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Punta Cana's remarkable eco-foundation

Started by David Paul Appell Aug 11.

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Comment by Tony Humphrey on November 24, 2009 at 11:40am
I forgot to mention in my earlier post that all travel businesses that join our TopTravelVoucher program will also be offered a free family membership in TheTopTravelClub.com ($99usd per year) so that they may also enjoy the savings on our travel selections in over 80 countries. Application form onsite at www.TheTopTravelClub.com
Comment by Best Eco lodges on November 23, 2009 at 10:13pm
Thank you Andres for mentioning that the website link was misspelled. we are also very proud of featuring your lodge. All the best. Best Eco Lodges
www.best-ecolodges.com
Comment by Andres Hammerman - Black Sheep on November 11, 2009 at 12:01pm
i just wanted to let you know that the link for Best Eco Lodges was was miss-typed. Try www.best-ecolodges.com instead. I am proud to say Black Sheep Inn is also listed there.

We also provide a romantic arrival at the Black Sheep Inn with 25 long stem Ecuadorian roses, iced Chilean Champagne and a couple of chocolates for $35 extra. www.blacksheepinn.com
Comment by Best Eco lodges on November 10, 2009 at 10:11pm

Top 5 Green Honeymoons in the world by BestEcoLodges.com


A honeymoon seals the first steps of a long journey together and “more and more couples are choosing eco-friendly honeymoons,” agrees Anna Pezik, senior editor at Brides.com. “Couples are uncovering exotic, new, healthy ways to celebrate their nuptials, relax and have fun — while preserving the planet and giving back.”
Best Eco Lodges www.best-ecologdes.com has rated the top 5 green and eco honeymoons in the world. No matter your travelling style, there is an eco honeymoon for you!

1. Jungle adventure & eco honeymoon in Belize- The Lodge at Chaa creek in San Ignacio is overlooking the sleepy Macal River in the foothills of the Maya Mountains, the Eco Lodge individually designed thatched cottages reflect an atmosphere of elegance. Miles of forested trails lead to a Natural History Center, Butterfly Farm, Rainforest Medicine Trail, an organic Maya Farm and a full-service Spa.
Honeymoon special: The Honeymoon package includes: Cottage Accommodations, Breakfast and Dinner, Bottle of Wine, Flowers, Romantic Canoe Trip, Horseback Ride or Mountain Biking, 2 Nature Walks or 1/2 Day Jungle Walk, Natural History Center & Butterfly Farm, Sunset Canoe Trip and Spa Treatments: (Facial mask, Body Wrap, Massage and Manicure & Pedicure) Available Dec 16, '09 to Apr 30, 4 nights: $1,397 per person. More info here.
2. Secluded eco honeymoon in New Zealand - Voted one of the top 10 luxury lodges in NZ, Magic Cottages at Takou River is a secluded and beautiful riverside retreat set on the banks of the Takou River. Surrounded by 150 acres of certified organic pasture and native bush, five acres of sub-tropical gardens and within earshot of the sea. Stay at the Magic Cottage, a cosy solar powered studio perched on the river bank – the perfect romantic retreat complete with luxurious al fresco claw foot bath overlooking the river
Honeymoon special: The magic cottage offer 2 special package for honeymooners: the Bed, Bath and Bubbles and Gourmet Organic Retreat – can be combined with our bed, bath & bubbles package, or enjoyed on its own. More info here.

3. Off the beaten track romantic honeymoon in Jamaica - Hotel Mocking Bird Hill, Port Antonio, Jamaica, is a small, luxury, eco-chic, boutique hotel nestled between the majesty of Jamaica's Blue Mountains and the Caribbean Sea. Overlooking the town of Port Antonio, with panoramic views of the Caribbean coast and the Blue Mountains, this hilltop retreat, with only 10 rooms, offers quiet and peaceful surroundings for those seeking a very special and off the beaten track experience. Hotel Mocking Bird Hill in Port Antonio Jamaica is an exquisite eco-boutique hotel in Jamaica’s greenest location affords the luxury of sharing quality ‘new couple’ time that will neither break the bank nor the environment.
Honeymoon special: Their romantic 5-night ‘Heavenly Honeymoon’ starts at US$1,075 per person and includes: Legendary breakfast on the balcony of your sea view room, Daily pre-dinner cocktails, Daily 4-course dinner with wine in their critically acclaimed ‘Mille Fleurs’ restaurant, romantic journey on a bamboo raft. The hotel also offers a “Happy Marry Tree” Package that includes a handmade gift certificate and two trees, which will be planted in your name by the Jamaica Conservation Development Trust (JCDT). More info here.

