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Transylvania vacation accommodation

Transylvania vacation accommodation

Stay at a Count's guesthouse
From €49 to €118 per person per night
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Beach vacation in Cirali, Turkey

Beach vacation in Cirali, Turkey

Boutique beach bungalows with lots of rustic charm
From £290 to £360 7 days per week
Accommodation: This beach holiday in Turkey is open between April to November
Sintra Natural Park accommodation in Portugal

Sintra Natural Park accommodation in Portugal

Eco-friendly B&B, in Sintra Natural Park near lovely beaches
From €80 to €110 per room per night
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Enjoy great walking holidays & beauty of amazing Atlantic coast & Sintra Natural Park, mild sunny, frost free climate. Country guesthouse, delicious vege/vegan breakfasts off beaten track Nov thru Feb stay 7 nights pay for 6 plus free bus pass.
Cave accommodation in Andalucia, Spain

Cave accommodation in Andalucia, Spain

Two traditional Spanish cave houses
From £400 to £600 per week
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Costa Rica homestay vacations

Costa Rica homestay vacations

Homestay vacations - experience the real Costa Rica
From US $110 per person per night
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Tobago beach accommodation

Tobago beach accommodation

15 beautiful accommodations in unique eco resort
From £95 to £270 per accommodation per night
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Unusual accommodation in Lanzarote, Canary Islands

Unusual accommodation in Lanzarote, Canary Islands

360Ί views, ideal couples/single travellers, pick-up incl
From €665 to €910 per couple per week
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Komodo Dragon ecolodge in Flores

Komodo Dragon ecolodge in Flores

Small eco hotel for those wishing to visit Komodo National Park
From US $90 per double room per night
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Cirali beach accommodation, Turkey

Cirali beach accommodation, Turkey

Luxurious beach bungalows on Cirali's stunning beach front
From £650 to £700 per person per week
Accommodation: This beach accommodation in Turkey is open between April to November
Eco lodge accommodation in Bali

Eco lodge accommodation in Bali

Ecolodge situated in a conservation area
From US $60 per double room per night
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Unusual rural accommodation in Sardinia

Unusual rural accommodation in Sardinia

The first organic and eco-sustainable village in Sardinia
From €140 to €320 per accommodation per night
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Devon eco lodge accommodation, England

Devon eco lodge accommodation, England

Award winning lodges on a wildlife-rich Devon farm
From £250 to £730 per accommodation per week
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Dordogne self catering cabin sleeping 4

Dordogne self catering cabin sleeping 4

Off-grid, off-beat self catering cabin
From €650 to €900 per week (sleeps 2-4)
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Gambia vacation accommodation

Gambia vacation accommodation

9 large African huts all with en-suite facilities
From £15 to £30 per person per night incl breakfast
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Malaysia rainforest bungalows near Kuala Lumpur

Malaysia rainforest bungalows near Kuala Lumpur

A small orchard resort on the edge of the rainforest
From MYR400 to MYR1,100 per accommodation per night
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Luxury yurt pod accommodation in Lanzarote, with eco car

Luxury yurt pod accommodation in Lanzarote, with eco car

Luxury large yurt, inc Hybrid car & airport transfers
From €2,100 to €2,730 per accommodation per week
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Bali eco lodge bungalows in Indonesia

Bali eco lodge bungalows in Indonesia

Eco bungalows in the mountains of Bali, Indonesia
From US $85 to US $210 per house per night
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Log cabin holiday in Finland, with activities

Log cabin holiday in Finland, with activities

Experience cosy log cabins and exciting activities
From £995 to £1,255 4 days inc UK flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout the winter to suit your requirements
Luxury yurt accommodation in Lanzarote, Canary Islands

Luxury yurt accommodation in Lanzarote, Canary Islands

Eco yurt, beach setting, inc Hybrid Car & airport transfers
From €1,225 to €1,995 per week (sleeps 2-4)
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Borneo ecolodge accommodation

Borneo ecolodge accommodation

Fantastic primate ecolodge in the Indonesian rainforest
From US $60 to US $160 per double room per night
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Algarve self catering eco retreat, Portugal

Algarve self catering eco retreat, Portugal

great eco accommodation in an ecoreserve close to the beach
From €65 to €109 per accommodation per night (sleeps 2)
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Ayurvedic retreat in Sri Lanka

