After more than 20 years I was back on Sylt this summer and I’m sure I won’t need 20 years until my next visit. Sylt is one of the most beautiful islands I know, with its rough weather, over 40 km of beach and heath-covered dunes. There are countless ways to enjoy the island and experience Sylt in an environmentally conscious way. Here are my sustainable hotel tips for Sylt
Söl’ring Hof Rantum
Söl’ring Hof in Rantum is built on the first stage and thus offers almost direct access to the beach and a fantastic view from the upper rooms. The stylishly furnished hotel exudes elegance coupled with coziness. Each of the only 15 rooms has its own beach chair directly in front of the dune. The culinary highlight of the hotel is Jan-Philipp Berner’s restaurant, which has been awarded two Michelin stars.
Together with the “Plastik Crew”, the hotel is constantly eliminating avoidable plastic items and is committed to a plastic-free gastronomy. Each guest can book a “water flat rate” with the meal, from which the Söl’ring Hof donates 1/3 of the cost to aid projects like water well construction in Africa.
Hotel Strand List
The Hotel Strand in List in the north of the island, as the name suggests, also has its own access to the beach. The rooms are very cozy and often equipped with a magnificent view. The spa with pool, saunas and steam bath offers thalasso and marine cosmetics. By the way, four-legged friends are allowed with a small surcharge.
The Hotel Strand produces its own energy thanks to two mini cogeneration plants. It has been awarded the seal of the German Institute for Sustainability and Economics.
Budersand Hotel Hörnum
Hotel Budersand in the south of the island is perfect for any golfer. The modern hotel at the harbor of Hörnum impresses with a large pool and bright rooms.
At Budersand, guests can decide for themselves how sustainable they want to travel. For an extra EUR 40, the property designs a completely sustainable hotel room including Oeko-Tex bedding, natural cosmetics, local organic certified products in the mini-bar, and carefully selected flowers. Sustainable also means social, which is why the Budersand offers a barrier-free room.
Lindner Strandhotel Windrose
Lindner Strandhotel Windrose features a mix of Scandi-chic and Nordic rustic interiors. The hotel, which is located directly on the beach, has a sauna, steam bath and indoor pool. Four-legged friends are allowed here, too.
Equipped with a GreenSign Level 4 certification, Strandhotel Windrose pays attention to environmentally sound energy, water, and waste management, as well as social and economic responsibility.
Enjoy Sylt Sustainably
I have not only sustainable hotel tips for Sylt, but also some other delicious places for you. In fact, you can eat your way up and down the island. Afterward, the extra calories are cycled away in a headwind.
If you like oysters, you should try the Sylter Royal. The oyster farm in the Wadden Sea is so caring and sustainable that hardly any other farm comes close.
Johannes King manufactory sells delightful delicacies with local ingredients in its gourmet store in Keitum.
Kontorhaus Keitum also offers a selection of Sylt schnapps, teas and jams in its design store.
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