Luxtripper Travel Editor
Discover beautiful secluded escapes from all over the world, from the tropical islands of Panama to unique eco-lodges in the Bornean rainforest!
It should come as no surprise that Bora Bora is top of the list for seclusion and natural beauty. Situated in the middle of the South Pacific Ocean, French Polynesia is as isolated as it gets, its remote location meaning that the region has flourished as a hot-spot for tropical marine life and unique flora. Often likened to a Garden of Eden, Bora Bora is a true paradise, its sparkling lagoons and lush natural landscape like something from another world.
To truly experience the wonders of Bora Bora, Conrad Bora Bora Nui is the ideal place to stay. Set beautifully on the private Motu To'opua, this luxurious resort is surrounded by nature; whether you choose to stay in an Overwater, Beach or Garden Villa, you'll be mere steps from a dazzling turquoise lagoon, a breathtaking white-sand beach or a verdant coconut grove. With its own private islet, hilltop spa and watersports facilities, the resort is your own secluded sanctuary where you can be fully immersed in the stunning natural beauty of Bora Bora.
Without the glitz of its northerly neighbour Dubai, Oman is a nation plucked straight from your imaginings of the Tales of the Arabian Nights, its landscape comprised of rugged canyons, tropical oases, magical bazaars, ancient forts and spectacular beaches. With 82 percent of its land mass considered a desert, Oman's natural beauty lies in its dramatic scenery and the rich shades of ochre that dominate its sublime surroundings.
In the heart of Oman's desert mountains lies the Anantara Al Jabal Al Akhdar, a 5-star luxury resort boasting unparalleled views across a sweeping terrain of canyons and valleys. Two hours from Muscat, the resort is tucked away on Oman's fabled Green Mountain, its elevated position offering guests the chance to experience outdoor rock climbing, mountain biking and village hikes. For those looking for relaxation, the canyon-facing infinity pool and spa provides a secluded space to unwind and focus on rejuvenation.
Who wouldn't want to go to the Maldives? Made up of 1,200 small coral islands cast adrift in the Indian Ocean, the Maldives is a collection of Robinson Crusoe-style Edens perfect for getting away from it all. With world-class diving sites, dreamy white-sand beaches and coveted overwater villas, the Maldives is the place to experience some much-needed seclusion in nature.
The 5-star Finolhu resort, situated in the Baa Atoll within a Biosphere Reserve, is your answer to paradise; its extensive list of watersports, unrivalled spa menu and sumptuous restaurants are perfect for travellers looking to embrace the laid-back island lifestyle. What sets Finolhu apart is its Beach Bubble Tent experience; sleeping under the stars, you and your partner can discover ultimate seclusion as you spend the night alone on the resort's private sandbank. With no interruptions, you'll feast on a private beach barbecue before listening to the soothing sounds of the ocean waves.
South Africa is a rugged wilderness of sprawling savannah, sublime mountains and windswept beaches. Home to some of Africa's most iconic wildlife, South Africa offers some of the continent's best safari holidays, its secluded lodges perfect for families and couples looking to immerse themselves in nature.
Tsala Treetop Lodge embodies secluded luxury; situated between the coastal towns of Knysna and Plettenberg, the Lodge is ideally located if you want to embark on the country's famed Garden Route. As the name suggests, the lodge is set high amongst the treetops, its select suites and villas providing guests with breathtaking views across the forest, as well as refined and elegant luxury. With the option to go whale and dolphin watching, sailing and hiking, the lodge is perfect for those looking for a combination of on-land and water experiences.
With over 7,600 tropical islands, The Philippines is a natural haven for those looking for unrivalled seclusion in paradise. With arguably the bluest and clearest water in South East Asia, the Philippines is steadily growing as a tourist destination but is still not as frequented as Thailand, making this the perfect choice for travellers seeking untouched landscapes. From places such as the Ifugao Rice Terraces and the Chocolate Hills of Bohol to Cebu's Kawasan Falls and the breathtaking El Nido, the Philippines is a natural playground for all adventurers alike.
