5 Best Hotels in Nature

There is no heaven on earth, but there are definitely slices of paradise, if you know where to look. In this story, we look at five of the best hotels set amidst the bliss and beauty of nature, in settings so stunning you will believe that you have found paradise on earth.

1. Karma Reef
A luxurious resort on the tiny, traffic-free island paradise of Gili Meno, Karma Reef offers a sanctuary away from the noise and demands of everyday life. Karma Reef’s beachfront Lumbung-style villas and rustic Sea Tents are stylishly appointed with comfort in mind. They’re an ode to authentic, sustainable architecture, consciously designed to leave a light footprint on the land. Enjoy the benefits of Gili Meno’s stunning natural beauty, paired with heavenly creature comforts commonplace in Karma Resorts.

Karma Reef
Dusun Gili Meno,
Desa, Gili Indah,
Lombok Utara,
West Nusa Tenggara – Indonesia
Phone +62 361 848 2202

2. Gangga Island Resort & Spa
The resort blends with nature in an exclusive cluster of 15 elegantly furnished and air-conditioned wooden bungalows built on stilts with high ceilings and a spacious veranda overlooking the beach. There are numerous interesting activities in this resort such as excursions to a nearby island where you are the only inhabitants, sunset cruises, special private à deux couples massages either on your veranda, the beach or by the pool.

Gangga Island Resort & Spa
North Sulawesi – Indonesia
Phone: +62 431 889 4009

3. Papua Paradise Eco Resort
Built in traditional style and using materials entirely sourced from the island village, Papua Paradise Eco Resort offers an exceptionally high standard of comfort and service, while maintaining eco-tourism values. Spacious sea breeze-cooled bungalows contain modern comforts such as hot and cold freshwater showers, comfortable beds with bed veils, hammocks for lounging in and cushioned deckchairs facing the sea at the heart of Raja Ampat.

Papua Paradise Eco Resort
Birie Island, Raja Ampat,
West Papua – Indonesia

4. Plataran Menjangan Resort & Spa
As part of West Bali National Park, Plataran Menjangan Resort & Spa captures the essence of a true environmental experience, with its villas, restaurant and other facilities located in the forest with a view of the ocean. The five exclusive villas offer the ultimate in privacy and are designed to be one thing: yours. Exclusively located within their own individual compounds, all the villas feature a traditional Joglo house, a plunge pool and a garden. Equipped with first-class international-standard accommodation and amenities, the villas offer spacious and luxurious indoor living.

Plataran Menjangan Resort & Spa
West Bali National Park
Jl. Raya Seririt
Bali – Indonesia
Phone. +62 361 41 1388

5. Sandat Glamping Tents
This resort lets you commune with nature without sacrificing the luxury and comfort of a five-star Bali resort. Glamping lets you experience life without the TVs, computers and phones that absorb so much of our attention on a daily basis and discover the inner peace that only direct contact with nature can generate. Charming lodges, tree houses, tents at the edge of woods and streams, igloos, picturesque gypsy caravans hidden amongst the trees will fulfil the need for deep contact with nature, without giving up comfort.

Sandat Glamping Tents
Jl. Subak Sala,
Bali – Indonesia
Phone. +62 821 440 81998

Text by Dennis Latif | Photos courtesy of each property

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