Eco Lodges offer guests a much deeper insight into a destination and can make the difference between a good holiday and an unforgettable experience. From the inclusion of local communities, to the design of the accommodation itself, it’s the personality of the accommodation that makes your stay much more insightful.
Each eco lodge has its own quirks, so it can be difficult to find the best option for your holiday. How private do you want your accommodation to be? Would you like interaction with nearby villages? Would you like a touch of luxury? Which rooms offer the best experience?
With our specialists expertise, we are here to help you with this decision.
The following is a roundup of some of our favourite eco lodges in Asia.
The Mudhouse, Sri Lanka
Your own private village in the jungle, The Mudhouse offers seclusion, with plenty of outdoor activities to keep you as busy as you would like to be. Ideal for couples, families (especially kids) and small groups of friends, the hotel offers a place to connect with nature and people.
Madulkelle Tea and Eco Lodge, Sri Lanka
Luxury tented accommodation with breath-taking views of the UNESCO heritage Knuckles Mountain range, set amongst a working tea plantation. Perfect for those looking for an escape back to nature and an insight into the lives of tea plantation communities.
As the only resort located on the Island of Moyo, off the coast of Bali, Amanwana provides untouched coral reefs, pristine jungle surroundings with crystal clear waters. A good choice for those wanting an eco-luxury experience.
Nihiwatu, Sumba Island, Indonesia
Set in one of the most secluded spots in all of Indonesia, Nihiwatu boasts a pristine white sand beach, clear blue water and lush gardens surroundings. Ideal for those seeking barefoot luxury.
Jeeva Beloam, Indonesia
Located on a remote beach in Lombok, this eco resort is surrounded by a forest reserve with sand dunes and craggy cliffs leading up to the Timor Sea. Jeeva Beloam suits those wanting privacy with access to lots of local outdoor activities.
Japamala Resort, Malaysia
Built on the stunning Tioman Islands, off the coast of mainland Malaysia, this eco resort was built without cutting down any trees or changing the local environment to suit the needs of the buildings. Perfect for couples looking for a special and secluded option.
Rimba Lodge with Camp Leakey, Borneo
A world-renowned research centre, Camp Leakey is predominantly a facility for Biologists studying Orangutans. Staying in the nearby Rimba Lodge, you can use this as a base to understand local ecology at Camp Leakey. Perfect for those wanting to stay in an eco lodge with a wildlife focus.
4 Rivers Floating Eco Lodge, Cambodia
One of the most unusual properties we’ve come across, 4 Rivers is situated on a curve of the river between the Cardamom Mountains in rural Cambodia. Great for those wanting to get well off-the-beaten track whilst keeping some valuable creature comforts.
Lanjia Lodge, Thailand
A bold and adventurous community based tourism project amongst the Hmong minority village on the banks of the Mekong River. Lanjia Lodge suits those wanting to get an insight into an ancient way of life.
Topas Eco Lodge, Vietnam
Surrounded by lush paddy fields, rolling hills, lush green forests and villages, this eco lodge offers privacy and intimacy with the local environment. Perfect for those wanting a relaxed insight into northern Vietnam’s culture and landscape.
Muang La Resort, Laos
A high-end lodge on the banks of the Nam Pak River in Oudom Xai province, Northern Laos. Accommodation is in wooden bungalows combining simplicity and luxury. Perfect for those wanting an insight into rural Laos.
Kamu Lodge, Laos
An eco lodge with luxury safari tents on the banks of the majestic Mekong River in norther Laos. Kamu Lodge suits those wanting to get a flavour of life in rural Laos whilst experiencing some luxury.
View Point Lodge, Myanmar
Resting on the river leading to Lake Inle, the lodge offers insight into the local way of life with nearby villages within walking distance. The eco resort also features a Biotope Lake (one that filters naturally) for swimming. A great option for those wanting an alternative experience of Lake Inle and Myanmar.
Inspired? We can add a stay in any of those lodges to most of our itineraries.