The World's Best Glamping Spots For 2019 Revealed

BY Natalie Cornish / Dec 6 2018 / 14:29 PM

Including an African safari for just Dhs 401 per night

The World's Best Glamping Spots For 2019 Revealed
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Outdoor accommodation specialist have rounded up the best glamping locations to visit in the UK, Europe and further afield, in 2019.

Whether you want to swim with turtles, get your adrenaline fix, indulge in the finest food, or simply relax on a white sandy beach with a good book, there's a spot to suit all needs...

1. Best for romantic glamping: Conwy, Wales


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The perfect spot for a romantic couple's escape is in Wales at Waenfechan Glamping in Conwy.

Stay in cosy camping pods, each with its own hot tub and fully equipped kitchen, living, sleeping and dining areas plus both mountain and sea views, it really could not be any better! With Conwy, Llandudno and Snowdonia on the doorstep, there is plenty to see and do while staying.

From £55 (Dhs256 approx) per night.

2. Best for short-haul sunshine glamping: Crete, Greece

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Try something a little different on the Greek island of Crete in 2019 and stay in a restored dry-docked boat.

The Olive Ranch site has quirky accommodation for two on board the Wild-de-go, a fully restored 1920s ferry.

The lovingly refurbished boat has retained much of her old characters such as the portholes and beams, but now also boasts a well-equipped kitchen, woodburning stove, sleeping area and, of course, a lovely deck for sunbathing.

Located near Kalyves, it’s a 30-minute drive from the main city of Chania. The boat is ‘moored’ on a private plot at a family farm where visitors can enjoy pony rides and meet the other animals on site.

From £47 (Dhs219 approx) per night.

3. Best for eco-glamping: Ljubljana, Slovenia


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For a holiday that ticks all the eco boxes, Slovenia Eco Resort – just outside Ljubljana – will hit the spot.

With a focus on sustainability and wellness, guests are encouraged to pick their own seasonal, organic vegetables; take part in workshops or guided bike rides and walks, or simply relax in the sauna or with a massage.

Accommodation is in huts which sleep between two and five, the larger ones coming with en-suite facilities. All huts include sleeping, dining, living and cooking areas. On-site visitors will also find a small wildlife zoo and a private river beach.

From £57 (Dhs266 approx) per night.

4. Best for wildlife glamping: Limón, Costa Rica

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Start off 2019 in style with a break at Lirio Lodge in Costa Rica.

This spectacular tropical paradise is a place to relax and enjoy the laid-back lifestyle, where slow activities range from fishing and kayaking to boat trips to see endangered turtles.

Alternatively, take a shuttle bus to the beach for a spot of swimming or sunbathing. The local parrots are you only noisy neighbours.

The site offers relaxing hammocks where visitors can while away the days, plus a restaurant to cater for all meals. Accommodation is in four-person en-suite lodges.

From £132 (Dhs616 approx) per night.

5. Best for adventure glamping: Canela, Brazil


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If 2019 spells a time for new experiences, then why not hit the jungle at Parque da Cachoeira in Brazil?

It’s a haven for adrenaline-packed activities including abseiling, zip-lining and bungee jumping, not to mention the most spectacular scenery.

There's wifi, a snack bar and buffet breakfasts (included in the price) at the site. Accommodation is in fully-furnished, four-berth, en-suite chalets.

From £53 (Dhs247 approx) per night.

8. Best for wild glamping: Tok, Alaska


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It’s impossible not to switch on the TV these days without seeing a show about railroads, trucking or building in Alaska, always showcasing the spectacular scenery of this remote wilderness.

For those inspired to try it out for themselves, Log Cabin Wilderness Lodge offers a truly wild experience with possible Northern Lights sightings, sauna and wood-fired hot tub all adding to the adventure.

Stay in the traditional historic cabin and follow in the footsteps of John Wayne who was said to have stayed here. The cosy lodge, dating back to the 1940s, has a double bed and its own woodburning stove.

From £140 (Dhs653 approx) per night.

7. Best for budget glamping somewhere special: Karatu, Tanzania


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Budget-conscious travellers who want to experience Africa's wildlife and culture will find Ngorongoro Forest Tented Lodge has it all, from just £86 (Dhs401 approx) per night.

The luxury, classically African style lodge and tented huts are located in a conservation area close to the Ngorongoro Crater which is said to have the world’s highest density of lions, plus other mammals including wildebeest, zebra, gazelles, elephant, cheetahs, leopards and buffalo.

Each tent sleeps three and features a spacious area for relaxing plus an en-suite shower room and private verandah. And if all that lion watching gets too much, there is a restaurant on site, plus a Jacuzzi.

8. Best for winter glamping: Northern Lapland, Finland

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Spectacular winter experiences don’t get much better than Torassieppi Jerisjaervi in Finland.

Accommodation is in the coolest geodesic domes (sleeps two) which sit right on a lake. Each dome is super stylish, furnished, heated and has lighting. In fact, they even come with en-suite shower rooms.

Guests literally experience it all here: Northern Lights – visible from your very own bed – reindeer experiences, dog sledging and snowmobiling.

And for those who do want to ski, the nearby Winter Park has skiing, tobogganing, ice skating and snow tubing.

From £235 (Dhs1097 approx) per night.

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