My partner and I have just this week had our first baby [a girl - Betsy] and are planning our first family holiday for the three of us in mid-April, probably for a touch over two weeks.
In our pre-baby days we were keen backpackers, loving the adventure of independent travel and discovering new cultures, and we're keen to still do a bit of this - just without being too extreme! Some help with the following would be greatly appreciated:
Firstly is Samoa a suitable travel destination with a baby?
Secondly some pointers on locations to base ourselves, from where we can then explore further would be fantastic. We like:
- fantastic beaches
- swimming and snorkelling
- visiting markets, tasting the local food, craftwork and meeting the locals
- wildlife, waterfalls, interesting geography etc etc
We're not looking for luxury resorts - a well equipped fales would be perfect - but would like to try perhaps two different islands/areas in the course of our 2 week stay. Any advice or thought starts would be greatly appreciated,