Have you ever wanted to head off the beaten track and go somewhere different, to forget about the nine-to-five and get away from the hustle and bustle of the city? Solitude is waiting for you at these hotels in the middle of nowhere.
ESTANCIA CERRO GUIDO - PATAGONIA, CHILE
In the vast landscape of Patagonia covering some 400,000 square miles, next door to rugged terrain, soaring mountains and plentiful wildlife, you will find Estancia Cerro Guido where you can stay in homes with more than one hundred years of history.
Info for solitude seekers: There are only five rooms and you’ll want to choose one with a fireplace. A cellular connection and free Wi-Fi is available throughout the hotel.
FOGO ISLAND INN - NEWFOUNDLAND, CANADA
Situated off the northern coast of Newfoundland, the stilts, angles and vertical lines of Fogo Island Inn contrast beautifully with the rough slabs of ancient granite. In the spring and summer, take a seat in the dining room and watch massive floes head down Iceberg Alley.
Info for solitude seekers: Each piece of equipment in the 29-room hotel, including quilts, woven rugs and traditional outport furniture, is handmade by local craftsmen and artists.
WOLWEDANS PRIVATE CAMP – NAMIB RAND NATURE RESERVE, NAMIBIA
Nestled into the dunes and set against a backdrop of the breathtaking Namib Rand Nature Reserve is a collection of four camps offering luxury lodgings. This isn’t just a hotel though; it’s an example of minimising environmental impact and utilising sustainable technologies.
Info for solitude seekers: There are no windows or doors so you’re completely at one with nature, and you can even sleep under the stars.
SAFFIRE FREYCINET - TASMANIA, AUSTRALIA
Saffire Freycinet is situated on the island of Tasmania, 240 kilometres south of Australia. Enjoy views of Great Oyster Bay, eat delicious local seafood and take a short walk to see the majesty of Wineglass Bay. There are 20 suites and the main house just happens to be shaped like a stingray.
Info for solitude seekers: Before you even arrive and have an experience of a lifetime, you can relax during the two and a half hour scenic route from Hobart.
HOTEL ARCTIC - ILULISSAT, GREENLAND
Hotel Arctic in Ilulissat can be found on the largest island in the world. There are 87 rooms offering front row seats to the Ilulissat Icefjord; the sight and sound of icebergs cracking is an awe-inspiring natural phenomenon you shouldn’t miss.
Info for solitude seekers: To get there, take a flight from Copenhagen to Kangerlussuaq and then a 45 minute flight to Ilulissat, and if you’re there between May and October, spend the night in an aluminium igloo overlooking the Icefjord.
AMANGIRI - CANYON POINT, UTAH
The unusual looking Amangiri hotel is hidden away in the rocky desert landscape of the American West. In the wind-carved canyons in the heart of Navajo territory, you will find luxury lodgings and adrenaline-fuelled adventure.
Info for solitude seekers: The complex has 34 rooms built into the land and required the approval of the Navajo and Hopi Indians before the project could go ahead.
POSADA DE MIKE RAPU - EASTER ISLAND, CHILE
As one of the world’s most isolated inhabited islands, Easter Island is the perfect place for you to find solitude. The superb architecture is perfectly integrated with the inspiring surroundings, and there are excursions including mountain biking and hiking.
Info for solitude seekers: It’s a five-hour flight from mainland Chili or Tahiti to Easter Island, and the complex has 30 rooms to choose from.