1. KAKSLAUTTANEN ARCTIC RESORT, Finland
Tuck up inside one of the glass igloos at this Arctic resort and watch the spectacular colours of the Northern Lights undulate across the sky over autumn, or marvel at the midnight sun during the unique Arctic summer. Other activities include foraging, fishing, mountain biking, hiking, saunas and ice swimming. This is the spot for getting close to some of Mother Nature’s most incredible sights.
From $599 per person, per night. kakslauttanen.fi
2. KINGSTON TREEHOUSE, Lion Sands Game Reserve, South Africa
Set amid pure, untouched wilderness, start your next chapter surrounded by African bush and uninhibited wildlife as you soak up the surrounds of an incredible bucket list experience. Equipped with full bathroom and shower facilities, this jaw-dropping spot is the perfect escape for intrepid newlyweds.
From $400 per person, per night. lionsands.com
3. HAPUKU LODGE & TREE HOUSES, Kaikoura, New Zealand
Your bedroom in the sky awaits in a unique treehouse, nestled more than 10 metres above the ground. With huge windows to showcase the tree canopies and stunning mountain and sea views, this breathtaking hideaway will stay with you forever.
From $500 per person, per night. hapukulodge.com
4. MIRRORCUBE, Harads, Sweden
Actually finding this cleverly camouflaged room high in a Swedish forest will be your first challenge. The next will be ever wanting to leave. Made of reflective glass, The Mirrorcube boasts panoramic views and a rooftop terrace and is just one of seven quirky accommodation options at The Tree Hotel (others include a UFO and Bird’s Nest).
From $775 per person, per night. treehotel.se
5. ATTRAP RÊVES BUBBLES, France
Book a bubble for a night of star gazing in one of five locations around France. These unique inflatable ‘bubble tents’ are made entirely of recyclable materials and available year-round. Each bubble comes with a telescope and a star chart so you can boost your astronomical knowledge. Local caterers and masseuses are also on hand if you fancy treating yourself to a meal and a massage before settling in to enjoy the wonders of the Milky Way.
From $80 per person, per night. attrap-reves.com
6. HOTEL LISASSIDI PALACE,Venice, Italy
Embrace the Venetian spirit at this boutique hotel, which is housed inside a restored Gothic palace and overlooks one of the myriad postcard-perfect Venice canals. Each room in the palace embraces the romantic atmosphere of the ancient Venetian houses, with oversized rooms that feature magnificent painted copies of famous masterpieces from the last century.
From $65 per person, per night. liassidipalacehotel.com
7. CANAVES OIA HOTEL, Santorini, Greece
Set against the velvet blue of the Aegean Sea, this is the perfect luxe hideaway for lovers. Featuring all the whitewashed beauty Santorini is known for, take a dip in the pool then relax on the sun-drenched patio with a cooling spritzer as you look out over beautiful, panoramic views of your slice of Mediterranean paradise.
From $330 per person, per night. canaves.com
8. ATLANTIS, THE PALM, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
It’s impossible not to be wowed by this majestic, ocean-themed luxury resort and hotel located on the Palm, a man-made island in Dubai famous for its other-worldly scale and architectural design. Make the most of the crazy aquatic attractions and award-winning restaurants before indulging in a non-negotiable shopping session.
From $450 per person, per night. atlantisthepalm.com
9. JAMALA WILDLIFE LODGE, Canberra, Australia
Create your own luxe adventure in the opulent surroundings of this magnificent lodge, which offers incredible animal encounters, gourmet cuisine and five star hospitality. Book a luxurious bungalow for two, and a glass wall is all that will separate you from lions, cheetahs, tigers, brown bears or Malayan sun bears.
From $700 per person, per night. jamala.com.au
10. GIRAFFE MANOR, Nairobi, Kenya
A boutique hotel set in 12 acres of private land amongst indigenous forest, Giraffe Manor boasts an Out of Africa-esque vibe with its stately façade, lush green gardens and sun-soaked terraces. Heads up: the herd of resident Rothschild giraffe can sometimes be found poking their long necks into the windows in the hope of a treat.
From $800 per person, per night. thesafaricollection.com
11. CHALKLEY TREEHOUSE, LION SANDS GAME RESERVE, Mpumalanga, South Africa
The ultimate bush bedroom, this lavish platform under the stars offers five star comforts alongside an unforgettable wilderness experience. Come sunset, refreshing drinks and a delicious picnic are laid out for you to enjoy.
From $400 per person, per night. lionsands.com
12. PURE PODS, Christchurch, New Zealand
With four separate locations to choose from, take your pick then immerse yourselves in all the beauty that nature has to offer. Created with environmental sustainability in mind, each PurePod is made from heavy duty glass, allowing you to see everything from the starlit sky to the native tussock and ferns beneath your feet.
From $250 per person, per night. purepods.com
13. LAVERICKS BAY GLAMPING, Banks Peninsula, New Zealand
A scenic bay set on a 1000-hectare sheep and beef farm, this is a glamping experience that’s all about getting back to nature. Fill your days with beach walks, swimming and mountain biking, then head down to the campsite at dusk and enjoy a glass of wine and a picnic while you toast marshmallows around the campfire.
From $100 per person, per night. canopycamping.co.nz
14. WOODLYN PARK, Waitomo, New Zealand
If you live and breathe Lord of the Rings, Woodlyn Park will be your match made in honeymoon heaven. Take your pick from the Hobbit Motels, or for something equally unique but not LOTR-focused, sleep in a vintage navy patrol boat, heritage steam train or war plane. Just two minutes from the Waitomo Glow Worm Caves, tick this one off your home-grown tourist list, too.
From $90 per person, per night. woodlynpark.co.nz
15. CASTAWAYS GLAM CAMPING, Karioitahi Beach, New Zealand
Perched above the stunning black sands of Karioitahi, glamping at Castaways is the perfect place for honeymooners to truly unplug and get off the grid. Choose from the secluded coastal tents overlooking the sunset, or a forest tent suspended between two Totara trees, then relax and unwind together in this idyllic beauty spot.
From $215 per person, per night. canopycamping.co.nz