Escape all that is holiday hullabaloo and head off to your own private island getaway on Motu Teta in Rangiroa, French Polynesia.
The Rangiroa atoll, the second largest in the world, consists of about 415 islands and sandbars, Motu Teta being one of them.
The all-inclusive 9-acre private island resort is really far removed from basically everything. Guests fly into Papeete, Tahiti, then take an inter-island flight to Rangiroa and then a 1.5-hour boat ride to the island--exclusivity ain't easy, after all.
Guests will have a private chef and 24-hour staff, excursions like shark lassoing (whatever that is) and a Coconut Crab hunt (because, natch). Oh, and there's limited cell service, so you're really, really disconnected.
The island holds 6 adults--or 10 people, including children starting at 530 Euros a night per person... not bad. Here's the place. Yup.
It's over 6,200 miles from New York. Here it is on a map.
This could be you. Just sayin'.
The Most Remote Destinations: Siwa, Egypt
Some 340 miles west of Cairo, the historic town of Siwa sits close to the Libyan border in the middle of the Sahara. The town is difficult to reach -- hired cars are the best bet -- but worth it for travelers who want to see a true oasis, featuring hundreds of thousands of palm trees, springs, and a brittle, ancient maze of a city crumbling under the force of the sun. Visitors also come to see the Temple of the Oracle, which was built originally to hail the glory of Zeus and later visited by Alexander the Great.
The Most Remote Destinations: Sark, Bailiwick of Guernsey
Sark is hidden in plain sight. The most beautiful of the channel islands off the coast of France, Sark offers travelers arriving on occasional ferries the chance to take a step back in time -- way back. Cars are not allowed on the island and most of the locals farm for a living and speak an unusual Norman language. The highlights of visiting the islands include taking in beautiful views and visiting aging manses. But, don't overestimate the island's size. It doesn't take more than an hour to walk across it.
The Most Remote Destinations: Jau National Park, Brazil
Only reachable by an extended boat ride from the regional Amazonian hub of Novo Airao, Jau National Park is in the heart of the world's largest rainforest and boasts far more wildlife than it does human life. Visitors here have to unplug because there isn't anything to plug into for a hundred miles, only sloths, river dolphins and troops of monkeys leaping busily among the trees. Tours of the region are best set up through regional river outfitters.
The Most Remote Destinations: Easter Island, Chile
Easter Island may be one of the remotest islands on Earth -- it is nowhere near continental Chile -- but is among the most easily accessible of these remote places thanks to an international airport. Visitors come to see the famous, fabulous and mysterious Moai, which look out over the endless swells of the Pacific Ocean. Another great reason to come: the diversity of bird life on the rather desolate island, which is a waystation for those surfing the oceanic winds.
The Most Remote Destinations: Exmouth, Australia
The Outback's answer to the Caribbean, Exmouth is famous for its seemingly endless beach, for the massive barrier reef that sits off shore, and for being a total pain to visit. Those who make the trip to Northwest Australia by plane or on the scenic highway winding north from Perth are amply rewarded with opportunities to swim with sharks and sunbathe with Kangaroos. The small town has a number of hotels popular with SCUBA divers and excellent food on offer at Whalers Restaurant.
The Most Remote Destinations: Christmas Island, Australian Territory
Accessible only via long-haul freighters and twice weekly flights from Perth, this Pacific speck offers postcard-perfect beaches, numerous spelunking opportunities and the chance to swim with whale sharks. Though it remains well off anything resembling the beaten path, there is some tourist infrastructure here meaning that Christmas Island is away from it all except opportunities for adventure. Remember to explore the WWII ruins that sit near the broadest vistas.
The Most Remote Destinations: Lhasa, Tibet
The remoteness of Lhasa depends largely on the mood of the Chinese government, which alternately promotes tourism to the Tibetan spiritual capital and bans foreigners from travel to the contested region. For those willing to deal with the vicissitudes of Beijing to make the trek, the gorgeous Potala Palace awaits along with the ancient Buddhas in the Jokhang Temple and the friendly Tibetans, who do not particularly enjoying be told they are Chinese. Seven years is a bit much, but travelers frequently linger to take in the sites and the city's whitewashed charms.
The Most Remote Destinations: Klyuchevskoy Nature Park, Russia
Located on Russia's wild Kamchatka peninsula, the Klyuchevskoy Nature Park is anchored by the 14,490-foot-high Klyuchevskoy Volcano, one of the peaks that make up the Volcanoes of Kamchatka UNESCO World Heritage Site. Thick with wildlife, the park is full of fox, wolverines, big horn sheep and even lynxes. Visitors to this frontier tend to hike into the mountains along trails, including the inviting "Path Of Recent Eruptions.”
The Most Remote Destinations: Chagos Archipelago, Indian Ocean
This British Protectorate 300 miles south of the Maldives was long inhabited by a proud native people who fished and enjoyed the beautiful natural landscape. Then the British evicted them and gave the island of Diego Garcia to the U.S. military. Today, the only way to visit this paradise is as a civilian contractor for the armed forces. This perk may get even sweeter if the British follow through on the plan to create a massive marine reserve outlined in government documents released by WikiLeaks in 2010.
