Sometimes, everything just gets a little too much and you feel the need to not just escape, but fall off the face of the earth. Or, you simply want to experience the novelty of traveling somewhere off the grid just for the experience. So no matter where you want to go, desert, rain forest or a mountainside, we’ve got you covered. These are the most exciting remote hotels all around the world.
1. Three Camel Lodge, Gobi Desert, Mongolia
Located in the middle of the Gobi Desert, the Three Camel Lodge offers an incredible experience to travelers who are willing to go out of their way for something unique. Guests will stay in one of 45 hand-made felt gers, traditional nomadic tents inspired by the homes of the nomadic herders of Mongolia. The gers are a modern, elevated take on the traditional gers. Each one is hand-made with a lattice wood structure, laid with canvas and felt. Each ger has a private bathroom, shower and has features such as =wood-burning stoves, felt carpets, indigenous furnishings, hand-painted wooden beds. The icing on the cake is a ceiling oculus that allows for stargazing straight from your bed.
- How do I get there? : You can either board two-hour flight to Ulaanbaatar from Beijing or 3 hours from Seoul. Once at the capital of Mongolia, you have to take a 60-minute prop-plane flight to Dalanzadgad which is right on the edge of the South Gobi. Once there, you can board a lodge vehicle for a 90-minute drive along a dirt road across the Gobi Desert till you arrive at the lodge.
- Average price per night: 410 SGD for single occupancy
2. Skylodge Adventure Suites, Cuzco, Peru
Located in the Sacred Valley of Cuzco, Peru, the Skylodge Adventure Suites allows you to sleep within a transparent capsule that is precariously attached to the side of a cliff. These capsules offer you spectacular views of the valley below. First opening in June 2013, the owners had a philosophy of being able to share a mountain experience with anyone and decided to open the world’s first hanging capsule hotel. Each capsule has a maximum capacity of 8 people, and each night includes a gourmet breakfast and dinner with wine, transport from the Cuzco and guides who are bilingual to help you out. Each capsule is high up a cliff overlooking a sacred valley with 300-degree views and is handcrafted out of aircraft grade aluminum and high-grade, weather resistant polycarbonate.
- How do I get there? To get to the Skylodge, you must travel to Cusco City in Peru where the lodge will pick you up. After reaching the mountain, you have a choice of hiking of using a zip line to ascend.
- Average price per night: 550 SGD
3. Secluded Intown Treehouse, Atlanta, USA
Don’t be fooled by its innocuous name. The tree house is gorgeous and is the perfect place to take a mental vacation. Available to rent on Airbnb, the tree house is composed of 3 separate cabins linked by a rope bridge. The rope bridges and cabin roofs are covered in fairy lights and are breathtakingly beautiful in the evenings. Described as a fairy-tale location for adults, the lodge was built in 2000 by Peter Bahouth, a former Greenpeace executive director and current executive director of the U.S. Climate Action Network. He designed and built the Secluded Intown Treehouse after six months of design and six weeks of construction and used recycled materials. Each of the three tree houses has a name and theme and are “Mind,” “Body,” and “Spirit,” and each room is decorated with each theme in mind. This is truly a great place to get away from it all and feel the sense of being isolated in the middle of nowhere, and yet still remain close to modern civilization.
- How do I get there? Located fairly close to downtown Atlanta, traveling to the tree house is merely a short drive from the city of Atlanta.
- Average price per night: 490 SGD
4. Voyages Longitude 131° in Australia
Longitude 131° is located within sight of Ayers Rock and is a luxury outback encounter experience. Boasting unparalleled views of Uluru (Ayers Rock) with rooms allowing you to see Uluru from your bedroom, the luxury retreat isolation and location offers guests a true sense of the majesty and beauty of the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park which is listed as a World Heritage site. The lodge provides carefully curated experiences that allow guests to explore the foundation of Anangu culture, and spend time exploring the stunning flora and fauna surrounding the lodge.
The stay is a luxury experience with floor to ceiling windows in each pavilion allowing for unrivaled views of Uluru and furnished with armchairs and fireplaces, each pavilion manages to be a combination of rustic and ultra-modern comfort. Those who love to eat will be able to enjoy top-shelf Australian wines and beers, and dinner is a memorable experience with the main theatre of the hotel is transported to a chosen location among the dunes to allow for a perfect dining experience under the stars that seeks to round out your day of exploration and excitement.
- How do I get there? : Ayers Rock is a well-known destination and many Airlines offer flights directly to Ayers Rock. Once there, you can take a resort shuttle or hire a car to get to Longitude 131°.
- Average price per night: 1890 SGD (minimum 2-night stay)
5. Amangani, Jacksonhole Wyoming
The first international foray for Singapore based hotel chain Aman, Amangiri is located at an impeccably beautiful site. 7000 feet above sea level and carved into a hillside, the hotel overlooks the Jackson Hole valley and offers unparalleled views of the Teton Pass and Snake River Range. Meals are served in a tastefully decorated dining room that seats over 60 and serves organic western style meal such as seafood, steaks and locally sourced produce.
- How do I get there?: Amangani is a mere 20-minute drive away from the Jackson Hole Airport
- Average price per night: 1800 SGD
6. Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort, Liwa Desert, United Arab Emirates
Set on the edge of the Empty Quarter near the Liwa Oasis, the resort is approximately a 2-hour car ride from the capital city. Once you arrive, you will be greeted by the sight of a flame lit medieval-style fortress complete with crenelated turrets and walls set amidst a seemingly endless sea of towering sand dunes. Large rooms will be ready for you and they are a mix of Islamic and modern design that makes for a unique style of decor and comfort. Activities available include camel trekking, desert walks, dune biking, archery and more conventional comforts such as a spa and swimming. Transports are also available to guests who wish to watch the incredible sight of the sun rising over the sand dunes.
- How do I get there? Fly into Abu Dhabi and then either take a taxi, rent a car or arrange for a hotel transfer.
- Average price per night: 905 SGD
7. The Manta Resort, Pemba Island, Tanzania
The Manta Resort in Tanzania is what you’d expect from a seaside resort. While the resort itself and standard villas are an excellent experience, the resort offers a truly unique experience. A floating underwater room. While that may sound like an oxymoron, it really is a floating room with an underwater bedroom. In the bedroom itself, you are able to watch schools of fish and other marine life swimming by. There can be no doubt that spending a night in this room surrounded by the ocean and sea life, is a surreal and unforgettable experience. Above the water level, there is a landing deck, lounge, and bathroom area. Additionally, there is a ladder leading to the roof where you can star gaze, sleep and have your meals.
- How do I get there? Take a flight to Zanzibar and then to Pemba island. You can then take a taxi to the resort. The hotel will help you organise the transfer.
- Average price per night: 1500 SGD
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