Glamping has become all the rage over the last few years, and it’s not hard to see why. Combining the best of both worlds, it allows you to be right next to nature without sacrificing on modern comforts. Glamping spots in Southeast Asia have become especially popular, where lush rainforests and rivers are still relatively pristine.
Where are the best glamping spots in Southeast Asia? If you love the idea of waking up in a four poster bed in the middle of the wilderness, then check out these glamping spots in Southeast Asia!
4 Rivers Floating Lodge, Cambodia
4 Rivers Floating Lodge offers a one of a kind experience on the Tatai River in the Cardamom Mountains. The environmentally friendly resort is built using only eco-friendly materials! As a unique and unspoiled nature retreat, it also offers the luxury of a boutique hotel.
There are 12 floating tent villas and they all have personal terraces and private decks. Perfect for taking in the balmy breeze and sun rays! Spend lazy afternoons swimming or kayaking in the river. Craving for some adventure? Staff can also help arrange a trek to the Cardamom Mountains or excursions to Tatai Waterfall.
9 Hornbills, Thailand
Located between Phuket and Krabi on the island of Ko Yao Noi is this exclusive, adults-only luxury resort. Situated atop a hill called 9 Hornbills, the resort boasts of spectacular panoramic views of Phang Nga Bay.
There are seven large safari-style tents within the property, each with its own private pool and claw-foot bathtubs. Floating breakfast in the pool, anyone? If that’s not enough, the resort is also just steps away from a private beach that you can zoom to in a dedicated golf buggy!
Rosewood Luang Prabang, Laos
Luang Prabang is a UNESCO heritage site in Laos, and Rosewood Luang Prabang is a jungle sanctuary nestled between its mountains.
Housing 23 accommodations, six are luxury tents that sit on the riverbank or high above the ground with panoramic views. Designed to capture the romantic history and culture of Indochina, the luxury tented villas feature a wrap-around balcony, as well as a private dining area. Perfect for anyone who wants to enjoy the comforts of a 5-star resort while being right next to the lush rainforest.
Elephant Hills, Thailand
Thailand’s first luxury tented camps combine the idea of camping in African national parks with the Thai tropical forest. Here, you are surrounded by lush greenery and friendly elephants.
Elephant Hills comprises two camps – Elephant Camp and the floating Rainforest Camp on Cheow Larn Lake. At both camps you will be staying in spacious luxury glamping tents, fully equipped with all the amenities in a regular 4-star hotel room. Due to ethical reasons, there is no elephant riding, but guests can feed, bathe and play with the gentle giants. Staff can also arrange for trekking expeditions and canoe trips.
Sandat Glamping Tents, Indonesia
Situated right beside the rice fields of Ubud, Bali, Sandat Glamping Tents is an establishment made for guests to get away from the surf and parties.
The property features eight eco-friendly lodgings, including five safari-themed tents with private pools overlooking the tropical forest. With an on-site spa, restaurant, and only 3km away from Bali’s cultural and spiritual center, the resort offers the best of both worlds: seclusion and privacy, while also being close to what Bali has to offer.
Shinta Mani Wild, Cambodia
Shinta Mani Wild is a radical new fusion of world-class design, all-inclusive hospitality and conservation, where your stay makes a real difference in protecting unique and endangered species.
Home to Cambodian wildlife such as elephants, bears, gibbons and tigers, guests can take part in activities with dedicated rangers and conservation experts. Accommodation wise, each of the 15 custom-made tents here are perched on edges of rivers and waterfalls, providing stunning views. Did we also mention that you enter the property via zipline?
The Birdhouse El Nido, Philippines
Ever dreamt of hanging out in a cool treehouse overlooking the sea? You can fulfill your dreams at The Birdhouse! Situated near Marimegmeg Beach in El Nido, this glamping site makes for a great retreat.
Featuring three luxury tents (or nests, as they call it here), they are built on large stilt platforms. Each comes with its own balcony, as well as a chic palette that complements the surroundings. They also hold regular sunset yoga classes, which brings a whole new level of zen as you watch the Palawan sunset.