[1] Three Camel Lodge, Mongolia
The Three Camel Lodge is a recipient of several coveted luxury awards for being a pioneer in sustainable tourism practices in the heart of Mongolia’s Gobi Desert. The eco-resort that is developed on the three important sustainability pillars viz. environmental stewardship, natural and cultural preservation, and community empowerment have 40 individual gers. With no access to telephones and WiFi, the Three Camel Lodge is quite an experience to become one with nature.
Visit them at www.threecamellodge.com

[2] Soneva Fushi, Maldives
Soneva Fushi is another one of the pioneers of sustainable tourism, the Soneva group. Located within the Baa Atoll UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, Soneva Fushi is all about living as close to nature as possible. The island’s ‘no news, no shoes’ policy is to awaken its residents from digital slumbers and enable them to smell the fresh air. From sustainable design and furnishings to the waste-to-wealth centre defining the essence of barefoot ‘intelligent luxury,’ Soneva Fushi is an ecological resort in the truest sense.
Visit them at https://soneva.com

[3] Soneva Kiri, Thailand
Situated in the lap of Thailand’s least populated island, Koh Kood, in the Gulf of Siam, is Soneva Kiri, an offering of the Soneva group of the resort that pioneered sustainable luxury tourism. Soneva Kiri endorses the concept of SLOW life, an acronym for Sustainable Local Organic Wellness Learning Inspiring Fun Experiences. Apart from championing sustainability through the workings and experiences of the resort, it also believes in imparting environmental education amongst those who visit the resort.
Visit them at https://soneva.com

[4] Secret Bay, Portsmouth, Dominica
The Secret Bay is the first luxurious resort in Dominica to be awarded a Green Globe Certificate. Apart from promoting eco-friendly practices that are enforced by the eco-resort’s ‘Green Team,’ the team members, too, are encouraged to sign an agreement pledging their support to the resort’s mission of conservation measures such as composting waste, packaging biodegradable food and cutlery, recycling and activating drip irrigation drainage system, etc.
Visit them at https://secretbay.dm/

[5] Copal Tree Lodge, Punta Gorda, Belize
The one-of-a-kind property nestled amidst the 22,000 acres of preserved rainforest in the Maa Mountains has a 3,000-acre USDA-certified organic farm. Not only is 70% of the food produced and sourced locally, but even the rum from the Copalli Rum distillery is made of organic sugarcane, canopy water and yeast from the farms. The resort takes the sustainability standards a notch higher by deploying measures such as biodegradable waste management practices, replacing plastic with ecological options for cutlery and adorning the guest rooms with sustainably-harvested wood furniture, handcrafted in-house from trees that fell naturally in the wild, amongst many others.
Visit them at www.copaltreelodge.com

[6] Six Senses Con Dao, Vietnam
Part of the Six Senses group of resorts, the sustainable luxury resort Six Senses Con Dao in Vietnam has been voted as one of the ‘Best Eco Lodges in the World’ by National Geographic. The resort deploys the best ecological practices in its day-to-day life and goes an extra mile to preserve the flora and fauna of the paradise island. Don’t miss out on nature’s best experiences such as the sustainability walks within the organic gardens or visiting the turtle incubation centre.
Visit them at www.sixsenses.com

[7] Pacuare Lodge, Costa Rica
The Pacuare Lodge in Costa Rica is safely tucked away in the 25,000 acres of protected rainforest. Built on the principles of causing minimal environmental impact and maximum local support, the eco-resort has ensured to harbour every possible measure of ecology conversation at every step from the moment you step into the property. From producing its own electricity to collaborating with the National University of Costa Rica to protect the region’s native jaguar species, Pacuare has set plenty of eco milestones since its inception.
Visit them at www.pacuarelodge.com

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