Delta Nature Resort
The danube delta is one of the continent's last frontiers, an untamed tropical region with hundreds of wildlife species living among its wetlands, and just a handful of villages. Before the arrival of the Delta Nature Resort three years ago, there were practically no modern places to stay. The low-impact, 32-acre eco-lodge overlooks the apex of the Danube, about 180 miles northeast of Bucharest, and attracts a mix of nature lovers, sport fishermen, and wealthy Romanians. At a distance, the resort resembles a typical low-key fishing village, yet the 30 villas are outfitted with luxe but unobtrusive amenities and flourishes—jet-force showers, handmade carpets, polished wood furniture—that don't distract from the simple allure of having the setting, a vast expanse of nature, all to yourself.