The Best Floating Hotel in the World
Maybe many hubbers had read my hub about hotel. I had written series of hotel topic. They are, “Unique Hotel in the World (Part I)”, “Unique Hotel in the World (Part II)", and “The Rule in Hotel”. I think hotel is part of travel topic where we need this place to take a rest. There are many types of hotel around the world with different characteristic based on the origin place. Some of these hotels have a role as the icon of the place. From the hotel we know the different culture and the people as well. A lot of people from different countries stay in together at one place, that’s a hotel.
Based on my passion about something unique, I’ll share about “the best floating hotel in the world”. I thought many people searching about something different. Water is a gift from nature. Water is one of the most important compounds for all life on the earth. Water covers nearly 71% of the earth's surface. There are 1.4 trillion cubic kilometers (330 million mi ³) is available on earth (this information was taken from Wikipedia). Water is so refreshing, made us relax, and united with nature. That’s why most of us love water, even for traveling we must close with water. From this hub, I’ll describe how these hotels looked so beautiful above the water. The gurgling sound of water change the atmosphere becomes more relaxed. Well, floating hotel is a kind hotel built over the water and looks like floating. These hotels usually built from a boat, raft, even with the pedestal made of wood or concrete
Punta Caracol Acqua Lodge, Panama
This hotel is located in Bocas del Toro Panama. It took 15 minutes from the island of Colon which is the closest island with a boat ride. Colon Island is home to tropical beaches, great tracks for mountain biking across the island. This place is a heaven for surfers and sun bathers for its waves and golden sands. We can organize activities and tour at Punta Caracol, like: Snorkeling at the coral reefs of the bay to see lots of tropical fishes, starfishes, and different kind of corals. boat rides, hiking in the rain forest, motorized canoe river trips, boat tours to meet dolphins.
The tourist who stay here and try to dive, they will be pampered with beautiful coral reefs and thousands of marine habitats. Overlooking the Caribbean Sea and Panama Canal made this hotel which was made by arranged wood neatly. The roof structure itself made of palm leaves are arranged in layers. This hotel continues to grow until now, because the tourists who are aware of the importance of green environment. This place has own energy sources which is taken entirely from solar energy.
We can find romantic bungalows at Punta Caracol surrounded by Caribbean marine life and reefs. Because it runs on solar electricity, so we can’t find Air Conditioner but add more romantic circumstances with dim light. These bungalows are lined up to allow views towards tall green mountain, blue water, and the sunset as well. The price of each room is about $ 316 per night.
King Pacific Lodge, Canada
This is a luxurious hotel in the heart of the Canadian wilderness. This hotel is located located on the north coast of British Columbia, 56 miles south of Prince Rupert. Based from trusted information, from Vancouver we take a flight to Prince Rupert on the north coast of British Columbia (it takes about 1 hour 45 minutes). From Prince Rupert, we take a flight with floatplane and enjoy spectacular 40-minute flight to the doorsteps King Pacific Lodge.
With 17 oversized rooms and suites each feature a king-size bed with sumptuous down duvets, and a slate-lined bathroom with a deep soaker tub completed with spectacular views between wilderness or ocean. Each room has beautiful names, like: Waterfall Suite, Barnard Harbour Suite, princess Royal Suite.
King Pacific Lodge offering eco adventure travel that features humpback whale watch tours, ocean fishing (salmon, halibut, cod), guided fly-fishing trips (salmon, trout), wilderness kayaking, guided luxury hiking & heli-hiking (helicopter flightseeing excursions), wildlife photography, full-day cultural programan, wild viewing tours of the rare White Spirit or Kermode Bear and other wildlife (black bears, eagles, otters, sea lions). As a wilderness lodge, King Pacific Lodge is an unsurpassed eco adventure travel destination. Please enjoy the luxury adventure travel and eco tourism vacations among the smell of pine and fir trees. The price of each room is about $ 4750 for three nights.
