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Where is a good place to travel with a one year old daughter? We are thinking of one of the islands like Fiji, or Samoa but need it to be reasonably child friendly and also not too expensive.
Best time of the year to travel there..?

Last reply: 17th May 2012 / 15 replies / Post by Sal

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spog777

Posted by: spog777
Posted: 11th Apr 2011

spog777 says: I'd give Samoa a miss due to the political unrest. Its not easy finding a child friendly option for one so young thats bot safe and inexpensive. Besides the stigma attached to it Bali is still a good destination for family holidays as is Fiji as both have lots of options for parents of youger ones. If you are still breastfeeding make sure of the local laws as some countries are very touchy Reply

Timboli

Posted by: Timboli
Posted: 12th Apr 2011

Timboli says: We just booked a trip to Fiji and will be taking our 11 month old. It looks like a nice safe and clean place....well in the resorts anyway. Travel agent also recommended it as the best place OS to take kids. Reply

HollyDuder

Posted by: HollyDuder
Posted: 14th Apr 2011

HollyDuder says: I don't think it matters which destination you go to. Focus more on what kind of things are at that location where you can entertain your child. Is there a hotel that has a kindergarten where you can leave your child in professional care playing with other children while you enjoy and relax Reply

giznjack

Posted by: giznjack
Posted: 14th Apr 2011

giznjack says: I would definitely reccommend Bali, the locals dote over babies and children. It's cheap to get there, choose the cost of your accommodation, from about $15 - $200 per night. A good quality resort comes in at about $60 per person per night. Food is ridiculously cheap and you can all feast as much as you like. I love it and there's lots of things to do. A family portrait in the balinese traditional costume is a fun thing to do and Waterbom park (like wet and wild) is a good day out. The monkey forest, sunset at Tanah Lot Temple, Bali Safari Park are all very interesting but a visit to one of the orphanages is an enriching experience.
Any time of the year is good as it's always like summer but from November to March is their wet season.
Good luck with your decision, hope you have a lot of fun, wherever you end up. Reply

giznjack

Posted by: giznjack
Posted: 14th Apr 2011

giznjack says: Hi, just thought of another option, if your'e not set in an island holiday.
A cruise is fantastic, and you get to some of those exclusive islands without having to pay a premium. Just think, unpack once, and travel to a few exotic destinations without the hassle and cruises these days offer everything for all ages. You may need to research who is best equipped to take a one year old, and there may be some cruise lines who don't, but do check it out.
My two most favourite things, Bali and cruising !!!!!!!!!!!! Reply

sandylee

Posted by: sandylee
Posted: 19th Apr 2011

sandylee says: FIJI Reply

ValmaL

Posted by: ValmaL
Posted: 19th Apr 2011

ValmaL says: I am an oldie but our friends took their 3yr old and 1yr olfdto Fiji last month and had a wonderful time. They commented it was very reasonable price wise. Reply

Ceci

Posted by: Ceci
Posted: 20th Apr 2011

Ceci says: Does it have to be overseas? I'm sure there are fantastic places to visit in Australia and they are suitable for children. Reply

Tricia

Posted by: Tricia
Posted: 22nd Apr 2011

Tricia says: Hi totally agree with Bali. Went with family ages of children 1yr to 20 yrs. there was 7 of us in total. Me, my husband, our 4 girls and a boyfriend. Everyone loved it. It was the boyfriends first time. They loved the little ones. And its cheap... Reply

zertzz

Posted by: zertzz
Posted: 26th Apr 2011

zertzz says: I would suggest a resort in Fiji where it is very easy to get child minders. We have just returned from Bali and it is cheap and the Balinese do love children, but you do have to watch out for water quality though which is not always easy with a little one. We enjoyed the Gold Coast when our 2 children were young, Club Med LIndeman Island was also good with an 18 month old. Norfolk Island was also fine with a baby (though perhaps not so much to do there for a youngster). When we had a 2 year old and a 4 year old Phuket was great. I would give Samoa a miss. Reply

zertzz

Posted by: zertzz
Posted: 26th Apr 2011

zertzz says: I would suggest a resort in Fiji where it is very easy to get child minders. We have just returned from Bali and it is cheap and the Balinese do love children, but you do have to watch out for water quality though which is not always easy with a little one. We enjoyed the Gold Coast when our 2 children were young, Club Med LIndeman Island was also good with an 18 month old. Norfolk Island was also fine with a baby (though perhaps not so much to do there for a youngster). When we had a 2 year old and a 4 year old Phuket was great. I would give Samoa a miss. Reply

red

Posted by: red
Posted: 4th Jul 2011

red says: go to Vanautu.great place for holiday and pretty cheap to.best time to go there is now. Reply

yvonne

Posted by: yvonne
Posted: 3rd Aug 2011

yvonne says: i recently went to thailand by myself, but i would definetly take my children there, as what i observed was very encouraging. the locals (espeacially in the rural areas) were very accomadating to children, and accomadating to parents Reply

Susan

Posted by: Susan
Posted: 31st Aug 2011

Susan says: We took our 1 year old to Fiji in March and it was fantastic. Look for a package deal at a resort and you can usually get a good price. The Fijians love children and our son had a great time in the pool and the gardens. He was too young for kids club but we followed the kids to fish feeding etc which was fun. Riding in open aired buses was a novelty. The babysitting was cheap and excellent so we had a couple of nights out which was a treat. There are usually lots of other families so lots of friends to be made. You will probably find you have more access to luxury than you are used to which is a novelty for the adults. Reply

JoniJoni

Posted by: JoniJoni
Posted: 17th May 2012

Susan says: We took our 1 year old to Fiji in March and it was fantastic. Look for a package deal at a resort and you can usually get a good price. The Fijians love children and our son had a great time in...

JoniJoni says: We have 4 kids, the youngest is 2 and we are off to Fiji. I have heard from so may people that it's ideal for toddlers. Reply

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