Hotels in the middle of nowhere
Luxury holidays never looked so peaceful.
We all know that cities like Paris, London, Rome and Sydney are popular for a reason. These icons draw the eyes of travellers around the world with their excitement. Sometimes, though, a little peace and quiet doesn’t go amiss. The next time you’re looking to escape but feel like trying something a little different, why not step far outside and stay at one of these 5 hotels with the most striking and unusual destinations.
Feels like: Hypnotic and dramatic
Framed by dunes, plateaus and mountain ridges, a remote getaway has never looked so incredible. Sweeping views are your constant companion, along with desert-view spa centres, local dining produce and reasons to celebrate all year round.
Banyan Tree Lijiang, China
Feels like: Ancient times
This UNESCO World Heritage Site is known as the Venice of the Orient. However, rather than offering sea-level views, Lijiang offers incredible views of the sacred Jade Dragon Snow Mountain. Step back in time to when ancient architecture among emerald landscapes filled your sights and senses.
Raffles Praslin, Seychelles
Feels like: The Blue Lagoon
After your main flight into Mahé, followed by another 15-minute private plane or helicopter ride and a 30-minute drive, you’ll arrive at this tropical oasis. Once in this haven you won’t want to leave, with 86 spacious villas, each with a private plunge pool, outdoor pavilion and breathtaking views.
Feels like: Lawrence of Arabia
Situated in a region known as the Empty Quarter, this dune-surrounded resort really takes isolation to a new level. Elegant designs and a luxurious experience await guests among the mystic desert. Guests can keep entertained as well as relaxed, with camel trekking, desert sailing, dune bashing, falconry and archery, to name a few!
Singita Boulders Lodge, South Africa
Feels like: The Lion King
Wildest Africa with a luxurious twist is just the beginning at this world-renowned lodge. Spend your days on included safaris inside the exclusive Singita Private Game Reserve or astronomy and archery lessons. After making friends with wild hyenas, lions and elephants, indulge in the luxury of the resort itself.