One of Autumn’s most enjoyable ecotourism destinations is Madagascar – all thanks to its gorgeous weather and many interesting ways to encounter nature, be it snorkelling the coral reefs or spotting a baby lemurs hitching rides on their mamma’s backs.
Malagasy for “mountainous island” the archipelago gets its name from the signature stone formations of Nosy Hara, a region of twelve uninhabited islands encircled by coral reefs. Here among the azure sea you will find salt life at its best––exotic, eclectic and never in a hurry. In fact, you’ll often hear “mora, mora” a Malagasy phrase that speaks to how everything needs its proper time. There is no regular boat traffic into the Nosy Hara, so a sail there is a slice of heaven, and requires some planning in advance. This remote locale provides unrivalled encounters with sea life including 279 species of coral fish, 108 species of coral, a variety of sponges, molluscs, marine turtles, whales, dolphins, birds, and 18 different reptiles including the smallest chameleon in the world - a rare, unique tropical paradise.
Constance Tsarabanjina, your sanctuary away from home, is infused with a warm Malagasy spirit and offers luxurious eco villas dotting exotic beaches, its own brand of barefoot chic. An intimate retreat, the resort cheerfully anticipates your every desire with staff dedicated to authentic experiences and a commitment to help you discover yours.
The private beach of the restaurant sets the stage for rustic elegance and an abundance of seafood. The laid-back atmosphere mirrors the simplicity of the natural world, reflected in the simple, fresh local ingredients that create flavourful cuisine. You’ve never had afternoon tea quite like this before, or dinner at the beach for that matter. constancehotels.com
HOLLAND Encounters at Nosy Hara Archipelago Romantic sail to the past
There is a lightness about Amsterdam, infused with a precise yet playful spirit unique in all the world. There isn’t a more breathtaking ride in Autumn then on her legendary, often painted canals.
Sail away from the crowds in search of your own space on the water. A much-
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This page, Amsterdam’s realm of canals alive in gorgeous, distinctive hues
needed break from terra firma, a calm settles once you enter the realm of canals which come alive in gorgeous, distinctive hues that only arise during the change of seasons, transforming the waterways.
A UNESCO World Heritage Site, the 165 canals are an efficient and tranquil way to sail through the city’s legendary history as a local and experience the freedom of sailing wherever the day leads. The sights of Amsterdam will take your breath away as you sail past world-famous museums and remnants of medieval walls, constructed to protect her from one-time invaders.
An exceptional retreat with a nod to the past in the heart of this majestic
Autumn getaway, Waldorf Astoria Amsterdam is a collection of six canal palaces on the Herengracht in Amsterdam, dating from the sixteenth century. A window into Dutch graciousness at its finest, the property combines legendary service and timeless elegance to deliver an unforgettable experience. A short walk from branded boutiques, museums and theatres, this architectural marvel hosts breathtaking views of the canal or courtyard gardens from guest rooms, suites and lofts. Leave the day behind with luxurious treatments at Guerlain Spa which includes a private indoor pool and fitness area. At the end of the day, you will enjoy indulging in world-class dining at the Librije’s Zusje Amsterdam, a two-star Michelin restaurant. waldorfastoria3.hilton.com