The Most Remote Destinations: Kerguelen Islands, Antarctica
The ultimate destination for the traveler looking to get away from it all -- foliage, wildlife, modernity -- the Kerguelen Islands offer very little in the way of infrastructure and nothing by way of attractions save the majesty of a moonscape and views over the southern Indian Ocean. The capital of Port Aux Francais consists predominantly of research facilities so a PhD is almost a prerequisite to visit. Either that or a lot of time to kill on a boat then waiting for a boat then on a boat again. (SOPHIE LAUTIER/AFP/Getty Images)
The Most Secluded Beaches: Hidden Beach, Puerto Vallarta
Located on the remote Marieta Islands off Puerto Vallarta, this beach was once a military practice site used by the Mexican government in the early 1900s. Now, ecological tours that offer snorkeling and kayaking are the name of the game on "Hidden Beach."
The Most Secluded Beaches: Alter do Chão, Brazil
A popular destination among the smell set of travelers looking to relax in the Amazon, Alter do Chão is an aggressively scenic town in the Para state near the city of Santarém. A perfectly formed sandbar, known as the Island of Love, sits in front of the colorful downtown, drawing tourists out into the moving waters. Travelers won't have the beach to themselves, but the expanse of the Amazon is an amazing thing to contemplate from the inside.
The Most Secluded Beaches: Kaihalulu, Hawaii
Sometimes referred to as Red Sand Beach, Kaihalulu is off the beaten path in the sense that the only way to get there is to take a rather dangerous, winding path along the Maui coast. The reward for anyone daring enough to make the hour or so long trek is having a brick-red swathe of paradise to themselves. Though swimming can be a bit dangerous thanks the tides and undertows, this may be Hawaii's ultimate hang out.
The Most Secluded Beaches: Lofoten, Norway
Certainly the coldest beach to make this list, Lofoten's white sand crescent is no less scenic for abutting the frigid waters that lap Norway's frozen north. As with many beaches in the Lofoten Islands and in other arctic archipelagoes, the beach here looks paint-by-numbers Caribbean. The water is turquoise and the sand a whiter shade of pale. The backdrop, however, is all fjordland drama and pickled herring. Visitors come here from the mainland on the ferry to enjoy the pristine beauty. They do not generally go swimming.
The Most Secluded Beaches: Plage Blanche, Morocco
This massive dune-crested beach in southwest Morocco sits at the convergence of two seas, the dry Sahara and the colder, wetter Atlantic. The nearest city is the small town of Tan-Tan, which is not particularly notable or appealing in any way save that it sits near Plage Blanche, which is spectacular. Visitors come here overland or, more intelligently, by boat and spend the day soaking up as much sun as it is possible to soak up without lighting on fire.
The Most Secluded Beaches: West Island, Keeling Archipelago
A paint smattering of atolls in the southern Indian Ocean, the Keeling Islands are about as close to a tropical paradise as is still accessible to man. Though this Australian protectorate has little infrastructure, there are places to stay on West Island, one of the few specks of land that actually boast a human population. Visitors will find ample bird life and views uninterrupted by, well, anything. The downside is, of course, that getting here is not a picnic. Flights leave the lonely city of Perth on Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays.
The Most Secluded Beaches: Cabo Pulmo, Mexico
Though only about 60 miles northeast of Cabo San Lucas, <a href="http://www.cabopulmopark.com/">Pulmo National Park</a> is a too rarely visited secret. The long beach cradles a warm, shallow bay thick with life. The backdrop, arid montains and jangling mariachi music. This is what Mexico would be like if it had the same population as Rhode Island. <em>(This slide originally stated that Pulmo was south of Cabo San Lucas. It isn't. That is an ocean.)</em>
The Most Secluded Beaches: Tombua, Angola
To say that there are beaches in Southern Angola is both inarguably true and a bit misleading. The beaches here aren't so much beaches as bays that are part of an unending beach running almost a thousand miles down the west coast of Africa sometimes referred to as the Skeleton Coast. Though the beach south of Tombua is spectacular, it makes this list because -- unlike other portions of this coast -- it is actually accessible, there being a fine line between secluded and unreachable. A little advice: Bring water.
The Most Secluded Beaches: Necker Island, BVI
Though not too far removed from the touristed islands of Virgin Gorda and Tortola, Necker Island's beaches may be the most secluded in the world because there is only one way to get there: Have a ton of money. Virgin Group CEO Richard Branson's island paradise is available to rent if you're sitting on an undisclosed, but certainly absurd, pile of cash or if you're friend's with the ponytailed corporate charmer. It is like that old joke about getting to Symphony Hall if you replace "practice" with "hiding earnings in various tax havens."
The Most Secluded Beaches: Cabo Polonio, Uruguay
If this lonely strip of sand were anywhere else, it'd be chock-a-block with condo development and $500-a-night hotels, packed with gliterati and snow birds griping about high prices and traffic jams. Fortunately, Cabo Polonio is in Uruguay, where its mere geography, hundreds of miles from anywhere, keep it almost untouched, save for the few families that call this windswept point home year round. A few months a year, during the height of the Southern Hemisphere's summer, backpackers and Brazilians make their way here for off-the-grid relaxation and some windsurfing, setting up tents just off the sand and generally making what could only be called a scene in a place where there's no such thing.
The Most Secluded Beaches: Kamaran, Yemen
The pristine sandy beaches and aquamarine waters of Kamaran Island wasn't always secluded. In ages past, this Red Sea hideaway attracted traders making their way towards the bustling ports of East Africa. Thanks to political and social unrest -- booking a flight to Sana'a is neither easy nor advisable -- this obscure corner of the Arabian peninsula is lonelier than ever though no less beautiful. The snorkeling here is excellent and <a href="http://www.kamaran.net/index.htm">the resort is actually quite lovely</a>. One catch, don't bring your bikini.
The Most Secluded Beaches: Playa de Muerta Sayulita Mexico
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The Most Secluded Beaches: Atins' beach, Maranhao Brasil
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