It holds the world record for ‘smallest hotel in the world’ and, when you arrive at Punta Grande, you will be forgiven for thinking you have arrived at the home of an insane fisherman with a love for very exposed locations. Situated on a rocky outcrop in the island of El Hierro in the Canary Islands, you might get a bit lonely as it is far way away from the island’s only town and sparse 10,000 strong population.
Hotel Puntagrande has only five rooms, but each of them is uniquely designed. Much of the wood has been salvaged from shipwrecks which is eco-friendly and a bit creepy. One room even has a little balcony for you to hang your fishing rod out of. Unique touches and little bits of seafaring paraphernalia decorate the interior and the downstairs dining room has a tree root protruding from the ceiling because, I suppose, when you live on a rock in the middle of the Atlantic ocean, things get a bit weird. Indeed, Tom Hank’s imaginary football friend from the film ‘Cast Away’, Wilson, has apparently visited this remote hotel. But reports have yet to be confirmed.