At El Nido Resorts Apulit Island, guests will have the chance to experience their own castaway adventure. Situated on the picturesque Apulit Island in Palawan's El Nido, the resort offers a combination of eco-luxury and adventure. With overwater villas suspended a crystal-clear turquoise lagoon, guests can enjoy snorkelling, mangrove exploration and rappelling, as well as much-needed spa treatments and therapies.
Stretching from Peru all the way down to the tip of South America, Chile is vast, its climate varying from the subpolar to the subtropical. With mountain ranges, deserts, beaches and ice flats, Chile is a sublime natural wilderness that is ideal for travellers who are looking to head off the beaten track and experience somewhere different. With landscapes akin to that of Mars, the Atacama Desert holds a beauty that is unlike anywhere else on Earth.
Within this wilderness lies Tierra Atacama Hotel and Spa, a boutique, secluded lodge located in the northern Atacama Desert. Known for having some of the world's clearest skies, guests can experience breathtaking views of the milky way during their stay, as well as having the opportunity to visit Altiplano Lagoons, Tatio Geysers and the Salar de Atecama. As well as this, you can unwind in spacious and luxurious rooms overlooking the vast surroundings and relax in the spa's infinity pool before indulging in soothing spa treatments.
Fiji is simply beautiful. Situated in the dazzling blue South Pacific, this island nation is famed for its paradisaical islands, welcoming culture and marine-rich coral reefs. With the Mamanuca Island group akin to Bora Bora, travellers can experience their fair share of luxury whilst enjoying their very own Castaway experience; in fact, the Tom Hanks' film Castaway was even filmed in Fiji!
For somewhere that extra bit special to stay, the adults-only Likuliku Lagoon Resort is the place to go, especially if you're looking for somewhere secluded for your honeymoon. With Overwater, Beachfront and Garden Beachfront Bures, guests will be surrounded by the natural beauty of Malolo Island wherever they choose to stay. As well as a spa, private dining experiences and tranquil watersports, the resort's uninhabited Mociu Private Island is ideal for couples searching for some much-needed privacy. Only a 15-minute boat ride from the resort, guests can snorkel, picnic and hike on this isolated island.
Whilst Panama is known for its sprawling capital city and the iconic Panama Canal, this small Central American nation offers a wealth of stunning natural beauty, from jungles and volcanoes to tropical islands and mesmerising dive sites. With both a Pacific and Caribbean coastline, Panama is an extremely bio-diverse country with a wide variation of unique flora and fauna.
Perhaps Panama's best-kept secret is Isla Secas, an exclusive tropical private island located in a secluded archipelago on Panama's Pacific coastline. Offering barefoot luxury, guests can enjoy a romantic getaway in one of the resort's secluded casitas, each with their own expansive deck featuring a private plunge pool and lush tropical gardens. Whether you seek some alone time on one of the resort's private beaches or would like to experience scuba diving or a nature hike, Isla Secas is the perfect place to feel fully immersed in nature whilst enjoying unparalleled privacy.
Sri Lanka, known as the 'Teardrop of India', may seem like a small island on the surface, but this tropical nation in the Indian Ocean offers a wealth of unique landscapes that will make your holiday truly memorable. With a terrain ranging from palm-fringed beaches to lush tea plantations, Sri Lanka is the ideal getaway for travellers seeking a blend of nature and culture.
Although a small island, Sri Lanka is rich in wildlife, its exotic elephants and leopards meaning travellers can experience a mesmerising safari on their holiday. Chena Huts by Uga Escapes is the perfect place to stay if you're looking for secluded luxury. With beautiful cabins blended effortlessly into the natural environment, guests can unwind and appreciate the spectacular surroundings, whether its from the beautiful beach just steps away from the resort or their own private pool. As well as this, you can enjoy a range of jeep-led safaris so that you can encounter a wide variety of unique animals in the wild!
Vietnam is often considered to be two countries in one, its diverse landscape and climate changing from cool and rugged in the north to humid and tropical in the South. Home to the otherworldly Halong Bay, the Hoàng Liên Son Mountains and the steaming Mekong delta, Vietnam should be on everyone's bucket list.
