The World’s Coolest Treehouse Hotels

Pictured: The Island Hideout – Koh Yao Noi, Thailand

So you love being at one with nature? You dig the idea of staying somewhere completely different to the usual square hotel rooms? You want to surprise someone special with a once in a lifetime trip? You relish releasing your inner child from time to time? We hear you!!

Here at Travel Den we feel exactly the same way. Sometimes hotels just feel too hotel-ish. Here are our top treehouse hotel picks that will make your inner child back-flip with delight…

Bangkok Tree House – Bangkok, Thailand

Pictured: View With A Room, Bangkok Treehouse

Catch a boat to the idyllic car free island of Bang Krachao and you will discover the Bangkok Tree House. This 12-room eco-boutique inn is nestled amongst the wilderness; mangroves, palm trees, fruit orchards and bird song surround you. The most famous room here is the ‘View With A Room’, an elevated platform in the treetops, with only a bed and a mosquito net to separate you from the elements. Ideal for the back-to-nature types! The hotel also offers treetop ‘nests’, which are bamboo cabins on stilts with a bathroom, bedroom and rooftop deck with sublime views over the lush landscape.

Bang Krachao is all about relaxing and getting back to nature. Unplugging is the order of the day. Spend your time exploring the island’s verdant trails by bike or by foot, enjoy a picnic in the wilderness, visit one of the island’s many 200 year old Buddhist temples and after dark make sure you keep an eye out for the island’s famous fireflies.

Chateaux Dans les Arbres – Dordogne, France

Indulge your inner Princess (or indeed Prince) by escaping to a castle in the trees. These enchanting Chateaux on stilts, or floating over their own moat, each have their own magical character and you can choose from either having a private Nordic pool or a jacuzzi and your own wide sweeping terrace with views over the chestnut and oak trees beneath you.

Once you have had your fill playing King and Queen in your own private castle you may want to get out and explore your Kingdom. Chateaux Dans les Arbres is located in the heart of the Dordogne with medieval towns, vineyards, prehistoric caves and yes, even more castles, all on its doorstep. Or you could choose to laze by the swimming pool and watch the sunset over the glorious vista…

TreeHouse Point – Issaquah, Washington, USA

A magical Tree House retreat designed by a ‘world renowned tree house builder, this rustic yet stylish B&B boasts luxurious design touches including cedar beds with soft cotton sheets, Aztec rugs, lanterns, leather chairs and private balconies. Best of all each bears a hippy name such as ‘Temple of the Blue Moon’ or ‘Trillium.’

This ode to nature is designed for you to completely unplug and relax; the focus here is on spending your days hiking through the forest, doing a spot of yoga down by the lake, relaxing with Tai Chi amongst the trees or enjoying an unwinding massage with their resident therapist.

Sanya Nanshan Treehouse – Hainan Island, China

This gorgeous treehouse has an added benefit – it’s right on the beach! Yes that’s right, be gently lulled to sleep at night by the sound of the ocean waves. Your multilevel private balconies look out over the canopy of tamarind trees and the soft white powder sands beyond.


Spend your days relaxing at the beach or explore the 5,000 acres of preserved Buddhist temples and pagodas right on your doorstep.

TreeCasa Resort – San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua

This enchanting resort offers canopy suites or the opportunity of staying in its large two-story Casa Arbol treehouse. Spacious enough for up to four guests, you will have your own living area, kitchenette, a wraparound terrace and an eco bathroom with full bath and an outdoor shower. Upstairs you’ll find a luxurious master bedroom with a romantic two-person outdoor shower and a balcony with sweeping views over the 450 acre resort. Best of all this treehouse comes with all the mod cons you could desire; air conditioning, Wi-Fi, coffee machine and laundry service.

Spend your days doing a few sun salutations on the yoga deck with expansive views over the Pacific ocean, surf some of the world’s best waves, forage for superfoods in the organic garden, join in on a farm-to-table cooking class, mountain bike through the stunning landscape or ride off into the sunset on your horse exploring nearby butterfly alleys.

