Quick Guide to Tanna Island Vanuatu

Quick Guide to Tanna Island Vanuatu

Your flight from Port Vila, the capital of Vanuatu, to Tanna Island takes only 45 minutes but once there you’ve stepped back in time thousands of years to an ancient culture with a rich and complex history.

And now the adventure starts! You’ll ride in a four-wheel drive (4X4) to your accommodation over rough roads through the jungle. Ahead of you is an adventure – waterfalls, volcano trips, caving, snorkeling, hiking, and visits to tribes who still live very traditional lives….

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Best Overwater Bungalows in Tahiti and Moorea

Best Overwater Bungalows in Tahiti and Moorea

Tahiti, the largest island in French Polynesia, is known for its picturesque beaches, crystal clear waters, and fine dining. While Moorea Island is a stunningly beautiful island, only a quick trip from Papeete, surrounded by a turquoise lagoon, white sand beaches, towering mountain peaks and lush tropical vegetation.

In this article, we’ ll explore the best (and only) overwater resorts in Tahiti and Moorea and what they have to offer. I round it all up at the end of the article….

Unique Accommodation South West WA

Unique Accommodation South West WA

Travelling to the South West of Western Australia? Why not experience the beauty of this region by staying in a unique style of accommodation from luxury vineyards, eco retreats, and a DC-3 Plane, to glamping and luxury?

This list of Unique accommodation South West WA offers the perfect opportunity to truly immerse yourself in the natural beauty of the region while also enjoying luxurious comfort. Whether you’re looking for a romantic getaway, fun with friends or adventure, you’re sure to find something to make your visit an unforgettable one!

Chittering Heights Tree House – A Romantic Retreat

Chittering Heights Tree House Western Australia

Perched on a hill, Chittering Heights Tree House offers spectacular views across the Chittering Valley in Western Australia. This highly rated holiday home is an adult-only retreat, one hour’s drive inland from Perth. Surrounded by Australian bushland, tall gum trees, Brockman River, and rolling country fields, you’re sure to see wildlife including kangaroos, emus, native birds, and maybe even an echidna!

28 Top Things to Do at Byron Bay

28 Top Things to do at Byron Bay Australia

Originally a sleepy laidback surfing town Byron Bay is now a unique destination on the east coast of Australia, known for its beautiful beaches, lively arts and music scene, and natural beauty.

With 28 Top Things to do at Byron Bay, there’s something for everyone. Whether you’re looking to relax and unwind at a spa, or seeking more of an adrenaline rush. From a leisurely stroll along the beach to a surfing lesson, to a hot air balloon ride, Byron Bay is a destination full of fun things to do…

Explore the Beauty of Esperance Chalet Village WA

Esperance Chalet Village WA

I’m sure the interior designer of Esperance Chalet Village WA was given a brief to turn little A-frame chalets into darling luxury hideaways and they succeeded beautifully. Modern white-on-white French Provincial interiors with touches of rustic wood create an idyllic escape. After a day exploring the gorgeous beaches and national parks of Esperance, you’ll adore … Read more

Discover the Beauty of Cygnet Bay Pearl Farm Accommodation

Discover the beauty of Cygnet Bay Pearl Farm Accommodation

Located on the tip of the Dampier Peninsula, one of the last untouched marine wilderness frontiers in the world, award-winning Cygnet Bay Pearl Farm accommodation is a must-visit destination in Western Australia.

The pearl farm is a unique combination of farm, wilderness, safari tents, and history set on a beautiful inlet with white sand beaches, surrounded by ancient mangroves and an abundance of wildlife.

The Best Kept Secret in Broome: Coconutz Eco Tents

Coconutz Eco Tents Broome Safari Camp

Have you ever dreamed of a stay in a luxury safari tent by the beach? Now you can with Coconutz Eco Tents at a small beachside community near Broome in Western Australia.

These exclusive tents made with eco-friendly materials offer all the amenities for a comfortable stay. Surrounded by 10 acres of lush land, you’re only a short walk to the hidden wonders of Coconut Well Beach.

