Have a taste for the outdoors but don’t fancy that high rise? These incredible hotels in incredible locations will allow you to explore the great outdoors with minimal effort – warning, they may be pricey!
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Canvas Hotel, Telemark, Norway.
Majestic Mongolian yurts set in an off-the-grid mountain bike park with 100km of trials! Need we say more? Image Credit: The Canvas Hotel.
Akakus & Ubar Magic Lodge, Ubari, Libya
Amidst the sand dunes, in the heart of the Libyan Desert, lays the enchanting Akakus & Ubar Magic Lodge in Libya. Why not explore the Libyan Sahara and Akakus Mountains during your stay?
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LEAPrus3912, Mount Elbrus, Russia
Wanting to climb a Seven Summit this year? If you’re looking for a bit of luxury, look know where else than the energy efficient LEAPrus3912 hotel. Opened to the public back in September, the hotel was built on the Southern glacier of Mount Elbrus, a dormant volcano with an altitude of 5642 meters.
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Loisaba Lodge, Laikipia, Kenya
Loisaba Lodge offers guests the chance to sleep under the stars in four-poster beds, overlooking the Kenyan Kiboko waterhole. Wake up amongst the wildlife with a variety of day activities to chose from, including horse riding, camel riding, rafting, quad biking and mountain biking.
Image Credit: Loisaba Lodge.
Whitepod, Massongex, Switzerland
Stay overnight in these comfortable snowy domes at an altitude of 1400 meters based in the Swiss alpine landscape. Make sure you visit between the months of December to March to make the most out of the area’s excellent snow conditions, snow trekking excursions and 7km of private ski pistes. Image Credit: Whitepod.
The Mantra Resort, Pemba Island, Zanzibar
Paradise doesn’t come much closer than this. The Mantra Resort in Zanzibar comes complete with a 3-levelled floating hotel suite, submerged 13 feet below the sea with a 360-degree view of the Indian Ocean. Image Credit: The Mantra Resort.
Free Spirit Spheres, Quallicum Beach, Canada
These wooden handcrafted spheres are suspended high up in the canopy of Vancouver’s west coast rainforest, made accessible by spiral stairways and suspension bridges! Image Credit: Free Spirit Spheres.
Soneva Kiri, Koh Kood, Thailand
Experience dining like never before in Soneva Kiri’s sky-high dining pod, a bamboo basket suspended 26 feet off the ground overlooking the beach, with a waiter who arrives by trapeze! The resort lets you explore the unspoiled island of Koh Kood through rainforest trekking, snorkelling, diving, kayaking, windsurfing, waterskiing and wakeboarding activities. Image Credit: Soneva Kiri.
The Cambrian Hotel, Adelboden, Switzerland
After a long day hitting Adelboden's slopes, unwind in the hotel’s idyllic outdoor heated pool, with a stunning snow topped mountain view. Image Credit: The Cambrian Hotel.
The Tree House Lodge, Limon, Costa Rica
Sleep in a Sangrillo tree, on a 10-arced ocean front resort in Costa Rica, with surfing Costa Rica’s most powerful wave the ‘Salsa Brava’ and zip lining through the Caribbean Rainforest right on your doorstep. Image Credit: The Tree House Lodge.
Hotel Artic, Ilulissat, Greenland
From May to September guests can stay in these aluminium igloos with Ilulissat Ice Fjord, containing one of the world’s largest and most active glaciers just outside the door! Image Credit: Hotel Artic.
Tsala Tree Top Lodge, Plettenberg Bay, South Africa
Located in the treetops of an age-old indigenous forest, Tsala Tree Top Lodge lets you explore every inch of this South African paradise. From swimming with seals, surfing at Plettenberg Bay, kayaking, bungee jumping, and shark cage diving, the treetop canopy tour must not be missed! Image Credit: Hunter Hotels.
Kakslauttanen Arctic Resort, Saariselkä, Finland
Sleep under the stars, staring up at the Northern Lights from inside these snug glass igloo domes. Enjoy the resort’s Finnish sauna tradition, immersing yourself in the world’s largest smoke sauna. If you’re one to brave extreme waters, you can take a dip in the cold spring waters- they even cut a whole in the ice if it is frozen over! Image Credit: Kakslauttanen Artic Resort.
Juvet Hotel, Valldal, Norway
Juvet Hotel is Europe’s first landscape hotel, with huge panoramic windows, hidden on a riverbank in Valldal, you are truly immersed in the area’s natural surroundings. Image Credit: Juvet Hotel.
Attrap Reves, Allauch, France
Each transparent bubble offers panoramic views of Allauch and comes complete with a telescope and a star chart for your spectacular night sky view. Image Credit: Attrap Reves.
Uma by COMO, Para, Bhutan
Indulge yourself in a gourmet culinary feast in the heart of a woodland archery field, located in the secluded Himalayan Valley. Make the most out of everything the hotel has to offer, including mountain trekking, mountain biking and overnight camping. Image Credit: Como Hotels.