Here’s one for your Christmas wish list. Imagine-floor-to-ceiling views of the Great Barrier Reef’s spectacular underwater seascape — all from the comfort of your bed! Opening this summer, Australia's first underwater accommodation, Reefsuites, will offer an aquatic adventure that’s tailored for two.
A heartfelt congratulations to The Havannah Vanuatu, which has just been named in National Geographic’s Unique Lodges of the World collection. It’s one of only four properties in the Australia/Pacific region (and one of just 61 in the world) to be accepted into this prestigious group. Handpicked by National Geographic sustainable tourism experts, these properties share a strong commitment to sustainable practices and protecting natural and cultural heritage.
Great Barrier Reef marine locals are being joined by a few new friends, with a series of awesome underwater sculptures just revealed. Pass our wetsuits, please.
Six Australian artists were chosen to have their sculptures submerged in this creative reef awareness initiative. Now accessible are Maori Wrasse at Blue Pearl Bay off Hayman Island, two different manta ray sculptures at Manta Ray Bay off Hook Island, and Turtle Dream at Langford Spit. The enormous Anthozoa a four-metre-high concrete single coral polyp, will be installed at Blue Pearl Bay in late September.
Although known for its magical Silk Road cities, the Central Asian hub of Uzbekistan is still a bit of a holiday wildcard.
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