Why you should go glamping in Slovenia - Big Berry review
First things first: what is "Glamping"?
Think of it as a very, very fancy way of going camping (the word itself combines glam + camping), where you get all the pros of camping - peace, quiet, at one with nature - without sacrificing comforts such as a private bathroom, a kitchen and a comfy bed. And hey, a hot tub on your own porch is quite an added bonus too! The Big Berry resort offers all this and much, much more.
You can find the resort in the tiny village of Primostek, on the border between Slovenia and Croatia.
The region, Bela Krajina, is perfect if you want to escape the chaos of towns and the busy life, and Primostek is quiet, idyllic and set in the most beautiful Slovenian landscape. Getting to Big Berry is as easy as ABC - the closest airport is Zagreb, in Croatia, so arrange with the Big Berry staff in advance to have someone pick you up from there. See what I said about fancy camping?
The river Kolpa, which is where the cabins are found, divides the two countries, so you can literally swim over to Croatia! Kolpa is a clean, slow running river, which makes it perfect for a swim, but beware: it is COLD! And I do not say this lightly, I usually jump right in whenever I see a body of water, but damn, that river was freezing.
Cabins, or mobile homes, are where you'll be staying when at Big Berry. They have a range of homes which can accommodate up to 6 persons, or you can go for a smaller, more private home for two. All of them are designer finished and equipped with anything you might need. We found ours very comfortable and beautifully positioned, and the view of the river Kolpa every morning when waking up was just a great bonus.
Forget food in tupperware and trying to ignite a campfire - this is glamping, baby! Every morning, a breakfast bag is dropped off at your house, full of local, freshly made products. Big Berry has partnered up with most of the region's foodies to give its clients only the best local stuff. From fresh bread and croissants to milk and yogurt, everything is produced in Bela Krajina and brought right to your doorstep.
The campsite itself is a lovely place to relax. Even if you don't feel like exploring, there's plenty to do within the Big Berry campsite itself. From lounging around to grabbing a bike, playing a round of beach volley or even canoeing down the river Kolpa, there's no way you can get bored here. The reception is also filled with magazines, games and activities for a rainy day, and I must give a shout out to the staff at Big Berry - such friendly people and so energetic at all times, even with their hectic schedules! The campsite is also equipped with WiFi throughout, as well as having a laundry.
Big Berry opens to customers in summer 2017, but if you're looking to book a home, get booking now because these babies will sell out fast. The resort is very child friendly and the perfect getaway for anyone who loves nature - but isn't quite ready to give up the WiFi yet.
With prices starting at 200 Euro per night, this isn't quite the cheapest accommodation, however, it's well worth it, especially considering the all inclusive package you're getting.
Have I convinced you? Get in touch with the guys over at Big Berry to book your summer adventure, and let me know in the comments below what you think about glamping!
Disclaimer: The Anti-Tourist was invited over by Big Berry to review the resort: opinions however, remain my own.