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8 Resorts for Your Next Family Vacation in 2018

8 Resorts for Your Next Family Vacation in 2018 | South Seas Adventures

It's that time of year again...spring break and school vacation time, which also means that summer vacation is just around the corner.

So have you chosen your destination for your 2018 family vacation? If not, we might suggest the South Pacific.

With crystal clear deep blue and turquoise waters, soft sand beaches and plenty of sunshine the South Pacific is the destination for an ultimate family vacation filled with wonderful memories.

Not sure where to begin with so many options? We've chosen some of our favorite accommodations in the South Pacific, with popular destinations such as Fiji, Hawaii, French Polynesia and the Cook Islands.


Aitutaki Village Beach

Aitutaki Village

Aitutaki Village is blessed with prime beachfront location on the gorgeous white sands of Ootu Beach on the south western point of Aitutaki in the Cook Islands. The backdrop for this property is the famous Aitutaki Lagoon with her turquoise hues and features one of the best swimming locations on the island with convenient access for exploring Aitutaki Lagoon. Location is everything when travelling all that way to a small South Pacific Island so you won’t be disappointed when you arrive to Aitutaki Village.

Add to this 12 individual air-conditioned spacious studio Garden Bungalows, a Polynesian inspired Beach Bar and Restaurant for all meals including complimentary Continental Buffet breakfast, daily Lagoon Cruise Tours and water taxi services, genuine Cook Islands hospitality, and you have all the ingredients for a complete incredible Aitutaki experience.


Castaway Island Resort Fiji | Family Vacation


Castaway Island Resort, Fiji

Castaway Island Resort Fiji is one of the jewels of Fiji, one of the most popular resorts in Fiji, it caters to romantic couples seeking romantic solitude and also to active family groups with children. You won’t find TVs or gold plated pluming fixtures. What you will find is a very comfortable Bure with stunning views, excellent appointments, and air conditioning.

The Beach Bures are right on the beach, just walk out the door and step onto the white sand beach. You can relax in one of the loungers, snorkel, take a stroll up the beach, get in a sea kayak and paddle up the coast and check out the other beaches on the island.

Castaway Island, Fiji features sixty-six bures, each highlighting traditional Fijian design, with high thatched roofs air conditioning, ceiling fans, free Wifi at the Lali Bar. There are 27 Island, 12 Ocean View and 27 Beach Bures

At Castaway Island Resort, Fiji the emphasis is on convenience and comfort. The Fijian bures sleep four adults, or a family of five – (two adults & three children).

For dining there is a huge choice of a la carte dining, theme buffets, specialized Cantonese and Vegetarian menus, premium Special Occasions menu, wood-fired pizza & lasagna. Japanese sushi featuring the local Yellowfin tuna at our new Nuku Marau lunch cafe. There are meal plans available and these must be booked prior to arrival at Castaway Island, Fiji.

There are gluten free options if you prefer not to eat foods containing gluten, the seafood is wild caught in the ocean surrounding Castaway Island, Fiji. Most of the ala carte and buffet items are preservative/additive-free. The beef is from Tasmania and is certified organically free. You can get a gluten free pizza at the Sundowner Pizza Bar.


Outrigger Reef Waikiki Beach Resort | Family Friendly Resort


Outrigger Reef Waikiki Beach Resort, Hawaii

Escape to Outrigger Reef Waikiki Beach Resort and dive deep into timeless Hawaiian culture. Local music legends perform nightly at Kani Ka Pila Grille. Renew your vows Hawaiian style right on Waikiki Beach. Savor a sunset with artisan tastings and local craft beer at the Voyager 47 Club Lounge. And steps from our hotel, Waikiki Beach Walk® promenade is Waikiki's center for island art, fashion, and fine dining. A distinctive, refined resort hotel on beautiful Waikiki Beach, combines timeless traditions with modern elegance while embracing the spirit of the sea. Waikiki Connection Fee includes unlimited trolley rides, Wi-Fi, local and international calls, daily bottled water, local newspaper, cultural activities, tote bag and shopping and dining coupons.


