Retreating in the wilderness has plenty of benefits. Being surrounded by nature brings a sense of calm which differs from the bustle of metropolitan cities. With luxury lodges cropping up in the most beautiful rainforest destinations, there is now an abundance of options for healthy holiday hunters to unwind in the beauty of the most pristine environments. From an indulgent spa retreat in the Balinese jungle to the Rwandan ancient rainforests, here are some of the best rainforest resorts in the world for a lush wilderness escape.
Deeply rooted in the ancient traditions of Bali, Fivelements’ flagship is nestled on the banks of the Ayung River. The award-winning eco-conscious wellness retreat is a peaceful sanctuary committed to Balinese healing, plant-based cuisine, and the sacred arts. Surrounded by tropical forests adjacent to a hearty river, the retreat offers a calm respite away from any noise and crowds, taking you deep in nature within the Ubud jungle.
Prices from US$467 for a one-night retreat | Book now on Compare Retreats
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Shinta Mani Wild, Cambodia
Deep within the Cambodian Jungle, world-renowned architect and designer Bill Bensley’s Shinta Mani Wild plays an active part in restoring the rainforest’s flora and fauna within 350 hectares of Cardamom National Park. Perched on the banks of the ethereal Tmor Rung River, the exclusive retreat houses only a select few guests at a time. Embrace nature at its finest, by embarking on adrenaline-fuelled activities and deep forest explorations led by Wildlife Alliance rangers in this secluded sanctuary.
Prices from US$2,345 per night | Contact email@example.com to book your retreat
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One&Only Nyungwe House, Rwanda
A haven for creature-comforts, Rwanda’s One&Only Nyungwe House is surrounded by rainforest, mountains, and untouched wildlife. Located south of Lake Kivu on the Burundi border, the exclusive resort is set amongst the rich tea-plantations of Gisakura, within close proximity of Nyungwe National Park. Gaze at the diverse, natural scenery, which includes around 1020 km² of rainforest, bamboo, grassland, swamps and bogs. Plus, it’s one of the last mountain rainforest habitats on the planet.
Prices from US$1,799 per night |Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to book your retreat
The Datai Langkawi, Malaysia
Time stands still at the stunning Datai Langkawi, a retreat nestled in the streams of the gushing river. Located within an ancient rainforest above a stunning bay, the hotel is a captivating destination resort that embraces lush rainforest and views of the Andaman Sea. Peer into the jungle to find an abundance of wildlife—you may see a Sunda flying lemur, or the energetic monkeys, for instance.
Prices from US$602 per night | Contact email@example.com to book your retreat
Mashpi Lodge, Ecuador
Located high up in the Andes, Mashpi Lodge is hidden amidst lush Ecuadorian rainforest, surrounded by untouched wildlife. The secluded resort is a few hours away from Quito, offering views of incredible mountains and forest from every angle. Enter the forest to be-at-one with nature, and catch encounters with exotic South American species.
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