The Pacific Islands have so many great options to take the kids for a family holiday. The best family destinations offer family friendly facilities, great kids clubs, babysitting services and spacious family accommodation, so that you get a holiday that is as relaxing for you as it is exciting for the kids.
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1 | FIJI FAMILY HOLIDAYS.
Everyone knows that Fiji is the perfect destination for a great family holiday – beautiful beaches, crystal clear waters for snorkelling and swimming, warm sunny weather, some of the friendliest people in the world and an endless supply of fun things to do. The Fijian people have such a natural love of children and a strong affinity for the family, that from the moment they arrive kids will feel welcomed and relaxed and will return home with fond memories.
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2 | RAROTONGA FAMILY HOLIDAYS.
People who holiday in Rarotonga all rave about the same things: the laid-back, unhurried atmosphere, friendly people, and the beautiful safe beaches and lagoons. And if they’ve got kids, top of the list is how perfect it is for family holidays. With water sports, pools & cultural activities, there’s plenty to keep wee ones entertained – some resorts even offer onsite kids clubs.
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3 | VANUATU FAMILY HOLIDAYS.
The friendliest place in the world is quite a difficult title to live up to, but the locals of Vanuatu seem to do it with ease. Upon arrival at the airport, your family will be greeted with big wide smiles to warm your heart. The kids will warm to the Ni Vanuatu people very quickly, enjoy doing activities and just being in their company, so you’re assured to come away with many wonderful family memories. Vanuatu is an easy 3 hour flight from Auckland, making it a good option for families seeking a quiet South Pacific family holiday.
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4 | SAMOA FAMILY HOLIDAYS.
Samoa’s lively, colourful and happy culture is perfect for children – filled with infectious laughter, song and dance that’s easy to join into. With stunning scenery, there’s always plenty to explore. Kids will also love an authentic beach fale experience. Stay in traditional-style beach hut accommodation, propped above the sand on stilts! Your kids can make their sandcastles right outside.
5 | O'AHU, HAWAI'I FAMILY HOLIDAYS.
Of all the Pacific Islands, O’ahu probably has the most to keep the teenage kids entertained. It’s jam-packed with activities for all ages. The Wet ‘N’ Wild water theme park has guaranteed fun for all ages, from an interactive spray ground to the 'Shaka' waterslide, which ends in an 11 metre free fall! For something a little gentler, check out the Honolulu Zoo or Waikiki Aquarium. In Hawai’i, you’re never too young to learn to surf, there’s even surfing lessons for toddlers!