2020 has been a difficult year, particularly for travel enthusiasts. So many plans remained, well, just plans that never saw that beautiful holiday sunset at the horizon. Now that the lockdown has been lifted and the hospitality industry is moving into a 'new normal' way of functioning, we have made a list of our top 5 eco-friendly staycation or vacation properties that are safe, serene and sustainable. This will help you plan your trip in advance for the latter half of the year.
Be assured that all the 5 properties mentioned here are following the MoT and WHO guidelines, considering all health and safety measures in all facets of their properties.
The perfect getaway accessible by road, this place is serenity personified. The villas here are spaced out for privacy surrounded by lush trees and blooming flowers. You can book this place to enjoy quality time with your loved ones with discreet and caring services.
The chain has recently launched a brand ‘Intimate Moments by Tree of Life’ which looks into events for small gatherings. Their properties are very well suited for limited, exclusive inventory and large open spaces surrounded by nature.
If you are looking for an escape to swing in a hammock, read a book, or enjoy the sweet song of the singing bird, make your way to this boutique hotel called Karma Chalets that is focused on safety and hygiene keeping the essence of the property intact.
You can enjoy the goodness of chemical-free farm-grown vegetables here while sitting back to relax away from the city’s hustle. The hotel is also open to hosting intimate events like weddings with personalized services for guests.
The Lodge at Wah is built as an extension of its surroundings in the heart of the Kangra Valley. Their goal is to protect the natural beauty that surrounds them while safeguarding the environment. Here you can enjoy a breath of fresh air, clear blue skies, and the countryside mountainous wildness.
If you are planning a really intimate event with around 18 people they would be more than happy to host you. The garden and the mountains would definitely make for a beautiful backdrop!
An ideal destination for Yoga retreats and workshops, this hidden gem in Goa offers comfortable accommodation, healthy food, and traditional ayurvedic treatments.
Created from local materials like rice straw and bamboo, the cabanas are built to include trees and leaves giving you the perfect view of the moon and star-filled skies at night. The living areas combine a rural feel with a surprising degree of comfort. Fresh, local, seasonal food is always chosen and carefully cleaned and prepared to produce the menu items which are always GM free.
Camping in the mountains under the stars, sounds magical, doesn’t it? Manali hosts India’s first eco glamping site with Geodesic Domes and a rustic mud home. If you’re confused ‘Glamping’ is a comfortable and luxurious form of camping. Nestled amidst the quaint little village of Hamta, is this 50-year-old traditional Himachali mud house that has been refurbished with classic interiors while keeping the old world charm alive. Here you can enjoy the most epic views that overlook the Manali Valley at a height of 2650 meters.
While we have listed some of our favorites, you can do your research within the radius of your location to see what suits you best as it's always advised to consider safety first during these difficult times.