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Top Travel Destinations for Families

kids learning about sea life in Fiji

When people think of a family vacation often times the first thing that comes to mind is a road trip; everyone packed into the car, windows down and driving for days on end staying in hotels along the way. Not that there is anything wrong with this type of a vacation, but there is also nothing wrong with mixing things up a bit. So this year when you are planning your family vacation why not choose a new destination, one where you can truly escape, spend time with your family experiencing new adventures and making new memories. 

To get you started here are some of our top family vacation destinations:

#1 Fiji

Kids enjoying Fiji water based activities

Although Fiji is often thought of as a romantic destination the islands of Fiji also boast a wide variety of all-inclusive, family friendly resorts. Many of which offering family friendly activities, excursions designed for families and kid friendly dining options.

In fact, many resorts in Fiji also offer kids camps with hands on learning and cultural activities as well as on-site nanny services so that you and your spouse can enjoy a day or evening just the two of you. 


#2 Australia

Boy feeding kangaroos in Australia

If you are looking for adventure, culture, the beach, the outdoors and fabulous dining experiences than Australia is the destination for your next family vacation! With so many different destinations within one country you are sure to find one, or a few, that not only meet - but exceed all of your expectations. Experience an Outback adventure, climbing the Sydney bridge, hand feeding kangaroos, holding a koala, playing on the beach or even surf lessons for the entire family. No matter what your tastes are Australia is bound to serve up something unique.


#3 Hawaii

Family enjoying a Hawaii Vacation

If your family enjoys taking time to relax, enjoy the surf, sand & sun then Hawaii is a great destination for you. With a laid back, breezy way of life Hawaii is great for families that are looking to unplug from technology and the hustle and bustle of school, sports practices and the stresses of everyday life. And once you feel recharged you can adventure our for activities like hiking, SUP, kayaking, ziplining or hunting for tropical waterfalls.

A tip for Hawaii, especially for families with multiple children, is to look into renting a home or villa so that you can enjoy the luxuries of home such as a kitchen, private pool, laundry and dedicated parking. Some home rentals even coming with their own chef and service staff!


#4 French Polynesia

Family enjoying a hike in Moorea, French Polynesia

Much like Fiji the Islands of French Polynesia are often known as a romantic destination, however, many properties in top destinations such as Tahiti, Moorea and Bora Bora, have family friend resort options. Enjoy a multi-bedroom overwater bungalow and the ability to swim directly out your front door, access to land and water based activities, cultural experiences, hiking adventures, a variety of dining options as well as on-site kids camps and nanny services.


#5 Cook Islands

Family enjoying a walk on the beach in the Cook Islands

The Cook Islands are our top pick for families who would like to experience a tropical getaway, but who are also looking to stay within a more reasonable budget. The Cook Islands are almost like a hidden gem, a place where you can go back in time just a bit and really focus on what's important in life - which is family. With warm breezes, beautiful crystal clear water, cultural experiences and long lists of on-site activities resorts in the Cook Islands are perfect for creating new family vacation memories.


With all these amazing options it can be hard to know which destination, and which resort is best for you and your family. Why not let the travel experts at South Seas Adventures help you choose the perfect destination and resort, as well as securing you the best deal? Contact us today for more information and to start planning your next vacation!

Linda  Gutekunst
Linda Gutekunst

An avid Scuba Diver and photographer since 1982, Linda has traveled the world extensively; however, her true love is the extraordinary South Pacific. Linda is founder of South Seas Adventures, where she specializes in all types of travel to the South Pacific region including Fiji, Solomon Islands, Australia, New Zealand, Tahiti, Papua New Guinea, Vanuatu, Cook Islands and others. Linda is a certified Aussie specialist, certified New Zealand PAL agent and a Tahiti Tiara specialist. Fiji’s friendly islands are Linda’s very favorite destination where she has traveled countless times. So if your travels call for the adventurous side of you, Linda can definitely speak your language.

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