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Something Different

How would you fancy a night in a dreamy transparent ‘bubble suite’, with wraparound views of the Mauritian jungle and a star-filled sky above? Or a five-star Bedouin suite hidden in Dubai’s desert dunes? How about a luxury treehouse, complete with Egyptian cotton sheets, freestanding bathtub and private pool?

These quirky, unique stays are perfect if you’re after something a little different for your next adventure. Stay for a night or two, or spend your whole holiday here – it's completely up to you. Just let your Trusted Adviser know what you'd like to do (or ask them for recommendations) and they'll do the rest.

  • Unique and unusual holidays all handpicked by our team
  • Stay as little or as long as you like - just tell your Trusted Adviser what you prefer
  • Ask us about memorable experiences and activities

Southern Africa Safari

Try something truly different this year with a unique experience in Africa. For an exotic break, cruise on the Zambezi River or search for the Big 5. For a cultured trip, visit cosmopolitan Cape Town or tour world class vineyards. From a romantic self-drive to a family experience, Africa is a remarkable destination.

Highlights of South Africa and Mauritius

16 day suggested trip

At a glance
  • See some of Africa’s extraordinary wildlife, including the Big 5
  • Explore the iconic city of Cape Town
  • Book optional wine tasting tours or boat trips to Robben Island
  • Spend your days shaded by palm trees on the powdery white sands of Mauritius’ beaches
From £5695 per person

Southern Africa Safari Discovery

16 day suggested trip

At a glance
  • Enjoy sundowner drinks as you cruise on the Mighty Zambezi river
  • Be overawed by the power and magnificence of Victoria Falls
  • Go in search of the Big 5 – on unparalleled safaris by boat and car
  • Experience the most cosmopolitan city in Africa
From £6595 per person

South Africa Rovos Journey

15 day suggested trip

At a glance
  • Visit South Africa’s Greater Kruger and discover its diverse wildlife
  • Take an iconic rail journey through the landscapes of South Africa
  • Try some of the world’s most exquisite wines
  • Explore the cosmopolitan city of Cape Town
From £5695 per person

The Best of South Africa Self Drive

15 day suggested trip

At a glance
  • Explore the iconic city of Cape Town and its many attractions
  • Taste delicious wines in South Africa’s top vineyards
  • Explore pretty seaside towns along the Garden Route
  • See some of Africa’s famous wildlife on one of two spectacular private game reserves
From £3295 per person

South Africa Family Adventure

15 day suggested trip

At a glance
  • Experience the Cape’s amazing marine wilderness and wildlife
  • Get up close to African penguins on the beach in Simonstown
  • Explore the sophisticated and cosmopolitan city of Cape Town
  • Visit South Africa’s malaria free Madikwe Game Reserve and take exciting safaris in open vehicles
From £4249 per person

Nile River Cruises

Explore the ancient civilisation and history of Egypt while enjoying the luxury and relaxation of a Nile River cruise. Visit the Abu SImbel temple and immerse yourself in the ancient Egyptian culture. 

Jaz Senator Nile Cruise

8 day suggested trip

At a glance
  • With luxury, modern amenities and facilities combine a fascinating tour with five star excellence
  • See some of Egypt’s most celebrated sights and attractions
  • Full board dining include gourmet cuisine and an excellent beverage menu with an optional All Inclusive addition
  • All cabins are air conditioned and feature a private balcony, bath, high speed WiFi and more
From £1759 per person

Oberoi Zahra Nile Cruise

8 day suggested trip

At a glance
  • A seven-night Nile Cruise, allowing you to relax into the splendour of your surroundings
  • Enjoy some time in Aswan exploring the Abu Simbel temples
  • Large windows ensure you can enjoy the ever-changing landscapes
  • Gourmet dining, a range of cocktails, fine wines and more are all served on board
  • Relax on the Sun terrace, take a dip in the pool or enjoy drinks as you watch the world float by
  • All daytime excursions are included
From £2475 per person

Hotels with a difference

Experience some truly different hotels, from sleeping under the stars in Morocco to visiting a revived village luxury hotel in Cyprus or sleeping in bubbles in Mauritius. Our trusted advisers have hand-picked all these hotels. Extend your holiday with one of these experiential holidays wether you want to stay an extra few nights in the Dubai desert or in the hilltops of St Lucia.
Casale Panayiotis, Cyprus

Spread across eight houses in a spa village deep in the Troodos Mountains, Casale Panayiotis perfectly marries authentic Cypriot culture with boutique luxury – activities here include halloumi-making workshops, wine tastings and local-led village tours.

Al Maha, A Luxury Collection Desert Resort & Spa, Dubai

These Bedouin-style tents in Dubai’s Desert Conservation Reserve are decked out in handcrafted Arabian furnishings and antiques, with dreamy views over the desert landscape from their private infinity pools.

Quirky jungle stay

Bubble Lodge, Mauritius

The transparent ‘bubble’ suites here give you all the romance of a night under the stars, with a few added home comforts. They’re hidden away among lush, tropical greenery on one of the island’s oldest tea plantations.


Find out more about Bubble Lodge, Mauritius
Lakaz Chamarel Exclusive Lodge, Mauritius

Lakaz Chamarel Exclusive Lodge is an eco-friendly boutique hotel in Black River Gorges National Park. Built from scratch by its current owners and their daughters, each room has a different story and is decorated with artworks and furniture made by local artists.

Ladera Resort, St Lucia

Teetering on a volcanic ridge, Ladera lines up some of the best Pitons views on St Lucia. Rooms are all built from eco-friendly local materials – opt for a suite and you’ll have an ‘open wall’ leading out to a sea-view private plunge pool.

Uga Jungle Beach, Sri Lanka
Foodies are well catered for at this eco-luxe resort on Sri Lanka’s quieter north-east coast. The focus is on authentic cuisine, with traditional recipes created using fresh, locally sourced and (where possible) organic produce.

Keemala, Thailand

Although the villas here are incredible (think luxe treehouses with private pools and rainforest views), try and tear yourself away for a champagne picnic on the beach or a bespoke treatment in the standout spa.

Find out more about Keemala, Thailand

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