Bubble hotels & glamping resorts in Thailand
If you’re one of those folks who like just the idea of camping minus the bugs, canned food, and laying in sleeping bags, then glamping might be the kind of adventure you’re after.
But besides the usual next-level tents and facilities, bubble hotels are a fun experience for travellers who want to be out in nature in comfort – all while enjoying a 360-degree view of your surroundings.
These resorts in Thailand offer beautiful views all around and a special chance to sleep under the stars.
Note: Room rates may vary depending on seasons and promotions.
1. North Star Valley, Chiang Mai
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These all-around transparent bubble tents at North Star Valley will provide you with the ultimate sightseeing experience, all day and all night. This resort is located among the valleys and hills of Chiang Mai, which is covered in a beautiful fog when the morning rolls around, making it seem all the more dreamier.
There are 11 rooms available at 2 different prices:
- ฿3,500 (~USD104.98)/night – 2 people including breakfast
- ฿3,990 (~USD120)/night – 2 people including breakfast, a bathtub, and water heater
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Each tent comes with air conditioning as well as white curtains to provide you some privacy. Bathrooms are located outdoors, allowing you answer nature’s call quite literally too.
Bubble tent No.11
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If you’re heading here for a special occasion like a honeymoon or anniversary, book a stay at the exclusive bubble tent No. 11. At a price tag of ฿8,990 (~USD270), this private room comes with the most beautiful view of the mountain-scape and meals served straight to your doorstep.
Reservations here run like hotcakes, so hurry up and book a stay here well in advance. Make a reservation on Facebook or drop them a call.
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2. Casa de Montana, Khaoyai
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Book a romantic stay in a bubble igloo at Casa de Montana. These tents come equipped with extravagant furniture you’ll never find at a regular campsite, like canopy beds, comfy armchairs, and ample shelving to store your stuff. A stay here costs (from ฿2,500 (~USD75)) and includes breakfast.
The resort is actually a hodgepodge of various accommodations – from a bubble tent to a Caravan (฿2,800 (~USD84) – ฿4,300 (~USD129) and Luxury Container (฿2,000 (~USD60) -฿3,800 (~USD114).
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Reservations can be made on their website or via phone call.
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3. Anantara Golden Triangle Elephant Camp & Resort
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Elephant lovers, if you’ve ever dreamt of getting close to these gentle giants, here’s your chance. The luxurious Anantara Golden Triangle Elephant Camp & Resort now has a Jungle Bubble experience that allows you to to live right by roaming elephants.
A wooden fence provides extra security for guests
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The resort in Chiang Rai has 2 exclusive bubble camps that are furnished with 5-star hotel furniture and facilities. They’re located right by the elephant sanctuary where rescued elephants live peacefully.
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Besides stargazing at night, you’ll also get the chance to get up close and personal with these giant friends and watch them play, eat, and even join them on a walk!
This experience will cost you a sparkling ฿21,289 (~USD640)/night, but this is a once-in-a-lifetime chance that’s worth it that also goes to helping take care of these animals.
Anantara Golden Triangle Elephant Camp & Resort
Address: 229 Moo 1, Wiang, Chiang Saen District, Chiang Rai, 57150 Thailand.
Telephone: +66 2 365 9110
Anantara Golden Triangle Elephant Camp & Resort website | Google Maps
4. Sky Glamper Khao Kho
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While most glamping resorts cater to smaller groups and couples, Sky Glamper Khao Kho can accommodate bigger families.
Their bubble dome tents might not be fully transparent, but still come with big skylights and windows for you to enjoy the sky and mountainside views. Each dome is well equipped with necessities and looks mega comfortable too.
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- Mini Dome: ฿3,500 (~USD105)/night
- Mini Dome View Point: ฿4,500 (~USD135)/night (the best location and view)
- Grand Dome: ฿4,500 (~USD135)/night (with private bathroom)
Big families and groups of 4 can head straight for their boho-themed tents: Big Bell at ฿3,500 (~USD105)/night or Family Bell at ฿4,500 (~USD135)/night.
All prices come inclusive of a breakfast buffet and free-flow ice that is available all day. There are necessities provided in each tent like sockets, air conditioning, hairdryers, and towels.
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When at Sky Glamper Khao Kho, the sky stairs is what all photo buffs should check out for a magical shot as if you were stepping up to the sky.
Don’t forget to grab some drinks at their small cafe if you’re peckish too.
Sky Glamper Khao Kho
Address: Baan Poo Mea Ya, Sado Phong sub-district, Khao Kho district, Phetchabun Province, Thailand.
Telephone: +66 8 1474 9979 | +66 8 6339 4571
Sky Glamper Khao Kho Facebook | Google Maps
5. Mon Nuea Homestay
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Mon Nuea Homestay is located atop a hill, which assures that all guests will be treated with a fantastic view from their tents.
The bubble camps here come with large windows that allow natural light to enter during the day and a picturesque view of the starry sky at night.
Each dome also comes with a private balcony for you to enjoy a chill session outside.Prices depend on the seasons and range from ฿1,000 (~USD30) – ฿4,000 (~USD120)/night.
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Many other types of accommodations are offered here, including loft houses, bamboo houses, and bell tents.
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Don’t miss heading to their extended viewing platform in the morning to enjoy a foggy “sea of clouds” around you.
6. Baan Kwan Glamping
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Baan Kwan Glamping is another perfect spot for buddies on a holiday. This resort comes with a BBQ and bonfire pit to enjoy right in front of your tents.
There are two types of bubble camps to choose from: Dome tents (฿1,400 (~USD42) – ฿2,800 (~USD84)/night for 2) and Bell tents (฿1,200 (~USD36) – ฿2,400 (~USD72)/night for 2). All prices include breakfast.
The dome tents are equipped with all facilities needed
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Do note that advanced bookings need to be made if you’d like them to provide you with BBQ ingredients for dinner. The rates depend on each season, with December-January being the highest.
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Every camp is set under pretty fairy lights and surrounded by lush greenery. In the morning, there will be fluffy Silkie chickens walking, so try your best to spot them!
Reservation can be made directly on their Facebook page.
Baan Kwan Glamping
Address: Baan Pong sub-district, Hang Dong district, Chiangmai 50230.
Telephone: +66 8 9987 4242
Baan Kwan Glamping Facebook
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