Wednesday 20th December saw the hotly anticipated UK release of Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, a reboot of the 1995 adventure classic that saw its young protagonists transported from suburban America into the fantastical jungle setting of their board game. With a new cast set to take on this untamed adventure, why not make a similarly exciting—if not more enjoyable—voyage yourself? Delve into the wild by booking an incredible treehouse holiday rental with HolidayLettings.co.uk.
The much-loved original film is getting an update, and so can your travel plans! Browse the stunning selection of properties and immerse yourself in the untamed jungles of South East Asia and Central America, or stick closer to home with a weekend escape into the European wild. These woodland rentals offer all the comforts of home right in the heart of nature—and you’ll have a bit more time to prepare than the movie’s characters. To quote the film, are you game?
1 bedroom, sleeps 2, from £42 per night
Situated just 15 minutes from Hanoi’s city centre, this cosy one bedroom treehouse, designed by renowned Vietnamese performance artists and painter, Dao Anh Khanh, is perfect for both nature and art lovers. Built six metres above the trees, natural sunlight streams into this dreamy property set within luscious tropical gardens. After dark, watch as the tropical forest comes to life with Khanh’s inspiring sculptures lit up to create a dream-like scene.
Bluff Beach, Panama
1 bedrooms, sleeps 2, from £90 per night
This exotic treehouse offers a one of a kind holiday experience at the top of the lush jungle canopy, overlooking the shimmering waters of the Caribbean Sea. With the sea just steps away, this treehouse is a great way to experience both the jungle and the beach. It even comes equipped with a sea-view kitchenette, and a natural fresh water pool on the property.
3 bedrooms (sleeps 6), from £107 per night
Surrounded by tree tops, this impressive and unique property stands on a 50 metre-squared platform of oak trees and is powered exclusively by solar energy. The project was the first of its kind in Croatia and won the ‘Innovation of the Year Award’ in 2016. The treehouse can accommodate up to 6 people, boasting three bedrooms, one bathroom, and an expansive open air terrace to enjoy the fresh air and Jumanji-esque views over Konavle valley.
1 bedroom, sleeps 2, from £33 per night
If it’s views you’re after, look no further than this one-bed Balinese treehouse spectacularly perched on the jungle’s edge overlooking a lake. Can you picture a more incredible sunset view? With mountain, forest, and beach views on all sides, this treehouse is the perfect place to immerse yourself in Bali’s natural beauty.
Laborie, St Lucia
1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, from £124 per night
Bay Treehouse is a stunning jungle retreat that boasts a five-out-of-five review score from travellers. Relax on the private sundeck with views of the beach and Laborie Bay, or scout for treetop wildlife from the comfort of your king-sized bed. The treehouse’s private plunge pool is a great way to cool off after your jungle adventures, and the experience will make for an unforgettable trip. As one reviewer noted, “A lovely treehouse amongst beautiful surroundings so close to everything but at the same time so far from the crowds. We loved it!”
Province of Puntarenas, Costa Rica
2 bedrooms (sleeps 7), from £150 a night
This unique award-winning ‘eco-luxury’ retreat is nestled amongst rainforest with an infinity plunge pool and cosy wraparound lounge area offering endless forest views. Monkeys, parrots and toucans all frequently visit the lodge and its surrounding reserve, making you will feel like you’ve stepped right into the game! But, the most magical time of day is late afternoons where you can sit back with a glass of wine and catch a glimpse of some of the local wildlife.
Mayfield, East Sussex
2 bedrooms (sleeps 4), from £204 per night
This romantic, picture-perfect treehouse floats above an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, conveniently located just half an hour south of the M25. The bedroom features a cosy fire to keep ‘adventurers’ warm at night and a luxuriously comfortable double bed. With a terrace overlooking the treetops, you’ll feel totally at one with nature. One reviewer raved, “It is absolutely amazing, quiet woodland location, cleverly designed and beautifully built house itself is almost work of art!”
1 bedroom (sleeps 2), from £288 per night
Sitting in the forests outside of Paris, this modern treehouse suspended 11 metres in the air will surely bring out your inner child. Follow the gangway to its terrace, which boasts panoramic treetop views, and is perfect for relaxing with a board game like Jumanji. After a day of exploring, ease yourself and unwind in a private hot tub. Breakfast is included and is set at the bottom of the treehouse in the morning; luckily, there’s a handy rope attached so guests can pull it up.
3 bedrooms (sleeps up to 6), from £295 per night
Watamu treehouse is the ultimate Jumanji jungle getaway. Situated on one of the most picturesque stretches of Watamu beach and built high in the trees, its unique architecture provides a 360-degree panorama of the Indian Ocean on one side and native forest on the other. The house consists of three towers in the trees, linked by bridges, stairways and ramps.
St. John, US Virgin Islands
1 bedroom (sleeps 2), from £318 per night
This charming treehouse home is located in the private Coral Bay and tucked away in the Caribbean hillside with panoramic sea views. The romantic escape features a large bedroom with an outside kitchenette and a terrace that overlooks the awe-inspiring bay below, where you can look out for any Jumanji-style dramas from a safe distance!