Our Top 5 Eco Resorts in South East Asia
Misool Eco-Resort ~ Indonesia
Hidden in the remote Raja Ampat, Indonesia. You’ll be able to experience a true tropical getaway, surrounded by sandy white beaches and pristine oceans. Options for accommodation include water cottages where Balinese inspired villas are built on stilts over the ocean or villas hidden away in the jungle under wild almond trees. When you stay at the Misool eco-resort you enable the enrichment and revitalisation of the natural surroundings and communities.
4 Rivers Floating Lodge ~ Tatai, Cambodia
No exaggeration: 4 Rivers Floating Lodge is the ultimate outdoor hideaway. Made up of 12 double and twin-bedded tented villas, the lodge is decked out in top-quality furnishings and modern features, and boasts killer views of the lush Cardamon forest. Creature comforts aside, the lodge takes sustainability seriously – it’s built entirely of eco-friendly materials, uses a water treatment system to prevent water wastage, and protects the forest through limited use wood.
El Nido Resorts ~ Philippines
Made up of four beach havens in Apulit Island, Miniloc Island, Lagen Island and Pangulasian Island, each resort caters to different crowds with adventure, discovery, sanctuary and luxury as the respective islands’ primary focus. Little wonder why they’re described as Philippine’s greatest: Each resort emphasises sustainable menus, the use of renewable materials, water conservation, eco-friendly design and low-impact, nature-based activities which don’t disturb the environment.
Cempadek Island Private Island ~ Indonesia
Surrounded by unspoilt islands it is one of only a handful of private islands along this beautiful coast. Cempedak is ringed with white sandy beaches and studded with magnificent white granite boulders. Rising to a height of 40m, the island boasts a rain forest that provides sanctuary to a diverse population of local birds including hornbills, eagles and kingfishers.
The architecture is dramatic and unique. Bamboo has been used throughout and in ways not seen before. Crescent shaped curved roofs made from a local grass provide a natural symmetry to the environment and at the same time protection from the elements. With private plunge pools in each villa, huge decks, the guest accommodation is very private and very spacious. This is “simple barefoot luxury” in a sublime natural setting.
The villas are designed to promote natural ventilation. Overhead fans and the siting of each villa to maximise the cool ocean breezes is a wonderful working example of “nature’s air-con”.
Suarga Padang Padang ~ Bali
Located along Bali's evocative southern peninsula, in the heart of Indonesia's premier surf breaks, Suarga Padang Padang inspires the imagination and engages the senses.
Thoughtfully designed to blend modern luxury with a minimal impact on the environment, the sustainable boutique resort features 36 rooms, pavilions and villas as well as a season-driven signature restaurant that showcases captivating ocean views.
Suarga Padang Padang invites today's "Rough Luxury Travellers" to discover a new perspective in sumptuous travel, an interactive cultural journey that celebrates a conscious choice to support social-environmental awareness and indigenous design.