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Our Top 20 Remote Places to Stay Worldwide

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Published 27/07/2020 Our Top 20 Remote Places to Stay Worldwide


As the world starts to open up, albeit slowly and tentatively, we can at least start to aspire to travel and embrace the idea of planning holidays again.

So when the time comes, if you're not ready to face the beach crowds, you want to spirit a loved one away for some unencumbered ‘us' time, or you feel like losing yourself to creative daydreams, then we've got you.

We've chosen these incredible global locations not only for their beauty, but for their blissful remoteness. So, you can relax in perfect isolation...

...not because you've been told to, but because you want to, letting your mind run free and easy before your re-entry into ‘normal' life.

Author: Nina Jervis
Main image: Kagga Kamma | South Africa

Tainaron Blue

Tainaron Blue

Experience elaborate architectural design in a piece of history at Tainaron blue - a fabulous guesthouse in a converted Tower of Mani set by azure shores on the southernmost tip of mainland Greece. The stone Towers of Mani were originally built as points of defence, thanks to their enviable vantage point overlooking the Mediterranean Sea and the southern slope of Taygetos Mountain. Today,…

Bubbletent Australia

Bubbletent Australia

The Australian outback, star-studded skies, and just you and your loved one to enjoy them all from the luxury of a fabulous inflatable bubble...it can only be Bubbletent Australia! Bubbletent Australia offers the incredible chance to experience Australia's true wilderness and breath-taking landscape, without leaving your creature comforts behind. This off-grid glamping retreat can be found…

Shobac

Shobac

Minimalist designer luxury at the "end of the Earth", in a circle of unique cabins set along the rugged Atlantic coastline of Nova Scotia. Wildly beautiful, blissfully simple and endlessly remote, you'll find Shobac on an invigorating coastal outcrop in Nova Scotia, overlooking the swelling ocean. If you've ever wanted to write a novel, contemplate life with a stroll on the beach, or…

Greystone PurePod

Greystone PurePod

A striking off-grid glass cabin set high above New Zealand's award-winning Greystone vineyard - time to switch off and relax! If you were ever to sit back and imagine the ideal location for a glistening self-contained glass cabin, the invigorating natural heart of New Zealand's Waipara Valley would be it.   The PurePod way of life involves an individually secluded, completely…

EcoCamp Patagonia

EcoCamp Patagonia

Immerse yourself in Chilean natural luxury with a stay in the world's first geodesic dome hotel, inspired by simple tribal living. The award-winning EcoCamp was founded with one simple mission: to create truly unique and sustainable accommodation in the remote heart of Patagonia's stunning Torres del Paine. The breathtaking result is the world's very first geodesic dome hotel, completely…

Canopy Tower

Canopy Tower

Get up close and personal with the natural world, from the comfort of a treetop bedroom in Panamá's tropical paradise. Originally built in 1965, the Canopy Tower once helped defend the Panamá Canal. Today, it serves as a stunning observation point and as restful accommodation in the heart of Soberanía National Park, surrounded by some of the very best birdwatching spots in the area.…

Uist Forest Retreat

Uist Forest Retreat

Reconnect with nature from the comfort of a rustic treetop cabin, set on the wild and exceptionally scenic ‘edge of Britain'. There are fewer British locations more visually mesmerising than North Uist, part of the unspoilt and sparsely-populated Outer Hebrides. The simple life reigns supreme on this windswept edge of Britain, and you'll find plenty of natural wonders to tempt you with a…

Cycladic Private Island

Cycladic Private Island

A luxury retreat for families and friends amongst clear turquoise waters and soft sand, infused with the magical myth and legend of ancient Greece. Nestled in the Aegean Sea and steeped in ancient legend, the Cyclades islands are known the world over for their breathtaking beaches and rugged landscapes, dotted with traditional blue-and-white towns that overlook the sea. If you've ever…

El Coyol Private Island

El Coyol Private Island

A breathtaking and beautifully refined private Nicaraguan oasis that's just for you and your favourite people. Enjoy some of the most spectacular views you'll ever see from El Coyol, a private island exquisitely positioned on the freshwater Lake Nicaragua. Featured in the Evening Standard as one of the world's most breathtaking private islands, El Coyol offers blissful seclusion,…

