Great news if you love nature but hate roughing it out in the wild. These glamping spots in Asia let you camp outdoors with air-conditioning, proper facilities, food and tours.
The world’s most fabulous portmanteau is a travel trend we simply can’t enough of. ‘Glamping’ – a term borne out of glamorous camping – is a heavenly combination. It’s for those who love the outdoors, but not so much the actual camping (we feel you). Yup, gone are the days of sleeping bags, paper-thin tents and meals out of tin cans. In its place? All the luxuries you deserve in the heart of nature. We dish out the top spots for glamping in Asia – from Thailand to China and other locales that are just a short flight away.
The hottest glamping spots in Asia
1. Multiple locations in Singapore
Yup, you read that right – glamping does exist in Singapore. You’d be surprised at how many places are available for glampers out there. Easties can seek out the expertise of Wondrous Glamping for luxe outdoor stays at East Coast Park or Pasir Ris Park. Glamping Society has stay options at Kranji Farm Resort for that rustic feel. But if you’re looking to celebrate a special day, Glamping City has tons of add-ons! From birthday and proposal packages to custom themes, it’ll definitely be a day to remember. The catch? Only Singaporeans and PR residents can apply due to NParks regulations.
For anyone who isn’t lucky enough to fit the criteria, how about reconnecting with wildlife at the Singapore Zoo? A staycation in the wild gives you access to a one-night stay in a dome tent for up to four. Nestled in Pavilion by the Lake, it includes a bed, fan, dinner at the Forest Lodge, and Breakfast in the Wild experience at Ah Meng Restaurant. There’s even an itinerary of activities planned for your stay.
2. Canvas & Orchids Retreat in Tatai, Cambodia
This floating glamping site is the first of its kind, and we love it. Just look at that view! Away from the typical tourist trails, you’ll immerse yourself in a thriving and unspoilt forest. You’re surrounded by lush greenery filled with rare orchids and fragrant frangipanis. Animals may call out within the forest, but it’s the perfect place for peace and tranquillity. The spacious floating tents come with uber comfy beds and private riverside decks. You may even be tempted to extend your stay!
Canvas & Orchids Retreat, Koh Andet Island, Tatai, Cambodia
3. Sandat Glamping Tents in Ubud, Bali
Canggu, Seminyak, private pool villas and beach bumming. Think you’ve experienced all that Bali has to offer? Think again. Over at Sandat Glamping, you’ll see the Island of the Gods in a whole new light. Here, you’ll be knee-deep in nature thanks to the resort’s scenic location amongst Ubud’s rice fields. Stay in any of the luxury tents complete with bathrooms, internet connection, and air-conditioning.
Sandat Glamping Tents, Jalan Subak Sala Banjar Sala, Ubud 80571, Bali 80552, Indonesia
4. Natra Bintan in Bintan, Indonesia
Glamping in Asia isn’t only accessible through plane rides. Canopi Bintan is only a ferry ride away! Tents here are no standard fare either. Guests can retreat to heavenly four-poster beds in marble bathrooms, or enjoy an outdoor jacuzzi. There are kid-friendly activities so you and the whole family can have fun together. Rent a watercraft, go water skiing for that adrenaline rush, or wind down at Natra Spa which will pamper you from head to toe.
Natra Bintan, Treasure Bay Bintan, Jalan Raya Haji Km 01 Kawasan Pariwisata, Teluk Sebong Lagoi, Riau Islands, Indonesia 29152
5. Four Seasons Tented Camp Golden Triangle in Chiang Rai, Thailand
Nature surrounds this glamping spot in Asia. The Four Seasons Golden Triangle is located on Northern Thailand’s border between Laos and Burma. And the tents are an absolute treat. Each deluxe one features a custom-made wooden hot tub, while the superior tent has a rustic decor and an outdoor shower. If you can bear to leave your luxurious tent, a plethora of activities await. You can observe elephants in their natural habitat and even get the chance to interact with them. Can’t sort out your plans? Go for the adventure package. It’ll take you on an excursion with a boat ride, temple visits, wine tastings, and more.
Four Seasons Tented Camp Golden Triangle, 499 MOO1 T. Vieng, Chiang Saen District, Chiang Rai 57150, Thailand
6. Amanwana Resort in Moyo Island, Indonesia
This wilderness hideaway on the unspoilt Moyo island is a treat for city dwellers. Flora and fauna take centre stage in this secluded cove. Plus, the Flores Sea boasts some of Indonesia’s most pristine marine reserves. Go on a stunning snorkelling excursion that’ll have you admiring the rich diversity of the sea. Land explorers don’t have to miss out on the action either! Make your way to the cascading limestone pools of Barry’s Falls or go through the mountain biking paths. Wanna turn Amanwana into your own private island escape? Grab a huge group of friends and book eight or more tents for the weekend – you’ll get this gorgeous island all to yourself.
Amanwana, Moyo Island, Nusa Tenggara Barat, Indonesia
7. Damodra Desert Camp in Rajasthan, India
Sunset camel rides, dancing to local folk music, and plush luxury tents. That’s everything you need for a magical desert adventure. At Rajasthan’s Damodra Desert Camp, its tents are a dream. Each has air conditioning, comfy beds, premium Ayurvedic toiletries and attached bathrooms. While a typical package includes a camel ride, the more adventurous can opt for an overnight tour of the sand dunes. You’ll witness the Milky Way and possibly catch glimpses of shooting stars. For a dose of adrenaline, try your hand at sandboarding along the fine sands of the dunes.
Damodra Desert Camp, Sam-Dhanana Road, Rajasthan, India 345001
8. Hoshinoya Fuji in Fujikawaguchiko, Japan
Perched on the slopes of a hill overlooking Lake Kawaguchi is Hoshinoya Fuji. Cabins are equipped with glass walls and an outdoor balcony with a majestic view. One of the charms of glamping is the food, and we don’t mean canned stuff cooked over a warm fire. Here, a chef prepares the freshest cuts of meat captured by local hunters. As for activities, you can choose from hiking the Jyukai Forest, going for an early morning canoe ride, or participating in a food smoking workshop. But honestly? Just spending the morning admiring the view of the mountains is enough for us.
Hoshinoya Fuji, 1408 Oishi, Fujikawaguchiko-machi, Minami Tsuru-gun, Yamanashi, 401-0305
So, which glamping adventure in Asia are you gunning for first?