What a way to arrive. Competition in the hotel business is cut-throat, and properties are coming up with ever more outlandish ways to earn a few lines of coverage in the press or to generate conversation. The Maldives has gone with the whole underwater theme - first there was the underwater spa, the first underwater restaurant, and now an underwater club is coming soon.

Six Senses Zighy Bay

How to up the ante again? Step forward Six Senses Zighy Bay in the Omani exclave of Musandam, where guests arrive at the hotel by paraglider. This is not obligatory, mind you, but boy it's a way to make an entrance, and even the less adventurous should consider it because it's absolutely brilliant.