The hotel industry is extremely competitive, meaning that hotels always need to ensure that they stay one step ahead of the competition. From a St. Lucian resort situated on a volcanic cliff, overlooking the Caribbean Sea, to a Bolivian hotel constructed entirely from salt, these unbelievable hotels are most definitely a cut above the rest.
Ladera Resort, St. Lucia
The Ladera Resort in St. Lucia enjoys quite a unique location – it is sat atop a volcanic cliff, enjoying panoramic views of the Caribbean Sea, making it, without a doubt, one of the most stunning hotels on the island. It is the only resort in St. Lucia to be situated directly on a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and each of the villas features only three walls to allow the unbelievable beauty of this island paradise to flood into your room. With four poster beds created from tropical hardwoods to private plunge pools complete with a wooden swing set hanging above the aquamarine water, this incredible resort offers a level of luxury that is hard to beat.
Palacio de Sal, Uyuni, Bolivia
Situated on the salt flat of Uyuni, the largest, and most picturesque, salt flat in the world, Palacio de Sal is a hotel that is, quite appropriately, made entirely of salt. Around 1 million salt blocks, each measuring around 35 cm, were used to construct the hotel, used for everything from the walls to the ceilings to the beds to the furniture. The hotel boasts 16 luxurious bedrooms, each with their own private bathroom and central heating, as well as a beautiful lobby, a bar, and a restaurant that serves up some of the tastiest dishes in the country. The hotel also has a variety of whirlpool baths, a saltwater swimming pool, a dry sauna and a steam room, ensuring that there are plenty of opportunities for guests to relax.
Katikies Hotel, Santorini, Greece
The Katikies Hotel in Santorini has won numerous awards over the years, and it is not hard to see why. Consisting of a complex of bridges, whitewashed cubist cottages and infinity pools, with stunning views out across the Aegean Sea, this luxury boutique hotel is one of the most revered in the country. Guests enjoy majestic views of Santorini’s caldera, a significant volcanic feature, from just about every place on the property, giving the resort quite an otherworldly feel. The hotel’s restaurants serve up fresh and authentic Mediterranean dishes, creating menus that change seasonally, and there is also a daily champagne breakfast served on the gorgeous veranda, ensuring that your day starts off absolutely perfectly!
There is no denying that each of these hotels are unbelievable in their own way, whether it be due to their location or to the way in which they have been constructed. These hotels are all world famous, and although their surrounding areas might get extremely busy during peak travel times, they are still able to offer privacy, exclusivity and the ultimate in luxury accommodation.