They Should’ve Gone Glamping: Celebrity Family Vacations

By Jackie Dreyer

School’s out, and family vacations are in—even for celebrities! From Mexico to Greece, stars, like Jessica Alba and Beyonce, have gathered up their broods and headed off to get some much-needed R&R for the whole family. We’re convinced, however, that these celebs should have gone glamping instead, and we’re here to show you where and why.

Kourtney Kardashian, Scott Disick, and their three children, Mason, Penelope, and Reign (not pictured), found themselves in Punta Mita, Mexico, in mid-May, about five months after the birth of Reign—a post-babymoon, so to speak! While the four lounged poolside at a resort, we would’ve loved to see them at this luxury bungalow in Puerto Vallarta instead, just a three-minute walk from the beach.

Meanwhile, Jessica Alba and crew, including her two daughters, Honor and Haven, escaped to the Caribbean for some fun in the sun in St. Barts. Family friends, John Legend and Chrissy Teigen, even made an appearance on the tropical vacation, too, but we wish they all would have crashed together at this luxury villa on the island of St. John. The private swimming pool and veranda with breathtaking ocean and island vistas surely would’ve been a smash hit, both with the grown-ups and the kids.

Jetting off to the Tuscany region, Beyonce, Jay-Z, and little Blue Ivy discovered all that Florence, Italy has to offer—including scrumptious pizza and gelato—and they even found a charming, ornate carousel for mommy and daughter to ride on together.

We would’ve loved to see the happy trio venture up to Venice to enjoy a stay in the countryside at this glamping eco-villa located on a canal with its own private dock. A more private and intimate location for a high profile family's getaway would be hard to find.

A family-friendly destination trip to Greece was what peaked Kate Hudson’s fancy this past weekend. The actress was spotted in Skiathos with her sons, Ryder and Bingham, her ex and Bingham’s father, Matt Bellamy, and her mother, Goldie Hawn. Lounging beachside was a high priority—as it should be!—but we think the boys would’ve fallen in love with this deluxe windmill accommodation in Santorini. On the off chance they would’ve grown tired of the gorgeous private pool at this glamping property, the nearest beach is only 800 meters away from this luxury rental in Greece.

Kim Kardashian, however, did her recent getaway with North, as well as other members of the Kardashian clan, just right—and in true glamping fashion—at a luxury rental in Big Sky, Montana. For a curated list of glamping accommodations in Big Sky, much like Kim K.’s, take a look at our collection of The Best of Big Sky.