Do you find camping too boring? Are you looking for a more luxurious experience that you can’t just get from ordinary campsites? Then, it’s time to try glamping!
Glamping perfectly combines the joy of camping out in nature while indulging in the amenities of a resort and the comforts of a hotel away from large and noisy crowds.
Here are some of the top glamping destinations around the world that you should try visiting at least once in your life:
White Desert’s Whichaway Camp, Antarctica
Antarctica’s White Desert’s Whichaway Camp ranks as one of the world’s top glamping destinations. The camp is open annually from November until January. The area is the best retreat for all Antarctic explorers.
Solar power heats each pod, which is also fitted with an en-suite shower. An award-winning chef prepares sumptuous meals for the campers so they can just relax, unwind, and relish the experience.
Finca Bellavista, Costa Rica
Finca Bellavista in Costa Rica is the ideal epitome of a haven for lovers of nature, as it gives a whole new meaning to the term “green.”
Nestled high in the canopies of the southern Pacific Coast region of the country, this tree-house community gives campers a chance to bask in the clean, fresh air, the beauty of verdant green backdrops, and the solar power-derived carbon-neutral electricity.
It would be an understatement to consider this resort an off-the-beaten-path destination. The last three kilometers before Finca even require you to ride a 4-wheel drive.
Galapagos Safari Camp, The Galapagos Islands
The Galapagos Safari Camp is isolated in Santa Cruz Island’s serene forested highlands, where it’s common to see the archipelago’s beloved poster child, the giant tortoises, roaming around in complete freedom. Don’t be surprised if you see them wandering through the camp like boulders that move slowly.
You may even get the chance to share the swimming pool with some local birdlife, such as finches and Galapagos mockingbirds. The camp only has nine tents designed in safari style, each equipped with a private deck. This makes you feel that you are truly one with wildlife and nature.
Esjan, Reykjavik, Iceland’s
Esjan is surrounded by a mountainous terrain perfect for nature walks, trekking, hiking, and even swimming—a wonderful treat for all outdoor lovers. The accommodations you’ll find here are unique in every sense of the word, as guests get the chance to sleep inside self-contained recycled buses.
The large windows of these buses also let you view the gorgeous natural environment when you open your eyes first thing in the morning and close them at night. Every bus is also equipped with bedding, cookware, towels, and a lovely rustic interior that takes inspiration from the wilderness of Iceland.
You can also schedule day trips from the campsite to the hot springs, lava fields, and the world-renowned Blue Lagoon.
Amanwana, tucked in the nature reserve of Indonesia’s Moyo Island, offers a one-of-a-kind glamping experience that you can never find anywhere else.
Only 20 luxury tents are available in this tranquil destination, so you can look forward to top-notch personalized service and total privacy.
With pristine beaches and lush jungle around its perimeter, Amanwara is a great retreat if you’re craving the right blend of adventure and serenity.
Sextantio Le Grotte Della Civita, Italy
A UNESCO World Heritage Site is nestled in a tiny canyon in Sassi di Matera, where history buffs and art fans can experience traveling to another place and time. To make the experience even better, visitors shouldn’t miss out on the opportunity to take shelter at Sextantio Le Grotte Della Civita.
Although the rooms of the rustic hotel are all originally restored caves, never judge a book by its cover because the luxurious accommodations are equipped with state-of-the-art finishes and bathrooms.
Maasai Mara, Kenya
Bask in the captivating beauty of the lovely African savannah in Maasai Mara’s luxurious glamping.
This destination in Kenya is where you can personally see the Great Migration with your own two eyes and marvel at the interesting wildlife right in the comforts of your canvas tent equipped with en-suite facilities and even private decks for a memorable safari experience.
’Hotel Whitepod, Monthey, Switzerland
Hotel Whitepod is an innovative hotel that consists of a central chalet and geodesic domes. It has proven that the impossible is possible, as it has made it a more enticing prospect to camp even in cold weather.
Whitepod invites its guests to escape the noise and the crowd in one of its eco-friendly domes that resemble igloos. A wood-burning stove heats up every pod, and you can dismantle it at any time without any traces left behind.
The private slopes on the resort are also perfect for snowboarding, skiing, spa treatments, and dog sledding.
Under Canvas Moab, Utah
The Under Canvas Moab in Utah is the embodiment of luxury camping in the African safari found right in the United States’ southwest region’s striking national parks.
The owners of the site took inspiration from their personal African safari experience when they opened the first-ever US-based luxury glamping location in 2009. From then on, they have grown to include seven more luxury glamping resorts all over the national parks of America.
However, the real standout is perched right at Moab Desert’s foot, where stunning views of majestic plateaus and deep canyons are waiting for you right outside the front door of your canvas.
Sal Salis, Western Australia
Australia never runs short when it comes to climate, geography, and infrastructure, which are almost identical to those of Africa. This makes the country a great destination if you’re craving a luxury safari experience.
Typically inaccessible sprawling national parks and massive swathes of the outback with sparse populations, combined with a wonderful climate and excellent wildlife watching, make Africa the best continent for glamping.
Sal Salis, located on the Ningaloo Reef, features tents pitched by the beach, allowing visitors to snorkel the reef several meters away from the shore. They can also watch turtles lay their eggs, swim with the seasonal whale sharks, and, if they’re lucky, admire the local kangaroos sharing the occasion.
Make sure you add these glamping destinations to your bucket list soon!
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