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One&Only Reethi Rah, Maldives
Just getting away is romantic. But at the One&Only Reethi Rah, you can get further off the grid with hideaways within the resort. Private salas are scattered around the resort, perched over the Indian Ocean, so couples can canoodle post-spa or pre-dinner. Inside the spa, two private suites—accessible via a secluded walkway—allow couples to get
Perched one hundred metres above the Indian Ocean on the southern coast of Bali, lies the Alila Villas Uluwatu, a new resort opening in April.
Built with Environmentally Sustainable (ESD) certification in mind, the resort’s attention to water conservation, recycling and energy have gained it Bali’s first Green Globe certification, ESD’s highest level of certification.
First opened in 2008, Element is a new eco-friendly hotel chain from Westin. The first three have opened in Boston, Houston and Las Vegas.
“Cost-efficient, environmentally friendly building construction and operations were at the core of the development of the Element hotel concept
Calling all adventure seekers, skiers and eco-tourists! North America’s top ranked ski and snowboard resort, and home of the 2010 Winter Olympic Games, has opened the highest gondola in the world — faint of heart need not apply.
Whistler Blackcomb in British Columbia officially launched the PEAK 2 PEAK on December 12. This feat of engineering connects the peaks of Whistler and Blackcomb and does so with a minimum environmental footprint.
Climbing in the bleak mid-winter may not be the sanest of ideas, but the breathtaking views of the snow-capped peaks of the ‘Five Sisters’ in the Scottish highlands will most definitely make you forget the cold air.
Adventure and eco-tourism company, Wilderness Scotland
Launched in July 2007 vélib, a public bicycle rental programme has revolutionized public transport in the city and has saved 10 million km in car trips.
The fleet of over 20,000 chic, grey bikes can be found at any one of the 1,450 terminals scattered every 300 metres throughout the city centre. Each vélib station, open 24 hours a day and 7 days a week, is equipped with an automatic rental terminal and spots for dozens of bicycles.The idea is simple commuters pick up the bike from one automated stand and drop it at another close to their destination.
Although thieves have made off with approximately 3000 of the free bikes,