Nature lovers' green getaway accommodations. The collection of these hotels, resorts, and guesthouses are deep inside natural territories surrounded by wilderness and wildlife. Nature hotels are for those that want to leave urban life and experience the natural world from a comfortable place.
Nature Hotels
Segera  
Retreat
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Segera Retreat is an oasis of safari luxury, set in the heart of Laikipia, Kenya. The six villas, creatively made of timber and thatch, are built on elevated platforms set above a profusion of lush greenery. The dramatic wall of cactus that encircles the property attracts sunbirds and other beautiful …
Accommodation types: Nature   Treehouse
Location: Laikipia  Kenya  Africa
Kruger  
Shalati
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This is the way to honor an abandoned but not forgotten historical structure properly. The heritage site is located in the Kruger National Park, one of Africa's largest game reserves. Nearly 100 years ago, trains had been passing through here and stopped overnight at the Selati Bridge. Now, a sizeable …
Accommodation types: Nature   Train
Location: Skukuza  South Africa  Africa
Bear Grylls  
Explorers Camp
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Have you ever tried to make fire without using a lighter or matches? This is the type of life-saver technique that you can learn at the Bear Grylls Explorers Camp. He is the guy you've seen on the telly running around in the rough wilderness, trying to stay alive by …
Accommodation types: Desert   Nature   Remote   Tent
Tordrillo  
Mountain Lodge
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Tordrillo Mountain Lodge is only accessible by a small seaplane. This is the first crucial piece of information, painting a picture of a place unlike anything else. Remote is an understatement. The de Havilland Beaver airplanes stationed in Anchorage take a 40-minute trip to fly guests to this Alaskan wilderness. …
Accommodation types: Nature   Remote
Location: Skwentna  USA  North America
Luxus Hunza  
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At first sight, it might look like a peaceful natural wonder in Switzerland, but Lake Attabad is in Pakistan, and it was formed just over ten years ago. It resulted from an unfortunate event in 2010 when a significant landslide blocked the Hunza River's flow. The rising water levels paved …
Accommodation types: Nature
Location: Hunza  Pakistan  South Asia
Glamp  
Pakistan
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A passionate explorer of his own country, Fahad Mahmood, has made his dream come true by building a unique camping site in the Skardu Valley of Pakistan for like-minded travelers. Katpana Desert is the highest-elevation desert in the world. It sits at an altitude of 2,500 meters (8,202 feet) above …
Accommodation types: Desert   Mountain   Nature   Tent
Location: Skardu  Pakistan  South Asia
Delfin Amazon  
Cruises
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How does immersing in the deep rainforest on a floating luxury hotel sound? Delfin offers precisely this. Starting from the Peruvian town of Iquitos, their three uniquely designed vessels are ready to cruise deep inside the Amazon jungle. Onboard you'll find spacious suites with panoramic floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the water …
Accommodation types: Boat   Jungle   Nature
Location: Iquitos  Peru  South America
Gangtey Lodge  
Bhutan
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The Kingdom of Bhutan remains one of the most mysterious and least visited countries in the world. The country opened its doors to tourism in 1974 when a total of only 287 tourists arrived. Even today, the government of Bhutan tries to restrict mass tourism to protect its unspoiled nature …
Accommodation types: Nature   Traditional
Mohonk  
Mountain House
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Just 80 miles North of New York City, you can find the charming town of New Paltz. A small path is leading from here to a secluded getaway called the Mohonk Mountain House. The 150-year-old building sits right by the Mohonk Lake, neighboring the Mohonk Preserve, with over 8,000 acres …
Accommodation types: Nature   Palace
Location: New Paltz  USA  North America
Roça Sundy  
Príncipe Island
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The unknown small island nation off the Atlantic coast of Central Africa is called São Tomé and Príncipe. The extraordinary islands are veritable tropical paradises, that were uninhabited before colonization by the Portuguese in the late 15th century. A sparse population of just 210 thousand people and very few tourists …
Accommodation types: Nature
Singita Kwitonda  
Lodge
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Singita Kwitonda Lodge is set in a unique location right at the edge of the natural habitat of the mountain gorilla. It's one of the only four territories of the gorilla species in the world. The Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda is covered by 160 km2 of rainforest and has …
Accommodation types: Luxury   Nature
Wa Ale  
Resort
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Off the beaten path, Wa Ale Resort is hidden in the southern tip of Myanmar on an archipelago of the Andaman Sea. The remote location is part of the Lampi Marine National Park, and it's only accessible by a 1 hour, 40 minutes long speed boat ride. However, first, you …
Accommodation types: Beach   Island   Luxury   Nature
Gearrannan  
Blackhouse Village
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You don’t need to travel far to feel like you’ve stepped back in time in Scotland. The rugged landscape stretches as far as the eye can see, and life at local villages goes at a different pace. But if you want to immerse yourself in the spirit of the past …
Accommodation types: Nature   Traditional
Amangani  
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Amangani resort is perched on a secluded hilltop at the edge of the Grand Teton National Park. This peaceful home – which is the translation of Amangani – offers magical views of the Snake River Valley and the highest mountain in the national park, the Grand Teton. This panorama is …
Accommodation types: Luxury   Nature
Location: Jackson  USA  North America
Northern Light  
Inn
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The Northern Light Inn is not just a romantic name. You have a pretty good chance of spotting the Aurora dance right from this Icelandic hotel from August to April. They even have a designated viewing platform for this purpose, aptly called a Galaxy Balcony, where you can enjoy an …
Accommodation types: Nature
Summertime  
Goa
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Summertime villa perches on a hilltop just outside Calangute overlooking paddy fields and a lush tropical garden. It is a rare luxury villa that enjoys two acres of private gardens, shared with birds, butterflies, and tranquility. It is a unique setting even in Goa. The large infinity pool overlooks the …
Accommodation types: Luxury   Nature   Villa
Location: Goa  India  South Asia
Arctic Guesthouse  
& Igloos
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Located in the Finnish Lapland, Arctic Guesthouse & Igloos is a unique place where people can stay in one of the ten mobile igloos. The clever invention of glass igloos allowed experiencing natural phenomenons such as the aurora borealis through large panoramic glass panels. However, AuroraHut goes a step further. …
Accommodation types: Floating   Igloo   Nature
Location: Ranua  Finland  East Europe
Belmond Eagle  
Island Lodge
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Belmond Eagle Island Lodge is over one hundred years old, and even though the rooms and amenities are modern, the serene surroundings seem timeless. Set on a private island on the Okavango Delta, Botswana, this eco-lodge is right at the heart of a pristine African wilderness. The tented rooms are …
Accommodation types: Nature
Location: Xaxaba  Botswana  Africa
Arctic Bath  
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On the outskirts of the small Swedish town of Harads, you'll find a minimalist escape on land and water. Accommodation here is in hand-crafted wooden cabins sporadically spread around the highlight of Arctic Bath, the spa building that looks like a crown made out of wooden sticks. The Scandinavian interiors …
Accommodation types: Nature
Location: Harads  Sweden  West Europe
Casa  
Chameleon
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Located on Costa Rica’s Nicoya Peninsula, Mal Pais is an adults-only resort with beautiful views of the Pacific. Mal Pais offers guests the ultimate luxury; accommodations include villas and villa suites – both types include private plunge pools and comfortable furnishings. The two suites, Villa Estrella and Villa Ultra, also …
Accommodation types: Beach   Jungle   Nature