It’s hard to narrow down and find the perfect hotel to stay at when you go on holiday, as there are so many options to choose from, each offering amazing service, one-of-a-kind experiences, luxury amenities, and/or a variety of fun activities.
It’s obvious that if you want to go on a beach holiday, you choose a beach resort, but what if you’re looking for something different? Luckily, there are resorts and hotels that cater for people looking for a unique experience located across the globe.
Atlantis, The Palm in Dubai
Atlantis, The Palm is situated in Dubai, and is one of the best-known resorts in the city. The award-winning resort is home to a number of out-of-this world amenities and attractions that make it hugely popular with travellers and locals alike.
These include the Aquventure Water Park with its record breaking rides and slides, the extraordinary sensual ShuiQi Spa, and a number of restaurants, including celeb chef Gordon Ramsey’s Bread Street Kitchen & Bar.
The highlight at this hotel in Dubai has to be their unique accommodation in one of two underwater suites! Named Poseidon and Neptune, the suites offer guests an intimate and romantic atmosphere and the chance to wake up to breath-taking underwater views that include the ruins of the mythical lost city of Atlantis and 65 000 marine inhabitants, visible through the floor-to-ceiling windows.
Barefoot at Havelock in India
This beautiful resort is located on the Andaman Islands in the Bay of Bengal and is the first and only eco-friendly resort on the islands. The resort is made up of 31 thatched tents, cottages, and villas that include spacious interiors, modern amenities, and en-suite bathrooms. Barefoot at Havelock’s unique features include its surroundings – it is situated on the world famous Beach No.7 and is surrounded by lush tropical forests.
Here, away from the hustle and bustle of city life, guests can appreciate their tranquil surroundings and the beauty Mother Nature worked so hard to create. What’s more, guests have the opportunity to go on one of the unique adventures offered by the resort, such as diving with elephants!
Tswalu Kalahari in South Africa
If you didn’t think it was possible to sleep out in the open in Africa, I’ve got news for you. Tswalu Kalahari is a 100 000-hectare private game lodge in South Africa that is home to the Malori Deck, a room on a raised platform that allows its guests to sleep under the stars, or under a thatched roof – depending on their preference.
Malori means ‘dreamer’ in Tswana, and this unique experience will seriously trick you into thinking you’re dreaming. This safe adventure offers guests a true insight into Africa’s beautiful wilderness, including waking up to stunning sunrises, indulging in panoramic views of the endless landscape, going on safari or a guided bush walk, or relaxing at the award winning spa that opens onto a secret, indigenous garden with a labyrinth, an outdoor patio, cool treatment tsalas and a yoga pavilion.
Holidays are nothing without memories and you will make so many more memorable moments if you choose holiday accommodation that offers something out of the ordinary, as these three do.