Escape into Nature: 10 Epic Treehouse Hotels in Southeast Asia

10 Epic Treehouse Getaways in Southeast Asia

Disconnect to connect and bask in the wondrous greenery and wildlife, while you luxuriate in one of the many treehouse hotels in Southeast Asia.

Every traveller is au courant with five-star hotels, budget hotels, Airbnb accommodations… but what about treehouse hotels? If you’re yearning for a hassle-free getaway in search of adventure, discovery, tranquility and relaxation all in one, a treehouse experience awaits you! Nestled in fauna and flora, a treehouse stay is indelibly unique and an experience like no other. Bask in nature and native wildlife as you rejuvenate and relive your childhood dreams amidst your treehouse escapade.

To kickstart your adventure, here’s a list of ten treehouse hotels in Southeast Asia you can choose from. What are you waiting for? Pack your bags and get going!

1. Crazy House, Dalat, Vietnam

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If you’re looking for something right out of a fairytale, then this one’s for you! The gyring boughs of the Crazy House’s five-storey banyan tree will entice you with its queer charm. With its peculiar and incongruous design, the Crazy House is the quintessence of nonconformity and freedom in the architectural field, designed and built by architect Dr Dang Viet Nga. The Crazy House was built as an expression of aggrievement against environmental degradation in Vietnam and around the world with the intention to “retain” nature in architectural form.

The Crazy House has ten animal-themed rooms such as the eagle room, the kangaroo room, the tiger room and the ant room, to name a few. A place of spellbinding unconventional beauty, the Crazy House is certainly a must-stay!

Address: 03 Huynh Thuc Khang St., Ward 4, Dalat City, Vietnam

Price: VND 540,000 (~S$32) to VND 1,510,000 (~S$89) per night

2. Sharma Springs, Bali

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With a bamboo architecture that stands six storeys tall, Sharma Springs is currently the tallest bamboo structure in Bali located at the edge of Ayung River valley. There are four bedrooms that comprise en-suite bathrooms, a commodious living room, a private pool and a guest house. Each room is designed according to varied themes. Relish in the sunset views as you recharge in your private pool. If you enjoy outdoor activities, the riverside yoga pavilion and outdoor spa are available, as well as the poolside barbecue where you can enjoy a sizzling grill!

Among the few options, you can opt for Palm Villa, the first home built in Green Village. This 4-storey bamboo villa has three air-conditioned bedrooms with its own en-suite bathroom. The kitchen, dining area and open lounge are available if you wish to cook your own meals. If you prefer to stay in, you can watch a show or movie in the media room. There are many options available at Sharma Springs –  just pick one that suits your fancy!

Address: Tanah Ayu, Sibang Gede, Abiansemal, Badung 80352 Bali

Price: USD 795 (~S$1080) per night

3. Bangkok Tree House, Samut Prakan, Thailand

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Bangkok Tree House is one not to be missed! The many perks of the treehouse will be sure to lure you in. To begin with, the accommodation is dog-friendly, provides complimentary bikes and ice cream all day, and is a mere 30-minute drive from Suvarnabhumi airport. For your convenience, the accommodation also provides free cell phone rental with local numbers during your stay.

The three-storey tree top “nests” are furnished with modern décor and for the eco-conscious traveller, you’ll be glad to know that upcycled materials are utilised in its construction and the hotel cleans up a kilogram of rubbish from the Chao Phraya river per booking made. Shower facilities are provided on the first floor. The bedroom and working area with desktops are provided on the second floor. The rooftop terrace allows you to indulge in the spectacular views of the Chao Phraya river.

Address: 60 Moo1 Soi Bua Phueng Pattana, Bang Namphueng, Phra Padaeng, Samut Prakarn, Greater Bangkok, Samut Prakan 10130, Thailand

Price: THB6000 (~S$248) to THB10,000 (~S$414) per night

4. Keemala, Phuket, Thailand

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If you’re looking to freshen up your Instagram feed, there’s no treehouse as aesthetically pleasing as Keemala. Nestled in a marvellous frondescence, Keemala’s pool villas are architectural masterpieces imbued with local myths and ancient tribe dwellings. A short drive from Patong beach, the Bird’s Nest Villas is a popular pick with its cocoon of woven wood and glass wall overlooking the rainforest, mountains and the Andaman sea.

Bask in the amazing scenery as you luxuriate in your private pool. Dedicated to eco-friendliness, Keemala contributes to non-profit organisation Kamala Green Club and participates in their monthly beach clean-up. Keemala is also committed to natural cleaning and food is grown on site or locally sourced and leftovers are composted.

