Globe-Trot: Top Ten Most Remote Hotels

Christina July 25, 2011 0

Surround yourself by deep canyons and towering plateaus or bask on a tropical island in the middle of the South Pacific Ocean at these top international remote hotels, courtesy of Kiwi Collection:

1. Southern Ocean Lodge
Kangaroo Island, Australia


Widely acclaimed as Australia’s Galapagos, Kangaroo Island is home to an abundance of native wildlife and spectacular natural attractions. Covering almost 4,500 square kilometers, it is Australia’s third largest island and offers the best of the mainland on a smaller, more intimate scale. Southern Ocean Lodge is all about comfort, style and intimacy. Perched on the edge of a secluded cliff overlooking the Southern Ocean, it is the perfect place to relax and unwind. Looking for the ultimate spa experience? Equipped with the crisp Antarctic highly-oxygenized air from the pounding surf, the Southern Spa invites guests to immerse in a pure, natural environment that is assured to rejuvenate and relax.

2. explora en Rapa Nui
Easter Island, Chile

Rapa Nui is known for its remote location, stunning geography and rich culture, so it’s no wonder that UNESCO declared it as a world heritage site in 1995. explora en Rapa Nui’s design is intended to have a minimal impact on its surroundings – making you feel like you are truly in the middle of no where. en Rapa Nui chefs offer the purest of flavors based on the best-quality ingredients, many of which are produced locally. This luxury is feeling like you’re the only one for miles.

3. Longitude 131°
Ayers Rock, Australia


Luxurious, eco-friendly and romantic, Longitude 131° comes complete with unprecedented solitude and serenity. With tents and cuisine fit for royalty, guests can take the road less-travelled, sharing exclusive and authentic experiences with only a few special others. Guests can also experience the best of Ayers Rock by watching the sunset over Walpa Gorge, dine under the starts at Table 131, and enjoy helicopter, camel and Harley tours.

4. Motu Teta
Motu Tetaraire, French Polynesia

Pure solitude, total adventure and uncompromised luxury – all in a secret island near Tahiti. In the middle of the South Pacific Ocean, in the Atoll of Rangiroa, the 9-acre tropical island is unique in that you are the only one on the island during your stay. Created with exquisite taste to blend with the island’s natural environment, the main villa and guest residence were constructed in a classically Tahitian style – rich hardwoods, airy open beams and open wooden shutter windows to allow the caress of the South Pacific breezes.

5. Amangiri
Canyon Point, Utah, United States

Amangiri, meaning peaceful mountain, is located on 600 exclusive acres in Canyon Point, Southern Utah. The resort is tucked into a protected valley with sweeping views toward the Grand Staircase – Escalante National Monument. Built around a central swimming pool with spectacular views, the resort blends into its dramatic surroundings, where deep canyons and towering plateaus create a raw landscape of immense stature. Looking for the best way to experience this unique place? Chill in the open-air Desert Lounge, a special area to enjoy the beauty of the sunset or the star-lit sky.

6. The Rania Experience
Maafushi, Maldives

Some opt for a grand presidential suite. Others for their own private villa. Guests at The Rania Experience enjoy considerably more square footage – their own private island, complete with their very own boat and float plane. This is the ultimate haven for relaxation, peace and tranquility surrounded by clear blue waters, covered with tropical flora and sweet coconut palms. The one-of-a-kind natural beauty of the island and lagoon has been carefully preserved and integrated with the tastefully-appointed accommodation and facilities to give the entire experience a stylish, yet residential, private island feel.

7. explora en Patagonia
Torres del Paine, Chile

Patagonia is the southernmost region of the American continent and one of the least populated areas in the world. Located in the heart of Torres del Paine National Park, explora en Patagonia offers awe-inspiring views of the surrounding mountains and waterfalls. explora has managed to bring luxury to the wilderness without taming either component. This minimalist resort offers daily excursions so guests can fully experience the windswept beauty of Patagonia, whether hiking, horseback riding or bird watching.

8. Los Cauquenes Resort & Spa
Ushuaia, Argentina

Commonly regarded as the southernmost city in the world, Ushuaia is home to Los Cauquenes Resort & Spa. With beautiful views of the surrounding snow-covered peaks of the imposing Andes Mountain Range, where else can you sip the best Argentinean wine? The quality of the wines you’ll taste during your time at Los Cauquenes Resort & Spa will be as impressive as its service, cuisine and accommodations.

9. Serra Cafema
Kunene River, Namibia

Hidden within the enormous Hartmann Valley, overlooking the bubbling rapids of the Kunene River and yet surrounded by the infinity of the Namib Desert, Serra Cafema is one of the most remote and surreal destinations in all of Africa. Accommodations include eight elevated tents, a swimming pool, lounge, river bar and library. It’s usually customary for guests to spend at least one afternoon on the porch, relaxing in a hammock and basking in the sun.

10. King Pacific Lodge
Princess Royal Island, BC, Canada

A massive cabin-like palace hidden away in a forgotten corner of the Pacific Northwest, King Pacific Lodge is a coastal refuge that offers a standard of seclusion you’ll be hard-pressed to find anywhere else. The lodge’s activities, services and luxurious amenities provide unique and breathtaking experiences. Whether you’re into all types of fishing, kayaking, whale watching, hiking or just being in the great outdoors – this is the spot for you. After a long day of being active, what better way to end the day then to indulge in some of the best award-winning BC food and wine? Cheers!

 

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