Glamping is what it sounds like – glamorous camping. If you’re enticed by the idea of camping but don’t want to deal with the inevitable grunt work that comes with it, glamping may be the perfect compromise.
Check out these unique glamping and great outdoor ideas:
THE ULTIMATE TRAVELLING CAMP, INDIA
Nomadic living takes a decidedly luxurious turn with The Ultimate Travelling Camp. This modern-day luxury presents itself in the most remote locations in India.
Guests are immersed in a range of signature experiences: prayer ceremonies at Himalayan Buddhist monasteries, rafting along the Indus River, camel safaris on dunes of the Old Silk Route, the Hornbill Festival, and Naga tribal hamlets. All the while glamping in stylishly appointed, air-conditioned tents and tended to by personal valets.
Camp amenities include a library, handicrafts boutique, wellness center, and dining tent offering organic cuisine and culinary classes.
CAPELLA UBUD, BALI , INDONESIA
Capella Ubud, Bali, goes beyond glamping for a total jungle immersion.
No tree was cut to construct this ultraluxe camp, where suspension bridges connect 22 one-bedroom tents (along with a two-bedroom lodge) that lie hidden amid the thick foliage – ensuring complete privacy for a dip in your saltwater pool.
Participate in Balinese cleansing rituals and water blessings at the on-site temple, alongside the sacred Wos River. Guests also can join locals tending nearby farms or the camp’s coffee and cocoa gardens; hikes up Mount Batur and jungle boot camps keep the high-energy set happy.
SANCTUARY ON CAMELBACK MOUNTAIN RESORT & SPA, ARIZONA
From your mountain or spa casita at the luxury, boutique-style Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain Resort & Spa, take in views of the dramatic rock formations and mountains that make this setting so inspiring.
Enjoy your spacious suite while stargazing on the outdoor balcony and cozying up next to the gas fireplace. Renew while indulging in Asian-inspired spa treatments at the newly remodeled Sanctuary Spa. Dine on farm-fresh American cuisine and watch the breathtaking sunset from the elements dining deck or Jade Bar with specialty cocktails and small bites.
AMANYARA, TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS
You’d barely notice the exquisite Amanyara if you were passing through, thanks to its low-lying rooflines, timber pavilions (some featuring private pools), and the glassy blue sea stretching out behind it.
As luxurious as the resort may be, it never forgets its roots and is in constant harmony with its island environments.
To welcome the outdoors in, your pavilion features three retractable sides, as well as a king-size bed, daybeds, flat-screen television, terraces, and a sunken table surrounded by cushions for cozy dining. The Spa Villa offers a pool, deck, yoga, and spa services in the privacy of the pavilion treatment rooms.