There is something exciting and romantic, spending a night wrapped among the branches of trees, sleeping on the soft beds and gazing at the shining stars above you. Few places in the world can offer such once-in-a lifetime experience which will leave you thanking your stars, literally!
Check out the list of the hotels where you can actually sleep under the stars.
SANCTUARY BAINES’ CAMP
Set among tall trees and surrounded by papyrus beds, the romantic Sanctuary Baines’ Camp is unique. With wooden decks overlooking the lagoon of the Boro River, suites with four-poster beds with soft, luxurious fabrics add to the romantic feel of a bygone era. Each tented suite provides the opportunity to sleep under a star-lit sky listening to the whirring sounds of the African wildlife.
BANGKOK TREE HOUSE
What would be a better place to see sky full of stars wrapped in an “open air nest” than nestled amongst the mangroves in a swanky tree house bungalow? This little eco-resort is just the perfect escape from the chaos of city. For the best natural experience, the ‘Room with a View’, located 7 meters above the ground has been created with no walls, no roof and absolutely no electricity; thus making it the perfect spot to gaze at the verdant scenery and stars and absorb the soothing environment.
KAKSLAUTTANEN ARCTIC RESORT
Get a surreal experience like no other, at this heavenly place which is also listed among the ‘Places to see before they disappear’. Walk through the snowy gates of Kakslauttanen Arctic Resort, set amid frosty Arctic Forests. The hotel, hidden deep in arctic wilderness, where the igloos set in a queue are not just regular hotel rooms. These heated igloos with transparent ceiling boasts of reclining cinema-style loungers converted into beds, showcase the enchanting beauty of the mysterious Northern Lights.
ELK IN CALIFORNIA
Sleeping in a tent dangling from a tree! Sounds scary, but is nonetheless great fun for adventure enthusiasts. Tree camping in California, truly gives an experience of enjoying stunning panoramic views of magnificent forest, a sparkling river and shining stars at night from the comfort of your suspended tent. The ‘Treeboat Bed’ is the best mode of camping and comes complete with blankets, a mosquito net, and pillows, specially designed to be hung.
LION SANDS GAME PRIVATE RESERVE
Where: South Africa
Look up! This heavenly abode is located in one of the most beautiful wilderness areas in South Africa; the Lion Sands Sabi Sand in the Southern Kruger National Park. A deluxe lodge, it is a great blend of traditional African styled settings with modern features. Luxurious and secure, this “bush bedroom” has all the comforts that a guest can expect at a 5-star safari lodge.
SONEVA FUSHI IN MALDIVES
Watch a movie at an outdoor cinema theatre, snorkel in pristine blue waters, and sleep under the sparkling stars and stargaze from a world class observatory; enjoy the eclectic offerings at Soneva Fushi in Maldives. Located on a palm-fringed beach, this private island resort is located on a completely secluded area. Each bedroom has options for single visitors or multiple guests for the night, but make sure you spend an evening dining under the stars with your loved one.
Where: South Africa
No mobiles, no traffic, no city lights; away from the pressures of the day-to- day life; come and enjoy a luxury retreat in the peaceful and scenic southern Cederberg Mountains. The open-air lodge, Kagga Kamma, not only offers the stunning views of the fantastically shaped rock formations, but also absolute tranquillity along with stylish accommodation, fine dining and a relaxing spa featuring a range of massage and treatments.
NKWICHI LODGE IN MALAWI
On the eastern shoreline of Lake Malawi, set on a dazzling white sandy beach, the Nkwichi lodge is made up of 6 secluded chalets, and two houses to provide ultimate private abode. The lodge offers an ultimate experience of unique taste of Africa, but if this isn’t enough, you can sleep beside the splashing waves on one of the heavenly star-beds.
LAS VENTANAS AL PARAÍSO
A sensual ambience of luxury with a breath-taking backdrop, the Las Ventanas Al Paraíso resort in Mexico allows you to experience extravagance balanced with the stunning natural surroundings. The only beachside resort in Mexico, its features include private plunge pool, deluxe cabana equipped with a lounge deck, provide an ultimate gastronomic experience. Don’t forget to gaze at the night stars through the telescope in the suite.
There’s something magical about sleeping under the stars of the open-roof suites in the Amangiri resort of Utah. The velvety sky overhead, the pleasant, cool breezes, a dazzling sunrise greeted with birdsong, each suite provides an unmatched view of the vast desert sky. So even if camping is not your thing, you can enjoy all the glories of nature.