HOLIDAYS are all about escaping reality and heading to your own little bliss bubble to relax and reset.
Throw in unobstructed views, sleeping under the stars – but with plush four-poster beds and hotel-style amenities – and breathtaking surroundings and it’s of little wonder the world’s love affair with bubble hotels and see-through stays is set to continue into 2019.
Here are some of our picks of the best bubble lodgings from around the globe.
Glamping has never looked this good.
In September, retro-chic resort, Finolhu, unveiled its luxurious new Beach Bubble tent, the first of its kind in the Maldives.
Located on a secluded stretch of Finolhu’s 1.5km Fish & Crab Shack sandbank in the Baa Atoll, the custom-designed transparent hideaway provides a romantic, back-to-nature experience with the comforts of a luxury hotel.
Campera Hotel Burbuja
This eco-friendly property in Mexico’s Valle de Guadalupe is North America’s only bubble hotel.
Spend the days exploring the region’s 80 wineries and restaurants and the balmy nights star gazing in one of 10 ultra-private bubbles, which look out over the property’s vineyards.
Campera has both rooms and suites available – the suites have bathrooms inside the bubble – as well as air-conditioning, luxury furnishings and curtains for extra privacy.
For the ultimate Aussie bush camping experience without the stress of mozzies, rain and stifling heat, it doesn’t get much better than this.
Located on a 1000-acre working farm in the New South Wales Capertree Valley, the world's second largest canyon, Bubbletent Australia offers three luxurious see-through stays all with a queen-sixed beds, eco-friendly bathrooms, outdoor Swedish baths, telescopes for stargazing, slippers, towels, curated Spotify playlists and sweeping views over the valley.
Better yet, the property is totally off the grid so your stay is a digital detox as well as a unique, immersive travel experience.
The 5 Million Star Hotel, Iceland
Named the “five million star hotel” because of the views of the night sky, Buubble Iceland provides the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to sleep under the dancing Northern Lights.
Nestled in a small, secret Icelandic wood around two hour’s drive from Reykjavik, the unique hotel boasts five individual bubble rooms which are kept inflated by a slight over-pressure from a noiseless ventilation system which prevents humidity, and also ensures the bubble stays warm and cosy all winter.