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Brilliant ‘Bucket List’ Stays for 2022

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Published 01/01/2022 Brilliant ‘Bucket List’ Stays for 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

727 Fuselage Home

727 Fuselage Home

Take to the Costa Rican skies in first class style at 727 Fuselage Home... without ever leaving the ground.  A stylishly refurbished vintage 1965 Boeing that formerly enjoyed carrying passengers all over the world, 727 Fuselage Home promises to be the most exclusive hotel suite in Costa Rica.   Nestled at the edge of a green national park and suspended on a 50-foot high pedestal…

The Boot

The Boot

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! The Boot is a wonderfully imaginative, superbly crazy hideaway for two on the Tasman coast, found at the northern point of the Island. Expertly crafted with the appearance of...well, a…

El Caracol

El Caracol

A cutting-edge Spanish mountain holiday home and swimmers' paradise, nestled within a Mediterranean pine forest and surrounded by unspoilt villages. Lovingly designed and built by its owners, El Caracol is a completely unique and contemporary family home, found on the edge of a mountainous nature park and surrounded by two sparkling rivers - meaning exceptional views are guaranteed!…

Keemala

Keemala

Escape to paradise at Keemala - a tropical wonderland of magical pool villas, spa indulgences, gastronomic experiences and a total immersion in Thai culture. Hidden away in the lush rainforest of Kamala on the west coast of Phuket, Keemala is one of those very special places you'll remember forever. Perfect for honeymoons, special celebrations or simply the chance to escape from the world,…

Otter Inn

Otter Inn

Go fish-spotting at Otter Inn, an artist-designed underwater cabin for two, set on soothing waters in one of Sweden's oldest cities. Populated since the Viking age and full of cultural heritage, Västerås is one of Sweden's oldest cities, found on the shore of the rippling Lake Malaren. Otter Inn is a charmingly rustic cabin that floats on and below the lake, located just a short…

Pohue PurePod

Pohue PurePod

Luxuriate in a uniquely secluded and immersive PurePod experience in the midst of the captivating New Zealand landscape. If you're not careful, you'll soon find that the PurePod way of life has become completely addictive. Once you've experienced total off-grid relaxation in the middle of New Zealand's breathtaking natural vista, from the comfort and blissful seclusion of your very own glass…

Paperbark Camp

Paperbark Camp

Luxury and eco-friendly African safari-style camping in the paradise setting of Australia's breathtaking Jervis Bay. African safari style meets Australia's unrivalled scenery at Paperbark Camp, where not only will you enjoy a truly memorable stay, you'll be greeted with a welcome that's almost as warm as the sun. The eco-friendly, family-run camp was originally inspired by the owners'…

Novanta

Novanta

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!  Waiting for you at Novanta is an experience of Tuscan village life as it's so peacefully lived every day by the locals, immersed in nature and nestled high in the Casentino Hills. Think outstanding…

Sacromonte Landscape Hotel

Sacromonte Landscape Hotel

An architect-designed hotel and winery sustainably blended within a vast stretch of valley grassland in Uruguay. Designed by renowned South American architects MAPA, Sacromonte Landscape Hotel is a haven for lovers of exceptional wine, exceptional comfort, and exceptional scenery alike. Beautifully secluded within a 250-acre stretch of vineyard-dotted valley and wild mountain range in…

Hobbitenango

Hobbitenango

Experience the fantasy world of storybooks, set high above the Antiguan hills with breathtaking volcano views. Hobbitenango is a blissfully remote mountainside village that combines a magical selection of solar and wind-powered eco-casitas with a farm-to-table restaurant and a family activity park.   Lovingly created in the style of treasured fantasy novels, the aim of Hobbitenango…

Hôtel de Glace

Hôtel de Glace

Fall willingly under the magical spell of a hotel constructed from ice and snow, in an unforgettable North American stay. Beautifully located just 20 minutes away from Québec City, the artfully glistening Hôtel de Glace is newly constructed each year from fresh ice and snow. This stunning hotel has been the captivating setting for many television and film projects, such as Disney's launch…

Madonna Inn

Madonna Inn

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. Alive with riotous colour and bursting with happiness, Madonna Inn (no relation to the Queen of Pop) is a completely unique hotel stay and a full-blown sensory experience, all rolled into one. Opened in 1958 by Alex and Phyllis Madonna - an architect and an interior…

Stowe Barn & Silo

Stowe Barn & Silo

An impossibly relaxing timber-framed retreat in rural Vermont, nestled in 250 expansive acres of green mountains for group stays with a difference.Sleeping up to 14 guests, Stowe Barn and Silo is a one-of-a-kind stay for groups of family and friends who appreciate the natural world in all its glorious guises.Featuring beautiful green mountain views, you're just under 15 minutes away from the…

Kilmartin Castle

Kilmartin Castle

An authentic, exquisitely restored Scottish castle that dates all the way back to the 16th century, set within acres of unspoilt Argyll wilderness. How would you like to travel magically back in time, without forsaking any contemporary creature comforts in the process? That's exactly what a stay at Kilmartin Castle offers. Standing proudly amongst an ancient Argyll glen on Scotland's windswept…

