All over Asia, hoteliers are ditching concrete for canvas, replacing glass windows with fresh air, and swapping ceilings for stargazing. They’re giving camping as we used to know it, an extreme makeover.
It’s still about getting back to nature – but with four poster beds and designer linens, cuisine cooked by gourmet chefs, and sometimes even Wifi!
So why rough it with traditional camping when we can glam it up in stylish and opulent safari-style tents? Here are our favourite picks for luxurious nights under the stars…
Ultimus Tented Camp – Ngapali, Myanmar
Serenity seekers will love this private canvas retreat situated in a secluded area near Ngapali Beach.
Shinta Mani Wild – Kirirom National Park, Cambodia
Zip line into the resort and eat at a restaurant tucked under a waterfall before sleeping off your adventures in Jackie O-inspired tents in the jungle.
9 Hornbills Tented Camp – Koh Yao Noi, Thailand
With your own private infinity pool, butler service and lounge terrace – indulge in your adults-only getaway with epic views of the famous limestone islands of Phang Nga Bay.
The Ultimate Travelling Camp – India
These nomadic super-luxury camps introduce the discerning traveller to different experiences in carefully selected, exceptional locations in the mountains, deserts, jungles and unexplored countryside of India.
Rosewood Luang Prabang – Laos
An ultra-luxury escape within an idyllic hilltop forest not far from Luang Prabang. The luxury tents include their own private dining areas and wrap-around decks.
Karpaha Sands – Kalkudah, Sri Lanka
A privileged few can experience barefoot, tented luxury on the untouched eastern coast – unreachable for 30 years.
Lak Tented Camp – Lak, Central Highlands, Vietnam
Located on a hill overlooking the tranquil Lak Lake, this is the perfect base to explore this culturally rich region.