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Did You Know Antarctica Has a Luxury Resort?

Destination & Tourism | Janeen Christoff | September 14, 2016

Did You Know Antarctica Has a Luxury Resort?

PHOTO: The Living Room. (Photo courtesy of White Desert) 

Where do the rich go to get away from it all? Well, Antarctica, of course. It’s probably one of the last places people can truly get away from everything. 

As Suzy Strutner writes for the Huffington Post, the White Desert in Antarctica is a colony of pod-like structures where the world’s wealthiest travelers go to get away from it all. 

It is “Antarctica’s best — and only — luxury resort,” she notes. “The self-proclaimed “most remote hotel on this planet” is just a short trek from the South Pole and has played host to all kinds of celebrity visitors (Prince Harry! Bear Grylls!) in its 10 years of operation. Step off your private flight from Cape Town and take a look around…”

While basic, the accommodations are nothing short of cozy — by South Pole standards. 

“At White Desert, visitors sleep in one of six heated fiberglass sleeping pods with beds, toilets and furry rugs galore; most of the amenities were flown in on small cargo planes from South Africa. Separate structures house showers and a lounge,” says Strutner. 

In fact, some of them are downright cinematic. 

“Gourmet meals are dished up in the dining room, with interiors that look as if 'The Revenant' took place in the Palace of Versailles,” she says. 

And it’s not all about the accommodation. 

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“It’s the adventures that’ll truly get your ice-cold blood pumping. Visitors can explore blue ice caves, go kite skiing, hit the sauna or visit a local colony of 6,000 penguins,” Strutner reports. 

If you want to get a peek at how the other half truly takes in the seventh continent, read on and glimpse some stunning shots of what it’s really like, here

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