Top Luxury Eco-Lodges

Luxurious Eco-lodges Around the World

Where Luxury Meets Sustainability

By Roseann Iovine and Amy Parker

In a time of rising climates, overflowing landfills, and increasing demand for better sustainability efforts, eco-travel has become extremely popular for the environmentally-conscious traveler. Offering the perfect mix of culture, seclusion, and tranquility, eco-lodges provide an earth-friendly oasis without giving up the luxurious charm of a five-star hotel. Find your perfect green adventure at one of these three eco-lodges around the world.

Mitre Peak Milford Sound New Zealand

AUSTRALIA

Catch a stunning sunset after a day of getting up close with koalas and kangaroos at one of Australia’s beautiful eco-lodges. One of Australia’s most popular luxury eco-lodges is Southern Ocean Lodge. “Visiting Kangaroo Island and Southern Ocean Lodge will continue to be one of my most memorable experiences. Seeing koalas hang in trees, visiting pristine national parks and of course, watching kangaroos hopping along the road make for a magical experience. Southern Ocean Lodge is simply heaven on earth,” said Protravel agent Roseann Iovine. We also recommend Qualia, a secluded oasis on the northern-most tip of Hamilton Island with breathtaking views of the Great Barrier Reef.

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COSTA RICA

Filled with diverse ecosystems aplenty, tons of wildlife, and offering activities for every type of adventurer, Costa Rica is the perfect destination for sustainable travel. “One of the most accessible eco-tourism destinations, both in terms of cost and travel time, is Costa Rica. Despite its popularity, great air connections with the U.S., and a growing number of accommodations, the country remains protective of its natural treasures. It has amazing jungle lodges where you can be totally immersed in nature. Here you might wake up to the sound of howler monkeys and spot sloths and agouti as you go river rafting through rapids and zip-lining through rainforests,” said Protravel agent Amy Parker.

Some of the eco-lodges we adore in Costa Rica

Book through a Protravel agent for best available rates and exclusive VIP amenities:

  • ORIGINS Luxury Lodge: Spectacular adventure in the high valley jungles
  • Nayara Hotel Spa & Gardens: For a lush paradise full of eco-adventures
  • Tabacon Thermal Resort & Spa: For unparalleled thermal springs and tropical gardens.
Tortuguero National Park Costa Rica

NEW ZEALAND

Dip your toes in the black sand of Karekare beach, kayak the Bay of Islands, and hike ancient lava flows on an eco-friendly journey in New Zealand. “The luxury lodges of New Zealand are among the finest and unique experiences in the country. Two of my favorite places to stay are Eichardt’s Private Hotel and Matakauri. Both are located in Queenstown, one of the most quintessential destinations on the South Island. Eichardts is steps from the shores of Wakatipu and Matakauri sits high above the town overlooking the lake. Both offer stunning views of this stunning destination,” said Protravel agent Roseann Iovine. Whether it’s taking a trek along the famous Milford Track to take the perfect Instagram photo of the fiords, or looking out from your eco-lodge window to an indescribable view of the Cecil Peak, New Zealand offers the perfect balance of luxury and sustainable adventure.

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