Don't let its medieval appearance fool you, every room at the La Grotta della Civita hotel - nested in the grottos of a medieval mountain village within the Gravina River Valley in Matera Italy - has Wi-Fi. This hotel consists of 18 cave rooms and a restaurant. To keep things toasty during the colder winter months, they heat the cobblestone floors. However, Civita began as a deserted network of hand-carved limestone caves back in the 1950s. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for a viral video showing why weatherman should never bring dogs onto live television.
Lebanon, a country in Western Asia tat's bordered by Syria to the north and east and Israel to the south, isn't known for luxury ocean view mansions, unless...you're talking about the Amchit Residence. Designed by Blankpage Architects, this residence is situated in Nahr el Mott, Lebanon, and has all the amenities you'd expect in a 6-star resort, including s citrus, olive and sea-salted palm trees as well as a minimalistic open design. Rooms are connected by outdoor bridges and the mid-level living room, along with kitchen, are graced by floor to ceiling glass windows, suspended lighting, and dark hardwood floors. Continue reading for more images and information.
Located on the island of Pemba in Tanzania, the Manta Resort is unlike any other because visitors can experience Africa's first underwater hotel room. This floating structure has three distinct levels: the landing deck, the roof (lounge area), and downstairs where the bedroom is, surrounded by panes of glass affording near 360 degree views. To make things even cooler the famous Blue Hole, an anomaly in the coral reef approximately 250 meters off shore, is visible from this room. Continue reading for more.
Sure, 99.999% of the world don't even need to worry about whether to choose from a fully-decked out Gulfstream G600 jet or buying a massive penthouse in Manhattan, but for the billionaires (or newly minted lottery jackpot winners), that have $95-million to burn, these images might help in their decision. NYC's 432 Park Avenue is the tallest residential tower in the Western Hemisphere, at 1,396-feet, and offers 104 apartments. Some of them span up to 30,000-square-feet, complete with vaulted 12.5-foot ceilings, and 10 x 10 ft floor to ceiling windows. Continue reading for an update video, more images and additional information.
Whitepod essentially is a collection of eco-luxury pods scattered the Swiss Alps, despite looking like a scene straight from a storybook or movie. This resort features 15 geodesic domes - 5 family units for groups and 10 standard rooms for couples - with each containing a wooden deck to admire the stunning views, a king-sized bed, cowhide throws, iPod music players, a full-sized bathroom with shower and a wood burning stove. Continue reading for more pictures and information.
Most tropical island resorts are known for their infinity pools, but Laucala Island Resort is one of the few (or only) with an above-ground pool that boasts transparent glass panes at the ends. Spanning over 3,500 acres, this private luxury resort features mesmerizing lagoons, breathtaking beaches, and magnificent coconuts plantations as well as lush green vegetation that covers the entire mountainside. Continue reading for more images and information.
There are first class airplane suites and then these cool and secret cabin crew sleeping quarters. On select Boeing's 777 and 787 airliners that fly international routes there are secret stairways that lead to a tiny (yet comfortable) set of windowless bedrooms for flight attendants and pilots. One thing you won't find are any high-tech displays or entertainment centers. Continue reading for more images and information.
If nothing but the best in vacation accommodations will do, then Casa Ventanas in Belize is just for you. At 1,000-square-feet, it boasts custom crafted furniture pieces and is nestled all by itself at the end of a 150-foot dock. Featureing a wrap-around deck along, transparent glass floor, and plenty of windows to enjoy those Caribbean ocean breezes. Continue reading for more pictures.
Travel blogger Derek Low recently got the chance of a lifetime, when he decided to cash in nearly $20,000 USD worth of frequent flyer miles (93,500) for a trip aboard Singapore Airline's First Class Suites. The stunning suites, which are exclusive to the airline's Airbus A380 planes, boast enclosed private cabins complete with sliding doors that 'cocoon you in your own little lap of luxury'. The middle suites offer a full-size bed that can be turned into a double bed, a television, bedside cabinets and a leather armchair hand-stitched by the Italian master craftsman Poltrona Frau. Continue reading for a video, more pictures and information.
Normal yachts are already out of reach for many people, but the ultra luxurious 196-foot vessel called J'Ade is aimed at those who want only the best, and is the first to feature a floating garage. Simply put, it enables its owner(s) to store and access a 26-foot speedboat without the use of a tender lift. The hydraulic bay can dry out within 3-minutes and then be transformed into a terrace-accessible ocean pool. Continue reading for more pictures and information.