TRAVEL | The World’s Most Remote Camping & Holiday Destinations

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Some holidays are all about immersing yourself in a bustling city and taking in the sights, sounds, and flavours of a foreign culture. On the other hand, sometimes you just need to unplug and unwind, and get away from the big city lights into a more tranquil setting.

Hikers in rain forest jungle, trekking to beautiful waterfall. Selective focus: Shutterstock ID: 784320103
Hikers in rain forest jungle, trekking to beautiful waterfall. Selective focus: Shutterstock ID: 784320103

Savvy travellers across the UK are looking for ways to escape the crowds and go to the ends of the earth – literally – on holiday.

These remote holiday destinations are ideal for when you really want to reboot and recharge your batteries. All are regularly serviced by airlines, but why not arrive in style in a chartered aircraft? Chartering a flight allows you to access the most isolated regions on the planet with ease.

Foula, The Shetland Islands

If you want to get away from it all yet stay relatively close to home, you can travel to the Shetland Islands in Scotland. The smallest island in the archipelago is Foula, and the island is so small and isolated that the ferry that services it only carries 12 people!

Island Foula. Foula in the Shetland archipelago of Scotland By photolike

You can also charter a plane and land on the island’s airstrip in style.
The island is full of birds (more than half a million!), as well as the eponymous Shetland ponies.

Denali National Park, Alaska USA

Denali is one of the world’s most jaw-dropping sights, a majestic mountain poking up out of a wild National Park. The arctic tundra landscape is dotted with mountain peaks, but none are as impressive as Denali. This is truly a place to get away from it all, amidst six million acres of wilderness.

Three Camel Lodge, Mongolia

Three Camel Lodge is located in one of the most remote locations on the planet – the Gobi Desert. This lodge is designed to help visitors really unplug from the world beyond and settle into the lifestyle of nomadic Mongolian tribes.

The Three Camel Lodge allows you to experience the authentic culture of the region, far from mobile phone towers and internet service!

Beautiful sea and coastlines of Gili Meno, Indonesia By Luciano Mortula - LGM
Beautiful sea and coastlines of Gili Meno, Indonesia By Luciano Mortula – LGM

The Gili Islands, Indonesia

If you are looking for a holiday that has it all – isolated beaches, fresh seafood BBQs, and a vibrant local culture, head to the Gili Islands in Indonesia. These small islands (Gili Air, Gili Meno, and Gili Trawangan) are located just a short distance from Lombok and Bali, and they have reliable sun all year round. You won’t find any motorised vehicles on these islands, so be prepared to sink your toes into the sand and walk.

Don’t fret – things aren’t only sleepy and calm on the Gilis! Gili Air has a wild party and nightlife scene frequented by international and domestic tourists alike.

Petit St. Vincent

Ok, if you really want to escape the crowds, there is no better destination than Petit St. Vincent, an island located in the Grenadines archipelago in the Caribbean Sea. Just 22 holiday cottages can be found on the entire island, and television and internet signals are weak.

Take a deep breath, let your shoulders drop, and allow yourself to sink into
the sands – perfection.

Bora Bora, French Polynesia

French Polynesia is an isolated archipelago of idyllic islands in the Pacific Ocean. Each of its islands, including Bora Bora, is home to exclusive 5 star resorts and overwater bungalows.

Beautiful Bora Bora sunset sunrise on the beach, with palm trees, mountains background By Lux
Beautiful Bora Bora sunset sunrise on the beach, with palm trees By Lux Blue

Diving, water sports, snorkelling, or just relaxing on the pristine white beaches – this is a place to escape the pressures of the modern world.

Rapa Nui (Easter Island), Chile

Rapa Nui is one of the most isolated islands in the world, located more than 3,000 kilometres off of the coast of Chile. While the remote location draws some holiday makers, most people come here to marvel at the moai, monolithic and ancient stone heads.

These sculptures dot the island, which is also home to some of the world’s best scuba diving

Over to you

Visiting any of these remote destinations could be classed as a ‘trip of a lifetime’ – are you ready to take on the experience? Remember to pack a good book (or five), and come with an open mind.

You might even want to leave your electronic devices at home – you won’t need them!

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Shell loves all things travel and outdoors and is a nature-loving, comfy-camping kinda girl. Shell started the Camping with Style blog after a serious snowboarding accident which left her with a broken back. Despite this she used the outdoors and healing power of nature to aid her recovery and she continues to spend time outdoors whenever she can.

From snowboarding and kayaking to hill walks and meditation Shell shares her travels and microadventures here on the blog and in various publications she's written for, Shell has a particular interest in promoting wellbeing and the many benefits of nature therapy.
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