Whether you’re a trained deep-sea diver or a recreational snorkeling enthusiast, here are great watery choices for a vacation getaway:
At The Ritz-Carlton, Koh Samui in Thailand, injured fish rescued by area fishermen populate the property’s Swim Reef. Along with the recuperating fish, the water includes cat sharks, sea cucumbers and sea anemones. The property’s Swim Reef Specialist guides guests in holding sea cucumbers, feeding the sea life and facilitating a 30-minute swim reef experience.
Robin Pope Safaris’ Pumulani Beach Lodge in the hills above Lake Malawi in the country of Malawi offers some of the most renowned freshwater diving on the planet. The lake’s deep water — dubbed the “lake of the stars” by explorer David Livingstone — covers boat wrecks and rock canyons, while activities include night dives, waterskiing, sailing, kayaking and sunset cruises in the lodge’s hand-built dhow.
Embark on a seven-night cruise to the Galapagos Islands with Quasar Expeditions and sail aboard one of two renovated yachts: the M/V Evolution or the M/Y Grace. The Grace has a fun history: It was a wedding gift from Aristotle Onassis to Prince Rainer and Princess Grace Kelly of Monaco. In the water, marvel at species, including Rainbow Basslet, Red-lipped Batfish, Bloody Frogfish, Pacific Seahorse and Galapagos Clingfish, or watch for schools of barracudas, bonitos, eagle rays and hammerheads.
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As another phenomenal year of travel comes to an end, it’s time, as always, for Global Traveler to celebrate and award those who do it best as we announce the 2023 winners of the GT Tested Reader Survey awards. But that's not the only cause for celebration here: We've hit another major milestone, as this marks our 20th year honoring the best of the best inn world of travel!
The highly anticipated GT Tested Reader Survey has more reason to celebrate in 2024 than ever before. This year marks the 20th anniversary of our GT Tested Reader Survey awards, with many of the winning brands earning milestone accolades for years of dedicated and consistent service.
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Global Traveler Announces the Winners of the 2023 Outstanding Diversity & Inclusion in Travel Awards
For its third year, Global Traveler awards the airline, cruise line and hotel brand best representing diversity, equity and inclusion within the travel industry. Over the past year Global Traveler analyzed many airlines, cruise lines and hotel brands to determine which companies prove most committed to changing the world through diversity and inclusion.
The Mondrian Bordeaux Les Carmes recently opened in Bordeaux’s elegant Chartrons district, bringing 97 upscale rooms to France’s southwestern city. Occupying a 19th-century house that once held the wine cellars of Maison Calvet, the hotel marks Mondrian’s first European property for celebrated Japanese chef Masaharu Morimoto, who helms the menu and concept for the hotel’s restaurant, Morimoto Bordeaux.
Experience the life-changing destination of Greece by exploring its island gems in the Ionian Sea. Scattered off the western coastline of Central Greece, to the south of Peloponnese, the Ionian Islands are an island group comprising large and small islands.
London welcomes its newest boutique hotel just in time for the holiday season. The Chelsea Townhouse, located on Chelsea’s exclusive Cadogan Gardens, sits within proximity to its sister hotel, 11 Cadogan Gardens, and joins the Iconic Luxury Hotels portfolio.