There are signs emerging that travellers will seek more remote destinations away from the crowds when they begin travelling once more. Hotels with private villas and small, remote properties are top of the list of enquiries, according to specialist luxury tour operator, Yonder.
“Enquiries over recent days have come from our repeat clients eager to travel as soon as they can but keen to minimise any health risks by opting for quieter destinations and tailored itineraries and private travel wherever possible,” says Nico Kostich, founder and director of Yonder.
Three properties offering seclusion post-isolation in spectacular destinations are:
Chena Huts in Sri Lanka is set in an unblemished wilderness on the border of the Yala National Park. With a beach front location by the Indian Ocean and a natural watering hole, guests get the best of wildlife watching and an island castaway experience. There are just 14 luxury cabins with private pools. https://www.yonder.co.uk/accommodation/chena-huts/
The Andaman and Nicobar Islands in the Indian Ocean are the epitomy of “off the beaten track”. A three-hour flight from India and two-hour boat ride and no wifi or mobile signal, Havelock Island in the Andamans is best experienced at Jalakara. This heavenly hideaway is an informal boutique eco lodge set inland on a former banana and betel nut plantation. The six-bedroom hotel has one private villa which is wrapped in woven teak and cantilevered into the hill. The loft-like space has a private kitchen lounge and super-king sized bedroom, private yoga deck, double hammock and copper infinity plunge pool. https://www.yonder.co.uk/accommodation/jalakara/
Cape Fahn is a small resort on a private island a three minute boat ride away from Choeng Mon Beach on the north-east corner of Ko Samui in Thailand. Each of the 24 spacious villas has an infinity pool with uninterrupted Gulf of Thailand views. Guests can dine in their own villa or have feet in the sea picnics and try private Thai boxing, yoga and Thai dancing lessons.
For those eager to widen their horizons and explore once again, Yonder can offer a tailormade itinerary in Sri Lanka based on private pool villas and out of the way properties including Ulagalla in the cultural triangle, Living Heritage Koslanda in the remote jungle of the tea country and Cape Weligama on the southern beaches near Galle from £3,990 per person for 12 nights.
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Notes to Editors
Yonder is a luxury tour operator specialising in experience-led, tailor made holidays in Sri Lanka, India, Thailand, Malaysia and Burma. Yonder’s portfolio features a collection of hand-picked hotels, as well as a range of creative and exclusive experiences. Yonder holidays are aimed at all ages, including families, solo travellers and small groups. Yonder was founded in 2017 by Nico Kostich, once named by TTG as one of the travel industry’s bright new talents to watch out for.