• A remote island off the coast in Sweden has been transformed into a nine-bedroom luxury hotel.
  • Once home to lighthouse keepers and their families, the island is accessible only by boat or helicopter.
  • Guests of the new Pater Noster hotel can meditate in a 150-year-old lighthouse, soak in a seawater-filled hot tub, and sleep under the stars.
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A former lighthouse keepers' island off the coast of Sweden has been transformed into a remote luxury hotel.

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Called Pater Noster, the island hotel is located five miles from the small sailing community of Marstrand and accessible only by boat or helicopter.

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According to a legend shared on the hotel's website, sailors used to utter "Pater Noster" (the Lord's Prayer in Latin) as they passed by the island to help them navigate the surrounding reefs.

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From 1868 to 1977, lighthouse keepers and their families lived there to help ships with safe passage, online records from Lighthouse Digest Magazine show.

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Now, thanks to Swedish architecture studio Stylt, visitors can experience the remote island like the lighthouse keepers once did.

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Housed in the original lighthouse buildings, Stylt's new hotel consists of a main lodge with eight double rooms, plus standalone dining spaces, and a summer café.

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There's also an open-air bedroom for those looking to sleep under the stars. "If it's a clear night, you will see the blink of the lighthouse in Denmark on the other side of the ocean," Stylt founder Erik Nissen Johansen told Insider.

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Nightly rates start at $560 per person and include boat transport to and from the island as well as homemade breakfasts consisting of fresh bread, pastries, and jam.

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Stylt designed the hotel to feel like home, adding vintage furniture and nautical decor in a nod to the island's history, Johansen said.

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The hotel encourages visitors to take advantage of the remote destination and disconnect. Overnight guests can soak in outdoor hot tubs filled with seawater …

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… and join guided meditations in the 150-year-old lighthouse. Pater Noster also hosts occasional Champagne and oyster dinners in the space with social-distancing practices in place.

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Adventurous guests can head out on the water for a day of deep-sea fishing …

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… then try their hand at cooking their catches back at the main lodge while sipping on seaweed-seasoned rum cocktails.

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The definition of luxury has changed over time, and Pater Noster represents a new breed of luxury hotel, Johansen told Insider.

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Twenty years ago, luxury "maybe meant an expensive car or a very expensive watch," he said. Today, "luxury is getting away from it all."

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