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We are leaving in a few days for a two-week vacation with three kids - 1,4 and 9. Any tips or items I should absolutely bring with? We are staying at the resorts on all three islands - Tahiti, Moorea and Bora Bora.

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I'd say mosquito repellents !! sunscreen, hats and plastic shoes for if they go into the lagoon. For the 1 year old bring food/milk if you can, it is available here but prob different brands. Enjoy!

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Mosquito wipes and repellent, Benadryl , cream if they get bit against the itching, sun screen, snacks and any all medication you may need. Inflatable rafts or any kind of floating device just for fun. Lots of sunscreen even it it cloudy they will catch sun.

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Thanks. Got all of the above, except milk :) Are Mosquitos a real problem?

How are the grocery stores - except that they are expensive - where do locals buy food?

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LOL we buy food at the stores... Tahiti has the largest, Carrefour and HyperU, Moorea has a "relatively" large one Champion, near the ferry dock and a couple of smaller ones in Maharepa, Pao Pao and Haapiti, BB has Chin Lee in Vaitape, next to the church and Toa Amok (SuperU, = biggest) near the bank Socredo, as well as Tiare market market in Matira. All islands have little stores scattered around as well.

Mosquitos... better be safe then sorry, staying in resorts means they will spray the properties but it is still rainy season and they're part of tropical life.

Hope you have a great time

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6. Re: Children

Perfect! Thanks so much :)

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7. Re: Children

We just returned from the Islands today and I'll be doing a trip report. My son is 23 months and I second the use of bug spray, especially on Moorea. We were playing with another little boy there and his poor legs had bites all over them.

Plenty of sunscreen would also be advised as it is at least double what you'd pay at home.

Even the mid-sized grocery stores were well stocked with diapers, wipes and anything else you might need. The one we looked at did not have swim diapers, though.

If you are renting a car make certain they have a child seat. Another family at the resort rented a car for a few days on a whim and there were no car seats available even though it was low season and the lot had plenty of cars available.

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