Enjoy total seclusion with Booking.com’s selection of the world’s most remote destinations
As summer fades and the fast pace of day-to-day work life settles in, many of us find ourselves daydreaming about our next getaway. To help you escape, Booking.com has searched the globe for the most private and peaceful destinations, offering decadent luxury in stunningly secluded environments. Whether it’s a private Island, the Moroccan desert or tree top resorts, these are Booking.com’s pick of the properties where you can get away from it all.
Azawad Luxury Desert Camp, Morocco
Located 49 km from Erfoud, Azawad Luxury Desert Camp provides a tranquil, authentic and luxurious Moroccan experience. Travel by camelback and journey into the depths of the Moroccan desert, or visit the nearby clay-and-straw Khamlia village. By night, relax under the stars as talented musicians playing unique local instruments entertain you. With no internet access, enjoy some much needed separation for constant communication and embrace total detachment from the outside world.
Ratua Private Island, Vanuatu
Escape the crowded beaches and take a 30-minute boat trip from Vanuatu’s mainland to Ratua Private Island. Set on 146 acres of tropical gardens and sandy beaches, this picturesque retreat is internationally renowned for its world-class service. Visitors can spend their days enjoying the over-water day spa, snorkeling amongst bright coral gardens or enjoying a leisurely horseback ride across the sand. Accessible only by boat or light aircraft, enjoy complete privacy for the entirety of your stay.
Banyan Tree Lijiang, China
Located an hour’s drive from Lijiang, expect total peace at the highly celebrated Banyan Tree Resort. The resort is a haven for rejuvenation and relaxation, stunningly framed by its background of Jade Dragon Snow Mountain. If you dare venture back into civilisation, spend a day exploring Lijiang, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Colloquially referred to as the Venice of the Orient, the city is located 2,000 metres above sea level.
Hotel Búdir, Iceland
In a region where total isolation meets breath-taking beauty, Iceland’s Hotel Búdir fits seamlessly into its surroundings. Each of the property’s rooms offers glacier, mountain or sea views. Helicopter sightseeing trips, glacier hikes and whale watching can be arranged by the hotel, and located two hours drive from Reykjavic, it’s peacefully isolated yet conveniently accessibly for visitors.
Raffles Praslin Seychelles, Seychelles
Wake up and step into your villa’s private plunge pool on the island of Praslin, one of the world’s most far-flung destinations. Nestled in the Indian Ocean, travel to the resort in style with a fifteen-minute scenic plane ride, or take a leisurely trip across the turquoise ocean in a catamaran ferry. A self-described ‘oasis of luxury’, Raffles Praslin leaves guests feeling blissfully relaxed upon departure.
Cathedral Mountain Lodge, Canada
Experience the restorative powers of nature at the Cathedral Mountain Lodge. Hike up a surrounding mountain, wade in the flowing river, watch for wild animals or enjoy the powerful waterfalls, before retiring for the evening in your luxury log cabin. Tucked in the heard of the Canadian Rockies, this private sanctuary is surrounded by some of the world’s most bountiful offerings of ruggedly beautiful scenery.