Australia ranks in ‘the world’s most gigantic stays’

Disney’s The BFG will hit Australia’s big screens today, and in anticipation of the film’s release, has complied a list of the world’s most gigantic stays.

From the turquoise waters of Dubai to the flashing lights of Las Vegas, these oversized stays will take you one step closer to the magical world of the BFG. Featuring helicopter pads, towering skyscrapers and pools seven times the size of the Olympic standard, these are truly the world’s larger than life getaways.

Burj Al Arab, Dubai

One of the tallest hotels in the world, the Burj Al Arab is also often touted as the world’s most luxurious. Situated on its own island, this hotel boasts specular views of the Arabian Gulf with floor-to-ceiling windows and terraces overlooking the stunning ocean. The Burj Al Arab offers its guests a sky view bar suspended no less than 200 meters above sea level, a dedicated helicopter service and access to one of the world’s biggest water parks, set to make you feel a like you have entered the magically oversized world of The BFG.

One and Only Hayman Island, Australia

This enormous 16-hectare resort is home to one the biggest swimming pools in Australia – a whopping seven times the size of the Olympic pool! One and Only Hayman Island offers guests a tropical oasis of white sandy beaches, lush palm trees and sparkling water surrounding the Great Barrier Reef, perfect for a lavish once-in-a-lifetime romantic getaway.

Resorts World Genting – First World Hotel, Malaysia

The biggest hotel in Malaysia and one of the biggest in the world, Resorts World Genting boasts colour, endless entertainment and shopping for days. The mammoth resort is connected to the famous First World Plaza, and is home to its very own 500,000 square-foot theme park – not to mention its very own casino! Resorts World Genting is the perfect destination for both families and couples seeking an entertainment filled stay.

Huilo Huilo Montaña Mágica Lodge, Chile

Buried in the middle of a native forest lays this huge mountain lodge. Feel plucked from the scenes of a fairytale in this haven of natural beauty, with the outside of the hotel submerged in vegetation and a waterfall running along its edge. The mountain shaped hotel features cozy wooden interiors, an indoor and outdoor pool, along with an array of adventure driven activities including skiing, cycling and horseback riding.

The Venetian Resort-Hotel-Casino, USA

Located in the heart of Las Vegas, this giant 5-star resort is one the biggest in the city, featuring large, spacious guest rooms, an exciting casino and a shopping mall with over 80 boutique stores. This eco-friendly hotel promises luxury with three outdoor swimming pools, an enormous 5-acre pool deck and a private beach to unwind and relax. For those wanting to explore Las Vegas’ famous party scene, The Venetian is home to 19 international restaurants, its own nightclub and sits in a prime location to everything the buzzing city has on offer.

Rosie Clarke

Rosie Clarke is managing editor at Multimedia Publishing.

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