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Exploring Uncommon Accommodations Around the World

Posted March 1, 2016

One of the most exciting aspects of luxury travel is the opportunity to experience the unique accommodations of the world. When it comes to guest accommodations, some prefer a five-star suite while others choose to spend a night somewhere less ordinary.

Here are some one-of-a-kind accommodations offered at destinations around the world that may soon be showing up on your travel itinerary.


AMAN SVETI STEFAN - BUDVA, MONTENEGRO



Montenegro luxury travel is continually gaining popularity among travelers around the world, in large part to the incredible Aman Sveti Stefan property. The Aman Sveti Stefan is a fortified islet village, preserved since the 15th century. This unique accommodation is complete with cobbled lanes, beautiful courtyards, and breathtaking sea views.


CASA ANJUNA - GOA, INDIA

This unique destination blends the vestiges of 1960s hippie culture--a hallmark of Goa--with the elegance of Portuguese colonial architecture and design. The Casa Anjuna is built into an old Portuguese mansion, and guests are treated to lush gardens and personal verandas.

This incredible getaway hotel is hidden behind thick and beautiful foliage, but it's only a short walk away from the beautiful Anjuna beach. Visiting Casa Anjuna and traveling to India, in general, is sure to offer a new perspective on the area.


THE UYUNI SALT FLAT - POTOSI, BOLIVIA

The highest salt lake in the world, known to the locals as "the Salar de Uyuni," is also home to the impressive Bolivian Salt Flats. Sitting high in the Andes mountains, at an elevation of 12,000 feet, this region is sure to impress.



For travelers looking for an exceptional place to stay, the famous Palacio de Sal, or Salt Palace, is made entirely from salt. Everything at the hotel, including beds and other furniture, is made of salt for a night you won't soon forget.


THE ICE HOTEL - JUKKASJARVI, SWEDEN

If you ever find yourself traveling in Sweden, make sure to explore one of the most unique accommodations in the world, The Icehotel. The rooms and furnishings in this beautiful hotel are made of "snice"-ice fused with snow.

The rooms are remade every year using ice from the frozen Torne River. Although the process sounds laborious, the "snice" designers continually innovate by coming up with new and interesting room designs with each seasonal remake.


THE NUBIAN RESTHOUSE - KARIMA, SUDAN

There are only ten rooms in this hotel, and each one leads out onto a veranda and a garden. The hotel itself is located within a walled garden in the market city of Karima. The style of this hotel, with its soaring arches and domes, is rooted in Nubian tradition.

Long ago, the Nubians dominated this area of the Nile Valley, and if you've got a proclivity for exploration and moonlight archeology, then you will not be disappointed here. The surrounding desert is bursting at the seams with history.

Although these are some of the most interesting accommodations out there, these are only a small sample of what is available worldwide. Next time you find yourself booking luxury travel, consider exploring the different unique accommodations in the area.