From your own personal igloo to waking up in a library, choose one of these five remarkable accommodations to make your next vacation one for the books.
There is something so captivating and relaxing about spending time in a treehouse as a child. Can you imagine getting to spend the night in an adult version of your favorite childhood hangout? The Treehouse Lodge Resort in Iquitos, Peru gives travelers the opportunity to stay in luxurious treetop accommodations in the middle of the Peruvian rainforest.
The Treehouse Lodge Resort can only be reached by an hour-long boat ride, making it perfect for the eco-conscious tourist looking to escape the hustle and bustle of the city. The resort is comprised of eight circular treehouses hanging up to 67 feet above the forest floor in the canopy. Here you'll get a remarkable view of the ecosystem, including squirrel monkeys, sloths, and macaws, and a stroll down your own personal walkway to the treehouse common area will tantalize you with smells of authentic Peruvian cuisine ready to be devoured.
This eco-resort is filled with 345 acres of outdoor activities to enjoy, from exploring the culture of nearby villages to watching dolphins swim through the river. The Treehouse Lodge Resort is perfect for anyone looking to travel on the wild side -- and explore all that the rainforest has to offer.
Treehouse Lodge Resort. Rainforest Cruises
Those looking for an adrenaline-pumping underwater experience will find their dream accommodations in Paris, France.
The Shark Suite in Paris, France is offered on Airbnb as a collaboration with French design firm Ubi Bene, and it is definitely not for the faint of heart. Submerged 33-feet underground in a three million liter tank, the Shark Suite invites you to go to sleep and wake up surrounded by a whopping 35 sharks. This extraordinary aquatic redoubt sleeps two comfortably; quite a way to take your next date night to the next level!
Located right in front of the Eiffel Tour, this is the best place to stay if facing your deepest fears is on your to-do list -- while also staying in one of the most amazing and luxurious accommodations in the world.
The Shark Suite. Forbes
Are you itching to get your hands on your next great read? You don't have to stop indulging in your favorite books while on vacation, and the Book and Bed in Tokyo, Japan puts you right in the middle of all of the literary classics you could want.
The Book and Bed is every bibliophile's dream. Stepping into this hostel literally transports you into the most awe-inspiring bookstore. Slide back one of the bookshelves to reveal your own comfortable nook to sleep and read. Your cozy bed even comes with a reading light -- perfect for turning pages late into the night.
The Book and Bed is comprised of 30 stacked nooks large enough for one sleeper hidden behind the shelves, so you won't have a ton of space. Nonetheless, the appeal of this hostel is too much for any curious traveler to ignore. For around $35 USD per night, this is definitely one of Tokyo's best-kept secrets.
If you're a book lover, consider spending a night at this bed and bookfest!
Book and Bed. Booking.com
Japan makes our list more than once because this country knows how to curate a one-of-a-kind stay for tourists. The Robot Hotel -- or Henn-na Hotel -- is pretty out of this world, and it won't take long before you begin to notice that everything seems ... a little less human. The Robot Hotel is literally run by robots and robotic humanoids.
You will first be greeted by a robotic dinosaur at the front desk who states, "Please ask me your request, but don't ask me a difficult question because I am a robot." From the receptionists to the concierge, you will be met by Japanese and English-speaking robots happy to help you enjoy your stay. Even your room will be equipped with the best robotic help to cater to your whims -- like adjusting the temperature of your room or getting the latest weather forecast.
Don't worry: if the robot employees begin to malfunction, there are human employees ready for back-up. Translated to "strange hotel" in Japanese, the Henn-na Hotel is a must-see if you're looking for a futuristic trip unlike any other.
Robot Hotel. Engadget
Getting the chance to view the northern lights in person is on the bucket lists of many. This light display attracts new tourists every year, but few get the chance to sleep directly under the stars. The Golden Crown Levin Iglut in Levi, Finland gives you the best possible view of the night sky from your own personal igloo with a stunning glass ceiling. This resort contains 18 individual igloos that can accommodate couples or families, and each igloo comes complete with insulated windows to prevent fogging for the optimum view. Whether you sit by the fireplace or spend some time outdoors in the hot tub, the Golden Crown Levin Iglut is the place to be for stargazers. This resort gives you a newfound perspective of the Arctic sky -- one you will definitely never forget!
Let your next trip be one to write home about. One of these five intriguing accommodations will definitely set you up for a life-changing vacation!