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Brilliant ‘Bucket List’ Stays for 2022

1 January 2022

We can all agree that so far, the 2020s haven’t delivered much in the way of positivity.

But they have allowed us a little extra time and scope to dream.

So if you’ve been busy drawing up a ‘bucket list’ of incredible holidays you’d love to take in 2022, we see you.

Here’s a selection of seriously special stays to help fuel your dreams, and grow that list.

(Which one will you visit first?)

Author: Nina Jervis
Main image: Green Moon Lodge | Costa Rica

The Boot

Tasman, Nelson, New Zealand
You've heard of the old woman who lived in a shoe, but have you ever actually imagined life in a fabulous piece of footwear? Wonder no longer at The Boot, a fairytale B&B on New Zealand's South Island!
Bedrooms: 1
Sleeps: 2
From
£170 / night

El Caracol

Lledó, Aragón, Spain
A cutting-edge Spanish mountain holiday home and swimmers' paradise, nestled within a Mediterranean pine forest and surrounded by unspoilt villages.
Bedrooms: 3
Sleeps: 8
From
£230 / night

Keemala

Kamala, Phuket, Thailand
Escape to paradise at Keemala - a tropical wonderland of magical pool villas, spa indulgences, gastronomic experiences and a total immersion in Thai culture.
Bedrooms: 1 or 2 per villa
Sleeps: 2 or 4 per villa
From
£360 / night

Pohue PurePod

Port Levy, Canterbury, New Zealand
Luxuriate in a uniquely secluded and immersive PurePod experience in the midst of the captivating New Zealand landscape.
Bedrooms: 1
Sleeps: 2
From
£330 / night

Paperbark Camp

Jervis Bay, New South Wales, Australia
Luxury and eco-friendly African safari-style camping in the paradise setting of Australia's breathtaking Jervis Bay.
Bedrooms: 12 tents
Sleeps: 3-6 per tent
From
£175 / night

novanta

Bibbiena, Tuscany, Italy
It's probably easier to think of your stay at novanta as a relaxed gathering amongst friends, rather than a traditional Tuscan holiday - yet even this description doesn't go quite far enough! 
Bedrooms: Varies
Sleeps: Varies
From
£105 / night

Sacromonte Landscape Hotel

Sacromonte, Maldonado, Uruguay
An architect-designed hotel and winery sustainably blended within a vast stretch of valley grassland in Uruguay.
Bedrooms: 1 per cabin
Sleeps:
From
£395/ night

Hobbitenango

Antigua, Central Highlands, Guatemala
Experience the fantasy world of storybooks, set high above the Antiguan hills with breathtaking volcano views.
Bedrooms: 1 per casita
Sleeps: 4 or 6 per casita
From
£60 / night

Hôtel de Glace

Saint-Gabriel-De-Valcartier, Quebec, Canada
Fall willingly under the magical spell of a hotel constructed from ice and snow, in an unforgettable North American stay.
Bedrooms: Varies
Sleeps: Varies
From
£259 / night (in Hôtel de Glace, incl. a room at Hôtel Valcartier)

Madonna Inn

San Luis Obispo, California, USA
A vividly kitsch, grandly one-of-a-kind resort just off US Route 101, where the good times roll and no two rooms are the same.
Bedrooms: 110 rooms/suites
Sleeps: Varies
From
£143 / night

Kilmartin Castle

Kilmartin, Argyll and Bute, Scotland
Exclusive rule of an authentic, sustainable, and exquisitely restored castle that dates all the way back to the 16th century, located within Scotland’s most concentrated collection of archaeological sites.
Bedrooms: 5
Sleeps: 10 exclusive
From
1000.00

Demeter Cave House

Santorini, Cyclades, Greece
A dreamily luxurious cave house with a romantic roof terrace and hot tub, blissfully secluded in a beautiful, unspoilt Santorini village.
Bedrooms: 1
Sleeps: 2
From
£200 / night

Sgt Taylor's Bunker

Barwick, Norfolk, England
Historic, ‘back to basics' camping in a faithfully reconstructed World War One bunker, set amongst soothing North Norfolk woodland.
Bedrooms: Bunks
Sleeps: 4
From
£70 / night (entire bunker)

Miluna

Hormigos, Castilla La Mancha, Spain
Savour a star-sprinkled dream in nature, from the comfort of your own private ‘moon' set amongst wide open Spanish countryside, mere moments from the World Heritage city of Toledo.
Bedrooms: 1 per 'moon'
Sleeps: 2 per 'moon'
From
£237 / night

LandyCampers

Broxted, Essex, England
Indulge your wanderlust with an off-grid, self-drive adventure aboard your very own Land Rover Defender, complete with rooftop tent set-up, a cosy lounge, and all the equipment you could want!
Bedrooms: 1 or 2 roof tents
Sleeps: 2-7 guests
From
£165 / night

Retro Camping Bus

Arrabal, Leiria, Portugal
A beautifully restored vintage bus with a private pool, parked on a welcoming family farm, and surrounded by fruit and olive trees in the heart of rural Portugal.
Bedrooms: 1
Sleeps: 4
From
£90 / night

Moon Conker

Llanafanfawr, Powys, Wales
A gleaming, ethereal ‘astro-pod' that allows you to enjoy life's blissful basics at their best, secluded in a sheltered glade on a private Welsh mountain estate.
Bedrooms: 1
Sleeps: 2
From
£145 / night

La Esperanza

Granada, Andalucia, Spain
A grand, authentic hacienda with luxury suites, a swimming pool, and a designer courtyard inspired by the Alhambra, nestled amongst private flower gardens just 35 minutes from Granada.
Bedrooms: 6
Sleeps: Up to 14
From
£394 / night

The Nest

Dolassey, Powys, Wales
A sumptuous, secluded retreat with a green roof, a wildflower garden, and double al fresco bathtubs, completely surrounded by idyllic views on a working family farm in Powys.
Bedrooms: 2
Sleeps: 4
From
£185 / night

Apukka Resort Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi, Lapland, Finland
A glistening snow-covered resort in the capital of Lapland, surrounded by wilderness lakes and magical Arctic nature, just 10 minutes from the official home of Santa Claus!
Bedrooms: Varies
Sleeps: Varies
From
£307 / night (Aurora)

Cocondo

Hoek van Holland, South Holland, Netherlands
A historic World War Two telephone bunker, transformed into a sustainable and design-led family retreat with captivating stories to tell, secluded beneath the coastal dunes in Hook of Holland.
Bedrooms: 2
Sleeps: 2 (+2)
From
£117 / night

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