These are the top 10 most remote wilderness retreats in America and beyond, perfect for those who have had enough of Thanksgiving and cyber sales.
Adventure through the rainforest, across beaches, over deserts or up mountains. These spectacular and remote destinations will immerse you in nature, wildlife while you stay in absolute luxury. I hope this list inspires you to get on that plane and start travelling!
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My Top 10: Which Is Best?
My top choice will surprise you and is one that you may not have heard of, but Linden Retreat is our pick of the top five best nature resorts in Europe and offers an exclusive retreat packed with wonderful back to nature activities. Forget your day to day stresses and worries and immerse yourself in another world, a simpler and altogether more beautiful one.
Amangiri comes in at number two. it’s an Aman in the wilderness and is ultra luxury. Gorgeous. Book with our luxury travel concierge for some brilliant free benefits here.
Post Ranch Inn, California is a WOW factor resort which is easy to get to (from Los Angeles or San Fransisco) but a world away. Post Ranch Inn sits within Big Sur’s profound and humbling landscape. Perched on the clifftop of Big Sur, a rugged stretch of California’s coastline between Carmel and San Simeon, Post Ranch Inn is perfectly positioned to enjoy jaw-dropping sunsets.
At number four, you may never have heard of Trout Point Lodge, but this wilderness retreat in Nova Scotia deserves the accolade. It is located in the heart of the UNESCO SW Nova Scotia Biosphere Reserve and is surrounded by a pine and spruce forest, secluded in nature and on the banks of the Tusket River right next to the Tobeatic Wilderness area. Here you might enjoy sightings of black bear, turtles, flying squirrels, grouse, deer, beaver, owls, loons, eagles and even moose.
The Lodge and grounds occupy 100 acres and at night light pollution is minimal making stargazing sensational. The lodge has a star gazing platform where they organise special tours with an astronomer on staff and powerful telescopes. If you are there on a clear night the sky will be unforgettable.
Sorrel River Ranch sits at number five and is hidden in red rock wilderness and nestled against the banks of the Colorado River. This upscale 240 acre retreat lies just 17 miles from Moab, Utah and slap bang in the middle of the adventure capital of the West. With its excellent one-of-a-kind cabins, spectacular views, therapeutic spa, gourmet dining and riverside pool, this resort really is the point at which luxury meets adventure. Join the likes of Bill Gates and Warren Buffet who chose Sorrel River Ranch as a base to explore this beautiful red rock country.
At number six is Kangaroo Island in South Australia which falls in the “and beyond” category of this top ten listing. Kangaroo Island is a pristine wilderness which lies off the mainland of South Australia, southwest of Adelaide. Over a third of the island is protected in nature reserves. Get up close and personal with kangaroos, seals and penguins, as well as bountiful birdlife. Southern Ocean Lodge has just 21 cliff top suites sit on scrub-covered dunes looking out over the sea. If you’ve never seen a kangaroo, wallaby, echidna, possum, koala, goanna or a fur seal before, this is your chance.
Number seven is moments from Uluru in the Northern Territory of Australia. Ride a camel and sip champagne while watching The Rock’s sunset glow, Longitude 131° offers luxury tented pavilions floating over rust-red dunes. Experience unparalleled views of fabled icon Uluru (Ayers Rock).
Number eight is a rugged wilderness next to an incredible reef in North West Australia. At nine we have the truly remote Manhaussen Island Resort in Norway, and at ten, is Four Seasons version of a wilderness retreat with elephants in the jungle!
There’s nothing like getting back to nature to aid your complete and utter relaxation. Forget your day to day stresses and worries and immerse yourself in another world, a simpler and altogether more beautiful one. This is certainly the case… Read More.
The desert in Utah offers some of the most remote wilderness in America. Experience the earth’s beauty at its most basic form in this red-rock, rugged desert-scape. Read More.
Trout Point Lodge is a wilderness retreat in Nova Scotia at the heart of the UNESCO SW Nova Scotia Biosphere Reserve and a picturesque 45 minute drive from Yarmouth Harbour, where you find the international ferry from Maine, USA &… Read More.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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