Situated on a pristine surf break in quiet Playa Guiones, the Harmony Hotel describes itself as “the perfect place to get in touch with your natural rhythm.” At this sustainable property, guests can mingle with howler monkeys and hummingbirds. The front desk can arrange tours such as a sea turtle excursion or horseback riding on the beach.
Florida’s Crystal River is a winter refuge for endangered manatees. The on-site dive shop at this eco-friendly resort offers snorkeling excursions into the area’s two major manatee hubs, Kings Spring and Three Sisters Springs. “Swim with the manatees” packages start at $112 per person per night. Click here to watch a video on the experience of swimming with the manatees.
The only hotel located within Brazil’s Iguassu National Park, Belmond Hotel das Cataratas is just a short stroll from stunning Iguassu Falls. The luxury hotel offers a variety of activities including guided walking excursions, rafting, and helicopter rides.
Surrounded by the Sciliar/Schlern-Catinaccio/Rosengarten nature park, this hotel is located in the old town center of Siusi/Seis. The hotel provides hiking enthusiasts with equipment such as maps and hiking poles. It offers guided hikes during the summer and guided snow shoe excursions during the winter.
The award-winning Three Camel Lodge is built in the heart of the Gobi according to environmentally and culturally sustainable development guidelines. Guests sleep in deluxe gers (circular tents) that offer an authentic taste of Mongolian culture. The Dino House, built in the architectural style of a traditional Mongolian temple, has games and a small library. In the evenings, travelers can enjoy music and dance performances.
This eco-friendly resort located in Australia’s Cairns Highlands region is set in 100 acres of rainforest that is strictly for the use of the hotel’s guests. Guests can stay in one of six tree houses or the Rainforest Unit attached to the main building.
Located in a historic building that dates back to the 1930s, Giraffe Manor describes itself as “the only hotel in the world where you can eat breakfast with giraffe.” The luxurious property is home to a herd of Rothschild giraffes, which often visit the Manor in the mornings and evenings to greet guests.