As adventurous travelers are continually seeking out distinctive hotel and resort experiences around the globe, a number of unique lodging choices have been popping up in an effort to satiate even the most discerning traveler’s appetite. Look no further than these top five exclusive hotel experiences for the trip of a lifetime:
HOTEL COSTA VERDE, PROVINCIA DE PUNTARENAS, COSTA RICA: Take flight in this unique luxury suite housed within an upcycled 1965 Boeing 727. The fuselage has been converted into an air-conditioned two-bedroom, two-bathroom guesthouse with ocean and jungle views. To extend the theme, a C-123 Fairchild cargo plane houses Hotel Costa Verde’s restaurant and pub.
SANTOS EXPRESS, MOSSEL BAY, SOUTH AFRICA: If aviation is not your thing, the Santos Express offers guests the opportunity to sleep in a repurposed 1920s passenger train located just steps away from the idyllic Santos Beach. The train’s passenger cars have been converted into a mix of private suites, offering rooms in a variety of price ranges.
PALACIO DE SAL, SALAR DE UYUNI, BOLIVIA: The Salar de Uyuni salt flats are the inspiration behind this luxury resort, in which nearly everything in the hotel is made out of salt. Located in the middle of the Bolivian desert, this 30-room resort boasts sweeping views of the famous salt flats as well as a fine-dining restaurant featuring a host of local flavors.
GOLDEN CROWN LEVIN IGLUT, LEVI, FINLAND: One of the most sought-after travel experiences in the world is the viewing of the breathtaking Northern Lights. The Golden Crown Levin Iglut sets guests up for this one-of-a-kind experience in one of its 18 glass igloos designed to offer panoramic views of the aurora borealis.
TREEHOUSE LODGE RESORT, IQUITOS, PERU: Stoke the fires of adventure with a stay at this eco-friendly treehouse resort located deep in the Peruvian Amazon rainforest. This remote resort is accessible only by way of a one-hour boat ride from Iquitos. While at the resort, guests will delight in the chance to interact with nature and imbibe in the local cuisine on the grounds of the 345-acre outdoor lover’s paradise.
Whatever your fancy, be sure to pack a sense of adventure and childlike wonder as you embark on any of these exclusive journeys.