Glamping – all the best bits of camping combined with a splash of luxury. Here are the top international glamping spots..

Did you hear? Camping holidays are cool again. Not in a flash-in-the-pan momentary kind of way but in a slow tourism, sustainable and back to nature kind of way. They’ve become the ultimate grown-up escape complete with uber-luxurious accommodation, wellness retreats and even gourmet food. It’s camping but not as we have ever known before. To help you enjoy the brand new indulgent way to experience the great outdoors here are five international glamping spots you need to know about.

Domaine Mejan, South of France

Why go Glamping

On the look out for an alternative way to experience the South of France? This is a no-brainer in our list of international glamping spots. Look no further than Domaine Mejan set in the picturesque valley of Alpilles National Park. Enjoy the serenity of the surrounding villages, local markets and gastronomy from the very heart of Provence. With just four eco-friendly wooden lodges you can enjoy the tranquility of nature in self-indulgent privacy. Opt for the wellness lodge for a private jacuzzi and gourmet breakfast. With prices starting from just £123 per night for two you’d be forgiven for wanting to stay a little longer.

Herbal Glamping Resort, Slovenia

Why go Glamping

For a family-friendly wellness sanctuary set within invigorating natural surroundings visit Slovenia’s Herbal Glamping Resort. With detox treatments, herbal massages and folk medicine this luxurious resort will awaken all your senses. A herbal workshop where you can make your own soap, personal jacuzzis in each of the 10 stunning wooden tents and a natural outdoor pool are sure to make for an unforgettable experience. End your day with dinner around the campfire or at the resort’s own private restaurant. Whatever you choose you’re sure to be back for more. A tent sleeping up to four costs £245 per night.

Waenfechan Rural Retreat, Wales

Top glamping locations

Retreat to Waenfechan Rural Retreat in the Snowdonian mountains for the ultimate staycation hideaway. Relax in the newly-built micro lodges or hike the nearby National Trust’s Bodnant Garden and lunch at Conwy town’s village pub. Slow down as you soak in the scenery from the warmth of your personal hot tub. While away the hours of your get away as you watch the wildlife moving in unison at dusk. With three night stays costing from £250 for two adults the outdoors never looked so good.

Wellvale Resort, South Africa

Top glamping locations

Are glamping safaris a thing yet? Well, they are now! The Wellvalle Resort in South Africa sits close to local game reserves and the Dolphin Coast. It is also a haven for bird-watchers with over 100 recorded species. The Mvoti River passes through the resort creating a natural place to cool down when the temperature soars. This luxurious romantic resort in true South African style encourages outdoor barbecues for the more adventurous. If you prefer your dinner more prepped than grilled then a communal kitchen provides every facility for a great home-cooked meal. A deluxe two person lodge starts from £46 per night.

Sea Safari, Thailand

Top international glamping spots

If you absolutely must be beside the sea when you travel then Sea Safari, Thailand is for you. Just 15 minutes drive from the busy town of Phuket and set amongst lush palm trees sits the luxurious Sea Safari glamping site. A golden sandy beach and views of the Andaman Sea from your air-conditioned tent is sure to set the pace for your Thai vacation with a difference. Sublime local seafood, a diving centre and boat rides to nearby islands takes this glamping adventure to new heights. A night’s stay at Sea Safari starts from £71.

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