The Island Hideout – Koh Yao Noi, Thailand

The Island Hideout is a small collection of eco-lodges, traditionally built in the Thai style utilising local materials and natural palm leaf roofs. They are luxuriously finished and all have sweeping views across the lush jungle and Phang Nga Bay beyond. Each lodge has a king-sized bed with drapes, an open-air bathroom and cushioned sun loungers looking out over the panoramic views. The ethos here is to really switch off and for this reason the lodges are without modern conveniences like electricity, TV or WiFi – yet sometimes you have to unplug to connect.

Outside the lodges you’ll find an irresistible infinity pool with views over the jungle. Nearby is an idyllic farm-to-table restaurant that serves delicious traditionally cooked Thai cuisine by candlelight.

Chaa Creek – San Ignacio, Belize

Chaa Creek is a magnificent eco-resort nestled within a verdant 400-acre nature reserve in western Belize that positively teems with wildlife; peccaries, jaguars and monkeys and let’s not forget the 308 recorded species of tropical birds. The luxuriously appointed Treetop Suites have sweeping panoramic view of the lush rainforest which you can appreciate from your private outdoor jacuzzi on the balcony. Some also have alfresco showers on the sundecks which make a perfect viewing platform for nighttime stargazing. Each Suite is individually designed and all have beautiful handcrafted furniture, soft linen and authentic Guatemalan fabrics and art.

Spend your days relaxing at the freshwater pool or if you feel more adventurous then try your hand at canoeing the Macal River or a spot of hiking.

Elewana Tarangire Treetops – Tarangire National Park, Tanzania

This charming resort has some of the largest bedrooms of any lodge in East Africa, each with a luxurious en suite bathroom and private balcony with sweeping views across the plains, perfect for spotting wildlife.

Spend your days relaxing by the infinity pool with its breathtaking views over the watering hole which often attracts local game such as waterbuck and Kudu. Try a walking safari or an evening game drive in the park or perhaps a tour of a local Masai village.

Canopy Tree Houses – Tarzali, Queensland, Australia

Choose from one of six luxuriously appointed timber and glass treehouses which are all totally and completely private. All come with stunning panoramic views over 100 acres of rainforest canopy and the flowing Ithaca River below. Relax on the hammock on your own secluded sundeck and rustle up some food on your BBQ.

Days spent here are best spent exploring the incredible rainforest on your doorstep; the land surrounding the resort produces four times the amount of fruit as the areas around it, which attracts incredibly rare wildlife like the Lumholtz Tree Kangaroos and Green Possums. Don’t be surprised if one wanders across your terrace on a foraging mission!

Matangi Private Island Resort – Matangi Island, Fiji

This slice of paradise is popular with honeymooners and couples looking for a truly romantic escape in a secluded setting. Nestled amidst a lush 240-acre private island in Fiji, Matangi Private Island Resort’s split-level treehouses are popular with couples looking for the ultimate in privacy, luxury and romance.

These three level 850-square-foot treehouses are right on the beachfront, surrounded by lush tropical foliage for extra privacy and that ‘get back in touch with nature’ vibe. Spend your days on the veranda; catch some rays and read a book on your king size day bed then cool off in your al-fresco lava rock shower overlooking the crashing ocean waves.

Nearby you can relax on powder white sand beaches, snorkel or scuba dive in pure turquoise seas or visit the serene on-site spa for a massage.

Acre Baja – San José del Cabo, Mexico

25 miles northeast of Cabo San Lucas you will discover a beautiful beachside boutique hotel that manages to be both rustic and sophisticated. Nestled in amongst lush tropical foliage and secreted away down private pathways, lie each of the well appointed treehouses; plush king size beds with luxurious linens, large sundecks, spacious closets, outdoor showers and even WiFi.

