Following on from Part I we now bring you Part II of the greatest secluded hotels around the world…
Adler Mountain Lodge – Italy
Right in the middle of the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Dolomites, Adler Mountain Lodge is miles from the nearest town, surrounded by meadowland as far as the eye can see, edged by the craggy peaks of the Italian Alps. And yet it’s right here in Europe, just a short flight to Innsbruck, then a transfer of just over an hour. Be enchanted by the overwhelming alpine atmosphere that fills the air and relax in this secluded tranquil setting. The scent of mountain larch and spruce permeate the air and contributes to the natural atmosphere of the Adler Mountain Lodge. The lodge and chalets are a modern interpretation of the cosy mountain style, completely crafted from wood, inside and out. For pure relaxation take a dip in the panorama pool that lies suspended above the undulating upland meadows or spoil yourself at the Alpine Spa.
For more information please visit www.adler-lodge.com/en/home/1-0.html
Guana Island – British Virgin Islands
Guana Island is 850-acres of undisturbed natural beauty in the heart of the British Virgin Islands. Named for an iguana-shaped rock outcropping on the South side of the private island, Guana Island offers fine dining, a distinctly social atmosphere and beautiful, boutique accommodation. The private island is famed for its garden orchard, which is over 30 years old, but has recently begun providing the hotel with an array of exquisite produce for the kitchens. Guana is available as an all-island rental for groups up to 32 people, accommodated in fifteen hilltop rooms and in the North Beach Villa.
For more information please visit www.guana.com
The Jalakara – Havelock Island
On the remote Andaman island of Havelock this brand-new boho-chic hideaway opened earlier this year. A sublime island bolthole, Jalakara offers six stylish individual suites as well as a private villa – a honeymooner’s paradise. Interiors are impressive with antique brass beds, wooden shutters, open air showers and wooden furniture creating a laid-back island vibe with little luxurious finishes. A 16m ozone infinity pool, an open-air massage suite, yoga classes, no TVs and no wi-fi means this is a place to revel in peace, nature, delicious food and R&R by the bucketful. For active days there’s island hopping excursions, private beachside picnics or jungle foraging walks and with a chef owner food is a real focus – local lobster and banana leaf steamed fish suppers galore.
Rooms start from £139 per night, based on 2 people sharing on a B&B basis.
For more information please visit www.i-escape.com/the-jalakara
Petit St Vincent – Caribbean
The chicest of Caribbean hotspots, Petit St Vincent is an elegant, private-island resort hidden away in the southern Grenadines. Set in 115 acres of tropical woodlands and surrounded by two miles of sandy beaches, the resort is delightfully low-key with just 22 wonderfully secluded cottages. Without the distractions of television or Internet, guests can indulge in Balinese spa treatments, fine dining, sailing, tennis, or simply relaxing on the beach. If you want to explore a little further afield why not visit the nearby 18-hole golf course on Canouan Island, go island hopping, diving coral reefs at Tobago Cays, Carriacou Island and Mustique or perhaps deep-sea fishing or scuba diving. Boredom is not an option when visiting Petit St Vincent.
Book a stay at Petit St Vincent with Small Luxury Hotels of the World. For more information please visit www.slh.com/petitstvincent
Longitude 131°- Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, Australia
Longitude 131° is one of Australia’s most acclaimed luxury wilderness retreats made up of 15 tented pavilions with unrivalled views of the country’s best-known natural wonder, Uluru. Each of Longitude 131° tents has been carefully designed to have minimal impact on the precious natural environment, perched lightly upon red sand dunes to provide an intimate encounter with the vast and unspoilt outback landscape. Longitude 131° offer more than just a secluded escape- it offers a wonderful selection of signature experiences. Options include a sunset walk at the base of Uluru as the rock’s dramatic Kantju Gorge is illuminated in vivid evening light, or a sunrise expedition to the Walpa Gorge among the dome formations of Kata Tjuta. Exceptional dining is another must-have experience at Longitude 131°, celebrating the best of contemporary Australian cuisine with a fusion of modern and indigenous flavours. Guests can dine and relax in the jovial atmosphere of the Dune House, the heart of Longitude 131°, or enjoy an outdoor dining experience under a billion stars at Table 131°.
For more information please visit longitude131.com.au/
Tutka Bay – Alaska
Alaska is the destination for a secluded escape and here at H&L we think that you can’t get much better than Tutka Bay Lodge. Located in a remote and rugged fjord across the bay from Homer, Alaska, Tutka Bay Lodge is situated on an 11 acre property. Offering accommodation within six private guest houses, Tutka Bay offer guests the ultimate Alaskan experience. As if waking up to views of deep fjords, dramatic mountains and spruce forests wasn’t enough, they also offer guided Alaska adventures such as deep-sea fishing for salmon and halibut, freshwater fishing, bear viewing on Katmai Peninsula, ocean kayaking and hiking in the surrounding trails of Kachemak Bay State Park. Fans of the finer things in life will be amazed by the award-winning cuisine and lodge amenities such as complimentary massage and yoga, afternoon wine tastings and cooking classes. In fact, just take a short stroll down the boardwalk to the acclaimed Cooking School at Tutka Bay, where you create a three-course meal from one of eight global menus.
For more information please visit withinthewild.com/