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Unusual places to sleep
Travel is all about escaping the ordinary and experiencing something really different, whether it's a different culture, a different climate, or a taste of something truly bizarre. With this in mind, we've picked out our top places to stay that really break the humdrum! From a houseboat in Kerala to a yurt in Chilean Patagonia, we think you'll find something special that takes your fancy...
Sleep under the stars in the African bush
Nothing compares to spending a night with just a mosquito net between you and the star-strewn sky, falling asleep to the sound of roaring lions and awakening to a chorus of uninterrupted birdsong. Garonga Safari Camp in South Africa organise one of our favourite bush sleep outs – a 'return to the wild' experience with the added comfort of a sumptuous full-size double bed.
Be rocked to sleep on a houseboat
Operating in the almost completely undiscovered Valiyaparamba backwaters of Kerala in southern India, the Lotus Houseboat is a converted rice barge that makes a heavenly home on the water for a night or two. Relax in serene style on this private two-bedroom boat and catch a glimpse of a lifestyle unchanged in centuries as you drift on these peaceful waters.
Spend the night in a yurt
Chilean Patagonia offers ample opportunity to get in touch with nature, and nowhere more so than Patagonia Camp. Located on the edge of Torres del Paine National Park, 20 luxury yurts are connected by wooden walkways that weave through the forest, blending in seamlessly with their surroundings and keeping their footprint to a minimum.
Stay on a private island
Situated on a private island among the dazzling coral reefs of Zanzibar’s Mnemba Atoll, Mnemba Island Lodge is the ultimate in barefoot luxury. Comprised of just 12 beachfront bandas, a stay on this stunning private island promises to be a truly intimate experience. Switch off your phone, leave your shoes at the door and swap the daily grind for a slice of pure paradise.
Sleep on board an expedition ship
If you're looking for a truly intrepid adventure, nothing comes close to escaping to the farthest-flung reaches of the earth to discover the wild frontiers of the Arctic and Antarctic. Spending some time on board an expedition ship is a real once-in-a-lifetime experience, and an Arctic cruise on board the M/V Hondius is one of our top picks for a polar experience like no other.
Sleep above the valley floor in Peru's Sacred Valley
This is definitely a room with a view! Teetering 400m high above the valley floor, the SkyLodge Adventure Suites are perfect for the thrill seekers among us, this is a truly unique experience that will stay with you forever. The adventure starts with a adrenaline fulled arrival, taking in the most incredible views, as you climb your way up via a series of Via Ferrata. Then, enjoy a delicious dinner and cosy down to sleep in these stylish glass pods and when morning comes tuck into breakfast before ziplining back down to earth.
Go to bed in a floating tent in the jungle
Tucked into a bend of the Tatai River among Cambodia's jungle-clad Cardamom Mountains, 4 Rivers Koh Kong is a stylish eco-resort comprised of 12 floating tented villas. Only reachable by boat, this one of a kind property is the definition of secluded bliss. Go trekking in the rainforest and kayak among the mangroves, before retreating to your floating tent to relax in this undisturbed natural paradise.
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