3 Luxury Eco Resorts that will get you in touch with nature
People are spending more time outside when they are at home and they want to carry over that experience when they are on vacation. They do not want to spend hours or days inside of museums, art galleries, shopping centers and other area attractions. They want to spend their time in the mountains, on the beach, in the water and any other place where they can become one with nature.
These 3 resorts go above and beyond in blending resort comfort with its natural surroundings. Leaving minimal impact on the surrounding areas and aiming to make a seamless visit between luxury resort living and the natural beauty of the surrounding environments.
Here are 3 eco resorts that will get you in touch with nature on your luxury vacation:
Mei Jie Mountain Hot Spring Resort
The Mei Jie Mountain Hot spring Resort is located in Liyang in southern China. The resort itself consists of thirty-one tree houses that were built from natural materials without disturbing the natural beauty of the area. Guests are able to relax in one of the many natural hot springs that are filled with rich vitamins and minerals. These hot springs provide health benefits to everyone and are a perfect way to enjoy the natural scenery. The resort has planted numerous trees around the springs to ensure privacy and to keep the forest full and healthy.
Check out the video the architechture firm produced showcasing the ideas and inspiration behind this amazing Chinese luxury resort. The thought and care going into this resort is clear to see!
Maya Riviera, Mexico
The Fairmont Mayakoba is in the Riviera Maya and this luxurious resort lies within two hundred and forty acres of tropical forest. Each one of the four hundred and one spacious and elegant rooms have a private entrance, spa like bathroom, furnished balcony or terrace and views of either the forest, gardens or the Caribbean. The resort has multiple activities for guests including hiking or cycling local nature trails, boat tours, kayaking, catamaran tours, snorkeling, tennis, swimming and more. At the spa, guests can relax in one of the treatment rooms while receiving a Mayan inspired signature treatment. The dining areas at the resort use local, organic and sustainable foods whenever possible and the menu will change according to what is readily available and in season.
Watch the Fairmont Mayakoba promotional video and get inspired on what an eco-friendly luxury resort is going to feel like.
The Nihiwatu Hotel is in Sumba, Indonesia and the accommodation choices are endless at this resort. There are eleven different types of rooms, suites and villas to choose from and each one is unique in its own way. Rates for the rooms start at 650 and the cost depends on room and the season. Guests can choose to go surfing, fishing or horseback riding while visiting the resort or they can sit back and relax at the spa. There are daily excursions offered at the resort, so guests can take a two-hour hike to either the Nihi Oka Valley, traditional Sumba Villages or the Nihiwatu Beach. The Blue Waterfall Trip takes guests on a forty-five-minute drive through the Wanukaka Valley before hiking ninety minutes through the national park and reaching the lagoon at the base of the waterfall. This is a wonderful place to enjoy a picnic lunch and swim with the sounds of the waterfall in the background.
Check out the Nihiwatu Hotel’s video on their Mamole Treehouse. This cleverly crafted room allows you to feel like you’re living amongst the tree tops. This whole resort feels like an organic and natural and truly fits within the surrounding landcape.
All of these vacations are extremely beautiful and guests will get to spend quite a bit of time outdoors in nature. Each one of these resorts has incorporated practices to ensure that they are not damaging the environment in any way which is what many travelers are looking for when they are planning a vacation.