Remember those glow-in-the-dark stars you taped to your ceiling as child? Now, you can sleep under the stars without them falling on your face. In this list, you will find some of the best outdoor hotel rooms that push the limits of the average vacation.
Each accommodation provides guests with an opportunity to embrace nature, in many cases without abandoning luxury, as a way to rejuvenate the self. Instead of pulling the sheets over your head and withdrawing from the world, reconnect with it through unspoiled beauty. As lovely as the king sized bed and bottle of champagne combination may be, perhaps it's time to expand your horizons.
Fall asleep star gazing and wake up to the sounds of wildlife or the bright blue Caribbean Sea – wherever your inner explorer takes you next.
Kakslauttanen, Saariselkä, Finland
Though guests at Kakslauttanen won’t technically be outdoors, views of the wintry, Arctic surroundings will make you feel glad you’re inside.
Each glass igloo is spacious and more importantly, heated. After spending the day dog sledding, ice fishing, and visiting Santa, fall asleep to the sights of northern lights for an altogether enchanting experience.
Bangkok Tree House, Thailand
Bangkok Tree House staff focuses on connecting guests with nature in an eco-conscious way. Though the capital is known for its congestion, this 12-room boutique inn located on the island of Bang Krachao offers a green oasis where visitors can sleep in a tree and take a shower with water heated by the sunlight.
For every booking made at the Bangkok Tree House, the hotel will remove 1 kg of rubbish from the nearby Chao Phraya River. To date, they have removed over 3,000 kg of trash.
Loisaba Wilderness Lodge, Kenya
Loisaba is located on the edge of a plateau in Laikipia and overlooks the south toward Mt. Kenya. This lodge allows you to experience both the peace and energy of African wildlife.