Can’t give up traveling in style but worried about the impact of your holidays have on your destinations? The travel experts at Flight Centre have put together a list of their top three eco-chic resorts in Asia to satisfy your wanderlust with some eco-luxe and to make the most out of your spring break holidays!
Soneva Kiri Resort on Koh Kood, Thailand
Hidden on the little-known island of Koh Kood, Soneva Kiri is a hideaway destination that’s as stylish as it is sustainable. Here you can relax in some of the world’s largest luxurious villas complete with infinity pools and outdoor bathrooms, before indulging in delectable dishes created out of sustainably sourced ingredients. The private Treetop Dining pod is most definitely a highlight, and can be enjoyed while looking out on beautiful views. One of the pods is said to boast of spectacular sea views!
Soneva Kiri Resort is leading the way in eco-transparency, publishing a full annual report detailing their environmental efforts. A portion of the profits from stays go towards the Soneva Foundation, which provides funding for ecological, infrastructure and education projects worldwide.
Travel period: May 12–31, 2017
Flights + 3 nights’ accommodation at Soneva Kiri in a Bayview Pool Villa Suite with daily breakfast from HK$14,099 per person (excludes taxes).
Gayana Eco Resort in Borneo
Situated just off the coast of Borneo, Gayana Eco Resort hosts an on-site Marine Ecology Research Centre and is ever-committed to conserving the surrounding sea life. Guests are invited to participate in the restoration of damaged coral reefs, encouraging a diverse marine population to migrate into the surrounding area – making it a diver’s paradise!
The lavish tropical villas—many of which feature large over-water terraces—marry traditional Bornean materials and building methods with thoroughly modern comforts such as Frette bed linen, air-conditioning and luxurious bathrooms to create a memorable getaway.
Travel period: April 1–May 31, 2017
Flights + 3 nights’ accommodation at Gayana Eco Resort in a Lagoon Villa with daily breakfast and return boat transfers between ferry terminal and the island from HK$5,199 per person (excludes taxes).
Six Senses Con Dao in Con Son, Vietnam
An island hideaway with a conscience, Six Senses Con Dao takes sustainability to a whole new level—why, even their golf balls are biodegradable! This luxury resort is protecting its breath-taking natural surroundings with initiatives to reduce waste, promote sustainability and protect the area’s wildlife. But that’s not it! In addition, sales of their mineral water go towards building a clean water supply for the local school.
Located in the brilliant natural beauty of Con Dao’s national park, this is the ultimate eco-conscious luxe escape where you are treated to a private villa, private pool and YOUR VERY OWN private butler—not to mention the optional diving trips, island escapes and rainforest hikes!
Travel period: April 22–May 31, 2017
Flights + 3 nights’ accommodation at Six Senses Con Dao in an Ocean View Duplex with daily breakfast and return airport transfers from HK$9,459 per person (excludes taxes).
Written By: Lydia Hon