Ayurvedic retreat in Sri Lanka

Ayurveda, Yoga & Wellness Retreat in Rural Sri Lanka
From US $110 to US $240 per person per night
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Late availability for Nov - Feb
Costa Rica eco lodge in a private reserve

Costa Rica eco lodge in a private reserve

Rainforest eco lodge on 280 acre private reserve
From US $185 to US $260 per room per night (sleeps 2)
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Atlas Mountains accommodation nr Imlil, Morocco

Atlas Mountains accommodation nr Imlil, Morocco

Berber guesthouse in the mountains
From £30 to £40 per person per night
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Eco self catering accommodation in Yorkshire, England

Eco self catering accommodation in Yorkshire, England

Our cabin is the perfect place to relax and enjoy the countryside
From £350 per week (sleeps 2)
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Chitwan accommodation, Nepal

Chitwan accommodation, Nepal

Beautiful Lodges, along the mesmerizing river Rapti
From US $350 to US $999 per accommodation per night
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Fogo Island luxury short break in Newfoundland, Canada

Fogo Island luxury short break in Newfoundland, Canada

Stay in the award winning architect-designed hotel at Fogo
From £1,250 4 days ex flights
Tailor made
Sweden treehouse vacation, Grano Beckasin

Sweden treehouse vacation, Grano Beckasin

Treehouse and active vacation in Swedish Lapland
From £890 5 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
Stay in a castle in Italy

Stay in a castle in Italy

Three days to discover three impressive castles
From €545 3 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
Iban longhouse experience in Sarawak, Malaysia

