Sometimes, the busy world filled with bustling crowds and infinite responsibilities can all become too much. Everyone deserves a break from the chaos of civilisation, so we’ve found twenty of the most secluded hotels around the world that you can escape to:
Explora Patagonia – Chile
Situated on the shores of Chile’s Lake Pehoe, in the Cordillera Paine Mountains, Explora Patagonia is approximately 170 miles from the nearest human settlement. This UNESCO biosphere reserve contains 600,000 acres of wilderness, glaciers, lakes and forests that you can explore via sail boat, hikes, and horse riding. At night, return to the Explora Patagonia which has thirty-seven luxury guest rooms and seven suites all featuring beech floors and pale wicker furniture.
Sossusvlei Desert Lodge – Namibia
Located at the heart of the Namib Desert, Sossusvlei Desert Lodge is a unique oasis filled with fine dining and luxurious comfort. Ten stone-and-glass split-level chalets are available, each with their own indoor/outdoor showers, CD players and telescope. There’s even an onsite astronomer who will come and explain the constellations to you, as this hotel’s philosophy revolves around the magnificent night’s sky.
Treehotel – Harads, Sweden
Combine tree climbing with contemporary design and all the services your heart could desire, including utter seclusion. Situated in the very North of Sweden near the small village of Harads, these lightweight aluminium boxes hang between the trees, connected by rope bridges. Each room is 4x4x4 metres and clad with mirrored glass so you are completely camouflaged. Each room is built to host two people, complete with a double bed, small bathroom, living room and roof terrace.
The Manta Resort – Pemba Island
On the serene shores of East Africa, the floating Manta Resort is perfect for anyone who enjoys the soothing sounds of water. The concept for an underwater hotel room was conceived in Stockholm, Sweden by Mikael Genberg back in 2000. He created the ‘Utter Inn’ in Lake Malaven and went on to found Genberg Underwater Hotels in 2006. The Manta Resort is the first to open, premiering in November 2013.
The Wickaninnish Inn – Tofino, Canada
If you love camping and daily massages you’ll love The Wickaninnish Inn. This modern frontier lodge blends into the forests whilst perching beside the northern Pacific. Each of the seventy-five rooms has a soaking tub, a fireplace and a balcony where you can take in the breathtaking views. There is also a spa, which prides itself on offering natural remedies inspired by native traditions.
Conrad Maldives Rangali Island – Maldives
Fancy feeling like a Bond villain for a few nights? The Conrad Maldives Rangali Island is actually made up of two islands connected by a 500m footbridge. There are three different types of villas you can choose from: Water Villas, which are balanced on stilts in the shallows, Beach Villas or Retreat Water Villas, which have their own treatment room and jacuzzi. The Ithaa restaurant is the Maldives’ first underwater dining area, five meters below the Indian Ocean. Furthermore, this hotel is only accessible by seaplane and even offers swimming with sharks.
Jade Screen Hotel – Huangshan, China
The Jade Screen Hotel is so secluded you’ll have to climb 60,000 steps to get there – unless of course you want to opt for the cable car. If you do decide to walk – or be carried up in a wicker basket by porters – you’ll edge along the Thread of Sky, and you may even see the iconic pine tree which is thought to be over 1,500 years old. Thankfully, once you actually arrive The Jade Screen Hotel offers massages and a sauna.
Hotel Villa Honegg – Ennetbuergen, Switzerland
Nestled against Mount Burgenstock, this five star hotel and it’s twnety-three rooms overlook Lake Lucerne. Enjoy your cheese fondue and Rivellas at the onsite restaurant, or use one of the many BBQ grills if you wish to remain alone, in the knowledge that there’s no one else around for miles. The Honegg Spa offers facials, body scrubs, deep-tissue massages, reflexology and body wraps, as well as a Turkish bath, two pools, a spa tub and a sauna.
Lion Sands Reserve – South Africa
Deep in the Lion Sands Game Reserve, you’re far more likely to encounter big cats and other wild animals than you are another human. This particular hotel is the only one that has private access to the Sabie River, so have the choice of a River Lodge, as well as a modern Ivory Lodge, grand Tinga Lodge or a treehouse Navina Lodge.
