquifers in the state and home to more than 400 West Indian Manateesthat migrate each year to the warmth of the springs.
Wildwood Resort – a nature-based hotel and gold retreat. Located in beautiful Wakulla County, thirty minutes South of Tallahassee, Florida. This resort has some of the best wildlife viewing, fishing, canoeing, hiking and boating around.
Hilton Clearwater Beach, Florida – The hotel is committed to safeguarding the environment through consistent water conservation, energy efficiency, waste reduction and clean air practices. Located along 10 acres of sparkling white-sand beach overlooking the Gulf of Mexico, the Hilton Clearwater Beach provides the perfect environment for business and leisure.
BuenaVista Palace – Located in one of the country’s most gorgeous natural settings, the Buena Vista Palace Hotel & Spa in Lake Buena Vista Florida fully recognizes the importance of keeping the environment healthy. Adjacent to the Downtown Disney® area, Buena Vista Palace is a luxurious haven offering unsurpassed comfort, hospitality, and design.
DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Naples – located in Naples, Florida. Nestled on the banks of the Cocohatchee River, the all-suite hotel is the perfect destination for those seeking rest and relaxation in sunny Southwest Florida. The shimmering Gulf of Mexico coast is only two miles away. The hotel is focused on sustainability for the benefit of their hotel guests.
Find out more about the Florida Green Lodging Program!
Now go out and plan that Florida vacation and feel good about where you will be staying!