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
Nihi Sumba Resort - Paradise Now At The World's Best Rated Hotel
'17jun8
Nihi Sumba  
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Rated the number one hotel in the world by Travel & Leisure Magazine in 2016, Nihiwatu is a resort made up of private, traditionally-thatched villas spread along the island of Sumba, just an hour’s flight from Bali. Travelers can choose to stay in a range of different rooms from family-sized …
Accommodation types: Beach   Luxury   Nature   Remote
Location: Wanukaka  Indonesia  Oceania
Native Village Inn Philippines - Bungalows With Panorama On Rice Terraces
'16dec20
Native Village  
Inn Philippines
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This unique mountain lodge overlooking Banaue’s World Heritage Rice Terraces is a super cool spot to get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. The Native Village website is quick to point out that this is NOT a five-star resort. “We are a simple resort with fantastic views, …
Accommodation types: Nature   Remote
Fogo Island Inn - Hotel At The Edge Of The World
'16dec2
Fogo Island  
Inn
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Located off the Northeast Coast of Newfoundland, Canada, Fogo Island is a remote yet accessible little spot (think: just over 2,000 people living in 10 distinct communities). Situated in the Labrador Current along "Iceberg Alley," the Island Inn sits by the rugged shores of the wild North Atlantic Ocean. This …
Accommodation types: Island   Luxury   Nature   Remote
Pikaia Lodge - Remote Getaway On The Galapagos Islands
'16mar11
Pikaia Lodge  
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Hidden on top of an extinct volcano crater on the Galapagos Islands, the Pikaia Lodge is an incredible getaway for those looking for an environmentally-conscious retreat. The Lodge is carbon neutral and powered by alternative energy sources that don’t pollute or emit greenhouse gases. With just 29 rooms, folks at …
Accommodation types: Eco-Friendly   Luxury   Nature   Remote
Rutundu Log Cabins - Rough-Luxe At Mount Kenya
'15dec23
Rutundu  
Log Cabins
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Rough-Luxe is an aesthetic, an artistic style that involves leaving a purposely unfinished look to an interior. Dark woods and clean unobstructed lines are used to leave a few highlights of the design. Here, on the shores of Lake Rutundu in Kenya, the highlights are undoubtedly the gorgeous views from …
Accommodation types: Nature   Remote
Location: Meru  Kenya  Africa
Svinoy Lighthouse – Historic Lighthouse In Norway
'15nov9
Svinoy  
Lighthouse
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Svinøy is an island off the coast of Norway. Its name translates as ‘Swine Island’ because farmers used it as grazing ground for pigs during the summer months. Norwegian authorities wanted to build a lighthouse there from 1850 but found it difficult to transport materials and build on the island. …
Accommodation types: Island   Lighthouse   Remote
Location: Herøy  Norway  West Europe
Jeeva Beloam Beach Camp - Tropical Treasure On The Island Of East Lombok
'15jul29
Jeeva  
Beloam
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The Jeeva Beloam Beach Camp, set on the picturesque island of East Lombok, is everything you would imagine a tropical beach destination to be. The private bungalows offer uninterrupted sea views that feel like you have left reality and stepped into a postcard. The eleven bungalows, or Beruga Pantai, were …
Accommodation types: Beach   Nature   Remote
Amankora Resort Bhutan - Remote Luxury Surrounded By Pristine Nature
'15jun23
Amankora Resort  
Bhutan
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Derived from the Sanskrit word for “peace” and the Dzongkha word for “circular pilgrimage,” the Amankora lodges scattered through the peaks and valleys of Bhutan embody the base meanings of both words. This series of five lodges are nestled in Bhutan's Kingdom, situated between Tibet and India, making it one …
Accommodation types: Luxury   Mountain   Nature   Remote
Location: Paro  Bhutan  South Asia
Pumphouse Point - Charming Boutique Hotel At Australia’s Deepest Lake
'15jun1
Pumphouse  
Point
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The Pumphouse Point is a charming boutique hotel set amid the majestic alpine backdrop of Australia’s deepest lake. The spectacular features of the landscape around Lake St. Claire were created as a massive glacier moved across the landscape, all of which are visible from the unique perspective of this heritage …
Accommodation types: Industrial   Nature   Remote
andBeyond Sandibe Okavango Safari Lodge - Architectural Masterpiece In Botswana
'15may1
Sandibe Okavango  
Safari Lodge
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The “andBeyond Sandibe Okavango Safari Lodge” is located on a private concession of the Okavango Delta. It is a magnificent property that offers 12 private suites with plunge pools, fireplaces, and private outdoor showers. The elevated suites are also kept cool by the babbling brook that traverses Sandibe. The hotel …
