People say “I just need to get away from it all” often. Many even take the next step and book a vacation, only to end up at a crowded resort or beach packed with tourists and their families. While that can certainly be rejuvenating, it’s not really “getting away from it all,” is it? To truly get away from it all, you’ll need to venture to someplace far off the beaten path. If that sounds appealing, check out this list of resorts at some of the most remote places on the planet.
Las Alamandas Hotel
If you want to go remote, but you also want the beach, this is an excellent pick! The white sand beaches are virtually empty, the water is warm and clear, and the gardens around the property are absolutely stunning. The resort offers 16 rooms and sits on 1,500 acres, so you don’t have to worry about running into a lot of guests. One last thing: don’t expect to get much cell phone reception—but isn’t that kind of the point?
This remote resort is owned by Francis Ford Coppola, the director of The Godfather. It’s located in the middle of a jungle in the Cayo District of Belize, and the only way to get there is to hop on a small plane. Once there, you’ll find private cabanas, beautiful waterfalls, and gorgeous jungle and gardens to explore.
Moremi Game Reserve, Botswana
This resort is something that Hemingway would have written about. It’s located in a remote area of Botswana’s Moremi Game Reserve, and you can only get there by flying in and landing at a small dirt airstrip. Once there, you’ll have access to one of the nine rooms and countless opportunities to view area wildlife like rhinos, leopards, hyenas, and elephants.
Four Seasons Golden Triangle
Chiang Rai, Thailand
We’ve written about glamping before, and this Four Seasons resort takes it to the next level. Located where Thailand, Laos, and Burma meet, the resort offers luxurious tents with modern amenities like leather and canvas furniture, private decks, and a hot tub. The resort is all-inclusive, so you don’t have to worry about forking over extra cash for your food or cocktails—they even throw in an elephant trip!