5 reasons to stay at an eco-friendly resort in Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka is a paradise island richly and abundantly endowed with the best that nature has to offer! From golden sandy beaches, stretches of unending greenery, landscapes of rolling mountains, thick jungles and various wild and marine life; you name it, we’ve got it! Therefore, experience Sri Lanka at its best by staying at one of the many eco-friendly resorts. Here are just a couple of reasons why you should stay at an environmentally friendly hotel;

1) Actively reduce the carbon foot print
Walk along the abundant trails of nature while on vacation, but leave no carbon foot print behind. By staying at an eco-friendly hotel, ensure that your direct and indirect use of fossil fuels is at the minimum. Sustainable resorts such as Habarana Village by Cinnamon, Cinnamon Wild Yala, and Cinnamon Lodge Habarana in Sri Lanka and Ellaidhoo Maldives by Cinnamon and Cinnamon Dhonveli Maldives in Maldives are such eco-friendly hotels which actively aim to reduce their carbon footprint.

2) Explore creative and eco-friendly facilities
Being eco-friendly does require a lot of energy and creativity! Finding a use for all kinds of waste and making every space as aesthetic and close to nature really does pay off when Mother Nature is happy and protected! Be mesmerized by the beautifully creative and eco-friendly facilities at our eco-friendly resorts without further ado.

3) You get to stay closer to Mother Nature
What better way to wake up than to monkeys playing on your roof, birds chirping and peacocks at your doorstep? It’s almost out of a nature-lovers dream! Enjoy the cool breeze from the trees that surround you and enjoy the calm and soothing atmosphere at the eco-friendly resorts of Cinnamon Hotels and Resorts.

4) Enjoy fresh and organic produce
The best part of an eco-friendly stay is the eco-friendly food! We at Cinnamon Hotels and Resorts take it a notch higher when it comes to sustainability in hospitality by growing our own produce! Visit the vegetable gardens at our eco-friendly resorts and witness our contribution to nature by reducing our carbon footprint.

5) Participate in earth-friendly projects
We at Cinnamon Hotels and Resorts engage in many earth-friendly projects which you too can join in on during your visit to our properties. Some of our projects include; Project Leopard in Yala, which is an ongoing project in its fourth year of operation distributes steel pens to cattle farmers to protect their cattle from leopard. Another project of great important is the “Cinnamon Elephant Project”. It is a collaborative effort between Cinnamon Hotels and Resorts and the Centre for Conservation and Research. Here, elephants are identified based on their morphological characters and their life stories are followed by the naturalists at the Cinnamon Hotels. This information is shared with visitors while on safari and based at the Cinnamon Lodge Habarana through a newly-constructed elephant research station, enabling them to obtain a unique, enriching and more personal experience.

These are only but a few reasons why you should stay at an eco-friendly resort on your travels. Let the soothing aspects of nature take you on a calming journey towards relaxation. We at Cinnamon Hotels and Resorts who are pioneers in the area of sustainability in hospitality will ensure you’re enjoying your vacation, guilt-free!

Author: Shenella Fonseka

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