Traveling opens you up to a whole new world of adventure, cultural stimulation, exotic foods, and foreign lifestyles. From skydiving and bungee jumping to whitewater rafting, cage diving, hiking, and whale watching, there’s a ton of crazy activities to try out there. But why let the excitement stop at excursions?
After a long day of trekking through blistering winds and scorching deserts, the weary traveler is going to need a place to lay their head. These hotels are so unusual that they offer out-of-this-world experiences even when you’re asleep!
Golden Crown Levin Iglut — Finland
Spend the night under the Arctic sky inside one of Levin Iglut’s glass igloos. With high level amenities and spacious interiors, these enchanting lodges are made of electrically heated non-fogging glass, so you can snuggle up in a cozy bed while admiring the cosmos in all their splendor. Equipped with air conditioning, a small kitchen, a bathroom, and Wi-Fi, you can feel right at home whilst leisurely lying beneath the northern lights. Accomodating couples and families alike, there are 18 pods to choose from at this hotel, which itself is located just six miles from the Levi resort town.
Hotel Costa Verde — Costa Rica
After all those grueling hours spent traveling back and forth on airplanes, sleeping uncomfortably in an upright position in an attempt to not start subconsciously cuddling the stranger in the seat next to you, why not try your hand at sleeping in a plane that isn’t airborne at all? In fact, the upcycled 1965 Boeing 727 that protrudes from the facade of Hotel Costa Verde is actually considered a luxurious lodging, with views that’ll keep you flying even when you’re dreaming.
The entire interior of the fuselage has been decked out to ensure a comfortable and whimsical stay, offering jungle and ocean views, a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a bathroom.
Treehouse Lodge Resort — Peru
These secluded circular treehouse apartments are a one hour long boat ride from Iquitos, after which guests have to climb anywhere from 34 to 67 feet to one of the resort’s eight thatch-roofed treehouses. With railings, curtains, and mosquito nets acting as your only barriers from the great outdoors, this hotel allows you to sleep within meters of monkeys, macaws, sloths, and other incredible rain forest inhabitants!
Manta Resort — Zanzibar
Fusing the human and animal worlds into one is the Manta Resort in Zanzibar: a place that offers a unique stay on a remote island surrounded by turquoise waters. An underwater room lets you dream below the surface of the waves as your windows open you up to the colorful reefs around you. Watch in awe as tropical sea creatures swim past your windows, or gaze up into the milky way as you lie in your bed and await those magical shooting stars.
Fantasyland — Canada
This hotel was designed for the quirky, and it’s a great place to experience childhood nostalgia alongside your family. With over-the-top themed bedrooms, the Fantasyland hotel teleports guests to bygone eras and phantasmagorical realms where magical beings await your arrival. Relax in the Roman Suites’ lavish hot tubs, or escape to the islands of Polynesia. West Edmonton mall, Canada’s biggest shopping mall complete with a waterslide and amusement park, is also just a stone’s throw away from this wonderland of a resort.