Taking Ecotourism to New Heights
While some eco-friendly hotels merely appeal to tree-huggers, Martinique’s Le Domaine de Robinson actually gives them the whole tree (at least for the duration of their stay). This seven-room nature-lover’s paradise is nestled in the verdant wilds along Martinique’s southwest shore. The beach sand is black; the water, unbelievably vibrant shades of blue and green. Colorful and fragrant wild flowers are everywhere. Civilization, in the form of the lively resort town of Trois Ilets, is just a few miles away, but it feels much further by virtue of the property’s secluded location well off the main road. The snorkeling here is great, and well-marked hiking trails are nearby.
The main attraction here, though, is undoubtedly the new treehouse bungalow, which was just completed in October 2009. Perched some 20-feet above the ground in an apricot tree, this latest addition to Le Domaine de Robinson offers a most unique opportunity to commune with nature at a most amazingly low introductory price of 100 Euros (roughly $136) per night.
Check it out at http://www.domainederobinson.com.