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Increased concerns over plastic pollution, rising CO2 emissions and global deforestation has created a drive within the tourist sector for sustainable and eco-friendly ways of travelling.
BY Emma Hookway
Luxtripper Travel Editor

I am passionate about sustainability and want to show how you can travel in an eco-friendly way.

Our Ethics

The protection of wildlife and the preservation of natural environments has always been ingrained in our practices at Luxtripper, and we are constantly researching ways in which we can make a difference. 

Animal welfare is at the core of our central ethos. We research and hand-pick all our luxury hotels and resorts, ensuring that we are not affiliated with any forms of negative wildlife tourism that promotes animal cruelty. Our experiences are also fully researched, and we always share with travellers why they should avoid cruel animal displays and activities such as elephant rides, unsustainable safaris and sea life centres.

Responsible Wildlife Tourism

We are committed to ensuring that the lives of animals aren't disrupted by tourism, and are constantly looking into ways that we can give back to the communities of the destinations we specialise in. 

We truly believe that responsible tourism can make a difference to local communities; tourism can help provide invaluable funding to nature reserves and rehabilitation sanctuaries that aid and assist animals who have suffered adversely from human activity. By refusing to sell or promote negative wildlife tourism, we are certain that this will help reduce consumer demands for events showcasing animal cruelty, thus paving the way for an end to these practices. 

Sustainable Tourism

With environmental concerns having entered the global consciousness and with more and more travellers looking for eco-friendly travel options, this has fortunately led to the development of numerous luxury eco-resorts across the world with sustainability at the heart of their core values. For travellers seeking sustainable luxury, there is no end to where you can visit... 

Ol Seki Hemingways Mara

Ol Seki Hemingways Mara is a private tented camp located in Kenya's spectacular Naboisho Conservancy, near the iconic Masai Mara Reserve. With only 10 exclusive tents, guests can experience the private African safari of their dreams! A winner of Eco Tourism Kenya, Ol Seki Hemingways Mara promotes responsible tourism practices; the semi-permanent structure allows the resort to reduce its footprint on the land, an act which benefits the wildlife and local residents. Additionally, Ol Seki contributes towards the livelihoods of local communities, providing training and employment opportunities, as well as supporting local craftswomen and herdsman by purchasing their goods. 

Soneva Fushi

Soneva Fushi is one of the most sustainable resorts in the Maldives, ideal for a secluded honeymoon. Located in the Baa Atoll UNESCO Biosphere Reserve and set in amongst lush, tropical foliage, the resort's villas were built using locally-sourced materials and inspired by the beautiful Maldivian natural surroundings. Soneva Fushi not only uses local ingredients in its restaurants, but has a garden in which it grows its own herbs and vegetables. The resort also uses eco-friendly surfing gear, boasting the first 100% sustainable surfing programme in the world. 

Topas Ecolodge

One of National Geographic's Unique Lodges in the World, the Topas Ecolodge is situated in the mountainous north-west of Vietnam in the tranquil town of Sapa, perfect for a wellness escape in nature. Committed to producing real sustainable benefits, the lodge works closely with the nearby community, supporting the local school, purchasing the majority of its food from the village markets and distributing recyclable materials locally. Striving to operate sustainably, Topas Ecolodge keeps its electricity usage to a minimum, as well as reusing as much waste as possible.

Gaya Island Resort

Gaya Island Resort is located on the lush, pristine Gaya Island off the coast of Borneo. Nestled between ancient rainforest and the turquoise Malohom Bay, the resort is a luxury eco-haven with a strong focus on sustainability. Committed to reducing its carbon footprint, the resort is considered to be a 'walking resort', with vehicles only used for operational purposes. With conservation at its heart, the resort has launched several initiatives; the Gaya Island Resort Marine Centre rescues and treats endangered green sea turtles; the coral nursery provides a controlled environment for coral reefs to recover. 

Sukau Rainforest Lodge

Nestled in the heart of Borneo's rainforest along the Kinabatangan River is the Sukau Rainforest Lodge, a secluded retreat in nature and one of National Geographic's Unique Lodges in the World. Committed to sustainability, the lodge harvests and filters its rainwater, meaning that it is 100% self-reliant on water. With strict waste management policies, the lodge has banned single-use plastic straws and encourages guests to bring along reusable water bottles. Being considerate of the native wildlife, the lodge imposes strict restrictions on the distance guests can be from animals, and uses a low-noise performance engine on its river safari boats to minimise any stress to wildlife. 

Feeling inspired?

We tailor-make each and every single one of our itineraries to suit your travel aspirations. Get in touch with our Luxury Travel Specialists to discover more of our sustainable escapes, animal-friendly experiences or to book your next eco-friendly adventure...

Hotels in this article
Soneva Fushi
Indian Ocean, Maldives
For your luxury Maldives holiday, private adventures await at the five-star Soneva Fushi. This is a real desert island hideaway with 63 delightful, individually designed beachfront villas tucked away between verdant green trees and gardens, set right on the powder-fine
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Ol Seki Hemingways Mara
Africa, Kenya
Ol Seki Hemingways Mara Camp is nestled within the heart of the private Naboisho Conservancy along the edge of the Masai Mara and features just 10 incredibly exclusive luxury tents that offer guests the thrill of living outdoors combined with
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Gaya Island Resort
Asia, Malaysia
Malaysia holidays are nothing if not astounding, and this fabulous resort proves this. Nestled within a gorgeous marine park amidst protected mangroves and on top of pristine white sands, the Gaya Island Resort is truly breath-taking to behold. The 4.5-star
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