As we journey through a time of uncertainty, one thing is for certain – the wanderlust urge is still relevant. Perhaps more so than ever.
With more time to think, there's been more time to dream when it comes to travelling. If your imagination is running wild with thoughts of sleeping in the treetops, waking up in your very own submerged bedroom 16-feet below sea level or even waking up in the morning to unspoilt views of Ayers Rock, then you'll be pleased to know that you can do all this and more.
Some of the quirkiest hotels in the world take unique to a whole other level; from the Northern Lights dancing above you while you cosy up in your own pod suspended in the trees, to spotting wildlife from your own tented lodge alongside a national park, the sky really is the limit with these exceptional hotels.
1. Treehotel, Sweden
Come and stay in the trees!
Nature and imagination run wild here giving you a holiday-of-a-lifetime in the most unique and memorable way. You'll check-in to the guesthouse when you arrive before making your way across bridges amongst the trees to your exciting home for the night.
At the Treehotel nature, ecological values, comfort and modern design are combined to create an exciting adventure.
Travel between September to March to be in with a chance to watch the Northern Lights illuminate the sky above you.
2. Conrad Rangali Island, Maldives
Your chance to sleep under the sea!
The incredible draw here is The Muraka, a first-of-its-kind, luxury two-level residence with a master bedroom submerged 16-feet below sea level in the Indian Ocean. Above water in your residence, you'll find an outdoor deck with infinity pool, private jet skis, private butler and chef as well as an on-call fitness trainer and spa treatments. Then make your way down the spiral staircase or elevator to your master bedroom, complete with a 180-degree curved acrylic dome with floor-to-ceiling windows and a dedicated tunnel viewing theatre.
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3. Wild Coast Tented Lodge, Sri Lanka
Creature comforts meet adventure...
You can't much closer to nature than in a tented lodge nested on the shoreline next to Yala National Park. The unique design here allows a seamless blend into the surrounding landscape with the use of carefully selected natural materials.
What you'll get to experience:
- Wildlife spotting
- Open-air dining
- Guided safari's
- Sanctuary Spa
Want to experience it for yourself? Enquire today!
4. Longitude 131°, Australia
Experience Uluru in a way like never before
A breathtaking destination on its own, you'll wake up to your own private views of Ayers Rock. Take it one step further and stay on your balcony, complete with daybed and fireplace, perfect for sleeping under the stars.
Just 16 tented pavilions are dotted among the dunes allowing you to connect with the outback landscape and its heritage from a glamourous base!
5. Alpina Dolomites, Italy
Thought to be Europe's most beautiful high-altitude plateau...
- Ski-in, ski-out location
- Dramatic views of the dolomites
- Set at a height of almost 1860m
- Member of the Leading Hotels of the World
A stay here is a truly special experience that focuses on your well-being while in a primed panoramic location surrounded by outstanding beauty.