Head out to the Cajueiro Homestead in Valpoi for an authentic eco experience in the midst of a 25 acre working cashew plantation also filled with jackfruit, papaya, guava, mango, lemon, coconut and jamun trees

Responsible tourism is the new normal, with sustainable vacation homes in picturesque Goa.

The opulence and charisma of the State of Goa for its beauty is unmatched. The green ecosystem of Goa inherits the gift of nature in the form of dense forest cover in the western ghats, home to many species of flora and fauna, and the natural water sources and landscapes. While maintaining the richness of the ecosystem, eco-tourism in Goa is strongly increasing its footprint. As a result, Goa has a beautiful spread of eco-resorts and homestays that bring you closer to nature. It’s time that we all embrace living in nature and with nature. And these retreats are standing example of possibility of sustainable living.

Wildernest Nature Resort, as the name suggests, is an eco-stay located amidst the tranquil wilderness of North Goa. It stands on the sound principle of ‘minimal interference’. The resort supports and sustains one of India’s first and finest private sanctuaries that comprises 700 acres of biologically diverse evergreen forests of the Western Ghats, high altitude grassland ecosystems, waterfalls, and caves.

Capella Forest Retreat and Homestay is an eco-homestay mindfully built to be inclusive rather than exclusive with nature. It is a minimal waste premise; following zero plastic use, and are consciously trying to abide by the pro-environment regulations. The eco-homestay aims to inspire the guests that living a ‘conscious or sustainable lifestyle’ is possible anywhere, even in the cities. Nestled amidst the lush green hills of Netravali in South Goa, The Postcard Hideaway is the property to check into if you want to enjoy a slice of calm and serene Goa. Built on the sustainability concept, the resort has 20 wood cabins spread around 20 acres of property, and you get to be in a peaceful space while absorbing the lushness of the sanctuary.

Sustainability can be a way of life. The eco-stays in Goa are an exemplary model of living with nature

The Red Crab Eco Resort at Cabo De Rama is built with eco-friendly materials and overlooks the beautiful Arabian Sea. With a 360-degree breathtaking view of the ocean, the property aims to minimise its carbon footprint by using as many eco-conscious practises as possible.

Nature is luxury itself at the Wildernest Nature Resort, Goa. The view of Chorla Ghats during the monsoon season is soul touching

The Cabo Serai Eco Resort in Canaguinim is the second-to-last destination resort. Every element of the property, from its design and architecture to the food, is an attempt to create a conscious and nature-inclusive experience for the guests.

Several other properties offer unique eco-stay options in Goa, a trend that is catching on as travellers become more discerning with their choices. Mangaal Farmstay at Quepem offers a simple and farm-to-table culinary experiences whereas Bhakti Kutir, a health and nature resort offers a stay in unique cabanas built using local materials like rice straw and bamboo.

These stays will send you home with great memories, accompanied with a feel-good factor of vacationing responsibly.

Author: Planet Goa Team
For us at Planet-Goa, our team is driven by that feeling of exhilaration that one gets when discovering that something ‘unique’ and ‘new’ about Goa for our ever-so-discerning readers.

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