Luxury glamping experiences to add to your bucket list
Love the great outdoors but don’t want to rough it out? No worries! With the glamping trend growing in and around the Asian region, there are some stunning options available for travellers seeking luxurious nature retreats.
- February 2019
When glamping (glamorous camping) first became a thing, luxury was a bed with throw pillows on it. However, like an unusually co-operative air mattress, the world’s love for camping has ballooned over the years.
The 2018 North American Camping Report stated that six million new North American households have started camping since 2014. The glamping industry has responded in kind. Glampsites all over the world have upped their game, in some cases resembling six-star eco-resorts. And as people find themselves bored of boutique hotels in big cities and seek something authentic and unique, glamping has emerged as a way to check these boxes.
Furthermore, it promises proximity to Mother Nature, a digital detox and, paradoxically, access to experiences that are highly Instagrammable — balm for the soul of any jaded urbanite. Many gorgeous new properties have sprung up. Between not needing to travel far and not needing to do any actual camping, this might be the next best thing to happen to lazy travellers since staycations.
Here are some glamping destinations to head to:
Shinta Mani Wild, Cambodia
A three-hour drive from Phnom Penh, this 15-tent ultra-luxe resort opens in new window is surrounded by three national parks. Glampers can look forward to experiences such as a picnic right next to a waterfall.
Cosy Tents, Daylesford
Just 75 minutes from Melbourne’s CBD and 15 minutes away from romantic Daylesford, this grown-ups-only property opens in new window offers guests nice little touches such as luxury linen and a wood stove for winter.
Sandat Glamping Tents, Bali
Choose between an eco-cabin or safari-style tent opens in new window at this gorgeous resort. Whichever you pick, you get to enjoy luxurious perks like a private pool and the stunning scenery of terraced rice fields in Ubud.