Nuli Sapi Lodge makes 2014 top 10 eco stays

  • One of the world’s well known travel guides, Lonely Planet, has released a list of its top 10 eco-friendly hotels and hostels.  And Milne Bay’s Nuli Sapi Lodge has made the cut off at 9th place.

    Lonely Planet asked its authors and travel editors to nominate outstanding eco-friendly hotels and hostels and from an incredible array of green stays around the world, the Lonely Planet panel of experts hand-picked 10 of the best.

    Eco hotel is a hotel or accommodation that has made important environmental improvements to its structure in order to minimize its impact on the environment.

    Lonely Planet in its review described  Nuli Sapi Lodge as:

    But once there, you’ll be awestruck by the setting: Logeia Island in Milne Bay, Papua New Guinea, is a pristine area of mountainous, rainforest-covered islands, tiny traditional villages and teeming aquatic life. The bungalows themselves are simple but comfortable and made entirely of bush materials, with a veranda perched over the water.

    Travel write Regis St. Louis desribed it as:

    I love the setting of Nuli Sapi and the cosy design of the waterfront bungalows, but what captivates me the most about this place is the incredible warmth and heartfelt welcome of the islanders who live here. It’s a tough place to leave.

    While Nuli Sapi has made the top 10, there are other known Eco-lodges in Papua New Guinea that offer an unique experience for the traveller while at the same time ensuring their care and responsibility towards the community and environment they live in.

    Suki Lodge in Kiunga is one such example. With its near decade of operation, Suki Eco-Lodge provides the best in freshwater game fishing for barramundi and Papuan black bass.

    Another classic example is Ambua Lodge in Tari. Nestled amongst the Doma Peaks near Tari, almost 7000 feet above sea level,  Ambua Lodge is an award-winning eco-friendly lodge boasting magnificent views of the Tari Valley below. Tari is home of the Huli clan with their human hair wigs adorned with colourful bird of paradise features. Recipient of the 1991 Pacific Asia Travel Association’s Pacific Heritage Award, which sighted Ambua Lodge as a superb example of culturally sensitive and ecologically responsible tourism.

    And in the New Ireland Province of Papua New Guinea is Nusa Island Retreat.  Situated on Nusa Island, the Retreat is low impact and eco-sensitive with accommodation in the form of traditional island style bungalows. Most of the bungalows are set on the water’s edge an all have great views.

    You can read more of Lonely Planet’s review here

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