Wake up to the sweet sound of birdsong and sunlight dappling through the thatched walls; jump in the alfresco shower and head to a sunrise yoga class followed by a delicious two course breakfast served at their award winning restaurant (both included as complimentary perks).

Spend your days exploring all that Acre Baja has to offer; take a dip in the pool, explore the verdant gardens, make friends with the pet animals including goats, peacocks, roosters and even a donkey called Burrito!

KA BRU Beach- Itacaré, Brazil

This seductively hip boutique hotel is located at the entrance of the stunning Camamu Bay in Bahia. Choose the Forest Villa to really get away from it all; this elegant treehouse is the epitome of ‘indoor outdoor living’, the large sundeck blends seamlessly into the relaxing living area and well appointed kitchenette. Outside the space really comes into its own with a private pool, open air shower and a yoga deck.

Wake up to a deliciously healthy complimentary breakfast. KA BRU is in the perfect location for you to enjoy kayaking, hiking, surfing or just chilling on the beach if that’s more your style.

Arctic TreeHouse Hotel – Rovaniemi, Finland

Proving that treehouse hotels don’t have to be in the middle of a jungle, the Arctic TreeHouse Hotel is just outside Rovaniemi deep in the Arctic Circle. Come here to view the aurora borealis from the luxury of your cosy bed facing huge windows facing out onto the vista beyond.

Comfort is the order of the day at this property with its bathrooms with heated floors, rain showers, free Wi-Fi access and espresso machines. Unwind at the nearby Arctic Forest Spa or treat the kids to the Santa Claus Secret Forest during the holiday season.

Lions Sands Game Reserve – Kruger National Park, South Africa

It may be hard to believe but the idea for these magical open air treehouses first came about in 1933 by adventurer and explorer Guy Aubrey Chalkey. Now Lions Sands Reserve is still family owned and prides itself on its holistic approach to safariing. Right in the heart of the Kruger National Park these enchanting treehouses are all about pure escapism. With no electricity and certainly no WiFi your connection to the outside world (read:your on-site field guide) is via radio contact.

Lack of mod cons aside, this captivating reserve will enchant you with its line of lanterns leading the way to your inviting canopy bed, sat pride of place on a large deck high above the ground below. A perfect place for stargazing there is also a telescope on hand so you can take in the night sky once the sun has set. Fall asleep to the sound of the wilderness beyond knowing you may not ever have a nights sleep quite like this again…

The Hapuku Lodge & Tree Houses – Kaikoura, New Zealand

Five sumptuous treehouses are located on this beautiful deer-breeding farm on New Zealand’s South Island. Each of which sit high above the manuka groves and have views of the mountains and ocean beyond. Take in the breathtaking views from the spa bath, or cosy up with a book in the inviting seating nook complete with wood fire and deck.

A mere 20-minute walk away is the famous surf beach Mangamaunu Bay, or visit the eco-marine town of Kaikoura for prime whale watching opportunities.

Lion Sands Ivory Lodge, South Africa


Lion Sands Game Reserve is home to 4 unique and different lodges but the most incredible one is certainly the Lion Sands Ivory Lodge. You can here stay at the incredible Kingston Treehouse, an utterly intimate, secure platform under the stars with all the 5-star comfort.

You’ll find here a Deluxe king-sized bed, and twin pull-out beds. The lodge will provide a gourmet picnic basket for dinner and drinks and snacks for midnight feasts and breakfast the following morning. There is a rain shower and solar lighting in the bedroom, bathroom, and along the balustrades.

The animals roam beneath the Kingston treehouse for guaranteed thrills. It doesn’t matter which room you pick, staying at the Ivory Lodge guarantee one of the best wildlife experience you can find, as there are no fences between the houses and the reserve. You don’t have to be lucky to spot the animals as Lion Sands Reserve has one of the highest densities of wildlife per square hectare, offering guests a great opportunity of spotting wildlife regularly.





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