Glamping. Don’t open up Google Translate just yet – it means “glamour camping,” and it is the newest trend in eco-luxury travel with options from low-budget to $50,000 per week. Glamping, in essence, means sleeping in pre-pitched tents or shelters that feature plush bedding on actual beds, fine dining and sometimes even maid and butler service. While the term automatically creates a picture in my mind of Barbie going camping (“OMG a bug! That’s like, so totally gross!”), glamping has some seriously attractive qualities.
Most glamping sites are traditional camp sites that have added luxury components. The core camping objective – to get in touch with nature – remains the same, but glamping often features semi-permanent dwellings, running water, and electricity. Solar power, rain water collection and on-site produce gardens represent a few of the low-impact practices at many glamping sites, so you can comfortably connect with nature while still being environmentally responsible. Butler and maid services mean that there is no leftover trash or runaway campfires. Glamping is a controlled, low impact way to be immersed in nature. Some folks may still poke fun at eco-luxury campers who sip fine wine and sleep on silk sheets in the middle of the forest, but I think glamping is a pretty awesome travel trend.
Amble plans to offer some luxury camping options on Isla Palenque, so by the time the hotel opens, you could choose between spending a night on our coast or in our jungle in a luxury tent!
Or, you might wish to live in one of our open-air island residences. Open-air design, completely immersed in the jungle, with all the amenities of a luxury resort – we don’t need to call that gliving (glamour living). Here at Isla Palenque, we just like to call it “the good life.”