If you’re an outdoor adventure enthusiast, then you have surely thought of staying at some of the best adventure hotels in the world. Be it deep inside the forest or under the sea, you will be planning for a hotel stay that gives you a truly enthralling experience. If you are looking to enjoy the exciting outdoors, but don’t want to limit your stay to camping, then you need to consider staying at an adventure hotel that offers thrilling activities and experiences.
We have narrowed down 10 unique hotels for adventure lovers that are sure to thrill and transform your adventure travel experience!
This place is one of the most breathtaking stays in Canada, especially for its proximity to the stunning and stark granite towers luring heli-skiers for half a century. The Bugaboo Lodge has all the modern comforts while letting you wake up to the glacier right from your warm, cushy bed and have a hot tub bath with an amazing view. A stay at this place also gives you the option of skiing on a variety of terrains and exploring the alpine through the rolling tundra, along sinuous ridges and past vivid turquoise glacial lakes.
Salkantay Lodge and Adventure Resort is located in Soraypampa Valley, between the towering peaks known as Salkantay and Humantay. Adventure addicts will love this place for the hiking activities at Salkantay, the “Inca” trail, glacial lakes and Quenuales Forest, the whitewater rafting at Rio Blanco and the mountain biking on the diverse terrain around Salkantay. The stay is ideal for relaxing after an adventurous day by having a soothing outdoor hot tub bath with some breathtaking views.
The dramatic scenery, abundant wildlife and outdoor adventure make this one of the best national park lodges in the USA. Nestled along a tranquil bay in the heart of Alaska’s Glacier Bay National Park, Glacier Bay Lodge is the perfect place to immerse yourself in nature. The place, which is the best option for embarking on hikes and backpacking trips, can be reached only by an airplane or a boat. You can take a high-speed catamaran cruise to the park’s famous tidewater glaciers on which you can spot wildlife including whales, steller sea lions, bald eagles, puffins, coastal brown bears, mountain goats, moose and more.
Owned by &Beyond, the ecotourism outfit that invests in community empowerment and conservation, Mnemba is a five-acre island in the Zanzibar archipelago ringed by soft, flour-like white sand and home to various exotic wildlife. Surrounded by snorkelers’ garden in calm, cerulean waters offshore the island, a stay in one of the few hand-built seaside cottages in Mnemba along with activities like windsurfing, kayaking and sunset cruises is sure to be an exclusive experience. You can have a picture-perfect view of the panoramic Indian Ocean from the private verandas.
This luxurious eco-resort located on a remote stretch of the west coast of Vancouver Island offers one of the best adventure stay experiences in the world. Set inside acres of pristine rainforests, Clayoquot Wilderness Lodge offers you an amazing view of soaring mountain peaks, glaciers and wild beaches where you can spot thrilling wildlife including whales and eagles. The place takes the concept of adventure stay to a whole new level with safari-style tents, antique furnishings, outdoor showers and radiant floor bathroom heating. A stay at the place comes with activities like horseback riding to a ghost town, whitewater and flatwater kayaking and hiking tours.
Nestled on a beautiful lake right below the iconic Torres del Paine massif, Explora is one of the top mountains in the world. A stay at Explora Patagonia comes with a chance to explore more than 50 hiking options as well as horseback treks which offer you the closest experience of the diverse landscapes of Torres del Paine National Park. You can explore the calving glaciers by opting for boating after returning from a hike. This eco-friendly lodge features a luxurious bathhouse with an indoor pool and spa and an outstanding eatery that serves various Chilean wines.
This all-inclusive resort set on the rocky shores of Joe Batt’s Arm on the small island off northeastern Newfoundland has one of the best hotel room views in the world. Every room at Fogo Island Inn boasts handmade Scandinavian-inspired furniture, a wood stove or fireplace, a giant soaking tub and extant ocean views. A soak in the rooftop hot tubs while enjoying the amazing scenery is something that you shouldn’t miss at this place. Adventure lovers will surely love this place for activities like hiking, cycling, fishing, kayaking and rowing in summer and Nordic skiing and snowshoeing in winter.
Set across 55 acres of the only developed section of the southeast Dominica Islands, Jungle Bay Resort & Spa offers an amazing view of the wild Atlantic Ocean. This cliff resort climbing from 200 feet to 1000 feet above sea level is popular for activities such as hiking to waterfalls, natural hot spring baths, snorkeling, and diving with sea turtles and sperm whales. Many of the rooms at Jungle Bay come with a beautiful view of the Caribbean Sea and the Calabash Restaurant & Bar gives you a semi open-air experience of the island.
Submerged 16 feet below sea level, The Muraka is a two-level underwater villa hotel by Hilton, and is a part of the Conrad Maldives Rangali Island, and makes it to every traveller’s list of adventure hotels to see at least once! A stay in this underwater villa gives you a spectacular view of the marine life of the Indian Ocean through the floor-to-ceiling glass walls of the master bedroom and bathroom. The Muraka has two bedrooms, a bathroom and an outdoor deck with an infinity pool at sea level. You can have access to 24-hour butler service, a private chef, a fitness trainer, and some spa treatments in your suite. The underwater villa can be reached via a private seaplane, jet skis or from Conrad Maldives Rangali on a speedboat.
Nestled at the foot of a towering volcano and amidst hot springs, ION Adventure Hotel has the best views of the Northern Lights. The place is frequented by divers and snorkelers from across the world for its close proximity to one of the top-rated scuba diving sites in the world, where you can swim in the ultra-clear waters where the tectonic plates of North America and Eurasia collide. The property also offers direct access to various well-marked trails and you can also enjoy catch and release fly fishing at a section of the lake’s coastline. The resort has partnered with local companies to provide activities like guided rafting, kayaking, and glacier and horseback tours.
This is our list of top 10 adventure hotels across the world that cater to the YOLO traveler in you. Which of these luxurious adventure hotel destinations would you like to plan your next trip to? Let us know in the comments section below!
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