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Top 10 hidden hideaways

Escape to a remote mountain hideaway, desert camp and or island retreat.

360 Leti

An hour from the nearest road and with stunning views of the Himalaya, 360 Leti is the ultimate Himalayan hideaway. Explore the remote surroundings with your Sherpa guide, visit local villages to really understand the unique way of life here, then enjoy gourmet food in the glass-fronted dining room with panoramic views.

Barranco Alto, Brazil

Fazenda Barranco Alto in Brazil’s southern Pantanal offers the ideal remote experience for wildlife lovers. A 40 minute light aircraft flight from the nearest town, the Fazenda offers some amazing wildlife experiences from tracking a wild anteater to paddling the Rio Negro and even spotting a jaguar (if you’re very lucky!).

Magical Morocco - Dar Ahlam

Combine pure escapism with absolute luxury at the Moroccan retreat Dar Ahlam and private desert camp. Set in a remote area which was originally a Sultan’s private hunting ground, the hotel features a mix of Suites and Villas all furnished with luxurious Moroccan fabrics and individual antiques. Explore the Atlas Mountains on camel or just relax in the spa under the Moroccan sky.

An alternative Safari - Kutandala

In the heart of the Zambian wilderness lies Kutandala. On the banks of the Mwaleshi River in the heart of the North Luangwa National Park, the camp is the perfect place for those who are looking for a new and exciting safari experience.

A Caribbean dream - Montpelier Plantation

The Caribbean may not be the first place you’d think of to escape off the beaten track, however the unspoiled coves and empty waters of Nevis are probably as close as you’ll get. Montpelier has its own private beach, but if you’re feeling a little more energetic why not take a nature walk with the hotel’s ecologist or visit the sugar plantations to discover the island’s fascinating history.

Surfers’ paradise – Nihiwatu

Nihiwatu is a remote hideaway on Sumba, one of the 17,000 islands in the Indonesian Archipelago. A surfers’ paradise, Nihiwatu offers some of the best breaks in Asia and, many would say, the world. If surfing’s not for you, you can visit some of the local villages which are protected by the hotel’s own trust – The Sumba Foundation.

Jaguar spotting - Pacuare, Costa Rica

Deep within the Costa Rican jungle on the banks of the Pacuare River lies Pacuare Lodge. Voted one of the 10 best adventure destinations in the world, whilst here you can try white water rafting, zip wiring, canyoning or visit the local Cabecar Indian communities. And with only 8 thatched cottages and hundreds of miles from anywhere, there’s no better place to be off the beaten track.

Swim with sharks - Sal Salis, Australia

Surrounded by multi-colored coral and the lusciously warm waters of the Indian Ocean, Sal Salis Ningaloo Reef is a remote, beachside bush camp nestled snugly in the dunes of the Cape Range National Park. Sleep under canvas, dine under the stars and go underwater with the manta rays, whale sharks and sparkling shoals of fish for whom this place is home.

Ultimate desert island – Vamizi Island Lodge

Explore secret coves, untouched beaches and pristine coral reefs surrounding Vamizi Island in Mozambique. With only 10 villas set on the white sandy beach, enjoy secluded walks around the island where the only inhabitants you’re likely to meet are the Samango Monkeys, coconut crabs and the 112 species of tropical birds.

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