Sydney, April 2015 – Camping is a great way to enjoy nature and with the onset of glamping – mixing the best of high-end hotels with tented accommodation – there’s no reason to give up luxury while exploring some of the world’s most beautiful areas. HotelsCombined have compiled the top 5 best luxury glamping sites in Asia.
Four Seasons Tented Camp – Golden Triangle, Thailand
Set in Thailand’s mountains overlooking the Golden Triangle, the Four Seasons Tented Camp takes glamping to a new level. With a queen size bed in each tent, guests will be able to look out over the countryside, enjoy a full-service jungle spa or relax in the riverside pools. Guests can also embark on a bareback elephant trek to watch the sun rise over the Laos mountains and the Burmese plains.
Kirimaya Golf Resort & Spa – Khao Yai, Thailand
At Kirimaya Golf Resort & Spa, tented villas with private spa pools and deck areas are available for guests. The 18-hole golf course, which has been named as the best course in Thailand, is the main attraction, although the immersive on-site spa also gets its fair share of visitors.
Amanwana – Moyo Island, Indonesia
The only resort located on the island of Moyo, at Amanwana, guests have two choice of tents: those set in the jungle and those by the ocean. No matter which location is picked, relaxation awaits. Each tent has a king sized bed, a hard wooden deck and a large lounge area. Deers could also be spotted around the reserve as the island is also a protected deer sanctuary.
Huvafen Fushi – Maldives
Camping doesn’t always have to come with static accommodation, as the dhonis (65ft sailboat) at Huvafen Fushi in the Maldives proves. The traditional dhoni with an on-board crew outfitted with stateof-the-art facilities and luxury amenities are ready to take guests to the best spots in the area, where they can enjoy snorkelling and sightseeing.
Tiger Tops Karnali Lodge – Karnali, Nepal
Set beside Bardia National Park, Tiger Tops Karnali Lodge truly lets guests get back to nature. With jungle treks available, guides will take travellers to see the spots regularly visited by local elephants, tigers and leopards. The lodge prides itself on its eco-friendliness, with organic food served daily and with majority of the power provided by solar panels.