As the world grows smaller and the luxury hotel scene expands, it's becoming more and more difficult to find a corner of this planet to call your own — not to mention find a hotel that doesn't look like a thousand others. That said, it's not impossible, as GAYOT's list of extreme hotels proves. In fact, we had a hard time choosing our favorites and even had to leave out some real treasures, including a drain pipe hotel on the Danube River and a vintage Boeing 727 in Costa Rica. But we think you'll agree that our selectivity has paid off. By vacationing at one of the hotels in our collection, you're sure to have an experience that takes you to the limit and beyond.
SO FAR AWAY Top 10 Remote Hotels Worldwide
Whether you arrive at one of these ten remote hotels via floatplane, speedboat or a four-hour hike, each destination promises to be well worth the effort.
ROUND 'EM UP Top 10 Ranches Worldwide
With cattle drives, star-kissed campfires and even luxurious spa treatments, our international ranch list shows that the cowboy (and gal) life is one without borders.
FIT FOR A KING Top 10 Castle Hotels
Channel your inner princess or knight in shining armor at one of these locales, where you can indulge in sumptious suites and sweeping grand views. Valiant steed not included.