Top 5 Unique Resorts

Posted on Apr 2 2014 - 9:39am by Amy Labbadia


Selecting the right hotel when you’re planning your vacation can be stressful – after all, you don’t want to make the wrong choice. Sometimes you end up playing things safe, opting for a hotel that isn’t awful but that isn’t particularly remarkable either. Well, we’re here to solve your problem. We’ve made a list of the top 5 unique resorts around the world, all of which guarantee a completely original experience, so you never have to worry about staying in the wrong hotel ever again.

The Giraffe Manor, Kenya

Aptly named, the Giraffe Manor is one of Nairobi’s most iconic lodges, owed to the giraffes that frequently visit it. It’s not uncommon for you to wake up with one of these magnificent creatures poking its head into your room, or even trying to pinch your breakfast!

Whilst staying in this quaint and inspiring location, you’ll be able to learn all about these endangered animals and may even get to interact with them during your stay. 

Kolarbyn Eco Lodge, Sweden

This eco lodge is all about providing guests with an authentic taste of the wild. Situated in the heart of a forest, the eco lodge consists of several camouflaged wooden huts, the roofs of which sprout mushrooms and bilberries! If you want to stay here though, you will have to leave your home comforts at the door; that includes electricity and showers. Consisting of only one bed and a fireplace, each wooden hut is built for survival rather than luxury, but that is all part of the Kolarbyn Eco Lodge experience!

In the morning you’ll be able to enjoy a hot cup of coffee and go wandering on a wildlife safari, where you’re liable to meet Sweden’s furry inhabitants.

Poseidon Undersea Resort, Fiji

Plunge into the ocean where your accommodation resides, for the Poseidon Undersea Resort in Fiji is an underwater accommodation that guarantees an entirely unique experience to guests.

Your guestroom is furnished with panoramic windows that overlook the 5,000 acre lagoon, providing unforgettable views. Plus the tropical sealife that casually swims past your windows will complete the surreal atmosphere of this resort. 

The Caves Resort, Jamaica

Balanced on top of the limestone cliffs of Negril’s West End in Jamaica, the Caves Resort is a sprawling 2-acre accommodation that promises luxury and tranquillity. Comprised of twelve exclusive clifftop villas, all of which enjoy a unique décor, you will be able to enjoy uncompromised ocean views when you reside at the Caves Resort.

One element which makes this resort so popular is the Caves Spa, which offers an irresistible range of treatments, including soothing massages and rejuvenating facials. 

Submarine, St Lucia

If you’re in search of a romantic getaway with your loved one then it doesn’t get much more romantic than this unusual accommodation. You’ll be able to get away from it all – quite literally – as you board your own private leisure submarine, which then descends beneath the ocean’s surface.

The interior of your love submarine is contemporary down to the last details, and boasts panoramic windows so that you can admire the abundance of the tropical sealife that dwells in the ocean. Complete with a living room, dining area and bar, you won’t have to worry about claustrophobia in the surprisingly spacious submarine.

About the Author

Amy Labbadia is a travel writer for the luxury tour operator Wanderforth