Why settle for ordinary when you can have extraordinary? Relax and look no further, we’ve travelled the world to uncover truly out of the ordinary locations and experiences to spark your imagination. These extra special boltholes will leave you utterly speechless.
We love the experimental and are forever amazed by what architects can dream up. Allow us to open your mind and take your breath away with these out of the ordinary, out of this world places to stay offering exceptional service in memorable locations.
Just 50km from the Arctic Circle, hidden away amongst the tall pine trees lies Treehotel, one of the most unique treehouses in the world where nature and imagination run wild. This visionary concept, brought to life by founders Britta and Kent in collaboration with some of Scandinavia’s leading architects features seven remarkable eco-friendly tree rooms including the Mirrorcube, Bird’s Nest, a UFO and the 7th room with north facing windows perfect for watching the Aurora Borealis in comfort. Families, couples and groups can experience exciting outdoor adventures such as dog-sledding tours, snowmobile safaris, eagle spotting, zip-lining and culture-rich encounters with the region’s ethnic Sami people.
Introducing the discerning traveller to captivating once-in-a-lifetime adventures in some of India’s furthest flung corners. From June to December, The Ultimate Travelling Camp, Thiskey, Nagaland and Disket, is the sought-after choice for those seeking dramatic otherwise uncovered landscapes, local festivals and culture accompanied by a private tour manager and vehicle.
Art imitating life or life imitating art, the distinctive blurs at this illustrious, almost palatial hotel. Commissioned by King Mohammed VI, over 1,500 Moroccan artisans with skills passed down through generations were employed to craft the monumental work of art that is Royal Mansour Marrakech. Every detail has been painstakingly created using authentic and traditional methods.
Feel controlled by electronic devices and can’t help but respond to every text and email even on holiday? Petit St Vincent could be your perfect escape to unplug; no TVs, no phones and a very limited Wifi service, just island peace, tranquillity and indulgence for a handful of guests to unwind with low key on-island activities. The only sounds you will hear are the soothing rhythms of the sea.
There’s something truly spine-tingling about gazing at the world’s scenery from the vantage point of your deep soaking bathtub with the finest glass of bubbles in hand. Slide right back and soak up jaw-dropping views of city skylines, safari savannahs and paradisiacal islands.
The secluded Panoramic Pool Villa deserves a special mention at Raffles Seychelles. It’s strategically placed deep soaking bathtub enjoys spellbinding views of shimmering sapphire seas, lush green forests and silhouettes of dramatic granite boulders through its floor-to-ceiling windows. It’s unashamedly romantic, perfect for a well-earned honeymoon.
Specially commissioned bathtubs under a grand chandelier occupy a prime spot in the 28 individually designed styled rooms by owner Liz Biden. Showcasing awe-inspiring views of Cape Town’s Victoria & Alfred Waterfront or Table Mountain through the distinctive five metre high jewelled-like windows ballooning out from The Silo Hotel's façade.
Regarded as Australia’s Galapagos, Kangaroo Island is home to the much celebrated architectural masterpiece, Southern Ocean Lodge. Submerge into the hand sculptured granite bath of the super premium Osprey Pavilion. Soul stirring views of the ocean, white-sanded beach and untouched wilderness are magnified through its enormous panoramic window.
It's all about the Room
Whether it's glamour and guestlists you desire, reconnection with family and friends or a celebration for a special occasion for two, why not mark it in style and trust us to find you the most extraordinary room you’ll never forget. Our dedicated team of experts have access to the top palatial suites with exclusive privileges, home-from-home signature living abodes and secluded barefoot beach hideaways.
Elegantly poised above the crystal clear waters of Noonu Atoll, the impressive Three and Four Bedroom Water Reserves at Soneva Jani are the perfect place to bond with family and friends, creating a myriad of magical memories. The epitome of indoor-outdoor living fused with an expanse of space are complemented by sustainable materials which flow from room to room. Submerge in the private swimming pool or swirl down a giant water slide splashing into the sparkling lagoon whilst the intuitive service provided by Mr./Ms. Friday caters to your every need. Gaze at constellations of stars through the retractable roof in the Three Bedroom Reserve master bedroom.Read More
The unrivalled Royal Spa Pool Villa at Elounda Gulf Villas & Suites is highly regarded by today’s royalty and A-listers. As well as a sauna, steam bath, fully-equipped gym, two Jacuzzi’s, a spectacular crescent shaped infinity edge pool with panoramic views overlooking the shimmering Mirabello Bay ensures an undisturbed and indulgent stay for up to eight guests.
