We love finding unique and exciting places to stay on holiday. That’s why in each of our destinations, we’re proud to offer a whole range of small-scale accommodation options; packed with bags of character and local charm- oh and not to mention some swoon-worthy views! From jungle lodges and boutique guesthouses, to tropical beach cabanas and authentic homestays, here’s a taster of the kind of places you could be waking up to…
From Casas Particulares to eco-retreats in Cuba
Nothing beats staying in a Cuban casa particular (Bed & Breakfast) for a real taste of Cuban hospitality. Due to the communist regime, all hotels in Cuba are owned and operated by the Cuban Ministry of Tourism, so it can be a little tricky to find small-scale properties, but we’ve found some real gems.
Get close to nature in Costa Rica
Costa Rica is all about nature, and our accommodation here aims to get you as close to it as possible. Whether it’s a charming coastal retreat, a jungle lodge, or even an observatory overlooking a volcano, you’ll be waking up to something amazing every day.
Keralan houseboats and Maharajan palaces in India
Our accommodation in India is pretty unusual – fancy spending the night in a desert tent, enjoying a night on a cosy houseboat as it drifts through tropical backwaters or soaking up the splendour of a Maharajan-style palace in the hills?
Tribal homestays and castaway beach huts in Borneo
Wake up to the sounds of the jungle in a rainforest lodge on the banks of the Kinabatangan River, go back to basics on a homestay with the remote Iban tribe, fall asleep in a treehouse on the Damai Peninsula and listen to lapping waves outside your beach bungalow.
Enjoy traditional Chinese surroundings
Our accommodation in China ranges from a lodge located on a mountainside, a retreat near the Yulong river, a guest house completely decorated in Tibetan style, a modern hotel right in the heart of Xian or a courtyard hotel nestled away in one of Beijing’s Hutongs.
Cabins and camping in Canada
When you travel with us to Canada you’ll experience lots of different types of accommodation along the way, each with their own charm. From cosy camps and pine-clad cabins to lakeside lodges and boutique city hotels.
Make yourself at home in Myanmar
Myanmar is a magical country, and we’ve picked out accommodation which really reflects it’s character – from basic huts in a local village, all the way up to boutique beach resorts. We try to avoid large chain hotels where possible – wouldn’t you rather wake up in a stilted hut in the middle of the beautiful Inle Lake?
Want a more authentic experience for your next family holiday? Jeremy, Karen & Joseph Head (aged 7) were overwhelmed by the warmth of their Thai homestay.
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