The latest trend in hospitality can give hotels a lift if they want to tower above the competition. Today’s travelers no longer have their head in the clouds when they dream about renting a room in the trees. Hotels.com cites a trend that saw an increase of 30% in demand for treehouse hotels last year.
In fact, treetop luxury may come out on top (33%), proving more popular than sleeping in a spaceship (28%), checking into a hotel made of gold (24%) or bedding down in an ice hotel (23%), the survey notes. Here is a list of top treehouse stays for those looking for a new way to see the world from their hotel room.
Eureka Springs Treehouses, Eureka Springs, Arkansas
If you’re looking for a secluded romantic getaway, this is the place to be. This resort is a hidden gem with quirky features and fun at every turn. The treehouses are held on cedar logs, surrounded by beautiful greenery and destination themed, so guests can stay in Venice, New York, Santa Fe and Paris. If treetop life isn’t for you then fear not, as Eureka Springs also offers stays in fairytale castles, with hidden passages and Jacuzzi towers, and guests can even check in to enchanting hobbit caves that are like magical cocoons. Rack rates from $249 per night.
Beachside Bungalows Among the Trees
Azulik – Adults Eco-Resort & Maya Spa, Tulum, Mexico
Bring out your inner child and swing above the turquoise sea of Tulum, all from the privacy of your own villa at this luxurious beach hideaway. Azulik is a celeb spotting hotspot, but its biggest draw is the stunning villas. These wooden-crafted abodes feature spectacular water views, outdoor mosaic bathtubs and a deck with a swing and hanging Balinese bed. Guests can enjoy fine dining and entertainment with a 12 course tasting menu at the Kin Toh restaurant that’s built 12 meters above the Mayan jungle, all while watching artistic performances. Rooms from $219 per night.
Float in the Clouds
Keemala, Phuket, Thailand
Fancy taking a dip on the edge of a cliff in your own 30-meter infinity pool? You can do just that at these gorgeous Bird’s Nest treehouses on stilts, located just 40 minutes from Phuket. Keemala is an enchanting evergreen wonderland, and these unique villas feature giant monsoon showers and freestanding bathtubs that have amazing views over the rainforest. Beach luxury, spa treatments, sunset cocktails and champagne picnics are also all on the menu at Keemala. Rooms from $370 per night.
Tree Hotel, Harads, Sweden
The Tree Hotel has upped the style stakes with its quirky, custom designed eco-treehouses. Imagine sleeping amongst the tall pine trees in a Mirror Cube, a Bird’s Nest or a UFO… Treehouses come complete with their own private giant hammock, so you can stargaze and seek out the Northern Lights. Guests can relax in the tree sauna, enjoy some authentic homemade Swedish food or zip line over Swedish Lapland and the Lule River for some exclusive and spectacular views. Rooms from $490 per night.
Tsala Treetop Lodge, Plettenberg Bay, South Africa
High in the treetops, this hotel hideaway is set in the wilds of South Africa, in the heart of the Garden Route. With breath-taking views and a mystical charm, the treetop suites are pure luxury. They come complete with their own private spa bathrooms, fireplaces and even infinity pools. The hotel also offers a unique dining experience from a special dining deck suspended above the forest floor, where you can enjoy a sumptuous breakfast or a lazy lunch. Rooms from $185 per night.
Silky Oaks Lodge, Mossman, Australia
Imagine a rejuvenating spa experience in one of the world’s most ancient rainforests. Located along the Mossman River, Daintree Rainforest and Great Barrier Reef — there are rainforest walks, crystal waterholes and a billabong beach, all at your disposal at this hotel. The luxury treehouses have large verandas and hammocks, perfect for unwinding in the heart of the rainforest canopy. Guests can also enjoy dinner in their open-sided treehouse restaurant. Rooms from $297 per night.
Phuket, Thailand – Keemala, From $370 per night
Harads, Sweden – Tree Hotel, From $490 per night
Tulum, Mexico – Azulik – Adults Eco-Resort & Maya Spa, From $219 per night
Papagayo, Costa Rica – Four Seasons Resort, From $495 per night
Plettenberg Bay, South Africa – Tsala Treetop Lodge, From $185 per night
Tioman Island, Malaysia – Japamala Resort, From $148 per night
El Gigante, Nicaragua – Aqua Wellness Resort, From $165 per night
Mossman, Australia – Silky Oaks Lodge Mossman, From $294 per night
Eureka Springs, Arkansas – Eureka Springs Treehouses, From $249 per night
Lower Daintree, Australia – Daintree Eco Lodge & Spa, From $237 per night