Imagine waking up each morning to the sounds of waves crashing on the shore and watching the setting sun over the ocean in the evening – this dream is now a reality with Coconutz Broome!

Unique Cottage Accommodation Southern Highlands NSW

Unique Cottage Accommodation Southern Highlands NSW

This list is oozing with heritage cottages, cool conversions from barns, to potting sheds, and even a bijoux tiny home cottage. We’ve got you covered for unique cottage accommodation Southern Highlands NSW – a delightful region full of historic charm and character… Type of Accommodation: Heritage | Tiny House | ConversionsDestination: Southern Highlands | New … Read more

Relaxing Raglan Holiday Homes by the Beach

Relaxing Raglan Holiday Homes by the Beach

Wind down at the beach in one of these relaxing Raglan Holiday Homes. With a modern coastal vibe, Raglan offers world class surfing, along with artisan shops, coffee spots, stylish restaurants and outdoor adventures. Learn to surf, head out kayaking and paddle boarding, take up rock climbing and hike to the stunning Bridal Veil Falls. … Read more

Unique Franz Josef and Fox Glacier Accommodation

List of Unique Franz Josef and Fox Glacier Accommodation

Named Glacier Country for good reason, this region is blessed with soaring mountain peaks, rugged terrains, native rainforest, wild beaches, hot springs, and history. The two glaciers steal the scene with their icy beauty. This list of Unique Franz Josef and Fox Glacier Accommodation showcases a range of rustic hotels and holiday homes that blend … Read more

Eco and Quirky Accommodation Great Barrier Island NZ

Eco and Quirky Accommodation Great Barrier Island NZ

With dark sky sanctuary status, white-sand beaches and native forest Great Barrier Island is a peaceful getaway for star gazing, beach combing and forest walks. Two thirds of the island is covered with bush so it’s a haven for native birds. This list of Eco and Quirky Accommodation Great Barrier Island NZ gives you a … Read more

Awesome Martinborough Vineyard Accommodation

Martinborough Vineyard Accommodation

With world-class restaurants, gorgeous boutiques, cafes, and bars dotted around a stunning village square Martinborough is a heavenly holiday retreat. Surrounded by vineyards, olive groves and rolling countryside why not take a well-earned break and immerse yourself in the local wine culture by booking into a Martinborough Vineyard Accommodation… Type of Accommodation: Vineyard AccommodationLocation:  Martinborough … Read more

Spiritual and Eco Bay of Plenty Retreats

Spiritual and Eco Bay of Plenty Retreats

Retreats are special places for contemplation, relaxation and healing. This list of Spiritual and Eco Bay of Plenty Retreats are tranquil havens in native forest and organic garden settings, where nature is a big part of your experience. These unique places to stay include a self-sufficient cottage with native birds and estuary views, rainforest chalets … Read more

Tiny House Bay of Plenty Stays – Mount Maunganui, Tauranga, Ohope Beach

Tiny House Bay of Plenty Stays Staytopia

Why not try tiny house living on your next holiday? This list of Tiny House Bay of Plenty Stays gives you the chance to experience downsizing and appreciate the small things in life. From a cool gem in the heart of Mount Maunganui to an enchanting small farmstay in Tauranga to a laid back pod … Read more

Best List of Unique Accommodation Bay of Plenty

Unique Accommodation Bay of Plenty

This Best list of Unique Accommodation – Bay of Plenty takes you from a kiwifruit orchard to the beach to the lake. With an eclectic range of styles from a retro family caravan, a high end designer barn, cool beach baches and eco-friendly treehouses and chalets. The Bay of Plenty’s motto is ‘sure to make … Read more

11 Best Glamping South Australia Stays

11 Best Glamping South Australia Stays

South Australia isn’t always at the top of tourist trail itineraries, but the modest state is chock-full of varied landscapes and hidden treasures. Glamping South Australia is the perfect way to explore some of the unique features of the area, from world-class wine regions, unspoiled beaches, beautiful national parks and charming country towns. Enjoy the … Read more

