Thursday, 13 December 2007

Ecolodges in Belize!

Today sees the addition of 2 ecologes in Belize to the ecobookers site!

First, there's The Lodge at Big Falls, situated in the heart of Toledo. Situated on the banks of the Rio Grande River, this is an intimate family-run ecolodge with just 6 thatched style cabanas. The Lodge is also a licensed tour operator offering a wide range of tours and activities including a mix of natural history (birds, butterflies, moths and animals), adventure (kayaking, snorkelling, caving and hiking) and cultural encounters with local people.

Also added today is Black Rock Lodge, a unique ecolodge nestled in the dense rainforest above the Macal River in the Mayan Mountains of Belize. Black Rock Lodge's stunning rainforest surroundings offer abundant opportunity for exploration and adventure. Whether canoeing down the pristine Macal River, horseback riding to the Flour Camp caves, or hiking up the various Canyon trails, the abundant diversity of the local flora and fauna is inspiring.

Friday, 7 December 2007

Exclusive to ecobookers special offer!

EcoHotel La Correa, Tenerife, is an oasis of peace and tranquility in the heart of a native vegetation estate situated in Altavista de Arona. Here you can enjoy a peaceful holiday in full contact with nature, with the majestic Teide at your back and the warm beaches at your feet.

EcoHotel La Correa offers guests staying between 1st May and 31st May 2008, 7 nights for the price of 6! Also, EXCLUSIVE TO ECOBOOKERS, guests staying for 1 week or more and completing their stay within the months of April and May 2008 will receive 1 complimentary Shiatsu Zen massage per person!

Thursday, 6 December 2007

Eco Lodge in New Zealand!

Today sees the addition of a 2nd eco-lodge in New Zealand on the ecobookers site.

Although situated just 10 minutes from Gisborne airport, Knapdale Eco Lodge is a tranquil utopia, located on the East Coast of New Zealand where you will find breathtaking beaches with excellent surf!
Built in 2004, with as small an ecological footprint as possible, there are just 2 rooms at the Lodge, which has 32 hectares of sustainably managed, semi-permacultural operation with a variety of sustainable agro-forestry projects.
Here you can spend your time with the animals on the farm, take advantage of a variety of nature walks available from the Lodge, or book a personalised experience in the Maori Culture.

Tuesday, 4 December 2007

Win a 7 night stay in Jamaica!

In addition to lots of new acccommodations and destinations, plus special offers through our eco-friendly partners, ecobookers are now running a competition in which you could win a 7 night stay in a luxury eco-friendly hotel in Jamaica!

For a chance to win, simply register your details here to receive regular news and exclusive offers by email from ecobookers. All entries must be in by 9th January 2008.

The eco-chic Hotel Mocking Bird Hill is a romantic, peaceful and comfortable hideaway, nestled between the majesty of the Blue Mountains and the Caribbean Sea. The ten select accommodations are lovingly decorated with hand crafted bamboo furniture, locally printed fabrics and original art. Guests are greeted with warm hospitality and can discover creative Caribbean cuisine in the hotel’s highly acclaimed restaurant, Mille Fleurs, which offers terrace dining with spectacular views overlooking the harbour of Port Antonio.

The lucky winner will receive a free 7 night stay at the Hotel Mocking Bird Hill, for 2 people in a double room, worth a minimum of US$1155 (approximately £560). The prize does not include flights or transfers.

Sunday, 2 December 2007

Unique eco-friendly hotels

With more and more eco-friendly hotels and ecolodges all the time, it's hard to keep up with them all! Not only that, but the ecobookers team spent the week before last visiting the World Travel Market in London, speaking to lots of new eco-friendly accommodations which will start appearing on the site soon!

With lots of new properties on the site over the last week, here's a selection of the most unique of the bunch!

To start with, we have 2 new, very unique and very different eco-friendly accomodations in South Africa.
The first is Klippe Rivier, a converted homestead and a fine example of Cape Dutch Architecture, built circa 1820 to 1825 and one of the white-walled beauties of the Cape. The typical outhouses for Cape Dutch homesteads were barns and stables, and in the case of Klippe Rivier, these have been converted into six luxury guest suites, preserving the ambience of a bygone era.
Next is Umlani Bushcamp, an authentic African game lodge located in the Timbavati Game Reserve, one of the oldest private nature reserves adjoining the Kruger National Park. Accommodation is in traditional African reed and thatch huts. Umlani's philosophy of simplistic luxury and 'getting back to nature' is enhanced by the romance of operating without electricity. Enjoy the warm atmosphere of candlelight and oil lamps as well as open-air bush showers fuelled by wood fires.

Moving over to Hawaii, we have one of the most unique properties on the ecobookers site - Lova Lava Land, a once-in-a-lifetime adventure in staying in creative off-the-grid accommodation. Here, on this old lava field, you will sleep in rescued VW campervans - Daisy the Daydream bus or Garth the Gecko Bus, or in a the mongolian yurt - Pele's Paradise Yurt.