Sure we’ve been hearing the word for the past few years now as part of some cultural and travel trend phenomenon, but in the interest of safety and of course, the exotic, hotels are finding this to be the ideal solution for travelers who want to get away, but feel luxury in seclusion. What better way than creating a unique environment in which individuals can immerse themselves with the indigenous environment. It’s no surprise that five-star hotel brands such as Belmond, Four Seasons, Six Senses and others are capitalizing on this concept.
From bubbled domes and safari tents to treehouses and other unusual structures, there are more options for those who want to connect with nature.
The Aman hotel will offer such an experience come July in Utah as an offshoot of their Amangiri resort – known as – Camp Sarika. These fully insulated luxury tents offer full amenities yet have a camp feel. Each tent will feature a private terrace, plunge pool and fire pit, and of course, access to the swimming pool, restaurant, and spa. Rates at Camp Sarika are expected to start at about $3,500 per night for a One-Bedroom Mesa Pavilion, including all meals and based on double occupancy.
In Costa Rica, we wrote about Nayara Tented Camp, part of Nayara Resorts, which is located within Arenal Volcano National Park. The tents offer infinity plunge pools and terraces. Rates at Nayara Tented Camp start at $1,200 per night, including daily breakfast and morning yoga.
Another hotel brand, Anantara, opened Camp Nujum located in Abu Dhabi in the Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort. In Chiang Rai, Thailand the Anantara Golden Triangle Elephant Camp & Resort opened Jungle Bubble accommodations. The inflatable bubbles are transparent and offer a king bed and a non-transparent en suite bathroom. The accommodations are elephant proof and include air conditioning.