Phuket: Everything you need to know about Roost Glamping

Phuket: Everything you need to know about Roost Glamping


Defined by the oxford dictionary as, ‘A form of camping involving accommodation, facilities more luxurious than those associated with traditional camping.’ In addition to that description, ‘glamping is likely to satisfy any city slicker seeking a little refuge in nature—without foregoing any of life’s luxuries.’  Based on my experience at Roost Glamping I would definitely agree with those definitions.

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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.

Luxury tent experience was everything and more



  • Swimming pool
  • Bar and Cafe – where you can enjoy a drink whilst dipping your feet in the pool
  • Hammock
  • Braai area
  • Bikes for rent
  • Extremely clean bathrooms
  • The most refreshing bamboo shower.
  • Free and Fast wifi

We woke up feeling refreshed and well rested, the most perfect introduction to glamping.

Things to pack when glamping: A positive attitude, sunscreen – lots of sunscreen, slops, swimwear in abundance oh and snacks

Never in a million years did I ever think that  I would sleep in a tent in a country outside of Africa. This whole experience felt like chasing sunsets and made me eager to research accommodation options around the world that are out of the ordinary. I really am encouraged to be more creative when seeking accommodation for my future travels. Another highlight is that they have a smores night on Saturdays – that reminded me of high school camp trips and I couldn’t help but smile. Although we didn’t get to enjoy that activity knowing that effort has been put in place to entertain guests is enough to make me return.

Snippet of the food options:

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.

You can make your booking on / and on their own website

Bed in a 4-Bed Mixed Dorm is R386 for two nights

Double room with Garden View R1520 for two nights 

BAHT: Thai Currency

To see more photos of the inside of the tent – check out my glamping highlight on Instagram: @Cwayita_b



Full Time Life Enjoyer – coming to you from the Glam side of Life.

Cwayita Bizana
Cwayita Bizana


  1. Katrina Emvula
    September 25, 2019 / 6:15 am

    My goodness, sounds like an experience worth indulging in. Thailand is definitely on my bucket list and Roost Glamping sounds and looks amazing.

    Thank you Cway.


    • admin
      September 26, 2019 / 4:33 pm

      I will be on your back about your trip 🙂
      Everyone has to visit that beautiful country.
      Have no fear – book that trip.

  2. Katekani
    September 25, 2019 / 7:08 am

    This looks so fun!! Not a camping fan but I can definitely get behind glamping! Putting it on my list 😁

    • admin
      September 26, 2019 / 4:37 pm

      YOLO sis :). I can’t wait to follow your travels.

  3. Siphokazi
    September 25, 2019 / 7:19 am

    I still wanna do Thailand and this is something i would definitely add to my itinerary. Thanks Cwai for this lovely review xo

    P.S: I had never even heard about glamping until now!😘

    • admin
      September 26, 2019 / 4:37 pm

      You’re most welcome. I’m so glad you loved the write up.

  4. Bomikazi
    September 25, 2019 / 10:00 am

    Wow! Thank you so much for this info Cwai, we don’t alwasy get to know most things about traveling, thank you for sharing ❤️

    • admin
      September 26, 2019 / 4:36 pm

      My sweet Bomi, you’re most welcome.

  5. NEO
    September 25, 2019 / 6:07 pm

    Thanks for sharing. This is so informative and shines some light on an experience a lot of us didn’t know about. Definitely want to try out glamping at least once in my life now 😁👌🏾

    • admin
      September 26, 2019 / 4:35 pm

      Only once ?….This might be the norm haha.
      I’m so glad you enjoyed the piece.

  6. Tetelo Mashishi
    September 26, 2019 / 8:08 am

    Cant get over how beautiful this place is.

    • admin
      September 26, 2019 / 4:34 pm

      We need another Glamping trip, haha 🙂

  7. onke
    October 23, 2019 / 11:55 am

    i would like to come yhooo evrything looks greate

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