Find an Amazing Hawaii Treehouse Rental

If you love nature, swimming, hiking, volcanoes, art, waterfalls, astronomy and coffee then you’ll love the Big Island of Hawai’i! With stunning beaches, rainforest and two live volcanoes the island is a fascinating vacation destination. For an authentic and unique stay why not choose a Hawaii Treehouse Rental! This collection includes treehouses near Volcanoes National … Read more

Cool Volcano Hawaii Vacation Rentals, Cabins, Tiny Houses

Volcano Hawaii Vacation Rentals, Cabins, Tiny Houses

Volcano Village has the true aloha spirit welcoming visitors who come to see the live volcanoes of Mauna Loa and Kilauea at Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park. These Cool Volcano Hawaii Vacation Rentals, Cabins and Tiny Houses are close to the Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park entrance so you have easy access to the trails and drives … Read more

Tiny House Accommodation NSW for Fab Little Getaways

Tiny House Accommodation NSW

Tiny houses aren’t just incredibly cute – they represent a simpler, more carefree approach to life. Rather than being bogged down with countless things, tiny houses bring us back to the basics of comfortable living while effectively reducing our environmental footprint. This list of Tiny House Accommodation NSW will let you experience the joy of … Read more

Choose an Amazing Art Deco Hotel in Napier – Hawkes Bay

Art Deco Hotel Napier

The distinctive style of Art Deco is on full display in the city of Napier in sunny Hawke’s Bay. Visit in February for the popular Art Deco Festival, with performances, aircraft displays, vintage car rides, fashion and architectural delights. For the rest of the year Napier enjoys a mild climate so this beauty is a … Read more

Stunning List of Blenheim Vineyard Accommodation in NZ

Stunning List of Blenheim Vineyard Accommodation

This list of Blenheim Vineyard Accommodation features stylish holiday homes, set amongst the vines with plenty of room for four to six guests. They’re also close to Marlborough’s world-class restaurants, craft breweries, gin distillers, artisan shops, cafes, boutiques, and the 30+ vineyards you can visit for wine sampling and cellar door sales. Blessed with golden … Read more

Tasmania Luxury Lodges – Wilderness Escapes

Tasmania Luxury Lodges Wilderness Escapes

Tasmania is a nature lover’s dream. A stay at one of these Tasmania Luxury Lodges is one the best ways to get up close and personal with its magnificent mountains, age-old rainforests, shimmering lakes and breathtaking beaches. Home to one of the largest conservation sites in Australia, the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area covers almost … Read more

6 Breathtaking Marlborough Sounds Accommodation

6 Breathtaking Places to Stay in the Marlborough Sounds

This list of breathtaking Marlborough Sounds Accommodation includes resorts, B&B, a glasshouse luxury holiday home and even glamping! New Zealand’s Marlborough Sounds encompasses stunning bays, coves and waterways. A natural paradise for swimming, kayaking, boating, fishing, diving, dolphin watching, mountain biking and bushwalking. The Marlborough sounds were formed thousands of years ago by sea level … Read more

Quirky Golden Bay Accommodation

Quirky Golden Bay Accommodation

There’s something so special about the northern tip of the South Island. Boasting some of New Zealand’s most spectacular scenery, this remote region is home to the country’s golden beaches, and the Kahurangi and Abel Tasman National Parks, making it one of New Zealand’s premier hiking and beach destinations. For an unforgettable holiday check out this list of Quirky Golden Bay Accommodation.

