12 Treehouse Hotels in Thailand To Become One with Nature
Whether you’re longing for ocean breezes or stunning mountain views, these treetop retreats belong on your bucket list.
After the prolonged quarantine period that had kept most of us indoors with minimal social interactions for months, we believe that a relaxing vacation has crossed our thoughts more than once. We do miss the excitement that comes with planning a trip away from home. But, aside from the thrills of hunting for hotel and flight deals, experiencing the splendid beaches, rugged jungles, awesome waterfalls, and towering mountains of Thailand first-hand is the ultimate reward anyone can ask for.
In light of the recent improvements in the COVID-19 situation and preparation for the lifting of travel restrictions, we've put together a list of 12 hotels and resorts in Thailand with treehouse villas for you to browse through in the meantime. Including everything from 2-star boutique hotels to 5-star luxury resorts, you'll look forward to immersing yourself in the great outdoors at the end of this article.
Time to put a mark on your next travel destination! Is it going to be Chiang Mai, Mae Hong Son, Ranong, Nakhon Ratchasima, Phuket, Trat, Phang Nga, or Surat Thani? Have your pick.
Bangkok Tree House (แบงค็อกทรีเฮาส์)
The box-like rooms are light and airy with high standards of comfort. Regular rooms are en-suite. The most unique sleeping area at the resort, however, is a beautiful open-air platform with excellent views of the river and surroundings. A mosquito next covers the double mattress. Curtains can be drawn around for more privacy, still allowing you to gaze up at the stars before you drift into a peaceful slumber.
Not far from the buzzing city center of Bangkok, there’s a delightful treehouse resort perched on an artificial river island in the province of Samut Prakarn that offers a green retreat among the serenity of nature and a stunning view of the Chao Praya River. Inspired by Henry David Thoreau’s Walden (1854), a book on the reflection upon simple living in natural surroundings, this eco-friendly getaway is all about sustainable living and environmental awareness.
Considered one of the greenest hotels in Thailand, the resort embodies several eco-friendly features that you can experience including using locally-sourced bamboo as a major construction component, a restaurant menu that highlights organic produce grown on the premise, wind and solar-powered lights, and upcycling of discarded materials.
All of the “nests” available at the Bangkok Tree House will bring you closer to nature and offer a stunning bird’s eye view of the river and greenery of the premise. We’d like to highlight the outdoor accommodation called “View with a Room” where you can sleep under the stars perched 7 meters up in the air with nothing but the sky as your ceiling and the mangrove palm trees as your walls. You’ll also be connected to your complimentary “Tree Top Nest” room for your convenience.
Bannaimong Tree House (บ้านในหมงทรีเฮาส์)
Bannaimong, a name that comes from a southern slang that translates to “a house in the countryside that is far from a town or city”, is a homestay-style lodging in the middle of the forest surrounded by the natural beauty of trees, mountains, and streams. This private getaway, however, is only a mere 10-minute drive from the Ranong city center.
There's a total of only 9 rooms, all of which features a simple, rustic design and comes in either the form of a neat, little treehouse or a compact cottage. All units are fitted with basic features like air-conditioning and private bathrooms, some even come with its dining area. You can also walk around and enjoy the garden that comes with a terrace and river views or you can explore the rainforest that surrounds the area.
Just a few kilometers away from the premise are also places you can visit to enjoy the serenity of nature and all that the coastal city of Ranong has to offer. This includes biking around the premise, enjoying sweets at local café, Thai massage, climbing the communal treehouse for snapshots of your adventure as well as organic farms, the Raksa Warin Hot Spring, and Ranong Pier.
Baan Rai I Arun (บ้านไร่ไออรุณ)
Another eco-friendly accommodation in Ranong, Baan Rai I Arun is a “farm stay”, in other words, a small family-run eco-resort within a beautiful organic farm. The place allows guests to experience the stress-free, sustainable life among nature while being able to explore the variety of products in the organic gardens and vegetable beds that have become a self-sustaining source of income for the locals in the area.
Expect to spend your time appreciating the natural beauty that surrounds the resort premises as there will be no usual amenities like televisions, Wi-Fi, or refrigerators. Instead, you'll get to enjoy the sounds of birds, delicious organic local produce, and smiles of the welcoming staff team. The 2-story treehouse offers a compact living area with air-conditioning and shower area, but most importantly surrounding glass windows and walls that offer natural lighting and 24 hours of serene views and relaxing ambiance.
Baan Rai I Arun is determined to go green as much as they can by managing their accommodations and activities to be as eco-friendly as possible. Choosing environmentally-friendly building components, reducing the use of plastic in the premise, and using their local produce for the meals are just a few examples of the wonderful living they do at this hidden gem.
Keemala is a 5-star luxury resort secluded amidst the trees on a popular island in Phuket. The locale is surrounded by the heavenly nature that is the majestic mountain views and the deep blue Andaman sea. At this enchanting resort, you will discover the inspirational story of the four fictional tribes, derived from the culture and ancient traditions of southern Thailand, that has shaped the architecture and philosophy of Keemala. This includes the “Pa-ta-Pea” (Earth), “Khon-Jorn” (Wanderers), “We-Ha” (Sky), and “Rung-Nok” (Bird’s Nest) clans.
