Written by: Jey Chang
Published: 27 June 2019
Go on holiday and give back to the local community at a property that makes philanthropic projects a priority. The warm feeling you get from your break will last long after it's over.
As compiled by international luxury travel agency, Lightfoot Travel.
HELP THE COMMUNITY AT NIHI SUMBA ISLAND, INDONESIA
The spa at Nihi Sumba (c) Jason Childs
Nihi Sumba is an exclusive hideaway with a big heart. Its Sumba Foundation is committed to lessening the consequences of poverty on the island by providing village-based projects, such as establishing access to clean water and creating educational programmes. Explore the great outdoors and join local community projects like serving lunch at a primary school and visiting clinics and farms.
MAKE A CONTRIBUTION AT ANGAMA MARA, KENYA
A lion on the landing strip at Angama Mara (c) Angama Mara
Enjoy a unique and romantic safari experience at Angama Mara while contributing to the Angama Foundation, which aims to help the neighbouring communities, wildlife and land through education - offering necessities for local schools; healthcare - facilitating the provision of medicine and skilled medical advice; and conservation - working with the Mara Conservancy to ensure the longevity of the Mara Triangle.
Overwater villa at Song Saa (c) Reto Guntli
Head to the luxury eco-retreat of Song Saa island on the Koh Rong archipelago where you can help to monitor marine life and learn about sustainable tourism from the expert staff biologists. On top of this Ocean Stewardship Programme, their Song Saa Foundation also aims to preserve the natural environment on land and improve the welfare of local communities.
Quadbiking in Peru (c) Hotel Sol y Luna
Join the activities at Hotel Sol y Luna and all proceeds go towards The Sol y Luna Association, which is committed to making a change in the lives of the children of the Sacred Valley through holistic education. Try something new like quad biking, kayaking, or embarking on a culinary adventure for a break with benefits.