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Top 4 Eco-hotels in the World

If youre environmentally conscious, you probably wont mind sacrificing a little luxury lodging for a run-of-the-mill mosquito ridden inn. After all, if you can help save mother earth, the sacrifice is all worth it. That was several years ago, though. Now, you dont have to camp out just to have a guilt-free summer getaway. A green vacation is possible while enjoying high-end facilities and first-class services as well.

Theres a new breed of hotels and theyre aptly tagged “eco-chic” . Now, you can enjoy the best amenities without harming the planet. Below is a list of the hottest eco-chic hotels and resorts around the world.

Costa Rica: Monte Azul Hotel and Center for Fine Arts

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Costa Rica is already a known pioneer of eco-tourism, however, the set up as Monte Azul Hotel seems to beg for some redefinition. Here, the hotels friends and neighbors seem to give it what it needs. You can find anything just across the road: from organic vegetables to fresh milk to eggs and perfectly aged steak.

The people at the hotel grow these products themselves and can be sure that youre not supporting a capitalistic cause by using the hotels soap or enjoying its homegrown coffee and artisanal bread. Its been labeled “funky” and “charming” by a lot of reviewers, what with its earth-toned casitas. The eco-resort is just off the bank of the Chirripo hotel and even resembles the Palm Springs in the 1950s.

This is the best eco-hotel for you if you enjoy looking at the forest-laced mountains from the comfort of your own room. You can even take trips on foot to heart of the hotel, which is the Casa Palo Alto. This is a two-suite building made from local dark wood and overlooking the 125-acre private preserve which is in turn a short distance from the majestic river.

Pescadero, Baja, Mexico: Rancho Pescadero

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Although its pretty challenging to get here (it sits at the end of twisting roads with steep drops), youll be pleasantly rewarded once you reach the 12-suite eco-hotel. Rancho Pescadero is six miles off Todos Santos, sitting on a prime piece of land at the Pacific coast. Youll get the best view of surfers, whales, and a whole lot of nature. Aside from lounging at its pool, you can also take part in yoga classes, ride bikes, and stargaze.

This is the best place to be in if you need to relax. The laidback atmosphere will make you think that time if going by pretty slowly. While partygoers might be bored, those who just want to rest will find the resort heavenly. The staff also knows how to take care of its guests. They take service very seriously and they try to meet all of the guests requests. You can ask for surfing lessons, or even for dishes that arent even on the menu.

The guest rooms are minimalist and Mexican in style. Reviewers find it sophisticated enough although everything is really kept very simple. The canopies, soft colors, and floor to ceiling terrace doors welcome you and let you enjoy the sprawling views of the ocean. You can sleep till noon if the surfers and the crows dont wake you up. While it may seem rustic, the hotel has wifi, a bar/lounge, and a spa. Youll be treated here like royalty.

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The Most Unique Restaurants Around the World

Some people go to a restaurant because the food tastes terrific, but if youve been watching any of those design makeover reality shows on TV, youll know that its more than just the cuisine. You have to set up the mood too if you want your customers to keep on coming back. These restaurants take it to the extreme.

Most of them are so interesting, theyre bordering on strange. If youre a big fan of both good architecture and good food, these restaurants are definitely a must-see.

Ithaa Undersea Restaurant in Maldives

The Most Unique Restaurants Around the World

Welcome to the first underwater restaurant in the world. The Conrad Maldives Rangali Islands aquarium-style restaurant sits 16 feet under the Indian Oceans surface just between a coral reef and a lagoon.

There are only about a dozen seats in the restaurants, and if youre lucky enough to get a reservation, youll be dining with the fishes. You can bask in all that blue as the tables are surrounded by an arched, clear, acrylic ceiling which can give you 180º view of the sea.

Diners can reach the restaurant through a wooden walkway from an over-the-water Sunset Grill. This restaurant cost $5 million to build and served its diners a four-course Maldivian fusion menu. The food is definitely worth the visit as those live sea creatures envy everything thats put on your plate.

Among the ones you should try are the crab tower served with thin ciabatta and a swirl of truffle mayonnaise. The Maldivian chili and banana mascarpone which is plated with cream and crushed basil is also worth trying.

Here is a nice video of Ithaa

The Clinic in Singapore

The Most Unique Restaurants Around the World

Unless youre actually afraid of hospitals, lunch or dinner at the clinic in Singapore should prove to be a very interesting eating experience. Here, the food takes the shape of science experiments. A food critic called it a “molecular gastronomy” as chefs and waiters dressed up as hospital attendants serve you food made from the restaurants open-demo kitchen. To top it all off, this demo is illuminated by operating lights.

The menu is interesting, to say the least. Among the yummiest concoctions in its 13-course list include the Dashi soup which with has soba noodles made from olive oil. The noodles are “self forming” produced by squirting olive oil on a bowl of hot liquid.

The food will be served to you on a surgical table, and youll be sitting on a gold-plated wheelchair while you dine here. If the experience isnt too bizarre for your taste, youll probably come back and bring friends just for the fun of it. The place probably has full bookings during Halloween.

‘s Baggers in Germany

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That was not a typo, and what were going to feature is an actual restaurant as well. Here, were introducing the first ever automated restaurant in the world. Were talking about ‘s Baggers owned by Michael Mack. This restaurant owner probably got tired of hiring waiters, or he listened to his past customers and designed one which is free from surly waiters and waitresses.