Promising an exhilarating experience deep within a private wildlife conversancy, a team of traditional Samburu and Laikipak Masai warriors at Elewana Loisaba Star Beds wait for a night time experience like no other – a handcrafted four-poster bed is rolled out from under the thatched roof, leaving you to fall asleep beneath the vast and brilliantly bright stars.
The four infinity pool sanctuaries at Jade Mountain are unique in size and design with a selection of handcrafted furnishings that provide finishing touches to the sweeping spaces that flow flawlessly into one another. An open space, where a fourth wall would be commands outstanding panoramic views across to the famous Pitons.
At Carrier, we believe dining well means more than Michelin stars, gourmet menus and critical accolades; it’s fair to say there are some unique dining experiences that will set your culinary pulse racing. Diners can be seated underwater in a natural aquarium, watch their chef line-fish Mahi Mahi in Antigua or sample over 500 different whiskies at one of Cape Town’s premier addresses.
Dive into subaquatic cuisine at SUBSIX, the underwater restaurant at Niyama Private Islands. Only accessible by speedboat, whisk over 500 metres of coral reef to descend 20 feet beneath the waves via a dramatic three tier staircase. View the spectacle of iridescent coral fish, giant groupers and Hawksbill turtles as they glide by from the comfort of your soft anemone chairs under the coral-like chandeliers.
Famed for its gravity defying location on the 61st floor of Banyan Tree Bangkok, Vertigo and Moon Bar consistently rank as the coolest rooftop restaurant and bar in the world. Dine on fork-tender seafood and premium steaks overlooking an intoxicating 360 degree view of the city’s shimmering skyline. The Moon Bar is the place to be during a spectacular sunset.
Soneva Fushi invites you to uncover the enchantment of the Maldives and its hosts. An exhilarating speedboat journey brings you to to an uninhabited island where one of the most acclaimed chefs in the Maldives, Chef Sobah creates a menu of unique Maldivian cuisine with a modern twist using ingredients foraged by the Chef himself before being introduced to the starry night sky by the resident Astronomer.
Innovative Kids Play
Exploding the myth that kids' clubs are simply about painting pictures, never has child’s play has been more innovative, educational and fun. We’ve unearthed a few of our favourite kids' clubs designed to inspire mini scientists, botanists, artists and astrologists. These perspective-changing experiences are guaranteed to enrich and educate.
The drawbridge that leads up to a wave of stairs creates a feeling of excitement and anticipation at Soneva Kiri’s extraordinary kids' club. Hovering among the trees an eco-friendly bamboo framed structure resembling a giant manta-ray with four dedicated rooms, a free flowing auditorium, and windows peeking down to the forest floor below. The Art Room, Music Room, Fashion Room and a Library provides a belly full of LIFE* activities (Learning-Inspiring-Fun-Experiences, while child friendly cultural excursions offer a deeper connection with rainforest walks, visits to local schools and Thai cookery lessons. The renowned ice-cream parlour “So Chilled” features a wall of more than 60 mind-blowing flavours of ice-creams and sorbets while Willy Wonka fantasies become reality in the Chocolate Room with a never ending supply of chocolate inspired confectionary presented in blends of up to 95% cocoa goodness.Read More
Kids are in for a great time at the UNESCO haven, Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Landaa Giravvaru. Care for injured turtles and build a coral reef with two pioneering Kids' Club programmes; ‘Passport to Adventure’ and ‘Mission: Landaa Giraavaru’. Or learn to dive in the lagoon (8yrs+) before exploring even deeper in the world’s first 3-person DeepFlight submarine (12yrs+).
Children aged between four and 12 years can delight in a sense of wonder and discovery at The Ritz-Carlton, Abama, hosting activities developed by Jean-Michel Cousteau’s Ocean Futures Society. Encouraging curiosity through natural wonders and traditions, children can challenge their minds in one of the eight distinct zones including a scientific area, planetarium, theatre space and rolling gardens.
Replace screen time with serene time thanks to the Kids Corps of Discovery immersion programme at The Resort at Paws Up. Children aged three to five years can enjoy pony rides, explore old ghost towns and pan for gold while children six to 12 years can race go-karts, mine for sapphires and show off their prowess on rope swings. Listen to ancient tales from local cowboys while toasting s’mores over the firepit.
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