Live Like a King at the naked Castle Retreat in China
Forever on the search for the most unique holiday destinations on the planet, our next stop takes us to the Far East. Moganshan and its rolling hills to be exact, where in lies the naked Castle; a castle built by a Scottish missionary over 100 years ago, which has now been converted into a luxury retreat.
Located around 3 hours drive from Shanghai on the Chinese east coast, the naked Castle offers unique luxury in even more unique surroundings. The new resort hosts 95 luxurious rooms, all with different characteristics, two restaurants with panoramic views, a spa, a cantilevered infinity pool, a lush garden with amphitheatre, and an activities centre.
The naked Castle project aims to create a more healthy and sustainable vacation spot by respecting the environment and protecting the existing regional landscape. As such, the retreat places an emphasis on sustainable development, green, environmental protection and energy conservation.
But that doesn’t mean the luxury has to take a back seat. The rooms are the epitome of it, surrounded by the lush forest and the majestic mountains. The Cliffside Suites have sweeping mountain/forest views; Bungalows provide the ideal getaway for groups of friends or families; and Village Rooms are rustic suites close to the farms for an intimate stay.
There are endless activity options on site too. Play in the pool, ride a horse or mountain bike, play tennis or start your day with a yoga session, visit the indoor museum or read a book in The Castle library. You can also enjoy the views from the Castle’s a cantilevered infinity pool which is perched off the side of a cliff.
The naked Castle is available to book now over at the Naked Retreats Website, where rooms start at £210 a night.
Another accommodation at one with nature is the Willow Treehouse. Perched on the banks of a small pond on 34 acres in the Catskills in New York, the abode packs everything you’d want from a cabin retreat.