These days busy schedules keep us from being exposed to all the beauty Mother Nature has to offer and for that very reason, the outdoors are now topping the list of travel destinations. And it’s no wonder, when connecting so closely with nature comes with such spectacular dwellings. Fusing forward thinking design, comfort and once in a lifetime experience, these are the ultimate glamping getaways.
WHITE DESERT, ANTARCTICA
Modestly named sleeping pods, White Desert’s 6 heated fiberglass domes come with all the royal requirements: bamboo headboards, fur throws and en suite bathrooms stocked with sustainable toiletries. A unique experience beyond your imagination.
BANYAN TREE, AL WADI
Spread over the Al Wadi Nature Reserve, Banyan Tree is the United Arab Emirates desert resort too picturesque to conceive. Each tent set on the lavish oasis includes silk upholstery, a large tub and rain shower, a private sundeck with daybeds, and a pool.
TREEBONE RESORT, BIG SUR
‘Off grid luxury’ is the concept here. Located on California’s scenic central coast, the luxurious and private tents perched on the edge at Treebone provide breathtaking views and some of the greatest sunsets in Big Sur.
Book the Autonomous Tent, secluded on the edge of the resort for 500 sqaure feet of indoor living space, your own private deck and an outdoor fire pit.
WILD RETREAT, TOFINO VANCOUVER
This unique safari-style retreat’s 20 opulent designed tents, renowned dining, lounge, and even spa tents, offer breathtaking adventures and a rare taste of exquisite glamping from months May through to September. Keep an eye out for bears and whales amongst the untamed wilderness.
Whitepod offers an eco-friendly way of indulging in down time in the natural beauty of the Swiss Alps both in Winter and Summer. With 15 domes pitched on wooden platforms, each pod is an individual room rather than a suite. Connected to the water system and heated with a pellet stove, the pods have all the comfort of a traditional hotel.
An intimate retreat with only 12 luxurious canvas tents, each is expertly designed in an Edwardian style to reflect the glorious days of the Raj. See India’s wild side in style and marvel at the tigers in Ranthambhore or indulge in India’s authentic natural beauty, relaxing in the lap of luxury outside the desert town of Jaisalmier.