Shipwreck Lodge

Shipwreck Lodge

Discover Namibia's raw and rugged Skeleton Coast, from a unique ‘shipwreck' cabin set amongst remote desert dunes. Located 45 kilometres from Möwe Bay, between two winding rivers in Namibia's famous Skeleton Coast National Park, there is absolutely nowhere in the world quite like Shipwreck Lodge. Created by an ambitious local architect, the Lodge comprises ten individual eco-cabins,…

Kagga Kamma

Kagga Kamma

Escape the din of city life, in a culture-rich South African nature reserve and spa surrounded by vast, unspoilt wilderness. Kagga Kamma is an award-winning nature reserve, magnificently located within acres of pure wilderness in South Africa's Cederberg Mountains. Just three hours from Cape Town, you'll feel as though you've been spirited to a whole other world - one filled with…

Qii House

Qii House

A bold and quirky architectural gem, superbly nestled within the lush rainforest ferns of Australia's Great Otway National Park. Lorne, the largest resort town along Australia's famed Great Ocean Road, is a very special part of the world. Home to lush rainforests and sparkling waterfalls that lead down to paradise-style sandy beaches, it's a location that's often described as…

Sal Salis

Sal Salis

Explore the outback in an exclusive beachside safari camp, remotely set within the dunes of Australia's Cape Range National Park. Immerse yourselves completely in Australia's unique and wondrous wilderness, surrounded by a perfect combination of bushland and beach on a remote stretch of Western Australia's Indian Ocean coast. Sal Salis is an eco-luxe, exclusive and activity-filled…

Summit Prairie

Summit Prairie

An off-grid lookout tower set 40 feet above ground, surrounded by Oregon's magnificent Umpqua National Forest.Leave all your cares on the ground, as you head 40 feet up to a breathtaking lookout tower with incredible views of Oregon's Umpqua National Forest...not to mention the occasional passing deer or bear!Crafted to resemble the fire lookout towers of the early 1900's, the modern structure is…

Paishill Private Lodge

Paishill Private Lodge

A unique, luxurious and all-inclusive Lapland experience that's custom-built around the spectacular beauty of nature. If you're looking for an unsurpassed Arctic escape in breathtakingly unspoilt Finnish Lapland, one in which your every need is catered for, then Paishill Private Lodge is the destination of your dreams. Simply spirit yourselves away to the fairy-tale Paishill wilderness, where…

Hunza Ecolodge

Hunza Ecolodge

Get back to nature amongst the lush hills of Southern Hungary, where community, comfort, wine and good food reign supreme. Located in a small Hungarian village, on the edge of a forest and surrounded by soothing green hills, Hunza Ecolodge feels like a refreshing new world. Family-run and instantly welcoming, everything here is done with pleasure and purpose, from the freshly made bread and…

Phoenix Earthship

Phoenix Earthship

A cutting-edge, eco-friendly dwelling set high in the New Mexico desert, complete with sparkling fish pond and a lively jungle greenhouse.Featured as one of Lonely Planet's Top Ten Eco-Stays, Phoenix Earthship is a holiday experience that's straight from the future.Perhaps better described as a living, sustainable work of art, the spectacular solar-powered house sleeps up to four guests in two…

Reefsuites

Reefsuites

A once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to view the magical Great Barrier Reef in all its glory, with a jaw-dropping stay in Australia's first underwater suites. Part of the pleasure of Reefsuites, suspended three metres below water on Australia's beautiful Hardy Reef, is the cruise you'll take through the paradise-like Whitsunday Islands to reach them. A stay worthy of the most amazing bucket list…

The Light House

The Light House

Watch the sun setting over Finland's largest lake, with a soothing stay in an isolated, glass-fronted Scandinavian ‘igloo' set on the water.The Light House occupies a location that dreams are made of; right in the middle of Saimaa, Finland's largest lake.Depending on the season, you'll be nestled either on the water, or on the ice, with a vast, ever-changing view to gaze upon from huge windows.…

AuroraHut Igloo

AuroraHut Igloo

Take a husky safari and await the arrival of the Northern Lights, with a ‘bucket list' stay in a gleaming glass igloo in Finnish Lapland.Dreamily located amongst the wilderness of Finnish Lapland, AuroraHut Igloo provides the perfect setting for an unforgettable Arctic holiday.Surrounded by snow-capped pines, your transparent, glistening ‘igloo' is equipped with creature comforts galore,…

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