Iban longhouse experience in Sarawak, Malaysia

Take a 3 Day Tour to be part of the Iban Tribe!
From £595 3 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
Luxury yurt accommodation in Lanzarote, Canary Islands
From
€1,225
per week (sleeps 2-4)
It is a wonderful place for a family vacation with small children and a great place to recharge your batteries. (more)Alison Brookes Day
Fabulously relaxing, beautiful island, relaxed yet very responsive hosts. A great experience...Great for kids with donkey rides, missions to collect eggs every day, and to hang out with other kids on the communal trampoline, pirate boat and playground. (more)Michelle Levene
Most memorable were the rural location with an opportunity to see the landscape and vegetation. The space, both our private area around our yurt and outside where the kids were free to play on the trampoline and meet the chickens and donkey. The smallness of the resort and the uncrowded beach. The morning bike ride into the village for bread. (more)Roos Eisma
Bali eco lodge bungalows in Indonesia
From
US $85
per house per night
I hesitate to write this review for selfish reasons. Why? Because this vacation is so wonderful I'd rather keep it a secret! Situated on the southern slopes of Mt Batakaru in remotest Bali, this place is a pocket of paradise, far removed from the ravages of the 21st century. Having spent a week there I did not want to leave. (more)Daphne Donkin
Most memorable was walking through the rice-fields... It was just great. (more)Astrid Dello
Malaysia rainforest bungalows near Kuala Lumpur
From
MYR400
per accommodation per night
Highlights were listening to the sounds of the jungle at dawn and dusk and certainly the guided jungle trek. Superb, if you are reading this then you have found the jungle retreat that you are looking for. (more)Chris Hutton
A truly unique location, and the ability to take the kids for a guided trek through a rainforest to a waterfall was a one of a kind adventure. It was a hugely successful and fulfilling stay. (more)Emma Shaw
Great pool and surroundings. Very environmentally friendly and conservation supported. Relaxing. (more)Graeme Hindhaugh
Sintra Natural Park accommodation in Portugal
From
€80
per room per night
The hosts, Aasta and James, are simply superb. This is a lot more than just accommodation, they really go out of their way to make the stay special. The region is spectacular and James' knowledge was invaluable in helping me to make the most of my short time. (more)Lee Turner
James and Aasta and wonderful hosts. Aasta is an amazing vegetarian and vegan cook. The breakfast is the best I have ever tasted in any hotel. Their recommendations for eating out were perfect. James has an encyclopaedic knowledge of the walks in the area and is willing to assist you at all times. (more)Paul Maher
Its hard to choose from all the wonderful moments! The walks, the farmer's market, the tranquillity, the breakfast..... Just what was needed, such a peaceful location surrounded by a stunning landscape. (more)Vicki Lillicrap
Cave accommodation in Andalucia, Spain
From
£400
per week
The stunning views from the cave-house and the peace and tranquillity there. The sense of history. The beautiful and varied geography. The friendly welcome from locals and the feeling that we found somewhere fascinating that the Spaniards come on vacation. (more)Fiona Armer
The vacation was a wonderful chance to explore a very interesting corner of Spain. Staying in the cave was wonderful and we would thoroughly recommend it. (more)Deborah Pole
WONDERFUL. Out first three generation family vacation in several years and it couldn't have been better. (more)Melissa Elliott
Beach vacation in Cirali, Turkey
From
£290
per week
Fabulous, relaxing and comfortable. (more)Alison Johnson
The peace and quiet! 4 stars! (more)James Coates
It's a very special place and we had a fabulous vacation - it will be hard to beat. (more)Su Winsbury
Transylvania vacation accommodation
From
€49
per person per night
the locale was wonderful - very peaceful and a beautiful peek into a different way of life. (more)Ilana Trachtenberg
The peace and tranquillity of this beautiful valley was stunning. All the staff and guides - particularly Gabo - were friendly and knowledgeable, and did their utmost to make us feel comfortable and at home. Just fantastic, we would like to return to appreciate this special place at another time of year, probably spring or autumn. (more)Clio Whittaker
It was the perfect 'get away from it all' trip where you really felt like you were stepping back in time. The location, nature and wildlife were stunning and I particularly enjoyed meeting many different people staying at both the guesthouses. (more)Melanie Johnson
Komodo Dragon ecolodge in Flores
From
US $90
per double room per night
So many memorable moments... the boat trips, the snorkeling (including seeing 15-20 manta rays which was unforgettable), the komodo dragons, watching the sunset and fruit bats fly from the roof of the boat... (more)Emma Coe
The boat trip that the Eco Lodge organised to Rinca and Komodo Island was really lovely. The food was amazing (how he did that magic in a boat is beyond me) and the snorkelling was easily the best I've ever done - we saw Turtles, Rays, Scorpion Fish, beautiful coral and a whole host of gorgeous sea life. (more)Jessica Southworth
Costa Rica homestay vacations
From
US $110
per person per night
Memorable parts? I enjoyed every moment of my stay but being taught to dance Bachata by my host family would have to be the highlight. Tips? If possible, ask to be placed at Dona Leila's house. She was the most wonderful host - incredibly friendly, very patient with my basic Spanish and an amazing cook. Local benefits? Definitely. I was immersed in the local small village community and the money from my homestay and other tours and activities was helping the locals sustain... (more)Elfie Burgess
Costa Rica eco lodge in a private reserve
From
US $185
per room per night (sleeps 2)
