When the time finally comes for that long-awaited post-pandemic vacation, which one of these fabulous, social distancing-friendly travel experiences will you go for?
Fogo Island Inn
Venture well off the grid to a remote island known as Fogo, which is part of the far-flung province of Newfoundland occupying the furthest eastern shores of Canada. Each of the staunchly eco-friendly inn’s 29 one-of-a-kind guest rooms and suites has dramatic floor-to-ceiling windows that open onto the mighty Atlantic, in an area of the ocean known as “Iceberg Alley” (busiest from mid-May to the end of June). There’s plenty of seasonally diverse things to do outdoors, including hiking, biking, whale watching, berry picking, fishing, snowshoeing, and guided stargazing hikes.
Nature Eco Residences Santorini
Escape the thronging crowds on the wildly popular Greek island of Santorini by checking into the newly opened Nature Eco Residences, a 15-suite hotel perched atop rugged lava cliffs overlooking a sunken volcano. Just a stone’s throw away from the famed lost city of Akrotiri, this wellness-focused retreat features bright spaces and sensational caldera views, as well as interiors decked out in rich earth tones, soft colours and vintage decorative items.
Alila Jabal Akhdar
The Al Hajar mountain range is one of Oman’s most spectacular, and a distinct highlight mustbe Jabal Akhdar, which means “the green mountain” in Arabic. Offering a bird’s eye view of the stunning scenery is this eco- friendly Alila resort situated at over 2,000m above sea level. Of the 86 accommodation units available, the most lavish are the gorgeous suites and villas spaced out around the clifftops to maximise privacy and allow for uninterrupted views.
(Main and featured image: Iwan Baan via Fogo Island Inn’s Facebook)