Forget busy, crammed cities and instead, think peaceful and remote locations.
When it’s finally time to take your well-deserved holiday, the last thing you want to do is to be stuck in a city surrounded by people who are rushing through their day. Getting away to a remote location will help you escape from the hustle and bustle, and allow you to really wind down, relax and put your feet up to rest. So why not take some time off and discover what these hidden locations have to offer.
Briol, South-Tyrol, Italy
To appreciate the wonders of nature, Briol in Italy is where you should start – its motto is to ‘maintain everything in respect to nature.’ You’ll be a world away from modern technology with no televisions or radios in any of the rooms, and instead, you’ll have the beautiful Isarco Valley, Gardena Valley and the Dolomites to gaze upon. And if you dare, you can even jump into an ice cold pool.
Tierra Patagonia, Chile
With an adventure spa philosophy, Tierra Patagonia is a scene of pure relaxation. You can be adventurous and explore the great outdoors, then come back to enjoy a relaxing spa. There is no mobile phone service or Wi-Fi access, so this will allow you to completely take your mind off work and appreciate the unique experience.
Jack’s Camp, Botswana
Enjoy Africa in Botswana at Jack’s Camp, where they offer a luxury wilderness escape. You’ll stay in roomy, stylish canvas tents and can even enjoy an outdoor shower. Although there is Wi-Fi available, you will be so caught up in this amazing environment you won’t even have a chance to think about checking your emails. You can also enjoy safari and quad bike tours too.
Jalman Meadows Wilderness Camp, Mongolia
Experience the wilderness at Jalman Meadows Wilderness Camp in Mongolia, and choose from a range of Mongolian activities or simply relax with a book in hand. The camp is located in rural Mongolia and you’ll see vast meadows of wildflowers through to lush hills that holds forests, and most importantly, adventure. The only noise you’ll hear is that of singing birds and the buzzes of grasshoppers, making this the perfect remote location.
Ratua Island, Vanuatu
Unlike busy island locations such as Bora Bora or Fiji, Ratua Island in Vanuatu is a secret location only few know about. You’ll feel like you’re in a different world on this private island, experiencing barefoot luxury at its best. You will have the best view of the beautiful beaches, with your villa surrounded by lush tropical gardens for privacy perched right on the end of the sand – the perfect tropical escape
Jamtara Wilderness Camp, India
Located in the village of Jamtara, Wilderness Camp is where you’ll have the opportunity to sleep in sophisticated tents under the starry skies. Tall Arjuna trees will surround you, as your room overlooks the forest. This is one of the most amazing jungle destinations you can enjoy in luxury, but beware of the tigers, as this camp is right near Pench National Park which is a known spot for some curious big cats.
Bahia Bustamante, Argentina
You’re in for a treat at Bahia Bustamante in Argentina, as you say goodbye to 3G network and hello to the beautiful outdoors. This location has been transformed from a former seaweed harvesting village into a spectacular hotel with panoramic Atlantic views. Wander outside and you might even catch a glimpse of some penguins, whales or sea lions. This is one peaceful destination, where you can really relax and enjoy the wonders of nature.
Convento di Santa Maria di Constantinopoli, Puglia, Italy
Described as being pure magic, this one of a kind and traditional convent, is hidden in the deep south of Italy. Convento di Santa Maria di Constantinopoli has no Wi-Fi, telephones or televisions, making it the ultimate escape from work. You can choose to relax by the pool with a glass of Italian wine in hand or wander around the streets to discover the unknown.
Nimmu House, Ladakh, India
Located in the village of Nimmu, this beautiful hotel will make isolation feel glamorous. Nimmu House was once a royal palace, but now has three rooms and five luxurious tents to choose from. There are many indoor facilities such as a library, games and even cooking classes. Or if you prefer to venture into the outdoors, you can choose to go on a village tour, a hike or even try rafting. No matter how you choose to enjoy your stay, you’ll feel a world away from the modern city life.
Great Bear Lodge, Vancouver Island
If you love the wild and bears, then Great Bear Lodge at Vancouver Island is the perfect remote destination for you. You’ll catch a seaplane to the island, and there’s no point in bringing your laptop or mobile, as no internet service is available. Your room will overlook the water and wilderness reserve, so bring your binoculars as you might just see a bear. There are guided bear tours available, but if that isn’t your thing, relax in the comfort of the indoors and enjoy delicious home cooked meals and local wine.