Since 1969, restaurant, hotel, travel & other witty reviews by a handpicked, worldwide team of discerning professionals—and your views, too.

More Travel News

Travel and Hotel News



April 21, 2010

Guilt-Free Green Luxury

Cacao Pearl eco-homes in Palawan

The first non-profit and luxury eco-resort community to commit 100 percent of operating profits to environmental protection and social improvements will be built on a 124-acre private island in the Calamianes archipelago, at the northernmost tip of the Palawan Biosphere Reserve in the Philippines. The property, named Cacao Pearl, will feature eco-friendly items like wind turbines and solar panels surrounded by lush rainforest and towering coconut trees, fringed with over a mile of pristine beaches. The exclusive property will offer a spa, infinity pool, as well a few different dining options. Operated by Cacao Resorts, the property will also offer some of the best shipwreck diving in Asia.


PCT042110
(Updated: 04/14/11 CT)

Whether looking to travel across the Australian Outback, the Canadian Rockies or historic Europe, these opulent trains will let travelers see the countryside in comfort.
Boutique fleets are the hottest thing on the high seas, promising smaller passenger lists, larger staterooms and sophisticated resort facilities.