Tinga Lodge - South Africa
Perched on the banks of the Sabie River, in the heart of Kruger National Park, Tinga Lodge is one of Lion Sands’ most luxurious accommodations. Consisting of 9 huge suites and a dazzling array of public spaces that open out onto fabulous wooden decks, the lodge is one of those rare places where luxury and wilderness blend marvelously together. Guests are greeted with grand, colonial-inspired interiors decorated with rich dark woods, and each spacious suite has its own plunge pool or viewing deck overlooking the river. For indoor recreation, there’s a classy library filled with stately leather couches and African literature.
Yacutinga Lodge - Argentina
Nestled in Argentina’s Misiones jungle, only 50 miles from world-renowned Iguazu Falls, the eco-friendly Yacutinga Lodge offers charming, traditional accommodation in independent lodging modules spread across 4 hectares of unspoilt nature. All accommodations are built in perfect harmony with the breathtakingly beautiful surroundings and decorated in a genuine rustic style with locally-sourced materials. The lodge has its own swimming pool, organic restaurant and private wildlife refuge.
Nayara Springs - Costa Rica
Located on the edge of Costa Rica’s Arenal Volcano National Park, Nayara Springs is a sensational adults only retreat with exquisite accommodation, outdoor spa bungalows, a sophisticated dining scene and a wonderful jungle-fringed infinity pool. Surrounded by luxuriant tropical vegetation, the thoughtfully crafted interiors exude quiet sophistication, with their lavish four-poster beds, rich furnishings made of indigenous wood, and colorful exotic details. The marvelous outdoor spaces feature daybeds and fully furnished terraces ideal for alfresco dining, and the only connection with the outside world is a 250-foot pedestrian bridge.
The Mudhouse - Sri Lanka
Set amidst the northwestern heartlands of Sri Lanka, near the town of Anamaduwa, The Mudhouse is a charming eco-friendly retreat, offering organic local cuisine, a plethora of adventure opportunities, and rustic chic accommodation in individually designed huts. All units have been conceived in an earthy back-to-nature design theme, with palm thatched roofs, outdoor showers, and furnishings crafted from locally-sourced materials.
Chem Chem Lodge - Tanzania
Part of Tanzania’s Chem Chem safari camp, Chem Chem Lodge offers wildlife, exclusive accommodation, gourmet food and state-of-the-art spa facilities on the shores of Lake Manyara, near the Tarangire National Park. Guests can choose from eight tent-style suites stylishly decorated with vintage furnishings and inspiring pieces of art. All units are appointed with upscale bathrooms, outdoor showers and private terraces with day-beds and magnificent lake views. The luxurious property is fitted with a wonderful restaurant, bar, lounge, pool and an enchanting Amani Spa.
Chateaux Dans les Arbres - France
About 100 miles from Bordeaux, in the lower Dordogne, lies the majestic Chateaux dans les Arbres - a former feudal stronghold turned luxury hotel with treehouse accommodation, gourmet treats and outdoor Jacuzzis. The property consists of 4 exquisite tree “castles” set amidst a fascinating forestry setting. No two units are alike, each is individually designed, featuring unique characteristics such as overflow spa with chromotherapy and Finnish sauna, Asian-inspired interiors, decorative ironwork or spacious terraces overlooking the magical surroundings.
Especially designed for unique living experiences, PODhouses are a stylish accommodation alternative for those who enjoy sleeping and playing in the middle of nature. The products come in various sizes and shapes, and can be used in campsites or as an exquisite extension of a hotel. All structures are made of wood, offering comfort, safety and weather protection. They’re delivered pre-assembled and clients have also the opportunity to order them furnished. The interior design is taken care of by Switzerland-based agency Livingcase.