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03/16/2013 10:39 am ET

Eco-Resorts: The World's 10 Most Relaxing Destinations For Sustainable Tourism (PHOTOS)

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The health benefits of spending time in nature are well-documented, as are the stress-relieving benefits of taking a vacation. Travelers looking to really get away from it all, and help conserve some of the world's most pristine natural habitats, should consider de-stressing at a relaxing and secluded eco-resort.

Good for your stress levels and for the environment, these destinations are both tranquil and invigorating, often featuring spa services and complimentary yoga classes alongside rainforest tours and water sports. And it's a vacation you can feel good about: From a private island and reserve off the coast of Zanzibar equipped with the latest eco-technology to a sustainable lodge celebrating Pueblo culture in Taos, New Mexico, all are committed to preserving the surrounding land, benefiting native communities and employing local staff.

Click through the photos for 10 of the most tranquil (and conservation-minded) eco-tourism destinations around the globe, and tell us: Would you go on an eco-vacation? Share your thoughts in the comments or tweet @HuffPostTravel.

The World's 10 Most Relaxing Eco-Resorts
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