Accommodation types: Luxury   Nature   Remote
Mashpi - Jungle Lodge in the Andean Cloudforest
'15apr16
Mashpi  
Jungle Lodge
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The Mashpi Lodge is an ultra-contemporary, sophisticated eco-lodge that offers you a full immersion experience into the cloud forest of Ecuador’s Mashpi Natural Reserve. The sleek design and minimalist décor blend into the natural splendor just beyond your door. Each room offers a north-facing view with floor-to-ceiling windows creating a …
Accommodation types: Jungle   Nature   Remote
Kagga Kamma Nature Reserve - Safari Open-Air Room
'15jan12
Kagga Kamma  
Nature Reserve
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At Kagga Kamma, a nature reserve can also be a luxury retreat. This accommodation, set in the Cederberg Mountains, offers a peaceful location far away from the city. Instead of lights and ads, you will be admiring rock formations, valleys, exotic plants, and rare wildlife sightings. One of the most …
Accommodation types: Cave   Luxury   Nature   Remote
andBeyond Lake Manyara Tree Lodge - Whimsical Wildlife Preserve Getaway
'14dec15
Lake Manyara  
Tree Lodge
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In an isolated corner of the Lake Manyara National Park, Tanzania, lays the whimsical and romantic Lake Manyara Tree Lodge Suites. There is no comparison for a getaway location that will offer true immersion into a true, undisturbed, African game preserve. Guests will be treated to spectacular nature views the …
Accommodation types: Luxury   Nature   Remote
Location: Mto wa Mbu  Tanzania  Africa
Fannaråkhytta Lodge - Norway’s Highest Tourist Lodge
'14mar18
Fannaråkhytta  
Lodge
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A joy for the ruddy-cheeked and strong-legged, this unique hotel is actually a cabin 2068m above sea-level and is Norway’s highest tourist lodge with views of the Hurrungane Mountains and ancient glaciers that reflect light from the long-shining summer sun. This remote lodge is only accessible by foot. You will …
Accommodation types: Mountain   Remote
Location: Luster  Norway  West Europe
Spitbank Fort - Former Fort In A Revamped Hedonic Calculus
'14jan13
Spitbank  
Fort
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As you arrive via helicopter, Spitbank Fort initially looks like a military outpost from a classic strategy game like Red Alert or Total Annihilation. Indeed, when it was built in the 1860s its purpose was military: to defend Britain’s Portsmouth Harbour which was then one of the richest ports in …
Accommodation types: Fort   Industrial   Remote
Hotel Glymur - One Of The World’s Best Hot Tubs
'14jan8
Hotel  
Glymur
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Iceland: the original land of ice and fire. Just a short drive from the capital city, Reykjavík, is Hotel Glymur which overlooks the azure waters of the Whale Fjord. The hotel was named after the Glymur waterfall – which is one of the highest in Europe. You can visit it …
Accommodation types: Nature   Remote
Chumbe Island Coral Park - Amazing Private Island In Zanzibar
'13oct29
Chumbe  
Island
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Award-winning eco-design hotel, Chumbe Island Resort about as much impact on its environment as a drop of rainwater. You stay in a traditional thatched cottage built to catch the sea breeze and keep you cool as you swing on your day-bed without the need for fans and air conditioning. They …
Accommodation types: Beach   Eco-Friendly   Island   Remote
Location: Zanzibar  Tanzania  Africa
Kenoa Exlusive Beach Spa and Resort - A Synergy Of Artful Trappings
'13aug30
Kenoa  
Resort
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This hotel is located on a forgotten part of Brazil’s coastline - between a white sand beach and an environmental sanctuary. Architect, Osvaldo Tenorio, said he was inspired by nature’s “primitive forms and calming essences”. The hotel does not have hundreds of rooms – just 23 villas and suites so …
Accommodation types: Beach   Remote   Spa
Winterlake Lodge - Traditional Alaskan Log Cabins
'13may21
Winterlake  
Lodge
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Alaska is one of the few frontiers left in the world. Its thick forests are home to moose, bears, and the occasional flinty-eyed huntsman. Your Alaskan lodge is a traditional log cabin built in the old bushman style. The furniture is all hand-carved and made locally. The five cabins are …
Accommodation types: Nature   Remote
Location: Anchorage  USA  North America
Xinalani Retreat - Beachside Yoga Retreat In Mexico
'13feb8
Xinalani  
Retreat
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It is in the union of body, mind, and breath that you will find true balance As an Englishman looking out on the continuous grey rain of his country, the thought of a yoga retreat in sunny Mexico with spare hours spent on the beach next to the humming jungle …
Accommodation types: Beach   Nature   Remote