If you love to travel and seek direct contact with nature, but don’t want to give up the pleasure of a hotel stay, this new trend from Northern Europe and America might be just what you are looking for. Glamping might seem an excellent compromise between the freedom of camping and the comfort of a luxury hotel, but the latest evolution is the Bubble Hotel.
The rooms are futuristic, transparent bubbles, located in some of the most beautiful places on the planet, where you can relax while admiring breath-taking views and listening to the sound of the sea or forests.
The idea is to provide guests with total comfort and maximum interaction with the surrounding environment, with the lowest possible expenditure of energy and materials: the rooms are made of recycled plastic and are “inflated” with a turbine that allows air to recirculate, then filters it and adjusts the humidity level, keeping the temperature inside the bubble pleasant all year round.
Although recent, this phenomenon has spread to the four corners of the globe.
Here’s our selection of some of the best.
Bubble Lodge Ile aux Cerfs
The only way to sleep on Ile aux Cerfs, within the Mauritius coral reef, is in these eco-friendly bubbles, which have a seating area, a spacious bedroom, a bathroom and an open-air shower. Once out of your lodge, you'll find a private beach and a golf course designed by German champion Bernhard Langer.
Price is €380 per night, for 2 people.
Finn Lough Resort
Hidden among the lush forests and lakes of Fermanagh County, the gorgeous lakeside Finn Lough Resort has been offering deluxe bubble accommodation since 2015.
Each elegant Forest Dome is stylishly decorated with a four poster bed, as well as classy period armchairs, a telescope for stargazing in style, and also has an ensuite bathroom.
In short, it’s the perfect place for a romantic weekend in Northern Ireland.
Prices from €415 per night, for 2 people.
At the Campera eco resort, you can relax under the stars, surrounded by the vineyards of the Valle de Guadalupe, Mexico's most famous wine-growing area.
The ten bubbles at the resort are equipped with air conditioning, Wi-Fi, private bathroom and full-size bed.