The need to get away from people and civilization is something we all feel at some point in our lives. Every day, we find ourselves stuck in busy routines, and soon enough, we find ourselves stressed and full of worry. The urge to go away to some faraway land, away from any signs of civilization is very strong. Which is why we keep searching for remote resorts, homestays, or house rentals. Here we have some of the most remote places to live in – most of these are so far off from the city that you will need an airplane, boat, or kayak ride to reach the destination. If you are planning to go on a vacay soon, keep these places in mind.
Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort By Anantara
Close to Abu Dhabi, this fascinating 206-room resort is just like an oasis in the desert. And by desert, we do mean the real one. You can see several sand dunes around the place and the resort sits right in the middle of Liwa Desert in Jurayrah. The place is a 2-hour drive from Abu Dhabi, and each room has earthen hues, a deep-soaking bath, rain showers, and fabulous views. The resort also offers five-star restaurants as well as a state-of-the-art spa. If you’re feeling adventurous, the hotel can also arrange trips to the desert if you want. But we say, even if you don’t do the trips, star-gazing at night can be equally fascinating!
Las Casitas Del Colca, Peru
When we think of Peru, most of us can’t seem to go beyond Machu Pichu. Undoubtedly, Machu Pichu is one of the best sights in the whole world, but Peru has many more natural as well as historical sights. The Colca Canyon is a beautiful place and it is twice as deep as the Grand Canyon. Close to the village of Chivay lies a fabulous place for staying – Las Casitas. It is 165 km from Arequipa, the nearest airport. The place is a fabulous reminder of local art and culture. From volcanic Laja-stone floors to petting Alpacas, you get the whole unique experience here.
Wickaninnish Inn, Tofino, Canada
The Wickaninnish Inn in Tofino is a place of contrasts. On one hand, you will get to experience the incredible natural beauty, and on the other hand, you get treated royally in a beautifully elegant resort. The hotel stands on a rocky outcrop on Vancouver Island. True to its remoteness, you can access this place only via an airplane or a ferry. All guest rooms have a stunning view of the beach and the ocean. Waking up to that view itself can be worth the money you spend on your vacation! To make things even more tempting they have a lovely bar, cafe, restaurant, and a spa on the premises.
Bushman’s Kloof Wilderness Reserve, South Africa
History, wildlife, natural beauty, ultimate luxury, local culture – a single stay in the Bushman’s Kloof can give you all of these and much more. It is a high-end resort at the foot of the Cederberg Mountains, 3 hours from Cape Town. Nearby ancient bush art sites or wildlife safari are some of the most popular activities around here. But even if you want to just relax and soak in the local culture and cuisine, this place is fabulous. The spa here is highly rated, so don’t forget to take their services after coming back from the very popular hikes. The cost of staying here is high, but that’s what you pay for the flawless service and breathtaking location. There is literally nothing all around you. It can’t get any more remote than this!
The Manta Resort Underwater Room, Tanzania
Yes, you read it right. At this resort, you get to live in an underwater resort. Located 250 meters off the coast of Pemba Islands, you need to take a short boat ride to reach the hotel. The hotel is a three-story building which is all yours for the length of your stay. The upper deck is an open-air lounge where you can sunbathe, sleep under the sky, or just relax. The middle part has the bathroom and a lounge. The lower deck is your bedroom that is surrounded by glass windows. You will be in your own private place with a real-time aquarium outside your window. Food will be brought for you but you will be alone most of the time. Perfect spot for honeymooners!
Staying in remote places has another advantage. You won’t have access to the internet at many places and won’t be checking your social media every minute which is good. Everyone needs a social media detox once in a while. Take a break from everything around you and unwind completely at these lovely places.