Oftentimes, those who are planning vacations will opt to skimp on accommodations so that there’s extra money for activities at their destinations. For some, we suppose, this makes sense. However, one should never discount the importance that the quality of your accommodations can have when it comes to the overall quality of your vacation.
In fact, there may be certain instances in which your accommodations become the focal point of your vacation. This is especially true of the 15 insane hotels on this list. Each one is incredibly unique, offering an experience you simply won’t be able to get anywhere else.
From a hotel built into a hill, to one that’s made entirely out of ice, these insane hotels need to be seen in order to be believed. So, let’s take a look!
1. IceHotel (Jukkasjärvi, Sweden)
A hotel made entirely out of ice; do we really need to say more? To stay here, you’ll have to travel north of the Arctic circle.
2. Ashford Castle (Mayo, Ireland)
Ever wanted to know what it’s like to live in a castle? You can do just that at Ashford Castle, which actually used to belong to the Guinness family. (Yes, that Guinness!)
3. Jade Mountain (St. Lucia)
As if the sweeping and beautiful views of this hotel weren’t enough, there’s an incredible infinity pool and bar from which those views can be enjoyed!
4. One & Only Reethi Rah (Maldives)
There are plenty of places for the overwater bungalow experience in Maldives, but none gives you the “private island” feel quite like this one does.
5. Magic Mountain Lodge (Chile)
When staying here you’ll feel like you’ve set foot into a real-life fairy tale, just as the builder of this hotel intended.