COURTESY OF AMAN
From igloos to camping tents, these fantastic retreats set in the heart of nature induce serenity and awe when life overwhelms.
COURTESY OF AMAN
Located in the United States’ Grand Circle region, Aman’s Utah property boasts unrivaled views of the American Southwest’s sweeping desert and majestic flat-topped mesa formations. Surrounded by famed national parks such as Grand Canyon and Zion National Park, Amangiri offers adventure packages that will take guests through the natural desert environment, including rafting in the Colorado River, kayaking in Lake Powell, horseback riding in Monument Valley, and Navajo guided tours. Each of the five-star resort’s suites features an outdoor lounge and fireplace from which to enjoy Canyon Point’s hypnotic rugged beauty.
1 Kayenta Road, Canyon Point, Utah, USA
COURTESY OF KAKSLAUTTANEN
The holidays may be over, but it’s not too late to get into the mood for some snow—and Kakslauttanen, found north of the Arctic Circle, provides more than that. The Aurora Borealis season runs from late August through late April, and a stay in one of this resort’s stunning (and Instagram-friendly) glass and kelo-glass igloos offers guests every opportunity to observe the magical Northern Lights. Each of Kakslauttanen’s log chalets, on the other hand, boasts its own sauna, an inextricable element of Finnish culture.
Mahali Mzuri, Kenya
COURTESY OF VIRGIN LIMITED EDITION
With only 12 luxury tents, Mahali Mzuri promises an exclusive glimpse of the Kenyan Bush’s year-round game, and—if you’re really, really lucky—the unforgettable annual Great Migration, during which up to a million wildebeest, gazelles, and other game make the journey through Kenya and Tanzania. Situated in the private Olare Motorogi Conservancy within the Maasai Mara National Reserve, the safari camp’s highlights include game drives that allow guests the dramatic experience of seeing wild animals such as elephants, cheetahs, giraffes, zebras, lions, and gazelles in their natural habitat.
COURTESY OF KEEMALA
Comprised of pool villas and cottages, Keemala is set within the remote woodlands of Phuket and the Kamala rainforest, overlooking the Andaman sea. While it is within striking distance of the popular Kamala and Patong beaches where guests can frolic and socialize, should they choose to, those looking for a serene retreat need not fret, as Keemala’s clay pool cottages, tent pool villas, tree pool houses, and bird’s nest pool villas offer utmost privacy and tranquility.
10/88 Moo 6, Nakasud Road, Kamala, Kathu District, Phuket, Thailand