Tranquility, serenity, privacy; that is Feynan Ecolodge. This award-winning desert oasis is completely off-grid, nearly entirely self-sustainable, and set in an area boasting thousands of years of archaeological history. From candlelit banquets to organic home-grown delights; Feynan makes lux sustainable travel easy.
A huge part of Feynan’s charm of course is its idyllic, remote location. Feynan basks in the 300km sprawl of the Dana Biosphere Reserve, the only settlement in miles of mountains, mines and wildlife. Get outdoors to tour the ancient copper mines, take a cooking class, or learn how to make your own kohl make-up (Bedouin eyeliner). There’s plenty to learn and explore here, far away from the beaten path.
There’s virtually no hum of electricity here, only the odd light powered by solar panels—instead candles flicker in picturesque alcoves of your room, warmed naturally from the sun’s heat. And the low lighting makes gazing out at the Milky Way from your private balcony even more enchanting.
Why we love it
The delicious local food (ask the chefs to make you a lunchbox if you’re heading out), the jaw-dropping surroundings and the eco-friendly ethos make this a unique stay. But there’s more to it than that. Feynan Ecolodge has stories to tell. Of ancient amphitheaters and legendary caravanserai welcoming travellers on their long journey along the silk route. Gaze up at the stars, listen to its tales and you’ll be swept back through the ages.