The opportunity to observe the natural world is top of the list on many people’s dream holiday checklist. Beneath the ocean’s surface beckons the chance to witness a mesmeric world of coral reef and tropical fish of all shapes, sizes and colours. On the beach, sea turtles trundle in from the ocean to lay their eggs and children collect pretty seashells to show their parents. Further inland, the hypnotic sounds of the rainforest draw mountain bikers and hikers into a captivating realm of exotic birds, unusual insects and entrancing flora.
These resorts are all perfect getaways for those of us that want to immerse ourselves in the natural world, whether that means finding the most perfect beach imaginable or going on the outdoor adventure of a lifetime.
As the Caribbean’s only historic plantation house on a beach, Nisbet Plantation Beach Club combines colonial grandeur with laid-back beach life. A few mornings a week, hotel managers Tim and Tina Thuell lead guests on a five-mile walk through the resort’s surroundings, passing by colourful homes, thriving vegetation and even some of the local wildlife. It’s a fantastic start to the day rounded off with a delicious poolside breakfast.
7 nights from £1,649 per person sharing a Superior Room including breakfast.
EXCLUSIVE OFFER: Private beach dining experience for two
STAY: 01 Jun – 31 Oct 2018
Mauritius is well known for its luxury resorts of the kind that deliver a level of service and comfort second to none. Shangri-La’s Le Touessrok Resort & Spa manages to encapsulate this ultra-luxury experience beautifully. The natural environment goes some way in helping them achieve that sought-after ‘wow factor’ – where better to perch themselves than on the white sands of the
celebrated Trou d’Eau Douce Bay with their own private islet extending into the brilliance of the sapphire sea.
7 nights from £1,539 per person sharing a Deluxe Ocean View Room including breakfast.
EXCLUSIVE OFFER: Save up to 40% plus a complimentary spa treatment
STAY: 08 Jan – 20 Dec 2018
With a history dating all the way back to 1687, Montpelier Plantation & Beach is saturated with character and has to be one of the most atmospheric hotels in the Caribbean. The hotel was built around the remains of an 18th-century sugar plantation and boasts knockout views of Mount Nevis, especially from its mosaic-tiled swimming pool. There are 60 acres of lush tropical
gardens to explore on the estate, and a shuttle bus takes you directly to the hotel’s own private beach, complete with its own beach bar, cabanas and loungers.
7 nights from £1,565 per person sharing a Premier Room including breakfast.
EXCLUSIVE OFFER: Save up to 30%
STAY: 01 Mar – 30 Apr 2018
The cheerful melody of bird song and the chirruping of tree frogs provide a natural musical backdrop to Anse Chastanet, a resort where the focus is on exploring your natural surroundings and enjoying the multitude of outdoor activities on offer. Nestled into a carpet of dense rainforest and based on the beachfront, this 600-acre resort is the perfect retreat from which to escape the rest of the world. Some of the most spectacular underwater scenery in Saint Lucia can be found in the award-winning marine reserve just ten yards beyond Anse Chastanet’s shoreline.
7 nights from £1,699 per person sharing a Standard Garden View Room including breakfast.
EXCLUSIVE OFFER: Save 35% plus receive a $100 resort credit per room
STAY: 01 Jan – 21 Dec 2018
Coco Bodu Hithi is a blissful utopia encircled by the translucent shimmer of the Indian Ocean. It’s so relaxed here that the island even runs by its own time zone so you can fit an extra hour into the day. You’ll be in awe of the diverse marine life that’s always close by – sea turtles, manta rays, octopus, pods of dolphins, and brightly-coloured shoals of tropical fish call this place home. You can gain a fascinating insight into the underwater environment with the resident marine biologist who leads diving and snorkelling tours.
7 nights from £1,999 per person sharing a Water Villa on Full Board.
EXCLUSIVE OFFER: Save up to 40% plus complimentary Full Board and a Villa upgrade
STAY: 08 Jan – 30 Sep 2018
Reconnect with nature at this most natural of Maldives resorts, replete with lush, tropical vegetation, glorious white sands and turquoise water. Set in a designated UNESCO biosphere reserve, this environmentally-conscious resort places a huge emphasis on sustainable tourism, with their own marine biology team on site that assist with conservation efforts in the surrounding waters. Look out for manta rays, turtles and a mind-boggling amount of fish of all shapes and sizes swimming in the crystalline lagoon.
7 nights from £1,635 per person sharing a Beach Villa on All-Inclusive.
EXCLUSIVE OFFER: Save up to 40% plus complimentary All-Inclusive and a villa upgrade
STAY: 08 Jan – 30 Sep 2018
All prices include flights, transfers and the use of a UK airport lounge.
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