Category Archives: The Caribbean

Green & Chic ~ Maroma Resort, Riviera Maya, Mexico

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The Maroma Resort is a top class resort, built in the style of the old Mexican haciendas. The hotel is made up of a series of huts with roofs made of palm leaves. The resort set along 25 acres of beachfront on Mexico’s Riviera Maya, just a 20 minute taxi ride from the Cancun airport.

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The Great Blue Hole in the middle of the ocean

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The Great Blue Hole is geographical phenomenon situated 60 miles off the mainland of Belize. There are numerous blue holes around the world but none as stunning as this one. The whole is part of the Lighthouse Reef System and lies approximately 60 miles off the mainland out of Belize City. The centre of the hole is very large, almost perfect circular hole, approximately one quarter of mile (4km across). Inside the hole the water is 480 feet (145 m) deep.

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A European castle ruins in the Caribbean. You’ll never guess where.

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When you talk about images that don’t seem to fit a certain location, very few places on the planet will top this sight. A castle modeled after the classic European ones, even the setting’s the same, perched on a hilltop overlooking. From where the royals can oversee all their subjects. But one main difference, the castle overlooks… tropical canopies of the Caribbean. The castle ruin dates from early 1800s, in the most random country… Haiti! One of the poorest countries in the Caribbean. Welcome to a truly unique castle ruin, The Palace of Sans-Souci, not the famous one outside Potsdam in Germany, but the Haiti-version.

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Green & Chic ~ Tiamo Resort, South Andros Island, The Bahamas

By Unique Travel Destinations | June 21, 2009

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While some resorts merely pretend to be eco resorts, Tiamo Resort on Andros Island in The Bahamas is the real deal. In 2008 it had the distinction of being the only 100% solar-powerd resort in the western hemisphere.

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Luxury Hotels with a Heart and Helping Hand

By Joe Yogerst | www.eHotelier.com | June 5, 2008

When the Anantara Golden Triangle resort started an elephant sanctuary in northern Thailand five years ago, its creators never imagined that the project would evolve from an environmental effort and tourist attraction into a milestone of hotel-sponsored humanitarian aid.

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With 160 acres of native forest and bamboo groves along the Mekong River, the posh riverside resort seemed like an ideal retirement home for elephants that were no longer needed in the nation’s logging industry. Anantara hired British wildlife expert John Roberts to create the camp and recruit the resident pachyderms. But Roberts quickly discovered that you couldn’t bring the elephants without their lifelong mahouts (trainers). And you couldn’t bring the mahouts without their families. And that you couldn’t bring the families without providing housing, schooling and medical care. Continue reading

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Unique Stay Experience ~ Tree House Hotels

By Dian Hasan | June 4, 2009

treehouse_thfoin_75605tTravelers are constantly seeking unique travel destinations, that offer uncommon experiences in exotic locations, and the opportunity to stay in unusual accommodation. Fancy a stay in a Tree House Hotel? They say any boy’s dream of a tree house never really leaves him. Here are 10 reasons that would send them packing across the world to reignite their childhood!

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