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From going green in Thailand to the ice of Antarctica

A fresh face on the Mykonos scene

THE longest stretch of sand in Mykonos will soon be home to a new Cycladic-styled hotel formed of local stone and concrete. Myconian Avaton, a Design Hotels member, has 85 rooms and is due to open on Elia beach in May with sinks carved from wood, private jacuzzis and monochrome suites. From £208 per night, designhotels.com

No plastic at the inn

With the plastic straw revolution going strong, the opening of Thailand’s new plastic-free hotel is timely. The boutique Akyra Tas Sukhumvit Bangkok will open in May, offering stainless steel bottles that can be refilled at water fountains, toiletries presented in ceramic containers, biodegradable bags in each of the 50 rooms and absolutely no straws in its Siam Soul Café. From £90 per night, theakyra.com

Secret Yoga Club heads to the Algarve

Portugal’s stylish 12-room Casa Fuzetta will be the base for the Secret Yoga Club’s springtime retreat. The six-day escape to Olhão in the Algarve, will be led by Kundalini yoga teacher Carolyn Cowan and will involve two daily yoga classes, workshops in abundance, plus plenty of essential beach time. £1,200, Apr 30-May 5, secretyogaclub.co.uk

Amazon’s birdlife spectacle

Deep in the Peruvian Amazon, hundreds of parrots and macaws gather on a daily basis to eat detoxifying clay from the walls of the Tambopata National Reserve. Peru specialist Aracari is launching tours into the rainforest, staying at the revamped Tambopata Research Centre lodge, so you can witness this technicolor phenomenon for yourself. From £1,133 for three nights, aracari.com

Visual art in the Faroe Islands

A shipyard in Tórshavn, the capital of the Faroe Islands, is hosting an exhibition, Lonely Hearts. Martin Christiansen’s sculptures and Hansina Iversen’s paintings will be at the industrial Listahøllin space in a bid to convey the isolated life of an artist. Until April 1, visitfaroeislands.com

Speed up your Antarctic cruise

The Drake Passage is one of the world’s roughest seas and part of the usual Antarctica cruise experience. A new World Expeditions voyage departing in 2020 bypasses the seasick pills. The Antarctic Peninsula Extravaganza includes a two-hour each-way flight from Patagonia to King George Island, 75 miles from Antarctica’s coast, from where the nine-night cruise departs. From £6,050, dep Feb 24 2020, incl accommodation, meals, shore excursions, worldexpeditions.co.uk