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Escape Abu Dhabi and book these holiday spots around Europe to experience the great outdoors in a comfortable and stylish manner.
Personally camping never excites us because of the tiny tents and leaky caravans but that was before we heard about glamping-the new way to stay in style. Luxurious yurts, seductive teepees, elegant bell tents, retro-chic caravans… glamorous camping, or ‘glamping’ as it’s otherwise known, is all the rage these days.
We’ve picked out some of our favorite places that are a welcome change from the usual desert safaris. Albeit not in the Middle East, these spots offer greenery and nature and are definitely worth booking a flight for and experiencing at least once.
Eco-lodge Brejeira in Algarve, Portugal
Embraced by the Algarvian hills lies Eco-lodge Brejeira, the place for those searching for nature, peace, privacy and personal approach. The Yurts are hidden away in a cosy corner on a wooden platform where you can relax in the deckchairs and enjoy the feeling of having only the lizards as your neighbors. The round garden house provides shade and a dining area and has a small kitchen with fridge and basic cooking utensils to allow simple meals to be prepared.
Forest Days in Catalonia, Spain
Set in a mixture of unspoilt meadows and forest with magnificent views you’ll find a small number of lovingly furnished canvas tents, where a massive super-king sized bed awaits you with white cotton sheets and soft pillows. Some tents have their very own eco bathroom with a solar shower and with outside hammocks and your own dining space that provides a very special place for you to sleep in under the stars at night and relax in during the day.
Domaine Les Gandins in Auvergne, France
Situated on the edge of La Sioule river, Domaine les Gandins offers glamping holidays in open air lodges, chalets and an atypical campsite providing guests with peace and relaxation three hours south of Paris in the green heart of France.
Garden Village Bled in Gorenjska Region, Slovenia
Garden Village Resort opened in June of this year is one of the most beautiful places on Earth. A stream flowing through a restaurant, enchanting tree houses, glamping tents, unbelievable pier tents and a sauna over the stream, are only some of the attractions of the Garden Village, which is located near the world famous Lake Bled.
Palika Lodge in Aquitaine, France
Situated on private land in 20 hectares of pine forest and private lakes, Palika Lodge offers glamping holidays with space, peace and tranquility. In a modern re-edition of Maharaja’s hunting tents, their philosophy is to offer guests every luxury while indulging them a sleep closer to the nature. Each of the tented-suites offers a private sit-out looking on the lake or the forest, a salon with sofa and a comfortable king size bed.
Huttopia Dieulefit in Rhone-Alpes, France
Huttopia Dieulefit, is located at the foot of St Maurice mountain, opposite a field of lavender, with stunning views across the valley, yet only a short distance from Dieulefit town. Enjoy a comfortable stay in the heart of nature with their fully equipped accommodation built of wood, and nestled around the Central Lodge. You can choose between the Canadian glamping tents (Wood & Canvas tents), the Chalets and Huttopia’s latest innovation, the Cahuttes, which combine all the advantages of a small log cabin, with the pleasure of sleeping under a canvas roof.
If you need more suggestions, just browse around this UK website called Canopy & Stars that has picked up many quirky places that will immediatly get you inspired from treehouses, to yurts, wagons or on the water houses.
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