7 Unique Places to Stay in Blenheim with Vineyard Hotels

Unique Places to Stay in Blenhim with Vineyard Accommodation

These 7 Unique Places to Stay in Blenheim offer exceptional and unique accommodation along with nature, adventure, gourmet delights, and some of New Zealand’s best wineries. Blenheim is known as a gourmet paradise with artisan food, Southern seafood, rolling countryside and a chance to taste some of the world’s best Sauvignon Blanc! For families the … Read more

Unique Northern Territory Accommodation for Adventurers

Unique Northern Territory Accommodation for Adventurers

The Northern Territory is a land of vast, varying landscapes, serving up an array of amazing opportunities for the adventurous traveller. This list of unique Northern Territory accommodation will get you off the beaten track and into the heart of some authentic “Top End” adventures!… Accommodation Type: Glamping and Yurts | Outback Station | Country … Read more

Incredible and Quirky Accommodation in Victoria

Incredible and Quirky Accommodation in Victoria

Sometimes you might want to stay somewhere a little bit unusual, a little bit interesting, a little bit more noteworthy than your standard hotel room. Well, this list of quirky accommodation in Victoria has got you covered. From mud-brick cottages to gypsy caravans, read on to find out how your accommodation can become the major … Read more

Eco Stay NSW: Tiny Boathouse Private Eco Retreat

Eco Stay NSW - Tiny Boathouse Private Eco Retreat

Landlubbers ahoy! Here’s your chance to stay in a 30-foot wooden yacht named Belafonte II. Now retired, the boat is converted into a tiny eco house hideaway for land sailers! No need to navigate or watch out for stormy weather. This ‘sea-faring’ Eco Stay NSW for two is nestled in a bamboo grove in peaceful bushland north … Read more

7 Heritage and Luxury Hobart Accommodation for a Jam-Packed Holiday

7 Heritage and Luxury Hobart Accommodation

Hobart may be Australia’s least populated state capital city, but it sure is jam-packed with character. Once a quiet port town known for its sleepy pace, Hobart’s seen a boom in tourism in recent years as people start to catch on to its many charms. Using these Heritage and Luxury Hobart Accommodation options as a … Read more

14 Cool and Unique Places to Stay in Auckland under $200

14 Cool and Unique Places to Stay in Auckland

Fancy a weekend glamping on Waiheke Island? How about a romantic escape to a little railway cabin near the Hanua Ranges National Park? Looking for a central and arty stay in Ponsonby? This big list of Cool and Unique Places to Stay in Auckland for under $200 per night gives you a diverse and quirky … Read more

Best Glamping in Wanaka and Lake Hawea for A Fun Nature Experience

Best Glamping in Wanaka and Lake Hawea

On your next South Island holiday surround yourself with the beauty of nature and go Glamping in Wanaka and Lake Hawea. These awesome nature retreats are fun for everyone. Read on to discover stylish yurts, rustic safari tents, big luxurious bell tents, and even tiny houses all set in country, lake, and forest environments. So … Read more

Best Glamping in Queenstown that will Inspire You

Best Glamping in Queenstown

If you’re looking for a special escape then Glamping in Queenstown is the one for you! Wilderness and natural beauty surround you as you relax in your five-star luxury tent. Check out these spectacular camps for nature lovers and adventure seekers. You’ll be inspired… Accommodation Type: Glamping and YurtsDestination: Queenstown | South Island | New … Read more

Sleep in a Castle! Historic and Unique Adelaide Accommodation

Unique Adelaide Accommodation

 Ah, castles. There’s something about these medieval marvels that whisks your mind off to a fantasy land of royalty, renaissance and romance. Stone forts may have been originally built with the intention of keeping attackers at bay, but the beauty and charm that came along with them is undeniable. Holiday goers continue to seek the … Read more

Crab Cove: A Luxury Cave Retreat in Northland

The Cave at Crab Cove

Location: Northland | Bay of Islands | New ZealandAccommodation Type: Underground Kaeo, Northland | Adults only, 2 Guests | $$$ Best for: Apartment, Unique Beach Stay, Romantic, Kayaks, Swimming Spectacular Views: If a romantic escapade in a luxury cave apartment, along with lovely sea views is your kind of dream holiday, then plan a stay … Read more

