The Best Glamping Sites in Indonesia

There are many luxurious options available when it comes to glamping in Indonesia
There are many luxurious options available when it comes to glamping in Indonesia
Culture Trip Travel Team

Beachside tipis, fringed by lapping turquoise waves; mountainside retreats, surrounded by lush paddy fields. Yep, Indonesia does glamping with aplomb – whatever kind of scenery you’re seeking. Get stuck into the country’s famous natural wonders without having to rough it; perks such as yoga, watersports and gourmet dinners, not to mention seriously comfy tents, will keep you spoiled 24/7. Wherever your travels take you, here are the best glamping sites in Indonesia.

1. Menjangan Dynasty Resort

Resort

Restaurant beneath a gazebo at Menjangan Dynasty Resort
Dangling off the northwestern tip of Bali, this glampsite-meets-dive-centre celebrates the island’s picture-perfect great outdoors by immersing you right in the thick of the scenery. After bedding down in your beach camp tent, complete with minibar, flatscreen TV and – in the case of the two-bedroom villa – private infinity pool, make the most of the onsite watersports centre, where you can learn to dive on a PADI course. After exploring some of Bali’s finest coral reefs, unwind with a sundowner in the bamboo-roofed bar.

2. Highland Park Resort

Resort, Hotel

Teepees at Highland Park Resort, in the shadow of a large mountain
Courtesy of Highland Park Resort / Expedia
Set at the foot of photogenic Mount Salak, an eroded volcano in West Java just a hop from Jakarta, Highland Park proves that there’s more to Indonesia’s natural beauty than just great beaches. The mist-circled peak dominates every angle of your stay, whether you’re emerging in the morning from your tipi-style tent, or taking a dip in the sprawling outdoor pool. Families love the on-tap activities, ranging from a flying fox to ‘zip-biking’ (like zip-lining, but on a bike).

3. Sang Giri Mountain Glamping Bali

Glamping

A red couch in a gazebo atSang Giri Mountain Glamping Bali, overlooking lush Indonesian greenery
Courtesy of Sang Giri Mountain Glamping Bali / Expedia

Bali’s lush interior – which is carved out by rice paddy fields and volcanoes, and studded with atmospheric temples – isn’t only photogenic, it’s also far sleepier than the coast. And this glampsite lets you see all of it, with trekking tours around the green rice terraces, mountain biking past remote villages and serene temple blessings after sunset. The safari-style tents ooze atmosphere too, with wooden four-poster beds, sink-in jacuzzi bathtubs and terraces with views over the surrounding jungled hills.

5. Galalima Glamping

Glamping

A large glamping tent at Galalima Glamping, with a four-poster white bed and wooden furniture
Courtesy of Galalima Glamping / Expedia

Honeymooners will love the ultra-stylish tents at Galalima Glamping, located to the west of Bali’s cultural centre, Ubud. With spinning ceiling fans, soft lighting and floaty white fabrics, the they evoke an old-world vibe that somehow still manages to feel contemporary. Meanwhile, an array of onsite activities gives you insight into island life – choose from making your own coconut oil, traditional palm-leaf sewing or eco-painting. Active type? Cliff-jumping and sunrise cycling are do-able, too.

6. La Cocoteraie Ecolodge

Glamping

A glamping tent at La Cocoteraie Ecolodge with a double bed inside
Courtesy of La Cocoteraie Ecolodge / Expedia

The postcard pin-up Gili Islands, strewn like a string of pearls off the coast of Lombok, are favoured by photographers for a reason: their immaculate white-sand beaches, with clear surf, swaying palms and vibrant coral reefs, are paradise encapsulated. And this affordable eco-lodge on a coconut plantation on the westernmost island, Gili Trawangan, lets you experience the scene via stilted canvas tents, fruit salad breakfast and afternoons in shade-dappled hammocks. Throw in the ace cocktails and pool, and you won’t want to leave.

7. Bali Beach Glamping

Glamping

Large cream-coloured tents on a green plain at Bali Beach Glamping
Courtesy of Bali Beach Glamping / Expedia

If you’ve come to Bali to experience its world-class beaches – and who hasn’t? – this stay puts you within steps of the south coast sands, sandwiched between beach bars and resorts. It specialises in weddings, so if you are in the market for a bohemian celebration it’s a winner; but even if you’re just a regular guest, there are plenty of draws: spa treatments, the beach club, and horseback riding in the surf. Tents are barbecue-equipped and sleep two or four people.

8. The ANMON Resort Bintan

Camping, Resort

A common area at the ANMON Resort Bintan, with grey sofas around stools and coffee tables
Courtesy of The ANMON Resort Bintan / Expedia

Stellar beaches, championship golf courses, watersports galore – the island of Bintan, just a hop from Singapore, is becoming one of Indonesia’s most celebrated holiday getaways. Book into The ANMON with a group of mates and you’re sure to have a ball, chatting over wood-fired pizzas, cheers-ing with mixologist-made cocktails in the bar, or falling asleep together under the stars (some of the rooms come with an inbuilt skylight). The outdoor cinema provides the perfect low-key night after a busy day exploring beautiful Bintan.

9. Natra Bintan

Resort, Chain Hotel

A white glamping tent with a four-poster double bed and a desk at Natra Bintan
Courtesy of Natra Bintan / Expedia

My oh my, those blues. The waters lapping the fringes of the Marriott-run Natra Bintan truly have an out-of-this-world sparkle – but you’ve not only come here for the beach. Canvas-topped tents, with their creamy hues and occasional outdoor whirlpool, are the picture of indulgence; a spa turns out muscle-melting massages and skin-softening body scrubs. Basically, if you’re looking for all the luxurious perks of a hotel, with a bit of al fresco romance thrown in, this spot is for you.

10. Pondanu Cabins

Cabin, Glamping

Exterior of Pondanu Cabins, connected by a wooden bridge over rich greenery
Courtesy of Pondanu Cabins / Expedia

You’ve never done yoga quite like this; Pondanu lets you practise your downward dogs on a floating platform anchored in the sprawling Lake Beratan. It’s not the only thing that makes this glamping stay in central Bali enticing, though. The views – to surrounding mountains and, of course, those waters – are first-rate, while skylights in cabins give you views to twinkling stars above. Al fresco seating areas let you take in the Balinese sunshine by day, and roaring campfires after dark.

This is an updated version of an article originally by Edira Putri.

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