If we had to choose our favourite style of accommodation we would have to choose glamping. We just love the idea of experiencing nature in a more glamours way than your standard tent and blow-up mattress.

Here are our top 8 picks of best glamping spots from around the world…

Australia: Mile End Glamping

Located in the beautiful wine region of Margaret River in Australia’s Southwest you will find one of the most unique accommodations we have ever stayed in. If camping isn’t your thing, don’t be put off when you hear stories of travellers heading down south with campervans and tents, oh no these dome-shaped self contained villas at Mile End Glamping fall into the glamping “glamorous camping” category.

Located way off the main road on a Australian farm in a small town called Yelverton, we spent a night enjoying the relaxing sounds of nature & farm life while spotting kangaroos hopping by. Leave your phones and laptops behind (but make sure you bring your camera) because this is an off-the-grid luxury trip that you will never forget.

READ MORE: Mile End Glamping in Australia’s South West

United States: Pampered Wilderness

Within the campgrounds of Millersylvania State Park, Washinton you will find canvas cabins that are perfect for a hassle free weekend getaway. They allow you to truly enjoy the wilderness that surrounds you while still living in complete luxury. Their glamping tents have a cool rustic feel about them with wooden flooring and a white sheet roof over your head.

Indonesia: Sandat Glamping Tents

Located in Ubud, the resort has five luxury tents – each with its own private infinity pool – which are surrounded by lush tropical gardens and elegantly decorated with Balinese handcrafts. Sandat is the first of its kind in Bali, and opened in 2013. It is a hidden gem, catering to few (only 8 luxury structure available to book), yet loved by many.

South Africa: Ndaka Safari Lodge

Another glamping tent we have had the pleasure of staying at. Hidden in the middle of the South African bushveld lies Ndaka Safari Lodge, surrounded by a 21,000 acre Big 5 game reserve – this is a Lion King lover’s dream.

The tent opens up into a lavish lounge room as your first corner leads you towards a king sized bed. Trust us when we say it’s hard to not just stop and fantasize about the incredible African sunrise you will see through your wall sized window. As you wander further you are lastly greeted by what we thought was the best bit … the bathroom. This tent has one of the most beautiful bathrooms we have ever seen … never thought we would be saying this about a tent! We recommend you run a bath, grab a book and watch as giraffe graze in the distance.

Read More: Glamping in Africa

Mexico: Harmony Glamping Tulum

Hugging the pristine white beaches of Tulum and the lush Mayan jungle lies Harmony Glamping Tulum. Experience camping in their funky bell tents without giving up the comforts of home with each tent is decorated thematically in a unique way. Built using eco-friendly materials and technology, this chic yet funky glamping accommodation offers a memorable, comfortable and unique experience for a trip to Tulum.

Sweden: Treehotel

The treehotel in Sweden is arguably the most unique hotel in the world. Here you are not only glamping, but glamping in a tree! Treehotel is located in Harads, a quaint village about an hour from the Lulea Airport.Six unique glamping pods make up the Treehotel. You can choose from The Cabin, the Blue Cone, the Bird’s Nest, the UFO, the Mirrorcube and the Dragonfly. There is even a tree sauna!

Dubai: Al Maha – A Luxury Collection Desert Resort & Spa

Al Maha Resort is nestled in a verdant palm oasis, deep within Dubai’s magical dune and desert landscape in the Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve. You can stay in lavish Bedouin tents with their own private pool and spectacular views as vast and far as the eye can see.

Canada: Clayoquot Wilderness Resort

Located on the west coast of British Columbia’s Vancouver Island, the Clayoquot Wilderness Resort is an unbelievably magical luxury accommodation. The Resort is comprised of 20 white canvas tents in the dense bush of one of the world’s few remaining temperate rainforests. Daily wilderness trips, including horseback riding, kayaking, whale watching, hiking, and fishing, allow you to create an itinerary on the spot.

Would you choose glamping over camping?

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