Three weird and wonderful places to stay this holiday season

May 22, 2022

If you are looking to stay somewhere a little out of the ordinary this festive season, we have you covered. From right here in Australia, to the African continent and then the USA, we have selected three unique accommodation concepts that are sure to provide unforgettable memories and a whole lot of fun. Take a look...Bubble Tent, New South Wales, AustraliaHailed as 'Australia's first inflatable homestay', Bubble Tent Australia is a glamping-style tent in the stunning Capertree Valley - which is nestled between Lithgow and Mudgee.The tent sits on a secluded part of a 1,000+ acre working farm and overlooks the world's second largest canyon. For the nature lovers, this location is listed as one of the best places  around the globe for bird watching.A queen bed and eco-friendly bathroom, complete with a shower, mean you'll be staying in comfort. You can make the most of technology too, with an iPad on-hand, pre-loaded with playlists, birdwatching apps, and 'Luminous' - a stargazing app that allows you to take a virtual tour of the solar system.






Images: Mayumi Iwaski

The Loisaba Starbeds, Kenya, Africa

Get up close to nature with this unique outside accommodation in the Eastern Valleys of Kenya. From your handcrafted, four poster bed, you'll overlook Kiboko Watehole, which is home to a hippo family! You'll be looked after by a team of traditional Samburu and Laikipia Maasai Warriors, providing a true cultural experience. Plus you have your own dining room, sitting room and expansive deck to soak up those views.





Images: Loisaba Wilderness, from here.

Amangiri Aman Resort, Utah, USA

Over in Utah is the protected valley of Canyon Point, which isn't where you'd normally expect to find a luxurious resort. But Aman's Amangiri is perfect for those seeking a high-end and very private escape.

Overlooking rock formations and the arid desert, the resort's interiors are equally as stunning, with a focus on ochre, yellow and pink to complement the natural surroundings it sits within.

If you can pry yourself away from the comforts of the resort, the iconic attractions of the Grand Canyon, Monument Valley and Lake Powell are all within exploring distance, or book into one of the resort's activities such as hot air ballooning, helicopter rides, and horse-riding excursions.





Images from here.

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