One of the most fascinating categories you'll find here. Remote hotels can be found on all six continents. The more disconnected they are from civilization the more likely they will end up on this list. Some can only be accessed by boat, and others by small planes. These isolated hotels are so much off the beaten track, they are hard to locate on a map.
Remote Hotels
'21nov30
San Camp  
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Botswana's Makgadikgadi Pans are a serious rival to the famous Bolivian salt flats offering the largest soda lake in the world and none of the crowds that descend on Bolivia. It's one of the most secluded locations in the world, which boasts an abundance of wildlife: zebras, wildebeest, gemsbok, lions, …
Accommodation types: Nature   Remote   Tent
'21nov18
The Malori  
At Tswalu
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Malori means "dreamer" in Tswana, and there couldn't be a more appropriate name for this luxurious accommodation. The beautiful sleep-out deck in the middle of the Kalahari desert is so delightful it will make for the sweetest dreams. The deck is covered with thatch and open on all sides, letting …
Accommodation types: Nature   Remote
'21oct7
Apoka  
Safari Lodge
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The Ugandan Kidepo Valley National Park in the Northernmost part of the country is an unspoiled rugged savannah. The park is dominated by the presence of the 2,750 meters (9,020 ft) tall Mount Morungole. The Brits established Uganda's most remote game reserve in 1958 on 1,442 km2 (557 sq mi) …
Accommodation types: Nature   Remote
Location: Apoka  Uganda  Africa
'21oct6
Glamping & Camping  
Iceland
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If you really want to go off the beaten path, Vestmannaeyjar (The Westman Islands) is an archipelago of 15 islands off the South Coast of Iceland. The islands are host to the largest population of nesting puffins in the world and are equally rich in natural beauty as you would …
Accommodation types: Fairytale   Nature   Remote
'21sep2
S/V Noorderlicht  
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This schooner first set sail in 1910. It spent 100 years sailing to icy destinations all over the world, from the Arctic Circle to the penguin-strewn islands of Antarctica. Today, it has a double life. Since being restored to its former glory, it sets sail every summer on exciting expeditions. …
Accommodation types: Boat   Remote
'21aug26
Slow Cabins  
Lierde
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Slow Cabins plays with the fascinating concept of finding secret remote locations with no other buildings nearby, in the pristine nature to place their eco-cabins. It's aimed at the busy city dwellers to de-stress in a beautiful environment and positively impact their mental and physical health. So where are the …
Accommodation types: Eco-Friendly   Nature   Remote
'21jun15
Shipwreck  
Lodge
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Wake up to the sight of endless sand dunes surrounding you. Then slowly realize the wooden structures next to you are actual shipwrecks. Notice the signs indicating that you are in a place called Skeleton Coast National Park. Burning sun, dunes, shipwrecks, and skeletons? Surely this must be a nightmare. …
Accommodation types: Boat   Desert   Nature   Remote
Location: Möwebaai  Namibia  Africa
'21jun7
Lemala Wildwaters  
Lodge
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This spectacular lodge is situated next to the powerful streams of the River Nile in Uganda. It's a unique private property within six hectares of Kalagala Island. Your adventure will start from Jinja, where you will take a boat ride to reach Lemala Wildwaters Lodge. That's the only way to …
Accommodation types: Jungle   Nature   Remote
Location: Kangulumira  Uganda  Africa
'21may28
Desert Whisper  
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This intimate desert getaway was designed for those that want more privacy than you can find in a boutique lodge. Desert Whisper is a remote capsule made for two. The rounded metal frame encompassing the inner wooden construction is seamlessly blending in with the natural environment. Your living space is …
Accommodation types: Desert   Remote
Location: Solitaire  Namibia  Africa
'21may27
Al Tarfa Desert  
Sanctuary Lodge
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There is much more to Egypt than the Red Sea resorts and the ancient pyramids. Al Tarfa Desert Sanctuary is located deep inside the country, off the beaten track. The lodge is set in the Dakhla, which is regarded as Egypt's most beautiful oasis. This sizeable private reserve is a …
