French Polynesia is consistently voted year after year as one of the top honeymoon destinations in the world. Most advertisements would lead you to believe that this is a destination only for couples. Yet here’s another one of our secrets about the wonderful islands of Tahiti – they are actually a fantastic destination for families! Not only are they a fun destination, children under 12 fly free on Air Tahiti Nui and stay for free at most of the resorts! Keep on reading below for our insider tips on the best resorts in the region for family travel!
The Conrad Bora Bora Nui is Bora Bora’s newest luxury resort, an exciting opening given that we don’t get too many grand openings down there! This new resort is perfectly tailored to families – making sure that Bora Bora doesn’t become Boring Boring. In addition to their Kids Club, the resort will also feature a miniature golf course and weekly movies on the beach. With a swim-up bar and lounge shelf in the pool, parents can enjoy an afternoon cocktail in the water while watching the kids splash around. This resort will open in the late spring – making it a perfect option for next summer’s family trip!
The St. Regis Bora Bora Resort is most famously known as being the filming location for the movie Couples Retreat, yet they have amenities specifically tailored to the little ones! Your room will be outfitted with child-size bathrobes and slippers, and a footstool for them to reach up to the sink and bathroom counter. The resort also has a special Kids Pass that gives kids access to a variety of dining options throughout the day – including ice cream every afternoon! Something that even adults will enjoy!
The Four Seasons Resort Bora Bora has always been known as a fantastic option for traveling families. Their Tamari Club has an indoor playroom and an outdoor shallow splash pad – perfect for those balmy Bora Bora days! (And for parents looking for a good night of sleep!) Children receive a special welcome package upon arrival, with a schedule of activities tailored specifically to them. Activities include hermit crab hunting and racing, pareo and coconut painting, and introductory dive lessons for older children. You have teenagers? Not to worry – Four Seasons has Chill Island, a private beach and hang out area just for the cool kids.
One of the greatest aspects of French Polynesia, especially for children, is the abundance of marine life. The InterContinental Moorea Resort & Spa is the perfect place for your budding marine biologist, or any child with a curiosity for animals and nature. This resort is best known for their Dolphin Center, an opportunity for guests of all ages to interact with dolphins – and a fantastic photo opportunity as well! Additionally, this resort has a turtle rehab center and activities such as kayaks and snorkels that allow your children to get up close and personal with the exciting local marine life.
Have you traveled with your kids to Tahiti? Where did you stay and what was their favorite part of the trip? Let us know in the comments below!
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