Travelers increasingly consider their environmental footprint when making travel plans, and with more eco-lodges popping up around the world, that proves easy to do. Here we take a look at a handful of the best eco-lodges around the world, starting in Costa Rica. The Central American country’s commitment to become carbon-neutral makes it one of the greenest countries on Earth.
Senda Monteverde Hotel features 24 modern rooms and suites in bungalows dotted throughout the grounds, all with locally sourced amenities and open-air porches. The hotel’s proximity to the neighboring Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Preserve and Aguti Wildlife Reserve makes hiking trails, bird-watching and immersing yourself in nature easily accessible.
In Upala, luxurious accommodations blend effortlessly with pristine landscapes at ORIGINS Lodge. Six spacious one-bedroom lodges and the three-bedroom Villa Vertigo feature private hot plunge pools and captivating views. Michelin-starred chef Jean-Luc L’Hourre oversees dining, working alongside Costa Rican chef Manuel Marroquin to create dishes that delight the tastebuds.
Sacha Lodge, set on 5,000 acres in the heart of Ecuador’s Amazon Basin, proves ideal for nature enthusiasts, bird-watchers and adventurers alike. Join one of the local guides and discover the native wildlife, including eight species of monkeys, anteaters, three-toed sloths and much more. Back at the lodge, relax in luxurious accommodations and dine on extraordinary cuisine.
When it opened in 1965, Outer Shores Lodge was one of the first eco-lodges on Canada’s Pacific Coast. Now the lodge looks forward to welcoming guests again this spring to Vancouver Island and the traditional territory of the Huu-ay-aht First Nation. Make yourself at home in the main lodge or in one of two cabins.
In the Aysén Region of Chile you’ll find Melimoyu Lodge. Surrounded by temperate rain forests, rivers and lakes, the lodge offers a terrific destination for fly-fishing, hiking, horseback riding and other outdoor activities. Refresh in the comfortable luxury of one of the lodge’s four guestrooms and get ready for another day in Patagonian paradise.
Greenough, Montana, 35 miles northeast of Missoula, boasts the green o, a sophisticated adults-only woodland hideaway with just 12 design-forward luxury “Haus” accommodations. The Tree hauses, elevated above the forest floor, include rooftop decks in the tree canopy. A range of outdoor pursuits and more than 100 miles of trails await exploration.
Situated deep within the Scottish Highlands, just steps from many lakes and mountains, lies 57 Nord. This collection of two design-led boutique hideaways blends the region’s Norse-Gael heritage by incorporating Scottish craftsmanship, modern Scandinavian design and panoramic views into both structures.
Sweet tea. Soul food. Y'all. Sound familiar? Though these words and phrases are commonly associated with the South, it's understood in any language. If you're seeking a city abroad that will enchant you, capture your attention from start to finish and welcome everyone as family, we cordially invite you to visit Savannah.
Oslo’s Art Deco connections just grew stronger with the opening of Sommerro, housed within a historic building in the city’s West End neighborhood of Frogner. The structure itself was once the location of the city’s original electrical company, Oslo Lysverker. The conversion to urban, luxury lodging features 231 guestrooms, 56 residences, seven restaurant and bar options, and meeting and event spaces for up to 150 people. There’s also a 100-seat gilded theater and expansive wellness space, including a full-service gym and Oslo’s first, year-round rooftop pool, sauna and terrace.
Key West International Airport recently held a groundbreaking ceremony to mark the start of its $100 million expansion. Roman Gastesi, administrator, Monroe County; Richard Strickland, director of airports; and others attended the ceremony and outlined details of the Concourse A terminal expansion project.
When American travelers make plans to visit Portugal, Lisbon is usually their first stop.
Adventure tour operator Explore Worldwide recently conducted a study to find the most underrated travel experiences around the world. The operator analyzed more than 350 lesser-known destinations and experiences across more than 130 countries, ranking them based on how high its Trip Advisor score fared against how many people actually reviewed the activity and how many Google searches the experience received.
Lodging and hospitality company Angama announced the November 2023 opening of Angama Amboseli, an intimate, 10-suite lodge set in Kenya’s private, 5,700-acre Kimana Sanctuary, against the iconic backdrop of Mount Kilimanjaro, located just across the border in Tanzania.
IHG® Hotels & Resorts certainly has a lot to celebrate, starting with an incredible growth story. Over the past five years, IHG has acquired or launched six new brands: Six Senses® Hotels Resorts Spas, Regent® Hotels & Resorts, Vignette™ Collection, voco™ hotels, avid® hotels and Atwell Suites™. Most recently, IHG reached an important milestone with its 6,000th open hotel. The company looks to further expand its portfolio by 30 percent with 1,800 hotels in the development pipeline, with significant focus on growth in the luxury segment where IHG is positioned as one of the top two hotel chains.
There is nothing better than the gift of travel. Instead of giving your loved ones material items, give them an experience they will never forget. This year, Emerald Cruises offers excellent Black Friday deals on Europe and Southeast Asia river cruises, as well as on the latest collection of luxury ocean yacht sailings on Emerald Azzurra and Emerald Sakara.