5 Remote Retreats Around the World

  • Al Maha is a luxe version of a Bedouin camp.

    Al Maha is a luxe version of a Bedouin camp.

  • Each suite has a private infinity pool and sundeck.

    Each suite has a private infinity pool and sundeck.

  • The Amangiri blends seamlessly with its surroundings.

    The Amangiri blends seamlessly with its surroundings.

  • The swimming pool at the Amangiri.

    The swimming pool at the Amangiri.

  • Laucala Island was once owned by Malcom Forbes.

    Laucala Island was once owned by Malcom Forbes.

  • Luacala is made up of 25 sprawling villas.

    Luacala is made up of 25 sprawling villas.

  • Minaret is New Zealand's first luxury tent lodge.

    Minaret is New Zealand's first luxury tent lodge.

  • Minaret features luxuriously furnished tented suites.

    Minaret features luxuriously furnished tented suites.

  • The secluded Shakti 360°.

    The secluded Shakti 360°.

  • Shakti 360° is a remote retreat in the Himalayas.

    Shakti 360° is a remote retreat in the Himalayas.

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AMANGIRI
Canyon Point, Utah, United States

The digs may be new—Amangiri opened in southern Utah’s Canyon Country in 2009—but they blend seamlessly with their ancient surrounds, which include the 150-million-year-old rock formations that command the views from the resort’s 34 suites. Located on 242 hectares of soul-stirring wilderness, this dessert-valley retreat—one of just two Amanresorts properties in North America—is all about understated luxury, with polished concrete walls and timber-and-rawhide furniture in the guest quarters, and facilities that range from a swimming pool wrapped dramatically around a spur of sandstone, to a lounge equipped with a high-powered telescope for optimal stargazing. By day, guests can explore slot canyons by horseback, go boating on Lake Powell, and hike trails with names such as Coyote, Studhorse, Cave Peak, and Hodoo, some of which involve vie ferrate (climbs up sheer rock faces, assisted by cables and handholds sunk into the cliffs). Back at the resort, a superb spa soothes trail-weary muscles with flotation therapies and Navajo-inspired treatments.

1-435/675-3999; amanresorts.com; From US$1,100

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