Imagine sleeping in the great outdoors, with the stars above, the sound of cicadas in your ears and so on. Looking back, that’s allwe wished for when we were kids; and now, that we’re all grown up, we continously look up warm and comfy places to have a cold one in. Strange, isn’t it? ‘Glamping’ is increasingly popular, and for good reason, as it combines the fun of camping with the comfort of a hotel. Stay in pimped-up tents, treehouses, cabins or those festival faves, yurts. Here are the world’s 12 ultimate glamping experiences for you to enjoy!
1. Treehotel, Sweden
The Treehotel in Sweden is a camouflaged cube of mirrors deep within a forest in the small town of Harads in northern Sweden. There are cabins that look like birds’ nests, one that looks like a spaceship and even one inspired by the wings of a dragonfly.
2. Sal Salis, Australia
If paradise exists, it probably looks like Sal Salis: a safari camp protected between the dunes of Australia’s Cape Range National Park. There are nine tents with spectacular views of Ningaloo Coral Reef. The camp is environmentally-friendly and uses renewable energy; there is no internet or phone signal, making this the perfect escape from the stresses of everyday life.
3. Chewton Glen, England
Chewton Glen is a luxury hotel in deepest Hampshire. Guests may sleep like royalty, with every cabin being a completely calm oasis – ideal for disconnecting from the modern world and relaxing.
4. Eco Camp, Torres del Paine, Patagonia, Chile
This is a sustainable resort in the heart of Torres del Paine National Park. In total there are 25 bedrooms, and three common rooms where you can eat or plan your hiking route. Make sure you don’t miss this if you are visiting the area!
5. Lanzarote Retreats, Lanzarote, Spain
Retreat from city life to this eco-resort in rural Lanzarote, relax and take in the volcanic landscape. Lanzarote Retreats is also very close to Arrieta beach, one of the best on the island.
6. Resort at Paws Up, Montana, USA
This resort is situated in the wildness of Montana. In the middle of an enormous estate and surrounded by nature, its luxury tents take the experience of glamping to a whole new level. How about that?
7. Whitepod, Switzerland
As much as in summer as in winter, these 15 igloos on a Swiss hillside are an slightly off-piste place to enjoy nature and the commodities of a five-star hotel. The beds, the views, and their outdoor activities programme is great for adventurous families as well as a snuggly romantic escape.
8. Clayoquot Wilderness Resort, Canada
Famous for being Scarlett Johansson and Ryan Reynolds’ honeymoon spot, this rural resort on Vancouver Island is only accessible via a 45-minute seaplane from Vancouver. Its tents are a refined combination of vintage and modern, without losing an ounce of charm, and you can still enjoy the natural surroundings.
9. Nduara Loliondo, Tanzania
In northern Tanzania, Nduara Loliondo is one of Nomad Tanzania loveliest campsites. The reception and dining area are styled like Mongolian yurts that have been designed to represent the nomad culture of local surrounding villages.
10. Hobbit House, England
Ever wanted to stay in a hobbit house? In Cornwall you can stay in a place that is more like a work of art that a house. Hobbit House is round, covered in grass and has large windows from which you can take in the surrounding landscape.
11. El Questro, Australia
There’s the great outdoors, and then there’s the Outback. At El Questro Wilderness Park, you could bring your own tent and roll out a sleeping mat, or you can stay in the likes of the gorgeous Emma Gorge Resort. There’s no choice, actually!
12. Stuc a’Chroin, Scotland
This Mongolian-style yurt near Stirling is a perfect for a romantic getaway in the countryside. With its thick carpets, wooden stoves and many homey touches, Stuc a’Chroin feels like a home away from home. Wonderful.