4. Wild Safari & honeymoon in Kenya. Campi ya Kanzi means "Camp of the Hidden Treasure" in Kiswahili. The Eco Lodge lies within a 400-square-mile Maasai private land in Southern Kenya, dominated by Mt. Kilimanjaro, just 35 miles away and only has 8 tented cottages. The Maasai are the landlords. Eco Friendly Highlights:
The Eco Lodge has solar energy and collect rains from the roofs. They run an organic vegetable garden, and they have few chickens and few cows, for an organic production of eggs and milk. Water after use passes trough lava filters to clean it completely before it goes into two ponds for the wildlife. Luca and Antonella have founded the Maasai Wilderness Conservation Trust to preserve
the cultural and wildlife heritage of the Maasai. There is an adoption scheme of wildlife, programs concerning conservation and health (50 teachers, 50 game scouts, 6 nurses and 1 doctor are employed at the moment).
Honeymoon special: Campi Ya Kanzi special discount of 20% on stays happening from now till 26th December. More info here.

5. Rejuvenating Honeymoon in India - Apani Dhani Ecolodge is located in Nawalgarh, town known for its wall paintings. The lodge has 9 bungalows constructed in the traditional way. Pampas grass is used for thatching the roofs and the walls are made of sun dried clay bricks. All the rooms are decorated with regional handicrafts and feature full bathroom facilities. It is a peaceful location to discover the countryside life of Rajasthan.
Honeymoon special: a 4 day/ 3 night package: D1. Arrival at Apani Dhani in the afternoon, visit of Nawalgarh. D2. Guided excursion towards several villages of Shekhawati. D3. Workshops with local artisans (tie and dye, bangles making)/ Meeting with a musician of the village for a short concert. D4: Stroll in the surrounding countryside in a camel cart, traditional means of transport, cooking class. Departure after lunch. Price (*): Rs. 6200 per pers. on the basis of a package for 2. (approx. 92 € for an exchange rate of 1€ = 68 Rs)
Included in the package: accommodation in round bungalow, full board, all activities. Not included: drinks and entries in havelis or museum. More info here.

For more information, visit www.best-ecologdes.com

Contact:
Best Eco lodges
info@best-ecolodges.com
Comment by Sharon Vonk on November 4, 2009 at 11:58pm
I welcome travel writers to visit Balcones at Majagual, our eco-resort near San Juan del Sur in Nicaragua. We live in harmony with our jungle preserve, where the monkeys watch us eating breakfast.
Comment by Tony Humphrey on November 4, 2009 at 2:59pm
At TheTopTravelClub.com we never charge any travel business operator for any of our services.
We want to add more Eco Travel selections for our members and visitors.

If you want direct bookings from consumers and are able to offer our TopTravelVouchers which represent direct booking discounts / net rates ..simply go to our 'add site info' link on our front page and add as many offers as you want.
We do not sell travel or take reservations...all business will go direct to you.

Take a quick peek and you may want to join our program.

Tony Humphrey, tony@thetoptravelclub.com www.TheTopTravelClub.com
Comment by Lise Tyrrell on October 21, 2009 at 11:19pm
I run an ecotourism directory: http://www.eco-tropicalresorts.com, and have some very interesting lodges listed. Eco Paraiso in Yucatan is part of a turtle hatching program. La Casa Del Caballo Blanco is doing some amazing things workting with the Belizian government in rehabbing the local wild birds. The Black Sheep Inn in Ecuador is one of the most "eco" lodges I know of. Feel free to visit my site and email me for more information. Lise
Comment by John Lamkin on October 21, 2009 at 10:27pm
Hello, From December through April I will be traveling to Yucatan Peninsula, Belize and Ecuador. Any story leads or interesting properties to look at will be appreciated. Thanks! John
Comment by Geco Travel on October 4, 2009 at 8:51pm
For Eco-Friendly travel to Costa Rica, look no further than gEco Travel. We work with eco-conscious operators and purchase carbon credits to offset the footprint of your trip. Check out what we have to offer:

www.gecotravel.com
Comment by EnLinea Media on September 29, 2009 at 12:45pm
Come and take the new Go-Lo poll: is buying "carbon offsets" for travel a meaningful solution?
 

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