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Sleek & Chic ~ Shangri-La Villingili, The Maldives

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At the southernmost point in The Maldives, just below the equator, lies Addu Atoll and, within it, the island of Villingili. That’s where Shangri-La Villingili has opened its newest resort, a 142-villa affair that utilizes the country’s crystal clear waters regardless of where on the island you stay. The coral-laden sea is most obvious from 60 waterfront villas that extend out over a lagoon where hawksbill turtles frolic alongside swimming guests.

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Eco Rustic ~ El Sanctuario Retreat Center, Loreto, Baja California, Mexico

El Sanctuario Eco Retreat_BC_MX_2261598869_aa679aba7cFew places in the world can boast such beauty and diversity as Baja California in Northwestern Mexico. From organ pipe cacti to gray whales, ancient rock paintings to small fishing villages, and desert mountains to the diverse sea of Cortez, Baja provides an unforgettable international travel experience. Exploring by kayak is one of the best ways to appreciate the natural beauty and get personal with this stunning landscape. And then there is the equally rugged accommodation, El Santuario Retreat Center that offers a unique experience of rest, healing, and exploration on a serene sandy cove where the Baja desert meets the Sea of Cortez.

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Derawan Island: Turtle Sanctuary off the Eastern Coast of Borneo

By Dian Hasan | July 9, 2009

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Photo: Cipto Aji Gunawan

As the world’s largest archipelago, Indonesia has long been on any diving aficionado’s must-do list. Home to some of the most amazing dive sites in the world, with a rich marine life to match. And considered by many to be the best place to see turtles, and experience your own personal close encounter with this sea creature that carries its dwelling with them wherever they go. Here’s a look at the prime turtle watching spot in Derawan Island, off the coast of eastern Kalimantan (Borneo).

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World’s Richest Marine Life in Raja Ampat, West Papua

Underwater photographer, Sterling Zumbrunn of Conservation International, takes you to one of his favor marine destinations, Raja Ampat, Indonesia. Explore the rich marine biodiversity with someone who knows this underwater world inside and out.

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