There are countless beautiful hotels these days, with luxurious interiors and perfect locations making them pretty hard to beat. But we’ve been seeking something a little more extraordinary. From incredible tree houses you’ve always dreamed about to hidden underwater boltholes, we’ve uncovered the best places for a unique yet luxurious get away. A night in an igloo? Sure.
The Underwater Room at the Manta Resort, Pemba Island, Zanzibar
Imagine if you could experience the underwater delights of the Zanzibar archipelago without even having to actually get in the water. Manta Resort’s underwater room on Pemba Island allows you to do precisely that, as well as sleeping in its specially designed turquoise bubble four metres below the surface. The floating structure has three levels to make the most of; at sea level you can lounge in the living area, before climbing the ladder to the viewing deck for panoramic views of the shimmering aquamarine ocean.
The deck offers a platform, ideal for stargazing – with perfect clarity and the gentle lulling of the waves providing the ultimate ‘one with nature’ feel. By day, shoals of fish dance around the subaquatic retreat with many making a home in the structure, and by night the spotlights attract even the shyest of creatures, such as Octopus and Spanish Dancers. A stay in this underwater bolthole really is a once in a lifetime experience