5 Best Glamping Spots Around The World
No backpacks needed
The night just rolled in and you’re sitting at the campfire sipping on a glass of aged red wine, as dark as the sky overhead. But, there aren’t canned ravioli's or sleeping bags in sight. That’s because you’ve traded in mosquito repellent for lavender spritzed pillows, your nylon tent for a canvas caravan, creepy crawlers for creature comforts.
Finally, for all those dreaming of joining the camp circle but leaving their backpacks at home, glamping is the answer. Inspired by the nature and our love for life's little luxuries, we decided to round up the world’s top-five glamping locales. Take a look.
1. Longitude 131°, Australia
Longitude 131° is a luxury desert camp near the border of the World Heritage-listed Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, also known as the spirited heart of Australia. 16 tented pavilions make up a luxury wilderness retreat just about ten kilometers from Uluru (Ayers Rock), and floor to ceiling windows ensure a dramatic sight of Uluru right from your bedside. All that just before the crowds arrive.
But, being located at Australia’s best-known natural wonder brings a certain responsibility. All tents have been created to have minimal impact on the natural environment and blend in with the unspoiled outback landscape. We can tell you, this experience will make you one happy glamper…
2. Quinta Alma, Portugal
With the vision of creating an inspiring and relaxing experience in nature, where the beauty of nature can inspire the human soul and heart, Joana and Mario established Quinta Alma. The private, intimate eco-lodge retreat is in the south of Portugal, tucked away on an organic farm in total harmony with nature.
Quinta Alma is situated on 50 hectares of untouched land but ideally located just a 10-minute ride from Portugal’s best beaches along the Algarve’s Atlantic coast. This is truly the perfect place to restore your balance with nature.
3. Four Seasons Golden Triangle, Thailand
In the first issue of MGM, we showed you some of the less discovered gems of Thailand. But with The Four Seasons Tented Camp Golden Triangle, we are adding one more to the list. This natural paradise in the north of Thailand is surrounded by lush jungle and majestic mountains. 15 luxury tents overlooking the Mekong River are the perfect escape from the rest of the world. Custom-made wooden hot tubs, riverside free form pools, mountain trails and bamboo jungles transfer you into the 19th-century explorer’s spirit.
4. Jack’s Camp, Botswana
Jack’s Camp is a retreat that transports you to an Africa of another time. Situated on the relic of the dried up Makgadikgadi lake, the camp is made out of ten stylish canvas tents. Indoor and outdoor showers, Persian rugs and white cotton sheets contribute to the feeling of a created oasis while watching the rugged wilderness from your room. A compelling contrast, which (watch out, fun fact!) even Taylor Swift could not resist for the video of her song ‘Wildest Dreams’.
5. Scarabeo Camp, Morocco
Far away from the hustle and bustle of the cities, Scarabeo Camp is dotted across the Moroccan desert. Like the others, this place is uniquely designed to disconnect from the everyday life and connect with your direct surrounding. Rays of sunshine softly awake you in the morning, while atmospheric Moroccan lanterns, Berber rugs and locally crafted art seemingly throw you into an expedition from another time.
Set in front of a simple but elegant backdrop Scarabeo Camp is ‘an unusual encampment in an exceptional setting’.
Inspired to spend your next trip under a canvas? Find these and more options via www.glamping.com.