This isn’t just any old glamping – this is luxury glamping
Aren’t these sporadic days of sun a tease? Well, they have got me thinking seriously about my next adventure. Glamping has been around for a while, but there are now places out there that take it to new levels. We can only describe the following places as “luxury glamping”. I have searched far and wide for unique glamping experiences globally, and have identified these top 5 spots. Exchange your sleeping bag for 500 thread count cotton sheets and watch the sun set in a lounger with a cocktail in hand rather than in a foldable chair with a crumpled beer can. These camp sites luxury resorts won us over by offering the best range of activities, location, imagination, innovation and indulgence. Don’t compromise on comfort, befriend mother-nature among her beautiful surroundings without having to rough it. Luxury glamping can cost even more than a hotel, but in some cases there is more to offer, and you’re unlikely to lose your room key….
- Silverfield Airstream – TUSCANY, ITALY
Inspired by American road trips, Silverfield is for the adventurous travelers looking for a unique holiday experience that focuses on enjoying the outdoors in the most relaxing and leisurely environment.
Choose from four inspired Airstreams kitted out with air conditioning, en-suite toilet, bath, fridge and furnished exterior lounge area. Luxury glamping at its finest – immerse yourself in the beautiful Punta Ala and wonder why you ever thought tents were the only way to go, stuffy hotel rooms are definitely a thing of the past!
Great for// Couples
What’s on offer// Italian breakfast, private beach, grocery delivery, city/mountain bikes, shuttle service to explore the Province of Grosseto, priority check-in, bar, restaurant and pizzeria, market, bazaar, TV lounge, playground
Activities// tours including food and wine, private lessons including tennis, catamaran, sailboat or windsurfing, day trips by horse, boat, bike.
Prices// From £37 per night
- Pop-up Hotel Bell Tent – SOUTH DOWNS, UK
Enjoy a stay in one of Pop-up Hotel’s superior rooms in the heart of the South Downs. These deluxe bell tents are the utmost in luxury glamping chic. They feature private porches, fully furnished interiors and carpeted wooden floors. Secluded in the Downs you will find exploring the countryside is that much better after a night’s sleep on a luxury foam mattress.
Great for// Couples and Families
What’s on offer// Sussex and South Downs national parks, Plumpton village, pubs, restaurants, room service
Activities// National parks, bike hire, BBQs on site, Ridgeview vineyard
Prices// From £99 per night
- Lake Bled Glamping Tents – BLED, SLOVENIA
Bled is one of the most idyllic locations on Earth. You can stay in your own private and secluded two storey “tent”, for want of a better word. That’s big enough for four people, right on the lake. They are entirely eco-sustainable, offer 2 bedrooms, bathroom, shower, minibar, TV and a hot tub. Need we say more?
Great for// Couples and families
What’s on offer// Restaurant, breakfast, sauna, swimming pond, fishing pond, greenhouse and organic shop, playground
Activities// Kneipp therapy and massages, bikes, scooters eco-car rentals, boating, canoeing, caving, city tours, climbing, cultural visits, golf, helicopter flight, hiking, horse-riding, hot-air balloon rides, paintball, ziplining and SO much more.
Prices// From £168 per night for 4
- Sal Salis Wilderness Tents – NINGALOO REEF, AUSTRALIA
If you’re prepared to travel further afield (or reading this down under) you could stay in one of these nine spacious and luxuriously comfortable wilderness tents. They overlook the Sal Salis beach nestled in the stunning dunes of the West Cape National Park. A remote, untouched, highly eco-friendly bush camp that offers style, luxury and breath-taking views where you can enjoy the Ningaloo’s crystal clear waters by snorkeling, kayaking or swimming with whales. Wake up from a night’s sleep under 500 thread count organic cotton sheets to the sound of birds and the spectacle of breaching whales in the distance. We’ll just leave that image with you…
Great for// Families
What’s on offer// Restaurant (with local produce and hints of bush food), bar, breakfast, daily serving of canapés, lounge, library, sun loungers and ice box on beach
Activities// Unlimited use of snorkel equipment, guided snorkels, kayaking, gorge walks, scenic flights, fishing trips, humpback whale watching, afternoon cruise, whale shark swim
Prices// From £192 per adult per night
- Mawgan Porth Park Yurts – CORNWALL, UK
Stay in a luxury yurt in an idyllic location on the west coast of Cornwall. With a double bed, flat screen TV, wood burning stove and access to a huge range of activities on offer round the campsite you’re likely to become a glamp convert. After a camp like this you’ll forget what guy ropes even are.
Great for// Families and Couples
What’s on offer// BBQ area, wet room, utilities area, pizza oven, pool, playground
Activities// Walking trails, massages, pool and sauna, steam room, beaches nearby, surfing, Segway, zipwire, laser tag, horse riding, go-karting
Prices// £79 per night