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Unique Spaces in Stunning Places

Sunday, 9th February 2020

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-roofed, secluded cabin in New Zealand; a floating hotel in Swedish Lapland to a luxury wooden bure in the Pacific Islands.

We’ve rounded-up a collection of unique and indulgent places to stay each in a beautiful location that will be sure to enhance your trip. These showpiece properties are perfect for a big celebration such as a birthday or anniversary, or perhaps if you simply want to cap off your touring holiday with an indulgent stay.

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

Floating on the water during summer and locked in ice during winter, the hotel centres around a 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!

Stay here on our Spa Break at Arctic Bath or as part of a tailor made Sweden holiday.

Sleep may well be the last thing on your mind at SkyScape. With glass roofs and walls, this accommodation is all about wide-eyed appreciation of the cosmos. Snug in the native bush of South island’s Omaha Hill Station, the three recessed SkyScape units provide ground-level star gazing from a king-size bed. Watching, mesmerised, as the Milky Way arches overhead, you’ll appreciate why this area has been declared an International Dark Sky Reserve. The night skies are some of the clearest in the world. You can even gaze at the heavens from an outdoor cedar bathtub, contemplating the Southern Cross with a glass of New Zealand sauvignon in hand.

Spend a couple of nights here and you’ll certainly connect with nature. Off-grid, accessed by dirt road and fed by pure spring water from the Ben Ohau Range, SkyScape offers farm tours as well as gourmet breakfasts and evening platters using fresh local produce.

Emma Thomson, Travel Writer says
“Tucked Hobbit-style into the hillside, SkyScape was the perfect one-room hideaway to escape to. I spent the day touring the merino sheep farm with owner Bevan and the afternoon sipping fine wine while watching hawks hunt rabbits on the tussock-laden landscape. My lasting memory? Soaking in the outdoor bathtub watching the steam rise up towards the shooting star-streaked night sky.”

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

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 and offers luxury under canvas. 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 Canada tailor-made holiday

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.

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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.

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 a tailor-made Iceland holiday.

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.

Stay here on our Iso-Syote Winter Hideaway holiday in Finnish Lapland.

Unique Spaces in Stunning Places

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 on 01737 214250 or send an enquiry. 

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