Travel with Children

The Samoan climate (discounting long periods of heavy rain or the odd cyclone), warm waters and dearth of poisonous creatures make the islands a paradise for children. You’ll find that Samoans tend to lavish attention on very young children, and foreign toddlers will not be starved for attention or affection while visiting the islands.

Never leave your child unsupervised near beaches, reefs or on walking tracks, particularly those running along coastal cliffs (these are never fenced). Typically only the upmarket resorts provide cots, and only some car-rental agencies have car seats (and these can be of questionable quality), so it may pay to bring your own.