You Haven’t Lived Until You’ve Stayed In The Luxury Tree House Suites Of Panama
— Updated on 15 February 2023

You Haven’t Lived Until You’ve Stayed In The Luxury Tree House Suites Of Panama

— Updated on 15 February 2023
Chris Singh
Chris Singh

Nayara Bocas Bali del Toro built a floating beach last year and instantly put itself on the radar of luxury travellers worldwide. The private island resort in Panama, hinged on a fusion of soft Balinese and ornate Panamanian design, clearly wants to stand out amongst the country’s generous spread of wealthy accommodations, and its latest attempt to be different comes in form of two one-bedroom luxury tree house suites.

Given the resort is fringed by verdant tropical rainforest, these luxury tree house suites should easily become the resort’s biggest attractions moving forward. Ibuku, a Balinese architecture firm with a reputation for building sustainable, bamboo structures in Indonesia headed up the design. And from photos, it looks like that reputation is solidly in-tact; the treehouse suites look like something you’d find in Ubud or Sumba.

Bringing a bit of that flavour to Central America shouldn’t go astray. The 15-metre tree house suites get their glow from locally harvested bamboo and 20 different varieties of 500-year-old hardwoods sourced from flooded forests. In the New York Times, the resort’s general manager, Scott Dinsmore, explained that wood gets stronger when it’s submerged in water “for that long” and “it weathers in beautiful ways.”

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Of course, these aren’t the only luxury treehouses you can find in Panama. Nomad Tree Lodge, for example, looks like an incredible off-the-grid experience. This is, however, one of the only times when you can stay in a tree house and still have access to one of the country’s finest resorts, which has that aforementioned floating beach at your fingertips.

Winding staircases, high ceilings and wide-open living rooms give the tree house suites a nice sense of theatre. There are outdoor showers and soaking tubs, of course, and everything is solar-powered to align with the resort’s eco-conscious approach. Room service works a bit differently as well, with a pulley system in place so guests can theoretically check in and not see a single soul during their stay.

Nayara Bocas Del Toro

Address: Isla Frangipani, Panama
Contact: +1 844-865-2002

Nightly rates for the Tree House Suites of Nayara Bocas del Toro start from US$1,500 (AU$2,150).

Inside the bedroom of one of the luxury tree suites in Panama

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Chris Singh
Chris is a freelance Travel, Food, and Technology writer. He has had work published by The AU Review, Junkee Media and Australian Traveller Media and holds tertiary qualifications in Psychology and Sociology.


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