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USA
Colorado - http://duntonhotsprings.com/cabins-rates/ (Cowboy/old west style)
Utah - Amangiri (Desert resort)
Wyoming - Amangani
Montana - Triple Creek Ranch http://www.triplecreekranch.com/

Canada
BC - http://www.siwashlakeranch.com/
BC, Vancouver Island - Clayoquot http://wildretreat.com/
Newfoundland - Fogo Island Inn
Manitoba - Churchill Wild http://www.nationalgeographiclodges....ll-wild/about/

GB
Kinloch Lodge, Isle of Skye, Scotland

Mexico
Las Alamandas, Costa Alegre, Mexico

Rwanda
Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge

Egypt
Adrere Amallal

Seychelles
Desroches Island

Botswana
Kings Pool

South Africa
Singita Boulders
Earth Lodge

Tanzania
Faru Faru Lodge
Ngorongoro Crater Lodge

Madagascar
Hotel L'Anjajavy, Madagascar
Tsarabanjina

Namibia
Little Kulala
Serra Cafema

Mozambique
Nkwichi Lodge on Lake Malawi
Azura, Benguerra Island, Mozambique

Fiji
Vatulele Island, Fiji (The Point)

Australia
Lizard Island, Australia (The Pavilion)
Kangaroo Island - Southern Ocean Lodge

New Zealand
Wharekauhau Lodge
Blanket Bay

Indonesia
Amankila, Bali, Indonesia (Indrakila Suite)
Amanjiwo, Java, Indonesia (Borobodur Pool Suite)
Amanwana, Moyo, Indonesia

Philippines
Amanpulo

Bhutan

Amankora

Chile
Awasi Patagonia
Explora Rapa Nui

Peru
Aqua Expeditions M/V Aria, Peruvian Amazon

Nicaragua
Mukul Resort, (Oceantfront Villa)

India
Amanwana
Amanbagh
Orange County Resort in Kabini, Karnataka
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REMOTE LUXURY--best remote luxury properties (prefer non-chain)

We like to travel to remote locales whenever possible, but preferably in the lap of luxury.

I am curious as to what others might consider to be some of the most amazing luxury properties in various remote locales. I am mostly interested in more unique, non-chain luxury properties, but I am always willing to consider a truly unique property even if it is part of a bigger chain. Remote luxury is the critical element.

Let us know what remote luxury properties and specific accommodations particularly impressed you...but please only include properties that are truly remote (the outskirts of a city don't count IMO).

For us, these have included:

Vatulele Island, Fiji (The Point)
Lizard Island, Australia (The Pavilion)
Singita Boulders, South Africa
Azura, Benguerra Island, Mozambique (Presidential Villa--not recommended)
Amangani, USA (Amangani Suite)
Amankila, Bali, Indonesia (Indrakila Suite)
Amanjiwo, Java, Indonesia (Borobodur Pool Suite)
Amanwana, Moyo, Indonesia
Kinloch Lodge, Isle of Skye, Scotland
Wharekauhau Lodge, New Zealand
Aqua Expeditions M/V Aria, Peruvian Amazon

Hopefully to be added after our upcoming visits:

Hotel L'Anjajavy, Madagascar
Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge, Rwanda
Amangiri, USA (Mesa Pool Suite)
Mukul Resort, Nicaragua (Oceantfront Villa)

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My favourite locations are remote...

Amanpulo (of course)
Amanwana
Amanbagh
Kings Pool in Botswana
Little Kulala in Namibia
Adrere Amallal in Egypt (not sure current state is true luxury but it was amazing several years ago)
Awasi Atacama
Earth Lodge in South Africa

Soon to visit:
Fogo Island Inn in Newfoundland, Canada
Awasi Patagonia

On the bucket list:
Serra Cafema in Namibia
Amankora
Southern Ocean Lodge
Explora Rapa Nui
Faru Faru Lodge
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Ngorongoro Crater Lodge
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Originally Posted by ridefar View Post
My favourite locations are remote...

