Pirates! Are you one for sleeping under the stars? Do you LOVE being completely and utterly exposed to the elements of the outdoors? If you answer yes to both, then you will definitely need to read on! Here are 5 dreamy open-air hotels we've found that will take your breath away.
1. Null Stern, The Swiss Alps
This hotel takes "open-air" to a whole new level! The concept behind totally eliminating the walls and roof is to allow customers to fully become immersed with the experience of the beautiful Swiss landscape. The founders believe that once night falls, the panoramic mountain ranges and star-filled skies, makes "Switzerland become the hotel". This unique experience is located 6,463 ft above sea level and sits in the middle of the picturesque Swiss Alps. The hotel has no bathroom, (there is a public bathroom 5 minutes walk down the mountain!) but only a queen-sized bed paired with nightstands and lamps. However, there is room service in the form of a personal butler, and guests can request meals to be served to their "room" anytime. And yes, you can cancel your reservations ANY TIME if there's bad weather in the forecasts. Finally, one last fun fact about Null Stern! Did you know that this was a nuclear bunker before it was converted into a hotel?
2. Amangiri Resort "Sky Terrace", Utah
Next up on our list is this other-worldly open-air experience amidst the beautiful rolling canyons and plateaus of Canyon Point in Southern Utah. The resort itself is surrounded by the Grand Canyon, Monument Valley, Grand Staircase- Escalante, and Bryce and Zion National Park. There are up to 7 different types of suites at the resort, all of which boasts panoramic views of the dramatic yet beautiful desert landscapes making it the perfect setting for a tranquil getaway for those who visits!
3. Las Ventanas Al Paraiso, A Rosewood Resort, Mexico
This luxurious hotel in Mexico allows guests to enjoy the beautiful sunsets and starry night skies from the comfort of their outdoor beds! Guests staying in penthouse suites have the option of sleeping out on the terrace to enjoy the tropical warm air and welcome the sunrise, or they can opt to sleep indoors.
4. L'Albereta, Italy
If a more refined Italian style villa better suit your taste, then L'Albereta may be what you are searching for! The hotel is located in the enchanted vineyards of Franciacorta, which is an area most famous for its sparkling wines. With its ivy-masked villas and classic Italian decor, guests can fully take in the beautiful Italian countryside landscapes by staying at one of their Cabriolet suites! The roof of the suite opens up to the beautiful Brescian skies, and guests can enjoy spectacular views of the vineyards and Lake Iseo from their balconies.
5. Tswalu Kalahari, S. Africa
This amazing sleep out deck will have you fully immersed with the lulling calls of the Kalhari wilderness! Imagine sleeping in the middle of a game reserve gazing up at the star filled skies, the "Malori" deck (which means "dreamer" in Tswana) offers their guests the unique experience of sleeping safely amidst the wilderness under the blanket of "diamond skies". The deck is on a raised platform and guests have the option to sleep under the thatched overhang or sleep directly out on the open deck!