Aquila Nova Retreat – Luxury in The Dandenongs

Aquila Nova Retreat Staytopia

Location: Melbourne | Victoria | Australia Accommodation Type: Heritage If a luxurious secluded resort with the feel of a magical fairy tale sounds appealing to you, you’ll love the boutique Aquila Nova Retreat. This enchanting rainforest retreat is nestled right in the heart of the Dandenong Ranges National Park, surrounded by lush ferns, flowering gardens … Read more

Motueka Eco Accommodation – Yurts, Eco-Village, Strawbale, Treehouse, Beach Huts

Motueka Eco Accommodation

Surrounded by luxurious, dense vegetation and fresh sea breezes, get ready to experience an unforgettable stay at one of these Motueka Eco Accommodation options. These Unique places to stay are a good starting point to discover the popular Nelson region and the Abel Tasman Park and immerse yourself in all the natural beauty and culture. … Read more

Glamping Northern NSW – Byron Bay and the Countryside

Glamping in Byron Bay

Immerse yourself in the world of glamping with these tranquil and luxury escapes. This list of Glamping Northern NSW options gets you up close to nature in stylish tents with hotel amenities and mornings full of bird call. Some even offer cocktails by the pool, outdoor baths, waterparks, dinner under the stars and free bikes … Read more

Unique and Boutique Rotorua Accommodation – Luxurious Stays

Unique and Boutique Rotoroa Accommodation New Zealand

Rotorua in New Zealand is renowned for showcasing Māori culture, stunning lakes, and forests, and as a geothermal wonderland hotspot (literally!) One of New Zealand’s top holiday destinations why skimp on your accommodation? So here’s a list of Unique and Boutique Rotorua Accommodation with oodles of luxury. In a range of locations from forest to beach … Read more

Unique and Eco Northern Rivers Holiday Accommodation in the Rainforest

Northern Rivers Holiday Accommodation

With something for everyone, this list of Northern Rivers Holiday Accommodation is a dreamy selection of unique and eco places to stay in Byron Bay’s Hinterland and near World Heritage Listed Nightcap National Park. Discover rainforest retreats, an amazing world-class spa, a converted Byron Bay bus, an exotic Balinese Villa, and more hidden gems. All … Read more

Quirky and Eco Kaikoura Accommodation: Magical Choices!

Eco and Quirky Kaikoura Accommodation

With seal colonies, whale watching, and swimming with dolphins, Kaikoura is one of the best places in New Zealand to view marine life and experience ocean adventures. Kaikoura also has an amazing range of unique places to stay! So if you’d like to escape to something different check out this list of Quirky and Eco Kaikoura Accommodation which includes a glass pod, tree house, train carriage, covered wagon, yurt and much more!…

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Best Luxury Treehouse Accommodation in Queensland

Best Luxury Treehouse Accommodation in Queensland

Queensland’s balmy temperatures and lush rainforests are the perfect location for a treehouse stay, with a birds-eye view of the forest and a tranquil escape. This amazing list of the Best Luxury Treehouse Accommodation in Queensland shows that you can sleep comfortably in the canopy in luxurious and stylish interiors. So, it’s time to escape the humdrum for an enchanting stay high in the treetops.

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Amazing Eco friendly Retreats in Nelson, Golden Bay and Abel Tasman Park

Amazing Eco friendly Retreats in Nelson, Abel Tasman and Golden Bay

These Amazing Eco friendly Retreats in Nelson, Golden Bay and Abel Tasman Park embrace the ethos of healthy living, caring for their guests and nurturing the environment. With a blessed climate, Nelson and Golden Bay enjoy lots of sunny days (source). Oh…and gorgeous beaches, crystal clear sea, stunning bush walks in the Abel Tasman and … Read more

Magic Cottages at Takou River in the Beautiful Bay of Islands, Kerikeri

Magic Cottages at Takou River New Zealand

You’ll find Magic Cottages at Takou River in the stunning Bay of Islands. This eco luxury retreat is set within idyllic native bush on the banks of the Takou River. Choose from a divine range of earth-friendly accommodation hidden within an organic farm and sub-tropical gardens. The on-site therapist offers massage and beauty therapy treatments which you can book with a relaxing river-side hot tub. Switch off and escape to pure tranquility at Magic Cottages at Takou River.

