E.M.Forster wrote about finding freedom for the repressed Lucy Honeychurch in the 1908 novel A Room with A View, more recently an Oscar winning film of the same name. She and the fictional free-thinking George Emerson may have jumped at the chance to explore much more than Italy, especially with the rooms with views available from Nature! Pack that carpet bag – and let’s travel. Bodice-ripping corsets optional.
Stunning sunsets to remember
A room at Pole Pole Bungalows provides the sunset view you crave. Escape the UK winter and treat yourself to a view of white sand and the intense turquoise sea of the Indian Ocean instead. The rooms themselves are constructed using local materials including coconut wood, palm trees and makuti – a thatching material – with local craftsmen employed to use traditional methods of building.
If you go down to the woods today…
How about a room with a green and serene view? Then get in touch with us, to head straight for nature and a holiday in a Rainforest Eco Lodge. Tea for two? This perfect retreat is situated on the Enselwatte Tea Estate bordering the South-eastern side of the Sinharaja Rainforest in Sri Lanka. It is of international significance and has been designated a Biosphere Reserve and World Heritage Site by UNESCO. For you, stunning views from every vantage point, and waves of magical mist that appear in seconds.
Views to float your boat
A changing view, and a different aspect available every morning is the treat in store and on board the Mv Origin. Custom built last year in Ecuador, this beautiful vessel makes her debut in the Galapogos Islands this year, and her outstanding staterooms come with large windows for those ocean views to remember. Built with environmentally friendly zero omission materials, she will be one of the most eco friendly vessels in the Galapogos, combining understated luxury with ethical travel.
Epic impressions and far-reaching views are to be had with a Safari at Boulders Safari Camp in Namibia. With a frame of massive granite rocks, the camp is both luxurious and authentic. Emerge from your tent in the morning to enjoy the sheer and vast landscape, before breakfast at the dining tent.
View from the top
We’re back in the forest, but from an entirely different perspective. A trip to Treehouse Lodge in the Amazon rainforest allows you to get high and mighty – a birds eye view, literally. Your canopy-top accommodation is all-inclusive and luxurious, and quite different to anything else. Besides the obvious advantages, your high level room with a view will also provide a welcome and airy relief from the rainforest’s humidity. It’s Glamping with new heights!
Five fabulous eco holiday locations with views fit for Oscar winning stars – and perhaps your next holiday destination.
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