There a total of 38 rooms at Keemala, all of which are luxury, private pool villas. Each room is designated to one of the four tribes and decorated and designed to fit with the cultural theme. For example, the "Bird's Nest Pool Villas" are inspired by the Rung-Nok (Bird’s Nest) clan, resulting in the woven tangle of a bird’s nest design seen on the exteriors. The “Tree Pool Houses”, on the other hand, are inspired by the We-Ha (Sky) clan who built their homes elevated from the ground to obtain better creativity and liberty. This is reflected in the design the features two floors of luxury incorporated with suspended furniture and cocoon-like beds and loungers. No matter which clan you choose to join, you'll still be able to take in the breath-taking rainforest and resort views that surround the premise.
The rooms aren't the only places that are thoughtfully designed and built, the Thai Restaurant "Mala Restaurant" and the "Mala Spa" are inspired by the bird's nest architecture as well. They've inadvertently become the top photo spots in the resort to be sure to take a few snaps while you're there!
Lala Mukha Tented Resort (ลาลามูก้าเต็นท์รีสอร์ต)
Lala Mukha Tented Resort is a camping-style resort located amongst the green forests and grasslands of Khao Yai, one of the top vacation destinations in Thailand. Among the views is the Khao Yai National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, that is not only comforting to see and be around but also fitting to the eco-friendly concept of the resort.
The rooms at Lala Mukha Tented Resort boasts a contemporary architecture that highlights African elements, capturing the serenity and adventurous spirit of a wildlife safari within its treehouses and tent-style accommodations. All of them are tastefully furnished and are provided with complete sets of amenities that will make your stay even more comfortable.
The "Loft Tree House" is one of the larger rooms available at the resort that can accommodate a party larger than 2. The treehouse sits 4-6 meters from the ground, allowing you to fully enjoy the awe-inspiring mountain views from a lofty balcony. You can also have a good time on the hammock or walk along the wooden bridge that connects the resort, giving a little sense of rustic lifestyle.
If you don’t have plans to explore Khao Yai, you can treat yourself to the infinity-edge outdoor swimming pool, the Jabulani Thai-Western restaurant, outdoor BBQ, or even just simply enjoy a sea of stars from your crib.
Pai Tree House (บ้านต้นไม้ปายรีสอร์ต)
Pai Tree House Resort is as homey a place as you’ll find in the post-card perfect little town of Pai in Mae Hong Son. Tucked deep in a valley, Pai is surrounded by walls of endless mountains with the scenic Pai River cutting through. The accommodations at this resort come in 8 styles, all of which feature a dark-colored wooden structure that provides a warm, laid-back ambiance that makes you want to chill out all day. Nearby is a campsite located on the banks of the Pai River, perfect for those who are looking to bring their tents.
The treehouses offer comfortable accommodation that boasts traditional Thai architecture. Some rooms are large enough to house large groups and even comes with a huge tree in the middle of the house fixed with ladders that take you to all the rooms in the treehouse, much like the treehouses from your childhood! There’s also a personal sauna facility inside the larger units alongside the standard amenities for your stay.
Furthermore, the resort offers multiple activities on the premise and nearby that you can enjoy, including exploring the organic vegetable gardens, rafting, ATV, elephant rides, Tha Pai Hot Springs, and strawberry farms. If you’re looking for a complete getaway from the city life, this is the perfect place to catch the break you’ve always wanted.
Rabeang Pasak Treehouse Resort (ระเบียงป่าสักทรีเฮาส์รีสอร์ต)
Rabeang Pasak is a family-owned treehouse resort in Chiang Mai located in a small village surrounded by a teakwood forest. The founding family is ex-architects who designed each treehouse from scratch. While the units are nothing too fancy, they're designed to be fully equipped with all the amenities you need to feel comfortable for an extended stay in the forest.
Currently there are 6 cottage treehouses for two and 2 family treehouses. All treehouses come with a panoramic sightseeing balcony and basic amenities like fans, mosquito traps, hot water, as well as an open-air shower room that will make you feel as if you're one with nature.
Whether you’re looking for a quiet vacation away from the city or a tour of the beautiful forest in Chiang Mai, Rabeang Pasak Treehouse Resort packed with amusing outdoor activities fascinating locations like the bat cave, the stream where you can see the sunrise, Wat Pa Sak Ngam, and the Mae Kuang Dam Bridge.
Rock and Treehouse Resort Khao Sok (ร็อคแอนด์ทรีเฮาส์รีสอร์ตเขาสก)
Located inside the Khao Sok National Park, the Rock and Treehouse Resort aims to create a peaceful and comfortable place with a modern and pristine interior design and amenities amid the mountainous terrains and old jungle trees unique to Khao Sok National Park.
Rock and Treehouse Resort also acknowledges the importance of the flora and trees surrounding the locale. The resort chooses to not harm any of the trees during the construction to preserve the relaxing forest ambiance, that is why you’ll see old trees embedded in the bungalows and the resort area.
