Does glamping really count as a luxury vacation? Surely a night under canvas is an economy option? If you pick your tented camp carefully you can immerse yourself in all the joys of being under canvas in the wilderness (nature, watching the stars etc) whilst still enjoying all the luxuries of an exclusive resort. In the best tented resorts, expect a huge and comfy bed dressed in the finest quality linens, a high-end private bathroom, deliciously opulent furnishings, hot tubs, infinity pools as well as essentials like electricity and running water. For Four Seasons or Aman-esque levels of luxury, try one of the resorts below.
Here is my pick of the best places to glamp in the world, where you do not need to give up a single luxury.
Bring out the adventurer in you by heading to the Golden Triangle in Thailand. The Golden Triangle is a name that was introduced by the CIA in the 1920s, when this area was one of the world’s most prolific opium… Read More.
Sandat Glamping Tents are the love child of their Italian owners Federico Carrer and Emanuela Padoan. This low-key eco-resort is built by local craftsmen and is set between jungle and rice fields in a beautifully maintained lush garden with a… Read More.
North Star Club is really the epitome of glamping. Here the emphasis is definitely on the “glam” rather than the “camping”! The founders of this stunning woodland retreat are multi award-winning designers Christian and Carolyn Van Outersterp (their backgrounds are… Read More.
Imagine being one with nature, stargazing into the limitless expanse of the night sky, far away from the hustle and bustle of the big city life. Imagine exploring nature’s architecture, scintillating waterfalls and vertigo-inducing cliffs, and watching wildlife roam freely,… Read More.
You may also be interested in my list of the best wilderness lodges in North America.
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