Finding a piece of paradise to call one’s own is not always easy in today’s well-trodden world. Once-untouched beaches are now lined with resorts, animal safaris teem with 4x4s – not even deserts can be relied upon to be completely deserted any more. It doesn’t matter how exhaustively you affix the words ‘secret’, ‘hidden’ or ‘off-the-beaten track’ to online searches – if you’re reading about a location on the web, you can be sure that others are too. And if you do happen to stumble across a corner of unspoilt beauty in this world, it’s often not possible to stay there overnight without roughing it and sacrificing the comforts of a five-star hotel. Or is it possible?