great boutique hotels – Amangiri, Canyon Point, Utah, USA
If you’re visiting Las Vegas and suddenly feel the need for a little privacy, take a 4.5-hour-drive to this gorgeous concrete palace. Set deep within the canyons of Utah, this resort is beautifully designed to blend into its surroundings. You’ll never get bored here with its wide selection of adventures, which range from hot-air ballooning to rock climbing.
Giraffe Manor Hotel, Nairobi, Kenya
What better way to feed a giraffe than from the comfort of your hotel dining table? These cheeky long-necked creatures may poke through the window in search of a snack, especially during meal times. Apart from providing accommodation, Giraffe Manor Hotel serves as a sanctuary for the endangered Rothschild’s giraffe. All proceeds also go towards keeping the sanctuary running.
Free Spirit Spheres, Vancouver Island, Canada
Tree houses make us think of those kids in television shows, where they have their own secret fort to play and relax in. But in Singapore’s concrete jungle, there’s simply no land for us to build our own tree house. Thankfully, this Canadian property offers various tree houses for rent, so we can fulfil the needs of our inner child. Each globe is handcrafted and tethered to the trees with ropes. Don’t worry, it’s completely safe.
Hotel Palacio de Sal, Uyuni, Bolivia
Don’t be tempted to lick the walls in the hotel (it’s against the rules), for this hotel is made entirely out of salt. Also known as the ‘Salt Palace’, everything from the walls to the furniture is made out of the very thing it’s built on: The world’s largest salt flat. If you really crave that mineral, have a taste of the hotel’s signature dish, salt chicken.
Montaña Mágica Lodge, Huilo Huilo Reserve, Chile
A surreal and stunning place in the Hulio Hulio reserve that covers 60,000 hectares of Valdivian land, this cone-shaped hotel looks absolutely magical with a man-made waterfall spewing from its tip. If you’re staying here, spend your time exploring the forest, which includes natural hot springs and unexplored lakes. The best part? Flying through the trees on a zip-liner.
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