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HOT Tips for Taking the Kids to the Pacific Islands

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HOT Tips for Taking the Kids to the Pacific Islands

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The Pacific Islands are a fantastic destination to take the family. There’s plenty to do, the weather is great and everyone is laid back. Family travel to the islands tends to be via packaged holidays that are booked further out, with a focus on value, so be on the lookout for great deals.

Check out these HOT tips for planning a fun and relaxing family trip to the Pacific Islands:

Plane Travel with Kids 
Good seats on the plane can make a big difference. Window seats are usually a good option, whereas aisle seats can be a pain with dangling arms and the meal and drinks trolley. However, if your children need to use the toilet a lot, then an aisle seat may be more convenient. Take reading material for the kids and maybe their favourite toy that doesn’t make noise. Look at airline schedules and book family friendly times where possible. You can often order kids meals with the airlines too.

Accommodation Selection 
Ask about one bedroom, inter- connecting rooms and two bedroom options when making your accommodation choice. Some resorts offer a second interconnecting room at 50% off, and the extra space will make a difference to your comfort of level. Larger spaces also mean that babies and toddlers can have their own area for daytime sleeps, while the rest of the family can move about more easily. Request ground floor rooms and accommodation away from noisy stairwells.

Ask for highchairs and cots and, where possible, stick with accommodation that has air-conditioning. The islands tend to be a few degrees warmer than the mainland, so very sticky for kids and, being on an island, means access to medical centres will be slower.

Food
Kids menus can be sourced from the properties and look for properties that offer kids eat FREE! Consider taking some cans and jars of food. These can be very expensive in resorts and being prepared ensures your child always has something safe available to eat. Do not drink unboiled water, preferably stick to bottled water where possible. Look into taking a milk substitute, as some of the local milk can taste strange to kids.  Be sure to take a well-stocked medical kit, just in case. 

Activities and Having Fun
Give kids their own robust, child-friendly camera. This encourages them to observe their surroundings and focus on what interests them. It’s also a good idea to get them to keep a travel diary.

Make the most of kids clubs. The islands boast some of the best kids clubs anywhere and generally cater for kiddies three years and upwards. Some are even open until 10 at night, meaning mum and dad can have a romantic dinner together! 

Our Favourite Kids Clubs in the Islands
• The Pacific Resort Rarotonga
• Castaway Island Fiji
• Four Seasons Bora Bora 
• Outrigger On The Lagoon Fiji 
• Warwick Le Lagon Resort & Spa , Vanuatu 
• InterContinental Fiji Golf Resort & Spa 

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