In search of a honeymoon that will take your love to new heights? We take a look at some of the world’s most beautiful treehouse hotels
The Island Hideout, Koh Yao Noi, Thailand
For a honeymoon to remember, book a back-to-nature retreat at The Island Hideout in the untouched jungle of Thai island Koh Yao Noi where you can take in the tropical sights and sounds from your king-size bed, enjoy views of Phang Nga Bay, shower under the sky and swim in the infinity pool with no modern distractions.
Banyan Tree, Mahém, Seychelles
It doesn’t get more romantic than the Banyan Tree on the southwestern coast of Mahé. With a collection of 115 islands to discover, newlyweds can admire white sandy beaches, crystal clear water and exotic animals like giant tortoises. This gorgeous property offers indulgent villas in the trees with private pools and direct access to the beach. And with views over the Indian Ocean, the setting is perfect for sunset-gazing.
Bambu Indah, Ubud, Bali
If you opt for the Copper House at the sun-kissed eco-resort of Bambu Indah in Bali, your honeymoon will start with a walk along a suspended bridge in the jungle to reach your hideaway. Enveloped by a curved roof but still open to the elements (except your four-poster bed, which can be enclosed and air-conditioned), your room is totally immersed in nature. Relax in the bamboo shower or hand-hammered copper bath and in the morning, enjoy breakfast in bed served by your own butler.
Kingston Treehouse, Kruger Park, South Africa
While staying at the Lion Sands Game Reserve, take a short ride to the African bush and get lost in a whole other world as you sleep beneath the stars. With a four-poster bed, gourmet picnic dinner and full bathroom facilities, you’ll find that just one night won’t be enough. “Even for those of us who’ve known it since birth, this land remains a place of overwhelming beauty and discovery,” enthuses owner Robert More. “There’s no better place to appreciate these vast landscapes than in one of our treehouses. It’s a place where romantics can really discover the enchanting magic of a night out in Africa.
Hoots Treehouse, Sussex
Nestled above a pond in ancient, hidden woodland, it’s hard to believe the M25 is only a 45-minute drive away from Hoots Treehouse. Clad in aromatic cedar wood and beautifully furnished, this heavenly treehouse offers an idyllic rural bolthole with glorious views and all the creature comforts you could need. “This really is the perfect woodland retreat to relax in,” says Lucinda Sikorski of Hoots. “You can gaze at wildlife and nature from the comfort of a deckchair on the balcony and listen to owls and songbirds as they fly amongst the surrounding trees.
Ackergill Tower, Wick, Scotland
Ackergill Tower is a secluded treehouse – the largest of its kind in Europe – tucked away in the grounds of one of the most remote hotels in Scotland. Enjoy views of the woodland from your lavish room, furnished with a round bed and a grand circular bath, or lie back and stare at the stars through the ceiling. And if you’re lucky, you’re so far north that you might even catch a glimpse of the Northern Lights. Either way, it’ll be a hideaway like no other.
Château de Labro, Aveyron, France
Chilled champagne awaits your arrival at Château de Labro, a romantic treehouse getaway set in the grounds of a grand 16th century château. Sip bubbly on the balcony at sunset or while relaxing under the opulent crystal chandelier, a model of stylish design. Dining at the château, where old and new décor mix beautifully, is not to be missed, and you should also sample wines from the vineyard. Just make sure you round off your magical honeymoon with indulgent treatments at the beautiful spa
Treehotel, Harads, Sweden
Just 50 miles south of the Arctic Circle you’ll find a cluster of treehouses resembling spaceships, cubes and even nests at Treehotel. These cosy rooms in the sky with enormous windows are perfect places to snuggle up and watch nature in its purest form. During the day, explore miles of forest and enjoy the picturesque Scandinavian surroundings in Boden.