Who doesn't love a good vacation? Comfy resorts, relaxing atmospheres, stellar locations – all the good things. However, with so many vacation destinations to choose from, competition for consumers' dollars means some hotels are finding exciting ways to stand out from the pack. So, for the adventurer who desires a truly unique vacation experience, here are three of the best-themed hotels from around the world you should check out.
727 Fuselage Hotel – Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica
While you’d likely take a plane to Costa Rica, you probably wouldn’t expect to stay in one. On the grounds of the Costa Verde Resort in Costa Rica, overlooking the ocean is the famous 727 Fuselage Hotel. Created from the fuselage of a 1965 Boeing 727, this one-of-a-kind structure houses a two-bedroom suite with luxury amenities with gorgeous views of the Pacific Ocean, Costa Verde beach, and lush Costa Rican jungle.
Hôtel de Glace – Valcartier, Québec, Canada
Take a trip to our neighbors to the north this winter, and you can sleep in an actual hotel made of ice. The Hôtel de Glace in Québec, Canada, is rebuilt every year from snow and ice, and from January to early spring. Book a stay and you’ll feel like Elsa in her ice palace. This one-of-a-kind hotel features 40 ice-themed suites, an ice bar, and ice slide – but don’t worry, it’s warmer than it looks.
Hotel Sidi Driss – Matmâta, Tunisia
The final entry on this list is for the child in all of us. Located in the village of Matmâta, Tunisia, is the iconic Tatooine home of Luke Skywalker from the Star Wars movie franchise. OK, obviously it's not the actual home of Luke Skywalker. Those movies happened a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away. Hotel Sundi Driss and the surrounding area are where some of the franchise's most pivotal scenes were filmed. Much of the set and interiors have been restored to their full glory, making the location the most authentically Star Wars-themed getaway in this galaxy or any other.
For more fun-filled places to go and things to do, be sure to check out our other Wimberly at Deerwood blog posts.