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Travelling with kids to Castaway Island - what to bring

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Travelling with kids to Castaway Island - what to bring

We are travelling with 3 children under 5 to Castaway Island for 10 days. What are necessities to bring? Do we need to bring our own snorkeling gear, beach towels, bucket and spade? Many Thanks!

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1. Re: Travelling with kids to Castaway Island - what to bring

Castaway reopened in May after repairs to damage caused by Cyclone Evan. I think you love it. You can check out the webcam on the island by googling it. We had a day trip overe there in May, the kids pool area looks great. When our kids were young we took rashies for the kids to wear with their bathers, zinc cream insect repelant, stingose antiseptic cream and a strong insect repellant.

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Baz

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2. Re: Travelling with kids to Castaway Island - what to bring

Beach towels are supplied and can be changed as needed at the laundry. Buckets and spades can be borrowed at the kids club, however we have always purchased them each year from the boutique and then donate to kids club after each trip.

Snorkelling gear is also available, however we took our own for our youngest who is 4.5 as she has very small feet and the flippers were too big. Our just turned 6 yo fitted into the smallest size.

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3. Re: Travelling with kids to Castaway Island - what to bring

I would like some advice as to wether castaway island is suitable for small children and I am comparing it to treasure island- best value

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4. Re: Travelling with kids to Castaway Island - what to bring

Both are good and suitable. Castaway is a little more expensive. At the end of the day it really is a personal choice

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