If privacy and isolation are top considerations for your honeymoon or romantic getaway, look no further. These are our top 13 picks for the world’s most isolated hotels. Each of these luxury lodges are a world away from reality. And that makes them the perfect excuse to pack your bags and escape! You’ll be forgetting the real world in no time.
The Best Isolated Hotels in the World
Nihi Sumba, Indonesia
Ever imagined yourself living in an oversized luxury treehouse on an island in Indonesia? At Nihi Sumba you can do just that. This exclusive hotel has been named the world’s best hotel two years in a row. One look at the serene oceanside resort will show you just why! It is certainly one of the most isolated hotels too, as it sits quietly on Sumba Island. The island can be reached by just a one-hour flight from Bali.
Mnemba Island, Zanzibar
There’s perhaps nowhere more exclusive, isolated and ethereal than Mnemba Island off the coast of Zanzibar. This private island is home to just 12 bungalows. It falls under the And Beyond brand, one of the leading safari operators across Africa. Mnemba is one of their most sought after properties. It is thus no surprise celebrities have dubbed it a favourite choice!
Le Taha’a Resort, Tahiti
In the crystal clear waters of the islands of Tahiti lies Le Taha’a. This is hands down the most gorgeous overwater bungalow hotel in the world. While many honeymooners flock to nearby Bora Bora, the most beautiful hotel is in fact Le Taha’a. It occupies a small private island with just a handful of overwater bungalows and oceanfront suites. So I’m sure you’re wondering, how do you get there? No airlines fly into the island. Instead, the hotel staff will collect you from the nearby airport. Then they will transfer you by private boat for a short journey. This makes this property one of the most isolated hotels in the world.
Aro Ha, New Zealand
After the kind of break up that leaves you paralysed on your couch eating takeout for weeks, there was nowhere better for me to go than Aro Ha. I quietly escaped to the mountain ranges of the South Island of New Zealand and check myself into the week-long yoga detox retreat known as Aro Ha. This private escape is an hour drive from Queenstown airport on the edge of Lake Wakatipu. This backdrop makes it one of the world’s most isolated hotels. Aro Ha is set in the dramatic and scenic mountain ranges of New Zealand’s South Island.
Sandibe Okavango, Botswana
The interior design of Sandibe Okavango is so pretty you could package it up and take it home. Blending in with its’ natural bush surrounds, Sandibe is like a secret you swear not to tell anyone about. That’s because it is so special and surreal you almost don’t want to share! Indeed, this is where I met my boyfriend. Talk about a romance novel waiting to be written. This is a great lodge to explore Botswana for your first visit, especially if you’re interested in experiencing the wetlands of the Okavango Delta.
Pangkor Laut, Malaysia
Pangkor Laut is one of the most underrated honeymoon destinations and thanks to this, remains one of the most affordable. This resort is a great alternative to travelling far away to the likes of the Maldives or Tahiti. Both of the latter options are however much more expensive. So as far as isolated hotels go, this is one of my favourites! Better yet, it is budget-friendly.
Southern Ocean Lodge, Australia
Located in complete isolation on the far away tip of Kangaroo Island, Southern Ocean Lodge is one of Australia’s most sought after hotels. This lodge is the perfect blend of isolation – located strategically with epic ocean views and the Australian bush and its’ wildlife are just outside.
Explora Atacama, Chile
Although this desert is the driest in the world, San Pedro de Atacama is one of the most rich destinations to explore in terms of epic day hikes in to cactus canyons, desert culture, wildlife, nearby salt flats and so much more.
Royal Davui, Fiji
As one of the most romantic resorts on the planet, Royal Davui occupies a private island in Fiji (and you can even arrive by helicopter to the private pad!) Royal Davui remains one of my favourite memories of Fiji thanks to the combination of privacy, luxury, great food and a welcoming atmosphere with fellow guests around the tiki bar in the evenings.
Taj Exotica, Maldives
It is no secret the Maldives is one of the world’s most sought after honeymoon destinations (and as a result, one of the most expensive! Taj Exotica is one of the countries’ most sought after hotels thanks to its secluded nature on an island, epic overwater bungalows and incredible cuisine with a global influence.
Amangiri, United States
Set on a massive 600 acres in Utah, Amangiri is commonly considered one of if not the most luxurious escapes in the United States. With a sauna, steam room, plunge pools and an elaborate spa menu, this is one of the most indulgent escapes the desert has to offer.
Qualia Resort, Australia
Tucked away in the exclusive Whitsundays is Qualia, known to most as the most south-after luxury escape on offer in Australia. This gorgeous resort is kid-free (guests must be 16 years or older to stay), making it the perfect excuse to leave the kids at home and escape for the weekend.
Al Maha, Dubai
Dubai has become one of the trendiest destinations over the last few years and its’ enviable location in the centre of many transit routes makes it an effortless stopover city. But if you’re more interested in escaping to the dunes then consider Al Maha your perfect home away from home and our pick for the most isolated luxury hotel in the Middle East.
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