The New Family Vacation

From glamping in Montana to easy mansion living in Jamaica, today's first-rate family vacation destinations are like your easy, relaxing summers at the Shore, but with way more amenities—and much bluer water. Here, some spots worth exploring together.

The resort at Paws Up in Montana is a great new family vacation.

Booking five hotel rooms and making sure everyone knows what time to meet at the breakfast buffet—these are the things that suck the fun out of family vacations. Unlocking your three-bedroom cottage with ocean views? Lounging in the private pool off your mini-manse? Firing up a movie on your flat-screen? Telling the chefs what time you want dinner? Now we’re talking. Maximize bonding time by taking advantage of all the first-rate multi-room vacation accommodations that resorts are offering these days. It’s just like your easy, relaxing summers at the Jersey Shore, but with way more amenities (and much bluer water). Here, some places worth exploring … together.

Take your family to:

>>A Ranch in Montana: Paws Up
>>A Manse on Mustique: The Mustique Company
>>A Villa in California: Pelican Hill
>>A Cottage in Upstate New York: Mohonk Mountain House
>>A Village in Tuscany: Monteverdi
>>A Manor in Jamaica: Moon Dance Cliffs