Jean-Michel Cousteau Resort & Spa | Family Friendly

Jean-Michel Cousteau Resort & Spa, Fiji

Built on the site of a former coconut plantation, this 17-acre resort provides a unique Fiji island escape. Surrounded by a marine sanctuary, spectacular secluded coastline, coral reefs and exotic marine life, this socially and environmentally responsible resort is one of the most renowned, award-winning destinations in the South Pacific. The resort offers an authentic Fijian experience for discerning travelers of all ages; and combines culture, well-being, nature, relaxation, and exceptional cuisine.

Located on Fiji’s second largest island, Vanua Levu, the resort sits just 15 minutes from the scenic harbor town of Savusavu. This exceptional location on the shore of Savusavu bay is surrounded by some of the most outstanding soft coral reefs in the world.


Royal Huahine | Family Friendly Vacations


The Royal Huahine, French Polynesia

The Royal Huahine offers 18 Garden Bungalow, 11 Beach Bungalow and 11 Bungalows Pilotis all facing west for a magnificent view of the islands of Raiatea and Taha'a, as well as spectacular sunsets.

About thirty minutes by plane from the island of Tahiti, Huahine, with its lush forests, untamed landscape, and quaint villages, is one of Polynesia's best-kept secrets.

A deep, crystal-clear lagoon surrounds the two islands while magnificent bays and white-sand beaches add drama and solitude to their virtues. Relatively unchanged by the modern world, Huahine offers a slower taste of old Polynesia.

With only eight small villages scattered across the island, the few residents welcome visitors with great kindness. Not surprisingly, this fertile world offers rich soil providing the local farmers with a bountiful harvest of vanilla, melons, and bananas.

Each bungalow offers modern comfort in a Polynesian atmosphere, with air conditioning, air-conditioning, coffee / tea making facilities, refrigerator, hairdryer, safe, television, and IDD telephone. The bungalows on stilts also have a bathtub and a very spacious terrace with direct access to the turquoise water of the lagoon.


Pacific Resort Rarotonga | Family Friendly Vacations


Pacific Resort Rarotonga

Rarotonga’s leading full service authentic resort situated in the unrivaled location on glorious white sands of Muri beach. Pacific Resort Rarotonga offers a collection of 64 studio rooms, suites and two & three bedroom villas. All are decorated in a contemporary Polynesian style; where simple lazy days meet luxurious evenings.

  • Location is arguably the best beach on Rarotonga. Muri beach and lagoon, with access to offshore islets (Motus), numerous water sport activities including the popular Stand Up Paddle Boarding.
  • There are a variety of room categories from studios & suites through to one and two bedroom villas, in both garden or beachfront settings.
  • A variety of dining options – dine with your toes in the sand at Sandals Restaurant, enjoy a casual meal in the courtyard of Barefoot Bar or enjoy the romance of a sunset dinner with one of many private dining options.
  • The only 4 star full service resort on Muri Beach that is children friendly offering a beach based complimentary Kids Club.


 InterContinental Fiji Golf Resort and Spa | Family Friendly Resorts

InterContinental Fiji Golf Resort and Spa

Nestled amongst 35 acres of tropical gardens, InterContinental Fiji Golf Resort and Spa is located on the beautiful and picturesque Natadola Bay on Fiji’s main island of Viti Levu. Protected by a reef to create an aqua- blue ocean-facing lagoon, Natadola Beach has been voted one of the best beaches in the world.

With captivating design, 266 rooms, world-class dining, a luxury spa, three swimming pools, and 18-hole championship golf course, kid’s club, wedding pavilion, state of the art conference facilities and authentic Fijian hospitality and experiences combine to create one of the most magnificent luxury retreats in the South Pacific.

InterContinental Fiji Golf Resort & Spa is the only five star resort positioned on the idyllic location of Natadola Bay.


No matter what destination you choose, the most important part of any family vacation is spending quality time with your family. With these resorts you are sure to find something for each member of your family, in unique destinations filled with unforgettable memories.

Ready to make your reservation? Connect with our travel experts today!


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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