Unplug and Unwind at the World’s Most Remote Hotels
Do you want less digital noise and more tranquil sounds of nature? These hotels from all over the world have you covered, complete with gorgeous views and exclusive cultural experiences.
Trust us — you won’t be on your own in the middle of the jungle. Each secluded hotel is jam-packed with luxurious amenities and creature comforts to make you feel right at home. So relax, unwind and start planning your next trip to one of these remote hotels.
The Llao Llao Resort in Argentina
If you want to immerse yourself in nature on an epic journey across Patagonia, look no further than the Llao Llao Resort. The scenic hotel is set on a mountaintop within Argentina’s Nahuel Huapi National Park.
The White Desert Whichaway Camp in Antarctica
For the most exclusive Antarctic voyage of your life, you’ll want a reservation at The White Desert Whichaway Camp. If you’re able to book one of the six pods, you’ll need to charter a private flight to get there.
Peter Island Resort at the British Virgin Islands
They call the Peter Island Resort "paradise in paradise" for good reason. This 1,800-square-foot private island in the Caribbean offers a secluded oasis for its guests. The island has five private beaches, a coconut garden and plenty of hotel amenities to keep you from catching Island Fever.
Three Camel Lodge in Mongolia
The Three Camel Lodge is between Mongolia’s Gobi Desert and the Gobi Gurvansaikhan National Park. It’s the perfect destination at which to see a diverse assortment of endangered species and natural climates, but getting there is quite a journey.
JA Manafaru in the Maldives
This hidden resort lies at the top of the Maldives in the crystal clear Indian Ocean. The tiny island includes 68 villas and suites, with nearly 40 cottages located over the water. Guests in those cottages can watch the water beneath them through the glass-paneled floors.
Fogo Island Inn in Canada
Fogo Island rests on the eastern tip of Newfoundland. The tiny island only hosts 2,200 full-time residents, so the Inn offers a very remote experience. To get to the Inn, you have to take a ferry from Newfoundland and then drive to the edge of the island, or you can arrive in style via helicopter.
Rosalie Bay Resort in Dominica
The Rosalie Bay Resort is an eco-friendly hotel on a secluded coast of the Caribbean island, Dominica. If you’re a turtle fan, this is the hotel for you. Its private black-sand beaches are a busy nesting spot for three different species of endangered turtles.
The Winterlake Lodge in Alaska
For the ultimate Alaskan adventure, look no further than Winterlake Lodge. A stay at one of the private log cabins starts with a one-hour private flight from Anchorage. Upon arrival, guests can enjoy luxury dining, private saunas and lots of adventures.
The Aganoa Lodge in Samoa
The Aganoa Lodge in Samoa is perfect for surfers who pine for their own personal waves. The lodge is on Savai’i, the less populated of Samoa’s two islands. Samoa is halfway between New Zealand and Hawaii, so prepare for a long flight over the Pacific Ocean.
Mashpi Lodge in Ecuador
For the ultimate rainforest experience, head on over to Quito, the capital city of Ecuador. From Quito, it’s a three-hour car ride into the rainforest until you reach the ultra-exclusive Mashpi Lodge. It's a luxury oasis surrounded by nature's splendor.
The Tierra Patagonia in Chile
This hotel is an absolute stunner, but it is a pilgrimage to get to. Assuming you start your quest in Santiago, Chile, you’ll hop aboard a four-hour flight to Puerto Natales. From there, it’s another four-and-a-half-hour drive until you reach the hotel. Trust us; it’s worth it.
Matinloc Resort in the Philippines
Matinloc is a remote island off the top of Palawan, the Philippines’ most sequestered province. To get to the private island, you have to take a boat ride from El Nido to the resort’s dock. Upon arrival, you’re able to explore the island’s beauty.
Oberoi Vanyavilas Resort in India
Welcome to the jungle. The Oberoi Vanyavilas Resort is in the jungles of northwest India next to Ranthambore National Park. The style of the resort harkens back to the vintage bungalows of royal families in the ‘50s. But rest assured the resort is full of modern opulence.
Longitude 131° Lodge in Australia
Often referred to as "The Red Heart of Australia," Uluru/Ayers Rock is a towering national icon in the center of the country. Not too far from this desert monument is the luxurious Longitude 131° Lodge.
The Yemaya Island Hideaway in Nicaragua
Little Corn Island floats 40 miles off the east coast of Nicaragua and has a population of 1,400 people. The crown jewel of the island, the Yemaya Island Hideaway, sits at its very northernmost point. It offers sixteen private cabanas tucked only a few feet away from crystal-clear waves.
