Get your glamping game on with these luxury tents
CAMPING was once reserved for Scouts and those on epic adventures in the wild, but the 21st century has put a new twist on this slum-it type of accommodation in the form of glamping.
Glamping found its feet in late 2015 and is now a popular accommodation alternative around the world, with some tents, huts, and lodges costing more than a stay at the world’s priciest hotels.
Of course, these glamping experiences are a world away from the leaky tent, food-stealing squirrel experiences most people associate with camping. Glamping is about delivering a vacationer back to nature without them having to bid farewell to any home comforts.
It’s about experiencing ultimate luxury outside of an uncharacteristic hotel and creating unforgettable moments that only Mother Nature can provide.
There are some breathtaking glamping sites already established around the world. Aman-i-Khas glamping site in Rajasthan, India is set on the edge of the Ranthambore National Park around a communal campfire. The tents are like mobile palaces and come equipped with bedrooms, bathrooms, dressing rooms, and a terrace so guests can sip their morning coffee while watching Indian wildlife roam around.
For stylish beach bums, Sal Salis as Ningaloo Reef in Western Australia is the perfect solution to beachside camping without getting sand everywhere. The campsite sits on raised platforms overlooking the stunning Ningaloo Reef.
For the weary globetrotter who is ready for a slice of luxury, but doesn’t want it to be a one-off, why not invest in your very own luxury tent? You can set up anywhere in the world in style and comfort while still staying close to nature.
If this sounds more like your jam, take a look at the world’s most luxurious glamping essentials you can purchase for your next adventure.
If you’ve ever wanted to sleep like a bird, high up in a nest, the Cocoon Tree Bed is your chance to do so.
The three-meter-wide spherical structure is made from aluminum, covered in water and wind resistant material, and can bear a weight of up to 2.3 tons. The tent itself is designed to be suspended between trees or on the side of a cliff.
It can fit a double mattress big enough to sleep two and can be powered entirely through attachable solar panels.
This tent is a palace as the name might suggest. The three-bedroom tent is a huge 700 square feet and stands at nearly 15 feet tall at its highest point.
There’s plenty enough room for king-sized beds, couches, and a mini kitchen.
The tent can easily be assembled by two people and will fit in the back of a minivan.
It’s the perfect option for a luxury family glamping trip or a place to entertain other glampsite campers.
Yurts originated in Mongolia and homed those living in the harsh conditions up on the desolate steppes.
Not only are they known for the resilience against battering wind and rain and ability to stay heated, but they also look gorgeous.
World Tents make the most magnificent bespoke yurts with every customizable element you could imagine from the color of the canvas to the type of insulation lining.
We wouldn’t blame you for selling your house and permanently living in these gorgeous tents.
Each Tentickle Luxury Explorer tent is tailormade to include numerous bedrooms, bathrooms, lounge areas, a kitchen, and even a spa if you so wish.
The oversized canopy acts as a roof and shade for the porch area and the large mesh windows give guests an almost 360-degree view of their surroundings.
While these luxury tents look like houses, they’re incredibly eco-friendly and have a low impact on the environment.
There are tons of styles to choose from too, including the Stargazer Tent and Eco-Explorer Tent.
While there may not be any pegs and poles involved, staying in a luxury RV is still glamping.
The Newmar King Aire 4553 is one of the most luxurious RVs on the market. It has a fully customizable interior and exterior to portray your personality and comes with a fully-fitted kitchen complete with all-electric appliances, a dishwasher, and a washing machine.
The master suite has a king-sized bed, porcelain-lined ensuite bathroom, and a Whirlpool laundry station.
What we love most about this RV are the massage chairs that can be swapped in for the regular chairs up front.
Price: US$1 million.