The treehouse hiding in BangkokBang Krachao Island, Bangkok
The tuk-tuk choked, concrete-clad streets of Bangkok don’t exactly scream of eco-friendly escapades, but Bangkok Tree House sits in a green lung in the midst of the smog. Bunk down for a night in the tropical treetops of Bang Krachao Island. This boutique hotel offers four unique rooms, each with a nod to nature. In keeping with their eco-friendly mission, there’s no fumigation, so it’s a bug’s life all round, but the setting more than makes up for any creepy crawlies.
If you’re a nature-lover, the View with a Room is pure paradise – a bamboo open-air villa set seven metres above the ground with only the sun and stars for light. During the day borrow a bike (they’re free) and explore the jungle, waterways and temples. When you return take a dip in the natural swimming pond then head to the 24-hour ice-cream bar for a cool treat.
To get to Bangkok, fly with AirAsia. There aren’t any roads directly onto the hotel, so you’ll need to walk or boat the last bit of your journey.
- Complimentary use of bicycles
- Free wi-fi
- Outdoor (but private) showers
- They’ll let you borrow a mobile phone with a local sim
- Farm-to-table vegan meals available at the restaurant
Rooms start from US$125, including breakfast.