So you’ve been working like a dog and you’re ready to put those vacation days to use. Or maybe you’re a traveler who’s looking for the next great destination. Whatever your situation may be, here are 5 hotels that are so remote, they will make you forget what the word “worry” even means.
Qualia – Hamilton Island, Australia.
Qualia is a beautiful resort located on Hamilton Island, about 16km away from Queensland. The resort overlooks the majestic Coral Sea, which houses the world-renowned Great Barrier Reef and is just a ferry (or helicopter) ride away from the Hamilton Island Golf Club. As far as lodging goes, the island hotel boasts 60 pavilions, some of which include infinity pools.
Wickaninnish Inn, British Colombia.
You don’t often hear of hotels that give you the best of the forest and the beach. Located on Vancouver Island in the Pacific Northwest, Wickaninnish Inn provides a unique island getaway that is delightfully different than your typical beach destination. While the resort does lie on Chesterman Beach in the district of Tofino, the heavily wooded surroundings feel more like a rainforest than anything else. This provides an interesting combination of landscapes and spawns a type of beauty found nowhere else in the world. Some of the activities around the hotel include bear watching, hot spring bathing, fishing and hiking.
Conrad Maldives Rangali Island, Maldives.
This destination is about as remote as it gets. Located on the small Rangali Island in the Maldives, the resort is reachable only by boat or seaplane. With no other hotels in sight, the resort provides a truly exclusive experience. In addition to 12 bars and restaurants and 2 spas, the getaway boasts an underwater restaurant that is completely made of glass. This provides patrons with an immersive marine life experience while staying completely dry and full. You can also watch manta rays pass under the island’s bridges by night, or snorkel with whale sharks during by day.
Little Palm Island, USA.
Little Palm Island Resort is a hidden escape on Little Torch Key, a small stretch of land in the Florida Keys. Like distant island hotels, Little Palm offers a variety of tropical bungalows that draw guests who are seeking a romantic getaway, making it a popular wedding destination in the United States. One unique quality about the destination is that it hosts a musical series called Sandbar Sessions, which books artists to play for their guests right on the beach. There are also plenty of activities to do in the water, like snorkeling, scuba diving, and fishing.
Shangri-La’s Boracay Resort and Spa, Philippines.
This gorgeous resort is tucked away on a tiny island in the Philippines called Boracay. A 30-minute speedboat ride from the mainland is necessary to even reach the distant destination, but it is well worth it. The 4 square mile island is incomprehensibly private, and the Shangri-La resort offers lots of lodging options, from rooms, to suites, to villas. The sparkling white Puka Shell Beach offers spectacular views and scuba diving for guests to enjoy. The island hotel offers daily activities that include nature adventures, kayaking, Zumba classes, Tai Chi and other cardio activities. There are also a variety of water sports that are available for guests.