Travel gallery: Bay of Fires Lodge & Walk in north-east Tasmania

Bay of Fires Lodge & Walk, Tasmania

Unique in the Smith collection, Bay of Fires Lodge & Walk in north-east Tasmania combines a stay at a boutique eco-retreat with an inspiring two-day guided trek along one of Australia‘s iconic coastlines. Turquoise seas, snow-white beaches and wildlife-filled bush make the Bay of Fires the perfect place to recharge…

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1 Day One kicks off in Mt William National Park, with a flat, nine-kilometre coastal trek and jaw-dropping ocean views.

Tasmania: Bay of Fires Walk

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Eco-speak with Trevenna’s Jonathan Rowe

Any eco-warrior worth their salt would rather eat their beach towel than stay in an environmentally unfriendly bolthole. After all, how can you kick back and relax if you’re worrying about whether the light bulbs are energy-efficient, if there’s a recycling program or whether your dazzlingly clean bath has been scrubbed with hostile cleaning products? Luckily, with jet-setters increasingly aware of whether their footprint is that of sinner or saint and with so-green-they-glimmer UK properties such as Brecon Beacon’s Fronlas and Devon’s Barn Cottage to choose from, you don’t have to compromise your morals to get away from it all.

One such property to make your green halo glow is Cornwall’s Trevenna. This rural retreat’s luxury self-catering barns are situated in a lemon-and-lime sweep of rural Cornwall, 40 minutes’ drive from the coast and with the dramatic Bodmin Moor and rippling River Fowey a mere stroll away. Trevenna’s owner, Jonathan Rowe, tells us why green is the new black…

Yoga, chocolate and Caribbean bliss

Mmm, a yoga holiday in Grenada. And loads of chocolate. No, I’ve not eaten one too many liqueur chocolates, I’m at Laluna.

It’s all very well treating ourselves to a few days in a stylish boutique hotel in the Caribbean that’ll have us looking and feeling our best. But how many holidays also do good for the local community? The ‘Eco Chic Yoga Retreats’ taking place at Grenada’s most special boutique hotel Laluna not only promise a stylish escape but give guests the chance to help a local charity that works to improve the lives of local children – all while you lie back and say ‘Om’. I’ve been lucky enough to spend a few days here as the guest of the very delightful Wendy and Bernardo Bertucci and meet the founders of these extra-special charity trips, yoga guru, Neo Moreton and Dr Karen Lawson.