Why do we plan a vacation or holiday- to see the unseen, do the never done, fun, food, good time or just availing the leave that you get after days, probably months of slogging. If not all, but many of them might fit your criteria of choosing a destination to explore.
But hidden behind all the numerous reasons for holidaying, is an eternal factor that we need to break free from our usual routine and daily chores. But what is the use of going to a place which is not naturally blessed and environmentally clean? We all prefer locations with less pollution and more greenery.
The concept of green living is catching up in our lives and it has made its presence felt in the holidaying mindset of the travellers. A sensible tourist today looks for more natural touch to his/ her vacation days and destination so much so that the hotels and resorts have come up with eco- friendly extensions to fit their bill.
Given below some of the most green hotels/ resorts that you might like to hit:
Soneva Fushi Resort & Six Senses Spa, Maldives: Located in the North Baa Atoll region of this beautiful island nation of Maldives, Soneva Fushi Resort is a perfect hunting ground for the ones craving for nature and romance. Surrounded by lush green setting and beaches with white sand and deep blue water, this resort is a nature's hide out. Addition to all these is some fine wine, spa, nature trips and ethnic cuisines.
Lodge at Sun Ranch, Montana: The mere sight of this lodge with classy ancient looks with a rock studded mountain at the backdrop is quite reminiscent of the old American style. The interiors, the environment and the feel of this place will dwarf the wall between you and nature.
Shergarh Tented Camp, Kanha Tiger Reserve, India: Plan a thrilling night out in the midst of this wildlife resort in the mystic country of India. Kanha Tiger Reserve is a haven for the famous Indian tiger and what better experience than to see a crouching tiger in the wilderness or waking up at middle of night at the thundering roar of a mighty one that pierces the silence of the night. Enjoy the traditional Indian cuisines full of spices and get ready to be elevated!
Spice Island Beach Resort, Grenada: Once called the Spice Isle, Grenada is home to one of the finest eco-friendly resorts. You spent the day in hang out in the exotic beaches with sand and sun and retreat to this resort for a relaxing night stay that will further take you deep into the lap of nature.
Siwa Oasis in Adrere Amellal: The amazing dessert of Adrere Amellal is now crowded by tourists to have a vacation of a different kind. And the resort in Siwa Oasis, is the place to be if you want to get a close touch of the life that the Amazigh people led back in 10,000 BC. Starting from the rooms, bathrooms and even the basin area are designed in a stunning manner that is hard to resist.
Jean-Michel Cousteau Fiji Islands Resort: A proud winner in World Travel Awards in 2008, this resort is a hub for the newly married to plan a honeymoon of a life time. Situated in the the island of Vanua Levu among a wide plantation of coconut palms, Jean-Michel Cousteau is a marine delight with a in house marine biologist assisting the guests in exploring the breath taking under water.
Daintree Rain forest Eco Lodge & Spa, Queensland, Australia: As the name suggests, this resort is located in the dense tropical rain forest of the Australian wild life. The lodges that are made on the top of some old mighty trees with sheer natural stuff is a treat to your vacation and a contrast to the common night out. Plan a rain forest wedding here and make it memorable as you don't need to think much about the honeymoon. If these are not enough, sail to the famous Great Barrier Reef for the add on.
Chumbe Island Coral Park in Zanzibar, Tanzania: You won't like to miss out on a vacation in this resort once you go through whats coming! Chumbe Island Coral Park is a Marine Protected Area (MPA) and obviously the under water life of this part is protected and preserved to its core. The highlight is the Eco-Bungalows that are modeled after the most natural ways of living with rain water storage, solar powered lighting and an open air accommodation erases the line between Man (both the genders included!) and Nature. Get one step ahead and enjoy some scuba diving, hiking, reef observation and a trip deep down the wilderness.
Heritance Kandalama, Sri Lanka: Graced by the presence of the Dambulla rock temple and the Sigiriya rock fortress (both UNESCO world heritage sites), Heritance Kandalama is a holiday resort nestled in a rain forest. A sail through the Kandalama Lake into the midst of the virgin forest is an awesome experience with some Ayurvedic healing awaiting you back in the resort.
Time to give in to the majesty of Nature and resort to her endless