Searching for an idyllic outdoor experience without giving up on hard-earned luxuries?
Aren’t these sporadic days of sun a tease? Well, they’ve got us thinking seriously about our next adventure. Glamping has been around for a while, but there are places out there that take it to new levels. We’ve searched far and wide for unique glamping experiences globally, and have identified these spots as the ultimate glamping destinations.
Exchange your sleeping bag for 500 thread count cotton sheets and watch the sunset in a lounger with a cocktail in hand. These
campsites 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….
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
Koa Tree Camp promises a relaxed, eco-friendly retreat near the surf-friendly Hartland Heritage Coast. While sustainability is central to the agenda here, there’s a pleasing balance between Koa Tree’s green ethos and some fab luxury touches.
Great for// Couples and Families
What’s on offer// Sun, sea and great surf with a chance to leave your mobile phone behind.
Activities// Cookery courses, outdoor cinema evenings and the site’s own surf school
Prices// From £100 per night
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
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
Check out our ‘Great Outdoors’ collection. With the correct kit, tackling the great outdoors will be a walk in the park (but more adventurous, obviously).