Above: A tree house at Hapuku Lodge.
Looking for an elevated experience? Stay at one of these treetop lodgings.
Tucked amid coffee and vanilla plantations in the mountains of northeast Kerala, India, the 46-square-meter tree house at Tranquil Resort brings nature indoors: a limb of the flame tree it resides in grows through the main bedroom.
At this New Zealand retreat in the South Island’s Kaikoura district, ecotourism has reached new heights—10 meters above the ground, to be precise. Nestled in the canopy of a manuka grove, Hapuku’s five tree houses feature wood-burning fireplaces, solar-heated showers, and ready access to fabulous regional produce, including Kaikoura’s famed crayfish.
Shangri-La Villingili Resort and Spa
The luxe, leafy tree house villas at this private-island playground in the Maldives are kitted out with top-notch entertainment systems, custom-made furniture, infinity pools, and wooden sundecks overlooking an azure lagoon. Tarzan never had it so good.