Ohakune Train Carriage Accommodation – Cool and Retro Stay!

Ohakune Train Carriage Accommodation

Totally random! Hop on board your Ohakune Train Carriage Accommodation in the Tongariro National Park. This cool red train is an ex New Zealand Government railway carriage that’s now converted into a comfy and warm chalet for up to six guests. See also more Ohakune quirky places to stay below… Overview: Type: Holiday Home for … Read more

Mount Ruapehu Accommodation – Sleep in a Yurt!

Heavenly Spa Views Yurt Ohakune Mount Ruapehu Accommodation

Want to stay somewhere cool? Heavenly Spa Views Yurt is a new Mount Ruapehu accommodation in Tūroa Village in Ohakune. This relaxing retreat includes luxurious and comfortable furnishings and top range amenities like Samsung, Miele, Smeg and Nespresso. You’ll feel at home in the yurt in no time. Note: If you’ve never heard of vrbo.com it’s … Read more

Popular Ohakune Accommodation with Spa Pool – Mount Ruapehu

Popular Ohakune Accomodation with Spa Pool

Looking for a fun, unique place to stay in Ohakune? Here’s four popular Ohakune Accommodation with spa pools that are close to all the skiing and snowboarding action at Tūroa. Plus you’re near ski equipment hire, shuttles, apres-ski restaurants and bars in Ohakune. For 6-8 guests check out these dream retreats where you can relax after a big day on the Mount Ruapehu slopes or the trails. Also read on for bonus: Activities and Tours in the Tongariro National Park

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Split Apple Retreat New Zealand for Eco-Friendly Luxury – Abel Tasman National Park

Split Apple Lodge New Zealand

The ethos at Split Apple Retreat New Zealand is one of peace, tranquility and serenity. On arrival at this exclusive eco-lodge near the Abel Tasman National Park, you’ll discover a delightful combination of luxurious interiors, vibrant art, nutritious gourmet food, and healthful spa treatments. These are all designed to refresh and reinvigorate travellers looking for a dream escape.

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Oamaru Bed and Breakfast: The Little Red School House

Oamaru Bed and Breakfast - The Little Red School House

Step back in time for a unique stay at The Little Red School House. Once the local school for all the farming families in the area, this cute retreat is an Oamaru Bed and Breakfast situated 20 minutes inland in Five Forks. Far enough away to feel remote but close enough to Oamaru for a bite to eat or visit to the museums and activities in this Victorian-era town.

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Mahagedara Wellness Retreat in Sri Lanka – so worth it!

Mahagedara Wellness Retreat

Nestled in dense jungle near Sigiriya, this beautiful wellness retreat in Sri Lanka is an inspiration for sustainable and healthy living. Mahagedara Wellness Retreat offers guests open-air yoga, spa treatments, healing ayurvedic treatments, delicious organic food grown on site, and a lovely swimming pool in a natural, peaceful spot.

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Amazing Spiritual Retreats in New Zealand for Over 50’s

Spiritual Retreats in New Zealand for over 50s

Spiritual Retreats in New Zealand are set in peaceful wilderness locations; pristine forests, quiet countryside, high on hills, by the ocean – each unique retreat offers healing for the body and soul and lovely self-indulgent relaxation.

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12+ Unique Places to Stay in Wellington NZ 2023

Unique Places to Stay in Wellington

Wellington is a fun and cosmopolitan city. A hotbed of culture, nature, art, foodie heaven, quirky cafés, theatres, local breweries, beautiful harbour and the occasional windy day! These 12+ unique places to stay in Wellington are set in some of Wellington’s popular neighbourhoods and offer quirky and memorable stays…

Read on for an amazing selection of accommodation: Lighthouse, Art Hotel, Off-grid Bach, Keep, Historic Holiday Home, and more…

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20+ Unique Places to Stay in New Zealand that will Amaze you!

