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Earth-Friendly Retreats

These world-class resorts are just as good to the environment as they are to your body

The Four Seasons Resort
Nevis, West Indies

Imagine a tropical rain forest pushing out onto secluded white-sand beaches — and nary a soul in sight. After hitting the surf and sand, check out the Spa Sojourn, where a local bush guide leads you on a hike around the rain forest-covered volcano. Pick some herbs and berries along the way, and when you get back to the hotel, your masseuse will incorporate them into a one-of-a-kind treatment for two.

Fourseasons.com/nevis

Snowbird Ski Resort
Little Cottonwood Canyon, Utah

Named the No. 1 ski resort in the U.S. five years running, Snowbird gets more than 500 inches of snow each year — and almost all of it is low-density, dry powder that's perfect for downhill. Environmentally, the resort is just as impressive, thanks to wildlife habitat restoration and recycling programs, an award-winning river clean-up drive, and a world-class all-natural spa.

Snowbird.com

Tres Rios Hacienda
Riviera Maya, Mexico

After the tequila and tacos, one thing you've got to try on any trip south of the border is a Temazcal, a traditional Mayan purification ritual that falls somewhere between a steam room and peyote trip. Tres Rios provides some of the best experiences with its specially constructed huts, traditional music, and a plunge into a cool, clear natural pool afterward.

Tres-rios.com

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