Let’s go, baby

From ac­tive ad­ven­tures at home to city week­enders and sun-filled hol­i­days abroad, we have seven great des­ti­na­tions sure to please ev­ery fam­ily mem­ber

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Seven of the best in­ter­na­tional and lo­cal des­ti­na­tions for the whole clan


Fiji is ar­guably the most fam­ily-friendly is­land in the world – not to men­tion only a mere few hours’ flight from Aus­tralia – and it’s also a great spot for soon-to-be par­ents to baby­moon. Outrigger Fiji Beach Re­sort, on the Co­ral Coast, of­fers a choice of ac­com­mo­da­tion, in­clud­ing apart­ment-style rooms and ocean, beach­front and fam­ily bu­res.

There are plenty of ac­tiv­i­ties for the whole fam­ily to en­joy, in­clud­ing glorious swim­ming pools, a ten­nis court, wa­ter sports and a fit­ness cen­tre, not to men­tion the beau­ti­ful beach­front and plenty of en­ter­tain­ment, in­clud­ing Fi­jian fire­walk­ing shows.

And if you want to en­joy some cou­ple time, the Meimei Nanny Ser­vice costs just $222* for four days. So what can par­ents do while their kids are eat­ing for free, mak­ing sand­cas­tles or do­ing arts and crafts with their nan­nies? Laze in the ham­mock out­side your bure, take a stroll along the beach, in­dulge in a much-needed pam­per at Bebe Spa, watch the sun­set from Kalokalo Bar’s hill­top po­si­tion, have a ro­man­tic can­dlelit din­ner at Ivi Restau­rant or or­der an out­ra­geously colour­ful cock­tail at the swim-up bar at adults-only pool area Va­havu. Fi­nally call­ing the shots for the first time since be­com­ing a mum? Now that’s a hol­i­day!

More info:

Rooms start from around $235* a night, with a wide range of pack­ages avail­able. Visit www.outrigger.com.au.


As many Aussies al­ready know well, Bali is a great des­ti­na­tion for fam­ily hol­i­days. And while there is an abun­dance of ac­co­mo­da­tion on of­fer, for lit­tle ones and their par­ents who want a fam­ily hol­i­day with­out all the stress there’s one place that re­ally stands out: Club Med Bali.

Away from the hus­tle and bus­tle of Kuta, and lo­cated within the re­sort vil­lage of Nusa Dua, Club Med is best de­scribed as a cruise ship on land. Ev­ery­thing is taken care of in the tar­iff – in­clud­ing meals, drinks and most ac­tiv­i­ties, such as the awe­some Fly­ing Trapeze School. The re­sort it­self has all the fa­cil­i­ties you would ex­pect, in­clud­ing two swim­ming pools (one of which is an adults-only zone), a beach sports kiosk and two restau­rants. But where it re­ally stands apart from other re­sorts is the kids club. For a small fee, chil­dren from four months to three years can be cared for (the kids clubs are free for lit­tle ones who are more than four years of age) by G.Os (Club Med’s term for its staff) and qual­i­fied car­ers, which means you can re­lax know­ing your lit­tle one is in safe hands. The kids clubs are also set out in dis­tinct zones de­signed to suit the dif­fer­ent age groups – in­clud­ing a nurs­ery with cots so your bub can nap while you re­lax pool­side! “The kids club and kids fa­cil­i­ties are very im­por­tant to bring hap­pi­ness to the chil­dren and for them to have a mem­o­rable hol­i­day in Club Med,” says Club Med Bali Chef de Vil­lage Eric Le­je­une. “Kids will cher­ish the beau­ti­ful sou­venir of their Club Med hol­i­day, and be­come loyal cus­tomers in the long term, when they be­come par­ents them­selves, re­lax­ing in the Zen pool and en­joy­ing dy­namic ac­tiv­i­ties just as their par­ents once did.” Meal­times are also made easy, with the buf­fet cater­ing for lit­tle ones’ fussy taste­buds, while there is also a baby cor­ner so you can pre­pare your own baby food. All in all, Club Med Bali kicks a lot of goals, mak­ing a per­fect fam­ily hol­i­day where the whole fam­ily is en­ter­tained and gets a break. What more could you want?

More info:

Club Med Bali starts from $1336 per per­son for a seven-night pack­age. Chil­dren un­der four stay free. Visit www.clubmed.com.au.

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