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07/10/2014 04:30 EDT | Updated 07/11/2014 01:59 EDT

Clayoquot Wilderness Resort Is Among Most Expensive Hotels In The World (PHOTOS)

A luxury tent resort on Vancouver Island has cracked a top 10 list of the world's most expensive hotels.

The Clayoquot Wilderness Resort near Tofino charges an average nightly rate of US$3,681 (C$3,923) during the high-demand summer, making it the eighth priciest hotel in the world, and the costliest in North America, according to a survey by TravelMag.com.

And there's a three-night minimum stay.

The resort takes glamping (that's glamourous camping) to a grand scale. Guests stay in elegant safari-style tents decorated with antiques, king-size beds, remote-controlled propane wood stoves, and ensuite bathrooms. Gourmet meals feature locally caught wild salmon and scallops, and produce from the on-site organic garden.

The secluded hotel can be reached only via a 45-minute private seaplane transfer from Vancouver, or a 30-minute boat ride from Tofino.

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Located within the 350,000-hectare Clayoquot Sound Biosphere Reserve (a UNESCO site), you can catch salmon and halibut, ride horses into the old-grown rainforest, kayak in the Bedwell River and hike.

The award-winning hotel takes its location and environmental responsibility seriously, with gravity-fed turbines, recycling and waste composting systems, and "non-intrusive and conservancy-driven" marine and land adventures. It's also funded a salmon stream restoration program and wildlife studies in the area.

B.C.'s Queen Charlotte Lodge, a luxury salmon fishing destination, ranked at number 20 on the world list.

The world's most expensive hotel is the North Island Lodge, a private island resort in the Seychelles which charges an average nightly rate of US$6,559.

The travel site looked at the average rate for a couple between July 1 to August 31, 2014.

Top 10 most expensive hotels in the world

  1. North Island Lodge (Mahe, Seychelles)6,995
  2. Fregate Island (Seychelles)5,246
  3. Laucala Resort (Taveuni, Fiji)5,040
  4. Khwai River Lodge (Okavango Delta, Botswana)3,800
  5. Savute Elephant Camp (Chobe, Botswana)3,800
  6. Eagle Island Camp (Okavango Delta, Botswana)3,800
  7. Singita Sasakwa Lodge (Serengeti, Tanzania)3,700
  8. Clayoquot Wilderness Resort (Vancouver Island, Canada)3,681
  9. Le Dune, Forte Village Resort (Sardinia, Italy)3,114
  10. Mnemba Island Lodge (Zanzibar, Tanzania)3,100

Source: Travelmag.com