The pop-up mini palaces include hand-carved furniture, silk rugs and a chic ensuite
If you want to get away from it all, but don’t want to rough it, take your luggage to one of these chic retreats
The One In Antarctica
Whichaway Camp, Antarctica
Want to see the great White Continent, but weren’t cut out to sleep in a bivvy sack? Then book one of the six state-of-the-art pods at Whichaway Camp in Antarctica. You too, can go on treks across the ice fields, visit science bases and go ice climbing and abseiling. But in the evening you can dine on five-star food in the glamorous dining room then retire to your pod that comes complete with a double bed and ensuite.
The One Owned By Royalty
Chhatra Sagar, India
Midway between Jaipur and Udaipur, you’ll find the peaceful retreat of Chhatra Sagar that’s owned by the local ruling family. The 11 tents that line the lake are reminiscent of the camps that the nobleman and his family used to create when their guests were on safari. The pop-up mini palaces include hand-carved furniture, silk rugs and a chic ensuite. If you are looking for something even more exclusive you can choose one of the two tents that are positioned on the hill and offer 360 degree views of the valley.
The One On An Island
If you really want to get away from it all, visit Amanwana on Moyo Island, near Bali. This colonial-style retreat features 20 tents that can be found along the beach and on the edge of the forest canopy. Spend the day trekking to waterfalls, exploring the colourful reefs and spotting hawksbill turtles. Then return to the site and book into the spa for a massage in a sala surrounded by wild tamarind trees.
The One In The Desert
Hoanib Skeleton Coast Camp, Namibia
The iconic Skeleton Coast National Park is filled with many surprises. It features desert lions that roam free, seal colonies and ship wrecks. But it also features one of the most glamorous tented resorts on Earth. You can spend the day touring this dramatic landscape and the night taking a dip in the pool that’s at the centre of your desert oasis.
The One With Whale Sharks
Sal Salis, Australia
Tucked between the dunes that lie alongside Ningaloo Reef you’ll find 16 chic canvas suites. Each tent comes with a sumptuous bed and ensuite. Enjoy a morning swim in Ningaloo Reef’s crystal clear waters, then go on a kayaking trip, a guided walk or a swim with the local whale sharks.