PICTURES: 8 Hotels Worth Touring

By Jill Becker, Special to CNN

(CNN) — Check in to any nice hotel, and the concierge will be more than happy to recommend or reserve a tour of the area. But in some cases, you don’t even have to leave the property to take in the sights, because what’s right there under your nose is worth further exploration.

Here are a handful of hotels around the globe that offer guided tours of some of their more unique and fascinating features.


This Caribbean gem isn’t just home to five-star accommodations and amenities, it’s also the site of the world’s first resort-based hydroponic farm, which sources the vast majority of herbs, vegetables and edible flowers used in all five of the resort’s restaurants, as well as its spa.

Tours of the farm are held three times each week and are led by Dr. Howard M…

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