Introducing 50-foot Treehouse Suites Overlooking the Rainforest at This Private Island Resort in Panama
In reclaimed wood from the Panama Canal, Elora Hardy designed a treehouse at Nayara Bocas del Toro that was built from reclaimed wood from the canal.
In a bit more of a surprise move, Nayara Bocas del Toro introduced its first elevated beach last year, which made waves around the world, making waves around the world. Because of the renovations made to the property, it is literally bringing a whole new level of accommodation to the property in terms of its accommodations.
Instead of sleeping in the luxurious eco lodge's overwater villas, you now have the option of sleeping in lush tropical rainforest treehouses. In a first for the hotel, according to Rich Report the 50-foot suites are the first of five suites that are being designed by Bali-based architecture firm Ibuku founded by Elora Hardy. The studio is making its debut in Central America, though it is best known for its eco-friendly bamboo buildings that are found throughout Indonesia, but this is its first project in Central America.
“A recent guest marveled at our varied architectural designs throughout the resort,” Scott Dinsmore, general manager of Nayara Bocas del Toro, said in a release. “Every design has our guest experience in mind and our new treehouse is no exception.” Measuring 50 feet tall, the treehouses are made from locally harvested bamboo, in addition to nearly 20 varieties of reclaimed, 500-year-old hardwoods. The latter was sourced from the forests that were flooded during the construction of the Panama Canal. “When you submerge wood in water for that long, it gets stronger, and it weathers in beautiful ways,” Hardy explained to Rich Report.
The spellbinding abodes, which combine elements of Balinese and Panamanian architecture, are accessed via a winding staircase and have been designed with lofty 21-foot ceilings, open-air living rooms, and full-length windows to create an atmosphere of elegance. In addition, there are outdoor showers and soaking tubs for you to clean off in the elements so you can enjoy the outdoors when you want to.
In order to ensure sustainability, the whole resort has been built off-grid, so the eco-conscious dwellings get all their energy from the sun, while purified rainwater is used in the drinking water system.
In addition, if you need room service, you can call it through a pulley system that prevents social interaction with other residents as much as possible. This boutique retreat has many reasons to convince you to come down from your perch: The property has a 70-foot freshwater pool, a 100-year-old Elephant House restaurant, and don't forget about the floating beach that can be found on the property.