A Guide to Kids’ Clubs and Babysitting in Samoa
A trip abroad is not just about soaking up the sun and playing in the pool. One of the best ways to get little ones immersed in the culture of Samoa is through the kids’ club. With an array of activities specially designed for children between five and 15 years old, the kids’ clubs on Upolu will not only give younger family members something fun to do but give parents a well-deserved time off. As you’re soon to find out, Upolu is the only Samoa destination with a formal kids’ club and babysitting services – and a very limited selection at that. Find out more in this guide to the best kids’ clubs and babysitting in Samoa!
The Top 3 Resorts in Samoa with Babysitting Services
Which accommodations and resorts offer babysitting in Samoa? Here’s your answer:
As you can see, there are very few resorts that offer formal babysitting services in Samoa. It is possible to inquire about babysitting services at accommodations elsewhere, but this is usually with a local family member or “mama” from the village, rather than a trained childcare professional.
Should you choose to go down this route, be sure to inquire as soon as you arrive at your accommodation, or either via email or over the phone if possible, to allow plenty of time for your accommodation provider to get organised.
Taumeasina Island Resort Kids’ Club
A supervised daily program for younger guests of Taumeasina Island Resort in Apia, the Taumeasina Kids’ Club incorporates educational, cultural and fun activities for ages five to 15 years old. Most activities on the agenda are free for the first two children per booking if you’re staying at the resort.
Kids’ Club Schedule
The Taumeasina Kids’ Club starts at around 9:30 am or 10 am seven days a week with the option for kids to enjoy the fun all day, or sometimes to just join in for the morning, afternoon or evening. Activities typically run until 9 pm.
Kids’ Club Activities
Activities on the agenda typically include coconut demonstrations, weaving lessons, Samoan dance classes, snorkelling lessons in the pool, hermit crab hunting, ice cream eating competitions, koko Samoa demonstrations, kayak and catamaran sailing lessons, games on the beach and much more.
There are some experiences that parents can get involved in, such as touch rugby and Samoan cricket (kilikiti), played with the resort staff and parents.
In the evening, activities include colouring-in and environmental talks about Samoa’s sea life, after-dark spotlight walks, bingo and trivia, kids’ movie night, Samoan storytelling, dancing and singing, and the resort’s popular fiafia night.
About the Resort, Babysitting and More
Learn more about Taumeasina as a resort in the Top 25 Resorts in Samoa. The accommodation also has a children’s playground and a kids’ pool to keep them entertained. Babysitting services are also available for any age from 7 am until late, seven days a week.
More Kids’ Clubs in Samoa
At the time of writing, Samoa doesn’t have any other kids’ clubs at its resorts. As mentioned, resorts such as Taumeasina Island Resort, Sheraton Samoa Beach Resort and Saletoga Sands Resort & Spa provide formal babysitting services.
Saletoga Sands Resort & Spa is soon to resume its kids’ club, which in the past, has been on a half-day daily schedule for children aged 4 to 11 years old. We will update this page when more information becomes available.
More About Babysitting and Kids’ Clubs in Samoa
That’s it for our guide to babysitting and kids’ clubs in Samoa. For more about looking after the family while on the islands, check out the following guides:
- The Complete Travel Guide to Samoa for Families
- 20 Tips for Your Family Samoa Vacation with Kids
- Fun Facts About Samoa for Kids
Finally, be sure to also spend some quality time together too! These 20 Best Things to Do in Samoa with Kids are sure to bring the family closer through amazing experiences.