The World’s 10 Most Luxurious Isolated Escapes

Miles away from civilization, accessible only by boat or plane, you’ll find off-the-map destinations, offering a new type of luxury – exclusivity.

These distant reaches of the world are drawing in travellers craving the ultimate escape. The often ‘untouched’ retreats entice explorers with their remarkable style, exquisite service, and impeccable views.

Booking.com, the global leader in connecting travellers with the most incredible places to stay has found some of the world’s best kept secrets. Think private islands, Moroccan deserts, treetop resorts, and legendary lodges.

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Picturesque Patagonia
Deep in Torres del Paine National Park, far from civilization, Explora Patagonia is set on a breath-taking lake surrounded by majestic mountains and overlooking a dreamlike waterfall. This picturesque spot is sure to inspire and refresh.

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The life-giving lodge
Experience the fullness of nature far from civilization at the Cathedral Mountain Lodge.  Hike up a surrounding mountain, splash in the flowing river, watch for wild animals, and enjoy the powerful waterfalls. In this haven, you can be adventurous or simply sit back and bask in nature’s glory.

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Island Oasis
Escape the crowded beach holiday and take a private jet or boat to the stunning Ratua Private Island in Vanuatu. Kick back on the white sand beaches, enjoy snorkelling or be pampered at the day spa, without the chaos.

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Serenity
Tucked away from the city and busyness of life, The Banyan Tree Lijiang is the perfect retreat to slow down and rejuvenate.  With Jade Dragon Snow Mountain as the backdrop, this Asian paradise is sure to make your tranquil dreams come true.

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Moroccan fantasy
No, this is not a mirage, it’s the Azawad Luxury Desert Camp. Saddle up your camel and journey into the depths of the Moroccan desert where you will find your diamond in the rough retreat.

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Treetop paradise
Far into the forest, high above the Pacaya-Samiria National Reserve ground, and up into the treetops, sits Peru’s gorgeous bungalow stays. The tropical Treehouse Lodge is the ideal escape as its miles away from society and basking in divine splendour.

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Quiet, Calm, Idyllic
Yes. We know this does not look like the hustle and bustle of India. That’s because we have taken you to a phenomenal getaway hidden within the Shimla hills. The Wildflower Hall Shimla is a luxurious resort surrounded by magnificent mountain views.

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Soaking up the Seychelles
Wake up and step into your personal balcony’s Jacuzzi at the luxurious Raffles Praslin Seychelles. Surrounded by the ocean, fantastic beaches and hidden treasures tucked away from the world, you are on the island of Praslin—and can now finally rest.

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Wildlife like you’ve never seen before
Imagine you are on an African safari way out in the bush. You’ve been traveling for hours with lion, elephant, and giraffe sightings—until the driver stops. You get out of the jeep and walk into an overwhelmingly gorgeous tent held up with dark wooden beams that take you back to the early 20th century. Equipped with luxurious furniture and an outdoor pool—we’d like to welcome you to Hamiltons Tented Camp.

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Enchanting Estonia
Located on the southern tip of Muhu Island, Estonia, Pädaste Manor is an enchanting escape fit for those needing to be pampered. Dating back 16 centuries, this classy gem will transform your mind from stressed to full of rest.