6 Travel Destinations Perfect For Social Distancing
If you live on the East Coast:
The villas at this resort were made for social distancing. In fact, when you arrive on property, you can travel from the parking lot to your accommodations without seeing any other guests. This is thanks to an underground tunnel that connects to each villa’s private elevator from the basement. It’s ideal in most cases for celebrities who prefer anonymity, but in this current climate, it’s also a sure-fire way to steer clear of getting sick. (Image via The Shore Club)
2. The Fairmont Mayakoba in Riviera Maya, Mexico
This property in Riviera Maya (Cancun) is so spread out you have to take a bike or boat to get from one side of the resort to the other. Although there are more than 400 rooms on-site, each accommodation feels remote, set in a tropical forest surrounded by lush lagoons and pristine white beaches. The resort is also ideal for golfers, as the property hosts a 7,000-yard course designed by Greg Norman. (Image via The Fairmont Mayakoba)
3. Montpelier Plantation & Beach in Nevis
The little sister to the better-known West Indies island St. Kitts, Nevis is so quaint the entire island only has one traffic light. Set on a 300-year-old sugar plantation, the Montpelier Plantation & Beach is a small Relais & Châteaux boutique hotel. A famous place for respite, Nevis is said to have been Princess Diana's favorite Caribbean island — in fact, the Princess of Wales was staying at the Montpelier when her separation from Prince Charles was announced.
If you live on the West Coast:
4. Waldorf Astoria Los Cabos Pedregal in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
Each guest room and suite on this property offers a waterfront view and a private plunge pool, so while there are four large pools on property, you don’t have to leave your room to go swimming. Reservations at the cliffside El Farallon are a must. The layout of the restaurant was built for social distancing prior to the pandemic, giving guests a private, upscale dining experience. Pick your cut of fish from a market-style case before making your way to your table, which is positioned so close to the Pacific Ocean that it feels like a big enough wave could crash at your feet.
5. Nobu Ryokan in Malibu, California
Located just off the Pacific Coast Highway, this elusive property only has 16 rooms, making it a private place to escape. Blending Malibu’s carefree vibes with Japanese-inspired minimalist design, rooms are complete with teak soaking tubs and views of Carbon Beach, also known as Billionaire’s Beach, or a courtyard boasting lush native plants. These perks come at a hefty price tag of more than $2K per night with a two-night minimum. (Image via Nobu Ryokan)
6. The Rossi Palm Springs
This quintessential Palm Springs boutique hotel is surrounded by the San Jacinto Mountains. Each suite on property feels private and remote, boasting outdoor patios with Jacuzzi hot tubs. Still, the hotel is close enough to Downtown Palm Springs to take a jaunt down Palm Canyon Drive in order to grab a latte at Koffi or a refreshing dessert at Great Shakes. Or, take a drive to Joshua Tree to explore the national park and hike some of the desert trails—just be sure to pack a lot of water! (Image via The Rossi)