IL SERENO HOTEL, LAKE COMO, ITALY

Il Sereno is a modern boutique hotel, located on the banks of the infamous Lake Como, in Italy. Surrounded by picturesque mountains and dark teal water, the intimate hotel brings fresh contemporary luxury to the area. The design is inspired by Lake Como's history and culture, with the vertical gardens and sculptures, inspired by the colours and the movement of the lake. (specially created by botanist Patrick Blanc). There are 30 lake front suites to choose from, complete with private terraces, lake views and floor to ceiling windows with plenty of natural light. Guests have a privete beach, a fresh water infinity pool stretching over the lake, a full-service spa, and 3 classic wooden boats designed by Ernesto Riva available for the use.

HOTEL PALAFITTE, NEUCHÂTEL, SWITZERLAND

Palafitte is built on piles on the lake of Neuchâtel with breathtaking views of the Alps. Choose between the Lake or Shore Pavillions. Each room has a private terrace, with direct access to the lake, as well as a jacuzzi. This is an outdoorsman's paradise! There is an array of activities from golf, mountain biking and hiking in the summer to skiing and snowshoeing in the winter. Highlights include Creux du Van, a breathtaking cirque created from water and ice erosion and Saut-du-Doubs, a beautiful mineral and aquatic area to explore on foot or by boat. 

LAGUNA LODGE ECO-RESORT & NATURE RESERVE, GUATEMALA

Enter the Mayan world of The Laguna Lodge by boat, through the legendary Lake Atitlan. The structure of the hotel is naturally integrated into a mountain, providing beautiful views of crystal blue water and three dormant volcanoes. All 6 suites are created from volcanic stone, adobe and palm and inspired by natural surroundings. Step out on your private patio to a garden of coffee and banana trees. Have a candle-light dinner while listening to the sweeping lake, creating surreal ambience. Warm up by the river stone and jasper fire place.

GAL OYA LODGE, SRI LANKA

Gal Oya Lodge is located across beautiful Sri Lankan wilderness next to the Gal Oya National Park. Choose between nine eco-chic rooms with private verandas and ceiling glass windows. Design details such as table tops of sliced timber, the thatched roofs; coconut shells, bamboo and stone as bath accessories make the rooms one of a kind. For a special occasion or a larger group, choose the two bedroom villa perched at the highest point of the lodge, offering the best views. Enjoy the outdoor shower. Swim in the outdoor emerald pool, surrounded by mountains and cliffs. 

ISLETA EL ESPINO, NICARAGUA

Isleta El Espino is a boutique ecolodge, situated on a private island in the Granada Isletas of Lake Nicaragua. The hideaway is owned by a brother and sister team and has a total of five rooms, including a treehouse. Everything on the property has been built by local designers and artisans. Wake up to the sounds of birds chirping and mangoes falling from the trees. Turn on island mode. 

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