Why stay in a regular hotel when you can stay inside an empty wine casket, or an igloo that will melt as soon as the spring comes? These extraordinary hotels cost anywhere from $40,000 to $50 per night, and are located all over the world, but they all share the ability to provide you with a very unique story to tell. Read on to discover some of the world's most unusual hotels, perfect for anyone looking to get off the beaten path (and possibly into a coffin).
1. The Muraka, Maldives
The Maldives are a pretty magical place, and you can experience the magic of these bioluminescent seas firsthand via a stay at the Conrad Maldives Rangali Island. (The catch: it costs $40,000 a night). Still, when else will you get to distract yourself from your insomnia by staring at a shark that's only a foot away from your face, separated from you by a thin glass wall?