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5 sky-high treehouse villas in Thailand

Natasha Bazika

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In Thailand, there is a group called the We-ha (sky) clan who are believed to have an advanced understanding of the universe. They built their homes elevated from the ground to obtain better creativity and liberty. Today, this suspended living comes in the form of treehouses and thanks to the glamping trend, there are several luxury treehouse villas hidden in Thailand's dense jungles. Each treehouse boasts the comforts of a five-star hotel, incredible sky-high views of the lush rainforest and so much more. Here are five treehouses that need to be seen to be believed.

Finding Eco-luxury at Soneva Kiri

It’s always beneficial when unparalleled luxury meets eco-friendly design. In Thailand, there’s no shortage of unique resorts and Soneva Kiri is no different. Nestled within lush tropical rainforest on an unspoiled island with some of the best beaches in Thailand this resort offers a chance to live in their own realm in a jungle canopy. Choose from one-bedroom villa suites to six-bedroom sunset ocean view treehouses, which are outfitted with a swimming pool and slide and outdoor terrace. Wake up to sea views in the master bedroom or bask in the sun all day on the deck and daybeds. The outdoor bathrooms bring guests closer to nature with a shower and bathtub. The larger villas also have a wine cellar, a gym, dining room and enough space for you and fifteen of your friends and family. 

Sleeping In Birds’ Nests At Keemala

Hidden in the woodlands of Kamala, Phuket are seven wooden birds nest's perched high in the treetops. As travelers will find, the nests are luxury villas equipped with everything from a king-sized bed to a semi-circular pool. As part of Keemala Villas, the two-story Tree Pool Houses are spacious hidden hideaways. Here, guests will find a master bedroom on the upper level and a large lounge and dining area on the lower level as well as a bathroom with a monsoon shower. Relax on the cocoon-like beds and loungers or take in the view from the outdoor terrace. Ideal for couples and friends traveling together, Keemala Villas offers a sanctuary to rejuvenate, explore Thai culture and indulge in enriching experiences.

High In The Treetops at Bangkok Tree House

As one of the few green hotels that are by the Bangkok River, Bangkok Tree House is the sustainable hotel you’ve been looking for, but with an extra twist of height. Perched seven meters in the air, the aptly named “view with a room” is an open-air nest where the turquoise sky is the ceiling and mangrove palm trees are the walls. Welcome to nature, this is as close as it gets to living amongst it. The one-bedroom nest is ideal for two guests and makes for a romantic treat—a chance to sleep under the stars with the protection of a mosquito net. There is a separate lounge area on either side of the bed that is furnished with bean bag chairs and a small coffee table. If a nest is too high for you, there is always the Tree Top Nest—a one-bedroom loft-style apartment with river views.

Treehouse Villas at Koh Yao Noi

This adults-only luxury resort provides an escape from the Phuket and Krabi crowds. Accessible only by boat, the small rustic island getaway of Koh Yao Noi is located an hour from Phuket and offers travelers a treehouse experience like no other. Entering via a suspended bridge, guests will find a duplex TreeHouse Villa with high-ceilings, an open-aired layout, and a plunge pool—all packaged in a European shabby chic style. The air-conditioned upper level houses the bedroom, which has a grand king-sized bed that faces a balcony, a large custom hammock-shaped bath, and a jungle shower. The lower floor has a plunge pool that reaches into the jungle itself, private dining facility, personal bar, a double swing, and day beds. Enjoy a candlelight dinner, in-villa dining or Thai cuisine at one of the resorts on-site restaurants.

Experience It All at Four Seasons Golden Triangle

Bordering Myanmar and Laos in Northern Thailand is the Four Seasons Tented Camp Golden Triangle, a unique resort offering an adventure of a lifetime. Guests can unwind on a breezy deck and savor the serene views of the Ruak River, mountains and jungles that span three nations. Apart from once in a lifetime views, the resort offers interactions with rescued elephants and unforgettable adventures. To bring out the 19th Century explorer in all guests, the tented camps feature rustic wooden furnishings, brass elements, and unique décor elements such as hanging lanterns. The open-aired layout makes for a breezy living room while the views from the wooden hot tub are unimaginable. It has to be seen to be believed.

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