Today, travelers are increasingly seeking, and easily finding, accommodations that allow them to be more in tune with their surroundings — be it a forest, beach or conservation preserve.

Through water, air and earth, these communities are connecting residents with the beauty mother nature has to offer. 

Nestled along a protected cove with pristine coral reefs and tranquil waters, this property prides itself as having one of Los Cabos’ largest year-round swimmable beaches offering a new, unparalleled way to immerse in the very best of the Baja region. Guests can kayak, take out a Schiller bike to try biking on the water, or go on a guided paddle boarding tour. The resort’s H2O Cave — a watersports center that is carved into natural granite bluff — lends out snorkel masks with GoPro attachments to explore and capture the local coastline and waters teeming with aquatic wildlife.

Snake River Sporting Club in Jackson, Wyoming brings a whole new meaning to “home on the range.” Situated on 800-acres of verdant topography with nearly seven miles of private access to the famed Snake River, the private club and residential community offers true outdoor-lovers authentic Western experiences and curated excursions. Members and guests can take in the stunning scenery of old-growth forest and surrounding mountain ranges via the club’s network of horseback riding trails.

Air — Palmetto Bluff 

Take a deep breath of the fresh air at Palmetto Bluff, which is surrounded by 32 miles of riverfront and an abundance of lush, maritime forest. With so much natural landscape, owners and guests alike can partake in outdoor pursuits by land and sea, but what’s really magnificent is watching what goes on in the air through birdwatching. Palmetto Bluff has a natural bird sanctuary on-property called Bird Island, a breeding ground which thousands of egrets, herons and ibises call home.