The official top ten
Eco Retreats

With changing attitudes and ever-growing environmental awareness, an increasing number of travellers are opting to minimise their carbon footprint and like to know that they are staying in properties that take their social and environmental responsibilities seriously. Our Top Ten properties manage to combine luxury experiences with sensible sustainability.


Song Saa Private Island Resort

  Song Saa Private Island Resort is one of Ampersand's Top 10 Beach Hotels and our Top 10 Eco RetreatsThis ground-breaking luxury villa resort is as environmentally friendly as they come and...


Inle Princess Resort

  Inle Princess Resort is one of Ampersand's Top 10 Eco Retreats This peaceful family owned resort is the perfect base for exploring Burma's (Myanmar's) stunning Inle Lake. Jutting over the eastern...



  Ulagalla is one of Ampersand's Top 10 Eco Retreats. Arguably the top property in Anuradhapura, this sophisticated hotel is formed of 25 spacious villas scattered around 60 acres of natural...


Galapita Eco Lodge

  Galapita Eco Lodge is one of Ampersand's Top 10 Eco Retreats. If you have a sense of adventure and have dreamed of sleeping under the stars, then this is the...


Misool Eco Resort

  Misool Eco Resort is one of Ampersand's Top 10 Eco Retreats. A stunning eco resort on a remote private island in the scuba diving paradise of Raja Ampat. This chic...


Samode Safari Lodge

  Samode Safari Lodge is one of Ampersand's Top 10 Eco Retreats and Top 10 Safari Lodges in Asia. Committed to eco-tourism, the Samode Safari Lodge uses natural materials and elements of regional art...


Soneva Kiri

  Soneva Kiri is one of Ampersand's Top 10 Eco Retreats. Opened in 2009, Soneva Kiri offers 42 pool villas set along the beach front in the lush vegetation of the...


Knai Bang Chatt

  Knai Bang Chatt is one of Ampersand's Top 10 Eco Retreats. This intimate and discreet luxury hotel is Kep's original boutique retreat, and one of Ampersand’s favourites. A short 45-minute flight from Siem...


Kingfisher Eco Lodge

  Kingfisher Eco Lodge is one of Ampersand's Top 10 Eco Retreats. This rustic family run eco lodge is situated in the wetlands of the Xi Pian National Park. The comfortable...


Muang La Lodge

  Muang La Lodge is one of Ampersand's Top 10 Eco Retreats. The delightful and intimate lodge has just 8 spacious en-suite rooms in 4 villas situated in picturesque gardens, surrounded...


Client Testimonials

Without question, you put together the best trip I have ever taken. We were shown around like visiting dignitaries, the hotels were fantastic and the itinerary was just right. Everybody I know will hear about how amazing Ampersand is!
- Leslie Siben, India
Ampersand provided a bespoke and flexible holiday, tailored to my every whim. Their highly professional staff had only one goal which was to arrange an exceptional holiday and some unforgettable experiences in India. I have no hesitation in fully recommending them and they will be the first company I approach in the future - 10/10
- Anonymous, India
Ampersand’s preparation, attention to detail and interaction before and during our trip show exactly why good travel agents have a role in today’s internet booking age. They were a delight to deal with!
- Mr David Wallace, North India
Everything you did for us whilst we were away was hugely appreciated, and Ampersand has been exemplary in every way. I'll always recommend you!
- Mr Richard Stoughton, Sri Lanka
I had a very lovely time and was looked after splendidly. My first visit to India could not have been better, save for being longer! But I shall return at some point and I shall look to you to make the arrangements.
- Matthew Nicklin, North India
I thought the Ampersand team was outstanding. We couldn’t have hoped for anything more.
- Mr Geoffrey Johnson, India
Difficult to articulate just how good the service from you and your team really was. We know you will continue to do well and hope we have the chance to seek your assistance again before long.
- Mr & Mrs Manson, North India
We had a wonderful holiday - everything was perfect. Thank you for helping us to make a thoughtful plan to enjoy and make most out of our trip. The places we visited, the guides, the transportation and driver, the hotels selected... Everything was great!
- Jaime Benitez, South India
So many highlights to choose from! The hotels were amazing but Maya Villa was a highlight… I loved just hanging out in the hammock reading my book and watching the peacocks chase the cows!
- Krista Weir, Sri Lanka
I would recommend Ampersand without any hesitation!!! The best travel agent that I’ve ever had. Everything – from the individual care and attention in planning the trip, through to the efficiency of the agents on the ground in India – was handled brilliantly. An absolutely first-class service all round!
- Matthew Annable, Rajasthan, India

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