Are you yearning to be one with nature but reluctant to part ways with air-conditioning? We feel you. Luckily, there’s a growing number of stunning cabins, luxury tents and comfort-centric yurts across Thailand that’ll fulfil all your wants and needs. Think elephant riding, rejuvenating massages, personal chefs and of course, beautiful Mother Nature. Here are the best tented oases that we’ve picked out for your next glamping trip.
Four Seasons Tented Camp Golden Triangle
Set in the heart of Chiang Rai’s historic Golden Triangle region, Four Seasons Tented Camp lets you discover majestic mountains and bamboo jungles while sleeping in a stunning luxury tent. All of the 54-square-metre tents are interconnected via a quaint nature walk, and each one boasts an elephant tusk-style door handle. Inside, you’ll find all the contemporary comforts you’d expect from a top-notch hotel; outside, there’s a bathtub overlooking the evergreen mountains. If you’re looking for the ultimate five-star glamping experience, pick Four Seasons Tented Camp.
Four Seasons Tented Camp Golden Triangle, Chiang Saen Post Office, Chiang Rai, +66 53 910 200
Hintok River Camp
Nestled by the River Kwai in Kanchanaburi, Hintok River Camp is a perfect escape for those are interested in water sports and river activities. There’s kayaking, bamboo rafting, caving and elephant riding — something for everyone. After a day of adventure, you can also enjoy a relaxing soak in their natural spring pool, which is also a lovely spot to watch the sun sink. Canvas tents at Hintok River Camp combine rustic charm with laid-back luxury, featuring private verandas and in-room private bathroom and showers. At night, we suggest you try their barbecue buffet dinner around the campfire.
Hintok River Camp, 109 Moo 9 Ban Wang Khamen, Tambon thasao Ampur Sai Yok, Kanchanaburi, +66 2 642 5497
Khwan Beach Resort
Covered by a lush layer of coconut palms and frangipani trees, Khwan Beach Resort gives you easy access to the azure waters and soft, powdery sands of Maenam Beach. For those who’d like to combine glamping with a beach escape, this is your best option. Aside from pool villas, the resort offers luxury tented villas that include a private garden and terrace, semi-outdoor shower and bathtub, your very own swinging sofa and much more. Tent sizes range from 45 square metres to 110 square metres, giving you plenty of room for a private massage session within.
Khwan Beach Resort, 67/61 Moo 1, Maenam, Ko Samui, Surat Thani, +66 62 565 0796
The Elephant Hills
Situated in Khao Sok — Thailand’s largest stretch of rainforests in the South — The Elephant Hills is one of the very first luxury tented jungle camps in the country. If you’re an adventure seeker, this is the right place for you. Tucked away deep in the lush jungles, the establishment offers packages that include two- to four-day adventure tours, accommodation and a TAT-licensed, English-speaking tour guide. All the luxury tents are tastefully furnished with dark hardwood, and come with a private terrace and an en-suite bathroom. Here, you’ll wake in your plush bed to birds chirping in the canopy above.
The Elephant Hills, 170 Moo 7 Tambon Klong Sok, Panom District, Suratthani, +66 7638 1703