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If you are truly looking to get away from it all, these hotels are for you. Totally secluded and often super luxurious, these destinations are sure to inspire you to plan your next adventure.
Sleep under the stars by night and go on safari adventures by day at the Lion Sands Resort near Cape Town, South Africa. You won’t see any people while staying in this secluded treehouse, but you may be visited by a liony friend.
Since you’re already in Africa, after you leave the treehouse head north to the Manta Resort on Pemba Island off the coast of Tanzania, and stay in their underwater hotel room. Pictured below is the above-water deck where you can relax all day before heading down to your underwater room to watch marine life swim by as you drift off to an amazing night’s sleep.
The Brando, in French Polynesia, is a luxury eco resort developed by Marlon Brando himself. Accessible only by plane, relaxation starts at the airport in Tahiti. Experience snorkeling, paddle boarding and an award winning spa all while vacationing on a private island.
The Viceroy in Bali, Indonesia tops the seclusion list, and quite possibly only because The Rest Of Us can’t afford it. At $1000 a night I would hope you don’t run into anyone unless you want to!
I have no idea how you stay warm, but I’m sure the folks at the Ice Hotel in Jukkasjärvi, Sweden have figured it out. Built in 1989, the ice rooms are absolutely gorgeous works of art.
These all glass, completely isolated, individual hotel rooms developed by Pure Pods are quite possibly New Zealand’s best kept secret. This Pod, located in Little River, is one of 5 locations just outside of Christchurch. It is a walk-in location, meaning you park your car and have a short walk to the Pod past the beautiful river. I’m sure it is well worth the walk!
If you would prefer your own private island, accessible only by helicopter, Nosy Ankao island, off the coast of Madagascar, is a dream destination. With only 14 villas total, you won’t be bothered by swarms of guests and are assured personal attention if you want it.
The Fleming Villa at the Golden Eye Resort, in Ocho Rios, is seclusion on top of seclusion. Step out of your villa and onto your own private beach.
If international travel is not your thing, no worries! The Tres Luna resort is a boutique style resort located in Texas. Oozing with southern charm and hospitality, Tres Luna strives for a B&B atmosphere at their hotel. The vanishing edge pool and luxurious accommodations will make you feel a million miles from Texas.
If you have always dreamed of traveling to France and staying in a treehouse, the Origin Treehouse is perfectly secluded and nestled into an old giant oak tree on forested grounds of Château Raray, a castle in northern France. It just gets better and better.
There you have it- 10 inspirational ideas for traveling the world in seclusion. Which is your favorite? I am having hard time deciding between the Lion Sand Resort’s open air hotel room and the island off the coast of Madagascar with just 14 villas. Alas, our helicopter is in the shop and my husband would be terrified of being eaten by a lion, so I guess we’ll stay stateside this year. 😉
Want more inspiration? See why everyone is pinning about Iceland here! (It may have something to do with the gorgeous black sand beaches of Vik, and less to do with ice….)