Urban dwellers seeking to escape the concrete jungle for soothing lush rainforests can look no further than these incredible destinations. From Asia to South America, these contemporary hotels and rental homes offer the modern comforts we can't live without, with the surroundings we've only dreamed of.

Opened in 2015, Keemala, located in Kamala Village in Phuket, Thailand, offers four types of private accommodation options including Clay Cottages, Tent Villas, Tree Houses, and Bird’s Nest Villas. All villas come with pools and views of the jungle canopy. 

The Naked House is a stunning six-bedroom minimalist villa on the Thai island of Koh Samui with concrete floors and plenty of outdoor space. It's available to rent through Airbnb.

Surrounded by Lake Koggala, TRI Hotel is a sustainably-built Sri Lankan resort with green walls and roofs, recycled wood furniture, and solar heating. It offers spectacular 360-degree views of the lake and verdant rainforests.

Set in a 1970s Brutalism residence designed by Brazilian architect Wladimir Alves de Souzain, and located at the heart of Santa Teresa in Rio, Chez Georges, is a nine-bedroom hillside house with soaring ceilings and a music studio that overlooks the Brazilian rainforest.

Built almost entirely with locally-sourced bamboo, the Green Village residential community in Ubud, Bali, is a sculptural house designed by Elora Hardy of Ibuku. It's available to rent through Airbnb.

Each of these contemporary vacation destinations found different ways to open up to their expansive surroundings. Some chose completely exposed openings, some implemented walls of glass and some retreats adopted open space products such as Folding or Multi Slide systems to enhance the overall experience. Consider one of these incredible one of a kind jungle destinations for your next adventure.

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