Seven super floating stays around the world
Words by James Wong
In celebration of Fashion Week, Booking.com (booking.com) will partner up with alice + olivia to bring the very first fashion yacht this September, one that you can actually stay at exclusively through Booking.com.
Since almost half of travellers (47%) are inspired to make style changes and experiment with fashion while abroad, this is the perfect stay.
The yacht will be outfitted in alice + olivia’s signature designs, evoking the ultimate vacation getaway. If you’re not in the Big Apple this fall, but have an appetite for floating accommodation, here are seven other glamorous water stays.
Floating House Bergen, Bergen, Norway
Floating House Bergen offers a unique accommodation in Bergen. This floating house features a terrace with gorgeous views of Bergen. Torgallmenningen Square and Bergen Fish Market are both within a 20-minute walk.
For a truly unique experience we suggest bringing fresh fish home from the Bergen Market for a taste in the properties complete kitchen and dining area.
OFF Paris Seine, Paris, France
Docked at the foot of the Austerlitz station, OFF is the first floating hotel and bar in Paris. The converted catamaran offers a lounge bar with a panoramic view over the Seine, a plunge pool and a marina.
The Float House River Kwai, Sai Yok, Thailand
Let nature takes control, as the river flows underneath the floating rafts, which contain the individual guest rooms, where the walls are weaved from bamboo. They’re also rafts for the spa and the restaurant, which will ensure an extraordinary dining experience under the stars, relishing scrumptious Thai cuisine.
Jetwing Vil Uyana, Sigiriya, Sri Lanka
Located in Sri Lanka’s Cultural Triangle, Jetwing Vil Uyana features modern accommodation set amidst a spectacular man-made wetland
Sunborn London Yacht Hotel, London, UK
This property brings luxury to the boat life. Located less than a minute’s walk from ExCeL London, the Sunborn London is a floating super-yacht hotel boasting free WiFi access, a bar and a restaurant. The hotel is 7 minutes’ drive from London City Airport and a 6-minute drive from the iconic Canary Wharf.
Koh Andet Eco Resort, Tatai, Cambodia
The Koh Andet Eco Resort is located on the wild northern coast of Koh Andet Island in the South-West of Cambodia. Considered the most pristine wilderness area in South-East Asia, getting there by boat only will all be worthwhile.
Floating Paradise, Karimunjawa, Indonesia
For less than £50 a night guests can relax under the Indonesian sky with their feet in the water at this floating paradise. A range of activities are offered on site, such as kayaking, snorkelling and fishing. Private boat tours from the property’s pier can also be arranged.
Note – All photography courtesy of Booking.com