Unusual places to stay around the world

Tree houses at Hapuku Lodge in Kaikoura.
Tree houses at Hapuku Lodge in Kaikoura.

For many holidaymakers, there is nothing more important than a room with a spectacular view.

It could be a plush suite in a skyscraper hotel, a treehouse in the middle of nowhere or even a room beneath the surface of the sea.

In an age where tourists are on the hunt for snaps that are worthy of Instagram or Facebook, the more unique it is, the better.

These jaw-dropping destinations have been named the most unusual places to stay by London-based travel agency Exsus.

They include Africa's first underwater hotel room - 13ft below the surface of the Indian Ocean, north of Zanzibar - where guests can admire marine life from the comfort of their bed.

Manta Resort on Pemba Island

Africa's first underwater hotel room is 13ft below the surface of the Indian Ocean, north of Zanzibar. 
Photo / The Manta Resort
Africa's first underwater hotel room is 13ft below the surface of the Indian Ocean, north of Zanzibar. Photo / The Manta Resort

For adrenaline junkies, only the Natura Viva Skylodge Adventure Suite will do. Guests must climb a 400ft cliff face to reach the suite, which is on the side of one of Peru's highest peaks.

To climb into Natura Vive's Skylodge Adventure Suite in Peru, daredevil guests must scale a 400ft cliff face. Photo / Skylodge Adventure Suites
To climb into Natura Vive's Skylodge Adventure Suite in Peru, daredevil guests must scale a 400ft cliff face. Photo / Skylodge Adventure Suites

Hapuku Lodge and Tree Houses

These houses are 30ft above ground with views of dramatic mountains and the Pacific coast in New Zealand.

Hapuku Lodge, Kaikoura.
Hapuku Lodge, Kaikoura.

The Phinda Forest Lodge

Guests can spot the big five, dolphins and turtles at this lodge at the Phinda Game Reserve in South Africa.

The Phinda Forest Lodge.
The Phinda Forest Lodge.

Hoshinoya Fuji

Cabins at Hoshinoya Fuji are set on the slopes of a hill overlooking Lake Kawaguchi, near Mount Fuji in Japan.

Mount Fuji in Japan. Photo / Hoshinoya Fuji
Mount Fuji in Japan. Photo / Hoshinoya Fuji

The Fogo Island Inn

This contemporary hotel is located on rocky terrain on Fogo Island off the coast of Newfoundland in Canada.

Fogo Island Inn.
Fogo Island Inn.

Ion Luxury Adventure Hotel

Less than an hour from Reykjavík, guests can watch the natural phenomenon from a heated outdoor pool.

Ion Luxury Adventure Hotel.
Ion Luxury Adventure Hotel.

Gamirasu Cave Hotel

Located near Urgup, Turkey, some of the 35-room hotel's doors and windows are more than 500 years old.

The best for sleeping in a cave: Gamirasu Cave Hotel.
The best for sleeping in a cave: Gamirasu Cave Hotel.

- Daily Mail

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