The Loisaba Starbeds, Kenya, Africa

Get up close to nature with this unique outside accommodation in the Eastern Valleys of Kenya. From your handcrafted, four poster bed, you’ll overlook Kiboko Watehole, which is home to a hippo family! You’ll be looked after by a team of traditional Samburu and Laikipia Maasai Warriors, providing a true cultural experience. Plus you have your own dining room, sitting room and expansive deck to soak up those views.
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Images: Loisaba Wilderness, from here.

Amangiri Aman Resort, Utah, USA

Over in Utah is the protected valley of Canyon Point, which isn’t where you’d normally expect to find a luxurious resort. But Aman’s Amangiri is perfect for those seeking a high-end and very private escape.

Overlooking rock formations and the arid desert, the resort’s interiors are equally as stunning, with a focus on ochre, yellow and pink to complement the natural surroundings it sits within.

If you can pry yourself away from the comforts of the resort, the iconic attractions of the Grand Canyon, Monument Valley and Lake Powell are all within exploring distance, or book into one of the resort’s activities such as hot air ballooning, helicopter rides, and horse-riding excursions.

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Images from here.