The resort rankings are the latest sign that the global tourism industry has been undergoing a major shake-up.
The top-ranked resorts are currently being investigated by authorities for possible violations of the International Tourism and Convention Regulations.
The rules forbid any activity that threatens to damage the natural environment or other people’s health or property.
The resort rankings have also been questioned for their accuracy.
“We have not done any research or looked at the results,” a spokeswoman for the resort chain said.
“It is our responsibility to make sure the ranking is based on the best of the best.”
It comes as the Trump administration is trying to tighten the reins on the industry by requiring that companies disclose information about their environmental impact.
The Trump administration has proposed a raft of measures to protect the environment, including tighter restrictions on drilling and fracking, tougher requirements for public lands, more stringent limits on the use of biofuels and other renewable energy sources and stricter rules on how much fuel is extracted from natural gas.
In a statement, the White House said the rankings were based on “data that we have compiled in our own data and review of the industry and its suppliers”.
“We are working to make our energy policies, which are already in place, more environmentally friendly, by making sure our energy production is sustainable and that our energy consumption is also responsible,” the statement added.