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The WOW factor

Stay somewhere extraordinary

Clive Wedderburn March 8, 2018

Inspired by the BBC series of Amazing Hotels: Life Beyond the Lobby, why not use your holiday as a portal to a completely new world. One that is a thousand times removed from your current existence. At Hayes & Jarvis, we believe, at least once in every lifetime, you should… …Stay Somewhere Extraordinary!

Anantara Al Jabal Al Akhdar, Oman

Yoga, Anantara Al Jabal Al Akhdar Resort

If jaw-drop, clifftop views inspire you, and gazing out over the infinite vastness of the desert makes your heart sing, then Anantara Al Jabal Al Akhdar (also featured on the latest series of Amazing Hotels)will endear you to the Middle Eastern mystique of Oman. To call this scenic resort breathtaking is an understatement. It’s an enchanting Arabian alpine palace.   

TreeHouse Villas Koh Yao Noi Luxury Resort, Thailand

Amid tropical Koh Yao Noi you’ll find one of the kingdom’s most secluded sun spots. Perfectly situated among the rainforest canopy, boasting views of Phang Nga Marine National Park are these exceptional treehouse suites. Feel like lord or lady of the jungle watching the sunset from your hammock bath and swinging seats.

GeeJam, Jamaica

The status of GeeJam as a world-renowned, award-winning hotel is nothing short of legendary. Stunningly situated on one of the most beautiful beaches in the world, the GeeJam is a Jamaican icon, home to one of the most famous recordings studios on the island. Grace Jones famously said “I came, I saw, you conquered me.”

Conestoga Ranch Glamping Resort, Utah  

  Wagons at night

There are no shortage of dramatic landscapes in Utah, including Arches, Canyonlands and Zion National Parks. So, while touring this spectacular state, don’t stay at any old hotel when this enchanting glamping camp of covered wagons is waiting to evoke the spirit of the Wild West in all its pioneer glory.

Anantara Medjumbe Island Resort and Spa, Mozambique 


This private island hideaway in the Quirimbas Archipelago definitely has the WOW factor. Arrive in style by helicopter, touching down on a strip of sand no more than 300 metres at its widest. Prep your SCUBA gear. This marine haven has some of the greatest diving on the planet.

Bubble Lodge, Mauritius

Experience one of the best night’s sleep ever, in air-conditioned luxury amid the swaying vegetation of Mauritius in a resort renowned for making dreams come true. Feast on gourmet dinners with the exclusive service of a waiter/chef at the Panoramic Restaurant of Bois Cheri. Whether you’re Adam or Eve – welcome to your Garden of Eden.

Fogo Island Inn, Newfoundland, Canada

You don’t have to be a photographer to appreciate the striking landscape, but it certainly helps to have a camera handy. Icebergs may float past the vaulted floor-to-ceiling windows, but you’ll be hard-pressed to wander too far from the gastronomic experiences and crafted cocktails available at this exceptional edge-of-the-world hotel.

The Bush Rover Experience, Tanzania 

Climb aboard the Bush Rover Experience and your suite will be positioned in the thick of the action, magically and majestically emerging from a classic Land Rover into a luxury tented platform, featuring an elevated bedroom with all conveniences, absorb the finest game viewing available in Tanzania in from your elevated and privileged position. 

If you're searching for exceptional experiences and still haven't found what you're looking for visit our Unique and unusual holidays pages for more inspiration.