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80 Unique Tropical Resorts

from Refrigerated Beaches to Jungle Tree Househotels

— September 21, 2009 — World
At Trend Hunter, we get to see a lot of innovative travel destinations, and while we see plenty of extreme tourism, unique tropical resorts aren't that common. Perhaps it's because people looking for an escape are so content with lounging poolside or strolling along a beach they don't look for something more adventurous. Well, if you're not going to search for something more spicy, we're going to deliver it to you because these unique tropical resorts deserve some exposure! Check out some of our favourites in the slideshow below.
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Popularity
Activity
Freshness
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Cabana Art Tours
Cabana Art Tours
Beach Huts on Parade
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79
La Casa de la Marquesa
La Casa de la Marquesa
An Arabic Mexican Hotel?
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78
Hotel Habita
Hotel Habita
Minimalism in Heart of Mexico City
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77
Green Golf Resorts
Green Golf Resorts
Moshulu Golf Course Houses Filtration Plant Beneath Driving Range
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76
Mediterranean Winter Getaways
Mediterranean Winter Getaways
Intercontinental Mar Menor Golf Resort & Spa
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75
Luxury Indian Casino & Resort
Luxury Indian Casino & Resort
Casino Arizona
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74
Buy Your Own Mini Island
Buy Your Own Mini Island
Paradise in Your Back Garden
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73
Zero-Carbon Five-Star Resort
Zero-Carbon Five-Star Resort
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72
Colonialism Meets Minimalism in Mexico
Colonialism Meets Minimalism in Mexico
La Purificadora
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71
Private Spaces
Private Spaces
New Service Lets You Book an Entire Hotel
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70
Healthy Hotels
Healthy Hotels
10 American Chains That Promise to Leave You Feeling Recharged
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69
Bungalow In The Jungle
Bungalow In The Jungle
The Verana Hotel
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68
El Careyes Jalisco Hip Hotel
El Careyes Jalisco Hip Hotel
Tequila, Mariachi and the Beach
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67
Peaceful Retreat
Peaceful Retreat
Four Seasons Resort Koh Samui, Thailand
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66
Exotic Desert Vacations
Exotic Desert Vacations
Sandboarding in the Sahara
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65
Hotel Condesa D.F. The Newstalgia Concept in Mexico City
Hotel Condesa D.F. The Newstalgia Concept in Mexico City
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64
$19 Hotel Suites
$19 Hotel Suites
San Diego's Rancho Bernardo Inn Offers a Killer Alternative to Camping
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63
Turkish Luxury & Design Resort
Turkish Luxury & Design Resort
Adam & Eve Hotels
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62
Sustainable Islands
Sustainable Islands
Bonaire is 100% Sustainable Caribbean Eco-Paradise
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61
First Flat Pack Home
First Flat Pack Home
The Maison Tropicale
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60
Hotelito Desconocido
Hotelito Desconocido
Ecoluxury Huts
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59
Eco-Friendly Hotel Architecture
Eco-Friendly Hotel Architecture
Kimpton Key Largo Green Resort
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58
Revolving Hotels
Revolving Hotels
Hotel Marmara Antalya Rotates, Flotates and... Awesometates
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57
Santai Resort
Santai Resort
Secluded Australian Luxury
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56
Mayakoba
Mayakoba
Visit a New Civilization in Mexico's Mayan Riviera
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55
GAIA Hotel & Reserve
GAIA Hotel & Reserve
Luxury Hotel Review in Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica
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54
Indoor Shorelines
Indoor Shorelines
Japan's Fake Picture-Perfect Indoor Beach
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53
The Explorean Kohunlich
The Explorean Kohunlich
Ultra Luxury in the Middle of the Mexican Jungle
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52
Personal Beachfront Palaces
Personal Beachfront Palaces
The Pantai Lima Estate in Bali is the Ultimate Luxury Escape
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51
Lacy Bazaarchitecture
Lacy Bazaarchitecture
Rak Jebel Al Jais Resort is Wedged Into the Dubai Mountains
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50
Holidays with Monks
Holidays with Monks
The Augustine Hotel Prague Envelops A Historic Monastery
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49
Beachside Casino Hotels
Beachside Casino Hotels
The Westin Dawn Beach Resort & Spa in St. Maarten
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48
Hip Hotels For Kids
Hip Hotels For Kids
Ramada Resort Karon Beach Phuket
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47
Artistic Hotel Promos
Artistic Hotel Promos
Eden Rock in St. Barts Offers Free Painting Lesson for Kids
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46
Solar Powered Luxe Hotels
Solar Powered Luxe Hotels
Bardessono Eco-Resort Nestled in the Napa Valley
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45
Refrigerated Beaches
Refrigerated Beaches
Palazzo Versace in Dubai Will Cool Beachgoers, Irritate Environmentalists
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44
Luxury Travel for Pets
Luxury Travel for Pets
Las Ventanas al Paraiso, Las Cabos Mexico
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43
Hip Hotel Recession Marketing
Hip Hotel Recession Marketing
Luxury Hotspots Offer Travelers a One Night Stand
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42
