It feels good to do good. Using your precious holiday time to give back to a worthwhile cause feels even better. But a virtuous vacation needn’t be dull. Those in the know can unearth fascinating, horizon-broadening experiences and opportunities that are as life-changing for the travellers undertaking them as for the people and places they support.
For those seeking something different on their holiday to Asia, unique accommodation options can transform just “bed and board” into an unforgettable experience. Far from your ordinary hotels and apartments, Asia’s more unusual accommodation ranges from jungle-clad treehouses to luxury “glamping” tents, and from staggering design hotels to eco-retreats under the stars. Our experts have scoured each of our destinations for those properties at which you can’t help but marvel, and bring a whole new dimension to any trip.
At ETG, we’re not interested in bland, could-be-anywhere resorts. Every hotel we feature on our website has its own distinct identity – so when we describe unique accommodation, you know it’s the most special and unexpected of them all.
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, its the personality of the accommodation that makes your stay much more insightful.
Co-founder of Experience Travel Group, Tom Armstrong, discovered the hidden riches of Malaysia. On an in-depth research trip, he found some fantastic experiences you could include in your holiday, the Suka Suka Homestay is but one example. Here he reviews his time with Aziz and family, the hosts – I hope you’ll feel inspired.
Javana, owner of one of our most popular boutique hotels in Sri Lanka, Horathapola kindly shares his insider insights into his property.
Co-founders Sam and Tom recently visited the off-the-beaten-track region of Mannar, Sri Lanka with travel photographer Damon Wilder. Situated in the northwest of the country, it’s a flat, wild west kind of landscape with an overlooked culture and identity. Here Sam reviews the new holiday experiences we have in development on the island:
We’re delighted that our favourite Sri Lankan eco-tourism project Abode Tours Community Homestay has been nominated and longlisted for the 2015 World Responsible Tourism Awards.