Great Huts Resort, Port Antonio, Jamaica

Great Huts Resort is an eco-resort in Port Antonio, Jamaica. It’s a special place where you can relax, know more about African culture, about Jamaican History finding you totally immersed in nature surrounded with lovely sea and hills views. You can find simple to extravagant accomodation: African Royal Rooms (villas on the cliffs); Treehouses and Huts in the Safari Chic Comfortably Rustic (full privacy with exotic accommodations); or Cozy Camping categories (intimate connection to nature with shared facilities); all beautifully colorful. All rooms are provided with netting and mosquito coils, fans and handcrafted wood furnishings and other works of art. If you want to do outside activities or exploring excursions, you can ask it at the reception or book in advance.

Tips

As you will be living in the nature, you must take some items with you such as sneakers, hicking shoes, water shoes, protective solar cream, sunglasses and of course insect repellant.

If you are afraid of small lizards, frogs, hermit crabs and other insects, it isn’t the right place to you.

HI-Ottawa Jail hostel, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

The Hl-Ottawa Jail hostel is located in the former prison of Carleton County (1862-1972). This is the only hostel of its kind in North America. The original architecture has been preserved with its walls made of stone and brick and cells were transformed into dormitories. This prison was considered one of the most haunted buildings in Canada. The building is conveniently located in the city center, just steps from Parliament Hill, the National Gallery of Canada, the Byward Market, shops, cafes, the Canadian Museum of Civilization, in short everything a tourist wants to know while in town. The night comes accompanied with a delicious continental breakfast: fair trade coffee, tea, juice, fruit and bagel baked in the region, eggs, milk and cereals. Of course, you have wi-fi.

Tips

Do not miss the tour of the prison offered free with your stay every day at 11:00. If you arrive by car, there is a paid parking at $12.00 per day. The inn offers holidays with a lot of emotions, weekly activities, guided tours and evenings at the bar. If you want to have new experiences and meet other travelers, you will have the opportunity to share your cell-room with other tourists.

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Ice Hotel, Saint-Gabriel-de-Valcartier, Quebec, Canada

The Ice Hotel is located for the 1st time on the site of Village Vacances Valcartier in St-Gabriel-de-Valcartier, north of Quebec City, in the Province of Quebec, Canada. It is designed each year entirely in ice and snow with beautiful scenery. There are themed rooms and suites with beautiful sculptures. It is a unique concept hotel where you can spend a magical night and enjoy a cocktail in one of its famous ice glasses. This is a non-smoking hotel with an inside fireplace, a reception room, meeting, conference, a common lounge, sauna and indoor spa with free outdoor parking.

Tips

To get there, you have a shuttle service from Quebec City. Take it at the Place d’Armes. You will get a discount if you buy your ticket at the same time as the entrance to visit the hotel. You must buy it online on the Old Quebec Tours site.

If you go with your family, there is a family pass (2 adults, 3 children). There is also a discount for age 55 and over and children under one meter  enter without paying.

There are also  interesting packages: visit with a guided tour or not, guided tour with a cocktail or visit ‘Backstage’ in which in addition to the guided tour you will discover the secrets and procedures for the construction and maintenance of the hotel, visit the workshop where you can make your ice glass with which you will end the visit to the hotel bar drinking a cocktail served in your own glass.