Spending a night or two sleeping under the stars is a memorable experience at any time of the year, but if the thoughts of ‘pitching the tent’ fill you dread, then fear not. There’s plenty of luxurious places to go glamping in Hawaii. You can experience the vast outdoors without giving up any home comforts.
Here’s our pick of the very best…
1. Bamboo Villa- Maui
With 1,000 square feet of indoor space and three spacious covered outdoor decks, this eco-designed glamping villa is something else! Both bedrooms feature a queen-size bed and a private lanai. The bathroom has a deep Jacuzzi tub and a shower. Guests have access to a fantastic freshwater swimming pool just a stone’s throw away. After that, relax and unwind while listening to the birds and soaking up the beautiful Hawaiian nature…
2. Hawaii Island Retreat – Kappaau
Deep in the jungle on the far end of the North Island, this resort boasts 50 acres of gardens, wild groves, and ancient valley trails. The yurts have two single beds or one king, and a private toilet and sink. Private shower rooms (indoor & outdoor) are located in a separate shower house only steps away from the Yurt village.
This resort is eco-friendly and falls under the category of a ‘green property’, using only organic and local products, from their saltwater pools to their heated hot tub which is circulated by using solar power.
3. Big Island Tree House
Hidden in the trees, this unique two-story treehouse is less than five minutes from the main gates to the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. Admire stunning views from your bed with their beautiful French windows that allow you to soak in all of nature. The outside area has a lavishly furnished deck, perfect for evening drinks at the end of a long day of exploring the Volcanoes, or one of the many beaches.
The luxury doesn’t stop here: the treehouse has a hot tub, surrounded by the beautiful rain forest.
4. Glamping Villa in the Mountains of Kaua’i
Nestled in Kauai’s lush and serene mountains, this impressive villa has everything you need to relax and rejuvenate. This includes an on-site spa with one-of-a-kind spa facilities, breathtaking views, secluded private gardens, outdoor showers, and hidden hot tub.
If you’re looking for privacy, pampering, style, and some of the most beautiful scenery imaginable, this is a glamping opportunity you can’t miss.
5. Glamping Villa- Kailua Kona
This resort is the perfect combination of outdoor vibes and luxurious accommodation, the entire villa is filled with colourful handmade stained-glass doors and windows, a pure haven for inspiration.
It can comfortably accommodate up to six guests with three large bedrooms. Each bedroom has a hand-made glass door leading into the gardens, allowing guests to wake up with an amazing view. Guests can enjoy many water sports, horseback riding, walking trails, and zip-lining.
6. Magic Lotus Tent- Hana
This tropical estate has so much to offer, with colourful flowers, avocado trees, mandarin trees, lemon trees, and even mango trees. Guests are welcome to pick fruits that are available during the season. Biting into a juicy mango that you’ve picked yourself is the best way to start your morning!
The tent is secluded, yet is only 15 minutes from black and red sand beaches, National Park, lava tube, and Hana town. The perfect place to relax.
7. Volcano Treehouse
Sleep in the peaceful rainforest in Volcano, 15 feet above the ground! The downstairs lanai has a Balinese-style queen-size day bed. This place is the perfect space to chill out and take in the amazing scenery.
This is an off-the-grid and solar-powered accommodation, but there is electricity for lighting, ceiling fan, and charging your phone. The room is very close to the Kilauea Volcano (active volcano). During the day, the centre of the volcano appears as grey smoke. However, in the evening it will appear bright red, with lava jumping and spraying up. A truly unique experience.