With so much of the word at our fingertips and more accessible than it has ever been before, many of us are looking for unique experiences to try, take photos of, and tell our friends about.
Hoteliers are aware of this, and more and more are built with what appears to be Instagram in mind!
Here are some of the most exclusive and individual hotels you can actually stay at.
Icehotel, Jukkasjärvi, Sweden
The name gives this extraordinary hotel away a little. The Icehotel is exactly that, a full hotel made entirely from ice from the neighbouring Torne River.
The holding temperature of the hotel is between -5 to -8 degrees Celsius, and each room is individually themed with hand-carved ice furnishings.
During the summer seasons you will be able to experience the midnight sun, and in the winter months, if you are lucky, the Northern Lights!
An ice room not your thing? They also offer warm rooms too.
The Retreat at the Blue Lagoon, Iceland
How does a hotel with a subterranean spa and a world-famous geothermal pool sound? Pretty incredible we would say.
The newly opened Retreat at the Blue Lagoon offers those staying there unlimited access to the Retreat Spa, Retreat Lagoon, Blue Lagoon and Blue Lagoon Ritual, as well as some rather special skin care products.
Similarly to the Icehotel, if you visit in the summer you too can enjoy the midnight sun, or have an excellent chance at viewing the Northern Lights in the winter.
Anantara Al Jabal Al Akhdar, Oman
The Middle East is known for its luxury hotels, so why not check out the Middle East’s highest five-star resort, Anantara Al Jabal Al Akhdar in the Sultanate of Oman.
This hotel has views like no other. Sitting on the curving rim of a great canyon, this hotel features panoramic views of the rugged Hajar mountains from the cliff-edge infinity pool.
At this hotel you can relax with the views, in the spa, or head out on a hike or abseiling down the cliffs themselves!
Taj Lake Palace, Udaipur, India
This hotel was built in 1746 as a palace for the young price Maharana Jagat Singh II of Udaipur and is situated in the middle of Lake Pichola. It is completely surrounded by water, just as a prince would want!
This hotel is one of the most romantic hotel destinations in the world and has flawless service with the highest standards.
Taj Lake Palace became world renowned when it featured in the James Bond film Octopussy.
Amangiri, Utah, United States
Modern and striking architecture is set in the dramatic and wild Utah landscape at the Amangiri. This is not a location that you would expect to find such a luxurious hotel and spa.
Sit back and watch the sunset over the landscape in the Mesa View Suite, or try one of the two Terrace Pool Suits if you fancy your own private pool.
Outside the hotel you can enjoy lots of walking, so pack those comfy shoes and sunscreen!
The Caves, Negril, Jamaica
Welcome to Naomi Campbells’ favourite hotel! Located on the cliffs of Negril on Jamaica’s west coast is The Caves. Described as ‘a handcrafted utopia which combines all the natural glamour of Negril, with a modern, Metropolitan attitude” all rooms at this resort feature views out to see and enjoy the sunset.
For obvious reasons, this hotel is a popular honey moon location, and guests can enjoy a private candle lit dinner in the caves. This really is unique experience.
Treehotel, Swedish Lapland
Embrace your kidult and spend a night in the equivalent of an adult treehouse!
Seven unique treehouses, including a UFO, bird’s nest and mirrored cube, have been built in Harads’s forests. Each offers Scandi minimalism with home comforts and are all eco conscious. Located just 50 miles south of the Arctic Circle, the Northern Lights may even be visible to you in the winter months.
Longitude 131, Uluru, Australia
Mix luxury desert glamping with world heritage listed nature here at Longitude 131. This hotel in Australia’s Northern Territory really is the best way to experience Uluru. Each of the 15 rooms features a perfectly framed view of the famous rock.
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