River Kwai Jungle Raft, Thailand
River Kwai Jungle Raft is located in the heart of the Erawan National Park, River Kwai Resort is just 20 minutes from Pier Resortel with a long tail boat, Kanchanaburi province, Thailand. This hotel was built based on the style of ancient Thailand architecture in the tropical forest. Consisting of 55 bamboo rooms . This hotel was opened since 1976 offers ecologically friendly rooms that float on a bamboo raft. We can’t find the electricity lamp, but traditional oil lamp that will accompany us every night. The lights will also be decorated float around the cabin that adds a romantic impression, even dazzled by the beauty of hundreds of lanterns. Each room is equipped with a bathroom and toilet. Each room also equipped with length sun loungers and hammocks. What can we do here? River Kwai Jungle Hotel staff will help to assist some great activities like hiking, canoeing on the world’s historic river (River Kwai), River Kwai Jungle Trekking Tour. In the evening guests can enjoy traditional performances or enjoy the relaxing massage. Other facilities, like: meeting room, laundry, souvenirs, tour desk. The price of each room is about 1750 baht every night.
St. Regis Bora Bora Resort, Polynesia (France)
Bora Bora Resort is beautiful resort which is located on the tropical island of Bora Bora. Mount Otemanu, the island's highest peak, is 5.5 km (3.4 mi) away. Bora Bora is connected to Tahiti & the rest of French Polynesia by plane. It was surrounded by powdery sands and a tranquil lagoon. Bora Bora resort was opened in 2006.
This resort has width about 1,550 square feet to the resort's ultra-luxurious 13,000-square foot Royal Estate. There are eight plus 24 superior overwater one-bedroom villas with their dark wood floors and louvered wooden shades.
What can we find here? There are three delectable restaurants, an overwater dining room, featuring Pacific and Mediterranean Fusion cuisine, a main pool with swim-up bar and a romantic adult pool with private daybeds. This resort is divided into separate living and sleeping areas, with a super-spacious bathroom featuring with huge tub, each rooms has a private terrace and dining gazebo with lagoon views. Other features are two 42-inch plasma TVs, an outdoor shower, wireless Internet access, and St. Regis Butler Service.
There are several activities here like fitness Room/Gym, swimming pool, tennis courts, sauna, scuba diving, fishing, bikes, tennis courts, as well as access to Jet Skis. For romantic moment at night, we can order a specialty cocktail (Ginger Margarita) and dine outside on the deck for stunning lagoon and star views. So, Bora Bora resort is a wonderful place for travelers expectations that the brand is all about the ultimate in good taste and luxury. The price of each room is about $1200 per night.
Salt and Sill Hotel, Sweden
This hotel is located on the far western side of Tjörn, on the herring island of Klädesholmen, Sweden. It’s only 45 minutes by car from Gothenburg. This hotel has 23 rooms with 46 beds, one of which is a suite (with private roof-top jacuzzi), 5 conference rooms and one restaurant. Salt and Sill is Sweden's first floating hotel and it was built on pontoons in the harbour of a tiny fishing community. This hotel was opened in 2008. With rooms interior typically Scandinavean style, including furniture and weathered wood features. Klädesholmen itself is an old fishing community in which herring was salted and fish prepared. How about the activities here? Salt and Sill hotel offers guests complementary bikes tour. So the guest is ready to explore Kladesholmen on two wheels. After cycling they were served with popular menu, they called this 'Gulan's fish soup'. Floating sauna is always waiting them. Actually "Salt and Sill restaurant" focus on traditional dishes from the county of Bohuslän and herring with delicious taste.
This hotel has been designed with no effect on the environment. Salt and Sill hotel offer a peaceful environment with guaranteed sea views over Bohuslän’s outer archipelago where the guest will enjoy modern accommodation in a relaxing setting. When you come here, surely you will immediately be offered with six types of fish including herring, marinated with mustard and whiskey which was recently voted "Herring of the Year" in Sweden. The price of each room is about $244 per night.