This restaurant is located in the outskirts of Nuremberg, Bavaria, and while the food is still cooked by humans, orders are taken my touch screen monitors on the table and served by gravity. Yes, gravity. All over the restaurants are spiral conveyer belts which deliver the food to hungry customers once theyre done. Talk about efficient.

You wont get bored, either, because these touch screen menus are connected to the internet. The restaurant lets customers check their emails and SMS through the machine while theyre waiting for their food. Mack has already claimed the patent for this automated system. It wont come as a surprise if more and more restaurants use the same serving system.

The best dish in the house is Frankische Kanneloni. These are pancakes which are stuffed with kraut and mincemeat. This restaurant is not so odd as it is impressive.

Take a peek inside the resto through this video.

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8 of the Sexiest Hotel Showers in the World

Usually people book hotel rooms for the comfort and luxury it offers. Today, not only do designers and hotel owners pay attention to the room. They have added something else which entices visitors even more: showers. If you think about this, it is but natural that a room has a wonderful shower waiting for its tired visitors.

However, dont think its just an ordinary shower-something similar to what you have at home. These are extraordinary bathrooms with high-tech features, glass mosaics and even a chandelier. Think the latter is only a posh way to light your path inside? Think again, as a switch turns this chandelier into an incredibly sexy shower.
Gone are the days when hotel rooms offered bathrooms that simply offer a place for you to freshen up from a days worth of tours. Today, they have all kinds of perks which include multiple showerheads to a grand view of the city.

If youre used to sprawling hotel rooms with nice, little bathrooms which offer the essentials, it is time to visit different hotels around the world, which offer the sexiest showers for you to enjoy, and even share with a partner. When checking into your room, dont just take a quick glance at the bed and the surroundings; go straight to the bathroom and check out their top-of-the-line offers.

Mondrian South Beach in Miami

8 of the Sexiest Hotel Showers in the World

The clear blue skies of Miami is depicted on the wall of the bathroom through mosaic glass tiles, and to complete an outdoor experience, the rain showerhead mounted on the ceiling trickles water, which is actually incorporated into a lighted crystal chandelier. And since one should never be satisfied by constructed elements alone, Marcel Wanders made sure that there is a grand view of the bay, ocean, and the city itself. Agua by Korres is the chosen brand for the bath products.

Viceroy in Anguilla

8 of the Sexiest Hotel Showers in the World

Want to feel like a celebrity? Head to Anguilla and immerse yourself in this resort that has 166 rooms-the best thing being their showers, which are outdoors. Not to worry though, as these outdoor wooden showers are connected to the main bathroom (in marble) through sliding doors. Still feeling cramped? Simply open the shutters to get a breathtaking view of the seascapes. Neil George of Beverly Hills provides the shampoos and conditioners.

Alila Cha-am in Thailand

8 of the Sexiest Hotel Showers in the World

If you are interested in an Asian getaway, this beautiful place is the best for you. Known for their spas, Alila Cha-ams very own spa products are all organic; made from Sensatia Botanicals-a local brand that uses raw materials. Pretend that you are in the wilds of Asia by taking a cool shower under the rain, right in your own bathroom: complete with a sound system, the 24-by-19-inch showerhead will give you the feeling of actually taking a shower in the rain. You can also control the showers strength by choosing between a soaking shower or one that swathes you into a curtain of water.

A lot of countries at the moment though have issued travel warnings to their citizens because of the political unrest in Thailand.

Park Hyatt Macka Palas in Istanbul

8 of the Sexiest Hotel Showers in the World

If you want a more complete spa experience, head over to Istanbul where they know their craft. Copying Turkish baths, they have steam rooms, heated floors and stone seats where you can sit and enjoy a spa treatment. To further relax visitors, Macka Palas has availed of an exclusive scent by Blaise Mautin, which smells of rose, with a hint of sandalwood and jasmine. Let your eyes feast on the gorgeous neoclassical design of the building, complete with Art Deco-designed rooms.

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10 best hot tubs in hotels around the world

There is more to hot tubs that just warm water in your cozy hotel. The views are excellent and incomparable. The view is just one part of the criteria among other things. Each hot tub on our list provides a unique experience which understandably does not come cheap.

Hotel on Rivington (New York City)

Paul Stallings who is responsible for the revitalization of New York Citys downtown is also the one who designed the cedar hot tub way up the busy streets of the Lower East Side. You can cool down under the outdoor shower during summer or you might want to warm up by the outdoor fireplace during winter. You can enjoy the hot tub with nine of your friends.

Do not forget to call for a Pearadise champagned prepared by the bartender of the hotel. The tag price to enjoy all these things is $5,000.

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Helengeli Island Resort ? Discover The Extraordinary Beauty Of Maldives!

Helengeli resort (www.hotelsbreak.com)

Helengeli resort (www.hotelsbreak.com)

To experience the natural beauty of the Maldives at its best, take a maldives vacation in Helengeli. Abundant tropical vegetation, completely untouched beaches of the finest white sand surrounded by a turquoise lagoon and a fantastic house reef – the unique charm of this secluded Maldivian island will captivate you as soon as you step onto it.

The resort has been designed and developed with the preservation of the island’s fragile environment and your comfort in mind. The result is an unharmed island paradise with all the amenities that will make you feel completely at home.

helengeli resort (www.hotelsbreak.com)

helengeli resort (www.hotelsbreak.com)

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