Wonderfruit, the fledgling Asian equivalent of Burning Man takes place this coming December, and if you've yet to nab your ticket, consider going A-list LUXE with Camp Kerala.
Any experienced festival attendee would agree that no matter the place, no matter the music, there always comes a moment when one looks around and fantasises they were somewhere pristine and pretty, scrubbed clean and far from the pulsing throngs.
Multi-day event affairs pose an even greater party conundrum – where to shower, bunk down or rage on, and recharge for the coming days. Enter Camp Kerala. Launched in 2005 by the Broughton family (who live right next door to Glastonbury), the luxury event accommodation and experience provider was founded not just to offer the basics to weary festival goers, but to elevate the experience to an A-list calibre... no mean feat on the muddy fields of Glasto!
Since its inception, CK’s matriarch Jen, along with her children Georgia, Freya and Bertie, have headed up a global team that’s added their trademark experiential luxury to some of the biggest festivals in the world – first Glastonbury, then Isle of Wight, and as of this coming December, Thailand’s Wonderfruit, which channels a Burning Man ethos with its highly curated hush-hush line up and hedonism-meets-sustainability attitude.
Per previous outings, Thailand-bound campers can expect a luxurious 'home-away-from-home' experience replete with sumptuously decorated, Rajasthani-made Shikar tents and Egyptian cotton-clad beds, a gourmet food and beverage program (including sommelier) and the signature CK Chill-Out area that's home to a private bar, dance floor and guaranteed good times. Add in spa treatments, top-notch loos and showers, WiFi and 24-hr tent service and you have everything you expect from a luxury hotel; in short, the perfect respite when Wonderfruit turns fruit salad.
Wonderfruit takes place December 13-16 at The Fields at Siam Country Club, Pattaya, approx 2 hours drive south of Bangkok. For more information about Camp Kerala visit campkerala.com, call +44 1749 860 077 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Flying through Bangkok? For more festival friendly recs in the Big Mango, check out our LUXE Bangkok guide...
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