Rarotongans are known for being especially welcoming and friendly to visiting families. Most of the residents live with their own, extended families, so you can expect them to gladly welcome you and your kids.

Several resorts in Rarotonga cater towards families with children, offering daycare facilities, family-friendly tour packages and even kids' menus and high chairs in their restaurants. The top-rated Rarotongan Beach Resort and Spa features the Moko Kids Club, where children can discover Rarotonga’s animals and plants, as well as learn about traditional legends and island culture. Pacific Resort Rarotonga , located in the east of the island, also has a children’s club. Its gentle beaches will be appreciated by parents who want to take their children snorkeling or kayaking in a protected area. The resort hires boats and other water sports equipment, and child sizes are available. Edgewater Resort has recently opened it's Coconut Kids Club from juniors to adolescents.  Tennis courts, swimming pool, indoor games room, squash courts adjacent.  The resort's Spagetti House restaurant for affordable dining.   

Whichever resort you decide to stay at, make sure to take your family to Avarua for the day. This is Rarotonga’s largest town, and if you are interested in souvenir shopping or people-watching, you’ll want to spend some time here. Treat your children to a trip to one of the town’s ice cream shops, or playgrounds.  A visit to the 3-cinema movie theatre is another popular experience. 

Coconut Tours in Muri beach (front of Muri Beach-club Hotel) is gaining in popularity. Exciting, interesting, fun-filled family attraction. Buddies, quad bikes, safari tours. Onsite cafe, pushbike hire.