Out of the woods: treehouse hotels around the world that promise to melt away city stress

Samira Banat
Aug 13, 2020

What better way to connect with nature than immersing yourself in it overnight? See the treehouse hotels where you can do just that

When deciding on a holiday destination, it often seems like there are two extremes; rugged exploration in rural landscapes or all-out luxury where modern, opulent resorts fit the bill.

But what about a vacation that strike a balance between getting at one with nature and a little indulgence?

Treehouse hotels are the answer. A growing trend across the world, the city-escapes allow guests to cut off for modern life without sacrificing home comforts. See four of the world’s best below.

Tsala Treetop Lodge, South Africa

Situated in the heart of the Garden Route, private suites and villas constructed of stone, wood, and glass offer fairytale-like views of forest green, accompanied by excellent personal service. Enjoy your meals in a glass-walled dining room or soak in the sunshine on a unique dining deck suspended above the forest floor. Then, head back to your treehouse for a dip in the infinity pool that extends into the forest canopy.

Keemala, Phuket, Thailand

Overlooking Kamala Village and the Andaman Sea, the rainforest all-pool villas embrace Thai cultural philosophy through one-of-a-kind guest experiences. Pamper yourself with customised spa treatments and holistic programs set in a secluded region of the hills and woodland.

Treehotel, Sweden

Experience nature in all its raw glory in private treehouses camouflaged by mirrored walls. Not only does it offer exclusive views of northern Sweden‘s pine forest from the inside, but gaze at the Northern Lights and the surrounding boreal forest in your villa’s reflection. That sounds like an unforgettable experience.

Wilderness Safari’s Bisate Lodge, Rwanda

Experience Rwandan culture with a luxurious and eco-sensitive twist. The spherical, thatched structures of the treehouses mimic the Rwandan landscape, while the woven interiors mimic Rwandan culture. Situated in an eroded volcanic cone, enjoy views of the Bisoke and Karisimbi volcanoes, and even catch a glimpse of one of the gorilla groups in the nearby Volcanoes National Park.

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