Discover and dream your way through our selection of stunning unusual and exciting hotels in locations all over the world revealed in High Definition.
Hammock Hotels
La Valise  
Tulum
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La Valise is a dream for anyone looking for extraordinary raw beauty. This hotel has only nine rooms under hand-thatched palapa roofs and feels like your own little secret paradise. The beach is outside the door, so here you are, awakened by the breeze from the Caribbean sea, to gaze …
Accommodation types: Beach
Location: Tulum  Mexico  North America
La Casa  
Del Mundo
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The charming little hotel nestled on a mountain cliff in Lake Atitlán is run by the owners, Bill (originating from the US) and Rosy (from Guatemala). They met and married in Alaska, where their two sons, Sebastián and Benjamín, were born. Their dream was to build their own house in …
Accommodation types: Nature   Remote
Magic Hills  
Bali
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The off-grid bamboo house lies in a part of Bali rich in biodiversity, where you can experience the beauty of flora and fauna. Naturally, that would include waking up to birds singing, but also the various cheeky insects - it's the jungle after all! Selat is located in the Eastern …
Accommodation types: Jungle   Nature
Location: Selat  Indonesia  Oceania
Ventana  
Big Sur
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Spread out on 243 acres of pristine land in California's most beautiful corner, Ventana Big Sur resort is encircled by the Post Creek. The dramatic Pacific coastline and forested redwood mountains set the tone of this epic place. The resort has been around since the 1970s, but after the famed …
Accommodation types: Luxury   Nature
Location: Big Sur  USA  North America
Tree House  
Lodge
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Tree House is a fairytale ecolodge on Costa Rica's scenic Caribbean coast situated on a 10-acre private land. The lodge is nestled in the lush forest of the Playa Chiquita at the edge of the Gandoca-Manzanillo wildlife refuge. You will get the best of both worlds here. It is a …
Accommodation types: Beach   Fairytale   Jungle   Nature
Hostal  
Las Olas
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Heading to Copacabana? If you want to take a break from run-of-the-mill hotels, check out the quirky little place called Hostal Las Olas Guesthouse. It’s a complex of ten private villas, all of which come in different shapes and with unique interiors (my personal favorite is the seashell). Las Olas …
Accommodation types: Eco-Friendly   Fairytale   Nature
River Kwai  
Jungle Rafts
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The world-renowned River Kwai Jungle Rafts resort has been providing guests a tranquil atmosphere amid the natural beauty of Thailand since 1976. Located on the River Kwai in Kanchanaburi, Thailand, this “floatel” is nestled in the Erawan National Park. From here, you can easily explore many of the natural caves …
Accommodation types: Eco-Friendly   Floating   Nature
Majahuitas  
Resort
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Set in the sleepy town of Chacala (which means “where the shrimp are” in the native tongue), this resort is located in a secret cove only accessible by boat. There is no wifi or television, and the little electricity needed is produced from solar panels. There are several private houses …
Accommodation types: Beach   Eco-Friendly   Nature
Parrot Nest  
Lodge
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This family-run lodge is a great way to experience living in a beautiful jungle habitat. Stay in one of the treehouses and laze in a hammock watching the evening fireflies dance and glow against darkened trees. Or what about a cabin set in the ambrosial gardens where the sounds of …
Accommodation types: Jungle   Nature
Hotel  
Boca Chica
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Acapulco, Mexico, in the 1950s was a glamorous haven for rich dudes with grey-haired chests and beauties in white bikinis. But recently, some people have said it is in decline. Lucky, then, that Hotel Boca Chica has arrived on the scene. Located in a vintage Acapulco hotel, new owners overhauled …
Accommodation types: Beach   Design
Deseo  
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Located in the Mexican Caribbean and achingly hip, this hotel is built around a courtyard swimming pool: the blue iris in an eye of chicness. Around the pool are the designer day beds and a Jacuzzi. There is a DJ playing ambient music, hopefully with gratuitous lashings of DJ Shadow. …
Accommodation types: Design
Texel  
Yurts
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I have never had a bad time in a yurt. There’s something lovely about the gas lamps, woodburning stove to keep your group warm on the rug-strewn wooden floor. These things aid relaxation in a way that doesn’t require expensive treatments or over-enthusiastic massages. The structure is circular with the …
Accommodation types: Yurt
The Hoopoe  
Yurt Hotel
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Well known to discerning free spirits, the Yurt is the traditional accommodation of the native peoples of Afghanistan and Mongolia. They are canvass constructions with wooden floors and colored lattice wooden supports. Inside it is a cozy and intimate experience. Opening the painted wooden door directly into the stunning scenery …
Accommodation types: Eco-Friendly   Nature   Yurt