The best thing about travel is that it gives you the chance to see the world in a way you never have before. So, rather than spend your nights cooped up in a hotel room, here are three amazing hotels to add to your bucket list.
Bangkok Tree House, Thailand
If you’re looking for a truly natural experience, the Bangkok Tree House is the place for you. As well as a breathtaking view of the river, the hotel offers guests the chance to be completely environmentally friendly with treehouse bedrooms, alfresco showers under the moonlight, natural ponds to swim in and carbon-free cooking classes.
The hotel also stands by a promise to remove 1kg of rubbish from the Chao Phraya River for every booking made with them.
Lion Sands Game Reserve, South Africa
In the depths of Kruger National Park, the up-close African safari experience reaches new levels as fantasy becomes reality at the Lion Sands Private Game Reserve.
As the ultimate “room-with-a-view”, these beautiful tree houses allow guests to spend their evenings sipping wine under the soft outdoor lighting, while watching the magnificent African animals in their natural habitat, then enjoy a night under the stars.
Panchoran Retreat, Bali
Nestled on the outskirts of Ubud, this private hideaway offers six places to stay, each with magical views of the bamboo forest and the valley.
Created by the Irish-born landscape and interior designer; Linda Garland – known affectionately by the locals as “the bamboo queen” – the estate is inspired by nature and uses only sustainable or recycled materials.
After building this eco-friendly retreat, Garland went on to establish the Environmental Bamboo Foundation back in 1993, that looks at using bamboo to re-green degraded lands in an attempt to help to combat the environmental crisis.