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.
Nashville’s once-modest skyline continues to evolve as its luxury market grows. Lavish hotel properties are added to the landscape while acclaimed chefs stake claim in the robust culinary scene and premier cultural offerings round out the city’s repertoire.
Australia's Whitsunday Islands are an unimaginable destination. As many screensavers or wanderlust-worthy documentaries as you may come across of the 74 continental islands off the central coast of Queensland, located within the Great Barrier Reef
The best history and civilization museums curate and display artifacts that reflect the culture in which they were created. If the exhibits draw you in and capture your imagination for a few hours, they have fulfilled their mission. Museums dedicated to human rights, on the other hand, go further, painstakingly developing themed exhibits to encourage critical thinking through depictions of how deeply injustice, corruption and cruelty impacted a society.
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Many luxury hotels and resorts go big for Valentine’s Day, and this year is no exception. Book a stay at one of these beautiful properties and take advantage of special offers in time for the month of romance.
Awareness about fair and sustainable travel continues to grow around the globe, with travelers everywhere considering a destination’s eco-friendly options before visiting. As public consciousness for this important aspect of tourism strengthens, tourists also look beyond just ecotourism and delve deeper into types of travel that allow them to respect the local culture, interact with locals and distribute benefits fairly.
Step into downtown elegance for a romantic getaway at The Wall Street Hotel. Situated in the heart of New York City, the hotel’s Room for a Little Romance offer includes luxury accommodations for two nights, breakfast in bed for two and dinner for two at La Marchande. Dinner at La Marchande features intimate, private seating for an extra special evening.