The Yard Hostel, Bangkok, Thailand
Sure, a few of the buildings are made kind recycled transport containers. And sure, recycled paper is used as insulation to maintain the buildings cool. Inverter air conditioners and LED lights save vitality and refillable glass water bottles for friends get rid of the necessity for plastic, whereas composted waste retains the backyard inexperienced – and the mojitos minty. However what is de facto outstanding about The Yard (a reference to each the greenery and a play on the Thai phrase for “relations”) is its location on the coronary heart of the galleries, boutiques and eateries of the cool Ari neighbourhood, a welcome respite from the concrete jungle and roar of site visitors within the coronary heart of Bangkok.• Dorm beds from £12, doubles from £27 B&B,
Sampran Riverside, Nakhon Pathom, Thailand

Sampran Riverside (round 40km west of Bangkok) was a pioneer when it opened in 1962, highlighting Thai tradition in reside exhibits and hands-on workshops. The resort continues to innovate and has embraced natural tourism, positioning itself as a vacation spot for selling a greater understanding between farmers and customers. Sampran helps honest commerce, has banned agrochemicals, recycles oil, and trains workers in managing meals waste and sustainable practices. Company can practise a bunch of conventional Thai crafts, swim within the chlorine-free pool or go to native farms, together with the lodge’s personal Patom Natural Farm. It additionally runs a restaurant in Bangkok that includes produce from the 170 native farmers it helps and has enlisted different eating places and lodges to commit to purchasing direct kind the collective, a part of a provide cycle it calls the Sampran Mannequin. • From £55,
Golden Buddha Seaside Resort, Koh Phra Thong, Thailand

There are simply six lodges on distant Koh Phra Thong (Golden Buddha Island) and the island’s namesake resort affords comforts akin to its personal beachfront membership home and bar. The bungalows and treehouses don’t have any air con, counting on sea breezes and photo voltaic panels that energy followers and warmth water. Waste is shipped to the mainland for applicable disposal and the proceeds from recycling are returned to the workers. Plastic luggage have been banned from housekeeping and reusable crates or disposable bamboo are used each time attainable. Different sustainable particulars embody washing-up liquid produced from the peel leftovers from orange juice and reward store objects sourced in Thailand and manufactured from pure cotton and hemp. • From £88 B&B,
Mango Bay Resort, Ong Lang Seaside, Phú Quốc, Vietnam

This sprawling beachfront resort on Vietnam’s largest island prides itself on elevating consciousness of inexperienced points. On an island the place tourism is quick supplanting the normal trades of fishing and fish-sauce manufacturing, Mango Bay’s bungalows are constructed with low-impact methods and supplies that respect the panorama. The resort has supported the regeneration of the reef by working with native fishermen and sponsors common cleansing campaigns. Its additionally helps the work of NGO Wildlife at Danger in its work to protect the island’s wildlife, together with offering secure habitats and replanting native species.• Bungalows from £100 B&B,
Child Elephant Boutique Resort, Siem Reap, Cambodia

The Child Elephant is a sustainable-focused property within the coronary heart of Siem Reap, the place most guests who come to discover the sprawling ruins of Angkor Wat keep. Waste turns into compost and meals for cattle, and cardboard and glass are reused on web site or given to individuals who reuse the objects, akin to glass bottles that go to the roadside petrol distributors. Cooking oil is transformed to biodiesel by the NGO Naga Earth. The on-site natural backyard supplies substances for the bar, kitchen, spa and for workers meals. It’s also a Refill not Landfill drinking-water refill station. Child Elephant has taken its method to the setting significantly, working with specialists to look at each facet of its exercise, from optimising water drainage to planning upkeep schedules, from lowering plastic to coaching workers to be environmentally conscious. Even mosquitoes are stored below management with non-toxic, fan-powered traps and lemongrass within the backyard.• Doubles from £30 B&B,
Eden Eco Village, Kampot, Cambodia

Began six years in the past on the banks of the Prek Teuk Chhou, a brief journey exterior Kampot, the Eden Eco Village is a group of bamboo and thatch bungalows on stilts, lots of them proper over water – and every unit generates its personal solar energy for lights and followers. Many of the produce is native and the location grows its personal mangoes. It recycles and composts the whole lot it could, together with the waste of the compost bogs for fertiliser. Life right here is about to the rhythm of the water: riverside yoga within the morning, adopted by kayaking or dips within the river, pure therapies within the women-only spa and the spectacle of fireflies at evening. It’s a brief journey to the plantations that produce highly-prized Kampot pepper, the colonial-era city of Kampot and seaside resort of Kep.• Bungalows from £12 room-only, breakfast from £3,
Lodges Ekologika, Pesawahan, Cicurug, Indonesia

Jakarta is notorious for its heavy site visitors, so the distinction upon arriving at Lodges Ekologika couldn’t be extra putting. Two hours journey from city (beat the gridlock by checking the practice schedules), its bungalows are manufactured from recycled tea, whereas salvaged leuit (conventional Sundanese rice barns) have been transformed into shared lodging. Rooms make use of solar energy, collected rainwater and reused greywater, whereas 95% of workers can stroll to work, and natural produce from the property’s personal farm is reworked into a few of the most lip-smacking meals within the area. Lodges Ekologika has additionally began a reforestation programme that has reached 1,500 timber, and counting. There may be additionally a campsite. • Lodging from £8 (tenting) and £35 (en suite bungalow), on Fb
Janur Bungalow, Borobudur, Magelang, Indonesia

Within the rolling hills above majestic Borobudur (the world’s largest Buddhist construction) and a simple drive from the historic cities of Jogjakarta and Solo, Janur’s bungalows are made out of repurposed scrap wooden, together with beams and planks recovered from a demolished 100-year previous rosewood home. One bungalow is definitely a whole home saved and moved to the location. The handwoven roofs are manufactured from native, sustainable bamboo, a particular function of Javanese homes, often known as limasan. The out of doors bogs permit friends to carry out ablutions at one with their environment. Physique scrub is made out of a conventional recipe of floor spices, meals is served on banana leaves and papaya stems are used as straws. The swimming pool is chemical-free, utilizing reverse osmosis to filter the water as an alternative.• Commonplace bungalow from £33 B&B,
The Frangipani Langkawi Resort and Spa, Langkawi, Malaysia

On the island of Langkawi – well-liked for its seashores and plush landscapes – this resort takes the setting significantly: exhaustive lists clarify the sustainable practices carried out by workers, most of that are invisible to friends. A lot of the produce – together with fish and fowl – are grown on web site, and the whole lot that may be is recycled, up-cycled or composted. With greater than a decade of expertise Frangipani preaches what it practises by conferences and boards across the area. Trainees are taken on in horticulture and environmental science and friends who need to study their work and the native eco-system can be a part of an Eco-Stroll.• Doubles from £88 room-only,
Oasia Downtown, Singapore

The greenery that surrounds you when getting into Oasia Downtown – on the facades, on the roof and all through the general public areas – is eye-catching, however the beautiful design is not any empty assertion about going inexperienced. The vegetation really soak up photo voltaic warmth, lowering the temperature on the facade by as a lot as 25C, leading to extra comfy interiors and fewer vitality spent on cooling the air. All public areas within the lodge have been designed to benefit from cross air flow and all facets of the constructing – its orientation, using gentle and shade and the openness of the house – have been designed to minimise vitality use and maximise consolation. The irrigation system and air-cooling models use NEWater, Singapore’s high-grade reclaimed waste water that’s a part of the nation’s plan to scale back its dependence on imported water.• From £120 room solely,