When it comes to holidays, easy-to-reach, all-inclusive resorts can be just what the doctor ordered – but sometimes a traveller craves more adventurous and authentic accommodation to call their home away from home.
In July 2018, Hotels.com revealed that over the past two years they have seen an increase in reservations of off-grid getaways and a 60 percent spike in guests leaving rave reviews for remote hotels. Johan Svanstrom, president of the popular booking site, explains: “Thanks to our 25 million guest reviews, we’ve seen a huge uplift in desire to escape the city and head for the hills – in some cases, quite literally! Going ‘off grid’ seems to be a trend many guests are positively highlighting more and more in their reviews.”
As a result, the site has launched its hideaway hotels category. From the jungles of St Lucia to the deserts of Abu Dhabi, here are Hotels.com’s top 10 secret spots.
Perched above the rainforest canopy, this 38-room jungle paradise is a haven in thriving Phuket. Relax poolside or zen out in a yoga class. If you opt for a “bird’s nest” villa you can even enjoy your own treehouse infinity pool.
Deep in Chilean Patagonia lies this architectural gem inspired by sheep-shearing sheds and designed by Germán del Sol. Take some me-time in the spa, pool and garden before heading out to explore nearby ice fields and glaciers.
Live like royalty on this private island paradise. Bask in the sun on the powder-sand beach, nap under a palm tree and indulge in decadent massages, or for a dose of literary culture, head to the nearby Ernest Hemingway House and Museum.