Planning a camping trip with the family doesn’t always have to be a challenge. If not everyone in the group is up for a survival type of living for a night or two, then don’t worry! Who says you have to sacrifice all comfort and style while outdoors? While camping is not entirely considered a thing of the past, there’s a new trend in town that has taken over the whole “survival camping” type of idea or vacation.
Glamping is a term short for “glamorous camping,” where you can experience nature and living outdoors with an elegant twist. It is quite comparable to luxury beaches and hotels, such as Pico de Loro beach, which offers prestigious beachfront living alongside fun, water sports activities, leisure, and other recreation. But, I’m sure you’ll definitely enjoy, considering the whole experience of staying outdoors with an almost complete set of amenities.
The Philippines is in Southeast Asia and has over 7,600 beautiful islands. Known as an archipelago, you’ll definitely have to stay for more than just a day or a week to be able to go around and visit all the beautiful beaches the country has to offer. More than that, since glamping is starting to become a new trend, especially amongst beach lovers, so much of the country’s beaches and resorts now offer glamping like no other! Take a virtual tour around some of these beaches and awesome glamping sites in the Philippines for solo travelers, as you read on the article below:
The Birdhouse in El Nido, Palawan, is the epitome of glamping, and in fact, is one of the best and most recommended glamping sites in the Philippines. Each luxury tent is referred to as “nests” where up to four people can sleep (but it’d be nice if you’re a solo traveler since you get the whole nest to yourself!)
The most notable thing about The Birdhouse is that it’s nestled high up on trees where glampers can wake up and fall asleep to an amazing view of nature. Each nest has a private bathroom and a lounge area. More than that, glampers can also spend the rest of their days hopping from one beautiful island of El Nido to another, which tops off the whole glamping experience on an island. Cap off the night with some grilled BBQs, hot chocolate, and s’ mores.
Glamping By BLOC At Mountain Lake
Now, this glamping site is made readily available through Airbnb. It’s another popular glamping site where art and architecture meet adventure! The staff are also very welcoming and understanding; hence, for solo travelers, you have to reiterate whether or not you want isolation or interaction, and they will surely act and serve you accordingly.
Each tent has all you need to keep you as cozy as possible; soft linens, a blanket, a comforter, and a furry carpet, to name a few. Right outside each tent is a majestic view of the lake, steel garden tables, chairs, hammocks, BBQ grills, and a bonfire pit. With all these and more, would you even want to go someplace else?
A little bit over Metro Manila is this peaceful glamping site in Baler, Aurora. The spacious, beautiful, and fully-equipped accommodation makes the long hours of drive totally worth it. Each tent is furnished comfortably with full-size beds, armchairs, and tables.
This place is initially built for relaxation; hence, the glamping site is perfectly situated within walking distance from the beach where guests can relax and meditate.
Now, this glamping site in Batangas perfectly imitates that of a luxury hotel accommodation, only with a twist.
Each dome is fully-equipped with air-conditioning units, a kettle heater, a mini-fridge, and a microwave oven, to name a few. More than that, a common bonfire pit is set somewhere within the area so guests can interact with one another during the night, before going to bed. Oh, and to top it all off, each dome comes with a private natural swimming pool. Now, how cool is that?
Bluewater Sumilon glamping site in Cebu is placed within the lagoon beach side of the entire island where you can stay in one of their five air-conditioned tents equipped with an in-tent minibar. Your accommodation also comes with a full range of daily meals, and an introduction to bush craft.
The glamping site does not only provide you with a vacation to remember, but it also serves as a training ground for when you decide to finally set sail on a true blue, survival type of camping. More than bush crafting, you can also enjoy other outdoor activities such as archaic cooking, knife caring, and bonfire making!
If you’re still not up for an authentic camping experience, you might want to try going over those mentioned above first, to experience camping with a twist beforehand. The Philippines offers so many diverse areas that it makes it a great country to explore if you’re up for some fun and adventure, so make sure to include one or two (or maybe all!) from the account in your list of countries to visit and things to try!
Author’s Bio: Angelo Castelda works as a contributor to a news magazine in Asia. He loves to learn and understand diverse cultures and aims to share through his writing his experiences around the world.