OUR 5 ALL-TIME FAVORITE ECO-RESORTS

Luxury retreats focused on social, cultural, environmental and ecological responsibility.

Inkaterra Reserva Amazonica  | Luxury Travel Guide | Wandering Diva

A 25-minute flight from Cusco, will lead you to this eco-lodge located along the Madre de Dios, next to the lush Tambopata National Reserve in the Southern Peru rainforest region.

 

The property features 35 wooden cabanas topped by a high thatched-palm roof.  Inspiration for the design came from the Ese’Eja, the indigenous people of this region.  Each cabana is fully appointed with luxurious amenities and eco-friendly products. 

 

The company operates a Fauna Rescue Center, at the nearby Rolin Island, which provides a place to rehabilitate and protect wild animals found in urban areas.  It is clear to all that there is a deep devotion to the conservation and preservation of Peru’s ecology and local communities.

Kasbah du Toubkal  | Luxury Travel Guide | Wandering Diva

This relaxed and secluded hotel is set at the foot of hiking and trekking trails, encompassed by the Atlas Mountains, in Toubkal National Park, south of Marrakech in Morocco.

 

The hotel offers fourteen beautifully appointed en-suite rooms, with large terraces that offer unparalleled views of the surrounding mountains. 

 

Built on sustainable principles, the aim is to look at new ways to improve the quality of life of the native people of the region, known as Imlil, whilst maintaining and protecting their cultural and environmental values.  Providing education for girls from the rural areas is also another key initiative.  Photo By: Kasbah du Toubkal | Alan Keohane

 

Jicaro Island Ecolodge | Luxury Travel Guide | Wandering Diva

This eco-lodge is located on a private island in the Granada Isletas of Lake Nicaragua.  It is just a short boat ride from the colonial town of Granada and offers spectacular views of the Mombacho Volcano.

 

There are nine private luxury two-story 'casitas', which are raised up above the ground like a treehouse, so as not to disturb the natural form of the island.  Each casita features eco-friendly products with furniture made locally from Rainforest Alliance certified wood. 

 

Harmony with nature and the local community were key considerations in the development and sustainability of this establishment.  The property was developed with minimum impact to the island and with careful water and electricity usage planning.  Jicaro has also developed an outreach program that encourages sustainable community development.

Tsara Komba Lodge | Luxury Travel Guide | Wandering Diva

This eco-lodge is situated on the volcanic island of Nosy Komba, off the northwest coast of Madagascar.  Fly into Fascene Airport in Nosy Be, Madagascar, and then get to Nosy Komba by boat. 

 

Stylish and luxurious lodges are nestled on a hillside between the forest and the beach.  Front porches offer breathtaking views. 

 

The lodge manages a private wild Indigenous Reserve, which is home to lemurs, chameleons, hummingbirds and black parrots.  They also operate The Eden Garden, a lush tropical botanical garden with more than 200 endemic species.  They have created their own NGO which is charged with rebuilding the village of Antrema, where approximately 150 people live.

Campi ya Kanzi  | Luxury Travel Guide | Wandering Diva

Mount Kilimanjaro provides a stunning backdrop for this eco-lodge located in the Chyulu Hills of southern Kenya.  The camp sits between three national parks and offers inspiring safari experiences.  From Nairobi, it takes an hour to fly to Campi ya Kanzi, via their privately operated 6-seat Cessna 206.

 

The camp is composed of six luxury tented cottages and two tented suites.  The accommodations are well-appointed and include organic bath products and a dedicated Maasai attendant.  The Kanzi House is an exclusive villa available to larger groups and families who would like to stay under one roof.

 

Preserving the Maasai culture and protecting the wilderness of the Greater Kilimanjaro Ecosystem is paramount.  The lodge was built in partnership with the Maasai community using locally-sourced materials.  It utilizes renewable energies, advanced recycling practices and employs from the local community.