Indigenous Stays

Photo of Scales, courtesy of Dunton Hot Springs

As the world becomes ever-more connected and fast-paced, sometimes it can be hard to escape the trials and tribulations of everyday life. Join us as we explore four of the most faraway, disconnected and peaceful retreats across three continents, surrounded by nothing but undisturbed nature and an air of adventure.

 

La Granja Ibiza

Photo courtesy of La Granja Ibiza

For those seeking to return to a simpler, more relaxed way of life, La Granja on the island of Ibiza is the perfect place. This luxury hideaway is a beautifully preserved, converted 16th century farmhouse, with a once barren farm that has been eased back into life. The property’s imperfections and the decay that give it so much character have been maintained, each of the rooms featuring scarred natural materials such as burnt wood, oiled ash and slate and are decorated in traditional, rustic style with concrete floors and heavy wood and metal furniture. The laid-back, familiar lifestyle of La Granja extends to the kitchen; if guests were to decide they would like to dine at the farmhouse, a simple heads-up to the knowledgeable staff and the chef will create a delicious, bespoke meal from scratch, using the farm’s organic produce. La Granja farmhouse breeds pure serenity and relaxation, taking guests back to when life was simple and nature prospered. Let the days drift by whilst soaking up the sun by the turquoise pool overlooking the endless acres of farmland, letting the perpetual feeling of siesta engulf you.

Carretera Forada a Sant Mateu, Km. 1, 07820 Ibiza, Islas Baleares, Spain

 

Wolwedans Dunes Lodge

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With spectacular desert views as far as the eye can reach, the Wolwedans Dunes Lodge captures the beauty of the Bedouin life in the most luxurious of ways. Each of the 9 chalets, with a private veranda and ensuite, are simply constructed out of wood and canvas blinds, yet inside it feels like being in a luxury hotel suite. The main lodge comprises 2 lounges and dining rooms, a fireplace, a library, a wine cellar and even a swimming pool with a sundeck suspended above the sand like a floating ocean. With nothing but perfect dunes and infinite blue skies around, exploring the wonders of Namibia is the perfect way to pass the time; from soaring the skies in a hot air balloon or taking a scenic drive across untouched nature, to horseback riding through the vast open spaces or getting a relaxing al fresco wellness massage, your stay at the Dunes Lodge will undoubtedly be a memorable one.

Windhoek, Republic of Namibia

 

Dunton Hot Springs

Photo courtesy of Dunton Hot Springs

This charming Colorado town is set in a Rocky Mountain valley and boasts natural hot springs and a picturesque waterfall. This secluded, award-winning resort has the feel of an exquisitely restored ghost town, with rustic saloons offering gourmet meals and twisting trails leading to a luxurious spa. Surrounded by nothing but breath-taking scenery, guests have the opportunity to explore; penetrate the wilderness on horseback or mountain bike, go kayaking or river rafting, try your luck at fly fishing or discover the stunning nearby Native American territory of Navajo Nation. Yet your stay full of character and wonder does not end here; Each of the hand-built cabins is sure to take you back to your childhood, externally mimicking a fairy tale cottage full of charm, yet featuring luxury amenities inside, one cottage even boasting an on-demand hot spring.

52068 Co Rd 38, Dolores, CO 81323, USA

 

Post Ranch Inn

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Completely isolated and accessible only by an adventurous trail hike or a spectacular helicopter flight, this retreat is truly a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Over 1200 feet above the Pacific Ocean, nestled within the majestic cliffs of Big Sur, lies Post Ranch Inn – the ultimate luxury nature escape. Featuring natural materials and a multitude of floor-to-ceiling windows and skylights, the ranch is architecturally constructed to embrace and seamlessly integrate into its surroundings. Guests may choose between meticulously designed rooms or private houses with either mountain or ocean views, including a deluxe tree house and a ‘Peak House’ that has a deck suspended over the mountain ridge. Additionally, the guests of Post Ranch Inn have formidable amenities at their disposal, including a pool, 2 jacuzzis, a gym and spa, an award-winning restaurant, even a library and an art gallery.

47900 CA-1, Big Sur, CA 93920, USA

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