Going on an overseas holiday now seems a distant dream, no thanks to the pandemic.
Some of us have turned to staycations as an alternative, but nothing really beats the excitement of boarding a flight to a faraway land, and checking attractions off our bucket list. While we continue to wait and hope for the opportunity to satisfy our wanderlust once again, here are three luxury remote hotels in Greece, Canada and Oman that currently rank top of our list for our next getaway.
When the time finally comes for that long-awaited, post-pandemic vacation, which one of these fabulous, social distancing-friendly travel experiences will you choose?
Fogo Island Inn
Venture well off the grid to a remote island known as Fogo, which is part of the far-flung province of Newfoundland occupying the furthest eastern shores of Canada.
Each of the staunchly eco-friendly inn’s 29 one-of-a-kind guest rooms and suites has dramatic floor-to-ceiling windows that open onto the mighty Atlantic, in an area of the ocean known as “Iceberg Alley” (busiest from mid-May to the end of June).
There’s plenty of seasonally diverse things to do outdoors, including hiking, biking, whale watching, berry picking, fishing, snowshoeing, and guided stargazing hikes. More information can be found here.
Nature Eco Residences Santorini
Escape the thronging crowds on the wildly popular Greek island of Santorini by checking into the newly opened Nature Eco Residences, a 15-suite hotel perched atop rugged lava cliffs overlooking a sunken volcano.
Just a stone’s throw away from the famed lost city of Akrotiri, this wellness-focused retreat features bright spaces and sensational caldera views, as well as interiors decked out in rich earth tones, soft colours and vintage decorative items. Find out more here.
Alila Jabal Akhdar
The Al Hajar mountain range is one of Oman’s most spectacular, and a distinct highlight must be Jabal Akhdar, which means “the green mountain” in Arabic.
Offering a bird’s eye view of the stunning scenery is this eco- friendly Alila resort situated at over 2,000m above sea level. Of the 86 accommodation units available, the most lavish are the gorgeous suites and villas spaced out around the clifftops to maximise privacy and allow for uninterrupted views. More details here.
This story first appeared on Prestige Singapore
(Main and featured photos: Iwan Baan via Fogo Island Inn’s Facebook)