Goa is considered to be a haven for vacationers for many reasons. Be it the nightlife, the beach life, the archaic sights or the varied cuisine, Goa has it all!
However, another aspect that makes Goa a perfect vacation spot is the fact that Goa sits in the cradle of nature. The states bountiful natural surrounding including virgin beaches and villages often stays hidden from the hotspots that are always in the limelight which, come to think of it, is in a way a good thing. And hence become perfect vacation spots for nature-lovers and conscious travellers.
Here are the five eco-friendly and conscious hotels that you should not miss out this vacation season.
A list of eco-friendly resorts cannot miss out on Bhakti Kutir. The scenic resort is located five minutes from Palolem Beach (South Goa) on two acres of property amid a tropical forest. Bhakti Kutir is one of the Canacona area's oldest and most established resorts and has long been a tourist hideaway.
Rooms to choose: The single-storeyed or double-storeyed bamboo and wood huts (Cabana style) are the most beautiful huts to stay. And don't worry about bookings because the resort offers a total of 22 similar cottages.
Cost: INR 1700/night approximately.
The website's opening page reads, "Unless you’ve been here before, it can be difficult to find us. And we prefer to keep it that way.." And this speaks volumes about the eco-resort.
Located in North Goa, with four traditional houses established on a 500-yard stretch, the property is surrounded by the Arabian Sea on one side and Otter Creek on the other three. The century-old cottages are filled with contemporary facilities.
Rooms to choose: The cottages are a beautiful choice to stay. However, if you rather sleep outside, there is the option of creek-facing tents made of swathes of silk and draped canvas.
Cost: Depends on the season
The Palm Tree is an Ayurvedic Heritage that offers a peaceful getaway from the hustle of the city. Located in Canacona, South Goa, The Palm Tree is a serene and peaceful eco-resort tucked among the lovely coconut trees of Patnem. It is the perfect place if you wish to experience a completely authentic Goan experience.
Rooms to choose: All the cottages are equally beautiful
Cost: INR 1700/room approximately
The Khaama Kethna Ecological Village is an eco-resort located in a forest between Palolem and Uganda in South Goa. The eco-resort was founded in 2005 by a German couple, with an aim to offer an alternative way of life by resorting to organic farming in South Goa. The resort sources fresh fruit, cashews, and herbs, and all structures are made of bamboo, clay, stones, and leaves.
Rooms to choose: The deluxe treehouse would be the most interesting kind of room to stay in
Cost: INR 3250/night approximately
It is almost impossible to articulate the beauty of the resort into words because Wildernest is an experience beyond words. Situated atop Lasni Temb, at 817 m, in the Swapnagandha Valley in Sahyadris, the resort overlooks twin Vazra Falls and gives a panoramic view of Goa.
Rooms to choose: The resort offers a variety of rooms from forest view, valley view, waterfall view, and family size.
Cost: INR 7500/night onwards
Goa can be many things, but one of the best things that Goa has to offer are these eco-friendly resorts that help you unwind and rejuvenate while connecting with nature and yourself.