Beaches

Veligandu Island Resort Awarded for Community Support

. Veligandu Island Resort and Spa, in the Maldives, has been selected for a Champions Award as a result of its work and commitment to local communities.

LooLa Adventure Resort: Safer Water for All

LooLa Adventure Resort: Safer Water for All

Going beyond community building and renewable uses, LooLa resort finds a new way to prevent wastewater pollution with a simple but smart garden design, benefiting Indonesian residents in many ways. Mallika Naguran visits the resort in sunny Bintan to find out how.

Japamala Resort: Luxury Eco-living on Tioman

Back in the early 2000’s, Tioman Island was a prime destination for keen divers and budget travellers holidaying in Malaysia. But not much else: it was definitely right off the map for quality resort relaxation. Then, just over a decade ago, the Japamala eco-resort opened and showed Tioman was not just for backpackers. By Jeremy Torr

Mövenpick Beach Resort Al Khobar: Planting the Seeds of Sustainability

Nestled on the shoreline of the Arabian Gulf lies Mövenpick Beach Resort Al Khobar, a true getaway that awaits families, couples and corporate travellers alike. The resort features contemporary and spacious deluxe villas and facilities include a private lagoon beach, a wellness centre and restaurants offering a variety of excellent dining options.

The Indian Traveller in Seychelles

The Indian Traveller in Seychelles

The Seychelles Tourism Board, local and Indian trade partners meet to explore the tourism potential of Seychelles for Indian travellers. Beaches, weddings, snorkelling are popular in Seychelles.

Culture and Geology of Bali’s Mountains and Lakes

Why are mountains and mountain lakes so important to the Balinese? Simon introduces us to the cultural and religious significance of the geological landscapes of Bali in the first of a two-part series.

Langkawi Live 2012 - the River Project

Langkawi Live 2012 - the River Project

Langkawi will again host Langkawi Live One Earth Music Festival - an exciting music festival featuring some of Malaysia’s and the region’s most prominent musicians from 2-3 November 2012. Langkawi Live 2012will maximise the picturesque beachfront setting of the Frangipani Langkawi Resort & Spa which will again play host to this year’s event.

Showcase Eco-Resort: Frangipani Langkawi Resort & Spa

Beyond green, this eco-resort in West Malaysia shows how organic methods can be applied to address environmental problems and tourism impacts to produce amazing results. Mallika Naguran meets the man behind this award-winning resort to learn of his unwavering commitment towards Mother Nature.

Eco-friendly Amarela Resort's Boholano Heritage

Eco-friendly Amarela Resort's Boholano Heritage

Committed to heritage and low impact hospitality services, Amarela Resort is a charming eco-resort perched on the Panglao Island coastline of the Philippines. An old Visayas art form - Boholano - is revived in a number of ways here, and the environment is given tender loving care as well, reviews Gaia Discovery.

Krabi’s Centara Resort Sustainability Review: Green Globe From Bronze to Gold

Krabi’s Centara Resort Sustainability Review: Green Globe From Bronze to Gold

Krabi’s Centara is just one of the few hotel and chain resorts under Centara’s portfolio to undergo a green wave of change by participating in a global benchmarking scheme through Green Globe to attain sustainability and promote awareness with its employees and stakeholders. The other four properties to also do so are Bangkok Convention Centre at CentralWorld, Sofitel Centara Grand Resort & Villa Hua Hin, Centara Grand Beach Resort Samui and Centara Karon Resort Phuket. 

Gaia Discovery Partners Big Bubble for Coral Reef Restoration With Biorock® Technology

Gaia Discovery is embarking on a series of environmental projects in Southeast Asia, starting with coral gardening and assisted reef restoration programmes. It seeks the participation of scuba divers from around the world to join its scheduled group trips beginning 14 May 2011.

Timor Leste: Easy to Get-To, Unspoilt Ecotourism Destination

Travelling to Timor Leste is like travelling back in time to a less frantic age. But getting there is a cinch now that regular air services have started fro Changi, Singapore.

Wild Asia Responsible Tourism Awards 2010 Winners

Wild Asia announces the winners for the 5th Responsible Tourism Awards 2010 from Thailand, Indonesia and Sri Lanka at ITB Asia. After months of short-listing the finalists and making site visits to the final six properties and tour operators, Wild Asia’s judging panel has finally selected its 2010 RT Awards winners.

Victoria Hotels & Resorts Get Greener with Tons of Rubbish Collected in Vietnam and Cambodia

Hotels can and should do their part in contributing to the environment in which they operate. A stellar example of upholding community spirit and environmental responsibility is Victoria chain of hotels and resorts in Vietnam and Cambodia.

Philippines: Pearl of the Orient Seas and Ecotourism Marvel

Often overlooked by travelers because of its location on the ‘wrong’ side of the South China Sea, the Philippines rewards those who go the extra distance to reach it, writes Henrylito D.Tacio.