Green your experience with top eco-hotels

The more society develops, the closer human like to stay to the nature and the stronger they want to protect environment. It leads to the wave of eco-hotels around the world in which guests can live in the midst of nature but enjoy luxury offerings belonging to crowded streets. With the list below, The Finest Magazine hopes you can pick up several interesting hints if you desire to rest your head and sustain the earth alike.

Longitude 131, Australia

Aerial view of Longtitude 131

Longitude 131 is by far the closest hotel to the sacred red rock of Uluru, Australia’s most natural icon which has surprising changes of its colours from green to orange, purple and magenta.

Dune House Terrace

Nestled among ancient dunes outside the dual World Heritage-listed Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, this is the best perch to experience the sense of Australia from the foot of your bed, domed by a deep blue sky and this outback’s rugged beauty.

Views from the bedroom of Dune Pavilion

Spending at any of 16 tents and pavilions which are adorned with aboriginal art and memorabilia from Australia’s great explorers, guests can sleep out and watch stars shining in the night, or keep an eye on green budgies and zebra finches sweeping through the casuarina and gum trees and listen to music played by Aboriginal artists in the daylight.

Dune Pavilion Lounge

In addition custom-guided hikes and tours with bike, motorcycle, camel, and even helicopter which are always ready upon your request, guests at this luxury desert basecamp can enjoy delicious dishes made from the finest produce from all around the country with indigenous and outback flavours.

Dune House Restaurant

Tri, Sri Lanka

Tri shot from above

The beauty of Tri is rooted in its natural settings and ecotourism has never been so inspiring here. Overlooking Koggala Lake which is Sri Lanka’s largest natural lake, Tri’s 11 terraced suites are green from living walls, green roofs, recycled woods, solar arrays, surrounded by edible gardens and entirely local materials amidst a garden of banyan trees and frangipani.

All suites are hidden in green space by the mirror-calm lake

From lake to table, and garden to plate, dining at Tri is as organic and seasonal as it gets. The guiding culinary concept under Chef Neil Wager’s expertise is fresh Sri Lankan fusion.

Reading corner at Tri

This sustainable oasis offers guests personalised wellness programmes during their stays, while arranging boat trips across the lake to Cinnamon Island to see how the spice is harvested. Guests can also visit some of Sri Lanka’s best beaches and the heritage of the Galle Fort which are 15 minutes to 25 minutes away.

The pool amidst banyan trees and frangipani

The Brando, French Polynesia

When it comes to ecology, The Brando is a decidedly luxe castaway with nature providing the flamboyance and state-of-the-art services offering comforts in spades.

Accessible only by private planes to The Brando

Since opening in 2014, this hideaway has welcomed Barack Obama, Leonardo Dicaprio, Beyoncé and many starry names in the A-list.

The Brando is where you can re-energize your spirit

This famous resort resides on the tiny atoll of Tetiaroa which once owned by the lead actor of God Father, Marlon Brando, in the far-flung South Pacific.

Three-bedroom villa at The Brando

With close turquoise lagoon and white-sand beaches frequented by sea turtles and exotic birds, this luxe LEED Platinum-certificated resort features 35 secluded thatched villas and uses 100% renewable energy from seawater air conditioning, solar energy to its own station for research, education and conversation.

Explorer Corner at The Brando

An abundance of activities awaits you, like cycling around the island, snorkelling and diving with tropical fish to sailing in the lagoon, kayaking, strolling along the beach and other excursion. The Brando will work best from August to October, offering a good chance of seeing humpback whales.

It is a place out of time with its vivid turquoise water, untouched beaches, lush vegetation and teeming life

Campi Ya Kanzi, Kenya

Campi Ya Kanzi in the middle of nature

Nestled in the Chyulus Hills that inspired Earnest Hemingway’s book “The Green Hills of Africa”, this camp includes eight canvas and mesh tents, all of which are cozy and comfortable with sensational views and an authentic safari feel.

All facilities are facing the majestic nature settings

Close to Kenya’s border with Tanzania and Mount Kilimanjaro the Amboseli and Tsavo national parks, Campi Ya Kanzi inherits dramatic beauty overlooking hundreds of miles of savannah beneath cloud forests, and its location is home to some of Africa’s most charismatic wildlife species like elephants, rhinos, giraffe, zebra, and lions.

African safari-inspired interior design

Here guests can view game, visit Maasai villages, go hiking, immerse in a spring-fed swimming pool or ride a horse. The camp has its own plane, too, so Kenyan day-trips can be arranged, as well as pan-Africa adventures.

This resort combines hospitality offerings, nature immersion, and authentic experience

Developed by an Italian conservationist in 1996, it’s easy to see Campi Ya Kanzi committing to community development and environment sustainability, running on 100% solar-renewable energy, and contributing to preserve the habitat of wildlife animals. Income from the camp also spends on protecting wildlife and assist the local Maasai communities through programmes in health and education organized by the Maasai Wilderness Conservation Trust.

Finca Rosa Blanca Coffee Plantation Resort, Costa Rica

Overview of Finca Rosa Blanca

In a world of cookie-cutter resorts, Finca Rosa Blanca stands out magnificently. This hideaway is a perfect blending of nature, art, and culture, and cuisine with an on-site coffee plantation which produces some of the finest beans in Costa Rica and be more like a forest with mango trees and coffee plants providing a home to 130 species of birds and butterflies. As an ecolodge, Finca Roca Blanca utilizes the energy from solar panels while recycling water and waste whenever possible.

Its architecture is famous, created by an eclectic mix of Gaudi and Southwest styles

Hidden in the hills, Finca Rosa Blanca brings atmosphere of calm, making it an excellent first or last stop in Costa Rica, or a base to explore San Jose. Developed from an 8-room family hacienda, now you can be amazed to find paintings in many rooms and public spaces, murals and mosaics on the walls and artworks along the archways all over this 14-key boutique resort.

Master Suite of the resort inspires guests with blending of local culture and art

Benches are also positioned on trails to aid relaxation and contemplation, hidden in small groves with views toward the city and the volcanoes beyond.

El Tigre Vestido Restaurant brings warm ambiance and relaxation

Since the farm dries and roasts its own beans, coffee tastings teach you the subtleties of the black stuff. There are also board games in the library, next to a well-stocked gift-shop. You can do yoga and salsa lessons on-site, and staff can arrange excursions to the volcanoes, cloud forests and city markets.

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