Wild glamping destinations in Indonesia

Natasha Bazika


If you're looking to be at one with nature, it's hard to beat Indonesia. The beguiling nation is home to dramatic landscapes, contoured by volcanoes and embraced by white-sand beaches and diving haunts. Here, travellers will find a rich and diverse culture as well as amazing wildlife spectacles including orangutans lounging in the treetops. The best way to experience these undisturbed scenes is to escape to a luxury glamping haven in the jungle. So read on and take your pick.

An Instagrammer’s Paradise at Camaya Bali

If you've seen unfairly attractive couples posing in bed in front of rice paddies inside a bamboo house on Instagram, then you might recognize this one. Camaya Bali is set amid Bali's stunning rice terraces and offers magical bamboo houses, that are truly unique. Each bamboo house commands views of the rice terraces and the peak of Mount Agung in the distance. However, while the views are spectacular, the house itself is the showstopper. The ground floor has a large open space with a king bed, a kitchen, and a bathroom where you can shower under an open sky. There is also a hammock to hang out in and a big cuddle corner with pillows to relax. The ultimate escape from people, each bamboo house is completely open, but don't worry, the area is safe. Upstairs is the private master bedroom, terrace and hanging net facing the rice terrace view. It's also a great spot to snap an Instagram picture or two. To stay at either of the magical bamboo houses, you will have to book through Airbnb. 

Quiet Respite at Menjangan Dynasty Resort

Resting upon 16 hectares of land on a quiet peninsula beside a blissful white-sand beach, this eco-friendly tented retreat is an adventure enthusiasts' dream. From here, you can enjoy a spellbinding vista that extends across the gentle waters of Banyuwedang Bay to the lowland forests of the West Bali National Park, taking in a mangrove-entwined coastline and the tiny uninhabited island of Menjangan. The retreat is also conveniently located in a world-class diving location making it a great option for those who are diving experts or beginners looking to explore the popular reef. The retreat which prides itself on an all-inclusive experience boasts safari-style tented rooms and villas either on the beach or perched on a cliff—some with private infinity pools

The Best of Bali at Sandat Glamping Tents

Travelers looking to experience Ubud’s crafts and dance culture should head to Sandat Glamping Tents, a private and tranquil resort that reigns in the rice fields. There are many unique options to choose from including suite tents and lumbung huts, which are structures that were once used as warehouses for rice. Inside, the tents are rich in Bohemian taste with natural colors, fossilized log furnishings, and breath-taking views of the lush green forest surrounding it. Furthermore, the resort has a zero impact environmental structure that is both eco-friendly and luxurious, so you don't have to worry about your presence affecting the environment. During the days, guests can immerse themselves in local culture through cycling around town, cooking classes, rafting, and exploring the rocky temple.

Rice Paddy Paradise at Sang Giri Mountain Resort

Nestled in the cool mountains of Jatiluwiha—a UNESCO World Heritage Site— guests will find the sublime Sang Giri Mountain Rainforest Glamping Camp. Here, guests can experience the best of Indonesia’s natural landscape from tiered rice paddy fields and majestic waterfalls to winding rivers and natural hot springs. Enjoy 360-degree views from the comfort of an African-style tent, which features an en-suite bathroom and large private terrace—among many other comforts. The resort also offers spiritual temple visits, rice field trekking, Bali eco-tour and a rainforest experience that will have you hiking through orchards and dense rainforests learning basic survival skills. You won't have to worry about dinner either, the resort's restaurant serves Balinese and Western cuisine using ingredients grown locally.

Living In Bamboo Houses at Bambu Indah

Another eco-friendly glamping resort, Bambu Indah is a lifestyle boutique hotel in Ubud. Guests can experience a sustainably-minded jungle retreat with the luxury and comforts of antique Javanese homes and unique bamboo structures. The Moon House, Pagoda House, and Riverbend are all unique options to immerse yourself in nature without compromising on luxury. Set deep in the jungle, guests will find a list of bespoke experiences including village hikes, yoga, a green village tour, and a bamboo pure factory tour. There is also a Balinese blessing experience that welcomes good spirits and purification. Take a peek over the volcanic rocks to find a natural green swimming pond with a rope swing. The spa is also a great place to relax and rejuvenate in bamboo massage pods or the comfort of your room.

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