5 Hideaway Hotels Around The World

Hideaway escapes are all about the perfect hotel. We present Top 5 hideaway hotels where you can escape the hustle and bustle of the world.

1. Amankora, Bhutan
Amankora is a series of lodges across the central and western valleys of Bhutan. The sole surviving Himalayan Buddhist kingdom, Bhutan is located between the Tibetan plateau and India, making it one of the most remote and pristine environments on earth. Amankora has five nature-linked lodges nestled along a path of edifying momentum uncovering the richness of a pristine cultural and biogenetic evolution, deeply entrenched in the spectacular Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan. The journey begins and ends at Paro, manifesting in a circular pilgrimage of enchanting spiritual reward. Descending from 7,000-metre-high peaks in the north to the low-lying plains of the south, Bhutan’s rivers have forged deep valleys separated by high mountain passes. Historically isolated, each valley’s scenic beauty and topography affords visitors an opportunity for unique journeys of discovery. Activities include trekking, a spiritual enriching experience at Wangditse Lhakhang temple, Bhutan’s national sport, archery, fishing and rafting.

Amankora
Paro, Thimphu
Punakha, Gangtey
Bumthang – Kingdom of Bhutan
Phone. +975 2 331 333
www.aman.com/resorts/amankora

2. Dunton Hot Springs, USA
Before Dunton Hot Springs was a resort it was a small town in Dolores County, Colorado. Most residents left by 1910 and by 1918 the town was deserted. After a string of owners, Dunton Hot Springs was purchased in 1994 by Christoph Henkel and is now a destination for discerning travellers and those in search of the perfect hideaway. The entire town can be reserved for private use for up to 44 people. Accommodation is provided in 12 unique private log cabins that house two to ten guests and one luxury tent. Pets are welcome in some cabins. There are natural hot springs, mountain biking, hiking, fitness centre and screening room in the dance hall. There are additional activities like the spa, art lessons and yoga. The breathtaking sights and soothing atmosphere will re-charge your soul and take you on an unforgettable journey.

Dunton Hot Springs
52068 Road 38
Dolores,
CO 81323 – USA
Phone. +1 970 882 4800
www.duntonhotsprings.com

3. Post Ranch Inn, USA
High atop the cliffs of Big Sur, 1,200 feet above the Pacific Ocean, sits Post Ranch Inn, a sanctuary for the soul. Located along California’s Highway One, known as one of the world’s most scenic drives, Post Ranch is set amongst majestic state parks, beaches and waterfalls. Post Ranch Inn has 41 architecturally innovative guest rooms, suites and private homes placed along the ridge that parallels the Pacific Ocean. Each guest accommodation offers a unique, luxurious experience with views of either the ocean or mountains. Sierra Mar Restaurant boasts one of the largest wine selections in North America, with more than 14,000 bottles. A complimentary gourmet buffet breakfast is served exclusively for overnight guests. Complimentary activities include yoga and meditation classes, guided nature hikes and garden tours and nightly stargazing on the deck at Sierra Mar using a computerized 12-inch Meade telescope.

Post Ranch Inn
47900 CA-1, Big Sur,
CA 93920 – USA
Phone. +1 831 667 2200
www.postranchinn.com

4. Giraffe Manor, Kenya
Have you seen “We Bought a Zoo,” a movie based on the true story of a father of two who buys a dilapidated zoo? Who knew living side by side with wild animals could be so fun? You just have to say hello to giraffe. I’m talking about Giraffe Manor, located on the outskirts of Nairobi, on 12 acres of private land within 140 acres of indigenous forest. The building itself is truly iconic and dates back to the 1930s, and is reminiscent of the early days of Europeans in East Africa. The highlight is morning and evening greetings from eight resident Rothschild giraffes, which tend to visit the manor to greet guests and sniff out snacks before venturing out into their sanctuary. How exciting to see a giraffe so close, face-to-face, not terrifying at all.

Giraffe Manor
Langata,
Nairobi – Kenya
Phone. +254 731 914 732
www.thesafaricollection.com/properties/giraffe-manor

5. The Manta Resort, Tanzania
Somewhere in the Indian Ocean a heart-stopping experience awaits you in the underwater room at The Manta Resort. The floating structure, Swedish engineered, provides three levels, those above the water clad in local hardwood. The landing deck at sea level has a lounge and bathroom facility. Up on the roof is a lounge area, where you can sit and relax while enjoying the sun or admiring the starlight. Just you, asleep under the stars, with the soft murmuring of the sea. So peaceful. Downstairs is a soft double bed surrounded by panes of glass, affording almost 360-degree underwater views. By night your windows will attract shyer and more unusual creatures like squid, octopus and even the Spanish dancers seen attaching themselves to the glass panes. The Manta Resort is situated on Pemba Island, known as the Green Island. You will be thrilled at being part of a genuine African experience. This is the perfect place to escape the routine and experience the magical.

The Manta Resort
Psv-zanzibar estate,
Tanzania
Phone: +255 776 718 852
www.themantaresort.com

Text by Ester Pandiangan & Priscilla Picauly | Photos courtesy of each of the properties

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