When the heart wants to dine under the canopy of stars, or to wake up to a seven star service, stroll the natural greens, or delight in a spa treatment to relax and revitalize, it is time to go for a one-of-a-kind experience that glamping is. Make no excuse, for love awaits at the intersection of nature, travel, and luxury with glamorous camping options. On this Valentine’s Day, here are handpicked five feasible glamping spots one can experience with their potential partners not far from home. Indulge in the numerous activities offered around these beautiful destinations rich in serenity, comfort, and wellness.
Seclusion has become an inherent part of everyone’s lifestyle since the world, especially the world of travel, was brought down to its knees by the Covid-19 pandemic. So much so that even romance has had to take a backseat. But there are occasions, especially the Valentine’s Day, that romance has to be at the centre, pandemic or not.
On this occasion, mindful travel with the significant other is the need of the hour. And nothing beats the good old way to spend some quality time together than a wide-open landscape sprawled in its natural state and raw beauty. This Valentine’s Day, revive the old flame, recreate old memories and rekindle the romance.
Away from the clutter of life, disconnect to reconnect in these remotest resorts equipped with luxurious comfort. Get cosy with a camping experience full of modern amenities, a quaint outdoor stay with a comfortable suite, and go glamping.
Pitch your romantic tent at these five glamorous camping spots.
A’moss Farmstay, Cameron Highlands, Malaysia
Tired of staying at hotels? Now is the chance to live a faraway life with the same facilities one can find in any upscale hotel. Book a stay at A’moss Farmstay, just 7 km away from Cameron Highlands in Malaysia, about 220 km north of the capital Kuala Lumpur. The farmstay is ideal for couples wanting to take a break from the hustle-bustle of city life and looking for some quality we-time.
Surrounded by farms, flowers and fruits, it offers a spectacular view of vast green spaces. Trek the farming fields and feel closest to nature. Visit the mossy forest, tea plantations and explore the peaks of Mount Brinchang and Mount Irau, just a 30-minute drive via route 432 from the stay. To reside here, one needs to book reservations in advance.
Arabian Nights Village, Abu Dhabi
Desert is a dry sea of vast sand-dunes. It would not be wrong to say that they are the best secret-keepers, for they treasure life in a lifeless form. Share a heartfelt moment to bury the worries away. Add your own romantic tale into the One Thousand and One Nights folktale. Confide in each other’s presence and let the desert play its tunes.
A two-hour drive from Al Ain via E22 highway will lead you to the Arabian Nights Village where your own fairy tale can be crafted. The desert retreat offers an authentic vibe of the local culture. The suite is well-equipped with the lavish comforts of modern life. Taste scrumptious food, try camel riding, dune bashing activities and if time permits, attend a belly dancing show.
Bambous Virieux, Grand Port, Mauritius
Want to travel in a sustainable and eco-friendly manner? Experience the Otlentic eco-glamp retreat in Bambous Virieux, on the east coast of Mauritius, 32 km away from Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport. A tree house styled chalet with thatched roofs at Otlentic Mountains offers an overlooking view of the garden.
The village resort is an ideal getaway for couples wanting to spend time amidst natural beauty. The nearby waterfall, ocean and mountains offer numerous outdoor activities such as scuba diving, snorkelling, canoeing and trekking. The lodge has a mini pool, a private bathroom and offers luxury-rich services including spa, food and drinks, buffet and bar. No wonder why glamping here is on rise.
Tenzinling, Lango town, Paro, Bhutan
Find tranquility and happiness in the country known for its unique philosophy of Gross National Happiness. Bhutan’s dedicated glamping spot in Tenzinling combines the pristine landscape with a luxurious escapade. Located in Paro, home to the country’s only international airport, visit the place to reconnect with nature in a luxurious style.
The facilities include a traditional hot stone bath, a bar, a meditation space and a spa. Apart from the comfiest stay, one can explore the well-preserved region, heritage, ancient temples of Bhutan, hike the trails to numerous scenic valleys, visit a monastery and bring home memories to cherish forever.
Beach Bubble Tent, Maldives
Living in one’s bubble is now true for the visitors’ glamping in the Maldives. The ethereal retreat is as magical as one can expect it to be. Along the shore of the beach exists a custom-designed dome offering an uninterrupted view of a tropical beach, mesmerising ocean, and an undeniable feeling of complete seclusion.
Inside the transparent bubble-shaped structure that offers protection against ultra-violet rays, one can feel closest to nature. The waterproof dome lets a couple share a cosy bedroom space under the starry nights. The dream experience of lunar eclipse brings with it champagne, massage, sauna, and a private BBQ romantic dinner. The highlight of the Beach Bubble is its stargazing experience which one can enjoy during a minimum booking of 3-day stay at Finolhu resort.