Who says that one needs to compromise on luxury when interacting with nature? In efforts to be more conscious of the environment, many eco-conscious hotels are providing travelers with more nature-friendly options during their stay. One cool way hotels are allowing their guest to interact with the nature around them is through alfresco-style rooms. For a memorable experience in nature, spend a night sleeping alfresco at one of these five incredible hotels.
La Valise Tulum, Mexico
La Valise Tulum is an 11-room luxury boutique hotel in South Tulum. The hotel allows each guest to experience some of Mexico’s best views thanks to both its beachfront and jungle view rooms.
For a night under the stars with the sound of crashing waves around you, guest can book their master suite, which comes with a king-size bed that rolls out onto the balcony. The master suite is built under a massive palapa roof and comes with its own private entrance with direct beach access.
Singita Lebombo Lodge, South Africa
Every room at the lodge has a private balcony with a large daybed for prime animal viewing. Upon request, staff can turn the balcony bed into an outdoor oasis with high-thread-count sheets, a fluffy comforter, and a mosquito net. The balconies are optimally positioned to catch fiery sunrise views, and it’s common to spot elephants, baboons, crocodiles, and more.
Adrère Amellal, Egypt
Adrère Amellal is an eco-friendly lodge in Siwa Oasis, a nine-hour car ride from Cairo. The property is not dependent on electricity, air conditioning, or room service but instead on preserving the natural beauty of the surrounding area. Doors and furniture are made from olivewood and at night, the only source of light are the numerous beeswax candles, lanterns, and the desert sky.
Beverly Wilshire, California USA
Thanks to its rooftop location, the Beverly Wilshire’s Veranda Suite offers an outdoor experience in an urban setting. The Veranda Suite is one of Los Angeles’ best glamping setups. Guests who reserve the Veranda Suite stay on a 2,100 square-foot terrace with dreamy views of the Hollywood Hills. In the middle of this private urban oasis is a 10-foot-tall tent, complete with a crystal chandelier, marble lamps and fur rugs.
The Point, Saranac Lake, New York
In the latter half of the nineteenth century, affluent families built cabin compounds on lakes in the Adirondacks. These came to be known as Adirondack Great Camps.
At The Point, the Relais & Chateaux great camp property still features a 1,200 square-foot room boathouse, with a wraparound deck looking out onto peaceful Saranac Lake.
Inside, there is a high-vaulted ceiling, a stone fireplace, and a large canopied bed. The large deck also features two hanging twin beds which are ideal for post-boat ride naps or a quiet night’s rest. The hotel recommends calling about six months in advance to reserve.
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