Incredible - the lodge and its views over the mountains and forest were breathtaking and we had the most relaxing time. We will definitely be staying at the lodge again if we are ever back in Costa Rica. (more)Elfie Burgess
They create all their own electricity with a small hydro-turbine... virtually ALL the work done on this coffee plantation is by the owners and locals. They have many LONG TERM employees because they treat them very well, from what I saw and understood. They are also re-foresting pasture land. Most of everything we ate was grown there except a few things they get from local farmers. (more)Korte Yeo
A fabulous situation , beautiful rooms, great service all round... We spent two weeks there and enjoyed every moment .Great thanks to the owners and their parents. (more)patrick heffron
Algarve self catering eco retreat, Portugal
From
€65
per accommodation per night (sleeps 2)
There are many memorable parts to this vacation but a couple stand out for both my husband and myself. First was the night sky, sitting on the deck after sunset, listening to the crickets and frogs , while viewing the most beautiful night sky, full of stars...incredible... (more)Susan Hall
It was really special place that we'll never forget and it exceeded all our expectations and we'd love to go back. Definitely rate it 10/10! Thank you. (more)Fflur Rees
Some of our lasting memories will be having our delicious breakfast looking down on the valley while our children fed the donkeys, ducks and dogs. We could not have asked for anything more. (more)Rachel Cavanagh
Eco lodge accommodation in Bali
From
US $60
per double room per night
This was an Eco lodge, which protects the local environment and employs local people, so a definite yes to benefitting local people, reducing environmental impacts and supporting conservation. (more)Julie Bruton-Seal
Re-invigorating and inspiring...Check out all the activities and make the most of them. (more)Rosemary Livingstone
Most memorable were swimming, reading, and relaxing by the pool at the resort. Taking a little trip to the beach and having a drink over looking the ocean. (more)Kate Birbilis
Cirali beach accommodation, Turkey
From
£650
per person per week
Really excellent...The best thigs were the warm sea. the quiet. the beautiful mountains above the beach. Great food, reading books in the shade. (more)Sarah Gray
The beach, accommodations, food and friendly people were outstanding. (more)Joanne Albright
The absolute peace & tranquillity of the destination was the most memorable part of the vacation..Superb. (more)Doris Monsell
Tobago beach accommodation
From
£95
per accommodation per night
There is a lot to do on the island but just relaxing and doing nothing was also lovely as the accommodation was very comfortable. (more)Penelope Robinson
Excellent, one of our best yet. (more)Lisa Williams
This is an amazing place to hang out and bond with those you love. Beautiful, relaxing and a place you will hope to return to. (more)JUDITH DOYLE
Eco self catering accommodation in Yorkshire, England
From
£350
per week (sleeps 2)
Fantastic cycling and walking....Ten out of ten (more)Sarah Careless
10/10 - would love to stay again, a weekend is not enough (more)Natalie Stone
If you want to relax, this ticked all the boxes. We came back refreshed and fully benefitting from our week away. (more)jayne ellis
Atlas Mountains accommodation nr Imlil, Morocco
From
£30
per person per night
Excellent. Both Douar Samra and Riad Samsara are wonderful places to stay. We were looked after and the food deserves a special mention. The arrival at Douar Samra in the evening to discover our candle lit room was magical. (more)evin dilber
We had the most wonderful time at douar samra, and the trekking was awesome. The hotel food is grown on site and cooked deliciously! (more)Martin Ross
Sitting on the rooftop listening to Berber life...10/10. (more)Catherine Harris Hughes
Ayurvedic retreat in Sri Lanka
From
US $110
per person per night
Memorable parts? I spent the first week on the Plantation, having treatments (massages), eating healthy, well cooked food, doing yoga and relaxing by the pool. In the second week I ventured out on a couple of trips to see the turtles and the elephants. The staff were warm and welcoming as were the other guests. Tips? Be prepared for the Ayurvedic diet, it is different and can take some getting used to. Be prepared to feel awful on some days, detoxing can be hard, but it is worth... (more)Jill Atkinson
Sami people winter holiday in Norway with ice hotel
From
£1,749
excluding flights
Memorable parts? As we came out of the woodland and onto the frozen lake, the thrill of running a team of 8 huskies gave way to awe at the sheer magical beauty of the landscape. The trees were heavy with snow, everything was white, touched by the light of the low sun. I have never felt so alive. Tips? Don't skimp on the layers! Although the Sami guides don't expect tips, we took some of our own produce (honey) to give as a thank you gift. This went down extremely well! Norway is... (more)Matt McCabe
Stay in a castle in Italy
From
€545
excluding flights
Memorable parts? Staying in the Castello di Pavlone. It is a genuine medieval castle perched on a hill but it has all the comforts of home. There are various restaurants in the Castello and we had dinner on two nights and it was delicious. We also toured two other castles in the region and they were beautiful and amazing. The winery visit to Tenuta Roletto was also very memorable as our hosts were excellent and the wines were fabulous. Tips? Local benefits? Our trip... (more)Merinda Northrop
Rural accommodation in Croatia, Vineyard Cottage
From
€59
per accommodation per night
Memorable parts? The scenery. Peace and tranquility Tips? Not an awful lot to do, it was the perfect place to relax after Dubrovnik. We just sat and admired the view and drank wine in the evening watching the sunset. Can't use high power electrical devices like hairdryers - Phone chargers ok. Local benefits? Yes definitely. Solar powered electricity. Lots of local produce for sale. Overall rating? It was fantastic. After 12 days touring Croatia it was the perfect... (more)Kirsty Sullivan
