Christmas holidays are quickly approaching! Amid the Covid-19 health crisis and recent international challenges, the whole world sets to celebrate this so beloved Christian festivity. Now more than ever, households perceive the importance of gathering and spending quality time together at the comfort of their cozy homes, along with making sure to keep health safety measures enforced.
Still, the most tenacious ones will daydream about those exotic picturesque holiday destinations by watching pictures of a stunning resort in the Maldives, a 5 stars hotel in Belize, an unusual sleeping camp atop a boulder cliff, an under-the-ocean stay, and wishing to rest there for a night at least.
Let's take a deeper look at some of the most magnificent ones around the world, the fruit of brilliant creativity, remarkable engineering, and breathtaking sceneries.
Yes, you heard that right: now you can have your own slice of paradise on a remote spot of the Zanzibar island, in the district of Michamvi Kae - that's what the Afya Village and Resort gets to offer to its beloved customers.
This stunning mini-villa highlights a magnificent yet cozy home ambiance, where stayers get to experience a tangible out-of-this-world feeling of possessing a heavenly spot without the headache of breaking their bank accounts.
Credits: Afya Village and Resort
This resort boasts everything you need in order to enjoy a breathtaking, fun, laid-back, and even romantic Christmas getaway, whether you're spending it alone, with friends, family, or your significant one. Nestled along a wilderness spot in the world-famous island, several amenities are at guests fingertips: a closed-door swimming pool and garden, candle light dinner, kayaking and snorkeling equipment hiring, vegan breakfast, transportation to/from the structure, are just some of them. Treat yourself with this truly unique place!
What's better than spending Christmas in Santa's homeland like a real Sámi inhabitant? At Kakslauttanen Arctic resort, in the remote Lapland region north of Finland, cozy glass igloo residences are the main attraction. The #1 resort in the Scandinavian country, a 2 hour drive North of Rovaniemi, Santa's hometown, was established about 5 decades ago as a simple camp, soon to expand and become an international travel hotspot for anyone seeking real Christmas vibes and experience the magnificent appearance of Northern Lights.
Besides classic igloo stays, it is also possible to opt for a Log Cabin - which is even equipped with a "Northern Light switch" that sends acoustic alerts to its guests in case of the event; a traditional and a "Gold Digger" house; and a combination of both Igloo and Log structures called "Kelo House".
Credits: Kakslauttanen Arctic Resort
As the title suggests, one of the less usual ways to celebrate Christmas with acquaintances and family is to book a traditional Yurt in the middle of southeastern Kazakhstan valleys and wilderness.
One property that especially caught our attention is a group of Yurt hosted by Capa, a native local, in the outskirts of Almaty region, and a few miles away from the Kyrgyz border. There's literally nothing better than resting here for a week or 2 in order to uncover the truly amazing faces of the Kazakh, dressing, cuisine, and ceremonies. Dive deep into the culture of the ex-soviet union country by enjoying firsthand the real life locals get to taste every day. Among these are horseback riding, local dishes and beverages culinary experiences, listening to ethnic music and chants, wear authentic Kazakh clothing, and endure local entertainment activities. A sure way to make your Asian stay unforgettable!
Credits: Yurt hosted by Capa
For the most intrepid of us, here's the ultimate solution: staying in an old abandoned Boeing 727 in the middle of the Costa Rican jungle and completely re-fitted to accommodate the standards and the needs of a bed&breakfast. The arrangement of the structure features a roof, a patio, a balcony, wooden interiors, a lounge area complemented with wi-fi connection, a tv, and a couch, a master room, a double room, kitchen appliances, and 2 bathrooms. As you sit in the cockpit, you'll get to enjoy a full jungle and ocean view.
Credits: 727 Jungle Plane
To top everything up, the property gets all the amenities of a real hotel stay, including a swimming pool and an exercise zone. That's indeed a quite unique way to escape typical Christmastime festivities and enjoy a stay in a tropical wonderland.
Are you looking to escape the ordinary city hustle-and-bustle and experience a quieter and more spiritual environment? Then this homestay in the middle of the desert is what fits you best. Situated just a few minutes away from Joshua Tree, in California, Bob's Homestead, so it is called, provides its guests with that much needed coziness, relax and tranquillity during your intimate Christmas break with your loved ones.
On top of that, Airbnber's are given the chance to opt in for a night sleeping out in a real Native Indian tent, a Teepee. A must try for outdoor lovers!
Credits: Bob's Homestead
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