A hidden gem with that “special something” is what we all seek to find when planning a holiday. And while traditional or modern decor and endless amenities flood your thoughts, don’t rule out mother earth’s natural architecture. A cavernous dwelling may be off-putting to some, but when you add a dose of cool luxury and quirky charm, caves can be more accommodating than you think.
From underground wine cellars, spas, lounges and swimming coves, a rocky cavern adds the perfect amount of character to even the most standard feature. But let’s not forget about comfort: the natural temperature promises a balanced atmosphere all year round with cool lairs in summer and cosy dens in winter. So remember, not all caves threaten with jagged edges and ceaseless dripping, they can be quite sleek and lavish.
With beautiful cliff-side villas lining the Italian coast, caves are often used as a romantic setting for an al fresco dinner. Or if you’d prefer to hide away in peace, plunge pools and calming lounges in candle lit coves are an ideal way to escape the outside world.
All in all, you may think a cavernous vacation rental sounds a bit wacky, but the organic beauty, peaceful environment and undeniable eccentricity is unbeatable and may just be the “special something” you have always been looking for.
John-Christian Moquette is a Partner at IAVRA.If you would like to be a guest blogger on A Luxury Travel Blog in order to raise your profile, please contact us.