The Great Escape – kids away time to play

The Pacific Islands are renowned for being kid friendly. Resorts are teeming with little ankle biters during school holidays and they cater perfectly for families.

May 2, 2017
Pacific Island Living

Pacific Island Living

May 2, 2017

The Pacific Islands are renowned for being kid friendly. Resorts are teeming with little ankle biters during school holidays and they cater perfectly for families.

There are kids clubs, cooking classes, fun parks, water slides and kids meals.

But what if you want time out without little people? Well that’s no problem either. We’ve put together a short list of just a few amazing kid-free things to see and do and where to stay to ensure you’re not woken by the sounds of the squealing delights.

Our picks? Tamanu on the Beach in Vanuatu for a long lunch, Waitui Club at Sofitel Resort in Denarau for adults only swimming, drinking and tanning and a massage at Taumeasina Island Resort in Samoa.

Breakas Beach Resort

Breakas Beach Resort is an intimate tropical retreat providing the ultimate feet in the sand feel for a beach holiday.

It’s described as barefoot luxury and with attractive packages, comes without a luxury pricetag.

Enhanced by the natural beauty of a private cove on Pango peninsular, Breakas Beach Resort rests in an unrivalled backdrop in Port Vila, Vanuatu.

The award winning resort features a stunning 22 metre infinity pool which falls into the horizon of the Pacific Ocean.

Being an adults only resort guarantees you will find relaxation and tranquility on your tropical escape at their magical destination.

Are you looking for romance? Are you looking for relaxation, fine dining or intimate beachside bungalows to simply get away from it all?

Dining at Breakas is part of the reason many people choose this resort thanks to famed Brisbane chef Mario Alfieri (formerly of The Dining Room, Hendra). He has brought five star dining to Vanuatu.

Mario’s seafood marinara is known as the best ever and comes with prawns, mussels, fish, lobster – enough of a meal in itself, but it’s the sauce that everyone raves about.

Breakas Beach Resort, caters for those wanting to get away from it all … the kids, the stress, perhaps the weather.

Their 63 fares are set on the beach and in beautifully landscaped gardens just 10 minutes from downtown Port Vila, but a million miles away from distraction.

Everything you need to relax is here starting with the private beachfront location, the islands’ most renowned a la carte restaurant and their best asset, the fabulous Ni-Vanuatu staff.

Island Fishing Charters

Island Fishing Charters in Port Vila, Vanuatu were the new kids on the block last year, but that didn’t stop them winning several fishing competitions.

Their comfortable Sea Fox 187 boat, with all the creature comforts including a toilet and huge deck space entered the 2016 Marlin Classic and took away over 250,000 vatu in cash and prizes.

Named “Little Weapon” and rightly so, this 28ft machine is the perfect boat for all conditions and weather.

Island Fishing Charters’ local skipper Kendrick “Kenny” George has over 15 years experience in game and reef fishing.

They say the locals know best over here and that is more than true for Kenny.

From reef to game fishing, Kenny’s extensive knowledge and experience will put you in prime position to catch ‘the one’.

“With our always-smiling, friendly skipper and deckhand – you’ll be walking away with good memories and great experiences,” they say.

With Island Fishing Charters, you can fish the huge drop-offs that surround the volcanic islands of Vanuatu or fish the many FAD’s (fish attraction devices) and famous marlin highways.

Ask them about their spear fishing charters too as well as the story of their Marlin Classic success – they walked away with 1st Prize – Best Yellow Fin tuna, 2nd for Champion Boat and 2nd Prize – Champion Angler. From the most experienced angler down to the first timers Island Fishing Charters cater for everyone. Charters from VT35,000.
Call: (678) 5552277

Moyyan House By The Sea

Moyyan House by the Sea is a truly exceptional place to experience rare moments of true luxury. It is a place that people return to again and again, to celebrate special occasions, to share quality time with friends, and to reconnect with each other.

A private resort, set on the absolute beachfront and catering for only six couples at any time, a stay at Moyyan returns you to the true roots of luxury. It’s about feeling completely unburdened in a precious, rare environment.

The serene environment at Moyyan gives guests the precious gift of time – time to truly unwind and be in the moment with special friends or a lover. The unhurried pace of the day at Moyyan encourages guests to drink in the views, pay attention to the detail, wander and discover.

The styled simplicity of Moyyan and relaxed attentiveness of the staff is treasured by guests.
Moyyan sits on the edge of a tranquil lagoon, where the clear, warm waters of the Pacific meet white sand beaches.

Ancient hardwood tamanu trees reach from the sand to the water’s edge, providing shade, shelter and intimacy.

The architecture of the small resort works seamlessly with this environment. Private fares (bungalows) sit amongst the sprawling trunks of the trees and are linked to the restaurant and day spa with decked walkways. Each of the six farés hold a cool and comfortable tropical welcome and invite guests to unwind in a space to call home. Ample decks to call your own are furnished with lounging and stretching out in a hammock in mind. The space tempts you to read just a little longer or share a long drink as night falls.
The untouched island of Santo, Vanuatu is a place where time slows down. Days are filled with the simple pleasures of the ni-Vanuatu people, extraordinary beaches, lagoons and deep blue swimming holes. And while all manner of adventures and experiences with tempt guests to explore Santo, but returning to Moyyan is always a pleasure awaiting at day’s end.

Moyyan is proof that when choosing your next destination, small has never been bigger.

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