Demeter Cave House

Demeter Cave House

A dreamily luxurious cave house with a romantic roof terrace and hot tub, blissfully secluded in a beautiful, unspoilt Santorini village. One of the most beautiful and visually iconic Greek islands, Santorini is a picture-perfect dream for travellers all over the world. Yet a mere five-minute drive from Santorini's famous, bustling caldera lies the charming village of Pyrgos. Relatively…

Green Moon Lodge

Green Moon Lodge

A jaw-dropping Costa Rican jungle dome, created by local artists and secluded amongst lush tropical greenery, with visiting monkeys! Promising to take your breath completely away, Green Moon Lodge was brought beautifully to life by friendly artist owner Katrin, and a team of her creative friends.   Perfectly positioned in Montezuma, an exquisite, laid-back surf town on Costa Rica's stunning…

Mokus Valley

Mokus Valley

Unique, eco-friendly retreats nestled deep into the Southern Hungarian mountains, in a green valley that’s teeming with nature and activity. Comprising three unusually upcycled retreats in a fairytale Mecsek mountain valley, Mókus Valley is an idyllic, adults-only setting that’s perfect for unwinding peacefully in nature. Friendly owners Paul and Mandy live on site, and alongside their own…

The Pole House

The Pole House

A wow-factor Australian icon, architecturally renovated and suspended 40 meters above Fairhaven Beach for a view-filled holiday quite unlike any other.Originally built by Frank Dixon back in 1978, The Pole House is one of the most photographed places on Australia's Great Ocean Road - and with good reason!Dramatically suspended 40 meters above Fairhaven Beach, and newly renovated by a master…

Sgt Taylor's Bunker

Sgt Taylor's Bunker

Historic, ‘back to basics' camping in a faithfully reconstructed World War One bunker, set amongst soothing North Norfolk woodland. A peaceful and idyllic woodland campsite in North Norfolk, Dreamy Hollow is the perfect setting in which to wind back time. So it's fitting, perhaps, that you'll discover Sgt Taylor's Bunker here, a reconstructed World War One officer's bunker that allows you to…

Miluna

Miluna

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.Boasting the amenities and comfort of a five-star hotel, Miluna occupies a dreamlike location in Hormigos, a small, sparsely populated town in Spain's Castilla la Mancha region that's moments from the historic city of…

LandyCampers

LandyCampers

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! LandyCampers is the brainchild of Max and Bela, two surf instructors who once spent an entire summer living in and out of their own beloved Land Rover Defender (or Landy for short!) Teaching would-be…

Retro Camping Bus

Retro Camping Bus

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. From the moment you step aboard Retro Camping Bus, you'll forget all about life's hustle and bustle back home. Blissfully secluded on a family farm in the central Portuguese village of Arrabal, surrounded by colourful plants and…

Moon Conker

Moon Conker

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. Blissfully secluded on the vast Red Kite Estate in Powys, Moon Conker is an ‘astro-pod' retreat that offers a gentle feeling of remoteness in nature that's reminiscent of the writer Henry David Thoreau's Walden, a classic reflection…

La Esperanza

La Esperanza

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. Available as a boutique hotel, or a fully serviced villa for up to 14 guests, La Esperanza is a breathtakingly beautiful, Spanish Mission-style retreat that promises to spirit you blissfully away from hectic life…

The Nest

The Nest

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. Blissfully tucked away amongst 300 picture-perfect acres of working Powys farmland, you'll feel like the only people in the world as you arrive at The Nest. The ideal setting for a dreamlike escape into the arms of nature,…

Nissos Sofiaia

Nissos Sofiaia

Spirit yourselves away to a private, protected Greek island that's teeming with diverse nature, a plunge pool fed by the Ionian Sea, and a restored fishing boat to rest your heads. If you thought taking a romantic break on a private Greek island was the sole province of jet-setting millionaires, it's time to think again. Characterful and mesmerising, Nissos Sofiaia is an unspoilt 43-acre island…

Apukka Resort Rovaniemi

Apukka Resort Rovaniemi

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! A ‘bucket-list' retreat quite unlike any other, Apukka Resort Rovaniemi is breath-takingly located in one of the most beautiful parts of the world... the glistening capital of Lapland, to be exact. Not only could you cross…

Invisible House

Invisible House

A vast, eco-luxe mirrored skyscraper with a spectacular 100ft indoor swimming pool (and its very own 4000ft mountain!) that showcases incredible Joshua Tree desert views from every room. Sharing a border with the Joshua Tree National Park, Invisible House is superbly nestled at the foot of a hill, amongst 90 private acres of impossibly scenic Californian High Desert land. It's only fitting,…

Cocondo

Cocondo

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. Brimming with fascinating tales, the Vinetaduin is a Hook of Holland monument featuring a vast network of bunkers that depict four layers of military history. Secluded beneath the wild dunes that line the…

Bangkok Tree House

Bangkok Tree House

A selection of three-storey fairytale retreats, with free ice-cream and a mouth-watering on-site restaurant, minutes away from Bang Namphueng Floating Market. Modern yet enduringly traditional, Bangkok Tree House is a treetop hotel comprising luxurious three-storey retreats, each with a dreamy rooftop terrace that's ideal for admiring lush green views.Stylishly furnished, each self-contained…

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