Growing Popularity of “Treetop” Hotels

By Hotels.com, Special for  USDR

Travelers can now live the luxury treetop dream with a little help from the Hotels.com® Loved by Guests awards and the millions of genuine guest reviews they’re based on. Ten amazing hotels have been crowned winners in the brand new Best for Treehouse category, and they’ll be climbing straight to the top of your wish  list.

Today’s travelers are aiming high and dreaming of a vacation in the sky, as the travel experts at Hotels.com saw almost a 30% increase in demand for treehouse hotels last  year.*

With treetop luxury** (33%) proving more popular than sleeping in a spaceship (28%), checking into a hotel made of gold (24%) or bedding down in an ice hotel (23%), Hotels.com reveals the best-of-the-best Loved by Guests award  winners.

Arkansas  Adventure

Eureka Springs Treehouses—Eureka Springs, Arkansas
Review Rating: 4.8 out of 5 on Hotels.com
If you’re looking for a secluded romantic getaway, this is the place to be. This resort is a hidden gem with quirky features and fun at every turn. The treehouses are held on cedar logs, surrounded by beautiful greenery and destination themed, so guests can stay in Venice, New York, Santa Fe and Paris. If treetop life isn’t for you then fear not, as Eureka Springs also offers stays in fairytale castles, with hidden passages and Jacuzzi towers, and guests can even check in to enchanting hobbit caves that are like magical cocoons. Rate Available upon  request.

Beachside Bungalows Among the  Trees

Azulik – Adults Eco-Resort & Maya Spa – Tulum,  Mexico
Review rating: 4.3 out of 5 on  Hotels.com
Bring out your inner child and swing above the turquoise sea of Tulum, all from the privacy of your own villa at this luxurious beach hideaway. Azulik is a celeb spotting hotspot, but its biggest draw is the stunning villas. These wooden-crafted abodes feature spectacular water views, outdoor mosaic bathtubs and a deck with a swing and hanging Balinese bed. Guests can enjoy fine dining and entertainment with a 12 course tasting menu at the Kin Toh restaurant that’s built 12 meters above the Mayan jungle, all while watching artistic performances. Rooms from $219 per  night.

Float Among the  Clouds

Keemala – Phuket,  Thailand
Review rating: 4.6 out of 5 on Hotels.com

Fancy taking a dip on the edge of a cliff in your own 30-meter infinity pool? You can do just that at these gorgeous Bird’s Nest treehouses on stilts, located just 40 minutes from Phuket. Keemala is an enchanting evergreen wonderland, and these unique villas feature giant monsoon showers and freestanding bathtubs that have amazing views over the rainforest. Beach luxury, spa treatments, sunset cocktails and champagne picnics are also all on the menu at Keemala. Rooms from $370 per  night.

Style in the  Sky

Tree Hotel – Harads,  Sweden
Review rating: 4.3 out of 5 on Hotels.com
The Tree Hotel has upped the style stakes with its quirky, custom designed eco-treehouses. Imagine sleeping amongst the tall pine trees in a Mirror Cube, a Bird’s Nest or a UFO! Treehouses come complete with their own private giant hammock, so you can stargaze and seek out the Northern Lights. Guests can relax in the tree sauna, enjoy some authentic homemade Swedish food or zip line over Swedish Lapland and the Lule River for some exclusive and spectacular views. Rooms from $490 per  night.

Breath-Taking African  views

Tsala Treetop Lodge – Plettenberg Bay, South  Africa
Review rating: 4.8 out of 5 on  Hotels.com
High in the treetops, this hotel hideaway is set in the wilds of South Africa, in the heart of the Garden Route. With breath-taking views and a mystical charm, the treetop suites are pure luxury. They come complete with their own private spa bathrooms, fireplaces and even infinity pools. The hotel also offers a unique dining experience from a special dining deck suspended above the forest floor, where you can enjoy a sumptuous breakfast or a lazy lunch. Rooms from $185 per  night.

Treetop  Tranquillity

Silky Oaks Lodge – Mossman, Australia
Review rating: 4.8 out of 5 on Hotels.com

Imagine a rejuvenating spa experience in one of the world’s most ancient rainforests. Located along the Mossman River, Daintree Rainforest and Great Barrier Reef – there are rainforest walks, crystal waterholes and a billabong beach, all at your disposal at this hotel. The luxury treehouses have large verandas and hammocks, perfect for unwinding in the heart of the rainforest canopy. Guests can also enjoy dinner in their open-sided treehouse restaurant. Rooms from $297 per  night.

The top ten Treehouse Hotels to suit every traveler’s taste are listed below and a video highlighting each can be accessed  here.

1.

Phuket, Thailand – Keemala

4.6 out of 5 guest review rating on Hotels.com

From $370**** per night

2.

Harads, Sweden – Tree Hotel

4.3 out of 5 guest review rating on Hotels.com

From $490 per night

3.

Tulum, Mexico – Azulik – Adults Eco-Resort & Maya Spa

4.3 out of 5 guest review rating on Hotels.com

From $219 per night

4.

Papagayo, Costa Rica – Four Seasons Resort

4.7 out of 5 guest review rating on Hotels.com

From $495 per night

5.

Plettenberg Bay, South Africa – Tsala Treetop Lodge

4.8 out of 5 guest review rating on Hotels.com

From $185 per night

6.

Tioman Island, Malaysia – Japamala Resort

4.5 out of 5 guest review rating on Hotels.com

From $148 per night

7.

El Gigante, Nicaragua – Aqua Wellness Resort

3.8 out of 5 guest review rating on Hotels.com

From $165 per night

8.

Mossman, Australia – Silky Oaks Lodge Mossman

4.9 out of 5 guest review rating on Hotels.com

From $294 per night

9.

Eureka Springs, Arkansas, USA – Eureka Springs Treehouses

4.8 out of 5 guest review rating on Hotels.com

Rate available upon request

10.

Lower Daintree, Australia – Daintree Eco Lodge & Spa

4.6 out of 5 guest review rating on Hotels.com

From $237 per night

All of these amazing treehouse properties and many more can be booked via the Hotels.com mobile app, available on iOS and android. In just a few clicks you could be living the high life. Don’t forget to book with Hotels.com® Rewards for instant savings and when you collect 10 nights, you get one  free***.

Notes to  Editors:

* Based on hotel demand in 2015 vs 2016 for all properties sold on Hotels.com that are identified as  treehouses.

** 8,400 people globally were surveyed by One Poll in October  2016.

***Free night excludes taxes and  fees.

**** Prices quoted include taxes and fees and are subject to availability at the time of booking. All prices quoted are ‘from’ prices and are accurate as of May 12,  2017.

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