Aerial drone photo of Adaaran Club Rannalhi

During our time abroad we have been lucky and thankful enough to check out some pretty unique and incredible hotels. From over water bungalows in the Maldives to giant domes in Australia, there are some hotels we just cannot get out of our minds.

Here are 6 of the most unique hotels we’ve had the pleasure of staying at…

Over Water Bungalow In The Maldives

The Maldives was always a highlight for us and it will always be a special place because that is where I decided to propose to Jess. We had seen pictures on Pinterest (as Instagram wasn’t the juggernaut it is today) and dreamed of the day we could save our pennies and afford one of those over water bungalows.

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Aerial drone photo of Adaaran Club Rannalhi

And our verdict is, they are just as incredible as you expect them to be. Being able to run and jump out of your room into the crystal clear waters is awe-inspiring.

Read our review: Adaaran Club Rannalhi Maldives Review

The Highest Infinity Pool in the World

Many tourists flock to Singapore to get a glimpse of the 3 towered hotel with what looks to be a cruise ship resting on top. However, it’s not the room or the experience that you stay here for, it’s the view of the city below you from the worlds largest and highest infinity pool.

Honestly, we wouldn’t be surprised if you decide to spend your entire trip watching the city go past you below as you sip on cocktails whilst the sun goes down.

Read our Review: Marina Bay Sands Review

The skypark at Marina Bay Sands

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The Room JK Rowling Finished the Last Harry Potter Book

Though we didn’t stay in the room that JK Rowling wrote the final words and signed the statue we did stay a few floors above her and managed to get the concierge to show us the room. Being quite the Harry Potter fan it was quite incredible to see the desk that ended the series.



The Balmoral Hotel itself is located in one of Edinburgh’s landmarks and oldest buildings. If you end up staying somewhere else we still highly recommend you walk over and see it.

Read our review: Checking into the Balmoral Scotland

Glamping Tents in the Middle of South Africa

Out of all the hotels we have recommended in this list, I would say drop them all to experience the wonder of glamping in the middle of a game reserve in Africa. It’s a tent on the outside but a 5 star hotel on the inside. Our bathroom had an incredible bathtub that opened up to elephants and giraffes roaming outside.

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Read our review: Glamping in Africa: Ndaka Safari Lodge

An Apartment in One of the Worlds Most Expensive Streets

This one we did not realise until we noticed the surrounding shops were Rolex and jewellery stores containing items with price tags that were way beyond our reach. Hotel Schweizerhof entails everything in relation to Swiss luxury. Your apartment comes with a nightly butler service offering Swiss chocolate and fruit, the best bit – it’s all included.


Schweizerhof junior suite deluxe

Read our review: Swiss Elegance at Hotel Schweizerhof Zurich

Glamping in A Dome

This one was hidden right under our noses in our own backyard! Literally just a few hours drive away from Perth in the beautiful wine region of Margaret River are these incredibly unique self catered domes. If you are looking for peace and tranquility then this is the place to go as you are literally situated on an Aussie farm.

Mile End Glamping


The whole studio apartment is built into the Dome including your own outdoor hot tub, kitchen and floor to roof windows of the surrounding area.

Read our review: Mile End Glamping Margaret River


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