Daily Archives: July 8, 2009

Eco Rustic ~ Nirvana Laut Resort, Karimun Jawa, Central Java, Indonesia

Nirvana Laut_Karimun Java_coral_reefThe moment you set foot on Nirvana Laut Private Island Resort and observe the lush green rainforest overhanging the wide open beaches, you’ll wonder why it took you so long to find this place. Very few places in Indonesia can match such harmony with nature. Karimun Jawa is an archipelago of 69 islands in the Java Sea, Indonesia, approximately 80 kilometers Northwest of the coastal city of Jepara, just outside the state capital of Central Java province, Semarang. Continue reading

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Eco Rustic ~ Pulau Macan, Thousand Islands, Jakarta Bay, Indonesia

By Unique Travel Destinations | July 8, 2009

Pulau Macan_Jkt_1Macan means tiger in Indonesian, and is also used to describe something magnificent, borrowing the qualities of the regal tiger. An apt way indeed to describe what is probably Jakarta’s best-kept secret, Pulau Macan (Tiger Island) Eco Resort. A tropical isle that would not look out of place in idyllic Maldives or Tahiti, sits on Jakarta’s doorstep, 1.5 hours away by speed boat.

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Eco Rustic ~ Kri Eco Resort, Kri Island, Raja Ampat, West Papua, Indonesia

By Unique Travel Destinations | July 7, 2009

Kri Eco Resort_Kri Island_Raja Ampat_W Papua_42830e8b713938272ed2acaa3ac39542There are still places in the far corners of the world where one will find nature at its glorious best, unspoiled and untouched by modern civilization. Kri Eco Resort is one such place, where few travelers venture and those lucky few who do, are afforded some of nature’s most amazing underwater sights. West Papua is, after all, one of the wildest and least explored dive areas in the world. And for avid divers familiar with diving in Indonesia, diving in West Papua is far superior to Wakatobi, Bali, Komodo, Kalimantan, Manado, and other areas of Sulawesi.

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Green & Chic ~ Rodavento Boutique Hotel, Valle de Bravo, Mexico

By Unique Travel Destinations | July 7, 2009

Roda Vento_MX_200712_ss_valle_bravo_1The greatest reward in travel must certainly be the end destination that surpasses expectation. This best portrays Rodavento Boutique Hotel, a truly unexpected charming boutique hotel set in a tranquil garden setting, a 2-hour drive from the chaotic megalopolis of Mexico City. A welcome departure from Mexico’s fabulous offerings of beach-oriented resorts and charming haciendas in Colonial Towns. Designed by Mexico City-based Gomez Cespo Arquitectos, Rodavento lies in Valle de Bravo, a lush mountain valley that is far enough from Mexico City to give it its own brand of tranquility.

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