Exceptional stays worth travelling for

Sian Pages – Travel Planner

Whether the vibrancy of the city draws you in, or the allure of having peace by the water, you’ll find something truly unique and exceptional below.

Or maybe you prefer to be where the wild things are, nestled in forests in a room with a view.

Read on, for reasons to escape the norm and add fuel to your soul.

1. RAAS Jodhpur, India

Nestled within the old city, RAAS Jodhpur emerges as the sole boutique hotel, nestled in the majestic presence of Jodhpur’s Mehrangarh Fort, granting unparalleled vistas of the fortress from its private terraces.

Spanning across multiple structures, the accommodations seamlessly fuse contemporary elegance with heritage elements, featuring intricately designed latticework screens and accents of the city’s iconic blue hue.

2. Welgelegen, Cape Town, South Africa

Welgelegen, a boutique hotel nestled in the heart of Cape Town, beckons with just 13 rooms spread across two 19th-century houses.

Conveniently situated near the vibrant energy of Kloof Street and a stone’s throw away from the iconic V&A Waterfront, yet offering a serene escape from the hustle and bustle.

One of its most enticing features? The expansive vista of Table Mountain, inviting you to immerse yourself in its majestic beauty.

3. El Remanso, Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica

El Remanso, nestled on the Osa Peninsula, is enveloped by its very own wildlife sanctuary.

Its rooms are carefully dispersed amidst the lush jungle foliage. During your stay, be prepared to encounter a remarkable array of creatures, from vibrant scarlet macaws, sloths, and anteaters to lively groups of spider and howler monkeys.

Moreover, the peninsula boasts a rich avian diversity, with approximately 450 bird species, among them the elusive black-cheeked ant tanager.

4. Oliver’s Camp, Tarangire National Park, Tanzania

Oliver’s Camp, one of the highest-rated safari destinations in Africa, nestled within Tarangire National Park, offers a blend of intimacy, elegance, and supreme comfort, despite its secluded setting.

Experience the unparalleled expertise of the guides and hosts, who possess an extensive knowledge of the local wildlife.

Embark on thrilling day and night drives, engaging walking safaris, and unforgettable fly camping experiences, where encounters with the Big Five are just the beginning.

Keep your eyes peeled for the majestic presence of hippos, towering giraffes, elusive bat-eared foxes, and the enchanting wild dogs that roam these lands.

5. Kasbah Bab Ourika

Kasbah Bab Ourika, nestled atop a hill, offers a sweeping vista of the verdant Ourika Valley, embraced by the majestic High Atlas Mountains adorned in hues of rust-red.

Whether you’re basking in the breathtaking views from the terraces or the outdoor pool, or venturing out for an exhilarating hike up the slopes, exploring a neighbouring village, or immersing yourself in the rich culture of a local Amazigh family, every moment promises an unforgettable experience amidst this captivating landscape.

6. Farewell Harbour Lodge, Vancouver Island, Canada

Situated on the waterfront, at the cusp of the Great Bear Rainforest and Broughton Archipelago Marine Park, Farewell Harbour Lodge stands as an unparalleled haven for wildlife enthusiasts.

Renowned as a prime spot for encountering Western Canada’s rich array of wildlife, from majestic whales and graceful orcas to playful seals and bears, this lodge offers an unforgettable experience.

The captivating view from your room and the lodge’s outdoor deck, especially as the sun dips behind the hills adorned with pine trees, further elevates its allure, promising moments of sheer tranquility and wonder.

7. Constance Moofushi, The Maldives

For the epitome of barefoot luxury, look no further than Constance Moofushi.

With its charming thatched-roof villas, picturesque palm-fringed beaches, and vibrant coral reefs, this secluded paradise on its private island in the heart of the Indian Ocean offers an unparalleled tropical escape.

Here, you’ll find yourself miles away from the hustle and bustle of the world, surrounded by nothing but pure indulgence and serenity.

8. Elephant Hills Lake Camp, Khao Sok National Park, Thailand

At Elephant Hills Lake Camp, you’ll drift off to a lullaby of bird melodies and awaken to the mesmerizing sight of emerald-green waters.

Nestled within Khao Sok National Park, each of the eco-friendly yet luxurious tents ‘floats’ serenely on Cheow Larn Lake, offering a truly enchanting experience.

Delight in the camp’s array of adventurous activities, from guided kayak  safaris exploring the lake’s secrets to thrilling jungle trekking adventures amidst the lush rainforest surroundings.

Get in touch

If you’d like to discuss future travel plans you have in mind, get in contact with our in-house travel consultant, Sian Pages, on sian.pages@notjusttravel.com.

Sian will be more than happy to spend time talking you through your options; remembering her service is delivered at no cost to clients and professional connections of Longhurst.

Happy Adventures!