A portmanteau of “camping” and “glamour,” this new trend is buoyed by travelers who enjoy a bit of comfort but still want to enjoy the outdoors. They don’t want to completely rough it, but don’t want to be entirely removed from nature.
Glampers often stay in upscale versions of tents and cabins that combine rusticity and luxury. They might sleep under a canvas roof, but they’ll have access to a hot tub with an outstanding view. Or they may not have a built-in bathroom, but they’ll receive spa treatments in the forest.
This growing trend means there are glamping destinations around the world. Some of the most notable include:
Turtle Inn, Belize
Guests sleep in thatched cottages that open onto white-sand beaches. Amenities include swimming pools and a spa.
Stay in one of 15 white geodesic domes outfitted with wood-burning stoves and plush bedding. The domes open to views of the mountains and are within a few minutes of ski slopes.
Huvafen Fushi, Maldives
Thatched bungalows are decked out in modern furniture and perched over the Indian Ocean. Guests can visit the world’s first underwater spa as part of the property.
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