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Family trip to Manihi with children. Ideas on where to go with your child

If you’ve decided to travel to Manihi together with your children, you should be very careful about choosing a hotel. The island is quite small and sparsely populated, that explains why there are almost no facilities for kids except for a couple of sports grounds with abundant grass. So, you’d like to a have an opportunity to leave your child somewhere for a couple of hours or entertain in the night time, then look for only those hotels that provide playrooms for children and animators. On the other hand, there are particular pros about going to Manihi for a vacation. There are not that many places in the world with magnificent solitary beaches where you can relax and be sure that there is nobody but you for a few kilometres in either direction.
Manihi is a perfect place for tourists who prefer calm holidays alone with pure nature. In general, the atoll can’t be called an overpopulated one – just about 800 people inhabit it, … Open
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 their parents one of the locals’ traditional handcrafts – fishing with a spear.
Rebellious kids may not be that fond of simple fishing – even if it’s in the open sea. On the other hand, traditional spear hunting on sea inhabitants not only allows kids to express their energy but also helps them to feel as true Polynesian warriors. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
A few years ago only one hotel was available for guests on the Manihi island. Now the tourists can choose one of 4 cozy hotels. The most upscale hotel is Manihi Pearl Village. It is a large … Open
Children would also like the idea to go to a pearl farm. Workers will tell you in straightforward language about the meaning of pearls for Manihi inhabitants in different periods of history, how people used to mine it and the way they do it now. Girls, in particular, might like the idea to actually learn how to define real qualitative pearls and fakes.
Manihi Manihi is a perfect place for walks. There are no poisonous insects or reptiles and also no dangerous animals. Only a magnificent rainforest and a great number of birds that young naturalists should especially like. What is more, there are diverse tracks all around the island, locals use them to move around villages and the most fascinating natural objects. Besides, it’s quite hard to get lost here – any road will eventually take you to Turiaoa, a coast inside a lagoon or an «outer» coast. However, if you go just a couple kilometres into the forest, and children can finally feel as true travellers discovering s lost island.
Manihi is not the perfect place for those who are intended to buy some clothes or shoes by famous brands during their vacations. French Polynesia generally provides a poor choice of brand … Open
If your kids want to pretend to be Robinson Crusoe, go to any other uninhabited adjacent island. You can easily and cheap rent a boat and, first and foremost, children will remember this journey and a night on a secluded island under a tropical starry ski for their whole life.
Manihi An excursion around atoll is really worth it due to breath-taking views and an opportunity to snorkel in the open sea. Manihi is just ideal for teaching kids this kind of water activity. Coral reefs here are pretty close to the surface, so you can see it without any need to dive. In addition, there are almost no waves in an inner lagoon and a small number of other tourists who spend their time on beaches, so you don’t have to worry that some divers or surfers can accidentally harm your kid. You can rent equipment for snorkelling in Turiaoa. If your child is already three years old and knows how to float, then they can easily get along with snorkelling too.
Manihi is one of the most beautiful islands of French Polynesia, which for many years has unjustly been neglected by tourists. Travellers began to actively visit it only recently, so this … Open
Little drivers should like the island as well. Kids starting from eight years old are allowed to join this activity, still, it’s better to have a diver’s license (you can make it through training here on Manihi). There are lots of different sets and, what is more, a great diversity of underwater creatures makes every diving incredibly unforgettable. Plus, there no life-threating sharks and jellyfish. But, in the inner lagoon kids better watch themselves as they might «meet» sea urchins or corals. Children can also try surfing and windsurfing here on the island’s «outer» beaches where the wind blows almost all the time.
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Things to visit with your kids in French Polynesia

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. … Open
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Interesting places to visit with children around Manihi

Guide to sightseeing and entertainment for children in Manihi - parks, attractions, museums, zoos, water-parks. All fascinating and educational sites of Manihi, which are must visit and see for your child. Find out the best discovery routes and places for kids (local theaters, exhibitions and museums), where you can spend quality time together. Manihi for families with children.
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