We are delighted to be nominated again for this years:

Wild Asia Award

and the

Virgin Responsible Tourism Award

Thank you to all of you you nominated Sarinbuana Eco Lodge for these awards which create an international bench mark for Eco Tourism

We are happy to join with Greenleave Netherlands. Please have a look at their website for Green places to stay.

We were honored to be the feature of a one hour travel documentary to be shown on NTV5 documentaryCanada and TV5 Monde (French TV network) called “Partir Autrement” (Off the Beaten Path).

This was the last episode in a popular 3 year series, which circled the globe looking at eco-lodges, specifically those, which value their environment and work with their communities.

The crew spent 3 hectic days filming the Eco Lodge,  its people and environs. They particularly wanted to know what impact the Eco Lodge has had on the community, and it was very heartening to hear different people’s impressions of the benefits that our little business has brought to the area.

It was great to have feedback from a very appreciative, and well-traveled film crew who were full of praise for the Eco Lodge and what we’re doing here.  They genuinely loved the place and apparently, we stack up very well against other eco lodges .around the world.

Look out for us in May 2011. Drop us an email if you happen to catch it! It is possible to watch episodes which are already being aired on TV5 on the following website: www.partirautrement.tv5.ca


eco win

We are happy to announce that we have won the 2010 Wild Asia Responsible Tourism Award in the Small to Mid-size accommodation.

Norm & I returned from Singapore after receiving the award which regonises responsible Tourism operators in 11 South East Asian countries.

Nominations come from:  Malaysia, Indonesia, Maldives, Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, Singapore, Laos, Sri lanka, Philippines & India.

We are grateful to Wild Asia operating as the only organisation in the region to acknowledge and verify credible Responsible Tourism.

We would like to encourage all RT operators to submit their applications for next years awards, in support of Responsible Tourism.

and also we would really like to bring the awards to Bali next year Oct 2011, so we can highlight and promote responsible Tourism.

The award ceremony needs a Green Globe sponsor to accommodate speakers and hold the awards in a conference center… come on all you Green Globe hotels in Nusa Dua and kuta lets see some commitment and promotional rewards for you Responsible Tourism practices!

For those looking for a quiet retreat into nature before or after the Bali Spirit Festival 23 -27th March 2011, we still have double and larger group bungalows available.

We are 1  1/2 hours from Ubud and can transfer you to or from the Festival.

Come and feel the local Balinese culture without the influence of mass tourism…