11 Incredible Outdoor Hotels Take Sleeping Under the Stars to a Whole New Level

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Not a fan of camping? If you prefer glamping rather than pitching your own tent fireside, here are a few luxury options that still involve the great outdoors. These resorts have created rooms that capture the best of both worlds and need to be added to your bucket list.

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With summer coming up fast, this is the perfect time to check out one of these incredible outdoor hotels for your next outdoorsy vacation.  

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Lion Sands 

If you have ever considered a safari vacation, Lion Sands has a variety of lodges and locations in South Africa. The Tinyeleti Treehouse is located in the Kruger National Park, and it is just you and the stars. It doesn’t need many amenities when it has endless views for stargazing.

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In southern Utah, Amangiri is a 5 star resort perfect for an adventurous weekend in the desert. However, it is the simple rooms built to emphasize the beauty of Canyon Point that truly make it an incredible place to stay. Each suite has a outdoor lounge and fireplace with private pools or rooftop terraces available too. The suites open up to the amazing desert views. 

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On the northern most tip of Hamilton Island in Australia, Qualia has 60 private pavilions that overlook the Coral Sea. These beautiful houses open up to the gorgeous Australian sunshine and scenery. Aside from the great views, there is plenty to do on the island from relaxing at the spa to taking a helicopter to the golf course. There is also opportunities for sailing, boating and exploring the Great Barrier Reef. 

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Adrère Amellal Desert Ecolodge

In Egypt, you can stay in one of the desert rooms at the Adrère Amellal Desert Ecolodge. This is the ultimate secluded vacation area. If you take a car from Cairo, it will take about a day to get there, but the accommodations are worth the travel. Each of the 40 rooms have been hand built, and they are lit with beeswax candles. There is no electricity, just the beautiful sky and the austere, endless landscape of the desert. 

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L’Alberet Hotel 

Experience Italy in the Cabriolet Suite at the L’Albereta Hotel. This gorgeous suite has a retractable roof that guests can access with the push of a button. Enjoy an evening under the starry sky and look out from the balcony to the surrounding vineyards and Lake Iseo. There is also a hydro-massage tub! This is the ultimate romantic getaway.

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Located in a volcanic ridge set against the Piton Mountains, Ladera offers 37 rooms and suites that are made from locally harvested materials and furnished with furniture made on site by St. Lucian artisans. The suites have walls that open up to a private pool and allow guests to enjoy the gorgeous views of the Caribbean and the Piton Mountains. 

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Las Ventanas Al Paraiso 

Located in Mexico the Las Ventanas Al Paraiso is a Rosewood Resort meant to create an unforgettable experience with its outstanding rooms and service. These amazing outdoor villas offer the best of the surrounding environment with comfortable and luxurious accommodations. If  spending the night with nothing but a bed doesn’t seem like your kind of vacation, this offers the best of both worlds. 

Null Stern Hotel

While this may look like a mattress commercial, this is a very real “room” you can rent in the Swiss Alps. Set against the mountainous backdrop, you can spend the night in the open air at the Null Stern Hotel. In addition to the bed, you will also be served food and drink made right from local vendors. Other than that, it is just you and the stars. If nature calls, the bathroom is a five minute walk to another building. Keep in mind, reservations maybe cancelled due to inclement weather. 

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Nkwichi is a lodge located on the breathtaking shores of Lake Malawi in Africa. The beautiful shoreline and surrounding wilderness make it a prime place for snorkeling, water sports, and enjoying the perfect sunset. There are also 8 secluded beaches where guests can frolic. The lodge itself works to protect the area and keep it pristine while working with the local Nyanja people to protect their culture as well. There are a variety of open-air houses and chalets available to stay in, but it is the Star-Bed that is one of the most amazing ways to spend the night in Africa.

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In Bodrum, Turkey the Amanruya Resort has a village layout with stone cottages inspired by the traditional local architecture. Each cottage has its own swimming pool and private garden with one cottage offering an outdoor bed to sleep under the stars.  

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The Bangkok Tree House

The Bangkok Tree House embraces the atmosphere and provides truly unique “nests” for guests to spend the night. There are “traditional” rooms as well as an open air deck with a bed and even a floating bed in the river! Hopefully, you don’t mind getting a little wet while you sleep. 


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