The Directory of Unusual Places to Stay

wildlotusWhen I met Paul and Vennetta at the Glamping Show exhibition last year, one glimpse of their business card was enough for me to declare - I will see you there! My sister was equally won over and after a brief convincing of lovely husbands to stay home with the kids, we were ready to book....a stay right on one of the most beautiful sandy beaches in Antigua. One of 365 on the island in fact! 

Wild Lotus Glamping is the only under canvas glamping on Antigua, and there are only a few other similar options in the Caribbean. One big advantage of choosing Antigua is that the people are very friendly - it is considered to be safe - and they work hard to give a tourist a good experience. This added to the other attractions - the hot yet comfortable climate in February and turquoise ocean next to pale sand literally on our doorstep.

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We are delighted that Jess, our founder and CEO, has been nominated for the VisitEnglandTourism Superstar Award 2019. 
 
There are 10 finalists to choose from. Each has been filmed 'at work' and these videos will highlight the reason why they promote English tourism and shine in what they do. 
View Jess' intro video for a bit of fun and to find out more. The Mirror is working with VisitEngland to drum up interest in these Tourism Superstars before the final vote for the winner at the beginning of April. Help us get some votes for Jess and get the message out there about QuirkyAccom.com.
Jess chose to make her film debut at The Harpy - the largest and oldest houseboat in London! See the video below!
 
 
 
 

fhhottubimageQuirkyAccom Visitor Review for FOREST HOLIDAYS - our January COMPETITION GIVEAWAY! Click HERE for details on that and to sign up for a chance to win a £500 voucher.

 

A Relaxing Winter Break in the Forest

 

I'm Rachel, business and marketing planner and director of QuirkyAccom.com. I recently went for a short break in a Forest Holidays wooden cabin in the Forest of Dean. I wasn't sure how it would work for a mum, 19 and 20 year old daughters, a 23 year old boyfriend (not mine!) and Bailey, our cocker x labrador dog. Could it be relaxing and peaceful or a stressful juggle?

 

IMG 1668Hello! I'm Jess, CEO and the travelling connoisseur from QuirkyAccom.com.

Back in December me and the family took a jaunt to the 'dam as I heard the Dutch like quirky as much as we do here. We missed the Christmas Markets by a day which was a shame but there was plenty of other things to keep us occupied. Just wandering around the vintage stores and dodging bikes at every turn is pretty entertaining and it was all lit up in the name of Christmas, with added art installations at every turn. It certainly has a buzz!

As is not unusual, we did see a bit of rain - and this is when my advise will come in handy. If you do think of taking a cosy canal boat ride to see the Amsterdam Light Festival scattered across the cities waterways then take great care in which boat you book. If not at a peak time, you may even be better to choose one that takes your fancy on the day. But whatever you do, don't be fooled by talk of heated cushions - this is European winter and you want glass windows, an enclosed boat and heated seats!! We were packed in to a sad looking vessel with steamed up plastic windows and a load of unhappy Israelis, who had been promised a hebrew guide. Frankly the half a plastic cup of mulled wine handed out did nothing to warm up the atmosphere! This is the hour of the adventure I could have done without ...but let me tell you about all the good bits!!!

 

JANUARY QUIRKYACCOM.COM COMPETITION IS NOW CLOSED. 

 

We are delighted to announce the winner is Carol Carroll from Manchester.

It will run from the 7 January for 4 weeks. If you are the lucky winner you will be able to choose from the following locations to holiday and contribute your winning voucher to the value of £500. Please sign up below with your email address - and like us on Social Media so you can watch for updates.

There are 10 locations around the country - 

Blackwood Forest Cabins - Hampshire

Thorpe Forest Cabins - Norfolk

Deerpark Cabins - Cornwall

Sherwood Forest Cabins - Nottinghamshire

Forest of Dean Cabins - Gloucestershire

Beddgelert Cabins Snowdonia - Wales

Cropton Forest Cabins - in North Yorkshire

Keldy Forest Cabins - also in North Yorkshire

Argyll & Strathyre Cabins - 2 locations in Scotland