Agency: Exsus Travel
This company has dozens of villas and private houses across Argentina, Belize, Brazil, and Peru, many of which adhere to an eco-friendly philosophy. A number of property owners rely on solar power, recycled water, and locally sourced organic food, and the agency also contributes to charities in local communities.
A three-bedroom estate on Santa Cruz Island's Pelican Bay, this villa boasts a steam room and sauna, sundeck, heated infinity swimming pool, and a collection of videos and books about the Galapagos; the villa also comes with a dedicated naturalist guide who can design custom itineraries, providing travel on the villaâ€™s private speedboat. A short walk from the villa is the Charles Darwin Research Centre in Puerto Ayora, dedicated to the conservation of the Galapagos ecosystem.
Congratulations to Mei Lin, winner of Top Chef Season 12.