Planning your summer vacation? If you’re feeling adventurous and want to go off the beaten path then you’ll be inspired by these 5 incredible and unusual destination spots:
Haiku Stairs, Hawaii
The Stairway to Heaven is an unknown hiking trail found on the island of O’ahu. The steep trail ends at a peak 2,800 feet above sea level. Hikers who complete the climb are rewarded with amazing views of the island.
Lord Howe Island, Australia
Lord Howe Island in Australia is a special place. Mostly untouched by man, the island is home to a tiny native population and only 400 tourists are allowed to visit each year, which helps protect the Island’s beautiful natural landscape. Tourists lucky enough to visit will enjoy the serene crystal lagoon and coral reef.
Aescher Hotel, Switzerland
The Aescher hotel is only accessible by a hike or cable car because it is situated so high up on the Appenzellerland mountains. As a result, the amenities are basic but you’ll enjoy hearty food, which you’ll need after exploring the nearby trails.
Ristorante Grotta Palazzese, Italy
If you’re every in Italy then you must find the time to visit Ristorante Grotta Palazzese. This exclusive restaurant is nestled in the caves of Polignano a Mare beach, and is arguably one of the best places to eat in Italy, and perhaps even the world.
Hotel Moulin de Roc, France
Hotel Moulin de Roc, nestled in the province of Dordogne, is an old mill transformed into a quaint hotel on the banks of a peaceful river. With nothing around for miles this hotel is the perfect place to relax. Guests also enjoy eating a meal outdoors at the well known Michelin Star restaurant.
Photos and story from 40 Incredible Secret Places by Distractify.com