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Travelling with a baby in Vanuatu

Travelling with a baby in Vanuatu

Do you have a new little baby on board? No matter how experienced you are with children, travelling with young ones always adds to the adventure. However, choosing to holiday in Vanuatu with your baby is one of the best decisions you can make as this destination mixes tropical holiday with family fun expertly.

Ni-Vanuatu love babies, so wherever you go you'll be welcomed with smiles and likely cheek pinches (even if your child is in the midst of a temper-tantrum).

We want to help young families make the most out of every minute of your trip, so we've compiled some tips on how to make your family holiday to Vanuatu go smoothly.

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Packing for a family holiday in Vanuatu

The Port Vila shops will likely have all the basic supplies you need such as baby food and disposable nappies, but the surrounding islands might not be as well stocked. If you plan on visiting more remote areas, make sure you stock up and pack accordingly.

If you're bringing supplies with you, try to use disposable wipes responsibly and opt for biodegradable nappies, as rubbish is an ongoing issue in Vanuatu, and you won't want to add to the problem. Additionally, it's a good idea to bring your own insect repellent and sunscreen to adequately protect your baby from Vanuatu's elements.

Are you planning on doing a lot of adventuring around the islands? You will want to pack a front carrier as these tend to be a bit more mobile for energetic parents.

Finally, make sure you bring your little one's favourite toys or blankets, as this will help keep them calm and occupied in flight.

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Family holiday packages in Vanuatu

Wondering where you should stay in Vanuatu? There are a number of amazing islands to choose from, so we've help narrow down the infant-friendly places that come equipped with everything from amenities like air condition to additional baby-watching facilities so Mum and Dad can get away worry-free.

To note, the most family-friendly resorts are around Port Vila. Travelling to other hot spots like Tanna or Luganville are also easy to get to, but the more remote locations are going to be more difficult for strollers or wobbly toddler legs to navigate. Hotels in these places can also be less accommodating as they're often without running water or electricity.

Holiday Inn Resort is amongst the most exceptional accommodation options, as it provides a babysitting service parents can use whenever they need a little getaway. The location itself is perfect for families with young kids as the waters of Erakor Lagoon are exceptionally calm - ideal for those just learning to swim.

Warwick Le Lagon Resort and Spa have wonderful facilities for families, also with babysitting services and a free kids club for children three and older. This is a good option for families on a budget as babies stay and eat for free.

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Family activities in Vanuatu

Vanuatu has tonnes to do for the whole family - but Port Vila is really the hub for it all. There, you can partake in an easy hike to the stunning Mele Cascades, where the kids can splash around in the pool underneath the falls. Or, pile the family onto a glass-bottom boat so those who can't yet swim can experience the beauty of the reef and aquatic life.

Have the kids try new things at the Port Vila's markets so they can absorb the bright colours and taste new, tropical flavours. Of course, a day of relaxing at the beach is a must on holiday, and Port Vila's beaches have perfectly warm water and sand for building sand castles on!

Busy families, let us help you plan your holiday in Vanuatu! Contact our team today, and we'll help you find the best locations and packages for you!