The Top 10 Best Places to Stay if You Care About the Planet

Sustainable, spectacular, and engaged with local communities, these lodges are tucked into some of the planet’s wildest places.

 

10. PRINCE OF WALES’S GUESTHOUSE

PHOTOGRAPH COURTESY ALEX BOGHIAN, PRINCE OF WALES GUEST HOUSE
PHOTOGRAPH COURTESY ALEX BOGHIAN, PRINCE OF WALES GUEST HOUSE

 

9. TSARA KOMBA LODGE

PHOTOGRAPH COURTESY XAVIER CHASSAING, TSARA KOMBA
PHOTOGRAPH COURTESY XAVIER CHASSAING, TSARA KOMBA

 

8. JETWING VIL UYANA

PHOTOGRAPH COURTESY JAIDEEP OBEROI, JETWING VIL UNYANA
PHOTOGRAPH COURTESY JAIDEEP OBEROI, JETWING VIL UNYANA

 

7. DUBA EXPEDITION CAMP

PHOTOGRAPH COURTESY GREAT PLAINS CONSERVATION

PHOTOGRAPH COURTESY GREAT PLAINS CONSERVATION

 

6. THE BRANDO

PHOTOGRAPH COURTESY THE BRANDO
PHOTOGRAPH COURTESY THE BRANDO

 

5. LAPA RIOS

PHOTOGRAPH COURTESY LAPA RIOS
PHOTOGRAPH COURTESY LAPA RIOS

 

4. CORAL CAYE

PHOTOGRAPH COURTESY CORAL CAYE
PHOTOGRAPH COURTESY CORAL CAYE

 

3. SÁPMI NATURE CAMP

PHOTOGRAPH COURTESY LENNART PITTJA, SÁPMI NATURE CAMP
PHOTOGRAPH COURTESY LENNART PITTJA, SÁPMI NATURE CAMP

 

2. SIX SENSES ZIL PASYON

PHOTOGRAPH COURTESY JOHN ATHIMARITIS, SIX SENSES ZIL PASYON
PHOTOGRAPH COURTESY JOHN ATHIMARITIS, SIX SENSES ZIL PASYON

1. TOPAS ECOLODGE

PHOTOGRAPH COURTESY TOPAS ECOLODGE
PHOTOGRAPH COURTESY TOPAS ECOLODGE

From a handful of rustic lodges committed to conservation back in the early 1990s, sustainable tourism is now transforming the global travel industry, and in the process helping to safeguard cultural and natural heritage, support environmentally friendly practices, and deliver economic and social benefits to local people.

Check here for the complete list.

 

This feature originally appeared in National Geographic.

 

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