Looking to get away?
How about getting FAR away, where the only means to your destination is by plane? Well if this sounds like a good way to escape everything, maybe you should look at Travel + Leisure’s 2008 list of most remote hotels. Author Jeryl Brunner discusses twelve of these isolated get-a-ways that offer a fit to any persons needs. Accommodations rang from camps, to tents, chalets, or protected glass lagoons. Depending on what type of wild (or relaxing) excursion you have in mind, there is something out there for you. Below is a part from his article “Hard-to-reach spots that are well worth the schlep”:
Although it may take several airplanes, a boat, a train, a bumpy Jeep ride, or a long hike to reach a desired hotel, more travelers these days are willing to go the distance. Why? “It truly makes you feel that you have accomplished something just by taking the journey and going out of your comfort zone,” says Philippe Kjellgren, president and co-founder of Kiwi Collection, a luxury-resort network. “You’ve earned your stripes when you arrive.”
And once visitors do finally reach these remote spots, what awaits are some truly extraordinary travel experiences: face time with a gorilla, camel trekking in the desert, or drinking tea with a family of Mongolian nomads.
To meet our ever-growing desire to stray where few have gone before, developers are seeking more expansive projects, taking us beyond the limits of land and earth. This spring, there are plans to begin build the first pull-out-all-the-stops seven-star underwater hotel, Hydropolis, in Qingdao, China. Another is in the works in Dubai. And for a truly stellar experience, “Galactic Suite” is a hotel in space that its founders say could be open by 2012 (price tag for a three-day stay: $4 million).
To read on, visit Travel+Leisure