5 Of The Best Eco-Friendly Valentine’s Day Getaways

Valentine’s Day is getting ever closer, which means it’s time to start planning the perfect romantic adventure.

Whisk your loved one away with our pick of the chicest sustainable escapes – from private picnics to Champagne breakfasts, eco-luxury has never looked better. 

1 White Pod, Switzerland


Since its launch in 2004, Whitepod in Switzerland has aimed to prove that hospitality and environmental conservation can coexist to create a unique and positive experience.

It’s an eco-luxury dream – the use of energy and water is controlled, the waste is recycled and all ingredients are sourced as locally as possible.

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Guests can sleep in a lavish domed pod thats heated by a pellet stove – and comes with a truly breathtaking view. There’s deliberate limited transport here, meaning guests must walk around the area, enhancing the ecological experience. 

This Valentine’s, the award-winning sustainable hideaway is offering a special Valentine’s Day package.

Featuring special guided hikes and a basket filled with Champagne, here’s what’s included within the swoon-worthy offer. 

Here’s what’s included:   • 2 nights in a pod • Large breakfast buffet • Welcome drinks • Daily tea-time at the Pod-house (home-made cakes, pastries, fresh fruit and hot beverages) • A dinner for two at the Restaurant Les Cerniers | 3-course seasonal menu • The Uber-Romantic basket: A bottle of Champagne (37.5cl), selection of chocolate, a perfumed massage candle & rose petals • A 2.5-hour discovery hiking tour with a certified mountain guide • 2 massages: Using a specific blend of essential oils, this massage is especially beneficial after long periods of stress.

To find out more and make a booking, please click here.

2 Jumeirah Vittaveli, Maldives


One of the world’s most incredible eco-friendly escapes, guests can save 20% on a Suite Hideaway at Jumeirah Vittaveli – just in time for Valentine’s Day. 

Take a break from the usual fast paced life and dive into the beautiful turquoise waters of the Maldives instead, staying within a luxurious Private Ocean Retreats with Slides or in the ultra private two bedroom Beach Suites. 

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Gaze out over the infinite Indian Ocean from your upstairs balcony while sipping on some bubbly or bathe in the crystal clear waters or in your very own private infinity pool.

A sustainable dream, the resort utilises many actions towards creating a more sustainable future:

From an in-house water bottling plant as part of an on-going commitment to sustainable fishing and careful ethical purchasing, this idyllic resort is perfect for a luxury escape with a conscience. 

The offer includes: • 20% off on the Best Available Rate • Daily in-villa breakfast • In-villa spa bath • Free airport transfers if you stay for 5 or more nights • Private swimming pool with every villa • Exclusive access to private, pristine lagoon • Access to Wi Fi all around the resort • Complimentary access to non-motorised water sports • Complimentary use of Vittaveli Cycles to explore the island

To find out more and make a booking, please email JVMreservations@jumeirah.com.


3 Singita Serengeti House


Sustainable travel has been the global buzz for over a decade, but in a climate that some scientists are calling The Sixth Age of Extinction (the first to be man-made), travellers have become more engaged, demanding a more immersive experience that can effect real change. 

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One of Africa’s leading conservation brands, Singita offers a romantic getaway like no other whereby couples are able to fund and participate in research and conservation projects that can potentially help to fast-track the protection of a species.

Located in the Singita Grumeti concession in 350,000-acres of private concession, Singita Serengeti House is designed for exclusive use and is ideal for those seeking a relaxed and freeing break.

Highlights include private dinners in the bush, fine wine-tastings from in-house sommeliers (Singita’s cellars encompass approximately 222 labels and 20,000 bottles), hot air ballooning over the Serengeti and treatments at the signature Singita Bush Spa. 

Rates at Singita Serengeti House start from $6,250 per night on an exclusive-use basis. To find out more and make a booking, please click here.


4 Campi ya Kanzi


If you’re an adventurer that’s wild at heart, take your beloved to Campi ya Kanzi (a name which translates to Camp of the Hidden Treasure).

An award-winning, boutique eco-lodge found in southern Kenyan countryside, this getaway is perfect for a sustainable safari escape. 

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Setting new standards for luxury eco getaways, this unique lodge demonstrates that you can have the comfort and service of a five-star hotel without compromising on your green credentials and are helping to support a meaningful conservation project.

To find out more and make a booking, please click here.


5 Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley


Leading the way in sustainable travel, the exquisite Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley is offering a special Romantic Retreat package for eco-minded travelers.

Whisk your love bird away to this five-star resort to enjoy picteresque Australian scenery, amazing wildlife and more.

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Nestled in a private valley with soaring bush escarpments, Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley is located between two national parks; the Wollemi and Gardens of Stone National Parks in the World Heritage listed Greater Blue Mountains area.

A short 2.5 hours drive from Sydney and occupying just one per cent of a 7,000-acre wildlife reserve, the secluded resort combines ultra-luxury with a quintessentially Australian outback bush experience, and continues to be a world-leading example of carbon-neutral conservation and sustainable design within a hotel or resort.

This Valentines, book a two-night romantic escape and enjoy a 90-minute pampering couple’s spa treatment – plus plenty more.

This epicurean adventure also includes a gourmet picnic served on a private outdoor deck, as well as a romantic in-villa breakfast served with French champagne, plus gourmet lunch and dinner. Bring your appetite! 

To find out more and make a booking, please click here.

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