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These 5 Accommodations Put You In Direct Contact With Nature's Wonder And Beauty
For some travelers, proximity to nature isn’t enough. They want to immerse themselves in the fullest sense, which explains why they book accommodations in the middle of the action.
You’ll find hotels, resorts, and Airbnbs which cater to this kind of traveler all over the world. From the Americas to Australia, you can reserve accommodations in the rainforest, the mountains, and even the desert.
These 5 accommodations bring nature straight to your front door.
Giraffe Manor – Kenya
This boutique hotel is part of The Safari Collection, and there’s nothing quite like it in Africa. Here, wildlife conservation and hospitality intersect, resulting in a truly unique experience.
The manor itself is surrounded by acres of private land and forest. There are twelve rooms, and its crowning feature is the giraffes on site. While guests are eating breakfast or dinner, the giraffes are known to stick their heads through the windows to say hello and ask for treats. You can feed them dried grass pellets provided by the manor.
Beyond that, you can visit the orphaned elephants at Sheldrick Wildlife Trust (SWT) and arrange for a game drive through Nairobi National Park. It’s home to lions, zebras, and other wildlife.
Masphi Lodge – Ecuador
How about a stay in this rainforest hotel in the clouds? You’ll see 400 species of trees, frogs, birds, and other creatures, as well as exotic flora.
You can trek through the forest yourself, but you can witness nature at work from your room. The open-air terraces and floor-to-ceiling windows allow you to take in the beauty around you.
Nayara Gardens Resort – Costa Rica
Beyond the full-service spa, pool, and restaurants, this resort allows you to befriend sloths.
There’s a sloth preserve on the grounds where you’ll find these adorable creatures dangling from trees and taking their sweet time moving around.
According to House Beautiful, “The resort offers a complimentary walking tour where staff will help guests spot them, too.”
Amangiri – Utah
Here’s something different—a luxe, desert getaway. Start your morning watching the sun climb above the limestone formations, and from there, you can book a hike or horseback ride.
Whether you stay in one of the suites or a villa, you’ll be awed by the untouched beauty all around you. If you don’t feel like actually venturing through nature, you can simply take it in from the poolside or the terraces.
Daily breakfast and in-room refreshments are just some of the services that come with each stay.
Coulibri Ridge – Dominica
They don’t call Dominica The Nature Island for nothing—there’s no escaping it no matter where you go. Coulibri Ridge offers sustainable luxury. It’s off the grid, solar powered, and encourages guests to reset.
While you probably won’t have breakfast with monkeys or sloths, you’ll love the views of Martinique on a clear day and Sulphur Spring Valley.