Barefoot running gives us feelings of freedom and happiness. In everyday life, this can often be difficult to achieve. But in these hotels you can safely hang your shoes on the nail!
An hour south of Lisbon, the Casas Na Areia is surrounded by white beaches, pines and rice fields – so remote that you can watch with luck flamingos, storks and dolphins ….
In this accommodation you have the sand not only at the door, but also in the house, so that the boundaries between inside and outside dissolve. In the four huts, which are mostly made of wood and reeds, you have the feeling of being outside and still safe. In winter, the sandy bottom can even be heated.
All around are day beds and small sandy pools with loungers for spontaneous refreshment (from 600 euros / day for 8 people including breakfast and room service, www.silentliving.pt/houses/casas-na-areia ).
If you are vacationing at the Avatel Eco Lodge, you can walk barefoot all day: in the small park with the beautiful pool, in the open air restaurant and on the path covered with fragrant pine needles down to the narrow but absolutely relaxing sandy beach. This tasteful hotel is located on the Halkidiki peninsula of Kassandra ( DR / F from about 80 euros, www.avatel.gr ).
In the park of the Ostseelodges “Glück in Sicht” near Glücksburg, there are purist stiletto bungalows in sight of the sea. With the eyes you can enjoy a lot of nature, but also with your feet: in the huge park with the lawn, the reeds, the grasses, a sandy area and a Boule-Bahn – and the natural beach, which can be reached quickly on foot …
Best for passionate barefooters are the lodges “Kleine Perlen Beachflair” directly at the Flensburg Fjord – they are all surrounded by sea sand (Lodge from 85 Euro including beach chair , www.glueck-in-sicht.de ).
On the northeast coast of Brazil a great “Eco-chic Design Resort” is waiting for you, if you have won the lottery, or you really want to treat yourself. Eco, because plastic is banned here and all materials from the area are sourced – and chic, because the 23 suites and villas (all with sea views) are incredibly beautifully designed …
For a holiday in the “Kenoa – Exclusive Beach Spa and Resort” you can safely leave the shoes at home – apart from the couple with whom you arrive (suite from 450 Euro / night, www.kenoaresort.com ).
Meadows, lavender, rolling hills and a beautiful pool: all this plus absolute seclusion in the lofty heights enjoys who lives in one of the two tree houses of the B & B “La Piantata”. In Lazio, near Tuscany, they float several meters above the rest of the world. The Black Cabin, which is said to be Europe’s largest tree house at 87 square meters, is protected by a 200-year-old Maritime Pine and offers a stunning 360-degree view of the country …
The “Suite Bleue” in the shelter of an old oak is only half as big, but at least as beautiful. Breakfast is delivered to the house in the morning (tree house 390 Euro, www.lapiantata.it ).
Sure, the Maldives, with their small, tarmac-free hotel islands, are made to hang up their shoes. Whether for breakfast or cocktail – no one wears shoes here when he does not want to. For what?
No matter if you go from the bungalow to the beach, the pool, the restaurant or the spa – you have nothing but warm sand and warm wood under your feet. At the “Mirihi Island Resort” even the hotel management does not wear shoes (1 week incl. Flight and half board from 3,100 Euro per person, www.mirihi.com/en ).
Naked feet on wood are beautiful – and in the shack in Heiligenhafen there is plenty of it, as the name implies. And because everything here is so casual and unconventional, no one looks funny when walking barefoot or lounging on a sofa without shoes. The sandy beach in front of the door screams anyway for bare feet (DZ / F from 57 Euro, www.bretterbude.de ).