The Misool Foundation
- Our annual campaign -
Every booking made through Secret Retreats’ website or with the Secret Retreats Concierge will directly benefit the foundation with 2USD donated by Secret Retreats for every night booked. Thank-you for your support of this vitally important work and please click here to learn more and to perhaps make your own donation to the Misool Foundation.
Stay & Support
Book your Asian adventure, cruise in Asia or holiday or vacation in Asia and
support the Misool Foundation here.
Take your holiday or vacation in Asia and enjoy the beauty of our Asian homes and
experience the essence of Asia with Secret Retreats, safe in the knowledge that
you are supporting sustainable and responsible tourism.
The Secret Retreats pledge can be viewed here – Sustainability Pledge
All members on joining become signatories to
the Secret Retreats Sustainability Pledge (included above) and on signing they agree
to follow the best practices detailed within the pledge to ensure that their business operates in accordance with the key expectations of a responsible and sustainable tourism related business.
Each member of Secret Retreats calls Asia home and as such they are personally invested in, and passionate about, preserving both the environment and their local cultures and traditions for the generations to come – that includes generations of locals and visitors.
Sustainable and responsible actions can take many simple forms, our collection of favourite restaurants for example, the Secret Tables, are all united in their belief to support their local farmers and growers. The chef’s take a serious interest in the quality of the produce
they source and look always to source directly from the farmer or grower ensuring both clean,
chemical and pesticide free produce for their recipes and promoting sustainability by supporting
their local environment conscious farming communities.
The hoteliers too source locally to support their communities, employing locally, supporting local initiatives as well as supporting local artisans by using the artisans’ work within their hotels or promoting this work to their guests. Our hoteliers support of their local artisans
has lead to the creation of the Secret Retreats shop, an online space to promote
products grown or made in our hotelier’s communities. Hand picked teas from Darjeeling, peppercorns from Kampot, cocoa from Java, iconic flavours of Asia direct from the source, to hand woven products and ceramicware, one off pieces direct from the artists.
When travelling with Secret Retreats, your stay will support Asian communities and help to preserve their local environments, their traditional practices and their culture. Through your patronage of Secret Retreats you will be enabling farmers and fisherman to employ sustainable practices successfully in their daily work, from helping to preserve the local environment,
to supporting local artisans and traditional crafts, and keeping local communities
together through local centered and fair employment practices. . .
You will leave more than footprints when travelling Asia with Secret Retreats.
Our Members Own Actions and Initiatives
4 RIVERS FLOATING LODGE
GOLDEN BUDDHA RESORT
HOTEL TUGU LOMBOK
MISOOL ECO RESORT
MUANG LA RESORT
A simple sustainable project, local women are invited to collect the apricots in the orchard for free, which they then use to make homemade apricot jam. The hotel purchases this jam for its own use, and guests are also welcome to buy some to take home with them.