Vietnam's secluded tropical islands are ideal for romantic getaways in nature. Fusion Resort Phu Quoc offers guests the chance to disconnect from modern life and feel blissful in the beautiful natural surroundings. A spa-inclusive resort located on the isolated Phu Quoc island, wellness is at its core, its extensive spa menu meaning that guests can let their body and mind feel truly rejuvenated. With luxurious villas, an infinity and adults-only swimming pool, and water sport facilities, this is the chance to wind down and feel refreshed whilst on your holiday.
Whilst famous for the vast Angkor Wat temple complex, Cambodia is lesser known for its steaming jungles, golden-sand beaches and verdant rice terraces. With a landscape as beautiful as its South East Asian neighbours, Cambodia exudes a tropical elegance that can be experienced in all its remote lodges and awe-inspiring national parks.
Song Saa Private Island exemplifies the beauty of Cambodia's coastline. Situated in the Koh Rong Archipelago, this 5-star private island resort features luxurious Overwater Villas and dreamy Jungle Villas. A truly intimate getaway, guests can embrace unique spa philosophies that integrate Buddhist practices, as well as invigorating activities such as kayaking, snorkelling, scuba diving and an island safari.
Bali is a breath of fresh air for the soul, its welcoming culture warming for all visitors who travel to Indonesia's most well-known island. From the sweeping coastlines of Seminyak to the lush jungle uplands of Ubud, life in Bali moves in synchronicity with nature, the breathtaking natural surroundings calling to those looking for a secluded retreat away from the fast pace of the modern world.
Fivelements Bali showcases the harmonisation of humanity with nature, its strong eco-consciousness ensuring that sustainability is at the heart of everything it does, from its building design to energy efficiency. An award-winning secluded wellness retreat, guests can discover authentic Balinese Healing, Sacred Arts and Plant-based Cuisine throughout their stay, all whilst being immersed in the stunning beauty of the Ayung River and the surrounding steaming jungle.
Borneo has been brought to life on our television screens across the years, from Sir David Attenborough's nature documentaries to Dame Judi Dench's recent hit series. The third largest island in the world, Borneo is a living natural history museum, its ancient rainforest and ecosystems speaking to the region's rich biological past.
In the heart of Malaysian Borneo lies the Borneo Rainforest Lodge, a secluded lodge magnificently set along the Danum River. A paradise for wildlife-lovers and adventure-seekers, Borneo Rainforest Lodge offers a variety of activities so that guests can really immerse themselves in the wonders of Danum Valley: think safari drives, jungle treks and river tubing. As well as this, the lodge's spa treatments are perfect for unwinding after a day spent exploring and cooling down from the steamy, equatorial heat.
Haven't heard of the Andaman Islands? Situated in the warm waters of the Bay of Bengal, the Andaman and Nicobar Islands are a remote Indian archipelago that are seemingly plucked straight from your imagination; think tropical white-sand beaches, kaleidoscopic coral reefs and wildlife-rich mangroves. With a direct flight from New Delhi, a trip to the Andaman Islands is the perfect way to end a journey through India's Golden Triangle!
The Taj Exotica Resort and Spa, Andamans is the epitome of tropical luxury. Spread across 46 acres of land on the beautiful Radhanagar Beach on Havelock Island, this 5-star resort features stylish, modern villas interspersed between a canopy of Coconut and Palmyra trees. Whether you want to embark on thrilling jungle treks and scuba diving discoveries or unwind with soothing wellness treatments and lounge on the beach, the Taj Exotic perfectly fuses relaxation with adventure.
With just over 50% of its land mass covered in tropical rainforests, Costa Rica is the ideal place to reconnect with and be immersed in nature. Abundant in unique creatures such as the scarlet macaw, the three-toed sloth and the ocelot, Costa Rica will delight all wildlife lovers as well as those seeking a secluded escape from the day-to-day stresses of everyday life. With two tropical coastlines, majestic volcanoes and steaming rainforests, Costa Rica is the place to go for both adventure and relaxation.
Tabacon Thermal Resort and Spa is your ultimate tropical getaway; the only resort in Costa Rica's Arenal region with natural hot springs, guests can soak in water up to 30°C whilst listening to the soothing sounds of the rainforest. Built around naturally flowing thermal mineral springs that meander through the rainforest reserve, you can experience the revitalising benefits of natural hydrotherapy whilst also enjoying an array of energising spa treatments and therapies.
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