23 Resorts So Secluded, You’ll Forget Earth Exists
Need to get away? Like really, really far away?
These days, it’s easy to feel as though it’s impossible to escape the rat race.
If Christmas feels like years ago and you’re already under the pump, it’s time to start thinking about your mid-year break.
So why not consider trying to really get away from it all this time, somewhere unique and tech-free. Intrigued? Here are 23 super secluded destinations that’ll make you feel a million miles away…
1. Whitepod, Monthey, Switzerland
Located 11,300 feet above sea level, each of these oversized golf balls houses a king-size bed and fireplace, and offers an incredible uninterrupted view of the Alps.
Book it here: whitepod.com
2. Longitude 131°, Northern Territory, Australia
This is as remote as they come, yet the Longitude 131° provides a next-level experience. Spend your time exploring Australia’s unique flora and fauna, or just relax and take in the unrivalled view.
Book it here: longitude131.com.au
3. Constance Moofushi, Moofushi Island, Maldives
Every which way you look, the view is totally picturesque. Why wouldn’t you want to spend a week here?
Book it here: constancehotels.com
4. Amangiri, Utah, USA
There’s plenty of room to run around at this desert resort. Located in the middle of the canyons of America’s Southwest, the hotel’s 600-acre area in a protected valley offers guests both an adrenaline-filled adventure and a peaceful retreat.
Book it here: aman.com/resorts/amangiri
5. Lion Sands, Sabi Sands Game Reserve, South Africa
Immersed in African bushland, this treehouse has all the comforts of home, and will be a stay to remember; a custom designed three-course meal, star gazing, animal watching and zero internet connection are just some of the perks.
Book it here: lionsands.com
6. The Wickaninnish Inn, Tofino, Canada
Surrounded by ocean on three sides, this destination spa offers guests an incredible experience of back rubs, delicious food and yoga, all to be enjoyed with the sound of waves crashing in the background.
Book it here: wickinn.com
7. Jade Screen Hotel, Anhui Province, China
There are only two ways to gain access to the Jade Screen Hotel: via cable car, or walking 60,000 steps to the front door. It doesn’t get more secluded than this.
Book it here: hsyplhotel.com
8. Petit St. Vincent, Grenadines, Caribbean
With just 22 people on this private island and absolutely no telephones, wifi or television, you’ll experience complete solitude. You can even choose to use the flag system to communicate with staff; a yellow flag calls out for room service, transportation or a special request, while the red flag indicates privacy.
Book it here: petitstvincent.com
9. Erg Chigaga Luxury Desert Camp, Mhamid, Morocco
Ride in and out on a camel and enjoy the rest of your time at the camp, sand boarding, drinking cocktails, eating authentic food and appreciating the evening’s entertainment and stunning sunset.
Book it here: desertcampmorocco.com
10. Fogo Island Inn, Newfoundland, Canada
Acting as your welcoming home in the wilderness, Fogo Island Inn can only be accessed by a helicopter or two-hour ferry – and the amazing hotel and scenery is worth every minute.
Book it here: fogoislandinn.ca
11. The Boatshed, Waiheke Island, New Zealand
Decorated with chic yet effortless decor, The Boatshed has incredible views over beautiful gardens and Waiheke Island’s white-sand beaches. A few days spent here will leave you feeling refreshed and ready to take on the world.
Book it here: boatshed.co.nz
12. Capella Lodge, Lord Howe Island, Australia
With no public transport or mobile coverage and only 400 tourists allowed on the island at one time, you’ll find it hard not to enjoy the World Heritage-listed site.
Book it here: lordhowe.com
13. The Caves, Negril, Jamaica
Sitting atop Jamaica’s limestone cliffs, The Caves has stunning views and hosts unbeatable snorkeling, scuba diving, jetskiing, hiking, dolphin watching and horseback riding – you won’t find a moment to check your phone.
Book it here: thecaveshotel.com
14. Sanctuary Beach Resort, California, USA
Romantic suites, an award-winning day spa, a private golf buggy and breathtaking views are just a few of the perks you’ll be lucky enough to enjoy when staying at this prestigious beachside retreat.
Book it here: thesanctuarybeachresort.com
15. Hotel Arctic, Ilulissat, Greenland
The aptly named Hotel Arctic is the world’s most northerly four-star resort. While sitting in the comfort of your hotel room, watch Arctic animals play and cruise ships dodge scattered icebergs.
Book it here: hotelarctic.com
16. Winterlake Lodge, Alaska, USA
Husband-and-wife owners Carl and Kirsten Dixon offer impeccable service and personal guided hikes in this forest-filled area. For complete privacy, stay in one of the hand-built log cabins.
Book it here: withinthewild.com
17. Explora, Rapa Nui, Chile
Take in everything Easter Island has to offer at this tranquil retreat. It’s a five-hour flight from Santiago, so you’ll be more than ready to stretch your legs and check out the rocky cliff faces, stunning scenery and pleasant day spa when you arrive.
Book it here: explora.com
18. Wolwedans Dunes Lodge, NamibRand Nature Reserve, Namibia
Since guests stay in canvas ‘tents’, accommodation here could be considered camping – but it is far more luxurious. With unbeatable natural charm, gorgeous sunsets and hot-air-balloon rides, you’ll never want to leave.
Book it here: wolwedans.com
19. Ariara, Palawan, Philippines
Considered one of the world’s best private getaways, Ariara can house up to 18 guests and offers everything under the sun – from massages and yoga to jetskiing and snorkeling.
Book it here: ariaraisland.com
20. Kasbah du Toubkal, Imlil, Morocco
The surrounding terrain at the four-star Kasbah du Toubkal will make you feel as though you’re in a movie, and the location – at the base of the High Atlas Mountains – will ensure you don’t bump in to another soul.
Book it here: kasbahtoubkal.com
21. Alila Jabal Akhdar, Nizwa, Oman
Sophisticated and secluded, this resort is truly out of this world. It has astounding views over the Al Hajar mountain range, a private pool, and much, much more.
Book it here: alilahotels.com
22. Motu Teta, Rangiroa, Tahiti
With whiter-than-white sand and crystal-blue water, this island oasis will be your own private playground. With plenty of activities to keep you entertained, you’ll forget all about the hustle and bustle of city living.
Book it here: yourdreamisland.com
23. Palacio de Sal, Uyuni, Bolivia
Sitting on Salar de Uyuni, the world’s largest salt flat, this hotel is luxurious, undisturbed and pretty much made of salt; the main ingredient of the walls, floors and sculptures are – you guessed it – salt.
Book it here: palaciodesal.com.bo
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