Andaman Discoveries Blog
Monday, March 23, 2009
What makes an ecolodge more than just another hotel?
Experiences in Thailand
By Leslie Welshimer
|The Koh Ra Ecolodge experience begins with a scenic boat ride.|
There are seemingly endless options available on where to get some much-needed z’s while traveling. One option is to select an ecolodge for your accommodations. So, what makes an ecolodge different from any other hotel?
|Our bungalow was reached by walking along a peaceful path.|
An ecolodge is defined on encyclopedia.com as a, “Type of tourist accommodation designed to have the least possible impact on the natural environment in which it is situated.”
I had never stayed at an ecolodge before three friends and I traveled to Koh Ra Ecolodge. The only way to Koh Ra is by boat, which is about a 20-minute trip from Kuraburi Pier. The lack of easy access to Koh Ra enhances its isolation, giving the feeling of escaping to a hidden paradise.
|Sea kayaking offers a different perspective of Koh Ra.|
|Relaxing is a task achieved easily with the sound of the sea and cozy hammocks.|
Koh Ra offers numerous special packages for activities like diving. Rates may vary depending on season and occupancy.
|An organic garden provides fresh produce and a volunteer opportunity for guests.|
The Andaman Discoveries' team can book your stay at Koh Ra Ecolodge.
To arrange accommodation at an ecolodge near you, visit Responsible Travel.
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