After working continuously for a long while without taking any leaves, where would you like to go when you get the chance to take a much-deserved break? Who would you go with? Most would prefer to go someplace where they can relax and enjoy a little downtime with their friends or partner. Therefore, hotels or motels are an essential part of their journey; but if the accommodation that you have availed of is not up to the mark, it certainly puts a dent in your plans.
Thankfully, you can look up the perspective hotels online and check the ratings and reviews indicating their quality of service. But what if I tell you about some hotels that you perhaps never heard of before? These properties are built at remote locations offering silence, solitude, and a sense of thrill too. If that sounds intriguing, wait till you go through the entire list of such off-beat places.
Take a look at some of the remotest hotels that will surely blow your mind and leave you amazed:
White Desert, Antarctica
The name ‘’White Desert’’ fits perfectly with this remote hotel as it is located in the coldest and driest continents of the world. White Desert Whichaway Camp is an off-grid explorer camp established in 2010, and it accommodates 12 clients at a time. Also, it is located in East Antarctica’s Schirmacher hills on a largely ice-free rock plateau that is home to more than 100 freshwater lakes.
If you thought that just because it is Antarctica, all you will see is snow and ice, with nothing look around and nothing much to do, you are wrong. The hotel provides the opportunity to experience a unique biosphere that includes petrels, terns, and skuas regularly seen overhead, and Adelie penguins nest a few hundred meters away from the camp.
You can enjoy plenty of activities such as guided ice climbing (at a location that is particularly well-suited to beginners), hikes over the nearby ice waves, and giant pressure ridges formed against Antarctica’s coastline. You can also climb nearby hills and peaks, picnic lunches, and a via cordata (a mixture of hiking and rock-climbing) route around a stunning and remote headland.
Despite being far away from civilisation, you won’t have to compromise on the comfort level, as the camp comprises state-of-the-art sleeping pods and a communal area that includes a dining room, a lounge, a library, a cocktail deck.
Tierra Patagonia, Chile
Nowadays, we spend most of our time swiping through social media or chatting on our phones; what if you got the chance to go to a place where you have to get off your phone and be in the moment? Will you go?
Yes, Tiera Patagonia provides the perfect place to go for a digital detox, mainly because there is no phone signals or Wi-fi facility. The hotel is built in the southernmost part of Chile, overlooking lake Sarmiento to the mountainous peaks of Torres del Paine National Park. Besides, you can choose from three suites and thirty-seven double rooms to stay in, after which you can pamper yourself in the luxurious Uma spa.
Three Camel Lodge, Mongolia
If you ever wanted to experience the ‘’Mongolian Ger’’ life, Three Camel Lodge is the best option for you. The lodge is a five-star eco-lodge located in the heart of the Gobi desert that comprises 40 uniquely designed Gers( round huts that can be assembled and disassembled quickly). Each of them has a wood stove with hand-painted custom furnishings, and every ger features a private bathroom with a gorgeous stone shower.
The lodge features an award-winning bar and restaurant, spa, and amenities, including horse stables and excursions to see the iconic sites of the Gobi—including the Flaming Cliffs, the Singing Sands, Yol Valley, and ancient petroglyphs dating back to the Bronze Age.
Song Saa Private Island, Cambodia
What will you choose if you have ever been asked to choose between mountains or islands as the most preferred destination?
If you said Islands, you might want to visit the Song Saa Private Island located in Cambodia’s Koh Rong Archipelago. The property is set amidst the embrace of nature and surrounded by blissful serenity; you can’t help but close your eyes and wonder at the mesmerising ambiance.
Reaching the remote island takes some effort, but it is worth it; a 30-minute speed boat ride from Sihanoukville will take you to the spot.
Skylodge Adventure Suites, Peru
Imagine waking up in a transparent pod attached to a highly elevated cliff. Would the fear of height cripple your whole body or the underlying sense of falling to your death make you unconscious?
You get to find that out in Skylodge Adventure Suites, a luxury transparent capsule hanging from a mountain top in Peru. If you want to reach the Pod, you have to climb 400 mt. of Via Ferrata or hike an intrepid trail through ziplines. Packages include breakfast and gourmet dinner with wine and transportation from Cuzco.
Deplar Farm, Iceland
How does experiencing adventure in an off-the-grid remote valley of Iceland sound to you?
Deplar Farm is located on a converted sheep farm that integrates the natural landscape to create the best vibe for adventure seekers. The property has floor-to-wall ceiling windows throughout the lodge providing a great view of surrounding peaks and colourful skies. The limited sun time does not mar the activities in the winter season(from November through mid-March).
Guests and clients can enjoy several adventures such as skiing, sea kayaking, and watching the incredible phenomenon of aurora borealis. They can also spend time in the lodge’s spa, including a geothermal-heated indoor/outdoor pool to Isopod flotation tanks and an outdoor Viking sauna.
Bushmans Kloof Wilderness Reserve, South Africa
Bushmans Kloof is located within a 7500-hectare private reserve that offers a distinctive wilderness escape in South Africa. The reserve is set in the foothill of the Cederberg mountains and 260 km from Cape Town, which offers 5-star accommodation and South African-inspired cuisine.
You will find yourself in a little piece of heaven while discovering the wide-open plains, awe-inspiring wildlife, and pristine mountain landscapes.