Cool Places You Can Only Reach By Helicopter

by Jenna Payesko

Jul 31, 2017

Some of the best destinations in the world are found in places most people can’t access by car or foot. Whether it’s an ultra-exclusive luxury getaway or a remote destination of unspoiled beauty, few and far between have the opportunity to see such a sight. Time to get your rich and famous lifestyle on and venture to sights only accessible by helicopter.


While the Maldives is hardly unknown, the small island of Medhufaru is an unknown vacation spot in the middle of the Indian Ocean. Excellent for honeymooners or those looking for an escape, the island is reachable by helicopter or seaplane. One resort, Soneva Jani, includes retractable roofs for stargazing — chic, huh?

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Cirque de Mafate, Reunion Island

Cirque de Mafate, a caldera on Reunion Island in the Indian Ocean, is home to several small hamlets formed from the collapse of the large shield volcano Piton des Neiges. While it’s possible to access via hiking trails, a helicopter is truly the best way. Cirque de Mafate is a popular destination for those wanting to experience a remote, unique and safe natural area that offers modern amenities like grocery stores.

Nimmo Bay, Canada

This Canadian wilderness resort, located in the middle of the Great Bear Rainforest in British Columbia, is simply inaccessible by road, only by helicopter. Guests can hop on a helicopter for about an hour ride over endless nature and serenity. This resort is the definition of a secret hideaway, nestled into the old growth forests, poised over serene and sparkling waterways. The landscape is defined by granite mountains overlooking misty fjords, waterfalls and secluded beaches. The lodge offers a high-end wilderness experience in one of the most remote and stunning places on the planet.

Supai Arizona

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Supai, Ariz.

The village of Supai, located within the Havasu Canyon, is home to the Havasupai Tribe and renowned for its beautiful waterfalls and camping sites. It’s not accessible by road, only by foot, horseback or helicopter. The village is so remote the U.S. postal service delivers mail by mule, a journey that takes three hours one way. The nearest town providing food, water and gas for hikers is 66 miles away in Peach Springs.


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