Travelers branching out: A third of global travellers dream of sleeping among the treetops

Toronto, 14 June, 2017: Travellers can now live the luxury treetop dream with a little help from the™ Loved by Guests awards and the millions of genuine guest reviews they’re based on. Nine 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 travellers are aiming high and dream of a vacation in the sky, as the travel experts at 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%), reveals the best-of-the-best Loved by Guests award winners

1.Floating infinity pool

Keemala – Thailand
Review rating: 4.5 out of 5 on
Fancy taking a dip on the edge of a cliff in your own 30 metre 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 C$488 per room per night.


2. Style in the sky 

Tree Hotel – Sweden

Review rating: 4.4 out of 5 on
Instead of opening a hotel door, imagine climbing up to it! 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 C$678 per room per night.


3. Swing from the tree and over the sea

Azulik – Adults Eco-Resort & Maya Spa, Tulum – Mexico
Review rating: 4.2 out of 5 on
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 the biggest draw is its 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 metres above the Mayan jungle, all while watching artistic performances. Rooms from C$296 per room per night.


4. The luxury life

Four Seasons Resort – Costa Rica
Review rating: 4.8 out of 5 on
This hillside oasis overlooks the golden beaches of the Peninsula Papagayo. This truly luxurious resort sits 320 feet above sea level and while not technically a treehouse, its beautiful suites sits nestled among the breathtaking jungle canopy.  In the 5 star suites, guests can indulge in their own private plunge pool while sipping on cocktails and soaking up the sun. No two days will be the same here, as guests can tee off at the championship golf course, kids can enjoy an eco-camp adventure and the hotel also runs a volunteering program, giving travellers an opportunity to support local schools or help conserve the environment. Rooms from C$669 per room per night.


5. Mystical hideaway

Tsala Treetop Lodge, Plettenberg Bay – South Africa
Review rating: 4.8 out of 5 on
High in the treetops, this hotel hideaway is set in the wilds of South Africa, in the heart of the Garden Route. With breathtaking 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 C$326 per room per night.


6. The island high life

Japamala Resort, Tioman Island – Malaysia
Review rating: 4.7 out of 5 on
If you’re in need of a back-to-nature experience, then this is definitely the place to go. Tucked away on the lower terrain of the forest on Tioman Island, this hotel is only accessible by boat. Connecting walkways piece together these stunning tree houses, which offer incredible views of the South China Sea. Fashionably rustic, Japamala is designed for guests who love to live amongst nature but still live in luxury. Enjoy a soak in a hot tub in the trees, dine in a restaurant on stilts that sits 100 meters out to sea or take a jungle trek to the nearest village. Rooms from C$238 per room per night




7. Barefoot luxury and yoga

Aqua Wellness Resort – Nicaragua
Review rating: 4 out of 5 on
In the lush tropical setting on Nicaragua’s Emerald Coast, you’ll find yourself waking to the sound of crashing waves and tropical birds. The tree house villas here feature plunge pools, outdoor Balinese showers and a private deck, perfect for watching the sun sink into the Pacific every night. The resort has a beachside restaurant, where large woven lanterns make the night glow, and yoga lessons that take place on a deck high above the forest floor, offering magnificent views of the jungle. Rooms from C$223 per room per night.

8. Tranquility in the treetops

Silky Oaks Lodge Mossman – Australia
Review rating: 4.9 out of 5 on
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’s 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. Guest can also enjoy dinner in their open-sided treehouse restaurant. Rooms from C$407 per room per night.


9. Relax in the rainforest
Daintree Eco Lodge & Spa – Australia
Review rating: 4.6 out of 5 on
Escape civilization to a place that’s truly relaxing. With its treehouse-style rooms, you can be at one with nature and experience the very essence of the ancient Daintree rainforest in North Queensland. The luxurious villas feature hot tubs in the treetops and guests can also enjoy a spectacular dining experience from its stunning restaurant that hangs out over the rainforest lagoon. Rooms from C$320 per room per night.



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Notes to Editors:

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

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

***free night excludes taxes and fees.

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