To go on a once in a lifetime vacation you need to plan in advance. So while the holiday season has just finished and most of us are back to work, it’s the perfect time to start planning for your next dream destination.
To help you plan your next vacation, Bright Side compiled a list of 10 heavenly hotels located in the most idyllic of locations. Each one of them is worth a visit.
If you love cold weather, snow, and ice, then this is the place for you. Trust us, it’s an otherworldly experience. Where else can you imagine sleeping sitting on an ice-chair or sipping your drinks from a glass carved out of clear ice. And if you want to get married, there is also a church made entirely out of ice.
The Manta Resort, Tanzania
We don’t doubt there are some among you Bright Siders, who would consider an awesome view to be one of the best attractions of any hotel. Manta Resort gives you that, and does it in style! Its underwater rooms feature transparent walls that let you see the fish and marine animals going about their business, literally all around you. Imagine an octopus waving its tentacle to say hi to you!
Sala Silvermine Underground Suite, Sweden
If you are tired of your ringing cell phone and all the electronic distractions around, head on over to the mine suite at Sala Silvermine. It is located 155 m underground in a historic silver mine in Sweden, so no cell phone signal reaches down there. And while you walk through the dark and damp passageways of the mine to reach your suite, you can feel what it felt like working down there. Remember to pack some warm clothes, although the suite is warmed, the hallway leading to it isn’t.
Skylodge Adventure Suites, Peru
We suggest going for it, even if you are scared of heights. The views that you get from a transparent cabin hanging 440 m above ground overlooking the pristine Sacred Valley of Peru are simply spellbinding.
Conrad Maldives Rangali Island, Maldives
Did you enjoy watching Aquaman? Do you also want to live underwater? If yes, this is the hotel for you. While the hotel pitches its under-ocean bedroom with glass windows and ceilings as its prime attraction, we would say that the experience of lying in the bathtub and watching shoals of fish swim past the window is even more exhilarating.
Hanging Gardens Of Bali, Indonesia
For our Instagram loving readers, and for those who love being in the wild, this is a place you should not miss. The swimming pool here is so gorgeous that there’s no reason to wonder why it’s one of the most photographed. The dense rainforest and the amazing tropical weather make this retreat every wildlife lover’s dream come true.
Tu Tu’ Tun Lodge, Oregon, US
When we stumbled upon this lodge, we were left mesmerized and you will for sure be too. If you are looking for a quick weekend retreat, head straight to Tu Tu’ Tun Lodge. Nestled on the banks of the Rogue River, it is the perfect place to relax and unwind. The Rogue River and its picturesque surroundings make this place look postcard perfect.
Kakslauttanen Arctic Resort, Finland
Watching the hypnotic Northern Lights is on the bucket list of many people. And no other resort offers a view like the Kakslauttanen Arctic Resort. You can lie all night long and soak in the magic of the aurora borealis. Also, if you happen to visit during the winter, you can enjoy riding snowmobiles, taking sled rides with huskies, and ice fishing. And if you wish to feel like Santa Claus, you can take a reindeer ride.
Ladera Resort, St. Lucia
If you enjoy living in the jungle, this resort is for you. Overlooking the country’s famed Piton Mountains, the gorgeous blue Caribbean Sea, and surrounded by dense forest, this place is as magical as you could dream it to be. And with rooms featuring only 3 walls with the fourth side being open and exposed to the amazing nature, you can expect unexpected guests from the forest as the sun sets.
Bambu Indah, Bali
Aquatic life has some sort of a bewitching charm, which makes any hotel, that gives us a chance to enjoy it, feel special. While there are a couple of hotels and resorts that let us peek into the marine side of life, to see the bustling life in a pond, you have to stay at The Udang (‘Shrimp’) House at Bambu Indah. The rooms are situated over a pond and have a tempered glass floor, but do not worry, they won’t crack.
Where did you spend your last vacation? Which of these hotels will you put on your travel bucket list? Let us know in the comments.
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