There’s always something magnificent about cliffside resorts. Imagine yourself having to sit by the window and getting a great view of the world around you. You sit calmly and just get yourself lost in the breathtaking beauty nature has to offer. If getting cozy in a cliffside resort is your ideal holiday, you need to check out these eight locations from around the world.
#1. The Pole House, Australia
The Pole House
This cliffside resort is definitely not for acrophobics. Located in Fairhaven, Victoria, the Pole House takes its visitors along a floating walkway, leading into the house itself that appears to be hovering.
Built in 1978, the original design was made of wooden structure that started to deteriorate due to the sea breeze. According to the Australian Traveller, the building was demolished in 2013, but is replaced with a new modern-style minimalist holiday home that still maintains the original vision from its architect.
An inside view of The Pole House
#2. Holman House, Australia
Another pride from the Land Down Under, the Picasso painting-inspired Holman House is located in Dover Heights in New South Wales. Designed by Durbach Block Jaggers, the Holman House belongs to one of Sydney’s most affluent residential areas.
A view of the Holman House from below.
#3. Mystique Hotel, Greece
When it comes to stunning cliffside resorts, you have to immediately think about Santorini, Greece. Book a room in this Starwood Luxury Collection hotel, and you’ll get a dose of the Aegean Sea and a romantic view of the crystalline Greek waters.
This is the view you get from the resort.
#4. Refuge des Cosmiques, France
Refuge des Cosmiques
France’s Refuge Cosmique is sitting on a rocky cliff, 3613 meters above the ground. Its doors are open all through summer with 148 beds. During winter, only 10 beds are made available.
#5. Ascher Guesthouse, Switzerland
This Swiss structure that was built in the 19th century is situated just near the Wildkirchli caves and below the Ebenalp cliff. The guesthouse doesn’t offer fancy accommodation, but what you get is a marvelous view of lush forests and mountains.
For adrenalin junkies, Ascher also has a mountain hiking area. To get to the guesthouse, you will need to ride a cable car from Wasserauen-Ebenalp and hike for 15 minutes across the caves.
There’s also a lovely restaurant in the area.
#6. Kara Tyurek, Siberia
Alright, this is not actually a dream vacation house, but the Kara Tyurek brings a whole new experience having to go to the toilet and knowing you’re 8,500 feet (2,600 meters) above sea level. It still does offer a breathtaking view from a cliff. Would you dare defecate high above the ground?
Dubbed as the "most extreme toilet in the world."
#7. Post Ranch Inn, USA
Post Ranch Inn
When staying in the Pacific Suite of this Big Sur, California resort, you’ll get a dose of sunshine and feel the ocean breeze without other guests seeing you.
The Post Ranch Inn is just—spectacular.
Post Ranch Inn's Sierra Mar Restaurant
#8. Bulgari Resort Bali, Indonesia
The Bulgari Resort in Uluwatu is a 5-star luxury hotel that offers a remarkable beach view. The hotel design offers a blend of Balinese and Italian style. Dreaming of an exotic, lavish getaway, check out this location.
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Ever Wondered Where in the World is The Best Hotel Located?
You won’t believe which hotel won the Best Hotel Award for 2016. We bet you didn’t see this one coming.
You might automatically have images of the hotel being at the beach or probably at one of the most developed cities with the swankiest buildings on earth. Well, we do not really want to burst your bubble, it’s just that the world’s best hotel is way even BETTER than you imagined it to be.
Behold the Umaid Bhawan Palace located at Jodhpur, India. This magnificent palace was built between 1928 and 1943 for His Highness Maharaja Umaid Singh ji. It is one of the largest exclusive and private residences that is the current home of Indian royalty sits high above Jodhpur, the desert capital, amidst 26 acres of lush, green gardens.
The Umaid Bhawan Palace has 347 rooms, 64 of which are guest rooms.
Best Kid-Free Resorts If You Want Quiet Vacations
Peaceful and quiet vacations are now within reach in these kid-free resorts. Yes, kids are definitely not allowed.
There are instances when you really just need the peace and quiet when on vacay mode. It’s not actually enough that you happen to be at the beach with the sun, sand and the sound of the waves. Sometimes, you also need to get away from the shrieks and screams of toddlers and their endless running around.
It’s awesome that there are resorts around the world that are adult-friendly and understand your needs for peace and quiet. Below is the list of the best kid-free resorts for those of you who need the time to unwind and relax, away from the stress at work or crying kids:
Hotel Wailea, Maui, Hawaii
This Natural Spring is Beautiful But The Large Holes Beneath it are Terrifying!
No one knows how deep the holes are. Will you take the plunge?
Are you a fan of diving and other extreme water sports? If so, then we think you'll be interested to know that somewhere in Wimberley, Texas lies an intriguing swimming spot for adventure seekers.
Called Jacobs Well, this place is surrounded with lush greens, clear waters and deep caves. Staying at the edge of the cliff will make one think that plunging in means jumping into a never-ending abyss.
This is because Jacob's Well has four underwater chambers. The first one is said to be 25 feet deep; the second is 35 feet and the third is 75 feet. The depth of the fourth chamber, however, remains unknown....