- July 2, 2021
-- The Covid pandemic has made individuals and businesses take a closer look at how they operate, and Bamboo Travel took the decision to 'build back better' by aiming to provide discerning travellers with the chance to enjoy 'greener' holidays, by providing them with the option to stay at a select number of properties around Asia that are truly sustainable.
These hotels use eco-friendly principles to minimise waste, save energy, and reduce their impact on the environment, thus making them more sustainable for the future. By encouraging guests to embrace this greener way of thinking as well, it is hoped that people might take some of these ideas home with them and integrate them into their own lives.Here are just a few of the best sustainable hotels in Asia:
The Song Saa Private Island (https://www.bambootravel.co.uk/
island) has been pioneering luxury tourism in Cambodia for many years and has always done so with sustainability in mind. This green attitude goes right back to the origins of the resort, which was designed to have minimal impact on the beautiful landscape it occupies, and has been carried through to every aspect of the day-to-day running of the hotel. After setting up Cambodia's first private marine sanctuary, the hotel has also founded its own non-profit organisation, the Song Saa Foundation, which works to protect the natural habitats of the Koh Rong Archipelago and improve the welfare of the people who live there. Three nights are spent on the island on the 11-day Luxury Escape to Cambodia (https://www.bambootravel.co.uk/tours/luxury-escape-to-cam...
) trip From £3795 pp.
The Lanjia (https://www.bambootravel.co.uk/holidays-to-thailand/hotel...
), or 'peaceful' in Hmong language, is an eco-friendly community-based lodge nestled high on a hill in Chiang Rai Province, northern Thailand. It offers holidays that combine hill tribe experience with eco-friendly tours such as hiking, tree planting and Hmong batik class. The lodge has four cottages with a total of 16 guest rooms. Accommodation is simple – basic fan rooms with mosquito nets and private bathrooms – but the views and hospitality are second to none. The lodge hosts are proud Hmong and Lahu villagers who take care of all visitors and activities. Visitors are taken on personal tours of the villages, to freely intermingle and meet the local shamans. Two nights are spent at the lodge on the 12-day Chiang Rai to Luang Prabang (https://www.bambootravel.co.uk/
overland) trip. From £2485 pp.All Bamboo Travel holidays include flights, B&B accommodation (plus additional meals depending on the trip), all transportation, sightseeing/entrance fees, and a guide (on certain itineraries). Prices are based on two people sharing a room.
Call 020 7720 9285 (www.bambootravel.co.uk)