Three Fantastic Family-Friendly Resorts in French Polynesia
It’s a beautiful thing to be able to travel with your children. You will always look back fondly to the memories created with each other. When traveling to the islands of Tahiti, it’s important to make sure resort allows children and what type of activities they offer to keep the whole family entertained.
We’ve rounded up three excellent family-friendly resort options. These resorts offer kids programing and activities you can do together as a family. Take a look and give us a call with any questions!
Le Méridien Bora Bora
With views overlooking Mount Otemanu and the Bora Bora lagoon, Le Meridien is situated on one of the finest beaches boasting exclusivity and privacy. It will quickly become a favorite, not just for couples seeking a respite, but for the entire family with these kid-friendly activities.
One of the most unique things at Le Méridien Bora Bora family visit to the Turtle Sanctuary. The resort actively participates in the protection of sea turtles and green turtles. So, you can take your children on a special meet and greet with marine turtles in their natural environment to see them up close. You will get the opportunity to observe their behavior and how they are cared for.
Guests will also find a wide selection of activities available for families at the resort including: two infinity swimming pools, snorkeling equipment (fins, masks), kayak/outrigger canoes, pedal boats, ping pong, billiards, beach volleyball and stand-up paddleboards. For the younger children, you’ll find a playground, kid-sized windsurf boards, and snorkeling equipment for children ages 2 and older.
The resort offers its well-known Le Méridien Family program at this location as well. From the moment you arrive, the resort sparks the imagination a child with a personalized welcome. Children 12 and younger get a complimentary toy to stimulate creativity and a discovery guide with suggestions of family-friendly excursions near the resort.
Kids Club spaces are available and designed to let kids experience interactive spaces that celebrate music, art, and cuisine. Whether exploring the water or discovering the local culture Le Méridien Bora Bora will be unique and unforgettable.
Intercontinental Tahiti is located on the main island in Papeete, near the airport and shopping with overwater bungalows, lagoon-view, and garden view rooms.
The Lagoonarium is a popular draw for the whole family. This natural aquarium, also known as Fare l’a Reserve, was built to help teach guests to appreciate the beauty and diversity of the country’s reef environment. You will see a reef ecosystem which recreates the natural underwater conditions for more than 200 species of fish and other sea critters. Some of the creatures you will see include parrot fish, Picasso fish, and angelfish. Here you will also learn about a variety of corals, shells, and tropical sea creatures.
In addition to exploring the Lagoonarium and feeding the fish, other activities to make a memorable trip include pareo-dyeing (tie dye), handicrafts display, shell and flower necklace making, basket weaving, torch lighting at sunset, and a coconut show.
Children under the age of 15 incur no extra cost at Intercontinental Tahiti (providing the capacity of the room or bungalow permits). Connecting rooms are available upon request. The resort also provides rollaway beds and cribs upon request.
Tahiti Pearl Beach Resort
Located on Lafayette Beach in the well-known Matavai Bay sits the Tahiti Pearl Beach Resort. It’s a family-friendly place to stay and is great as a jumping off point to see the sights in Tahiti. It is in an outstanding location on Lafayette Beach, which is famous for its stunning tropical surroundings. The black sand is even used in spas around the world for its exfoliating properties.
The children will especially love the proximity to the sanctuary for humpback whales. From July to November, you can watch them jump right from your room! Year-round you will also be able to spot wild dolphins playing in the Bay of Matavai from your balcony terrace.
The resort offers amenities like an infinity swimming pool, a Kid’s Club, and a local arts and crafts market. The Kid’s Club will entertain your young ones and make it easier to bring them along. The club features loving staff to interact with children while doing activities like painting, clay sculpturing, arts and crafts, cinema, electronic games, billiards, ping pong, and trampoline.