What better way to celebrate nature than to be with it?
Here are 8 eco-friendly, green resorts in Southeast Asia for your next relaxing getaway.
In the serene, secluded mountains of northern Laos is Muang La Resort. Sat along the banks of the Nam Phak River and surrounded by rainforest, the resort blends seamlessly into nature.
Take a tour to explore the treasures of the region, from gently treading through the unspoiled nature to experiencing the way of life of the the traditional communities and diverse ethnic groups that inhabit the region.
NEXT: The Mudhouse, Sri Lanka →
Spread throughout a large expanse of forest on the outskirts of a small village in Sri Lanka lies The Mudhouse, a private and seductive retreat far away from the beaten track. With a central aim to co-exist with nature and the local community, the huts offer a back-to-nature retreat.
But, of course, there are far from short of activities for guests, from nature trails to dolphin watching to cooking lessons. Alternatively, just kick back and be at one with nature – laze on the hammocks by the river, explore the region by bike, and more.
NEXT: Song Saa Private Islands, Cambodia →
Song Saa Private Islands prides itself in its brand: luxury that treads lightly. As Cambodia’s first luxury private island resort, they are committed to maintaining the natural assets that make this location so unique.
Comfortably nestled amongsts lush expanses of green, tropical reefs, and blue beaches, it’s the perfect way to unwind and be at one with nature.
Committed to supporting and protecting the environment, the resort has also spearheaded projects such as creating Cambodia’s first marine reserve, a dedicated sustainability centre, and more.
NEXT: Tongsai Bay, Thailand →
Tongsai Bay is the first five star green hotel on Koh Samui, committed to protecting and preserving its natural surroundings. A family-owned hotel, guests are treated as part of the Tongsai family – the staff go the extra mile to make your stay the best it can be.
Tranquil and relaxing, the beach is exclusive to the guests – no motorized water sports, which only speaks of the unspoiled beauty of the sand and the sea.
NEXT: Sekeping Serendah Retreats, Malaysia →
Sekeping Serendah is a forest retreat located less than an hour drive from Kuala Lumpur city center, making it extremely accessible from Singapore.
Set within 5 acres of tropical rainforest, its uniquely transparent and open sheds let you celebrate the beauty of your natural environment in all its splendour.
NEXT: El Nido Resorts, Phillippines →
Set in the idyllic Phillipines’ coastal villages, this rustic chic resort on Miniloc Island observes sustainable practices that include water and energy conservation, waste treatment, and conservation of marine life.
Never heard of the Miniloc Island? Our point exactly – that’s how less-trodden and unspoilt it is.
NEXT: Keemala Hotel Phuket, Thailand →
A hip hideaway in the lush forests of Phuket, these luxury pool villas are designed to blend right in with nature. With streams and waterfalls running through it seamlessly weave it into its surroundings.
Each villa comes with its own waste management system, an effort to conserve the beautiful environment in which it’s built.
NEXT: Nihiwatu, Indonesia →
Forget Bali for a while – 400km east of Bali is the Indonesian island of Sumba, home to this resort. It’s one of the few in the world to be run by biofuel; it also treats and recycles water, carries out animal rescue and tree planting projects, and more.
Here, reconnect with a life lived simply and mindfully – hike through waterfalls, butterfly trails, take a dip in the river, and more.
NEXT: Muang La Resort, Laos →
By Pinky Chng / Updated October 2019
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