“Today I will be sharing the wonderful glamping experience my friend and I had the pleasure of indulging in for two nights whilst we were in Thailand, on the Island of Phuket. Firstly I don’t think anyone who plans a trip to Thailand thinks of Glamping – it is almost always about more of the luxury villas and resorts displayed all over social media. This experience was different and just what we needed after the adventure filled week of paragliding, visiting Phi Phi Islands, snorkeling, visiting Banana beach where we kayaked, jet skied as well as partied on Bangla Road for five days straight. It offers the tranquility one needs after a week of flat out partying.
Roost Glamping is situated in Rawai Beach which is 37KM from Phuket Airport, and around 600 Baht (R300) from Patong beach – the drive there is so serene you can’t help but reflect on all that life has to offer. This Slightly remote eco-friendly tented accommodation has 22 tents that are surrounded by lush green trees and is a walking distance from Yanui beach which is nice to take a dip in and looks like a private beach. Rawai is a part of Phuket that has cool bars, restaurants and pretty views but the beauty of booking at Roost glamping is that one can get all of the above on site.
Upon arrival we received excellent service and got the opportunity to choose a tent of our choice, the bed was very comfortable, the linen extremely clean and the tent well
maintained. Coming from a country that is not safe one will always have concerns about safety – but my friend and I felt extremely safe, the property has security and the whole
environment is generally safe. Another thing we really loved is the fact that Roost glamping is the best place to meet other travelers because of the overall ambiance – and friendly atmosphere, I would say every solo traveler looking to meet people should try it, couples will love the intimate setting and groups of friends will love how accessible each tent is to one another. This newly built establishment gives off a very unique experience and the food is always fresh. Very well executed – i mean who doesn’t like an overall affordable experience where you are treated like a queen.
Roost glamping was truly the most perfect introduction to glamping. All the amenities one needs such as plugs, wifi, fan, towels, umbrella and Mojito’s are available on site. If you want ice all you do is request it from the bar, hiring a scooter is even easier – Nothing felt like a mission to obtain. The facilities are out of this world for semi-camping, I really loved the water pressure from the bamboo shower, had their fresh chicken wings for breakfast, lunch and supper, I had the best mojito in all of Thailand and the most important thing was that the tents are spacious, have a fan inside and that made the whole experience worth writing about.
I would definitely go back just to relax in the pool and to experience the most friendliest of hosts. Every staff member was extremely helpful. We stayed for two nights and the treatment we received from the different staff members was very consistent, If you know me you know that I am a big fan of consistency. I would definitely recommend it for a two night stay away from the hustle and bustle of Phuket’s city central. At many points on this trip I had moment where I was like – this can’t be real, there’s no way this is my reality right now. This experience really reminded me to drink lots of water, save money and continue being my adventurous self.”