Unique Spaces in Stunning Places

Monday, 8th July 2019

Destination Specialist

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Are you after a more unusual place to spend the night? From a wilderness retreat in Canada to a glass ‘pod’ in New Zealand and luxury wooden bures the Pacific Islands – here are seven luxurious and unique places to stay that are in the most beautiful locations…

1. Arctic Baths, Sweden

Sweden’s out-of-this-world floating spa hotel opened in 2019. Constructed on the Lule River (around an hour away from Lulea), the much-anticipated Arctic Bath aims to harness the extreme Arctic seasons.

Floating on the water during summer and locked in ice during winter, the hotel will centre around circular open-air plunge pool surrounded by saunas, treatment rooms and a hot bath for soothing muscles between bracing cold plunges.

Our toes are already tingling already! Speak to our Travel Specialists or make an enquiry to find out more. 


2. Clayoquot Wilderness Retreat, British Columbia, Canada

Located on Canada’s Vancouver Island, this exclusive and remote eco-safari resort is accessed by a scenic 45-minute private seaplane transfer from Vancouver. A multitude of outdoor activities is on offer as well as the chance to see bears, orcas and other wildlife. Or you can simply relax and enjoy the rainforest surroundings.

Speak to our Travel Specialists and stay here on a British Columbia tailor-made holiday. 

3. Silky Oaks Lodge, Australia

Silky Oaks eco-lodge is located on the riverside adjoining ancient Daintree National Park in Australia, one of the oldest living rainforests. It is the perfect base from which to explore exotic and tropical North Queensland. Dine in the on-site Treehouse restaurant in the most scenic surroundings and relax and pamper yourself in the luxury spa.

Speak to our Travel Specialists and stay here on a tailor-made Australia holiday.

4. PurePods, New Zealand

Completely immerse yourself in a glass eco-cabin amongst New Zealand’s breathtaking landscapes.  These individually isolated cabins are located on the Banks Peninsula, offering a 360-degree view of the valley, Lake Forsyth and the Pacific Ocean. With four glass sides, a glass floor and glass room, feel part of the surrounding nature, go on beautiful walks and stargaze at night from your bed.

Speak to our Travel Specialists and stay here on a New Zealand tailor-made holiday. 

5. Turtle Island Resort, Fiji

One of Fiji’s most sought-after inclusive holiday resort; Turtle Island is a private resort, home to 14 exquisitely hand-crafted bures. Each of the bungalows is nestled along the famous “Blue Lagoon,” and are separated from each other by generous expanses, meaning you’ll have your own private slice of paradise.

Stay here on tailor made holiday in Fiji or as a stopover en route to/from New Zealand or Australia.

6. Grimsborgir Luxury Apartments, Iceland

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Surrounded by picturesque landscapes in South-West Iceland, this hotel is located next to beautiful Sog, Iceland’s largest freshwater river. Just a 45-minute drive from Reykjavik it is located right in the heart of the Golden Circle route, perfect for exploring. The stylish, fully equipped apartments include an outdoor hot tub and the on-site restaurant offers traditional Icelandic meals and other gourmet food.

Speak to our Travel Specialists and stay here on any tailor-made Iceland itinerary.

7. Iso-Syöte Hotel and Cabins, Lapland

This hideaway in Finnish Lapland features a range of accommodation including a small hotel as well as cosy log cabins nestled in the trees. Guests at small and friendly Iso Syote can enjoy the swimming pool, jacuzzi with fantastic views of the valley, and the Arctic Spa where you can revitalise and indulge in a variety of beauty treatments.

For even more luxury, stay in the Eagles View Suite. The suite is across two floors and features a lounge, fireplace, private jacuzzi and sauna and stunning panoramic views from the hill top. The perfect place to relax after a day exploring the snowy surroundings.

Speak to our Travel Specialists about a tailor-made holiday to Finland.

Feeling inspired?

If you’d like to know more about any of the unique spaces in stunning places, get in touch with our Travel Specialists or send an enquiry. 

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