A holiday is as much about where you stay as it is about where you go. Why not try staying somewhere completely different on your next trip? If you’re looking for something a little more isolated, these unique places make a great alternative to traditional hotels and offer an escape from the crowds. Whether you choose to stay in a tepee or a villa, you can be sure that the experience will be unforgettable!
Live out your childhood fantasies and stay among the treetops. This really brings nature escape to a whole new level. Imagine the peace up in the trees, nothing but birdsong and the rustling of leaves to interrupt your thoughts. We can picture it now - your morning coffee with an unbeatable view and your evening surrounded by stars. To top it off, many of these treehouses have hot tubs - the cherry on top of a perfect getaway for any adventurer!
For a truly lavish escape, you can’t go wrong with a villa. This is the perfect option for families and large groups. Why share a hotel pool if you can have one all to yourself? That's if you're keen on a luxury villa, but many of them offer privacy and comfort without breaking the bank. No need to worry about noisy neighbours or crowded spaces, this is the peace and quiet you want while you’re on holiday. You’re also free to create your own schedule and you won’t need to be worrying about dining times - have breakfast in your pyjamas at midday if you want to! The only problem you’ll have is that you won’t want to leave.
For a cosy holiday away from it all, is there really a better choice? Log cabins, lodges and chalets make incredible escapes, particularly for couples seeking a bit of romance. Get back to basics and snuggle up away from the worries of the world, deep in the forest. Our advice? Find somewhere with a hot tub or sauna so you can really unplug.
Let’s be honest, the only thing better than a beach holiday is a beach holiday right next to the beach. If you’re looking for a quiet, laid-back seaside getaway, an apartment moments away from the shore is just the ticket. Wake up to incredible sea views and enjoy having the space to yourself. A beach apartment makes a particularly great getaway for groups of friends or families looking for seaside fun with the kids.
A floating hotel? Sign us up! Whether you choose a boutique boat or a swanky yacht, this will be a getaway to remember. Get a taste of life at sea and, depending on where you are, observe wildlife up close. This is a great option for couples looking for something romantic, cosy and unique. Definitely one for the books!
Tepees (or tipis) offer the ultimate glamping experience for adventurers. If you enjoy the great outdoors, a stay in a tepee (or tipi) can be lots of fun, as well as an affordable option. Don’t be fooled by the simple design, tepees can be incredibly comfortable and a great way to enjoy the outdoors and escape the everyday. Get ready for nights around a fire, roasted marshmallows and starry skies. This is the perfect way to soak up the natural world while reveling in childhood nostalgia.
When you finally can travel further afield, staying in one of Puglia’s many trulli is an absolute must. Trulli are traditional huts made of limestone with a cone-shaped roof. They look like something out of a fairytale and you won’t find them outside of Italy. Alberobello, a small town in Puglia, is famous for its collection of over 1000 trulli which were built in the 14th century and are now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. These houses have stood the test of time, and have now been transformed into shops, restaurants and accommodation. For cultural explorers and history buffs, this is a great place to stay.