It can be hard taking time out of our busy lives to wind down and relax. Quality time spent enjoying the simple pleasures in life can rejuvenate us and help us get back in touch with who we are.
One of the best ways of relaxing is to immerse yourself in nature and get back to basics. We've gathered together a collection of unique accommodation where you can escape the stresses of every day living...
Camping on Krakatau, Java, Indonesia
To get up close and personal to nature why not climb Anak Krakatau in Java for some incredible views. Afterwards take a boat over to Legon Cabe, 'big' Krakatau, where the crew will set up your tent whilst you enjoy snorkelling on the nearby coral reef. As dusk approaches you can relax as your dinner is prepared under the stars
Find out more about camping on Krakatau or phone our specialists on 01993 838 110.
Boat Landing Guesthouse, Laos
An ideal base for relaxing and exploring the hidden north of Laos, the Boat Landing Guesthouse is located in the mountainous region of Luang Nam Tha. Perched on the river banks of the Nam Tha river, the charming wooden bungalows are scattered among lush tropical gardens and have their own verandas with river views. The guesthouse also supports and promotes many local wildlife projects in the nearby Nam Ha National Park.
Find out more about the Boat Landing Guesthouse or speak to one of our Laos specialists on 01993 838 125.
Kasbah Du Toubkal, Atlas Mountains, Morocco
Peace, tranquillity and delicious food, the recipe for ultimate relaxation in this eco friendly retreat in the stunning Atlas mountains. Located at the base of Jebel Toubkal with breathtaking 360 degree views of the peaks and valleys, this is a perfect base for exploring the surrounding mountains and getting to grips with Berber culture.
Find out more about Kasbah Du Toubkal or speak to one of our Morocco specialists on 01993 838 420.
Kenai Fjords Glacier Lodge, Alaska
Situated on the shores of a protected lagoon in full view of Pedersen Glacier, this is the only lodge located in the remote wilderness of the Kenai Fjords National Park. There are a range of activities for guests including guided hiking and whale watching, sea kayaking through the lagoon or strolling along the beachfront in search of sea lions, bald eagles and harbour seals.
Find out more about the Kenai Fjords Glacier Lodge or speak to one of our Alaska specialists on 01993 838 705.
Funzi Keys, Kenya
One of East Africa's most exclusive beach retreats, Funzi Keys consists of a couple of islands which are very remote and can only be reached from boat or air. Warm and welcoming, with every comfort you could possibly need, the beachfront and seaview cottages are tucked into the mangroves and offer jacuzzis and champagne on ice. There are plenty of water sports available as well as boat trips to the nearby Mpungati marine park where you can go diving and snorkelling.
Find out more about Funzi Keys or contact our Kenya specialists on 01993 838 510.
The Great Ocean Ecolodge, Southeast Australia
Set in 150 acres and backing onto the Otway National Park, this ecolodge incorporates wildlife care, research and education. Designed to showcase environmentally wise products and philosophies, the centre attracts naturalists who come from all parts of the world for the wildlife. Known for having one of the largest populations of koalas in Victoria, the centre also looks after injured and orphaned wildlife so you're more than likely to meet baby kangaroos and koalas at close quarters.
Find out more about the Great Ocean Ecolodge or speak to one of our Australia specialists on 01993 838 810.
Manafiafy Beach and Rainforest Lodge, Madagascar
Manafiafy is in a truly tranquil setting of azure blue seas, distant mountains and lush verdant forests. The lodge is made from natural materials, the electricity and water are 100% solar powered and all the bungalows have en suite facilities. Outside there is a large terrace with sun beds, an outdoor shower and a hammock. It is easy to relax and wind down here, with meals usually made up of fresh seafood and plenty of activities for the restless such as swimming, snorkelling, rainforest walks and whale watching in season.
Find out more about Manafiafy Beach or contact one of our Madagascar specialists on 01993 838 585.
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