If you’re in search of a trip that you can enjoy without the crowds, choosing the right hotel can make all of the difference. While being in close proximity to cities brings you closer to tourist sites, it can also mean lots of people.
We’ve rounded up 15 of the world’s most amazing remote hotels, which can offer luxurious touches and a more personal experience. While they may be more difficult to access, they’re set in stunning locations, like in the middle of a desert or atop a mountain.
From private suites in Brazil’s rainforest to villas set on Abu Dhabi’s Empty Quarter, here are 15 amazing remote hotels you can book for the ultimate private getaway.
Belmond Hotel das Cataratas
Belmond Hotel das Cataratas sits within Brazil’s Iguazu National Park, just a short walk away from the iconic Iguazu Falls. The luxury hotel resembles a Portuguese colonial residence, with rooms that are adorned in colorful artwork and dark wood furnishings. Guests can also take advantage of activities like helicopter rides and jungle treks.
Enchantment Resort sits at the doorway of Boynton Canyon, on 70 acres of natural terrain dotted with colorful rock formations. The luxury resort offers more than 100 complimentary activities each week, which range from hiking and biking to stargazing. Guests can also take advantage of its acclaimed 18-hole golf course that’s nestled within the secluded canyon.
Aristi Mountain Resort & Villas
Perched high in the Pindus Mountains of Greece, Aristi Mountain Resort & Villas is beloved by those looking for a private nature getaway. The hotel is a prime starting point for hikers, and it has both suites and villas for guests.
The Beresheet Hotel
The Beresheet Hotel sits on the edge of cliffs that slope down into the Ramon Crater in the Negev desert of Israel. Covering roughly 12.5 acres, the hotel comprises 111 private villas that open to private pools or balconies with sweeping desert views.
Mihir Garh is an exclusive nine-suite boutique hotel in the Thar Desert of India. Suites here include more than 1,700 square feet of private space, plunge pools, personal courtyards, and terraces. They also have a top-notch equestrian program, and you can have a picnic near the region’s many small lakes.
ION Luxury Adventure Hotel
Located about an hour from Iceland’s capital of Reykjavik is the ION Luxury Adventure Hotel, where adventurous travelers embark to experience views of the Northern Lights, go trekking across glaciers, and try fly-fishing in icy rivers. The hotel is located near the “Golden Circle” route and Thingvellir National Park, making it a great starting point for exploring Iceland’s landscapes.
The Wickaninnish Inn
The Wickaninnish Inn is located in Tofino, on Vancouver Island in British Columbia. Guests here have direct access to Chesterman Beach, as well as panoramic ocean views from every room.
From here, visitors can explore the unspoiled natural paradise Tofino has to offer, or enjoy incredibly fresh seafood at the hotel’s The Pointe Restaurant.
Situated at the gateway to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in Australia, Longitude 131° offers travelers impeccable views and a glamorous camping experience. There are 15 luxury tents that sit nestled atop rust-red dunes, with floor-to-ceiling windows and expansive balconies.
The Conrad Maldives Rangali Island
The Conrad Maldives Rangali Island is located on its own private island surrounded by the Indian Ocean. Guests are transported here via seaplane, where they can retreat to their aquatic villas or enjoy a meal at the hotel’s underwater restaurant.
The Everest View
Hotel Everest View, which is hidden on a ridge in Sagarmatha National Park in Nepal, is listed as the world’s highest-altitude hotel by the Guinness Book of World Records. The hotel offers 360-degree views of the area’s peaks, as well as views of Mount Everest from every room.
Jade Mountain rises above the Anse Chastanet Resort on St. Lucia’s Caribbean coastline. Rooms here include infinity pools that open up to stunning views of St. Lucia’s mountains, and guests can easily access two nearby beaches by foot or by shuttle.
A remote resort hidden in the canyons of the Grand Circle in Utah, Amangiri is a celebrity favorite thanks to its secluded location. Within easy reach of the Grand Canyon, Bryce Canyon, Zion National Park, and Monument Valley, there’s plenty for travelers to explore, including adventures like hot-air balloon flights and climbing trips.
The Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort
The Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort is located in Abu Dhabi’s Empty Quarter, which is the largest uninterrupted sand desert in the world. Visitors can try camel rides over the desert dunes, archery lessons, and sunrise desert walks. There are four dining venues to choose from, as well as private plunge pools that have sweeping views.
The Belmond Sanctuary Lodge
The Belmond Sanctuary Lodge is located adjacent to the ancient Inca city of Machu Picchu in Peru, giving visitors the chance to access the iconic landmark when most of the day’s visitors have left. Guests can get views across Machu Picchu from several of the hotel’s rooms and gardens. Expect a menu of Peruvian cuisine made fresh with produce grown on the lodge’s plot.
Located midway along the east coast of Tasmania in Australia, Saffire Freycinet is a haven for those who enjoy pristine beaches, secluded bays, and stunning mountain scenery. Choose between luxury suites or private pavilions that come with their own plunge pools and personal chefs, and embark on winery excursions, oyster farm visits, or canoeing adventures.