Weird & Wonderful

PLACES TO STAY

MOTU NAO NAO

The Islands of Tahiti

Motu Nao Nao? More like Motu Yes Yes.

Weird & Wonderful

Motu Nao Nao is a deserted island surrounded by crystal clear waters, on which three thatch-roofed villas sit, each only accommodating a few people. There’s a private chef, there’s diving, there’s the entire ocean. This is paradise.


From AU$9,250 per night

MOBILE GLASS IGLOO PODS

Finland

Sure, staying in a glass igloo is cool. But what if you could move those igloos wherever you like? Maybe to the middle of a lake, or to where the northern lights shine brightest…

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The mobile AuroraHut Glass Igloos are based on acreage in Finnish Lapland - where you stay on that acreage is wherever the best place to happens to be on that particular night. They are cosy and they float, so as well as being an igloo, they’re also a boat.


From AU$350 per night

ZIP-DINING

Maldives

In a move that has brought together adrenaline seekers, foodies and pun-enthusiasts, Soneva Fushi has added ‘Flying Sauces’ to their Maldives luxury experience, a zip-lining-dining experience.

Weird & Wonderful

Fly along the treetops to an elevated dining location, where you’ll be treated to gastronomically stunning dishes cooked by a former Michelin Star restaurant chef, once your heart rate slows down.

Soneva Fushi is the absolute zenith of barefoot luxury in the Maldives - who are pretty good at that sort of thing.


From AU$2,100 per night

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PANORAMA GLASS LODGE

Iceland

Ok, this one probably leans more toward ‘Wonderful’ than ‘Weird’. They don't mince their words in Iceland, Panorama Glass Lodge is exactly what it sounds like: three glass lodges with panoramic views of epic, pristine Icelandic wilderness.

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Like the Vikings hundreds of years before you, you get sunrises, sunsets, stars and the Northern Lights. Unlike the Vikings though, you get these from your bed...and you also get a hot tub, which we’re pretty sure they didn’t have.


From AU$790 per night

TURTLE BAY ECO LUXE

Thailand

A series of turtle-shaped villas located next to a truly idyllic pond is the start of it. Throw in some turtle-shaped buns, served at the Turtle Cafe, and you get the feeling the designers of the Turtle Bay Eco Luxe have a thing for turtles, or something.

Weird & Wonderful

The new, sustainably minded, relaxed luxury stay in south-west Thailand is the perfect place to switch off. It’s a short stroll to Sai Noi Beach, a quiet paradise where the only company will be the giant Buddha statue that overlooks the beach.


From AU$105 per night.

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