Sounds too good to be true? It’s not! Scroll through the photo gallery to find our top family-friendly glamping spots around the world that are full of fun!
Canopy Tribes, Kota Tinggi, Malaysia
Prices: From RM$199 ($67) per night.
Experience the best of Malaysia's great outdoors when you set camp just five minutes away from the charming and idyllic Kota Tinggi Waterfall. At Canopy Tribes, the bell tents are comfy, simple and clean, but it’s the exciting outdoor activities that take centre stage. You have tonnes to try here ― waterfall hikes, night trekking, kayaking, plus visits to fruit farms, a bird sanctuary, an ostrich farm and even acrocodile farm. In the evenings, you’ll also get to set up a real-life campfire, roast marshmallows and barbecue your own food while soaking in the magical surroundings. (Photo: Canopy Tribes)
Four Seasons Tented Camp Golden Triangle, Thailand
Prices: From THB25,000 ($1,047) per day.
Unparalled accommodation meets homey Thai hospitality at the Four Seasons Tented Camp Golden Triangle. Ever since it opened its doors some 10 years ago, this campsite has been constantly topping the “world’s best” lists, and for good reason. Besides the usual luxe amenities ― including a massive hand-hammered copper bathtub and outdoor shower ― each classy canvas tent has its own coffee maker and a free well-stocked bar. Step out onto the scenic outdoor deck for a dip in your private pool or a soak in the hot tub. When you’re ready to venture out, your brood can explore the forest-covered hills and bamboo-lined brick trails. The best part? This campsite is also home to many rescued elephants who love socialising with guests. Take note though, this “glampsite” only admits children aged 10 and over. (Photo: Four Seasons Tented Camp Golden Triangle)
The Canopi, Bintan
Prices: From Rp2,000,000 ($195) per night.
Just a mere 45 minutes away from Singapore by ferry, The Canopi offers a one-of-a-kind holiday experience for families and adventure seekers. Luxurious safari-themed “tents” pepper the resort, which is set within Chill Cove @ Treasure Bay Bintan ― a vibrant adventure playground. Here, you’ll take part in water activities like bumper boat rides and wakeboarding at the seawater lagoon, which also has slides for the kiddies. Try the private mangrove nature park cruise or ride electric bikes, mini-ATVs and two-seater UTVs (utility task vehicles). By the way, did we mention each “tent” is fully air-conditioned and fitted with a queen-sized four-poster bed, sofa bed, trundle and an open-concept toilet? Perfect for a family of four, or even more! (Photo: The Canopi)
Aetas Glamping, The Philippines
Prices: From US$88 ($117) for two people.
Nestled in the heart of the breathtaking El Nido’s Villalibertad forest, Aetas Glamping is a down-to-earth camp site that marries luxury and rustic charm seamlessly. Stay in a roomy elevated tent overlooking picturesque paddy fields and enjoy being waited on hand and foot by the friendly Filipino service staff. Expect only the tastiest and freshest Filipino fare here ― they even cook off the menu for you. Oh, don’t leave without trying the coconut hot chocolate, the kiddies are going to love it! (Photo: Aetas Glamping Facebook)
Prices: From US$1,200 per night.
Home to just 10 Mughal-styled white cotton-drape tents, Aman-i-Khás is perched on top the Aravalli Hills, on the fringes of Ranthambore National Park, a rural area in Rajasthan, Northern India. Not only do you get to stay in beautifully furnished digs, you’ll be assigned a personal butler. Enjoy daily safaris on Jeeps to catch glimpses of leopards, sloth bears, chital deer and other wildlife. While you coddle yourself with rejuvenating spa treatments, the traditional step-well pool will surely be a hit with the kids. Other family-friendly activities include riverside camel rides, a trip to the historic Ranthambore Fort, where several intense battles took place in history, plus exploring palace and temple ruins. (Photo: Aman-i-Khás)
Sal Salis Nigaloo Reef, Western Australia
Prices: From A$750 ($778) per person per night.
Wake up to the sounds of crashing waves and the song of a butcher bird ― this is the reality of a stay at Sal Salis Ningaloo Reef. This eco-luxe beach-side safari camp, nestled in the dunes of the Cape Range National Park, boasts 16 wilderness tents overlooking the bush and the beach. During the day, explore Ningaloo Reef, home to more than 500 species of fishes and 250 coral species. Here, you can even frolic with whale sharks, humpback whales, orcas, manta rays and dolphins! When you’re on land, keep an eye out for some of the most exotic wildlife, exclusive only to Australia’s great outback, such as red kangaroos, wallaroos, rock wallabies, goannas and echidnas. As the sun sets, fine food and heart-warming camaraderie await you. (Photo: Sal Salis Wilderness Camp)
Under Canvas, Wyoming, United States
Prices: From US$9,700 (two adults and two children) for four nights.
If you’re waking up in a safari tent that is right smack in the middle of Yellowstone National Park, you can be sure of a few things. First, your view will be in a class of its own, and second, the many thrilling outdoor activities you can try means that there won’t be a dull moment for anyone. At Under Canvas, make your whitewater rafting dreams come true on raging rapids or scenic floats, then take a helicopter ride to tour the rugged mountains and spot shy wildlife. Horseback riding, mountain biking, fly fishing and a zipline adventure park also promise fun for everyone. After a day of making the most of Yellowstone’s beauty and adventure, return to your comfy quarters to unwind in style and tuck into gourmet meals. Ahh…we could definitely get used to this! (Photo: Under Canvas)
Fronterra, Ontario, Canada
Prices: From C$255 ($270) per night.
Visit Fronterra, a boutique camp site set on the waterfront farm in the magnificent Prince Edward County and you’ll step back in time to about 200 years ago. Reconnect to the simple life when you stay in one of their canvas tents. Soak in the beauty of nature while sampling lavish amenities such as a king-sized bed, hardwood floors, an ensuite bathroom, reading lounge, plus,a private outdoor hot shower. When you’re ready to venture out, explore the stunning North Beach, more than 20 vineyards, and the picturesque towns of Wellington and Bloomfield. Kids will love its water sports, such as canoeing, salmon fishing and fly fishing. They’ll also want to get their hands dirty working on the farm and harvesting fresh organic produce you can cook in your own private summer kitchen. (Photo: Fronterra)
Sirikoi, Kenya, Africa
Prices: From £6,500 ($12,069) per person for the entire trip.
This award-winning campsite takes safari holidays to a whole new level, thanks to the spectacular lodging set on its own private estate in the centre of Lewa Wildlife Conservancy. Surrounded by an acacia grove and overlooking a natural waterhole fed by a spring, Sirikoi is also home to gentle animals who roam freely. So, you can look forward to a visit from a giraffe as you enjoy an outdoor breakfast on the patio. Exclusivity is taken very seriously at Sirikoi, which has only nine luxury tents, one two-bedroom cottage, and a private house for larger groups. Each is spacious and boasts fantastic views of the waterhole and mountains. Get up close and personal with majestic tigers, lions and elephants while on safari, then take a helicopter ride to enjoy a bird’s eye view of the vast landscape. You can also go on biplane excursions, fish, swim in the wild, ride horses and even visit local Masai homesteads. (Photo: Sirikoi)