Some of the most spectacular places in the world could also be your next vacation destination. These locations pristine and unspoilt, untamed…

The resorts we have selected offer the best of the best. An escape to a world that is truly “far from the madding crowd”. Of course, we are Luxury Travel Diary, so each retreat is far from civilisation but is also ultra-luxury.

I have been to the luxury wilderness lodge of the Sal Salis in Australia. Set in the dunes which border the beach and the Ningaloo reef, this is a resort that I hope to return to and share with my son. Red kangaroos graze amongst the dunes around the resort, humpback whales breach just beyond the reef, and you can swim with reef sharks and turtles just steps from the shoreline. There is nowhere like it.

Amangiri is also a favourite of mine in Utah in the United States. I am an Amanjunkie and am compelled to try all the Aman Hotels eventually. The level of luxury is something else and desert escapes don’t get better than this.

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10 Spectacular Wilderness Resorts

Best Wilderness Lodges In The World: Sal Salis, Western Australia

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Near the top of Western Australia sits the Ningaloo Reef. This reef is incredible, largely because you step directly off the beach and straight onto the reef. We think the Ningaloo Reef is one of the best beaches in the… Read More.

Best Wilderness Retreats In The World: Amangiri, The Desert, Utah

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Experience the earth’s beauty at its most basic form in this red-rock, rugged desert-scape. Beyond the few pine-clad mountains, there’s little vegetation in this vast arid region. The unique rock formations have been sculpted by time, water and wind. Visit… Read More.

Review: Four Seasons Tented Camp Golden Triangle, Thailand

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Bring out the adventurer in you by heading to the Golden Triangle in Thailand. The Golden Triangle is a name that was introduced by the CIA in the 1920s, when this area was one of the world’s most prolific opium… Read More.

Review: Manhaussen Island Resort, Nordland, Norway

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If you are looking for a completely unique wilderness retreat, hotels do not come more remote, and at some times of the year, desolate, than Manhaussen Island Resort. Read More.

Best Wilderness Retreats In The World: Hapuku Lodge, New Zealand

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Hapuku Lodge is a treetop resort situated in Kaikoura, South Island, New Zealand. This is the perfect place to whale watch or to watch dolphins, fur seals and the other marine creatures that visit its waters. Read More.

Best Wilderness Retreats In The World: Bay Of Many Coves, South Island

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The Marlborough Sounds is a water world of valleys drowned by ocean. Long fingers of ridges stretch out into the Cook Strait as the land mottles and breaks up into bays, inlets, coves and jagged islands. Fishing craft, water taxis… Read More.

Best Wilderness Lodges In The World: El Questro Homestead, Australia

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El Questro Homestead in the Kimberley, Northwest Australia, is a frontier, a place where cattle ranches are the size of European countries. It has ochre-red expanses of desert and forested, flooded gorges that are swimming with freshwater crocodiles. Then there… Read More.

Best Wilderness Lodges In The World: Lizard Island, Great Barrier Reef

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The most northerly reef island of the Great Barrier Reef, and a national park, Lizard Island combines a reef experience with an intimate getaway and there’s only one hotel on this island. Read More.

Best Wilderness Lodges In The World: Southern Ocean Lodge

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I can’t imagine anywhere more remote than Southern Ocean Lodge, Kangaroo Island, Australia. Covered in old-growth vegetation, webbed with farmland but little else in the way of human development, and enclosed by wave-pounded limestone cliffs and headlands. At its far… Read More.

Best Wilderness Lodges In The World: Longitude 131, Ayers Rock

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Ride a camel and sip champagne while watching The Rock’s sunset glow, Uluru is all about adventure and outback escapism. Longitude 131° offers luxury tented pavilions floating over rust-red dunes. It’s an unrivalled location, and it really comes into its… Read More.

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