Over the years, there have been various theories about why someone’s LGBTQ+ identity can be linked to greater environmental values when compared to the general population. In fact, and according to a 2010 Harris Poll, personal commitment to environmentalism was found to be more pronounced in the USA’s LGBTQ+ community. So what is it that makes the LGBTQ+ crowd so environmentally friendly? And is the hospitality industry picking up on this trend?
Well, one theory is that, by combating marginalisation along with their modern viewpoints LGBTQ+ individuals will come more easily into contact with other frontier movements, including eco-activism. In other words, the quest for changing mindsets and protecting the future for our descendants can also be seen as a common ground to both the LGBTQ community and environmentalist causes.
Some hotels and resorts have already picked up on the eco-friendly trend, not only when it comes to LGBTQ+ travellers, but the new millennial generation of travellers, who reportedly prefer green-friendly accommodation more than their elders.
Park Hyatt Maldives Hadahaa, a barefoot-luxury resort in the Maldives, has received the globally renowned Earth Check accreditation for planning and design standards. This tucked-away gem of a resort has built an impressive list of green awards and accolades over the years, making it a unique location for a truly eco-conscious honeymoon, dive or relaxation trip.
A private island resort, this unique location features only 50 luxurious villas perched above the Indian Ocean, some offering spectacular 180-degree panoramic ocean views and individual access to the coral-filled water below, with its very unique marine life. The luxurious Vidhun Spa features several couples’ treatment villas; while the resident marine biologist at the 5-Star Dive Centre offers diving and education programs and courses for all ages and experience levels!
Facilities st the resort include two large freshwater swimming pools, with the main resort’s 44-metre infinity pool enjoying breath taking views across the ocean; a fitness centre and Yoga studio, located adjacent to the Vidhun Spa; and an activity centre which offers guests handpicked excursions. Park Hyatt Maldives Hadahaa also offers 24-hour in-villa dining, multilingual hotel staff and even a doctor on site.
Recently, the private island resort has been bestowed with two awards for both the Maldives and the Indian Ocean’s Leading Green Resort, at the prestigious 2015 World Luxury Travel Awards.What more could you possibly need in a green honeymoon?