Some hotels are more than just hotels. They're experiences. The hotels on this list are so unique, they are truly one of a kind. They're also some of the most Instagram-friendly properties in the world, from jungle pyramids and cliffside pods to mind-bending psychedelic works of art. Keep reading and see our picks for the most outrageous, unique, one-of-a-kind hotels in the world!
Magic Mountain Lodge - Chile
Magic Mountain Lodge in Chile lives up to its name with one of the most fairytale-like designs imaginable. A volcano-shaped stone structure covered in tropical plants, with a waterfall cascading from the top downward, Magic Mountain looks like something out of a Lord of the Rings movie. It's only accessible via a rope and plank bridge (don't worry, it's safe), and the single and double rooms are made of natural wood with crisp- rustic styling. To find it you'll have to venture to the Huilo Huilo biological reserve, a jungle wonderland in the mountainous forests of Patagonia.
IceHotel - Sweden
You can get surprisingly cozy in a hotel made entirely of ice. But don't take our word for it...book a stay at the original IceHotel in Jukkasjärvi, Sweden. Upon check-in you'll receive a fluffy winter parka and gloves, keeping you warm and toasty despite living in a room made of ice. Enjoy the shimmering ice sculpture decor and order an ice-cold cocktail. No, REALLY ice-cold...no need for cubes, as each drink is served in a glass made of ice. Even better, your first drink is on the house when you book a room.
Propeller Island - Germany
Named after a Jules Verne novel, Propeller Island in Berlin is as much an interactive artwork as it is a hotel. One of the most popular rooms is like any typical hotel room...except that most of it is completely upside-down. You have a normal right side-up bed to sleep on, but an entire room's worth of furnishings hang upside-down from the ceiling. Another room has walls made of shards of glass, making for a mesmerizing sea of reflections on all sides. Regardless of the room you choose, staying here is an experience like no other!
Manta Resort, Zanzibar
This luxury resort in Zanzibar is an incredible place to stay, regardless of the room you choose. But choose their underwater room, and you'll find yourself in one of the most unique hotel rooms in the world. The feeling of lying on your bed surrounded by the cool blue glow of the ocean, and all its magnificent creatures, is incredibly calming. You'll transcend the physical plane as you move beneath the surface of the water, coexisting with the rhythm of the ocean in perfect harmony. Oh, and the Instagram pics will be mind-blowing!
Skylodge Suites - Peru
If you ever thought you might want to honeymoon in a luxurious pod perched on the edge of a massive cliff, Peru's Skylodge Suites are perfect. The amenities are simple but the service is detail-oriented, making it fall more or less into the Glamping category. But if you're adventurous -- and aren't prone to vertigo -- a honeymoon here is going to be an unforgettable thrill.
Kumbuk River Hotel - Sri Lanka
This hotel is unlike any other world. What, you ask, makes it so different? Well, for one, it's located inside the belly of a giant elephant. No, the elephant isn't real (and that's a good thing), but is made primarily of wood and thatch. The hotel can accommodate up to ten guests, and honeymooners can rent the entire thing all to themselves. Inside, a beautifully natural-looking luxurious hotel is revealed with the amenities you crave, including a plunge pool. Kumbuk River the perfect way to explore the jungle in style.
V8 Hotel - Germany
The V8 hotel is a slightly kitcshy, super fun, totally unique honeymoon HQ for car lovers. It's fun, with a carefree vibe, and unlike any other hotel you've ever seen. Even better, the service is fantastic! Different rooms are themed according to different German cars, so your honeymoon can pay homage to your favorite slice of European motor history.
Hotel Costa Verde - Costa Rica
Hotel Costa Verde sounds like a typical Costa Rica hotel. And in many ways, it is....set in a jungle at the edge of a national preserve, with the views of the Pacific Ocean and a soft-sand beach nearby, the hotel offers luxurious accommodations in a stunning island setting. The main difference? This hotel is built into a converted 1965 Boeing 757!
Coming Soon - Space Hotels?
So far it still feels like the realm of science fiction, but soon, well-to-do couples could book their honeymoon in low Earth orbit in a space hotel. Multiple companies are already working on concepts that could put couples in space as soon as 2022. Honeymooning 200 miles above the planet's surface will come at a high cost, but for couples that can afford it, it might become the ultimate new Insta-worthy honeymoon frontier. Just how expensive will a space honeymoon be? At first, think almost a million dollars per night, reserving this experience only for a select few. Perhaps in the more distant future as technology improves, space honeymoons will open up even for average couples. For now, however, you'd better be a celebrity or a scion to be able to afford it!