South Sumatra eco lodge, nr Way Kambas National Park
From
US $65
per double room per night
Memorable parts? The 2 most exciting parts of my trip were the river boat trip where I got to see monkeys and birds close up and riding an elephant. Tips? Enjoy the rhythym and pace of life in Sumatra. Make the most of the hot middle of the day by resting up for your afternoon/ evening activities. Local benefits? This lodge is a beautiful, accomodating place to stay. The food is excellent and plentiful-- I even got to try durian fruit. The host and guides were knowledgable... (more)Deb Dench
Dordogne self catering accommodation
From
€650
per week (sleeps 2)
Excellent, a unique place to spend a week or so, totally relaxing, lovely people. (more)Rupert Green
Most memorable was the peace and tranquility, staying somewhere off grid. Different, enjoyable, relaxing, peaceful and fun. (more)Maria Masselis
The whole vacation was a relaxed and stress free experience beginning with traveling from the UK by train to the lovely surroundings and cosy cabin... It was a wonderful relaxed vacation, lovely setting, very friendly and helpful owners. (more)Birgitte Bruun
Kenya beach resort on Manda Island
From
£100
per accommodation per night (sleeps 2)
The place is relatively small and isolated making it ideal for a quiet getaway. That said, Pizza and Film night on a Friday brings people from all around to share some time together. Great Pizza too. (more)David King
Absolutely brilliant Rachel was a perfect host and I will return. (more)Gaynor Sharp
It was just incredible- I honestly, honestly mean that and I can be very hard to please! I will never forget it and have come home feeling more rested and content than I have ever been before. It was the best start to married life for us we could have possibly had. (more)Aoibheann Kelly
Dordogne self catering cabin sleeping 4
From
€650
per week (sleeps 2-4)
Relaxing vacation in the middle of the countryside - birds, deer, catfish and siebenschlafer for neighbours - so pretty cool! (more)M Scott
Marks out of 10 - 10! Really enjoyed the set up of the cabin, very thoughtfully done with lots of information, loads of smashing little touches (loved the walkie talkies!) & fresh baked muffins as a welcome did it for me. The location was exquisite. (more)Sally Cowburn
North Devon ecolodge, England
From
£501
per week (sleeps 8)
Memorable parts? The large pond/small lake was perfect. Our children spent most of their waking time in the water, on the paddle board, in the boat or on the island. Some of us adults joined them ... but at the end of October, with no wetsuits, we mainly left it to them! It was heaven. We were able to sit nearby and talk, clutch hot drinks and laugh and take photos, without spoiling their fun. And all the while knowing there was a cosy house with woodburner lit, just a minute away. Tips? Book... (more)Helen Adshead
Sweden treehouse vacation, Grano Beckasin
From
£890
excluding flights
The most memorable moment was spending half a day snowmobiling with Olof and cooking and eating in the jungle. Amazing experience!! (more)Zahra Saeed
I would definitely recommend it there if you like peace and beautiful countryside and good food. (more)Joanna Collison
Gambia vacation accommodation
From
£15
per person per night incl breakfast
A most relaxing, refreshing break and a perfect destination for some winter sunshine! (more)Deborah Lake-Daltrey
The most memorable part was walking up the path and entering the lodge...the lovely flowers surrounding the gate, the relaxing seated area, the birds singing - it reduced me to tears of happiness. (more)Debbie Bradley
The most memorable part...The fabulous fresh water pool at the Lodge that attracted many amazing birds plus the wonderful dawn chorus of birds every morning. (more)Jennifer Ann Rousseau
Devon eco lodge accommodation, England
From
£250
per accommodation per week
The setting of our accommodation was amazing. Absolutely amazing going to go again and will recommend it to lots of friends. (more)Amanda Smith
Seeing the voles playing in the meadow was the most memorable. (more)Linda Walker
The farm was fantastic for the kids, we have made lots of memories that we will treasure. Fantastic vacation and would definitely highly recommend. (more)Louise Hiron
Yurt vacation accommodation in Lanzarote, Canary Islands
From
€1,295
per accommodation per week
The most memorable part was watching my daughter see the stars for the first time! Zero light pollution! Also, I was so surprised by how much there was to do on the island. Nice to wake up each day and know it was going to be sunny and dry! (more)Angellique Sunter
We really enjoyed the boat trip to Isle Graciosa – the operator organised it. We went on a RIB speed boat to get there, then went snorkelling, walking through the town and a beautiful lunch. (more)Michelle Christensen
Absolutely lovely. It is probably a huge cliche but seeing the children laughing and playing by themselves and with new friends meant I was more relaxed - it all just ticked over perfectly and resulted in a great vacation. (more)Kate Macnab
Kasbah du Toubkal in the Atlas Mountains
From
€70
per person per night
Absolutely brilliant...The hospitality and friendliness of the staff at Kasbah du Toukbal. The stunning views from the dining room. The amazing lunches high on the mountains and relaxing on a mattress after lunch before continuing the trek. Great guide and a schedule tailored completely to our needs. We were looked after so well. (more)James Osborn
Excellent -- would thoroughly recommend it! (more)Faizullah Parkar
Very interesting and mostly enjoyable, it felt good not to be mere spectator tourists, but to feel we were contributing to their environment albeit for a short time. (more)Alison Fowles
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