From a glampsite in Bali to Pablo Escobar’s former beach retreat, these lush getaways will charm you with their rustic, laid-back vibes.
Dreaming of a getaway with bright colors, playful textures, and a free-spirited vibe? Look no further than these dreamy bohemian boutique hotels. More chic than shabby, these tropical sanctuaries offer blissed-out barefoot luxury for haute hippies who are ready for sunshine.
Paradise found: In easygoing—yet exclusive—St. Bart’s, Villa Marie stands alone in the tropical hills above Colombier. Plantation architecture fuses with West Indies accents to form this boutique property’s signature boho style. Think ultra-bright pops of color, antique bamboo furniture and romantic canopied beds, private verandas, and tangles upon tangles of wild pink bougainvillea and exotic palms waving in the sea breeze.
You can’t mention hippie chic without also mentioning Tulum. In the sun-kissed Riviera Maya is Casa Malca, the former beach retreat of Pablo Escobar. The property has been reimagined into a gorgeous hideaway for avant-garde art lovers and mezcal-sipping creative spirits. Stay here for the hip crowd, the cool contemporary art collection, and the rooftop sundeck.
Made up of lots of little cottages, Brazil’s UXUA Casa Hotel & Spa is a stylish refuge in a remote Pataxó Indian village by the sea. Brazilian supermodel Alessandra Ambrosio is a fan, and with the magazine-worthy interiors, earthy indoor/outdoor bathrooms, yoga and capoeira pavilions, and vibrant green aventurine quartz pool, it’s not hard to see why.
Far away from the real world but just steps away from the tranquil Indian Ocean, Azura Benguerra is an eco-boutique hand-built by the local islanders using traditional methods. This secluded getaway is set within the indigenous gardens of Bazaruto Marine National Park, which is home to some impressive flora and fauna (such as Nile crocodiles). But if that doesn’t excite you, there’s always your private sun-soaked teak deck (perfect for practicing your sun salutations), a spa abounding with local African ingredients, or the handmade jewelry to ponder over at the hotel’s boutique.
Coqui Coqui is known for its refined, exotic fragrance line, and the brand’s collection of hip hideaways or Residencias (four in Mexico and one upcoming in Bora Bora) are designed with the same bohemian jet-setter clientele in mind. Each Coqui Coqui property has a custom scent, and Coba—a mystical refuge in the heart of a pre-Columbian city of ruins—charms with lime and mint, a nod to its sultry jungle surroundings.
Although Tribal Hotel sits in a UNESCO-protected colonial town far from the tropical forest, its palm-filled courtyard, with cheerful splash pool and muslin-draped cabanas, provides a nomad-inspired jungle oasis that no boho fashionista could resist Instagramming.
Perched in the Guatemalan rain forest teeming with howler monkeys and wild exotic birds, Francis Ford Coppola’s La Lancha serves up nonstop nature and rustic luxury with its colorful, cozy casitas (10 rooms in total) and far-flung views over the dreamlike, hazy Lake Peten Itza. Spending the day cocooned in your hammock admiring the view is an absolute must.
Opening this fall, Wa Ale is a far-off island resort set in the Mergui Archipelago, which—up until now—has been virtually inaccessible to tourists. Built with environmental sensitivity, Wa Ale has its own foundation to support local conservation and sustainability projects, making this beachside resort both smart and pretty.
Rainbow-festooned waterfalls, wet and wild rain forests, and earth-goddess digs: That’s what you can expect from the new 14-suite Awasi Iguazú lodge. Set on stilts high in the canopy of the Atlantic Rainforest, Awasi Iguazú is on the Argentinian side of the world’s largest waterfall system, the breathtaking Iguazú Falls.
Beachy, bohemian Bali has long been regarded as a chilled-out, artsy haven for spiritual surfers and modern day hippies—but even if you run with this crowd, you won’t have to rough it. Especially not at Sandat Glamping Tents: Set in terraced rice paddies only 10 minutes from central Ubud, this intimate sanctuary boasts private plunge pools, authentic Balinese cuisine, and the chicest tents and traditional lumbung cabins.