Eco-Friendly Earth Day Offers

written by | Posted on April 17th, 2013

Le Meridien Bora Bora Ecological Center.

Le Meridien Bora Bora Ecological Center.

Celebrate Mother Nature this Earth Day with an eco-inspired package or stay at these properties worldwide.

Located on a 6-mile-long islet, the 99-bungalow Le Meridien Bora Bora has opened a new onsite Ecological Center. The center features a submarine observatory where guests can watch sea turtles being fed; educational aquariums with baby coral that are part of the resort’s reef restoration program; an interactive touch pool with hermit crabs, sea cucumbers, shells and sea stars; a laboratory; a museum; and the turtle conservation, now a 10-year-old center to protect the endangered sea turtles in the South Pacific.

Guests can explore the new center with the Green Package being offered now through June 30. The package includes a 4-night stay in a Motu View bungalow; a private VIP Lagoon Discovery tour; a visit to the Ecological Center; access to the resort’s daily turtle feeding; one couple’s Traditional Polynesian massage; a stuffed turtle toy; breakfast and buffet dinner for two; and roundtrip transfers from the airport to the resort.

Rates start at $4,405 dbl for four nights. For more information, call (800) 543-4300 with booking code GREENLMBB or visit lemeridien-borabora.com.

In Florida, the 211-room Guy Harvey Outpost, a TradeWinds Beach Resort in St. Petersburg is offering two complimentary dolphin watching excursions for each suite booked for a 2-night stay, as part of its Earth Day offerings.

Guests head out on a 2-hour cruise exploring the local waters and a secluded island, learning about wild dolphins from a certified Dolphin SMART captain. The resort is certified Dolphin SMART, meaning it practices responsible stewardship of wild dolphins in coastal waterways.

In addition, the resort provides nightly cocktail receptions; a resident fishing expert who leads talks, walks and demonstrations; and the Li’l Guys kids’ club with activities for children and teens.

The offer is available now through May 23. Rates start at $218 per night for a suite (plus a $35 nightly resort amenity fee). For more information, call (877) 428-4000 or visit guyharveyoutposttampabay.com.

Meanwhile, travelers can experience an eco-friendly safari experience at Singita Mara River Tented Camp in the Serengeti National Park in Tanzania.

The camp, which runs on solar power, re-opens in May and focuses on sustainability and conservation in the area. Singita Mara features six camps, two of which are for families, in addition to a dining area, lounge, sundowner bar tent and plunge pool. The all-inclusive rates also feature trade coffees and teas, salads, and ethically sourced ingredients, such as organic eggs and grass-fed meats.

Rates per night start at $1,275 pp in high season and $950 pp in low season. For more information, visit singita.com.