Off-the-beaten-track; they may not be the easiest to reach but once you're there, you'll find treasure.
From an untouched Italian island to a lodge deep in the Indian Himalayas, here’s a roundup of 14 places you’ll want to escape to.
This Italian island is starting to get a name for itself and Sikelia Luxury Retreat is the place to stay.
Getting there: there are direct flights from Rome so after a few nights in the city, head here for a piece of paradise. Or combine with a trip to Sicily - a boat ride between the 2 islands.
PLATARAN MENJANGAN RESORT, BALI
A luxury eco-lodge in West Bali’s lesser-known National Park (all 19,000 hectares of it!).
Getting there: 4 hours drive from Bali's Denpasar airport or take a local flight to Blimbingsari Airport.
THE EMAKOKO, NAIROBI
'Safari in the city'. Perfectly situated in the untamed wilderness on the edge of the Nairobi National Park, yet only a short distance from the city centre and both airports. The perfect stopover alternative to an airport hotel.
Getting there: Close to both JKIA and Wilson Airport, generally added into a larger itinerary.
MAGIC CAMPS, OMAN
It’s magic! Secluded, luxury tents tucked away in the vast Arabian desert. Top notch service, fabulous food and open access to Oman’s golden sands.
Getting there: Muscat Airport is the closest international airport, a three-hour drive from the camps.
WA ALE ISLAND, MYANMAR
This intimate island retreat sits in a beautiful protected cove with luxury tented villas overlooking a pristine beach and majestic rock formations.
Getting there: Get there from Phuket, Bangkok or Yangon. The 2-3 hour luxury speed boat ride to the island is the best start to this experience.
STAMBA HOTEL, TBILISI
Pronouncing it might be tough but this Georgian city is on the rise thanks to the opening of Design Hotel, Stamba.
Getting there: Georgian Airways fly direct from Gatwick or from Manchester, you can connect through Munich or Istanbul.
DAR AHLAM, MOROCCO
A 19th-century Kasbah translated as 'House of Dreams'. Their Route de Sud is the one to do: a five-stage expedition along vast, remote stretches of the country.
Getting there: fly into Marrakech airport and it's a 3.5-hour drive to the dusty desert town of Ouarzazate.
CHHATRA SAGAR TENTS, INDIA
These luxury tents are situated by a Rajasthani reservoir. They offer incredible views, fabulous Indian feasts and an escape into untouched India, without sacrificing the home comforts.
Getting there: Perfectly placed as part of a larger Rajasthani or India itinerary.
DEPLAR FARM, ICELAND
The Farm’s remote area is a gateway for adventures ranging from skiing to sea kayaking and the perfect location for viewing the Aurora Borealis.
Getting there: Akureyri Airport is around three hours by car or Rekjavik International Airport is just over five hours up Iceland’s west coast.
SHAKTI 360° LETI, INDIA
Deep in the Himalayas, four glass-fronted cabins overlook snow-capped mountains. Meditate, trek or get cosy indoors.
Getting there: Shakti 360° Leti is in the Indian Himalayas and can be added to an India itinerary.
ISLA PALENQUE, PANAMA
A private island resort set amidst 400-acres of jungle in the Gulf of Chiriquí. "Live out your inner Robinson Crusoe"
Getting there: on arrival into Panama City Airport, take a 60min flight to Enrique Malek Airport. From there it's a 1-hour drive and 15-min boat ride to reach the island.
HOTEL PACAI, VILNIUS
Set in the Lithuanian capital's Old Town, Hotel Pacai combines 17th-century Baroque grandeur with a contemporary twist.
Getting there: Wizz Air fly direct from Luton, Ryanair direct from Stansted or from Manchester, you can connect through Amsterdam or Brussels.
UNDER CANVAS, ZION
Just outside Utah’s magical Zion National Park, this is one-of-a-kind glamping. By day, visit the Park and by night, think roaring fires, barbecue dinners and stargazing.
Getting there: best added to a larger US itinerary.
PAPERBARK CAMP, AUSTRALIA
Just 2.5 hours from the city, escape to the Australian bush. Walking, creek kayaking, swimming, snorkelling and surfing or kangaroo-spotting from the comfort of your daybed.
Getting there: The Camp is located around 2.5 hours south of Sydney.
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