If you’re looking for an escape from it all but don’t want to give up on the luxury side of things, you’re in luck because there are some mesmerising luxury hotels to be found in some of the most unlikely and remotest of spots. We’ve compiled a list of eight of our favourite remote and luxurious hotels here at Coolector HQ and they’ll will ensure your 2017 is an extraordinary one if you find yourself at any of these magnificent resorts over the next 12 months:
NAYARA Resort & Spa, Costa Rica
Billed as being an authentic rainforest experience, the NAYARA Resort & Spa is nestled in a lush paradise in the heart of the Arenal Volcano National Park, Nayara and boasts one of the most breathtaking settings you’re ever likely to encounter with a hotel this luxurious and well maintained. Superb service, impeccable accommodation and fine dining all combine to make this stay in the heart of the Costa Rican rainforest one that you won’t soon forget.
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Le Taha’a Resort & Spa, French Polynesia
This utterly astounding and remote retreat is situated a ten-minute helicopter ride away from Bora Bora and on its very own island which is dotted with an array of luxury suites and villas to enjoy the entirely immaculate and unspoilt surroundings. The Le Taha’a Resort & Spa is one of those places that you dream of relaxing and unwinding and, somewhat awesomely, all of the overwater bungalows at this stunning resort boasts a wraparound bamboo deck which means that you can jump in a kayak to get to your room. Remote and luxurious. A real winning combination.
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Jade Mountain Resort, St Lucia
Rising majestically, high above the entirely breathtaking, not to mention vast, 600 acre beach front resort of Anse Chastanet, the Jade Mountain Resort on St. Lucia’s south-western Caribbean coastline had to make it onto our list here at Coolector HQ and it is a cornucopia of glorious organic architecture which has been purpose designed by architect owner, Nick Troubetzkoy, to celebrate the islands of St. Lucia’s and their phenomenal scenic beauty. A real taste of luxury in a wonderfully remote location.
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Amangiri Resort, Utah, USA
Hotels seldom get more luxurious or remote than the gloriously conceived and design Amangiri Resort in Utah, USA. It is a beautiful escape from the hustle and bustle of day to day living situated close to Lake Powell in the Utah deserts and is so remote that it is often said to resemble a mirage when it does eventually appear on the horizon after a long drive through breathtaking sandstone formations. This spectacular hotel is is a remote hideaway nestled in the naturally stunning canyons of the American Southwest. Situated in a protected valley with jaw-dropping views, the Amangiri Resort delivers both adrenaline-fuelled action and a restful retreat depending on what sort of holiday you are looking for.
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Dunton Hot Springs, Colorado, USA
Situated in a 1800’s ghost town with its own natural hot springs in the Colorado wilderness, Dunton Hot Springs is the perfect remote retreat for those looking for an authentic prospecting experience but within unexpectedly luxurious surroundings. The Dunton Hot Springs Resort is just across the mountain from Telluride and finds itself nestled within a glorious alpine valley which, in the winter, will be filled with snow. Accommodation consists of hand- hewn log cabins which have been impressively furnished and you’ll find an authentic and life-worn saloon which offers an excellent array of food and drinks. The woodland trails around this amazing resort are not for the lazy but they will afford incredible views of the valley if you are brave enough to tackle them.
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Selinda Canoe Trail, Botswana
For those of you looking for a remote experience where you’re able to be at one with nature and you’re prepared to dial back the luxury a little, the Selinda Canoe Trail in Botswana could be just the thing for you. The Selinda Trail aims to replicate safari experiences of yesteryear and you will chart a course along the Selinda Spillway and find yourself heading into the remote woodlands of the vast 320,000 Selinda Reserve over an unforgettable five day experience. The area is known to be home to Botswana’s largest herds of buffalo and elephant, roan antelope and African wild dog. In addition to these you may also see the likes of cheetahs, lions and leopards. A real must for any nature lover in 2017.
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Pikaia Lodge, Galapagos Islands
For those nature lovers that aren’t willing to dial back the luxury, we’ve also got the perfect solution for this as well in the form of the breathtakingly remote and wonderfully luxurious Pikaia Lodge situated on the iconic, Galapagos Islands. Ideally suited to the physically active and those travellers who boast a spirit for adventure, you’ll discover the unique natural wonders of the Galapagos during your stay at the Pikaia Lodge. Offering incredible comfort and services in mind-blowing surroundings that can be provided despite the limitations of such a remote, restricted and eco-sensitive location, the Pikaia Lodge truly is one in a million.
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Kasbah Tamadot, Morocco
Kasbah Tamadot, situated in remote Moroccan mountains, is one of Virgin owner, Richard Branson’s exclusive resorts and offers both out of this world luxury and the sort of remoteness ideal for those looking to relax and unwind away from it all. The amazing resort situated in the Atlas mountains has 28 rooms and suites and each one has been individually designed and decorated to reflect the spectacular architecture of the building itself and, in each room, you’ll find antiques from all over the world. A striking and luxurious hotel that affords the remoteness of the Atlas Mountains and a mesmerising stay whether it be long or short.
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