It'll be a trip to remember at these wacky, but beautiful, properties.
Bored with typical honeymoon accommodations like beachside resorts and comfortable but unoriginal city hotels? Think outside the box and choose a property that will give you and your new spouse an entirely unique experience. All your married friends may have spent their honeymoons sitting by the pool or on a tour bus, but that doesn't mean you have to. Visit a destination you've always secretly wanted to go, and find a hotel that offers an exciting new way to experience that locale.
These nine crazy hotels allow guests to get out of their comfort zones and throws them into the surroundings of the destination. Sleep in an igloo in Finland, or a lodge surrounded by giraffes in Kenya. Many of these properties even bring immersive experiences right into the rooms, with dramatic themes and design. By immersing yourself in the local culture, you'll be rewarded with a honeymoon that's completely unforgettable – and one that will give you stories to tell your friends and future children for years to come!
The Madonna Inn, San Luis Obispo, California
At the whimsical Madonna Inn, guests can choose from 110 unique guest rooms, each designed in a different theme, such as "Safari," "Italy," "Pony Room," and "Caveman" (pictured above). And by "theme," we don't mean small touches like artwork – think brightly colored walls, extravagant lighting fixtures, and authentic furniture. A number of rooms also include rock showers and waterfalls. It's a true "choose your own adventure" experience for newlyweds! Photo courtesy of The Madonna Inn
Giraffe Manor, Nairobi, Kenya
Guests staying at the Giraffe Manor share the property with – you guessed it – a herd of giraffes! The majestic animals wander around the property in the mornings and evenings, occasionally poking their heads into windows, before continuing their day at the surrounding sanctuary. Inside the lodge, 10 bedrooms and a dining room are designed in an elegant 1930s, Out of Africa style. Photo courtesy of The Safari Collection
Kakslauttanen Arctic Resort, Saariselkä, Finland
Located in one of the northernmost areas of the world, Kakslauttanen Arctic Resort boasts incredible views of the Northern Lights. Guests may choose their accommodations depending on how adventurous they feel, from luxury log cabins, to glass igloos (pictured above), to snow igloos. The forest setting is covered in snow in the winter and greenery in the summer, allowing for activities like snowmobiling, husky dog sled rides, horseback riding, and ice fishing. Photo courtesy of Kakslauttanen Arctic Resort
Library Hotel, New York, New York
If all you want after your hectic wedding is to relax and curl up with a good book, then the Library Hotel in New York City may be your mecca. Each of the 10 floors corresponds to one of the 10 categories in the Dewey Decimal System, and each room includes shelves of books within a specific topic in its corresponding category. Might we suggest the Poetry, Erotic Literature, or Love rooms for newlyweds? Photo courtesy of Library Hotel
Le Meridien Bora Bora, Bora Bora, French Polynesia
For a true "deserted island" feel, Le Meridien Bora Bora offers thatched-roof rooms that jut out over the ocean waters, each featuring a wooden balcony and a ladder for easy jumping into the sea. Clear-bottomed floors allow guests to view the waters and marine life below. Photo courtesy of Starwood Hotels & Resorts
Georgian House Hotel, London, England
Muggle newlyweds can spend a night much like Harry Potter would have at Hogwarts in the Georgian House's Wizard Chambers and Enchanted Chambers. The two rooms are decorated in a magical style, complete with arched doorways, four-poster beds, and fireplaces. The hotel is also adjacent to the pick-up location for the bus to the Warner Bros. Studio Tour - The Making of Harry Potter, as well as Platform 9 ¾ in King's Cross station. Photo courtesy of Georgian House Hotel London
Treehotel, Harads, Sweden
Among the forests of Sweden, Treehotel offers six unique "tree rooms" built into the trees, above the forest floor. Each room features a different architectural style, such as the Mirrorcube (pictured above), UFO, and Bird's Nest, and is equipped with beds and a bathroom. Back on land, the hotel's restaurant serves local produce and delicacies like reindeer, moose, and bear. Photo courtesy of Peter Lundstrom, WDO - www.treehotel.se
No Man's Fort, Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
No Man's Fort gives new meaning to the term "all-inclusive resort." The converted military fort was built in the 1800s and is located 1.4 miles off the coast of the Isle of Wight, an island just south of England. Today, the fort includes guest rooms, a laser arena, wine tasting, game rooms, and a lighthouse. Photo courtesy of Solent Forts
Hotel Marqués de Riscal, Elciego, Spain
Frank Gehry, the legendary architect who designed the Guggeheim Museum, created Marqués de Riscal, a resort located in Spain's wine country. Guests can peek out of tilted walls and windows to view the curved, sculptural panels on the roof, as well as the idyllic Spanish countryside. Photo courtesy of Marqués de Riscal