20+ Unique Places to Stay in New Zealand Staytopia

Aotearoa New Zealand is known as an exciting destination for explorers, adventurers, and pilgrims seeking natural beauty and wildlife in these friendly isles. So, if you want your escape to include imaginative and unique places to stay in New Zealand then this list is worlds away from boring! Each diverse choice adds to your enchanting … Read more

Best Murray River Cruise Packages You Can Book Now!

Best Murray River Cruise Packages you can book now

With 2,508 kilometers of dramatic riverscape the Murray River is Australia’s longest river and a popular cruising destination. These Murray River Cruise Packages are very popular and include specialty activities on water and land. You can visit from Melbourne or Adelaide or start your trip at one of the small dock towns like Renmark and … Read more

Rajasthani Majesty at the Oberoi Rajvilas in Jaipur, India

The Oberoi Rajvilas in Jaipur India

At the Oberoi Rajvilas the designers and artisans have crafted a majestic hotel with details like canopied tents, Mughal arches, gold leaf frescoes, crystal chandeliers, teak floors, Persian blue pool tiling, and local pottery. All with a traditional charm that you’ll always remember. For travellers this is a luxurious escape from the hustle and bustle of the city…

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Coconuts Beach Club in Samoa

Coconuts Beach Club in Samoa
Coconuts Beach Club in Samoa

Relax in Luxury Overwater Fales or Stylish Tree Houses at Coconuts Beach Club in Samoa!

Coconuts Beach Club in Samoa is an intimate and friendly boutique resort and spa on the idyllic South Coast of Upolu Island. You’re spoilt for choice here with luxury overwater fales, tree houses, beachfront fales, royal villas and suites set on a beautiful white sand beach and turquoise lagoon. Once you fly into Apia you’re only a quick drive to paradise!

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3 Awesome Samoa Beach Fales on the South Coast for under $100

Samoa Beach Fales on the South Coast

Samoa lies halfway between Hawaii and New Zealand. A true South Pacific paradise, life in these glorious islands is guided by fa’a, the traditional Samoan way of life. Today you can experience authentic Samoa by staying in one of the friendly family-run Samoa Beach Fales dotted along the stunning south coast of Upolu, Samoa’s main island. Type of Accommodation: Beach Fale | TraditionalLocation: Lalomanu Beach … Read more

New Zealand South Island Holiday: 4 Baches you’ll Love!


If you’re looking for an authentic New Zealand South Island holiday then don’t miss a stay in one of New Zealand’s unique baches. You may also hear them called cribs in Otago. This is how the locals spend their holidays in low-key style accommodation, surrounded by South Island’s spectacular wilderness. A bach holiday means turning … Read more

How to Book a Houseboat in Alleppey so you don’t miss out!

Cruising through the backwaters of Kerala on a converted rice barge houseboat is a unique experience. It’s a wonderland of tropical coconut palms, rice paddies, canals, lakes, inlets and local village life. Naturally you want this once-in-a-lifetime cruise to go smoothly so here’s how to book a houseboat in Alleppey … What are my Options? … Read more

Unique New Zealand Accommodation for Couples: Lower North Island

Unique New Zealand Accommodation for Couples - Lower North Island

Wairarapa and the Kapiti Coast are close enough to Wellington for an idyllic weekend break or a relaxing rustic stop off on your way north or south. This list of unique New Zealand accommodation for couples in the Lower North Island includes quirky and cool places that are affordable and fun!

