There's something to be said for getting back to nature - sleeping under the stars, breathing in fresh, clean air, being at one with the landscape around you. But then there's also something to be said for running water and electricity as well. Usually a combination of the two is known as glamping - camping, but with a glamorous twist. Now, however, there's something even more extravagant to look forward to - ultra-luxurious glamping hosted by some of the world's most opulent hotels. If you've got the money (and if you're a lotto player, you should do soon) then you've got the only ticket you need to the new trend of extravacamping. Ok, we're still working on the name…
If you're looking to sleep al fresco (that's fancy for 'outside') then you're looking for AKA Central Park in New York City, more specifically, the penthouse suite. That's because when the weather gets warmer, the suite gets more innovative, playing host to an outdoor queen-sized bed nestled snugly on its wraparound terrace. Snuggle up under the covers, get close to the fireplace, and even make s'mores with delectable gourmet chocolate. There's also a telescope if you want to stare at the neighbors across the way. Stargaze, we mean stargaze!
Love nature but not THAT much? Then the Cabriolet Suite at L’Albereta in Italy is where you need to be. At first glance, you won't see anything out of the ordinary, other than its eastern-style furnishings, lavish four-poster bed and spacious balcony overlooking the surrounding vineyards. Take another look and press that button over there though - because at just one touch, the roof will instantly retract to reveal the sky above, giving you a canopy of stars to sleep under. Nature, done the lite way.
On the other hand, if you're a total nature nut, then the Maldives has just what you're looking for - in the form of an eco-friendly resort on a luxurious private island. Book one of the 45 sumptuous overwater villas, and your holiday home will be nothing short of spectacular, with an open-air living room, semi-open air bathroom, and a sundeck complete with plush, indulgent loungers. Looking for more of a connection to the great outdoors? Then just let the staff know, and they'll gladly set up a bed for you on your terrace, ideal for sleeping, stargazing or simply relaxing. Then at sunrise, just roll out of bed into the crystal clear waters below. Pure perfection in every way!
If extravacamping sounds like your ultimate holiday (we'll work on the name some more) then Giant Lottos sounds like just the way to get there with as little stress and fuss as possible. Simply login to your account anywhere anytime, buy your tickets for your favorite lotto draw, and you'll be in with a chance to win the most extravagant camping trip of a lifetime. The weekend draws are almost here, so get your entries in on time, and you could soon be communing with nature in some of the most luxurious five-star settings the world has to offer!