Off the grid
Off the grid
7 continents, 1 luxury tent or yurt
Off the grid
A transcendent experience of discovery. Experience authentic luxury, bespoke adventures and restorative escape at these remote outposts defined by luxury tents and anticipatory attention to comfort, service, sustenance, and transformative fun. These are a few of our favourite under canvass experiences that will take you off the beaten path …
kachi lodge, Bolivia
Kachi Lodge is made up of multiple space station-style domes that were built for optimal stargazing; each geodesic dome has clear panels that provide unobstructed night sky views. But just because guests are sleeping in space-like structures doesn’t mean they have to do without. Each dome has a private bathroom, luxurious interior, and proper heating. The bed is centrally placed to provide optimal sky viewing. Kachi Lodge is located at 11,800 feet, bringing stargazers closer to the star-packed night sky. Expert, on-site guides are available to educate guests on constellations, Andean cosmology, and ancient cultural theories about the night sky. Visit the hotel website.
Ayers Rock (Uluru) – The dual World Heritage listed wilderness of Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park stretches out over 311,000 acres and is Australia’s most famous natural landscape and arguably a journey to Australia’s heart. Guests at eco-chic Longitude 131º enjoy unique tours to discover the highlights of Uluru-Kata Tjuta, sharing exclusive and authentic outback experiences with just a few others. Whether taking in Uluru on a spectacular sunrise walk, visiting Kata Tjuta and Walpa Gorge or driving around Uluru and Kentju Gorge to experience the vibrant sunset, this vast natural landscape will inspire and fascinate even the most seasoned traveller. The evening also offers up an experience to last a lifetime when you dine under a glittering canopy of stars at Table 131°. Exclusive ‘Red Centre’ experiences and world-class service combine to deliver an unforgettable encounter with this spirited land. Visit the hotel website.
SAL SALIS, NINGALOO REEF (WA) (Top Pick!)
Where the outback meets the reef… With just fifteen eco-luxe wilderness tents and one honeymoon tent hidden amongst the dunes overlooking Ningaloo Reef, Sal Salis is a unique beach safari camp providing a unique place from which to explore Western Australia’s coral coast and one of Australia’s best kept natural secrets. The attraction lies in the coral reef, just a few metres off shore, and its colourful corals and marine residents. Ningaloo is also acknowledged as the best place in the world to swim with the world’s largest fish, the Whale Shark, as these gentle giants migrate through every year. Fill your days relaxing in our tent’s hammock, laze on the beach and paddle in the warm Indian Ocean waters. The coastal dunes and gorges in the Cape Range National Park provide a prolific terrestrial wildlife experience with red kangaroo, wallaroos, rock wallabies, echidnas, emus and more seen in and around the camp. Visit the hotel website.
Galapagos Safari Camp, ecuador
Galapagos Safari Camp was conceived and built with passion. Their African-styled tented camp is a creative alternative to exploring the archipelago and soak nature in all comfort. Nestled in the wild highlands of Santa Cruz Island with stunning views of the Pacific Ocean and the National Park, their stylish camp offers a panoramic lodge, nine charming tents, a family suite and an infinity pool under a canapé of endemic trees. Visit the hotel website.
An unusual encampment in an exceptional setting” ... The very definition of glamping, the Scarabeo Camp’s beautifully appointed Camp is a charming bivouac of a dozen oriental-inspired tents, stunning dining set-up that looks like something out of a storybook – is tucked into a beautiful corner of the Atlas Mountain range. These spacious and comfortable tents are decorated with handpicked local decor (Berger rugs and cushions; Moroccan lamps throughout) and the meals, including fresh-baked breads, are prepped from scratch. Visit the camp website.
ARKABA, FLINDERS RANGE
Arkaba’s true luxury is delivered by the fact that its 60,000 acres are shared by just 10 guests, taking the definition of exclusivity to a new level. Located in the ancient and awe-inspiring landscape of the Flinders Ranges, Arkaba is a genuine blend of conservation and tourism. There’s also the Arkaba walking safari with camping in signature swags under the stars for those looking to leave the luxuries of the 150yr old homestead behind for an incredible four-day wild bush adventure in the outback.The Arkaba Walk is a 4 day overland walking safari in the Australian outback. This is one of the best ways to experience the sights and sounds of outback Australia and Arkaba provides a most beautiful and impressive setting in which to walk in the company of expert guides. Visit the hotel website.
Bamurru Plains is an extraordinary bush experience on the edge of Kakadu National Park in Australia’s Northern Territory. This ecologically sensitive luxury camp focuses on environmental sustainability and key luxury standards offering the highest levels of comfort. The 10 room camp safari lodge exudes ‘Wild Bush Luxury’ with each suite blending into the surrounding bush, with a focus on the key luxury comforts, a supremely comfortable bed, innovative Australian cuisine and premium wines (no TVs, minibars or telephones to distract from the wildlife outside). It is the soft touches that surprise in this remote bush location and the understated luxury is very much in tune with the environment. Visit the hotel website.
Patagonia Eco-camp, Chile.
Come and immerse yourself in the stunning world of Torres del Paine National Park. Located in the heart of it all is the world’s first dome hotel, EcoCamp Patagonia, which is modeled on the ancient shelters of the region’s Kaweskar people. Spend your days exploring this fragile paradise with trekking, multi-sport adventures, and wildlife watching, and your nights in harmony with nature in your very own dome. Best of all, we are 100% sustainable meaning that you can relax and enjoy your trip without worrying about your impact on this fragile land. The end of the world awaits – transform yourself at EcoCamp Patagonia. Visit the hotel website.
Clayoquot Wilderness Lodge, Canada.
Clayoquot Wilderness Resort is a seasonal, Relais & Châteaux, safari-style outpost on Canada’s glorious Pacific Coast. We are one of the most unique luxury resorts in Canada—small, privately-owned, and eco-friendly. We work closely with Ahousaht First Nation to provide unprecedented, sustainable access to the UNESCO Clayoquot Sound Biosphere Reserve, as well as a variety of our own unique activities and adventures. Experience “luxury gone wild” at Clayoquot Wilderness Resort, a Relais & Châteaux all-inclusive eco-safari-style resort destination located near Tofino on the west coast of Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada. Accessible only by seaplane, helicopter or boat and situated in a UNESCO-designated protected Biosphere Reserve, guests enjoy a truly remote, refined and remarkable wilderness retreat amidst one of the last remaining ancient temperate rainforests in the world. Visit the hotel website.
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