5 Special Places to Stay From Around The World

5 Special Places to Stay From Around The World

1. HERITAGE SUITES HOTEL – Siem Reap, Cambodia

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Luxury tents within a private campsite that boast extravagant amenities such as plush mattresses, pillows and linen, flush toilets, washbasins and top Cambodian botanicals Bodia Nature products. Any couple seeking an adventurous yet romantic getaway can do so through this ethereal retreat with sister company Heritage Adventures. Start off the journey with a countryside jeep tour and hidden temple visit, then settle in during sunset and enjoy welcome cocktails and cold towels. All meals are fully catered for and when night falls, the site is lit with candles and oil lamps for an experience like no other.

WHAT ARE THE ADDITIONAL DRAWS?

Tents run cheaper with higher number of bookings, so head on down with your private entourage and explore the hidden temples and archaeological wonders such as Prei Monti and Beng Mealea en route to the camp site. When daylight arrives, the group can also go on a culture tour to a nearby village in a traditional ox cart.

2. THE CANOPI – Bintan, Indonesia

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Safari-inspired tent suites that come with modern day spoils of air-condition, 4-poster beds, LCD television, outdoor Jacuzzi, BBQ pits, sisal carpets and complimentary Wi-Fi. Each suite is 400sqft big, with a private garden where visitors can stargaze in a hammock. The Canopi is just 45 minutes away from Singapore via a high-speed catamaran ferry and includes an activity of interest for all nature advocates and thrill-seekers. Exotic species of rainforest plants and wildlife can also be spotted during the Mangrove River Safari, these includes kingfishers, raptors, otters and even snakes.

WHAT ARE THE ADDITIONAL DRAWS?

Right out front the glamorous row of outdoor suites is the spectacular 6.3 hectares salt water Crystal Lagoon. This is Southeast Asia’s first and largest recreational sea-water body that has undergone a treatment process. Aquagliding, bumper boat, jetovator, kayaking and water tricycle are just some of the interactive water activities available. Bali also has some of the world’s best masseuse so be sure to book an in-room massage session while at it.

3. TREEHOTEL – Harads, Sweden

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The Mirrorcube by Treehotel – Harads, Sweden

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Thematic rooms up in the trees. Treehotel Sweden is world renowned for its incredible accommodation types that comes in the form of a Bird’s Nest, a Cabin, a Dragonfly, a Mirrorcube, a Blue Cone or a UFO. The owners were inspired by the film The Tree Lover by Jonas Selbery and, with the help of Scandinavia’s top architects, they created these aesthetically beautiful rooms that blend well with the surrounding environment. During peak seasons, travellers will also get a chance to spy the magical Aurora Borealis right above the pine forests.

WHAT ARE THE ADDITIONAL DRAWS?

Britta’s Pensionat is open for Treehotel’s guests to dine in an authentic 1930-1950s setting. There is also a restaurant, bar, sauna, relaxation area, television area and internet for all visitors to enjoy before setting foot through the breathtaking nature into the individual treerooms. Depending on the season of visit, visitors can either experience snowshoe hiking and dog sledding or kayaking and fishing. There will never be a dull moment.

4. TENA TENA – South Luangwa, Zambia

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Authentic safari camps nestled under magnificent and thick groves of mahogany trees. Located in the remote Nsefu section of South Luangwa National Park, Tena Tena provides extraordinary experiences for all their visiting guests. Walking safaris, game drives, cultural village tours, visitations to local market and tribal textiles are all part of the travel journey. The camp runs on solar power with a backup generator for cloudy days, and tap water runs from a borehole that is safe for drinking. Concerned travellers can put their minds to ease knowing that these eco-friendly factors are put into place.

WHAT ARE THE ADDITIONAL DRAWS?

The camp is not opened all year round due to seasonal issues, thus, exclusivity is key. Although it takes slightly more than an hour to get to the campsite from Mfuwe Airport, colourful village life and game viewing opportunities are aplenty. There are also a couple of restrictions such as the allowance of soft travel bags only, due to aircraft and other land transport regulations, so ditch those luxury suitcases and go on a genuine backpacking trip while exploring the safari plains.

5. LONGITUdE 131° – Uluru, Australia

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Canopied pavilions atop rust-red dunes. The modern and discerning traveller will enjoy the custom-made furniture from contemporary Australian designers offering stylish lounging; bespoke Baillie Bed’ dressed in organic linens and opulent throws that hold centre stage. Glass doors open up to a timeless landscape and a spacious balcony complete with day bed and fireplace is the perfect idling area while on vacation. Each ‘tent’ is named after an explorer or pioneer who has contributed to local indigenous artworks that provides a stark contrast to the pioneering past. Being based in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park also means exceptional complimentary tour programmes, personal encounter with the Red Centre’s iconic natural attractions and intimate sharing session with fellow guests.

WHAT ARE THE ADDITIONAL DRAWS?

Longitude is able to create a fully customised special interest itinerary for those who seek something more. Head on an amazing helicopter flight over Uluru or Kata Tjuta to fully appreciate the scale and grandeur of the spectacular region or take an exhilarating Harley Davidson motorcycle tour around the base of Uluru. One may also meander through the rich red sand dunes atop a camel to watch the awe inspiring backdrop of Uluru at different times of the day.


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