Glamping is a combination of the words “glamour” and “camping”, or a luxurious way of experiencing a camp. This novel lodging concept is taking off around the world and flawlessly blending an outdoor lifestyle with luxurious commodities.
If this new idea of being outdoorsy sounds tempting, take a look at a few of the world’s coolest spots to enjoy the wild outdoors in a glam setting.
The Lazy Olive
Hidden among endless vineyards in the middle of Italy’s most picturesque region, The Lazy Olive is a chic glamping spot that features ten gypsy boho tents tucked in the middle of an organic olive grove. The Lazy Olive is the perfect place to sip wine by the swimming pool while taking in the vistas of the seemingly endless vineyards of Tuscany.
Marfa, Texas, United States
Housed in the outskirts of the artsy town of Marfa in the desert of Texas, El Cosmico is an accommodating bohemian camp that lets visitors choose to spend the night in vintage hippie trailers, tepees, safari-style tents or Mongolian yurts.
El Cosmico’s unique design was inspired by different nomad cultures from around the world and combines hip desert vibes with a wandering spirit that attracts people from all walks of life.
This rustic eco-glamping paradise that sits in the heart of the Laikipia region in Kenya allows visitors to camp among King-sized beds, fresh-cut flowers, oriental carpets, woven rugs, organic soaps, natural swimming pools, firepits, day-beds, log fires, and other amenities, all while being surrounded by breathtaking vistas.
If that isn’t tempting enough, it is common for families of elephants to wander around the camp and baboons to take a peek into the guest’s tents! If unspoiled nature mixed with deluxe is your jam, there’s no better place than Sieku Glamping.
Nativus Glamping and Cenote
Nested in the middle of the Mayan jungle, this eco-friendly spot has more than enough luxury to make visitors feel pampered while at the same time allowing them to get in touch with nature, Nativus is without a doubt the ultimate glamping experience in the Yucatan peninsula and the Riviera Maya.
The camp, or "glamp", is located close to the crystal blue beaches. Although there are plenty of exploring jaunts in the area, there are many reasons not to leave the deluxe tents, like a private cenote, sunbathing deck, picnic-perfect spots, and a scrumptious on-site restaurant.
This eco-paradise is snuggled in the heart of Torres del Paine National Park. The camp houses eco-friendly geodesic domes inspired by the abodes of the Alacalufes, a near-extinct indigenous tribe of the Chilean Patagonia.
Guests enjoy sleeping in sustainable domes under the Patagonia stars, savor drinks in the Bar Dome, do yoga in the Yoga Dome, and eat scrumptious meals at their communal domes.
Sandat Glamping Tents
Nestled in the green rice fields of Ubud in Bali, this jungle paradise is about as glamorous as glamping can get. Although it is set in the lush jungle amid tropical scenery, downtown Ubud is accessible for guests who want to explore Bali outside the camp.
Tents are sustainably built with bamboo and each one has its own private plunge pool, which makes for a perfectly private retreat in the middle of Bali's lush scenery. There is a bigger communal pool, however, and a communal space surrounded by palm trees to practice yoga in case you want to be around other guests. Or you can head to their luxury spa and try a holistic Balinese massage to relax your muscles after a day out exploring the cultural heritage that Ubud has to offer.