Off the Path Unique Destinations – The world seems like its shrinking – like there’s no places left to truly discover. But, discerning luxury travelers are letting go of the idea of well-known tourist spots, becoming more and more adventurous. Does this sound like you? Are you not content anymore with the usual destinations?
If you’re looking for more unique, out-of-this-world options, check out these out-of-the-way places you might not have discovered:
Camping is a holiday pastime as old as the dirt you place your tents on – but, what if you could experience luxury ‘glamping’? And not just any glamping experience will do. Skylodge Adventure Suites, located within the Sacred Valley of Peru, doesn’t offer camping on the ground. Instead, you’ll hike to your room up on the side of the mountain each night. Your ‘adventure suite’ is a transparent pod that provides a bird’s eye view in all directions high above Peru’s magnificent countryside. Condors swoop overhead, and as dusk turns to dark, the blue of the sky is replaced by a shimmering blanket of diamonds in the sky. After your night of scenic sleep, you’ll enjoy breakfast on the mountain before you zipline down to begin your next adventure.
If you’ve ever scuba dived, you know the exhilaration of being under the water and experiencing a literal whole new world of life. Tanzania’s Manta Resort takes being underwater to brand-new depths. At Manta Resort, near the Zanzibar coast, your room is beneath the tides in your own private oasis of ocean. Your room is encased in glass 12 feet below the surface, allowing you to spend the night under the sea. Above your room is a landing deck complete with a lounge and a bathroom. And above that is a sundeck. Your meals are catered to you so don’t have to leave the comforts of your room.
And if you’re traveling for a romantic getaway, take a look at the UNESCO-recognized city, Matera, in Italy. The entire city is dotted with caves that are hundreds of years old. Want to treat your beloved to a real historical treat? You can stay in one of these candlelit caves at Sextanio Le Grotte del la Civita. Your bath is nestled into a cozy nook, and before you retire for the evening, enjoy a gourmet meal in the Grotte’s restaurant. The restaurant is within a church that was carved into the caves.
For a truly unique getaway, what’s at the top of your list?