There are currently 9 treehouse bungalows at Rock and Treehouse Resort, blending into one with the natural rocky cliffs in the background. Each room comes with its balcony and set of amenities that will make your stay away in the middle of the mountain forest as comfortable as staying home.
You’ll also find a swimming pool that you can chill in all day as well as several outdoor activities like rafting, canoeing, canoe tours, night safari, ATV race, spend a day with the elephants, and a raft tour along the beautiful Ratchaprapha Dam. (Some activities will be available during the rainy season)
Six Senses Samui (ซิกซ์เซนส์สมุย)
Towards the northern tip of Koh Samui stands the luxurious Six Senses Samui, a collection of private villas amid the landscape of natural vegetation and the sweeping panoramas of the Gulf of Thailand. Inspired by the fishing villages in Thailand, the villa designs present the perfect blend between the allure of Thai artistry and the chic beach houses we all know and love.
All 66 spacious villas offer a choice of one-bedroom villas - 59 with private pools, oceanfront pool villa suites, and the signature two-bedroom Retreat; all with glorious ocean or tropic landscape views.
Experiences offered at Six Senses Samui include the infinity pool where you can watch the sky turn to dark blue velvet as the sun sets, a little farm on the hill where you can feed the animals and gather freshly-laid eggs, and having dinner on a cliff-face terrace. There are also scuba diving, kayaking, spa and treatments, outdoor cinema, island tours, and many more.
Soneva Kiri (โซเนวาคีรี)
Another island gem, Soneva Kiri is a luxury resort located on Koh Kood, a delightful island in Trat Province. Inspired by the mystery, charm, and importance from nature, the resort offers an exclusive leisure experience amind the glistening beaches with incredible views of the warm ocean in the Gulf of Siam, as well as unique villa designs, amenities, and activities.
There's a total of 36 villas at this resort, ranging from 1 bedroom to 6 bedrooms. Each exquisite beach house comes with a private bathroom with a private pool, an indoor shower and bath, dining area, television, DVD player, and many more. The pristine beaches, deep blue sea, and tropical vegetation that makes for the view around you top off the whole experience of being one with nature. The resort also has facilities such as tennis courts, a swimming pool, a fitness center, and an open-air cinema.
You can also find a plethora of island activities such as outdoor movies under the stars, private scuba diving and picnic day on Koh Rang, a visit to the observatory, wine tasting, and beachside BBQ. The one activity that you shouldn’t miss at Soneva in the Treepod Dining that takes fine dining to new heights. You'll be seated in a bamboo pod, gazing out across the boulder covered shoreline and dancing ocean waves, while your food will be served by a personal waiter and their zip-line acrobatics.
Tree House Hideaway (บ้านต้นไม้แม่แมะ)
This homestay located in a small mountain village north of Chiang Mai city allows you to escape your daily routine and explore the surrounding nature, interact with local culture, and experience plenty of outdoor activities you might not have a chance to do before. Not only will you be able to see the peak of Doi Luang Chiang Dao from where you are, but you’ll also find yourself taking things slower and enjoying the stress-free vacation you’ve always wanted.
Tree House Hideaway offers only 7 rooms in the form of treehouse lodgings among the trees where you'll be able to fall asleep to the soothing sounds of nature. But even if you plan to travel to a party larger than 10, we assure you that there will be accommodation for your group. The treehouses sport a simple design and decoration free from anything distracting. The color tone of the wooden elements of the house will make you feel at home as can be.
The resort aims to provide you with two things, relaxing vacation and a new experience that you'll enjoy. This is why they've prepared many activities on the premise for you, including an explorative tour into the everyday life of locals, finding rare wildflowers in the Pa Miang region, jungle trekking, exploring waterfalls, and relaxing Thai massage sessions.
TreeHouse Villas (ทรีเฮาส์วิลลา)
TreeHouse Villas is an adult-only luxury beachfront hotel and resort located on Koh Yao Noi in Phang Nga. It is designed for those with a love of the environment and beauty of nature, nesting amongst the jungle’s canopy in a treetop location with unspoiled views to the sea. The resort also supports sustainable tourism and builds its long-lasting relationship with nature every day through all its activities and management.
Internally, the resort takes part in the preservation of local flora and ecosystem around the premise, uses an efficient waste disposal system, reduces single-use plastic, creates job opportunities for locals, and initiates environmentally-friendly activities.
As for the rooms, you’ll find 3 types villas available at TreeHouse Villas including the Beachfront Pool Villa, HillTop Pool Villa, and the TreeHouse Villa. The rooms come complete with a private dining facility, personal bar with a selection of complimentary items, a double swing, day beds, and high ceilings all decorated in a European ‘shabby chic’ style using up-cycled and recycled materials and a color palette inspired from the jungle and sea. Most importantly, you can truly enjoy the panoramic view of the majestic Phang Nga bay with nothing standing in your way.
The resort is also not short of entertainment and activities, including fishing, trekking, cycling, scuba diving, kayaking, island tours, spa and treatments, and a private in-room yoga class.