DF & I are going to the Cook Islands for our honeymoon in September. We are also taking DS who will be 10months at the time and my mum and dad are coming along...so more like a familymoon really.
Just wondering if anyone has travelled to the Cook Islands with a bubba or small child and if you have any tips or helpful suggestions.
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24-05-2012 18:23 #1
Cook Islands with a baby
24-05-2012 18:28 #2
I went with friends who had a 7mo. They didn't have any problems. The speed limit is 50km/hr and car seats aren't required (personal choice). You might want to take as many nappies/wipes/formula(if you FF) as you can with you as general everyday items are so expensive. Milk alone is about $10 a litre (slight overexageration). Rarotonga is beautiful, you will love it!
24-05-2012 18:56 #3
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24-05-2012 19:39 #4
I've been but not with a child. But honestly, it is the most child friendly place. Places like Cook Islands, Fiji, Samoa etc are very child friendly - I remember there was a babysitting service at the place we stayed at. I found the driving a bit perilous (people sitting in ute trays etc) but if you're hiring your own car with a car seat, you'll be fine. It's a tiny place - you can drive around the main island in a couple of hours. The only thing I'd be wary of is buying food from the supermarket - the main supermarket in Rarotonga isn't air conditioned and I worry about the freshness of food in such warm, humid conditions. But if you eat out you'll be fine. Every restaurant we went to was definitely child friendly.
Have fun - it's such a beautiful place.
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24-05-2012 20:36 #8Senior Member
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I haven't been to cook islands but I would take some 200ml long life milks (you buy them in packs of 6) and weetbix if he eats them. that way breakfast and any other meal is sorted. I always take vegemite with me too wherever I travel
24-05-2012 21:22 #9
My sister got back two weeks ago, she said it was awesome . And if you go to One Foot Island (I think it was called), you can get a stamp on your passport - she's spewing she didn't take hers on that outing, lol. Enjoy!
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