Remote Location

Places to Stay

As you might guess, this selection of hotels are all situated in areas away from major towns but far from being a disadvantage the remoteness only adds to the experience. Staying at any of the selected properties will get you closer to the natural beauty of the countryside and away from the pollution..

Argentina

Los Huemules Mountain ReserveEsquel & Los Alerces National Park $$$$

The first of its kind in the area, Los Huemules occupies a private reserve encompassing rivers, old-growth forests and rugged peaks and blends seamlessly into the landscape. Here, the focus is adventure based on sustainability and Los Huemules prides itself on its ecological credentials – 100% recycled wood, zero garbage policy (organic composting / recycling), localised water treatment, energy-efficient stoves etc. The sleeping domes are warm and cosy with wood-burning stoves, thick insula...

Pristine Salinas GrandesPurmamarca & Northern Highlands $$$$

Rincon del SocorroIbera Wetlands $$$$

Estancia ColomeCachi, Cafayate & Surrounds $$$$$

Aguas Arriba LodgeEl Chalten & Mount Fitzroy $$$$$

Estancia CristinaEl Calafate $$$$

Botswana

Mashatu Tent CampMashatu Game Reserve $$$$

Eight completely private tents are tucked under the branches of enormous trees, accessible via meandering pathways. The tents themselves are spacious, comfortable and large enough that adults need not duck to move around in. Each is mounted on a concrete platform and has its own private outdoor en-suite facilities, including W.C. and shower. Instant camaraderie is the norm at this unique camp. Mealtimes are shared without pomp and ceremony, either in the open-air thatched gazebo or in the bom...

Mashatu Tent Camp

Nxai Pan CampNxai Pan National Park $$$$

Sanctuary Chief’s CampMoremi Game Reserve $$$$$

Chobe Under CanvasChobe National Park $$$$

Tau PanCentral Kalahari Game Reserve $$$$

Brazil

Uakari LodgeAmazon Lodges – Brazil $$$$

Uakari Lodge is a remote community-based eco-tourism project within the world’s largest protected flooded forest, an area home to a breathtaking array of species including the iconic red-faced Uakari monkey. Floating peacefully over the water, the lodge merges traditional Amazonian design – thatch topped hardwood bungalows – with modern sustainability including solar panel heating, recycling and a waste water treatment system. The rooms are all simple with private terraces overlooki...

Cambodia

Soriyabori Villa ResortKratie $$

Accommodation at Soriyabori Villas consists of 10 wooden houses much akin to a typical rural residence. Villa interiors and public spaces have been furnished and decorated in typical Khmer style with materials sourced from all over Cambodia. Please note that villas are not air-conditioned, they do all have a ceiling fan, however it is a common occurrence for the property to lose power so rooms can get pretty warm. The villas are surrounded by lush gardens. The property features a small resta...

Soriyabori Villa Resort-Kratie-Cambodia

Terres Rouge LodgeRatanakiri $$

Shinta Mani WildThe Cardamom Mountains $$$$$

Chile

Lodge Caleta GonzaloThe Carretera Austral $$$

One of the largest and most diverse conservation efforts in South America, Pumalín Park covers 715,000 acres of temperate “Valdivian” rainforest and magnificent glacier-topped fjords, home to the some of the last surviving enclaves of millennia-old Alerce trees. Established in the early 1990’s by eco-pioneer Douglas Tompkins to protect this gorgeous stretch of land against logging, over-fishing and ever -encroaching salmon farms, Pumalin offers seven rustic but charming, wooden cabins ...

Puyuhuapi Lodge & SpaThe Carretera Austral $$$$

Entrehielos LodgeThe Carretera Austral $$$

Explora Patagonia ParkThe Carretera Austral $$$$$

Mallin ColoradoThe Carretera Austral $$$$

Tierra PatagoniaTorres del Paine $$$$$

India

Mihir GarhRohet $$$$

There are just 9 spacious suites at Mihir Garh each furnished to an exceptionally high standard and boasting its own unique colour scheme. There are two main types of suite, the Alishan suites which are located on the ground floor and feature a private courtyard with plunge pool and the Shaandar suites which are on the first floor and have a private terrace and either indoor or outdoor Jacuzzi. Each suite is equipped with all modern amenities like TV’s, DVD’s, coffee makers and mini bars....

Mihir Garh - Rohet - Rajasthan - India

Laos

Riverside Boutique ResortVang Vieng $$$

The Riverside Boutique Resort was a welcome addition to Vang Vieng’s accommodation scene and opens up the picturesque town to the more discerning traveller by offering a more luxurious accommodation option.