Address: 10/88 Moo 6, Nakasud Rd., Kamala, Kathu District, Phuket, 83150, Thailand

Price: THB 14,896 (~S$617) to THB 27,533 (~S$1140) per night

5. Four Seasons Tented Camp Golden Triangle, Thailand

A stay at the Four Seasons Tented Camp Golden Triangle is like no other. As its name suggests, the treehouse is nestled in the historical golden triangle region and natural surroundings of Northern Thailand, bordering Burma and Laos. You’re not only in for a luxurious treehouse experience named after local hill tribes and furnished with distinctive décor, but also interactions with elephants and mountain trail adventures.

Wallow in the spectacular views of Ruak River, Burma, mountainous landscapes of Laos and the panoramas of the lush jungle and Golden Triangle, while glorying in your private wooden hot tub on the outdoor deck. With round-trip airport transfers, meals, house wines and spirits, elephant interaction and a spa treatment ALL in one, a Tented Camp package is highly recommended!

Address: P.O. Box 18, Chiang Saen Post Office Chiang Rai 57150 Thailand

Price: THB 71,534 (~S$2961) to THB 111,671 (~S$4622) per night

6. The Gibbon Experience, Huay Xai, Laos

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Want an up-close-and-personal experience of the forest and wildlife? The Gibbon Experience is an environmental protection program in the Nam Kan National Protected Area. It not only safeguards the forest from the pressures of poaching and slashing in Huay Xai, but also provides entryways into the rainforest canopy and its biodiversity in hopes to reconcile human and nature.

The project is largely realised and maintained through the fees collected from tourists who wish to experience the jungle life. The Gibbon experience includes treehouse stays as well as ziplining and trekking to provide a comprehensive prospect of the jungle.

Address: P.O box 400, Ban Houayxay, Bokeo Province, Lao P.D.R

Price: LAK 2,450,000 (~S$397) for a three-day-two-night programme

7. Permai Rainforest Resort, Borneo, Sarawak, Malaysia

Revel in the tranquillity and the revivifying forest air of the Permai Rainforest Resort. Located on the shores of the South China Sea and merely a 30-minute drive away from Kuching, the Permai Rainforest Resort offers treehouse accommodations in the Borneo Rainforest.

A leafy haven with castles of wood, Permai Rainforest Resort is a perfect getaway to rekindle your connection to nature and spend time with your loved ones!

Address: Teluk Penyuk Santubong, Jalan Sultan Tengah, 93050 Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia

Price: Price: RM 365 (~S$123) to RM 675 (~S$229) per night

8. Rabeang Pasak Tree House Resort, Chiang Mai, Thailand

What started as a family treehouse project, the Rabeang Pasak Treehouse Resort turned into a treehouse resort with six cottage treehouses and two family treehouses built and designed by retired architect Mr.Bullsiri (Lee) Suwannachin.  

Experience a warm welcome from the owners upon your arrival at the resort with suggestions on where to go and what to do within the vicinity. Their treehouse includes a built-in bed, hooks and books to relax and rejoice in your treehouse experience. If you’re hungry, lunch is available for 150THB (~S$6) and dinner is 300THB (~S$12) – all delicious and cooked in great portions!

Address: Luang Nuea, Doi Saket District, Chiang Mai 50220, Thailand

Price: THB 1,279 (~S$52) to THB 7,020 (~S$290) per night

9. Khao Sok Rock & Treehouse Resort, Surat Thani, Thailand

Revel in the jungle view at Khao Sok Tree House. If you are not able to disconnect entirely, fret not – WIFI, pool table, computers and big screen TVs are provided. Air conditioning is also available in luxury rooms. You can indulge in both Thai and Western food at the resort restaurant.

There are 13 nature-themed rooms to choose from such as the Luxury Tarzan House, Crazy Cave House, Bird Watching Tree House and Barbarian Honeymoon Tree House. With such eccentric names, you’ll be drawn into the various treehouse experiences!

Address: 233 Moo 6 Khao Sok Phanom Surat Thani 84250

Price: THB 1,739 (~S$71) to THB 5,019 (~S$207) per night

10. Treehouse Bungalow, Koh Rong, Cambodia

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With its pristine white beach and sea rippling blankets of celeste blue, Koh Rong is renowned for its picturesqueness. Yet another highlight of Koh Rong is its tropical jungle wilderness comprising remarkable native species.

The Tree House Bungalow Resort located near the beach of Koh Rong offers a close-up to the wildlife and a spectacular view of Koh Rong. The accommodation is also conveniently located 300 metres away from the main shops, bars and nightlife. Each room comes with a private bathroom, a fan, mosquito nets, towels and linen.

Address: Koh Touch, Koh Rong, Preah Sihanouk, Cambodia

Price: KHR 48,980 (~S$16) to KHR 138,776 (~S$46) per night 

With the above ten treehouse hotels in Southeast Asia, you can opt for any that suits your preference for a unique and invigorating getaway.  What are you waiting for? Leave the banality of your everyday life behind and get ready for an adventure-packed treehouse stay to buck up your spirits and relive your childhood dreams!    

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