This gorgeous resort is the perfect holiday destination for bubs and parents, situated in the tranquil waters of Savusavu Bay. A personal nanny is assigned to all children under the age of five for the duration of their stay, working with each family and their requested schedule. The Bula Club runs from 8am to 9pm with a specialised Lei Lei program for little ones under five, while older children can take part in conservation activities, a junior chef program and short excursions within the resort. Parents can join their kids on any of their adventures or take the time to go on one of their own.
Taking out the top spot in our ‘Australia – 4 Stars and Under’ category, this resort doesn’t just think about kids. As the only resort in Australia that caters for children from as young as zero all the way up to 12, Paradise Resort Gold Coast makes sure your tiny tots are looked after just as well as everyone else. Their Zone 4 Kids’ Club offers open age sessions for parents to join in on activities, with PJ Party and Wiggly Safari nights being popular picks. As an added bonus, children two and under eat for $12 at the resort bistro and cafe.
Club Med Bali caters for all ages, with childcare services available for bubs aged four months to three years and a kids’ club for older siblings. Baby Club Med is run by trained professionals, giving parents confidence to leave their little ones while they enjoy down time. Babysitting or a group Pyjamas Club are available in the evenings as well. Rooms are kitted out with essentials like bottle warmers and potties and there’s a baby feeding and equipment room allowing you to pack a little lighter, plus a section to prepare meals for bubs in the restaurant.
Conrad Bali was designed with the little ones in mind right from the word go, from the kids’ amenity set at check in to complimentary meals from the kids’ menu for those up to 12 years old. On-site babysitting is also available so parents can unwind with a signature Jiwa Spa treatment. Complimentary baby cots are on offer as well, to ensure that everyone gets a good nights’ sleep.
With stunning views of the Whitsunday Islands, the Reef View Hotel is sure to keep both the parents and bub happy. The hotel’s Baby’s First Holiday Service means that parents never have to worry if they’ve forgotten the essentials, as items such as nappies and baby formula can be bought on arrival or in advance. There are also a range of complimentary items to make your stay as fuss-free as possible, including highchairs, cots, prams, bumbos and bouncers.
There is no detail forgotten by Mövenpick Resort & Spa Jimbaran Bali, where the rooms, restaurants and services have the little ones in mind. Room amenities include a baby cot with story book, small pillows for toddlers, night light and portable baby bath. At select restaurants, there are high chairs and kiddie cutlery. Venturing out? Strollers and kids’ car seats are offered, and if you need some couple-time, babysitting services are available on request.
Meimei is a Fijian expression that describes taking care of others, and at Outrigger Fiji Beach Resort you can rest assured that your bub is in safe hands with the Meimei nanny service, available daily from 9am to 11pm. Following an introductory meeting to set up your child’s schedule, your nanny will keep the little ones engaged with fun activities customised to age and interest.
Forget trying to supress post-flight meltdowns as you navigate your way around the airport, because at Radisson Blu Resort Fiji Denarau Island, the private transfer service will get you from plane to paradise in no time. Cribs are available to ensure everyone comes back from their holiday feeling refreshed, and a range of rooms are available to suit your family’s needs.
Sunwing Kamala Beach provides a fuss-free oasis, from the family pools with coves and gently sloping depth to the Happy Baby studio accommodation. Specifically designed for families with babies, these ground-level accommodations have a terrace and gate, and come equipped with a cot, high chair, stroller, resting chair, baby bathtub, kids’ cutlery and more, so everyone can enjoy some quality family time.
It’s a tremendous achievement to have your property recognised by the people who matter most: the families who stay there. We love seeing how many wonderful options there are for travellers with kids in tow all across the world, and every year the list is expanding.
As you can probably imagine, it’s a massive job to compile the Top 10 each year, and the Holidays with Kids team has been hard at work for the last few months compiling all the survey responses and sorting them into categories.
Holidays with Kids was the first travel magazine in Australia to do readers’ choice awards all the way back in 2001, our editors are pretty much certified experts in this field.