The Village Glamping
Everyone in my family goes camping in the summer and fall, I'm talking full on tents, fishing poles, sleeping bags, wilderness, blow up beds, bonfires, the whole shebang. I've only ever been camping as a kid and as I've grown up the whole idea of going fishing, freezing to death in my tent, or having mysterious bugs crawl on me in the middle of the night sounded more like a nightmare than a dream vacation but when I heard about glamping I was really excited to try it out. If you don't know glamping is a glamorous version of camping its basically luxury camping. The idea of being secluded in nature, having bonfires with friends, and sleeping in a big tent with a real bed sounded pretty nice. So when the opportunity to go glamping in Byron Bay popped up I didn't hesitate to try it.
I was lucky enough to be hosted by The Village Glamping in Byron Bay. When I arrived I saw three massive tents and was surprised by the size of the space. The sight was decorated with fairy lights, candles, a fire pit, tables, bicycles, an outdoor shower, and plants. Inside, the tent had cute pillows, a queen bed, cozy blankets, a fur rug, and table. The facility also had a private bathroom with a washing machine, shower, and toilet about a 30-second walk from the site. It was all pretty adorable.
During my stay, I decided to invite some friends over for a bonfire. It rained most of the trip but we were determined to make a fire and stay warm. After successfully starting the fire we all gathered around just outside of the tent, drank wine, ate pizza, listened to music, talked, and had a great time. It was one of the best nights in Byron Bay.
Sleeping in the tent was extremely comfy the bed was warm and huge. We also had a good connection with our phone in this area so we were able to watch Netflix on our laptop before falling asleep. In the morning I was woken up by light rain falling on the tent. The sound of the rainfall was so peaceful and there was something so charming about being able to hear and see the rain while still staying dry. Overall our my first experience glamping was great and surprisingly its helped me change my mind about traditional camping as well. I think it would be a nice experience to try again.
*In collaboration with The Village Glamping