Accommodation types: Desert   Remote   Traditional
Location: El-Rashda  Egypt  Middle East
'21may5
Bear Grylls  
Explorers Camp
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Have you ever tried to make fire without using a lighter or matches? This is the type of life-saver technique that you can learn at the Bear Grylls Explorers Camp. He is the guy you've seen on the telly running around in the rough wilderness, trying to stay alive by …
Accommodation types: Desert   Nature   Remote   Tent
'21apr9
Tordrillo  
Mountain Lodge
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Tordrillo Mountain Lodge is only accessible by a small seaplane. This is the first crucial piece of information, painting a picture of a place unlike anything else. Remote is an understatement. The de Havilland Beaver airplanes stationed in Anchorage take a 40-minute trip to fly guests to this Alaskan wilderness. …
Accommodation types: Nature   Remote
Location: Skwentna  USA  North America
'21mar8
Sheldon  
Chalet
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Alaska is the largest state in the United States of America, it has the size of California, Texas, and Montana combined. It's also the least populated state with a thriving natural habitat and wilderness like nowhere else. A single national park as the Denali National Park - six million acres …
Accommodation types: Mountain   Remote
'19nov6
Inkaterra Reserva  
Amazonica
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Nestled deep inside the remote territories of the Amazon rainforest, this spectacular eco-lodge is a fascinating escape from daily life. So deep, in fact, that the only way in is by a 45-minute boat ride. Inkaterra Reserva Amazonica Lodge overlooks the Madre de Dios River and the lush forests of …
Accommodation types: Eco-Friendly   Jungle   Nature   Remote
'19sep4
Tierra  
Patagonia
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Located in Chile, Tierra Patagonia is a uniquely designed hotel found where the South American pampa meets Lake Sarmiento. Each of the 40 rooms has stunning views of the snowcapped mountains in Torres del Paine National Park, an extremely popular hiking destination. Rooms are decorated in natural tones with hand-crafted …
Accommodation types: Luxury   Nature   Remote
'19jul18
Clayoquot Wilderness  
Resort
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Clayoquot repeatedly snatches top industry awards. Top 10 Canada Resorts, World’s Most Sustainable Hotel, Conde Nast Traveler’s Gold List… the list goes on. And it’s hardly a surprise giving the owners commitment to every detail which manifests itself already at arrival with a welcome champagne and hors d’oeuvres. If you’re …
Accommodation types: Nature   Remote
Location: Tofino  Canada  North America
'19may21
Manakau  
PurePod
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Do you hate people? Fair enough. People are loud and annoying. In fact, people are the opposite of what you need on your holiday. That’s basically the premise of Manakau PurePod. The PurePod is located in the Seaward Kaikōura Mountain Range, about 2.5 hours north of Christchurch, New Zealand. To …
Accommodation types: Nature   Remote
'19may10
Manshausen  
Island
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Owned by a polar explorer, writer, and photographer, Børge Ousland, Manshausen Island Resort has a taste of true adventure. Its tagline, “where sea and mountains meet”, captures well the remote and beautiful surroundings of the property. Manshausen is a 55-acre private island far above the Arctic Circle in Norway and …
Accommodation types: Nature   Remote
Location: Nordskot  Norway  West Europe
'18sep27
No Man’s  
Fort
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No Man’s Fort is a place for someone who wants to get away from it all... and have it all. Impossible? Well, this private island resort outside Portsmouth is one of Britain’s most secluded hotels, but it might also be one of its most entertaining with five bars, a cabaret …
Accommodation types: Fort   Industrial   Island   Remote
'18jul1
Wolwedans  
Dunes Lodge
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Wolwedans’ tagline is “simply out of this world” and it’s hard to disagree with that statement. The setting is surreally beautiful. Red sand dunes stretch as far as the eye can see, and distant mountain ranges emerge through the mist on the horizon. This place is home to a whole …
Accommodation types: Desert   Nature   Remote
Location: Wolwedans  Namibia  Africa