Lonely Planet Writer

Stay in transparent bubbles on a lush Caribbean island

When taking a trip, more often than not, the accommodation can play as big a role in creating a relaxing and interesting experience as the destination itself. And in the modern age of travel, a dynamic range of unique homes-away-from-home can offer travellers truly unforgettable experiences. One such example is Le Domaine des Bulles, a series of transparent bubble rooms built on an idyllic island in the Caribbean.

Guests sleep in transparent bubble rooms on the site. Image by Le Domaine des Bulles

Located between Petite Grenada and Ravine Plate on the shores of Vauclin Bay on the French Caribbean island of Martinique, Le Domaine des Bulles offers guests the opportunity to truly immerse themselves in the surrounding beauty of the region. Four different bubbles are available, including the Air Suite, which offers stunning elevated views of tree tops, the Mineral Bubble, which comes complete with a Jacuzzi, and the Water Bubble, which is built inside a closed off courtyard, offering relaxation and privacy. Each bubble is fitted with a bed, and guests can lie back and gaze at the stars and they drift off to sleep.

The Mineral Bubble comes with a private Jacuzzi. Image by Le Domaine des Bulles

Guests at Le Domaine des Bulles can also enjoy al fresco breakfasts on the property, while a dedicated well-being space offers a range of massages and treatments for the ultimate tranquil getaway, and the space is in close proximity to mountain walks, rustic hikes and sandy beaches.

The view from the Sky Suite at Les domaine des bulles.
The view from the Sky Suite at Les domaine des bulles. Image by Le Domaine des Bulles

“Visitors can experience something different from what they will find anywhere else on the island. Sleeping in a bubble in contact with a nature, arranged in complete privacy and with a team totally dedicated to their service. The bubbles are inspired by nature, with the desire to highlight it, and have minimum impact on and maximum interaction with it,” a spokesperson for Le Domaine des Bulles told Lonely Planet Travel News.

A lush green space on the site. Image by Le Domaine des Bulles

Prices start at €150 (US$183) per person for a weekday stay, and €170 (US$207) and upwards for a weekend stay, dependant on the package and time.

More information on Le Domaine des Bulles is available at the official website.