From Swedish teepees to Marlon Brando’s solar-powered island: The most magnificent eco-lodges in the world revealed

Sustainable tourism’ once stood for a few rustic hotels scattered around the world.

It’s since had a somewhat glamorous overhaul, with lavish and diverse lodges popping up in destinations near and far, from the northernmost snowy reaches of Sweden to the forests of Madagascar. 

To that end, National Geographic has announced its 21 Places to Stay if You Care About the Planet list, highlighting the eco escapes that are leading the way in terms of sustainability – without scrimping on luxury.

The Brando, for example, in French Polynesia, is late actor Marlon Brando’s eco-dream brought to life; a stunning private island run on 100 per cent renewable energy sources, including solar power and coconut oil. 

Head off to Vietnam and lose yourself at the breathtaking Topas Ecolodge in Sa Pa, which organises special treks into Hoang Lien National Park, a global biodiversity hotspot.

Here, MailOnline Travel has rounded up ten of the collection’s most wanderlust-worthy lodges from every corner of the planet.

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