With more people embracing the concept of responsible travel, ecotourism is the fastest-growing segment of the travel industry.Exotic Retreatsis a sumptuous collection of gorgeous holiday retreats. It features 40 remarkable hotels, ecolodges, and resorts from around the world... from the tops of mountains to tiny secluded islands, and from five-star luxury pads to barefoot hideaways. What makes these retreats different is that they all tread lightly on the earth; they all give more to their local communities than they take, and they all use architecture in a sustainable way which also complements the beauty of the surroundings. Organized by region, the beauty and character of each destination comes alive in color photographs, sketches, and architectural plans. And for all those planning their dream holiday, contact details are given!This is the ultimate wanderlust inspiration for actual or armchair travelers, as well as for those looking for exotic design ideas for their own home.Faiers, Julia is the author of 'Exotic Retreats: ECO Resort Design from Barefoot Sophistication to Luxury Pad' with ISBN 9782880468095 and ISBN 2880468094.