Sure, the energy of a bustling metropolis is often times rejuvenating and can be inspirational and motivating at the same time. But on occasion, you just need to get away from reminders of the everyday grind and enjoy a little R&R. Now we’re not talking about venturing out to a lonesome log cabin in the woods to rough it for a few days, although that can be cool, too.
Here we highlight some of the most incredible, secluded hotels from all across the globe, that you can visit to escape reality. And just because these are pretty much off the beaten path, doesn’t mean you have to forfeit comfort or luxury. The amenities at this selection of hotels are just as impressive, if not more so, than most urban locations.
So if you’re needing to disconnect a bit and wanting to enjoy a nice, relaxing vacay, check out this great lineup of out-of-this-world, secluded hotels.
The Manta Resort
How insane is it that you can actually sleep underwater at The Manta Resort in Zanzibar? Under any other set of circumstances, that sounds quite awful, or deathly even. Here, you can enjoy the aquatic life by staying at a three-story suite, as the bottom floor is 13 feet beneath the crystal clear waters. Said floor just so happens to be the master bedroom, allowing you to fall asleep and wake up with the fishes. Incredible.
Located in the heart of Israel’s Negev Desert is the Beresheet Hotel. Upon peering around at your surroundings, all you will seemingly see is sand, but don’t let that take away from the comforts and unique nature of this particular location. The hotel just so happens to reside on the largest impact crater in the world, Makhtesh Ramon. Beresheet rests on the edge of Makhtesh Ramon, boasting an array of two-story suites that are virtually set up like individual homes. Each spot has its own balcony and personal pool.
Derech Beresheet 1, 80600
Mitzpe Ramon, Israel
Kakslauttanen Arctic Resort
So we’ve already mentioned sleeping underwater, but for those of you who may feel that is a bit too much — how about a nice night’s slumber under the crystal clear sky and all of its illuminating stars? Sounds nice, right? At Kakslauttanen Arctic Resort, you can rest in a glass igloo, looking up at Finland’s gorgeous night sky. And if the term “igloo” has you questioning — don’t worry — they’re heated and can accommodate anywhere from two to four people. During the day, guests can enjoy ice fishing, skiing, snowboarding, snowmobiling, sleigh riding, reindeer safaris, husky safaris, gold panning, horseback riding, mountain biking, ATV driving, and mushroom and berry picking.
Lion Sands Game Reserve
Been wanting to go on an African safari? If that’s you, you should definitely take it a step further and stay at the Lion Sands Game Reserve while you’re at it. Here, you can take in the sights and sounds, all while in a treehouse, elevated and out of harms way of whatever wild game you may find underneath. You can truly disconnect from the outside world, as there is no electricity. All you need is a torch to light the way.
Sabi Sand Reserve, Kingstown Farm
Sabi Sands, 1260, South Africa
Located on Chesterman Beach, widely regarded as one of Canada’s best beaches, is the Wickaninnish Inn. This hotel provides guests with direct access to the beach, and each room has a panoramic ocean view. And if you’re looking to take advantage of nature, you can wander the surrounding mountains and forests. Basically, if the outdoors is your thing, the Wickaninnish Inn is for you.
500 Osprey Lane, Box 250
Tofino, BC, Canada, V0R-2Z0
Tschuggen Grand Hotel
Switzerland’s Tschuggen Grand Hotel is tucked away deeply in the Graubünden mountains. You’ll feel like you’re staying in an enchanting art museum here, as a slew of colors, textures and patterns come together beautifully all throughout the property. The hotel boasts 130 guest rooms, and you can take advantage of skiing, sledding, hockey, skating, golfing, fishing, swimming, a fitness center and even its own monorail system. Oh, and let’s not forget their award-winning spa.
GR, 7050, Switzerland
Southern Ocean Lodge
Australia is virtually always at the top of the list in terms of desired tourist destinations. And if you ever make it Down Under, be sure to stay at the Southern Ocean Lodge. Located on a secluded cliff along the coast, the lodge is surrounded by water, mountains and endless vegetation. Each room (bungalow) has floor-to-ceiling windows, providing guests with the most immaculate views. In addition to the vast landscapes that you can explore, if a little rest and relaxation is needed, be sure to check out Southern Ocean Lodge’s inviting spa.
Hanson Bay RD, Kingscote SA 5223
Kangaroo Island, Australia
San Lorenzo Mountain Lodge
The San Lorenzo Mountain Lodge is located in the Dolomite mountain range of Northern Italy. This particular location is unique as it is a 16th century hunting cabin that has been wonderfully transformed into a four-bedroom hotel. Walls are paneled with wood, and the 300-year-old wine cellar is even still functional. The family-run lodge offers its guests in-house meals, private hikes, picnics, a heated whirlpool and even truffle hunting. And the kicker, a gorgeous 18-hole golf course. That’s right, better bring your sticks.
Locality Elle 23, 39030
San Lorenzo di Sebato (BZ), Italy
Dunton Hot Springs
We had to show the states a little love on this list, here highlighting Colorado’s Dunton Hot Springs. This rustic and somewhat eerie ghost town has been restored and rejuvenated thanks to luxurious amenities and furnishings. It is tucked away in the forested mountains, as guests can reserve Dunton Hot Springs exclusively for up to 44 people. Log cabins boast cozy interiors, and you can take advantage of an antique saloon, a dance hall, spa and more. And don’t worry, if you need to at least stay a bit connected, they do offer WiFi. Looking for a bit of adventure? You can enjoy skiing, mountain biking, snow shoeing, hiking, camping, fly fishing, river rafting, kayaking, horseback riding and of course check out the hot springs themselves.
52068 Co Rd 38
Dolores, CO 81323
Villas de Finolhu
This all-inclusive beach resort in the Maldives is pretty much a couples dream. The location features 53 villas spread throughout the ocean, and in turn connected to the white sands of a secluded, private island. Upon venturing out from your personal villa, you can take advantage of the main property’s tennis court, swimming pool with a swim around bar, fitness room, spa, restaurant, lounge, and more. Ever seen the movie Couples Retreat? This is pretty much it.
1.952164, 73.540180, Maldives