Travelling is more than just visiting a destination; it’s about experiencing something new and extraordinary. While traditional hotels offer comfort and convenience, there’s a growing trend in seeking out unique accommodations that promise unforgettable memories and adventure.
From sleeping in a treehouse perched high above the forest canopy to spending the night in a cosy ice hotel, the world is full of remarkable places to stay. In this article, we’ll take you on a journey to explore some of the most unique stays around the world that promise to turn your vacation into an adventure.
Treehouse escapes in Sweden
Imagine waking up to the rustling leaves and chirping birds high up on the treetops. Treehouse accommodations have become popular, and Sweden’s Treehotel in Harads is a prime example. Each treehouse is an architectural masterpiece designed to blend seamlessly with the forest surroundings.
Options range from the Mirrorcube, a mirrored treehouse reflecting the environment, to the UFO, a futuristic capsule suspended in the trees. This extraordinary experience allows you to reconnect with nature while enjoying luxurious amenities.
Sleeping on water in the Maldives
The Maldives is renowned for its stunning overwater bungalows, but Soneva Jani takes this concept to the next level. This luxurious resort features retractable roofs in its water villas, allowing guests to stargaze from the comfort of their beds.
Additionally, some villas have water slides that plunge directly into the crystal-clear waters of the Indian Ocean. It’s a surreal experience that combines opulence with nature in a truly unique way.
Cave dwellings in Cappadocia, Turkey
Cappadocia is famous for its almost unreal landscape of fairy chimneys and cave formations. To fully immerse yourself in the region’s unique charm, consider staying in one of the many cave hotels scattered throughout the area.
These ancient dwellings have been transformed into boutique accommodations, blending history and luxury. Hot air balloon rides at sunrise are popular, providing breathtaking views of the otherworldly landscape.
Hobbit holes in New Zealand
For fans of J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit, New Zealand offers the ultimate fantasy escape. The Hobbiton Movie Set in Matamata allows visitors to stay in cosy Hobbit Holes.
These charming, Earthy abodes are nestled in the rolling hills of the North Island and provide an enchanting glimpse into the fictional world of Middle-earth.
Underwater Seashell House in Mexico
Located in Isla Mujeres, this Airbnb is a real-life seashell-shaped house. The Airbnb, also known as ‘Casa Caracol‘, features underwater windows in the pool area, allowing guests to observe marine life in the surrounding Caribbean waters.
Inside, the seashell theme continues with unique and creative interior design. The spaces are adorned with mosaic seashell patterns, and the curvy architecture gives the interior a cosy and organic feel. Book your Airbnb stay here.
Bamboo house in Bali, Indonesia
Immerse yourself in nature by booking a bamboo house in Bali. Lush jungles surround these eco-friendly accommodations, which offer an unbeatable serene escape. The innovative design allows for natural ventilation, making air conditioning unnecessary. Large windows and open-air living spaces provide a close connection to the surrounding nature.
Castle in Ireland
Fulfil your fairytale dreams by staying in a castle in Ireland. Airbnb offers various castle accommodations, such as the Dromoland Castle in County Clare, where you can live like royalty for a night or more. Dromoland Castle’s history dates back to the 16th century when it was the ancestral home of the O’Brien family, descendants of Irish High King Brian Boru.
Dromoland Castle offers a range of luxurious accommodations, including beautifully appointed rooms and suites. Guests can enjoy elegant furnishings, plush bedding, and modern amenities while retaining the castle’s historic charm. The castle is a popular destination for weddings, conferences, and special events.
Arctic stays in Finland
Nestled in the heart of Finnish Lapland, Kakslauttanen Arctic Resort offers a range of arctic accommodations, including glass igloos. These transparent domes provide unobstructed views of the starry skies and, if you’re lucky, the Northern Lights. Cosy up in a warm bed while staying connected with nature in this surreal winter wonderland.
Beautiful Gers in Mongolia
Nestled in the vast and remote landscapes of Mongolia’s Gobi Desert, the Three Camel Lodge is a luxurious oasis that offers travellers a unique blend of comfort, adventure, and cultural immersion.
These Gers are surprisingly comfortable and furnished with hand-painted woodwork, cosy bedding, and modern amenities. The lodge offers a range of Gers, including standard, deluxe, and suites, each providing a unique level of comfort and space.