A luxury camping experience can really help you get back to nature without giving up on comfort. Think sumptuous canopy beds, wooden decking and antique furnishings – set against stunning natural landscapes, of course. And with such a wide range of choice, we though it’s time to compile our favourite luxury camping experiences all around Asia.
1. Aliya Resort and Spa, Sri Lanka
Overlooking the Sigiriya Rock, Aliya resort is a great base for exploring the Cultural Triangle region. It offers both smart chalets and deluxe tents on wooden decking for a very comfortable stay.
2. Manvar Desert Camp
A glamping experience in its truest sense, Manvar might seem to be in the middle of nowhere but the service and fittings in the tents are top notch. It also benefits from the mystical atmosphere of the surrounding golden sand dunes.
3. 4 Rivers Floating Eco Lodge, Cambodia
Peaceful seclusion, privacy and luxury far away from the beaten trail – the 4 Rivers Floating Lodge is one of the most unique and unusual properties we have come across.
Situated on the curve of a river in the little explored Cardamom Mountains, close to the border with Thailand, it offers an unforgettable and magical escape.
4. The Secret Yala, Sri Lanka
The Secret Yala does luxury camping well, with an idyllic location close to warm sandy shores and yet in the heart of the jungle at the same time. Sleep in comfort and get to know the natural surroundings while reducing your environmental impact.
5. Glamping Sandat, Indonesia
Set among rice fields in Bali’s rural countryside, Sandat Glamping Tents is just 3 km from Ubud Centre – the cultural hub of the island. The safari tents are perfect for families or couples looking for sumptuous luxury in natural surroundings.
6. Jawai Leopard Camp
Jawai Leopard Camp is a top glamping experience at the foot of the Aravali Hills in the Indian state of Rajasthan. Come here for a particularly rewarding leopard spotting experience under the stars. The camp finds a good balance between comfort, relaxation, privacy, and wildlife adventure.
7. Madulkelle Tea and Eco Lodge, Sri Lanka
Stay in luxurious safari tent accommodation in the UNESCO heritage Knuckles Mountain range. Visitors can truly absorb beautiful nature, miles away from urban life. With expert guided wildlife tours, run by a resident naturalist working onsite, this is a brilliant way to absorb Sri Lanka’s natural and cultural wealth in style.
8. Elephant Hills Tented Camp, Thailand
Elephant Hills consists of two tented camps in the Khao Sok National Park. The first camp is called Elephant Camp and is appropriately the base from which you can enjoy various elephant experiences. The second camp is called Rainforest Camp and is based on Cheow Larn Lake, surrounded by jungle and natural limestone mountains. Both boast a range of outdoor activities and luxurious tented accommodation – ensuring a truly unique stay in northern Thailand.
9. Borderlands Tented Camp, Sri Lanka
On a picturesque spot, overlooking the Kelani River, Borderlands offers a wonderful base which is truly off the beaten track. Tents are erected inside thatched structures for extra protection from the elements, and the views are spectacular.
10. Amanwana, Indonesia
Amanwana is sumptuous luxury to a T. It’s the only resort on the stunning Moyo Island, giving it a really exclusive feel and letting you make the most of the surrounding nature reserve and crystal clear sea.
11. Oberoi Vanyavilas, Ranthambhore
A beautiful retreat and ultimate glamping option, just 10 minutes away from Ranthambhore National Park with its famous tigers.
12. Four Seasons Tented Camp, Thailand
A small, exclusive camp with just 15 tents, the Four Season’s venture into luxury camps has worked well. Situated on the crown of Thailand – where Thailand meets Burma and Laos, the resort gives insight into life in the rural north, off the beaten track, away from throngs of tourists. The service is exceptional and the tents themselves very luxurious, offering many stunning views of the surrounding landscape.
13. Kulu Safaris, Sri Lanka
Luxurious safari tents perched on teak platforming for extra comfort, Kulu Safaris in Yala offers ensuite bathrooms, terraces and great service. It’s a brilliant place to base yourself whilst on Safari.
14. Shergarh, India
Operating under eco-friendly principles, Shergarh Tented Camp offers a very comfortable stay across your safari in the national park. With just six tents, good spacing for privacy and attached bathrooms, this is the best way to spot tigers in style.
15. Leopard Trails, Sri Lanka
This bespoke tented camp allows you to immerse yourself in the jungle, without compromising on comfort. With old colonial antiques dotted around lounge areas of the camp, this option provides convenient modern day amenities while staying true to a bygone era.
16. Soneva Kiri, Thailand
World-renowned Soneva do camping in utmost style. This resort has only just made it into the category of luxury camping as the ‘tented’ accommodation is more like a lodge than a tent. Permanent wooden structures feature wide roaming canvas canopies for ceilings with the layout being much like any other luxurious hotel accommodation. Situated on a a privately owned cove, Koh Kood Island, the resort also boasts a rather unusual restaurant with dining pods.
17. Jamtara Wilderness Camp, India
Jamtara Wilderness Camp is located near Pench National Park and Tiger Reserve. It’s much more isolated than other camps and makes for a very authentic luxury experience. With a communal dining area, bar, library and pool, it has all the amenities of a luxury hotel making for a very comfortable stay.
18. Dolphin Beach, Sri Lanka
Situated on the East coast of Sri Lanka, Dolphin Beach Resort offers a laid-back beach option for those wanting to be near the coast, in touch with the surrounding nature. It has that elusive ‘barefoot, beach hut’ vibe that we all remember from our travelling days, but which rarely translates into a grown up resort.
19. Kamu Lodge, Laos
Kamu Lodge is a unique eco lodge in remote northern Laos, on the banks of the Mekong Delta. At its core is a commitment to responsible travel, maximising the visitor experience whilst seeking a balance with local communities and the environment. You can get involved with life in this rural area whilst enjoying the benefits of solar powered electricity, en suite bathrooms and wonderful local food.
20. Mahoora Safari Camp, Sri Lanka
Mahoora Luxury Camping offers an elite camping experience with all the modern comforts. With wall-to-wall carpeting, ensuite bathrooms and wonderful dining experiences, the stay will give you the opportunity to explore Sri Lanka’s natural wealth very comfortably.
21. Hintok River Camp, Thailand
The Hintok River Camp offers a inspiring base from which to explore Kanchaburi in Northern Thailand. Close to the ‘Hellfire Pass’ of WWII, it offers luxurious tented accommodation on the banks the river Kwai.
22. Wild Trails, Yala
Situated close to the Walawe River, the Safari Tents of Wild Trails come with cement floors, king sized beds, en suite bathrooms and enclosed verandas. It’s a rather luxurious base from which to explore Udawalawe Park.
23. Chhatra Sagar, India
Located on the banks of an old reservoir, Chhatra Sagar offers a beautiful camping experience. With a wealth of bird life and nearby farms and villages open to villagers this is a perfect base to explore rural Rajasthan.
24. Treetops Jungle Lodge, Sri Lanka
A unique lodge completely in tune with the natural world. Visiting elephants amble past tents and the sound of birds mark sunrise and sunset. Accommodation is simple yet stylish tents making for a very comfortable stay.
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