Every once in a while, we need a vacation – a break from the daily grind, to relax and unwind. This means different things to different people. For some, it’s family time with parents and cousins reminiscing and making new memories. For others, it’s time to get pampered and indulge in much-needed TLC, talking spas, facials, decadent meals, and walks on the beach.
And for another group of people, it means isolation and complete disconnection from technology and time spent in nature with very minimal modern amenities. This article is for those nature lovers who seek replenishment from spending time with mother nature. Here is a list of incredibly remote holiday destinations for you.
Macquarie Island, Australia
Our first stop is down under; actually, the Island is between New Zealand and Antarctica, but by demarcation and sea borders, it belongs to Australia. The Tasmanian Parks and Wildlife Service runs the island and handles all bookings and activities. You can see at least three species of penguins, giant elephant seals, and various birdlife. You can include visits to nearby islands in your booking. routeperfect.com/trip-planner is a perfect assistant to help you keep track of your itinerary.
Tankwa Karoo National Park, South Africa
Expect to see the game outside your window and wake up to the sound of birds instead of alarms and traffic. Situated 100 km from Cape Town, you will need a 4×4 or ATV for this one as the road is rough and dusty. The Elandsberg cottages are 18 km away from the main reception, where there is no phone signal, TV, or WiFi, the lights are kerosene, and your essentials are powered by gas or solar. You will have beautiful views of the desert while you cool off in your plunge pool.
Rangiroa, French Polynesia
Home to the world’s largest atolls, Rangiroa can be accessed by air, and there are small charter planes that fly from the mainland. This place is also one of the best scuba diving destinations in the world, where you can see sting rays, bottlenose dolphins, and amazing coral. There are also pearl farms and the famous Blue Lagoon.
Denali National Park, Alaska
Home to different ecosystems, Denali Park is the perfect place to get away from it all but also have an adventure at the same time. There are forests, lakes, and glaciers all in the same park, so you can hike, fish, and go spelunking in one holiday. The park is home to grizzlies, moose, and hawks. Outdoor camping is also a great option.
If you love winter and the cold is your thing, then this is the perfect place for you. Summers are great (no they are not warm) because you can see more wildlife, such as bears, walruses, and beluga whales. The winter is a great time to watch the Northern lights. Other activities include kayaking, dog sledging, and snowmobiling.
Remote holidays give you time to reflect and see things from a different perspective, especially where there is no signal and internet. You come back refreshed and revived with a clearer mind.