This is Lonely Planet’s guide to the world’s best low-impact resorts and experiences. From ecolodges with cutting-edge sustainability initiatives to tours designed to protect wildlife and empower communities, you’ll discover remarkable places where you can feel good about spending your money.
There are nearly 180 escapes to choose from, organised across five themes: Nature, Relaxation, Culture, Urban and Learning, to make it easy for you to find your perfect getaway – from tracking black rhinos in Namibia to a high-end private island hideaway in Indonesia, from a remastered heritage hotel in Monaco to an innovative community tourism project in Cuba.
Each escape is labelled with its key sustainability features you can enjoy while staying at the hotel or participating on the tour – whether it’s wildlife spotting, sustainable dining, conservation opportunities, home-stays, expert talks, and more.
We also tell you what makes each retreat so special, what you can do there, what's on its doorstep, and provide contact details to help you find out more or book a visit.