Slopechitecture
Slopechitecture
Kaponik Ski Resort Builds Insane Ski Jump Structure in Serbia
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41
Luxurious Greek Art Hotel
Luxurious Greek Art Hotel
Classical Baby Grand Hotel Athens
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40
Arabian Luxury Resort
Arabian Luxury Resort
Jumeirah Al Qasr
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39
Minuscule Floating Vacation Spots
Minuscule Floating Vacation Spots
The Polygon Resort Fits Up to 6 Visitors
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38
Designer Hotels
Designer Hotels
Versace Expands Luxury Resort Brand
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37
$32,000,000 Party Homes
$32,000,000 Party Homes
The Polaroid Beach House
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36
Microclimate Retreats
Microclimate Retreats
The Eagles Nest Resort Offers 320 Degree View of New Zealand
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35
Meet Yourself at the Osho Meditation Resort
Meet Yourself at the Osho Meditation Resort
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34
Modern Water Chalets
Modern Water Chalets
New Design For Huts on the Water
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33
Man-Made Seychelles Paradise
Man-Made Seychelles Paradise
Eden Island
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32
Modern Castle Architecture
Modern Castle Architecture
Devi Garh Resort is Luxurious and Imaginative
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31
Wild Eco Retreats
Wild Eco Retreats
West Africa's Resort Spa Channels the African Wild
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30
New Luxury Hotel Series
New Luxury Hotel Series
Buddha-Bar Hotels & Resorts
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29
Beach and Ice Bars
Beach and Ice Bars
Club Index in Germany
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28
Amuleto Hotel
Amuleto Hotel
Laid-Back Luxury in Zihuatanejo Mexico
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27
Seductive International Spas
Seductive International Spas
Shangri-La's Villingili Resort and Spa Offers Piece of Paradise
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26
Swing Beds
Swing Beds
Seaside Swinging at and the One and Only Resort
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25
Tropical Beach Hutels
Tropical Beach Hutels
Mandarin Oriental Dellis Cay Hotel and Beach House Residences
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24
California Eco-Resorts
California Eco-Resorts
Monterey Bay Shores Will Be World's Greenest Getaway
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23
Stone House Hotels
Stone House Hotels
Amanresorts Villa Milocer Montenegro is a Modern Escape in Historic Setting
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22
Glass Oceanfront Condos
Glass Oceanfront Condos
Will Genesis Puntarenas Revitalize Costa Rica's Real Estate Market?
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21
Kasbah Tamadot
Kasbah Tamadot
Richard Branson's Morocco Resort
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20
Hilton Maldives Resort: World's First Undersea Restaurant
Hilton Maldives Resort: World's First Undersea Restaurant
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19
Desert Skyscraper Hotels
Desert Skyscraper Hotels
The Stone Towers in Cairo, Egypt by Zaha Hadid Are a Cool Oasis
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18
Oil Rig Resorts
Oil Rig Resorts
Sustainable Developments to Beautify Floating Gulf Coast Eyesores
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17
Black & White Boutique Hotels
Black & White Boutique Hotels
Habita Monterrey Delivers Affordable Luxury
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16
Exotic Beaches
Exotic Beaches
Concierge's Top List of The 'World's Sexiest Beaches'
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15
Cliff-Integrated Pod Resorts
Cliff-Integrated Pod Resorts
The 'Sphere Hotel'
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14
Wheel Shaped Hotel
Wheel Shaped Hotel
Dubai Promenade
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13
Balinese Pavilion Weddings
Balinese Pavilion Weddings
The Conrad Bali Resort Offers a Paradise for Relaxation or Exchanging V
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12
Recycled Aircraft Suites
Recycled Aircraft Suites
Costa Verde Hotel's Boeing 727 Airframe Room
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11
Greek Luxury Resorts
Greek Luxury Resorts
La Marquise Rhodes Has Views, a Lagoon Pool. Fitness Suites
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10
Luxury Creation In Cancun
Luxury Creation In Cancun
NIZUC Resort Residence Spa
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9
Billion Dollar Hotels
Billion Dollar Hotels
The Mardan Palace Luxury Surpasses Larger Than Life Status
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8
Alice In Wonderland Interiors
Alice In Wonderland Interiors
Mondrian South Beach Hotel Looks Like A Fantasy Land
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7
Tropical Starchitecture
Tropical Starchitecture
Celebrity Architects Create Private Paradise in Dellis Cay
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6
Dramatic Rooftop Pools
Dramatic Rooftop Pools
Universe Beach House Centers On Swimming & Spectacular Views
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5
Hotels on Stilts
Hotels on Stilts
Angsana's InOcean Villas are Island-Free Vacations in the Maldives
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4
Droplet Architecture
Droplet Architecture
Hi-Tech Resort Design Especially for Humid Coastlines
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3
Tip-Top Treehouses
Tip-Top Treehouses
Escape Lodges Luxury Hotel Sheds Make Fancy Forest Dwellings
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2
$25,000 Hotel Rooms
$25,000 Hotel Rooms
Atlantis The Palm Hotel in Dubai
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1
Shipping Container Hotels
Shipping Container Hotels
$20 Rooms at 41 Berangan Hotel for Credit Crunch Travel
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