In the eyes of Green Global Travel, we make the top 10 most romantic places that they have ever stayed! Written by Bret Love and Mary Gabbett, this is what they had to say:
When some people hear that we’re into ecotourism, they assume we’re sleeping in tents, using composting toilets, and volunteering on organic farms. All these elements are part of the broad spectrum of sustainable travel, but our trips tend to be a more balanced marriage of rugged outdoor adventure by day and eco-luxury comfort by night. When we DO sleep in tents, it tends to be “glamping” in yurts with king-sized beds, solar-powered ceiling fans/heating, and stunning views of some gorgeous natural attraction. With Valentine’s Day approaching, we thought it would be fun to take a look at some of the most romantic places we’ve ever stayed, from classic hotspots such as Tahiti and the Caribbean to unconventional accommodations in Chile, South Africa, and even our native Georgia.
LONDOLOZI GAME RESERVE (South Africa)
Just how much did I love this private game reserve on the fringe of Kruger National Park? So much so that, if my child had been a boy, I wanted to name him Londolozi (Zulu for “protector of all living things”). I’ve written before about how this remarkable resort influenced my interest in/understanding of ecotourism. But I neglected to mention how posh the place is, from the remarkable twice-daily safari drives and memorable “sundowners” (sunset picnics involving stiff drinks and finger foods) to romantic dinners in the torch-lit boma. But the gigantic rooms themselves are also a huge draw, with private porches offering exceptional views of the South African savannah and the cornucopia of wildlife that inhabits it.
The other properties on the list were:
Barnsley Gardens resort (Georgia)
Four Seasons Resort (Bora Bora)
Islas Secar Resort (Panama)
Kura Design Villas (Costa Rica)
Ottley’s Plantation Inn (St. Kitts)
Patagonia Camp (Chile)
Shangri’la (Hawaii’s Big Island)
Velero Beach Resort (Dominican Republic)
Villas Flamingos (Mexico)
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