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8 Socially Distant Luxury Escapes

by Mary Melnick

Aug 24, 2020

Photo: Bungalows Key Largo


Enjoy a luxury escape with these eight hotels and resorts that allow guests to rent private villas, suites, sections of the hotel or even the whole hotel itself.


Montage Palmetto Bluff

Nestled between Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, and Savannah, Georgia, Montage Palmetto Bluff is the perfect socially distant getaway. The hotel is settled on a spacious 20,000-acre coastal nature preserve, surrounded by 32 miles of waterfront and maritime forests. Partake in fishing, biking, boating, kayaking, golfing, spa treatments and more. Book a one- or two-bedroom cottage with its own private entry, or a private residence where you can enjoy beautiful views.


Montage Palmetto Bluff


Royalton Antigua

Reopening in November, Royalton Antigua’s Diamond Club’s Chairman’s six overwater bungalows offer the perfect luxury escape, while practicing social distancing. Upon arrival, guests check in at their bungalow in Deep Bay, Antigua. The spacious accommodations are equipped with luxury amenities, including a private pool, a deck with ocean access and a glass floor showcasing sea life swimming below.


Royalton Antigua


Royalton CHIC Punta Cana

Starting in November, escape to a secluded experience at Royalton CHIC Punta Cana’s CHIC Mansion, offering 11,500 square feet and six bedrooms. Guests are treated to private airport transportation, a personal butler, 24-hour room service, pool, hot tub and more. This adults-only resort is perfect for a private romantic retreat.


Royalton CHIC Punta Cana


The Ritz-Carlton, Dallas

The Ritz-Carlton, Dallas is Texas’s only 5-star hotel and is now offering a Privacy Please escape, perfect for travelers looking for a getaway. The experience offers the hotel’s Privacy Wing, a private hotel within the hotel, including a private entrance, staircase and enhanced levels of social distancing.


The Ritz-Carlton, Dallas – Suite Living Room


Washington School House Hotel

This unique Park City, Utah, boutique hotel was built as a school in 1889 — Washington School House has grown to a new level of luxury. The 13-room boutique property is offering a full hotel buyout for groups. Amenities included are personal chef, 24-hour concierge, heated rooftop pool and more. Explore the many hiking and biking trails located behind the hotel and explore the shops and restaurants on Main Street.


Washington School House – Park City


The Brazilian Court Hotel

Tucked away on Florida’s Palm Beach Island, The Brazilian Court Hotel offers seclusion and luxury. The hotel features 80 rooms and provides guests with a private enclave, structured for social distancing. For travelers seeking cleanliness and private experiences, check out the Private Plane to Paradise package where guests can fly, ride and stay privately.


The Brazilian Court Hotel


Ocean Key Resort & Spa

Ocean Key Resort & Spa, recently named No. 1 resort in the Florida Keys, is offering the ultimate social-distancing luxury getaway for multigenerational families and friends. The Pinnacle of Paradise package allows one party to reserve an entire section of the hotel for privacy and includes the Presidential suite, 10 Boutique suites, a private happy hour at the pool bar and private dinner and entertainment with stunning waterfront views.


Ocean Key Resort and Spa


Bungalows Key Largo

Luxury travelers can now buy out the first and only all-inclusive resort in the Florida Keys for themselves and up to 270 guests. Rates begin at $135,000 per night and include 135 private, waterfront and garden-view bungalows, oversized soaking tubs, outdoor garden showers, three dining experiences, two bars, two pools and more — the perfect socially distanced getaway.


Bungalows Key Largo


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