2. Giraffe Manor, Kenya
Just 12 miles outside of Nairobi lies Giraffe Manor, an outstanding hotel where guests can get up close and personal with one of the most elegant species on the planet. Set within 140 acres of forest and having been set up as a breeding centre by the African Fund for Endangered Wildlife, Giraffe Manor aims to conserve the habitat of the Rothschild Giraffe while educating people on the species and giving them a holiday they will never forget.
The resort is also home to a number of other animals, including warthogs and tropical birds, however unlike the giraffes they’re far less likely to stick their head through the windows and steal your breakfast from out of your hand. For the nature lovers out there, Giraffe Manor is an absolute must-see and it ears extra bonus points for being educational as well as entertaining.
3. Hotel Kakslauttanen, Finland
Hotel Kakslauttanen is more often known as the Igloo Village, the reasons for which become apparent when you look upon it. The entire resort is made up of thermal glass igloos which offer majestic and unbeatable views of the Northern Lights.
The area lacks any light pollution, meaning the skies above reveal millions of stars every night and come alive with colour as the Northern Lights dance. By night, temperatures outside the igloos plummet to -22° fahrenheit but thankfully the rooms are designed to keep visitors warm and toasty.
4. Hotel de Glace, Canada
Believe it or not, the Hotel de Glace is built entirely from packed ice and snow which are sculpted to create this masterpiece. Each year during the summer months, this incredible hotel melts away however each winter it is rebuilt in all its former glory.
From January to March each year, hundreds of people flock to the hotel where they can rent an ice bed, sit at the ice bar (while drinking from ice glasses) or even get married within the miraculous ice chapel.
For obvious reasons, the Conrad Maldives Resort was recently voted the best restart in the Maldives and also ranked as one of the best resorts worldwide. The resort is surrounded by lush green waters which are filled with whale sharks, manta rays, dolphins, turtles and a colourful coral reef, all of which make for a spectacular sight.
All of this can be viewed from above water or, if you’re lucky enough, you may be able to bag a night in one of the worlds first underwater bedrooms or feast in the underwater restaurant and you can watch the spectacle of the ocean from below. The hotel also boasts 101 varieties of cheese for guests to feast on and, even more unbelievably, 20,000 varieties of vine to go alongside them