HotelsCombined lists the ten best treetop stays around the world
A treehouse sojourn is a memorable holiday that every avid traveller should add to their bucket list. From the steamy jungles of the Amazon to the snow-capped mountains of New Zealand, HotelsCombined has unearthed the planet’s most incredible treetop escapes:
Japamala Treetop, Malaysia
Perched high above the luxuriant jungle canopy, these chalets are secluded yet situated only a short walk up from the beach on Tioman island. The charming villas and chalets with lush jungle views offer an entirely different resort experience, in fact their very proximity to nature make these chalets so keenly sought after. Here you'll experience the noise of the jungle, the soft rustle of windblown leaves, the chirping of crickets and birds, and the foraging of wild creatures at night.
Bangkok Tree House, Thailand
A respite from the hustle and bustle of one of Asia’s busiest cities, this environmentally-friendly sanctuary is hidden away on the mangrove-laden island of Bang Krachao (widely referred to as Bangkok’s “green lung”). While the property offers several treetop “nests,” we particularly love the “View with a Room,” an open outdoor platform perched seven metres above ground.
Amanpulo Treetop Casitas, Philippines
Set on its own private island surrounded by white sandy beaches, clear blue waters and a coral reef 300 metres from the shore, this is the epitome of an island paradise. The treetop casitas situated above the tree-line comes with its own private pool, a cook and a housekeeper.
The contemporary forest residences at the Treehotel – which include a floating UFO, reflective mirror cube and branch-covered bird’s nest – have made ‘best of’ lists in travel magazines across the globe. A truly unique Swedish experience, visitors can unwind in the Tree Sauna or sample reindeer meat at the onsite restaurant.
Ariau Amazon Towers Hotel, Brazil
Widely regarded as the world’s largest treetop hotel, this eco-conscious resort sits high within the lush foliage of the Amazon rainforest. Boasting an impressive five miles of wooden catwalks connecting its 268 rooms and suites, guests here can also enjoy a treetop pool, restaurant, bar and amphitheatre. And there’s no shortage of activities either – unique outings range from swimming with pink dolphins to piranha fishing.
Kupu-Kupu Barong Villas & Tree Spa Bali, Indonesia
Located in the heart of Bali, Kupu Kupu Barong Villas and Tree Spa is a 5-star hotel enclosed in three hectares of lush tropical gardens overlooking the spectacular Ayung River valley and the rice paddies. Their 38 luxury villas and 48 rooms resort is one of Bali’s finest boutique hotels and an amazing resort for romantic travellers.
Tsala Treetop Lodge, South Africa
Offering 10 private treetop suites and six luxurious villas, Tsala is a five-star refuge nestled within the lush foliage of South Africa’s famed Garden Route. Guests here can enjoy their own fireplace, secluded deck and infinity plunge pool.
Xinalani Retreat, Mexico
A relaxing yoga retreat set in picturesque Puerto Vallarta, the elevated jungle cabins at Xinalani emit a truly tropical treehouse look with their thatched roofs and open-air spaces. All accommodation is ocean front, with some suites providing special rustic touches such as hammocks and outdoor showers.
Hapuku Lodge, New Zealand
Suspended 30 feet above ground within a grove of native Manuka trees, the treehouse accommodation at Hapuku delivers stunning views of New Zealand’s Kaikoura mountain range. Parents travelling with children will appreciate the family treehouse – a spacious, split-level dwelling with an upper and lower bedroom.
Silky Oaks Lodge, Australia
Guests at this North Queensland bush retreat receive quite a list of perks in addition to their lofty accommodation – all rooms come complete with a gourmet breakfast, use of river canoes, yoga classes, mountain bike rentals and guided rainforest walks. Scented oil burners are also on hand in each treetop suite to ensure complete relaxation.
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