After combing the planet for the most exotic retreats, we put together a collective of our favorite 15 spots that all have a lovely mixture of adventure, relaxation, danger, and beauty. Many of these out-of-this-world destinations might take more than a typical flight to get to, but whether you are riding on a camel’s back to a far out tented retreat or swinging from a rope onto a tree house balcony, these extraordinary spots will make you want to pack light, and enjoy the ride!
Finca Bellavista (translates to estate with a beautiful view) is a residential tree house community in the South Pacific coastal region of Costa Rica. The property is said to be absolutely untouched by the modern world and completely off the grid!
Cap Rocat will transport you back into another world! A former military fortress located in the most secluded area of the bay of Palma de Mallorca. Stunningly blended into the landscape, this magnificent fortress has been totally refurbished without altering its unique architecture and its natural environment.
Domina Home Piccolo, immersed in the luxuriant vegetation typical of the Ligurian Riviera, in Portofino Italy, is a converted refined period villa that cherishes the ancient art of hospitality.
The secluded Gásadalur Village rests on the green cliff side of Faroe Island. The tiny village is not easy to get to, making it a gem for adventure travelers who would have to be willing to go by train, air, boat, and a hefty hike to get to this exotic location.
With access to 350,000 acres of private land in the Serengeti, the Singita Game Reserve provides a back-to-basics camp which guarantees closeness to wildlife and untouched landscapes.
Imagine floating over thousand year old pagodas and the mighty Ayeyarwaddy River, as the sun sinks slowly behind distant mountains… Sound good? We think so! Get away to Burma and hop into a hot air balloon for an unforgettable experience over Bagan!
The Ladera Resort in sits in between an array of forested mountain peaks. The resort has an infinity pool that rests upon the cliff side and gives guests panoramic views of the lush island!
Burning Man is a week-long annual event held in the Black Rock Desert in northern Nevada, in the United States. The event is described by many participants as an experiment in community, art, radical self-expression, and radical self-reliance. Each year, artists and underground designers gather for the event to showcase art, sculptures, and mind blowing structures!
North Island Seychelles is a private island with an exotic retreat which is separated and sprawled out through the entire paradise!
Situated within the home of Kichwa Tembo, &Beyond is a safari in Kenya that marks the climax of the annual Great Migration which happens each year on the Masai Mara National Reserve!
In Cappadocia’s magical landscape of fairy chimneys, in the ancient village of Urgup, is a unique hotel carved into a mountain cliff, the Yunak Evleri. This hotel includes six cave houses which date back to the 5th and 6th centuries and a 19th century Greek Mansion. Yunak Evleri is an inspiring hotel – an ideal base for exploring Cappadocia’s elaborate underground cities, hidden cavernous churches and enchanting rock terrain.
Wanakasa (Forest in the Mist) is an exotic retreat set amongst the trees near Ubud, Bali! The pool’s semi-circular edge echoing the bend of the Ayung River 100 metres below.
Rayavadee in Thailand is an idyllic retreat located in the middle of amazing Phranang Peninsula on the edge of Krabi Marine National Park.
Leopard Hills is a breathtaking lodge situated in the ‘Big 5’ Sabi Sand Game Reserve adjoining the world famous Kruger National Park. Hotel Guests can view Lions, Giraffes, and zebras from their open veranda!
In the Loisaba Wilderness in Kenya sits an unforgettable retreat which lets you break down the barriers of the modern day world and be closer to nature. The Loisaba retreat gives you the unique opportunity to try a night under the unspoilt Kenyan stars on one of our Star Beds!