Above: A tree house at Hapuku Lodge.
Looking for anÂ elevated experience? Stay at one of theseÂ treetop lodgings.
Tucked amidÂ coffee and vanillaÂ plantations in the mountains ofÂ 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 Islandâ€™s Kaikoura district, ecotourism has reached new heightsâ€”10 meters above the ground, to be precise. Nestled in the canopy of a manuka grove, Hapukuâ€™s five tree houses feature wood-burningÂ fireplaces, solar-heated showers, and ready access toÂ fabulous regional produce, including Kaikouraâ€™s famed crayfish.
Shangri-La Villingili Resort and Spa
The luxe, leafyÂ tree house villas at this private-islandÂ playground in the Maldives are kitted out with top-notch entertainmentÂ systems, custom-made furniture, infinity pools, and wooden sundecks overlooking an azure lagoon. Tarzan never had it so good.