Amanpulo (of course)
Amanwana
Amanbagh
Kings Pool in Botswana
Little Kulala in Namibia
Adrere Amallal in Egypt (not sure current state is true luxury but it was amazing several years ago)
Awasi Atacama
Earth Lodge in South Africa

Soon to visit:
Fogo Island Inn in Newfoundland, Canada
Awasi Patagonia

On the bucket list:
Serra Cafema in Namibia
Amankora
Southern Ocean Lodge
Explora Rapa Nui
Faru Faru Lodge
Fogo Island Inn and Awasi Patagonia are high up on my bucket list!

For me my fav remote places are

Amangiri
Amangani
Dunton Hot Springs
Triple Creek Ranch
Desroches Island - Seychelles
Blanket Bay - New Zealand
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I'll throw in Emirates Wolgan Valley near the Blue Mountains outside of Sydney, Australia.
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Amano'i
Amanpulo
Amanwana

Guess Amanpuri , Amangani , Amanjiwo , Amankila counted in the initial years

Ashford Castle , Ireland , when it wasn't part of a large group

Not sure about Kings Pool in Botswana , expected more

Still waiting to explore many more including
Saffire - Freycinet , Tasmania , Australia

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Orange County Resort in Kabini, Karnataka, India.
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If you can fly there it's not remote. Try Pitcairn Island or Tristan da Cunha or Bouvet Island. That's remote. No hotels, though. Luxury hotels are never in remote places. At least, not in my book. So Bali, for instance, is as remote as New York or London!
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Originally Posted by Pausanias View Post
If you can fly there it's not remote. Try Pitcairn Island or Tristan da Cunha or Bouvet Island. That's remote. No hotels, though. Luxury hotels are never in remote places. At least, not in my book. So Bali, for instance, is as remote as New York or London!
I think you mean to say that if you can fly there, YOU don't think it's remote. It's all relative. Private airstrips still mean you can fly there, but that doesn't preclude that it's remote. You're being a debbie downer and contrarian for no apparent reason.
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From your original list, Bhrubin, I'd say Amansnorkel (Amanwana) was the only remotely remote hotel. All the others are easily accessible from anywhere really. I'm not being a contrarian for the sake of being contrary - I'm just expressing the view of a well-travelled person and urging the proper usage of the word 'remote.' And of course 'remote' is also relative - Singita isn't remote if you live in Johannesburg.

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Remote places I loved & daydream about:

Southern Ocean Lodge
Estancia Vik Jose Ignacio
Uma Bhutan Punakha (preferred vastly to Paro)
Amanpulo
Tierra Atacama
Tierra Patagonia
Silky Oaks Lodge (Australia)
Hotel Hangaroa (Easter Island, Chile)

Of course this is my own personal list YMMV.

Also very much liked Amanbagh, Amankila
I like Amangiri but I wouldn't consider it "remote".
Disappointed by Amangani & Amanjiwo.

Would like to go to:
Aman'oi
Tierra Chiloe
Saffire New Zealand
Amanwana
Emirates Wolgan Valley
Amanpuri
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"Try Pitcairn Island or Tristan da Cunha or Bouvet Island." LOL. Not remote enough: Marina's Trench, the moon, mars, hiring a luxury tent outfitter for an abandoned mine shaft. People at my country club though Tahiti was remote, and age is on my side enough to be postmodern in much of my thinking.
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Saffire New Zealand
You mean Tasmania.

+1 for Aman Kora Punakha
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Originally Posted by Pausanias View Post
From your original list, Bhrubin, I'd say Amansnorkel (Amanwana) was the only remotely remote hotel. All the others are easily accessible from anywhere really. I'm not being a contrarian for the sake of being contrary - I'm just expressing the view of a well-travelled person and urging the proper usage of the word 'remote.' And of course 'remote' is also relative - Singita isn't remote if you live in Johannesburg.
As the OP for the thread, I think it was fairly evident from my original list as to what I was considering to be remote. I still would say you are simply being contrarian instead of being constructive.

"All the others" are not so "easily accessible from anywhere" as you so tritely put it. They may be for you, in your estimation, but enough have contributed similarly non-urban and non-suburban properties that most consider remote to put your comments in their proper perspective.

I ask that you not bother to contribute to the thread if you have nothing constructive to add. Thanks.
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I think it would be a very boring forum if we all agreed with each other all the time. We should all be able to express our opinions as we feel fit - within the guidelines of FT of course.
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