Eco Wildlife Holidays

Ecotourism is a growing niche market and is all about uniting sustainable travel, conservation and communities.  Resorts are working hard to minimise their impact on the surrounding environment and also giving back to the community by supporting local projects and setting up their own initiatives.

Most eco-friendly resorts are situated in beautiful locations and offer luxury accommodation, good amenities and first class cuisine whilst also providing unique opportunities for guests to learn about their conservation projects and to get close to the indigenous wildlife.  Naturally we are keen to support them.

Here are three eco-friendly resorts that we would highly recommend:

Elephant Hills

Situated in Khao Sok National Park, southern Thailand, Elephant Hills  is opening a luxury tented Bush Camp in November 2022. There are two camps, the Elephant Camp and the floating Rainforest Camp with spacious, luxury “glamping” tents made from waterproof canvas and fully equipped with all the amenities you would find in a regular 4-star hotel room to make your stay in the jungle as comfortable as possible.

Elephant Hills founded the Elephant Conservation Project over 10 years ago. The project helps to spread awareness about the issues facing the Asian Elephant and supports their conservation by helping to keep the remaining wild populations safe.  During your stay you will get a chance to visit the elephants and go on some amazing adventure tours in and around the park.

Six Senses Laamu

This fabulous luxury resort has over-water and beach front villas, a spa and wellness centre all set in a dreamy, palm-fringed lagoon in the Maldives.

Aside from the abundant facilities and services available the resort also operates an Earth Lab. Guests are invited on a Sustainability Tour to see the work they are doing to achieve zero-waste and be completely self-sufficient. In addition, the resort has a Sustainability Fund that supports the work being done by the Maldives Underwater Initiative. The MUI pursues marine conservation goals through research, guest education and community outreach.  Its main aim is to protect the natural resources on the Laamu Atoll.

There are all sorts of opportunities to experience the wonderful marine life including snorkelling and scuba diving. Also there is a land based citizen science workshop where you learn about turtles and manta rays, a Junior Marine Biology programme for children age 6-16, dolphin watching sunset boat cruises and lots more.

The Gaya Island Resort

This special beach front resort in Malaysia is situated in the protected Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park in Sabah. It has great facilities including a 40 foot swimming pool, spa village and accommodation in beautiful, contemporary villas, all with amazing views nestled on the hillside.

The resort runs programmes to preserve the beauty of the surrounding natural environment, to help protect the local wildlife and to raise awareness about sustainable seafood choices. With the help of a passionate and dedicated team, the resort has several eco-friendly initiatives in place that range from conservation through education to rescue programmes.

The resort organises lots of wonderful trips enabling guests to explore the surrounding area.  These include kayaking through the mangroves,  evening walks to see Giant Red Flying Squirrels, guided snorkelling tours and from April to July a chance to see the unique and rare Proboscis Monkey.

We often have special deals available for these three resorts and also for many others.  Keep an eye on the website for our latest offers.  If you have any questions, or want to find out more, please get in touch.  Email [email protected] or to speak to someone, telephone 0203 441 6848

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