The short-haul flight to Fiji and overall baby
craziness of the locals make this the perfect
place to take your tots.
Located in the Mamanuca Islands, Mana Island Resort & Spa offers a plenitude of
facilities and activities for bouncing bubs,
particularly at the Meimei Centre, a crèche for
little ones under three years. Guests who stay
five consecutive nights or more receive five
hours of complimentary babysitting.
Treasure Island Resort nurtures its ‘Little Treasures’, as
evident by the babysitting facilities, as well as
the strollers available for rent at the boutique.
Jean-Michel Cousteau Resort also
includes a dawn-to-dusk nanny service in the
tariff. The exclusive nanny service is available
daily from 8.30am to 6.30pm for each child
under six years of age, with one dedicated
nanny per bure from 6.30pm to 9pm.
Outrigger Fiji Beach Resort on the Coral
Coast and Radisson Blu Resort on Denarau
Island both offer nanny services on a
pay-for-use basis, as well as cots, high chairs
and baths. Outrigger also sells baby formula,
nappies and baby food in its general store.
Castaway Island provides a babysitting
service that is available at all hours for a
nominal charge per hour, paid directly to the
babysitter and booked through reception.
Nappies and formula are available for sale, and
the kitchen is happy to make baby purées
fresh on request.
"So where can you take your littlest ones without any of the anxiety and hassle? Some destinations go out of their way to cater to babies."
Mövenpick Resort & Spa is an expert at
looking after babies with special extras for
little guests available at all of its hotels.
Mövenpick Resort & Spa Jimbaran Bay will
happily supply baby gear (cots, high chairs, et
cetera), but if you would like to stay somewhere that doesn’t offer this level of
service, there are a number of reputable
nannying, equipment hire and airport transfer
services that can arrange everything for you.
Choose between being picked up at
Arrivals by someone waiting with a pram, or
have everything delivered to your hotel or
resort. The range of products on offer
includes travel cots, car seats, booster seats,
strollers, prams, high chairs, bathtubs, safety
bed rails, safety gates, baby monitors and toys.
Travel cots come complete with a baby care
bedding package that includes bottom and
top sheets, blanket and mosquito nets .
Many of these services also hire out and
install pool fences for private villas where
there is no other form of safety barrier, as well
as offering babysitting and nannying services
for an additional fee.
The award-winning, all-inclusive Club Med
Bali is another winner for new families. The
resort has partnered with Bugaboo prams,
adding to a long list of services already
included for little ones. Now, in addition to
existing in-room Baby Welcome amenities
– including cots, baby baths and bottle warmers – guests of Club Med Bali will now
have access to a number of Bugaboo’s stylish
prams including the Cameleon3 Kite Limited
Edition, a versatile and easy-to-use pram that
adapts to various terrains.
Most people think of the Maldives as a
honeymoon destination but what about all
those honeymoon babies?
Good news: Soneva Jani and Soneva
Fushi both offer babysitting services, with the
maximum booking lasting no longer than
four hours at a time with a maximum of eight
hours in a day.
The new Fairmont Maldives – Sirru Fen
Fushi, having opened on 1 April, offers
babysitting services in both the kids’ club,
which has a designated baby-sleeping area, as
well as in your villa.
Singapore is not just home to the mythical
Merlion; it’s also one of the safest, cleanest
and most baby-friendly transit destinations.
Why not break up long-haul trips by stopping
over? The MRT public rail system goes to and
from Changi Airport, meaning no need for
baby seats in cabs, but taxis can be arranged
with baby seats.
Sofitel Singapore Sentosa Resort & Spa
can provide a cot on request, as well as
babysitting and nanny services via a thirdparty
contractor. The resort also offers a baby
bath and child-friendly bathroom amenities
including toys, a temperature tester and
bubble bath to its VIP guests.