The World's Most Exotic Hotels That Are Off The Grid
If you are looking for something a little different and you are keen to get away somewhere, then why not check out one of the world’s most unique and interesting hotels? In this list, we have put together some of the most exotic hotels that you can possibly visit anywhere in the world - and they are all off the grid, meaning that you can enjoy the feeling of knowing that it is a more sustainable way of travelling too.
Let’s take a look and see which of these off-grid exotic hotels are most likely to catch your attention.
If you have never visited Kenya before, then it is one of the top places that you should go to see. Not only is it incredibly diverse and fascinating in its culture, it is also home to one of the most exotic off-grid hotels in the world, the Angama Mara. This hotel is about as remote as they come, set as it is in the savannah, and it’s a great spot to be based if you are thinking of doing all of the usual Kenyan activities such as safari and hot air balloon rides.
This hotel nestled secretly and discreetly on the outskirts of Preveza, Greece is another top option for a truly unique off-grid hotel. As the name suggests, the Meraviglia Slow Living is all about taking it nice and slow and easy, so if that is what you’re looking for this is definitely the place to go. There are seven plush suites with pools and living roofs, and plenty of opportunity for alfresco dining.
This hotel and spa in Chile is a 40-room off-grid wonder set amongst the wild winds of Lake Sarmiento. It is a truly stunning hotel, made of beechwood and mud, and it is one of the cosiest places you are going to come across in all of South America. There is even a well-stocked library here, should you want to while away your time with a book or two and don’t want to carry them in your own luggage.
Thailand is one of the world’s top destinations if what you are looking for is some true luxury and to be pampered during your stay. And the Cape Kudu Hotel in Koh Yao Noi is a great choice for that. It is certainly remote - you need to take a 20-minute speedboat ride from Phuket in order to get to the island - but you are rewarded once you get there with one of the smallest, and cutest, luxury hotels in the world. It’s well worth it for that, and you will love the beach-chic style of this resort.
Another Grecian option is to be found in the fascinating tip of Itilo, which is just a stone’s throw away from the southernmost point in all of Europe. That certainly gives the Tainaron Blue a unique location, and it is pretty off the beaten track too if that is what you are looking for. However, it is perfect for backpackers of all kinds for that very reason, and it also gets points for being unique to look at too - after all, it is set in an old xemoni tower!
Let’s hop over to the USA now, specifically Arizona, to see this off-grid hotel called Castle Hot Springs. This hotel is all about switching off and disconnecting from the world. You are actively encouraged to turn off the wi-fi, and you can only get there by off-roading for about seven miles of unpaved road. So it definitely ticks the off-grid box - and not only that, it’s also a little luxurious.
You might not have even heard of Canouan, which is a sure sign that it is somewhat off the beaten trail. This is a beautiful island located close to St. Barth, and it has something of a reputation as being somewhere billionaires like to hang out. That being said, it doesn’t require billions to stay at the Mandarin Oriental, which is a perfect hub from which to explore this under-the-radar gem of an island.
The British Virgin Islands are well known for offering some of the most beautiful examples of sun and surf. That’s why they are so popular all year round. If you want to explore this part of the world without feeling as though the whole world is there with you, you might want to stay at the lesser-known Rosewood Little Dix Bay, a 500-acre beachfront property which is both secluded and all-inclusive. It’s the perfect spot to disconnect from the world.
In the Langhe Hills in Piedmont, Italy, you will find yourself in a lesser-known wine region with plenty of open space and air to explore, and hardly anyone in sight for many miles. That’s beautiful in itself, but staying at the Relais San Maurizio will make it even more so. This family-run hotel knows exactly how to pamper you, and its remoteness is one of its true charms.
Rwanda might not be the first place in the world you think of when you are planning a holiday, but it can actually offer you a huge number of remote off-grid hotels to choose from, and one of the very best is the Virunga Lodge - a truly cosy and lovely little place with a fireplace in each room and genuinely remote too. You can even track silverback gorillas from your very room, should that be your kind of thing…
Indonesia has to be right up the top of your list if you are looking for remote getaways, as it is such a stunning country. Be sure to check out the Nihi Sumba if you do go there, which is home to 33 villas of different varieties. Well worth looking into.
As you can see, there are plenty of exotic hotels to choose from if you are looking for something a bit more remote, or fully off-grid, for a completely different take on a holiday. Which of these exotic locales tempts you the most? Let us know on Insta or tweet us @justhooit, and don’t forget to check out how to make an offer on a hotel room with hoo.