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New Caledonia Driving Holiday: Unique and Affordable Places to Stay

Driving around New Caledonia Staytopia

The locals call Grand-Terre, “Le Caillou”, the Rock. But at 400 kms long New Caledonia’s main island is a pretty big rock! To put that in perspective Hawaii’s Oahu Island is only 70kms long. If you’re looking for an island adventure then exploring Grand-Terre on a New Caledonia Driving Holiday takes you right off the beaten … Read more

5 Unique Places to Stay in New Caledonia – This Will Help You Decide!

5 Unique Places to Stay in New Caledonia

New Caledonia is lavishly endowed with divine beaches, idyllic islands, azure seas, an impressive UNESCO-listed barrier reef, and two very distinct cultures. This list of 5+ Unique Places to Stay in New Caledonia includes Luxury Overwater Bungalows, Gîtes, Tribal Kanak Huts, Camping, and Boutique Beach Bungalows… For a City & Beach holiday start in downtown … Read more

Fun & Affordable Nouméa New Caledonia Accommodation – Self Catering

Fun and Affordable Noumea New Caledonia Accommodation

Looking for affordable Nouméa, New Caledonia accommodation on your dream tropical escape? It’s true, New Caledonia costs more than other South Pacific destinations. Food in these idyllic isles costs 73% more than in France and dining out is expensive. So, to stretch your money further in Nouméa the trick is: to book an affordable place to stay … Read more

5 Authentic Places to Stay on your Dream New Caledonia Holiday

Looking for rustic local accommodation as you plan your New Caledonia holiday? Here are 5 Authentic Places to Stay on your Dream New Caledonia Holiday on the main island, Grande-Terre. Each gives you a taste of local life along with an unforgettable South Pacific adventure… Don’t waste your money on beige forgettable hotels, this list … Read more

Stay at Fair Trade Amba Estate Farmstay in Sri Lanka

Amba Estate Farmstay

A whopping 2 billion people around the globe enjoy a cup of tea every morning. At the Amba Estate Farmstay in Sri Lanka’s Uva Highlands this charming small-scale enterprise produces heritage tea that is both fair trade and organic. You’ve never tasted artisanal tea as delicious as this and if you’re looking for a fair … Read more

Want a Queensland Treehouse Retreat you can book now?

Want a Queensland Retreat you and book now - Staytopia

When I say Queensland Treehouse Retreat hopefully this will conjure up images of lush rainforest, tropical birds, idyllic waterfalls…heaven! With you sitting in the trees soaking up the tranquility. The tropical climate and lush rainforest of Queensland in Australia create the perfect environment for a treetop retreat. So let’s look at how you can escape … Read more

11 Quirky Places to Stay in Byron Bay and the Rainforest – Under $250/Night

Quirky Places to Stay in Byron Bay and the Rainforest Under $250 per night

With a unique Bohemian vibe, Byron Bay offers long white beaches, cool cafes, surfing, rejuvenating spas, year-round sun, and relaxation. You’ll find quirky places to stay in Byron Bay: in the lush rainforest surrounding the bay and cool lodgings at the beach too….

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Inside Scoop – Underground Accommodation of Coober Pedy

Inside Scoop - Underground Accommodation of Coober Pedy

Don’t be deceived by your first impressions of this small South Australian outback town. Hidden below dusty sandstone hills you’ll find the incredible underground accommodation of Coober Pedy. This isolated mining town may be the most unusual place you’ll ever visit! Locals live in underground dwellings called ‘Dugouts’ and in fact most of this desert … Read more

Best List of Coober Pedy Underground Accommodation

Best List of Coober Pedy Underground Accommodation

You’ll find Coober Pedy underground accommodation surprisingly cool, cosy, and spacious. Named ‘dugouts’ by the locals, 60% of this town live underground so staying for a while in Coober Pedy means you’ll discover what it’s like to live in a cave! Incredibly the town’s pubs, shops, art galleries, and churches are all underground too. It … Read more

Tanna Island Accommodation: Tree Houses, Eco Cabins, and Underground!

Tanna Island Accommodation Vanuatu

It’s nighttime you’re on the balcony of your banyan tree house watching the crazy fireworks from Mount Yasur volcano. It’s perilously close to where you’re perched! You can even feel the ground rumble and groan from the roars of the volcano. If you love living on the edge then a stay at a unique Tanna Island accommodation is for you!

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