If you focused solely on big names like Aman, Four Seasons or St. Regis, you’d be left with the impression that, for the most part, all luxury hotels are pretty cookie cutter – but you’d be wrong. Imagine being surrounded by nothing but the beauty of nature on all sides, and the night sky sparkling above you. Now picture yourself enjoying that same scene from a gorgeously plush king size bed and all the same amenities you’d get between the four walls of your favorite hotel. Thinking it’s impossible to combine the two? Wrong again!
With stargazer-friendly transparent roofs, “five-million-star ” bubble hotels are popping up everywhere, offering all the comforts of a traditional hotel with the added bonus of sleeping under the stars. These four luxe bubbles are far from cookie cutter and prove that living in a bubble – at least for a night – isn’t so bad after all.
Aire de Bardenas – Tudela, Spain
The newest CN Traveler cover star takes being in the middle of nowhere to new heights with a design that will have you feeling more like you’re in outer space, than Northern Spain. Aire de Bardenas drew inspiration from the desert, the sunrise, the moon and the stars to create this unique experience.
Bubble rooms at the hotel, which also features traditional rooms as well, come with their own bathroom, electricity, a mini-bar and Wi-Fi. If you find yourself needing a bubble break, explore the area with wine and olive oil tastings, guided tours throughout the Natural Park or just take a dip in the hotel’s pool. Another great perk? Aire de Bardenas’ ‘Enjoy With Your Lover‘ packages, including ‘Aire Erotic,’ that comes with edible massage oils, candles, a mask, a pocket vibrator, a bottle of cava and more. Bring on the bubble loving! From $350/night
Campera Hotel Burbuja – Ensenada, Mexico
Located two hours south of the border from San Diego, in the heart of Mexico’s Valle de Guadalupe wine country, is where you will find a small slice of heaven. Miles away from the hustle and bustle of the city, this is where you come to experience life under 5 million stars.
Campera Hotel Burbuja is a ten bubble hotel intertwined with vines that allow guests to be as exposed or private as they want. Each bubble at the eco-friendly hotel features a private bathroom, with a glamorous wood-paneled bath, full-size bed and amenities, offering an immersive yet luxurious experience. From $145/night
Bubble Lodge – Bois Chéri, Mauritius
If you thought African luxury was reserved just for safari experiences, think again. Just off the southeastern coast of Africa, is exotic Mauritius – surrounded by coral reefs that lead to some of the world’s most pristine beaches, lush jungles and mountains. And in the heart of it all is where you’ll find the Bubble Lodge.
Keeping the environment in mind, the lodge’s “dreaming” bubbles aim to provide a fully renewable ecotourism experience, with no impact on the environment and minimum energy usage. Grab yourself a double bubble suite (or a triple bubble family suite for more room) and spend the night under the stars feeling harmony and closeness with the nature around you. From $365/night
Sun City Camp – Wadi Rum, Jordan
A trip to Jordan can easily be described as an out of the world experience, but in the heart of Wadi Rum’s majestic desert, stands a hotel that takes that statement to an entirely different level. At Sun City Camps guests can live the “Martian Experience” inside one of twenty signature Martian Domes.
Each Martian Domes offer the guests an authentic desert experience combined with luxury that includes private bathrooms, a terrace, stocked mini fridges, and a chance to gaze at the magnificent moon and stars from the comfort of a plush bed. Hey, if it’s good enough for Elon Musk, it’s good enough for you! Prices available upon request.