I get it; not everyone enjoys winter. And for those of you lucky or reach enough to be able to fly away to some warm and beautiful locations while the others freeze on their way to work, I’ve got a surprise. wouldn’t you just love to visit at least one of these 15 secluded spots around the world?
15. Crescent Lake
This oasis outside of Dunhuang in China is a refreshing resting point in the harsh Gobi Desert; it has served as a stepping stone in the ancient Silk Road trade network since the Qing Dynasty.
A hidden gem on beautiful Tenerife, the trail to this village on the monumental Macizo de Teno mountains is a 3 hour hike each way. Be prepared!
The 56 islands that make up the Togian archipelago are inhabited by only 37 small villages, with one settled by the Bajau ‘sea gypsies’ who live in small huts above the ocean. Anyone esle thinking about Captain Jack Sparrow?
12. The Spiti Valley
High in the Himalaya mountains, this place is remote and one of the least populated regions in India. This cultural center of Buddhism is home to some of the oldest temples in the world.
11. Kapaa, Hawaii
Along the coast of Kapaa, Hawaii, are dozens of hidden beaches, masked by massive rock formations. These secluded spots are incredible to explore, aside from looking incredible.
With a grand population of 90, this is the second-least populous county in the United States. Most of the county is part of the magnificent Kalaupapa National Historical Park and the only sign of human life is a small township.
9. Sơn Đoòng
If you want to escape humanity in style, Sơn Đoòng, the largest cave in the world, is the place to do it. The biggest chamber of Sơn Đoòng is more than three miles long, 650 feet high and 500 feet wide.
A tiny and remote island in the crystal blue Mediterranean, located about 30 miles off the coast of Sicily., this place is under 4 sq miles, three quarters large and features a nature reserve; this means walking between the small villages on this stunning island is a treat.
7. Al Hajjarah
This village perched on a cliff in the remote Haraz Mountains of Yemen was once a citadel. The beautiful town is now used as a base camp by the few trekkers who brave this harsh environment.
6. El Nido Palawan
This the best beach and island destination in the Philippines. The extensive ecosystem is enthralling to explore. Stunning, isn’t it?
5. Huacahina Oasis in Pisco, Peru
Known as the “oasis of America” because of its beauty, the lagoon was created when a beautiful native princess was surprised at her bath by a young hunter and fled, leaving the pool of water behind.
Paga is one of many hidden villages in Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia. Masked by thick jungle, this quaint fishing village with it’s white sand beaches is as far from city life as you can get.
3. Puerto Vallarta
In the early 1900s, the Mexican government carried out bomb tests in Puerto Vallarta and transformed the landscape into stunning caves and hidden beaches. This hidden beach revealed by bombing is only accessible by swimming through a fifty foot tunnel. Wow!
2. Morro de São Paulo, Brazil
This place is so tranquil that the only way to get to the village is by boat or charter flight because no cars are allowed on the island. The village sits upon three beautiful jungle-topped hills at a point where the Canal de Taperoá meets a crystal blue Atlantic. I’m there!
1. Lake Oberon
Deep inside the tropical environment of Southwest National Park in Tasmania lies the hidden marvel that is Lake Oberon. Surrounded on all sides by steep rock, this lake is a favorite amongst fishers because it’s little known to tourists.