Bored of waking up to a buzzing phone or an insistent alarm clock even while on vacation? These gorgeous open-air hotel rooms will allow you to wake up to a heart-warming sunrise or sleep off stargazing into a tranquil night sky. The cool breeze and the amazing scenery will just add more to what will already be a delightful experience. By Ritika Dixit
1. Verana, Mexico
The arduous journey of reaching Verana hotel after a boat ride along the Mexican coast and the uphill hike is definitely worth the dreamlike views overlooking the lush green jungle or a private pool at an arm’s length from the hotel. One can pick from a variety of open-air houses at Verana hotel for an experience of a lifetime.
2. Ladera Resort, St. Lucia
Perched atop the famous Piton Mountains of St. Lucia and the ocean, Ladera Resort is an idyllic luxury hotel amid a UNESCO World Heritage site. The three-walled open-air hotel rooms here provide panoramic views of the Gros Piton. A personal water swing over a private heated pool is a cherry on an already delicious cake.
3. Petit St. Vincent, Private Island
Your desire for complete solitude can be fulfilled by the cottages and villas at Petit St. Vincent tucked on the Grenadines islands of the West Indies. The floor-to-ceiling glass structures in all the rooms provide some picturesque views, along with soothing music, from the ocean nearby. The intentional absence of connectivity from the outside world — no phones, TV and internet — gives one a true chance at experiencing a relaxed and unwinding vacation.
4. Jade Mountain Resort, St. Lucia
Perched atop mountains and the Caribbean Sea, Jade Mountain Resort allows one to soak in its delightful scenic beauty in complete privacy. The absence of a fourth wall is like a stage-setting to admire the charm of St. Lucia’s Pitons World Heritage Site and the Caribbean Sea all at once. All 29 luxury rooms here — star, moon, sun, or galaxy category –- come with an infinity pool of their own.
5. Pacuare Lodge, Costa Rica
Rightly termed as the ‘adventurers retreat’, Costa Rica is home to the Pacuare Lodge where all the private suites and villas are surrounded by a jungle. In all rooms, the fourth wall is replaced by a sliding glass door. Both, the thrilling rafting trip to the hotel and the vibe of camping in the rainforest, make for an outlying experience.