The world is a magical place. There is so much to see and do that it seems like one lifetime isn’t enough. Nowadays, traveling redefines luxury in a new way. For hotels, it is not only important to offer comfortable accommodations but also exciting experiences.

We have hand-picked some of our favorite luxurious experiences you should plan for your next trip.

Swim with pigs in the Bahamas

Sure, snorkeling is fun. You get the opportunity to look inside the colorful marine life. But have you ever swam together with pigs? Well, in the Tiamo Resort in the Bahamas, you get the chance to do it.

The Bahamas is known for its famous swimming pigs. Therefore this quirky activity is on the bucket list for many travelers.

  • The Tiamo Resort offers its guests to participate in a five-hour seaplane tour and visit four different Cays:
  • Big Mayors Cay, which is the home of Pig Beach, where you will find these friendly animals.
  • Iguana Cay, which houses the indigenous Allen’s Cay Iguana – one of the seven subspecies of Bahamian Rock Iguanas.
  • Staniel Cray – the perfect place to swim with nurse sharks.
  • Hawksbill Cay – an inhibited cay that will seem like a hidden paradise.

Head for a medicinal walk in the Dominican Republic

Imagine a scenario – you are in a forest in the Dominican Republic, surrounded by breathtaking flora and fauna. As you listen to the songs of birds, your worries slowly drift away. It sounds great, doesn’t it? But that is only part of the adventure you get at Amanera.

This unique experience offers a seven-kilometer walk while learning more about Taino and their herbal medicine. Find out what it takes to be a real healer, harvest your own remedy, and notice how the moon encourages growth and purity in the herbal healing power.

The experience will be led by a private guide who will explain everything you wish to know. Even if you aren’t a believer in natural remedies, it is an excellent opportunity to discover the virgin forest and all of its magic.

Meet Bora Bora’s most famous artist

If you are an art enthusiast, this is an experience you don’t want to miss. When staying at Four Seasons Bora Bora, you get a unique chance to meet the island’s renowned painter Alain Despert and spend an afternoon with him and his wife, Karen.

Board a private yacht and head to his hilltop studio on the main island, where you will learn more about the inspiration behind his colorful pieces and get to hear exciting stories of his artistic journey. When you return to the resort, Alain will showcase his work at Four Seasons.

Within the price, you also get to enjoy a delicious wine-paired dinner and finish the evening by receiving an original gift from the artist. Finding the perfect gift to take home from trips is always a challenge. By commissioning an original piece of Alain Despert, you can’t go wrong.

Explore glacier caves in Switzerland

Looking for some winter fun? Carlton Hotel in St. Moritz has the perfect offer! The 5-star accommodation offers a tour of the ice caves of the Morteratsch Glacier. Did you know there are 173 glaciers all around the highest peaks of the Engadin region?

Those who crave a unique experience will surely have a great time exploring the impressive ice caves. Listen to the crackling of moving ice and enjoy the penetrating sunlight – this winter adventure will be unlike any other!

The expedition is led by an experienced guide and is around two hours long. If you aren’t into this idea, you can always go tobogganing or ‘sledding’ to relive your childhood memories. Breathtaking landscapes, the fresh mountain air, and a whole lot of fun – what can be better?

Try ficus tree climbing in Costa Rica

Those who love a thrilling activity will surely enjoy ficus tree climbing in Hacienda AltaGracia – one of the most luxurious hotels in Costa Rica.

With this unique experience, you get the opportunity to test your mental and physical strength while enjoying the peaceful surroundings of El Rio. There, you will meet a tall ficus tree, which is perfect for climbing.

With the help of an experienced guide, you will be securely attached to a rope. What follows is quite easy. You just have to make it all the way to the top (or – more likely – to the half of the tree).

Once you feel like you have hit your limit, you can enjoy a rush of adrenaline as you abseil down. If you decide to try this one-of-a-kind activity, you are bound to make memories that will last a lifetime.

Visit the Iby’Iwacu cultural village in Rwanda

One of the best parts of traveling is getting to know new cultures and their unique traditions. That allows us to look at ourselves and see the world from a different perspective.

While staying at One&Only Nyungwe House, you may participate in a fantastic tour that takes place at a traditional Rwandan village perched in the emerald hills of Musanze.

Not only will you have the chance to meet friendly locals and learn more about their way of life, but you will also be able to try many exciting activities such as archery, dancing, drumming, and singing.

With its incredible scenery, extraordinary biodiversity, and fantastic wildlife, Rwanda should be on the bucket list of every eager traveler. If you haven’t yet fallen in love with the beautiful country, visiting the Iby’lwacu cultural village will surely do it.


A big part of what makes traveling so great is getting the opportunity to have unique experiences. Not every day do you get the chance to swim together with pigs, test your abilities while climbing a tree or see ice caves in all of their glory.

By choosing to stay at one of our carefully selected hotels and resorts, you may try activities you didn’t even know existed. So pick a hotel in PrivateUpgrades and make memories to look back at for years to come.

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