Adrere Amellal – Siwa, Egypt
Although there’s no electricity in this remote oasis situated in the Eygptian deserts, there’s also few other people. Five miles from the nearest town, the Adrere Amellal eco-lodge has forty rooms, one of which features a bed on a balcony, just in case you fancy sleeping outside, whilst others are so huge you can get lost in them.
Whitepod Hotel – Monthey, Switzerland
Ever wanted to spend the night inside a giant golf ball? Who hasn’t? At 11,300 feet above sea level, in the Swiss mountains, you’ll feel serenely secluded overlooking Monthey. In Winter, you have access to the private slopes so you can go walking, skiing or even husky-sledding. Whilst in Summer, you can hike through meadows or go mountain biking.
Free Spirit Spheres – Qualicum Beach, Canada
More balls! Eve, Eryn and Melody are three spherical treehouse hotel rooms suspended from the strong trees of Vancouver Island Forest. With brass trim, varnished wood and cane doors, there’s nothing else like this hotel anywhere else in the world.
Moraine Lake Lodge – Banff, Canada
Canadians really do enjoy their secluded hotels. The Moraine Lake Lodge has some great activities to offer including guided hikes and canoeing on the Moraine Lake itself, whilst the hotel is almost entirely self-sufficient. You’ll feel completely at one with nature as there are no TVs or phones, although the owners have had to install wifi.
Mashpi Lodge – Mashpi, Ecuador
The hotel to book a room in if you ever want to visit the Andean cloud forest, home to the olinguilas – the first carnivorous mammal discovered in the Americas in thirty-five years. Developed by Roque Sevilla, the former mayor of Quito, the Mashpi Lodge is 3,116 meters above sea level and three to four hours away from Quito, the capital of Ecuador.
Viceroy Hotel – Bali, Indonesia
Fly to this remote hotel in Bali to enjoy absolute tranquility in their incredible infinity pool. With a spectacular view of the Valley Of The Kings, each of the twenty-five villas available is a unique experience. There is also a spa, library, gardens and even a helipad.
Amangiri Resort – Canyon Point, Utah
Amangiri means ‘Peace Valley’, a perfect way to describe these 600 acres of Utah Desert situated at the heart of Navajo country. There are thirty-four suites, an art gallery, a library, a swimming pool, a spa with five treatment rooms, a water pavilion and a watsu pool all for you to enjoy in this sandstone oasis.
Alila Jabal Akhdar Resort – Nizwa, Oman
Alila Jabal Akhdar means ‘The Green Mountain’ in Arabic, and it couldn’t be a more fitting title. Views of the Al Hajar Mountain range are absolutely breathtaking, and the closest airport is about two and a half hours away, making it extremely secluded. Each of the eighty-six stone-clad suites are scattered across the clifftops, decorated in rich chocolate and warm nutmeg tones.
Icehotel – Jukkasjarvi, Sweden
You can’t get much more secluded than Sweden’s famous Icehotel. Situated in a tiny town (pronounced ‘you-kas-yayr-vi’) 200km north of the arctic circle, this art project-turned-hotel is an iconic feat that has yet to be matched. Each year, architects cut out and design a brand new hotel from the frozen Torne River, so this hotel is never the same.
Kasbah du Toubkal – Imlil, Morocco
Based at the foot Mount Toubkai in the High Atlas Mountains, this four-star hotel is open to anyone who enjoys their alone time and hiking. To get there you must take a plane, bus and a taxi, before walking a short distance to the entrance.
Fogo Island Inn – Fogo Island, Canada
Situated in a quiet fishing village on the northeast coast of Newfoundland, the Fogo Island Inn only has twenty-nine rooms available and you have to take a two hour ferry to get there. However, the contemporary architecture, fine dining and rooftop hot tubs make it all worth it.
Desroches Island Resort – Amirantes, Seychelles
Finally, we have Desroches Island Resort on Seychelles Island. Azure waters, ashen sandy beaches and ocean panoramas are infinite, as is the seclusion. 230km south-west of Mahe, the largest Seychelles island, Desroches is only 6km long and 1.5km wide, making this resort one of the most remote hotels ever built.