Stargaze at an eco-friendly paradiseDana Biosphere Reserve, Jordan
Laze on a roof terrace in the darkness of the desert and gaze at the Milky Way. A day’s walk from the village of Dana, or a 20-minute four-wheel-drive ride from the nearest road, Feynan eco-lodge blends modern comfort with planet-friendly practices, landing it a plum spot on National Geographic’s list of the globe's top 25 eco-lodges. There’s wi-fi in the lobby, its solar-powered ensuites are serviced with natural spring water and flickering candles illuminate the lodge after sundown.
Spend your days exploring the region with local Bedouin guides who know the lay of the Dana Biosphere Reserve in which the lodge sits, visiting archaeological sites, including a copper mine dating back thousands of years. But there are plenty of other activities besides: take a cooking class, go mountain biking or simply lounge on one of the terraces with a good book and a spot of qahwa sadad, or cardamom-infused coffee. By nightfall devour a three-course vegetarian buffet dinner, brimming with local produce, before bedding down in your deliciously simple room.
- Three meals inclusive per day
- Multilingual staff
- A library lounge with boardgames
- A shop selling wares made by local artisans
- Children’s activities
- A variety of hikes available
- A panoramic rooftop terrace
Rooms from about US$200, including meals.