Do you have a yearning to get back to nature and spend a night under the stars – but you’re not quite ready for the rough stuff? Enter the plush world of glamping where civilisation is brought into the wild.
Forget about sand-filled sleeping bags and shared toilets (or none at all!) and check out these Balinese glamping resorts that are taking the glamour factor through the canvas roof…
Sang Giri Mountain Rainforest Glamping, Bali
You can find Sang Giri nestled in the cool mountains of the UNESCO-listed site, Jatiluwih, home to evergreen rainforest and cascading rice terraces. The African-style tents have en-suite bathrooms and large terraces with views of the mountains. Beyond the luxurious canvas walls, you can get up close to nature with magnificent nature walks through the paddy fields, jungle trekking, mountain biking and white water rafting.
Capella Ubud, Bali
Inspired by the early European settlers from the 1800s, architect Bill Bensley designed Capella Ubud, Bali as a tribute to their spirit of adventure. It’s located in dense rainforest on sloping terrain leading to the sacred Wos River in Keliki Village. Chill out in your tent hidden within the trees before rolling out of bed into your private salt water pool.
Indulge in a relaxing foot massage next to a river, followed by afternoon tea set amidst towering palms and wild birdsong. Or maybe you’d prefer a picnic lunch next to a smooth flowing jungle river with a walk to a remote temple and time to relax in the tent. Escape Nomade organises indulgent daytime experiences in safari-style tents in the Balinese countryside and jungle.
Sandat Glamping Tents
Enjoy the natural surroundings of Central Bali from the comfort of a four-poster bed or while relaxing by your own private pool. Sandat Glamping Tents has only 8 luxurious eco-design structures so you are guaranteed privacy and tranquility. But if you do feel the need to join the rest of the world, then the town of Ubud is only 3km away.
Menjangan Dynasty Resort
Resting upon 16 hectares of land on a quiet peninsula beside a blissful white-sand beach, this eco-friendly, tented, boutique retreat caters to outdoor adventure enthusiasts with an appetite for indulgence – as well as folks who just want to relax and be pampered. The Menjangan Dynasty Resort’s dive centre offers underwater experiences including snorkelling, scuba diving as well as PADI certification courses.