Glamping is the new way to spend a night under the stars, and these glampsite destinations offer luxury and modern convenience.
Getting closer to nature makes it easier to get closer to each other, which is why couples in search of a romantic getaway should consider glamping. Long gone are the days of buggy nights inside a pitched tent equipped with little more than a sleeping bag and lantern. These unique spots from around the world allow lovers to boost the romance in a beautiful place without giving up the amenities that make a getaway special.
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A significant plus of glamping in Tulum is that it can be done any time of the year. Even during the wintertime, average temperatures will have guests feeling like they're stuck in an eternally looped tropical summer. Couples can stay in a grass hut, tent, or treehouse decorated with unique artifacts from around the world at Nômade.
The Tulum resort has everything starry-eyed lovers will need, from delicious food to centering meditation sessions. After days filled with soul-soothing sunshine, couples can head back for some one-on-one time under the stars just steps outside their accommodations. The pillowy soft sand is ideal for setting up a cozy blanket, lying back, and reminiscing under the sparkling sky.
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Couples will want to take breakfast, lunch, and dinner in bed at the Loisaba Conservancy in Kenya. Beds on wooden platforms overlook the stunning valley. Wildlife frequents the valley's watering hole, so couples can observe animals in a way that's infinitely more magical than the zoo. Guests can cozy up beneath their blankets and get lullabied to a night of restful sleep under the open, star-studded sky.
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Lovebugs will be buzzing when they hear the waves of the Pacific crashing into the rugged coastline at Treebones Resort. The eco-friendly glampsites include fully furnished yurts, cozy translucent tents, and a couple of huts made from raw materials. Campers can book personalized massages to send tension on its way, dine finely at the resorts' two on-site restaurants, and comb the beach for sentimental souvenirs.
The sky comes alive with stars at night, and couples can roost in style in the Human Nest. The stars twinkle through the twig slats and provide a glow more romantic than a candlelit dinner. No matter which site a couple chooses, they're in for a stargazing treat saturated by the fresh ocean air and the soothing sounds of the ocean.
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Sleeping inside a bubble is the camping experience of a lifetime. Pair that cozy bubble with panoramic views of Australia's scenic Capertee Valley, and couples will have a memorable romantic getaway to look back fondly on for years to come. Three isolated accommodations make the bubbles private despite being see-through, and each is high above sea level to get couples closer to the stars (and each other.)
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Away from the beaches and tucked in the forest is Sweden's Tree Hotel. The resort is the ultimate marriage of nature and creature comforts, with a tinge of quirk for couples who like an out-of-the-box experience. There are seven unique and memorable lodgings, which means an extra intimate affair.
The UFO accommodation hovers in the trees for an otherworldly experience. A star-studded ceiling and extraterrestrial decor give an interplanetary vibe. Couples can watch the Northern Lights from the windows of the 7th Room. In the center, natural pine grows through the floor to amp the natural feel. The Mirrorcube, located high in the trees, is ideal for romantic reflection. The exterior walls are reflective glass that mirrors the surrounding pines, and a window on the ceiling means stargazing without ever leaving the cube.
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The sticky-sweet smell of the air at the Bangkok Tree House will have couples feeling some kind of way. Tropical flora envelops the island resort's comfortable sites perched above the ground. Sheer netting draped over the beds maximizes guests' closeness to nature while minimizing bugs ruining the romance. The resort has an extensive menu of mouthwateringly fresh Thai cuisine guaranteed to fuel a passionate getaway that won't soon be forgotten.
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Couples that hike together stay together, and Goblin Valley State Park is rife with outdoor adventure. The park features an abundance of spectacular hoodoos, orange-hued sandstone rock formations that rise like fingers from the ground. The bright blue sky complements the warm tones of the scenery, and those who stay the night are in for a treat.
The International Dark Sky Association designated Goblin Valley a dark sky place, so couples are guaranteed top-notch stargazing. There are two yurts at the campground for those who'd like to keep the planning to a minimum, but guests can also create a personalized romantic glampsite location on one of the 25 tent pads.
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The name says it all. Lovers will be captivated by their intimate experience at The Enchanted Faraway Tree, a hideaway inspired by a children's book of the same name. The treehouse pod is fitted with a domed glass ceiling, which means natural light by day and an ethereal starry glow by night. Visitors can cook meals together on the mini cooking range and soak up the love in the wood-fired hot tub, far from the worries of everyday life.
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The strong bond between elephants will have lovers thinking about the lasting strength of their relationships at Elephant's Eye in Zimbabwe. The luxurious natural resort borders the stunning Hwange National Park, an ultimate destination for couples who appreciate nature and wildlife.
Guests can expect to see animals throughout their stay. Top-notch, outdoor meals are often accompanied by groups of roaming elephants. From the star-bed, couples will get lulled to sleep by the sounds of the African bush, the sky an endless smear of captivating sparkles.
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Look no further than Basecamp Terlingua for a romantic getaway straight from a dream. Guests will have everything they need and more in the camping resort near Big Bend National Park in Texas. Couples can opt for a clear view of the night sky in a bubble tent or find an extra boost of privacy in a lotus tent, tipi, or retro trailer. The campgrounds come with Wi-Fi, meaning guests can have a romantic Netflix and chill sesh surrounded by nature.
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