Remote islands. Snowy mountain wildernesses. Ancient villages. Getting away from it all now means seeking out somewhere truly isolated, but without forgoing life’s little luxuries along the way. Whether you’re after a digital detox or disconnecting entirely from urban living, these remote luxury resorts in far-flung corners of the world offer stillness, solitude and sophistication in spades.
&Beyond Vamizi Kipila – &Beyond Vamizi Island, Mozambique
Cast into the Indian Ocean off the east coast of Mozambique, the little-known Quirimbas Archipelago remains relatively untouched. A slender crescent of sand and mangrove forests, &Beyond Vamizi Island is a castaway paradise with little else to do other than swim, snorkel and soak up the dazzling sun. We love the barefoot luxury of &Beyond Vamizi Kipila lodge. Set in three acres of gardens with a private beachfront, the timbered Balinese-style villas surround an inviting pool, where birds chirrup in the trees.
Sheldon Chalet – Denali National Park & Preserve, Alaska
A resort so remote there’s nothing else around but a 35-mile Alaskan snowfield, Sheldon Chalet is a luxurious retreat overlooking North America’s highest mountain, Denali. Perched on a rocky glacier outcrop, Sheldon Chalet’s surrounding wilderness makes the most dramatic backdrop. The eco-friendly, five-bedroom chalet sleeps ten with roaring fireplaces, cosy fur throws and knockout views. You’re transported by helicopter, met with a champagne reception and have your own personal guide for the ultimate upscale Alaskan experience.
Sextantio Albergo Diffuso – Abruzzo, Italy
Way up high in Italy’s Apennines mountains, Sextantio Albergo Diffuso is a remote luxury resort like no other. Occupying the crumbling remains of a medieval village, the once-abandoned buildings have been lovingly turned into an exquisitely understated hotel. Think: uneven walls, hand-woven bedspreads and rustic, timbered ceilings. Ensconce yourself fully at Sextantio Albergo Diffuso with a massage or bread-making class or order a picnic hamper from the hotel and take to the neighbouring hills in solitude.
Explora Rapa Nui – Easter Island
For an unforgettable remote escape, maroon yourself with only the company of those unmistakable stone faces of Easter Island. Overlooking the Pacific Ocean, this very much in-tune-with-nature resort is perfect for adventure-seekers. Built from recycled pine wood, Explora Rapa Nui features a luxurious spa, stunning pool and restaurant and bar for sampling plenty of Chilean red. We love the countless excursion options available, from volcano hikes to archaeological explorations.
Kasbah du Toubkal – Morocco
An hour from Marrakech’s frenetic hustle and bustle, Kasbah du Toubkal sits atop a hilltop within the Atlas Mountains. The once dilapidated, Kasbah is now a sprawling lodge, all beautiful Berber rugs, carved wooden doors and pared-back elegance. It’s a mountain refuge for those craving serenity with a side order of scenery. Sip tea on the al fresco terrace framed by 360° dizzying Atlas peaks or head out on foot for a hike in the mountains.
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