Island time: Playgrounds in paradise ports

By Rick Felderhof

Rick Felderhof from Our Pacific shares his picks for the best family friendly resorts.
The Pacific Resort in Rarotonga is a child-friendly haven.
The Pacific Resort in Rarotonga is a child-friendly haven.

HILTON HAWAIIAN VILLAGE RESORT
Waikiki Beach, Oahu, Hawaii

Hawaii is a perfect family destination and the Hilton Hawaiian Village is a large multi-purpose resort complex close to many iconic attractions.

SHERATON SAMOA AGGIE GREY'S RESORT
Upolu, Samoa

This Aggie Grey's is a perfect base to explore the natural paradise of Samoa, its peoples, villages, and vibrant Polynesian culture. The whole complex has been transformed and upgraded. Kids under 12 stay, play and eat breakfast for free.

Sheraton Samoa Aggie Grey's Resort.
Sheraton Samoa Aggie Grey's Resort.


RADISSON BLU RESORT FIJI
Denarau Island, Fiji

For an easy family holiday you can't go past Fiji's Denarau Island. The Radisson Blu has a range of accommodation including studio rooms and one and two-bedroom apartments.

PACIFIC RESORT RAROTONGA
Muri Beach, Rarotonga, Cook Islands

This popular 4-star beachfront resort has a range of accommodation, and good dining options both onsite and nearby. Children of all ages are welcome, with those under 12 staying free. There's also free breakfast for under-12s, plus a free kids' club, the Beach Hut (children under 6 need to be accompanied).

Muri Beach, on Rarotonga. Photo / NZME.
Muri Beach, on Rarotonga. Photo / NZME.


WARWICK LE LAGON RESORT AND SPA
Erakor Lagon, Port Vila, Vanuatu

Vanuatu is the adventure playground of the Pacific Islands and this resort offers a wide range of accommodation options, and usually offers a kids' stay, play and eat free programme. There are lots of complimentary activities.

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- NZ Herald

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