The Southern Ocean Lodge in Australia
The Southern Ocean Lodge is the most luxurious hotel on Kangaroo Island, Australia’s version of the Galapagos. The lodge's floor-to-ceiling design provides panoramic views of white-sand beaches and rolling wilderness. It's an eye-catching blend of an ultra-modern hotel set into the ancient-looking wilderness.
Amangani Hotel in Wyoming
The Amangani Hotel is the perfect spot for someone looking for a taste of the Wild West while keeping things luxurious. The five-star hotel is at the foot of the picturesque Teton Range, perfect for outdoor adventures for any time of year.
Song Saa Private Island Hotel in Cambodia
Upon landing at Sihanouk International Airport, a one-hour-long drive to Cambodia’s coastline provides a glimpse at Koh Rong Island. One 40-minute boat ride later, and you’ve arrived at Song Saa Private Island Hotel. Prepare to unwind and unplug at this exclusive island getaway.
Wolwedans Dunes Lodge in Namibia
Wolwedans Dunes Lodge doesn’t call itself a hotel. This environmentally conscious campsite is a pioneer in sustainable tourism at one of the most remote places in Africa. Getting there takes a two-hour flight from South Africa followed by a six-hour drive through NamibRand Nature Reserve, so prepare for long travel.
Hotel Húsafell in Iceland
Hotel Húsafell is Iceland’s best-kept secret. Many tourists head to the coast for epic views of the North Atlantic, but locals recommend heading inland. Hotel Húsafell is only a two-hour drive from Reykjavik, Iceland’s capital, and is full of local beauty.
The Little Palm Island Resort & Spa in Florida
The Little Palm Island Resort & Spa floats off the Florida Keys coastline about two hours south of Miami. Upon arrival by boat, of course, guests can relax in one of the 30 oceanfront suites, complete with private outdoor showers and bungalows.
Deplar Farm in Iceland
Some hotels really embrace their surroundings. Take Deplar Farm in Iceland, for instance. This rustic hotel was once a sheep farm before it was converted into a cozy hideaway at the northernmost reaches of Iceland.
The Qasr al Sarab Desert Resort in the United Arab Emirates
The Qasr al Sarab Desert Resort is a two-hour drive south from Abu Dhabi, but it feels like traveling to another planet. The resort lies within the Rub’ al-Khali (The Empty Quarter), which is the world’s largest contiguous desert.
Mombo Camp in Botswana
Mombo Camp is one of the finest safari camps in Africa thanks to its luxury cabins and proximity to wildlife. Located in the heart of Botswana’s Moremi Game Reserve, the camp is full of Africa’s Big Five: lions, leopards, rhinoceros, elephants and Cape buffalo.
Four Seasons Tented Camp Golden Triangle Hotel in Thailand
Prepare for a serious jungle excursion at the Four Seasons Tented Camp Golden Triangle Hotel. Located at the northernmost point of Thailand, the resort rests at the border of Myanmar and Laos along the Mekong River.
Skylodge Adventure Suites in Peru
Ever wondered what it's like to sleep in a bird’s nest? If so, then head to Peru to stay in one of Skylodge Adventure Suites’ transparent pods. You can catch a good night’s sleep in a bed propped 1,200 feet up in the air!
One&Only Nyungwe House in Rwanda
In Southwest Rwanda, just south of Lake Kivu on the Burundi border, One&Only Nyungwe House is a private rainforest retreat. Located 150 miles from Kigali International Airport, getting to the camp requires a five-hour road trip or one epic helicopter ride.
Conrad Maldives Rangali Island in the Maldives
The Conrad Maldives Rangali Island has twice been voted "Best Hotel in the World". It’s no surprise, given its state-of-the-art Muraka Villa. The two-story building has room for nine guests, complete with underwater bedrooms and butler’s quarters. The cost? A four-night stay starts at $200,000.
Posada de Mike Rapu on Easter Island
To get to Easter Island, travelers must take a five-hour flight from Chile or Tahiti. Upon arrival, you’ll find that the remote island only has 5,000 residents, so you’ll feel awfully secluded from the outside world. The Posada de Mike Rapu is the island’s finest resort, with 30 rooms that offer stunning views of the Pacific.
The Lodge at Kauri Cliffs in New Zealand
The Lodge at Kauri Cliffs in New Zealand is a leisure traveler’s dream hotel. Perched atop New Zealand’s North Island, the cliffside property boasts three private beaches. It’s a 6,000-acre property with plenty of activities both in and out of the water.