The property features thirty-four rooms and suites. The rooms are located in five two-story buildings, each with a different theme and featuring local furniture and fabrics that reflect the heritage of five different local ethnic groups -Akha, Hmong, Katu, Lanten and Lao Lum. Ea...

Riverside Boutique Resort – Vang Vieng - Laos

Malaysia

Pangkor Laut ResortPangkor Islands $$$$$

The accommodation is spread out in the northeast corner of the island. The different styles of bungalow include hillside and garden villas which are housed in double storey units, whilst the beach villas are stand alone units just steps away from the beach. Sea Villas stand elegantly on stilts over the sea and are linked by wooden walkways; these villas are the signature feature of the island.

There is a choice of 6 restaurants and bars to chose from, all of the highest quality. Food ...

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The TaarasRedang Island $$$

Turtle IslandTurtle Island National Park $$$

Tabin Wildlife ResortTabin Wildlife Reserve $$$

Shangri-La Rasa RiaKota Kinabalu $$$$

Lankayan Island ResortDiving off Sabah $$$

Morocco

Kam Kam DunesErg Chebbi $$$$

At the heart of the Sahara Desert, the traveller is immersed in a stunning natural landscape. Kam Kam dunes is a nomadic camp equipped with Twelve main tents -traditional nomadic Berber tents- built with organic dromedary leather and handmade by local artisans. Each tent has a private bathroom with hot water shower and the possibility to accommodate two or three adults. Kam Kam Dunes are not only exclusive tents. The camp has a dining tent and a chill-out area with views over Erg Chebbi. Enjo...

Kam Kam Dunes

Namibia

SonopRichtersveld Transfrontier Park $$$$$

Designed as a refined British colonial experience from the 1920’s, this out-of-the-ordinary lodge offers a perfect retreat in a stunning panoramic desert landscape. Constructed on top of boulders, the ten spacious tents aim to offer a unique journey through time. Richly furnished with antiques made of fine materials, colourful carpets and precious wood, they are an invitation to live the life of yesteryear’s wealthy explorers. A sophistication that contrasts with the simplicity of the end...

Sonop

Spitzkoppen LodgeSpitzkoppe $$$$

Norway

Litløy FyrVesteralen $$$$$

The lighthouse itself is situated on the highest point of the island, providing breathtaking panoramic views of the surrounding sea and mountains. To get to Litløy Fyr, visitors can take a ferry from the nearby town of Sandnessjøen and then hike or bike to the lighthouse from the island’s landing spot. The location of Litløy Fyr is truly unique and offers a peaceful and tranquil escape from the busy city life. There are currently three double rooms for rent in the lighthouse keepers...

Littleisland Lighthouse

Holmen Husky LodgeAlta $$$$

Peru

Isla SuasiLake Titicaca – Puno $$$$

Though remote, Isla Suasi Hotel is perfect for those looking for some R&R surrounded by the tranquil beauty of Lake Titicaca. Although far from luxurious, the hotel captures the essence of Titicaca constructed using local materials from adobe bricks and regional stone to the totora reed thatched roofs. Solar panels heat the water while organic composting further minimises its environmental impact. There are well-maintained gardens throughout dotted with hammocks and patios ideally positi...

Tambopata Research CentreAmazon Lodges – Peru $$$$

South Africa

!Xaus LodgeKgalagadi Transfrontier Park $$$$

The lodge comprises 12 individual chalets accommodating 24 guests, and a central lodge building. Communal facilities include a lounge, craft shop, dining room, central viewing deck with swimming pool and Lapa. Guests are accommodated in en-suite chalets each with its deck overlooking the waterhole on the pan. They have Twin or King beds, high-quality mattresses and linen, with hot water bottles and gas heaters for the cold months and ceiling fans for the hot months. Bedside tables with bedsid...

!Xaus Lodge

Vietnam

Avana RetreatMai Chau $$$$

There is so much to admire about this secluded resort. Firstly, it’s eco credentials are first class and the project was constructed with a unique building method: totally hand-crafted earthwork and thatch rooves under the guidance of craftsmen from three minority groups of Mai Chau. 90% of staff are local people who provide insightful tours and visits to neighbouring villages and are offered fair wages and health benefits. Water is purified onsite, and powers the hotel’s turbines; single...

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Mai Chau EcolodgeMai Chau $$

Topas EcolodgeSapa $$$

Poulo Condor Boutique Resort & SpaCon Dao $$$$

Six Senses Con DaoCon Dao $$$$$

AmanoiVinh Hy Bay $$$$$

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