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The world’s most remote vacation destinations


When it comes to vacation spots, it often seems like every corner of the world has been uncovered and explored. But there are a few destinations so remote that only the most intrepid travelers will find them. We’ve compiled a list of five faraway destinations, all accessible by private jet charter, to help you escape from the rest of the world.

Deception Island

A line of penguins walking along the beach at Deception Island beach front
A line of penguins walking along the beach at Deception Island beach front

Country: Antarctica
Surrounded by: Glaciers and icebergs
Remote because: The Antarctic Polar Desert is the largest desert in the world

Known as the “Ice Desert”, Antarctica is the earth's most southern continent and as remote a vacation destination as you could hope to find. Deception Island is the partially-submerged caldera (a cauldron-like depression that forms following the evacuation of a volcano’s magma chamber) of an active volcano just north of the Antarctic peninsula. Here, you can explore the remains of Hektor Whaling Station or even take a dip in the small region’s geothermally heated water – this is one of the only places in Antarctica where the water is warm enough for swimming. Spend your days exploring mesmerizing Iceberg Alley or hiking 1,000-year-old glaciers. When night falls, camp on frozen sea ice for a truly authentic experience or end a rigorous day with a touch of luxury by retiring to a private yacht. Visitors to Antarctica can fly-in by private jet and continue by land vehicle or private yacht.

Madagascar

Madagascar beach lined with trees
Madagascar beach lined with trees

Country: Madagascar
Surrounded by: Desert, rainforest and the Indian Ocean
Remote because: It has its own ecosystem!

One of the wildest and most biologically-diverse landscapes on earth, Madagascar is located in the Indian Ocean, 250 miles off the eastern coast of Africa. The world’s fourth largest island is a vibrant cultural mix of African, Asian, Arabic and European influences. You can relax on the island’s golden sandy beaches, tracking turtles as they climb ashore, or head off in search of its many species of lemur (Madagascar is home to 90% of the world's lemur population). Visitors to Madagascar can experience astonishingly varied terrain, hiking through the rainforests of Ranomafana one day and discovering the desert canyons of Isalo National Park the next. End a day’s exploring with a sunset cruise to see Madagascar’s dolphins at play. Flying here by private jet could not be easier, and when you’re traveling to Madagascar from the USA it’s well worth stopping over in Paris (most direct routing from US and Canadian cities) to refuel and experience some city glamor before heading into the wilderness.

Easter Island

Moais of Ahu Tongariki on Easter Island, Chile, with pacific ocean and mountains in the background
Moais of Ahu Tongariki on Easter Island, Chile, with pacific ocean and mountains in the background

Country: Chile
Surrounded by: Pacific Ocean
Remote because: The island has a population of just 6,000

At 7,000 km from Los Angeles and 13,000 km from London, Easter Island in Chile remains under the radar due to its extreme geographic isolation. This is despite its main attraction, the unforgettable Moai; 887 iconic monumental statues created by the early Rapa Nui people. But there is much more to see and do on this magical island – exploring the spectacular Easter Island Caves, surfing and swimming on windswept beaches, climbing the Rano Kau volcano and camping under the Polynesian stars to name just a few unforgettable experiences. Only one commercial airline can access Easter Island (LAN) and flights depart from only two locations (Santiago, Chile or Tahiti), however flying there by private jet allows visitors to plan a journey specially tailored to their needs.

Lake Baikal

Blue skies above frozen Lake Baikal
Blue skies above frozen Lake Baikal

Country: Russia
Surrounded by: Mountains, forests and wild rivers
Remote because: It is so remote that it’s home to a large variety of unique species found nowhere else on earth, including the nerpa – one of the world’s only species of freshwater seal

A short distance from the Russian-Mongolian border, surrounded by the mountains of south-central Siberia, Baikal is the largest and deepest lake in the world. Visitors to this awe-inspiring spot can trek and camp on the imposing cliffs surrounding the lake, explore the hidden sandy bays of Olkhon or cycle Baikal’s great bike trail. Those with less active tastes can relax in one of the natural hot springs dotted around the lake or view more than 2,000 species of plants and animals, two-thirds of which are unique to the region.

Apulit Island

Palawan Island Province with beautiful aqua-blue waters and sky
Palawan Island Province with beautiful aqua-blue waters and sky

Country: Palawan Island Province, the Philippines
Surrounded by: The North Pacific Ocean
Remote because: It has a population of zero

Located west of the Filipino mainland, Palawan Island Province is home to 1,780 islands and spans nearly 1,200 miles of remote, tropical shoreline. Amongst these islands is Apulit Island, one of the most isolated places on earth. The island has a population of zero, which means you can bask in the sun and parade up and down Auplit’s pristine beaches in total solitude. Visitors can spend their mornings sea kayaking, afternoons climbing the island's limestone cliffs to enjoy spectacular views, and evenings dining on Filipino delicacies. Accommodation is provided by luxurious huts suspended above the crystal-clear water. Whatever your sun-filled needs, this microscopic paradise is perfect.

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