Steal our wish list of planet-friendly stays – these sustainable hotels across Asia are tempting us with stunning views, luxe suites, and a greener vacay.
Raring to fly out of Hong Kong? We hear ya! As our city begins to ease its flight bans and travel restrictions, it’s finally time to give in to your wanderlust and start planning your next escapade. That said, one of the downsides to conventional travel is its impact on the environment. So as the borders gradually reopen, why not consider going on adventures abroad while earning eco points? If you’re not sure where to start, fret not: we’ve found five amazing sustainable hotels in Asia, thanks to Booking.com.
The platform’s first-of-its-kind Travel Sustainable badge lets you easily discover greener accommodation options. These properties’ sustainability practices have been assessed through Booking.com’s independently verified criteria model – that means you’ll have a transparent, consistent, and easy-to-understand way to access more sustainable hotels around the globe. Read on for our top picks!
5 sustainable hotels in Asia for green travellers
1. Parkroyal Collection Marina Bay, Singapore
Step inside the “garden-in-a-hotel” at Parkroyal Collection Marina Bay (pictured top), home to over 2,400 plants, trees, shrubs, and groundcovers from more than 60 varieties of flora. Housed inside Southeast Asia’s largest indoor skylit atrium, this piece of 21-storey-tall architectural design will take your breath away. Adding to all that is its eco-conscious practices – and we’re sold. At this sustainable hotel, green perks include reusable glass bottles in each room, as well as motion sensors that enable intelligent temperature control for energy efficiency.
Book your stay at Parkroyal Collection Marina Bay online.
2. Purana Suite Ubud, Indonesia
Did someone say the beach? Bali is at the top of our list, of course. Book a stay at Purana Suite Ubud for a guilt-free resort vacation that’s kind to the environment. Fun fact: each building is designed around the rare trees in the surrounding landscape. This commitment to preserve nature has resulted in a beautiful tropical space featuring pockets of foliage, natural finished teak wood, and natural stones. Settle into the serene surroundings and take a breather within nature at this sustainable resort, where the sunsets are pretty and the cocktails are strong!
Book your stay at Purana Suite Ubud online.
3. Bomgoro Guesthouse, South Korea
For those in the pursuit of a stay that’s a little more homely, we suggest spending a night (or two) at the cosy Bomgoro Guesthouse. This bed and breakfast in Daegu is warm, welcoming, and easy on the purse strings. It’s also a planet-friendly stay that says no to common plastic items like single-use miniature body wash bottles, plastic straws, and cups. Other sustainability measures include energy-efficient lighting and water-efficient showers. And if you’re ordering up a feast, you can rest easy knowing that most of the meals at this sustainable hotel are made with locally sourced food that is kinder to the environment.
Book your stay at Bomgoro Guesthouse online.
4. Rosewood Hong Kong
Now, here’s a getaway idea that doesn’t require leaving the city. While you may know Rosewood Hong Kong for its level of luxury, did you know that it’s also at the forefront of sustainable hospitality? Its green initiatives include the introduction of vegan and environmentally friendly bathroom amenities, plus the implementation of Nordaq water filtration units at Rosewood Residences in a bid to reduce single-use water bottles. Check into its stunning suites that offer unparalleled comfort, and be sure to look out of the floor-to-ceiling windows for gorgeous views of the Victoria Harbour – a sight we’d never get tired of.
Book your stay at Rosewood Hong Kong online.
5. Kyomachiya Suite Rikyu, Japan
Picture this: you’re halfway across the world, sipping tea at a traditional holiday house nestled in a historical Japanese district. How’s that for a getaway from city life? If that sounds like a dream for your tired soul, it’s time to plan your stay at Kyomachiya Suite Rikyu, a sustainable inn that’s as quaint as it is cosy. Situated in Higashiyama, this beautifully preserved Japanese-style machiya townhouse is designed to celebrate the region’s tea culture. After all, Kyoto, where this neighbourhood is located, was where the Japanese tea ceremony was born! So while we might have to wait a little longer to visit Japan as tourists, this sustainable experience deserves to be on your travel wishlist.
Book your stay at Kyomachiya Suite Rikyu online.
Ready to take that first step towards travelling more sustainably? Browse these sustainable hotels with Booking.com and get packing for your next adventure!
This post is in partnership with Booking.com.