Ariau Amazon Towers – Manaus, Brazil
Nestled deep in the Amazon rainforest, Ariau Amazon Towers makes a strong claim for the world’s best canopy-hugging hotel. More than six miles of tree-top walkways bring you into close contact with the forest’s year-round residents – monkeys, macaws and sloths.
Mirrorcube at Treehotel – Harads, Sweden
When conceiving a tree-top dwelling Scandinavian architects Bolle Tham & Martin Videgård aimed to blend design, sustainability, art and efficiency. Mirrorcube is the stunning outcome of their imagination and craft. It’s proved so popular, you can now purchase your own.
Baumhaus Hotel – Neißeaue, Germany
An alternative community in East Germany (near the border with Poland) created a charming rustic hotel comprised of eight tree houses. A stay in this whimsical settlement demands a back-to-basics approach – home comforts are in short supply.
Hapuku Lodge & Tree Houses – Kaikoura, New Zealand
Nested 30 feet (10 metres) above the ground in the canopy of a native Manuka grove, Hapuku’s tree houses – built with native woods and furnished luxuriously throughout – command stunning views of Kaikoura’s dramatic mountains and surf-washed Pacific coastline.
Tsala Treetop Lodge – Garden Route, South Africa
Hidden away in South Africa’s Western Cape lies ultimate canopy chic. Constructed of stone, wood and glass, Tsala Treetop Lodge’s ten luxury suites each comprises a bedroom, sitting room with fireplace, spacious bathroom, private deck and infinity pool.
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