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Family holidays with children in French Polynesia - attractions and entertainment

It is rather difficult to find a country more suitable for families with children than French Polynesia. Any child and teenager will enjoy active recreation surrounded by tropical flowers and amazing aromas, swimming among beautiful colorful fish, and funny games on the warm sand under a bright blue sky. Finally, you can taste the most exotic delicacies here and get acquainted with the history and culture of this unique place. When coming to the paradise islands with children, you should first of all think about safety and explain to the kids how dangerous it is to run on the water barefooted or grab pebbles from the bottom because of such terrible water inhabitants like a well-disguised wart fish.
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There are no specialized museums for children on the islands of French Polynesia. Nevertheless this is not a problem, since art and historical museums tell fascinating stories about the life and art of the islanders. In Paeet there is a museum called “Manua Exquisite Tahitian Art”, which presents the best works of Tahiti masters, which is basically in the form of carved figures and dishes. In the souvenir shop you can buy such interesting things as, for example, wonderful wooden pipes that children will definitely like. The collection of the art gallery “Art du Pacific” in Bora Bora is an interesting collection of superb paintings and other objects of art created by famous artists on the islands.
The Art Museum and Studio the Alain Despert in Wi-Tape are filled with beautiful paintings that are striking bright, warm, and with sunny colors. Many of these paintings can be purchased so that you can hang a piece of the Polynesian sun at your home. Visitors to the Art Museum also have the chance to chat with the artist Alain Despert himself. Gallery “Umatatea” is also another great place to dive into the culture of the locals. It is located in Hua Hin, on the islands of the Society. It invites adults and children to appreciate contemporary local art. Basically you can see the beautiful landscapes and portraits of the Polynesians here, which are sold at relatively low prices. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
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All kids need to run and frolic, and physical activity is better when combined with the discovery of new facets of the Polynesian culture, as well as the study of new places. To do this, you can go to the commune of Tapuppuatea on the island of Raiatea. In this commune is located “Marae” – the so-called Polynesian shrines. Marae bears the name of the commune and is on the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites. This place was found in the early 30s of the last century. Religious ceremonies took place here, in pre-colonial times. As the children play among the stones, adults can breathe the air of history near this once-important shrine for locals, which is about a thousand years old.
Vacationers on the island of Bora Bora should definitely go with the children to visit the “Turtle Center”. It is located in a closed lagoon, where these reptiles, hawksbill and green turtles mostly on the verge of extinction, live in natural conditions and complete safety. These are turtles with injuries that are nursed with love and set free. There is also an incubator here for turtle eggs, aquariums with corals, a museum of local nature and a pool in which you can mingle with convalescent turtles and feed them. The center will be one of the best places for instilling in children, love of nature and learning to care for it.
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There is a wonderful “Dolphin Center” on the island of Moorea, and it is not at all like an ordinary dolphinarium. Here living in the lagoon are dolphins, which for various reasons cannot survive alone in the ocean. The center invites visitors to listen to the most interesting lectures on the psychology, anatomy and behavior of dolphins and to talk closely with these wonderful animals, which are carefully looked after by the center’s veterinarians. Some of the animals are trained in tricks and will gladly show their skills to visitors. In the mornings there are fifteen minute swims with dolphins. A day spent with these friendly and funny sea animals will be remembered for life by children as well as their parents.
In the cultural center “Tiki Village” on the island of Moorea, you can have fun, learn a lot of new things, and eat too. Visitors can easily and inconspicuously immerse themselves in the Polynesian culture by watching the evening show, participating in traditional dances with professional dancers, opening coconuts, enjoying dishes from the underground stove, viewing the authentic village and simply enjoying the community of the locals. Tourists whose children crave for something very special are recommended to go for a tour underwater in breathing helmets on Bora Bora. An incredible experience of a leisurely timeout along the bottom among corals and fish of all colors of the rainbow will be one of the best memories in the lives of travelers.
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IHG Brings Its voco Brand to Scotland

As hotels in Scotland might open in April or May, the opening of two new hotels is a signal that life is slowly going back to normal and leisure travel will resume closer to summer. The name of the brand – voco – means “invite” or “call together” in Latin. The Glasgow hotel will be the first property by this brand in Scotland. The voco Grand Central Glasgow is a rebranded property open instead of the existing Grand Central Hotel. IHG reimagined the popular place, retaining its original charm. The new Glasgow hotel now features 230 rooms, meeting and event spaces, and an interesting option – a possibility to contact resident experts known as voco hosts who are ready to explore the most interesting parts of the city together with guests. voco Grand Central is a perfectly suitable choice for both leisure and business travelers. Read this

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Top cities of French Polynesia for children

Vaiare
For those who like to visit zoos and oceanariums during their holidays, in the island of Moorea, they will have the opportunity to visit a very special zoological center - the Lagoonarium. The coast has a fantastic place - a picturesque lagoon, where dozens of species of exotic fish, sharks and rays, as well as other representatives of the marine world, inhabit the natural environment. The main feature of the lagoon is coral reefs, which have become a home for hundreds of marine inhabitants. … Read more
Moorea
If you’re looking for inexpensive locally produced clothing and textiles, head to the Khadi Village shopping mall. It houses only local manufacturers and offers a wide range of high-quality traditional clothing. Men should appreciate a large selection of cheap shirts, whereas ladies can choose fabrics for sarees, as well as buy gorgeous ready-made national dresses. The mall also has a traditional sewing workshop, where you can ask local artisans to sew you some clothes from the newly-bought … Read more
Bora Bora
One of the first places you should certainly visit with small tourists is luxurious Bora Bora Lagoonarium. This is a unique place where you can see different species of sea turtles, barracudas, sharks, stingrays with a tube and a mask (there is a special route for this). The bravest tourists can feed fish under the guidance of the instructor. It should be noted that species that are not dangerous to humans dwell here. The island attracts not only with an opportunity to acquaint with the … Read more
Manihi
Active kids who are ready for adventures with their parents would especially like the island. Nevertheless, children might also like the idea to meet their peers around local Polynesians and find out how people actually live here. And you’ll have this chance if you go to the biggest village here – Turiaoa. Children will have an opportunity to learn something new about local crafts and even try themselves in, for instance, wood carving. Some kids will probably like to try together with … Read more
Tahiti Island
The archipelago islands are connected with ferry and boat service. So if you want to see the neighborhood and the age of your child allows this, it is possible to organize a short sea journey since the distance is rather small and you will have an opportunity to discover new places. Tahiti is the largest island in the archipelago; for this reason, if you travel with a child you have to think about the ways of navigation on the island. The most obtainable variant is a taxi. It is really … Read more

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