For many, camping is a perfect way to spend a lengthy vacation or just a weekend getaway. For others, time in exotic locations and lounging on the beach is the only way to go. If you find yourself torn between these two seemingly opposed vacations, here are a handful of destinations where you can do both.
A Treehouse in the Tropics
If you dream about dozing in the tropical jungles of Hawaii then this is the destination for you. You’ll have access to a relaxing daybed and as the sun sets you can climb up to your sleeping quarters, surrounded by a lanai that wraps around the whole bedroom. You can rest easy knowing that all of the furnishings have been sourced from sustainable locations, and every night you stay results in a donation being made toward saving the trees.
Stay in these beach-side tents and you’ll have access to amenities like bicycles, a community kitchen and resort personnel who can help you book local activities and transportation, as well as dinner delivery. Your lush tent will be decked out with comfortable bedding, overhead chandeliers and a mini-fridge.
Yurt with a view
Santa Barbara, California
These mountaintop lodgings offer a beautiful view of the Channel Islands. On the inside, you’ll have a hard time believing you’re not staying in a 5-star hotel as you enjoy the amazing décor, fully equipped kitchen and Jacuzzi tub in the bathroom.
Sandy Pines Campground
The Sandy Pines Campground offers guests 12 safari tents that will impress even the most critical interior designers. Each tent provides over 400 square feet, full of king-size beds, beautiful rugs, artwork, porches and seating areas.
Casa Tuia Carvoeiro
These hilltop tents provide guests with all of the luxurious amenities you’d expect in the highest-end resorts. A full kitchen, bath, pool and custom furniture adorn each lodging, and guests can enjoy Portugal’s amazing restaurants, golf courses and beaches.
Lake Wanaka, New Zealand
Part of the attraction of these luxurious tents is the remote location in which they sit. Guests can arrive on foot or drive to the location; some even arrive by kayak. Each luxurious tent is decorated with comfy beds, rugs, Adirondack furniture, and most important, an amazing view of the night sky.