Agricultural adventure awaits you in the lower latitudes. Here are a few ideas to salivate over, from the rootsy to the ritzy.
North Country Farms – Kilauea, Hawaii
This small organic farm near the famed Na Pali coast on the island of Kauai offers a single guest cottage, which rents for under $200 per night. Ensconced in tropical foliage, you’ll have the option of picking your own produce and grilling local seafood on the lanai (that’s Hawaiian for veranda).
Belle Mont Farm – Basseterre, St. Kitts and Nevis
This sprawling eco-resort, with rooms starting in the $200 to $300 range, includes 400 acres of farmland and the “world’s most edible golf course.” Dining options abound with multiple restaurants (mountainside, beach, or 30-foot wood table out in the fields, your choice), plus a bar serving house-brand rum and a farm-fresh grocery delivery service for those booking one of the self-contained suites.
Kahanda Kanda – Galle Fort, Sri Lanka
Located on a traditional tea estate, you’ll dine on meals prepared from the surrounding gardens — they’ll even set up a table for two under the stars — before retiring to your private mini-villa, which can be had for under $300 a night (you get your own pool in the pricier villas).
Copal Tree Lodge – Punta Gorda, Belize
Rooms at this 12,000-acre eco-resort start at just $125 per night and come with views of the rainforest. Your food, however, will come from the 3,000-acre organic farm on-site that produces everything from eggs and vegetables to coffee, chocolate and rum.
Hacienda San Antonio – Comala, Mexico
In the volcanic highlands of south-central Mexico lies a very pricey farm stay — rooms start at $700 in the off-season. No detail is spared in the lodgings, as well as the food, 90 percent of which comes from a nearby biodynamic farm. The hacienda has a beachside sister resort nearby, supplied by the same farm, which is even more lavish.