Fun For The Whole Family: Booking The Perfect Family Holidays In Fiji
Picture credit above: Outrigger Fiji Beach Resort
Fiji is known to be one of the best destinations for weddings or romantic getaways. But there’s more that Fiji has to offer, especially for the whole family.
Aside from the brilliant sun, white sand, and the refreshing sea, there are plenty of activities for kids and parents alike that make for a holiday to remember.
From sports and outdoor activities to retail therapy, in this post, we’ll be sharing some of the best family-friendly resorts and activities to plan the perfect Fijian trip for you and your loved ones.
The Coral Coast is one of Fiji’s first developments and this stretch of coast offers a blend of world-class amenities and Fijian culture. The area is home to different villages where you can have a first-hand experience of life in Fiji and some of the world-renowned scenery you immediately think of when imagining a Fijian island. Including the Sigatoka Sand Dunes National Park.
Focused more on a luxurious getaway, Denarau is a small private island that aims to cater to your indulgences. Here, you get everything from the usual tropical adventures, and gastronomic abundance, to retail therapy. Plus, it’s only 15 minutes away from Nadi International Airport so you don’t have to worry about longer transfers with the children.
Private Island Resorts
For groups, a private Fijian island can make for a family experience to remember. Being able to curate your preferred holiday activities and choose from world-class spa treatments, diving excursions, and local cuisine or culture means you can plan your holiday of a lifetime from scratch.
Read more about these individual islands in our post here: How to decide: Denarau, the Coral Coast or a Fijian Island.
Picture credit above Left: Sheraton Denarau Villas. Right: Turtle Island Fiji.
Family-Oriented Hotels and Resorts
Every family is different and has preferences that make the holiday perfect for them. So, once you’ve picked an island the easiest option is to look at resorts that cater specifically to your needs. They could also include, or be near to, the activities you’ll want to try when you’re here.
For example, some resorts like the Shangri-La Fiji Resorts and Spa have a huge pool, a lagoon, snorkeling, and kayaking for those wanting an active break. Whereas options like the Outrigger Fiji Beach Resort focus on the cultural connection with village tours that welcome you into the Fijian way of life.
Want to know the top 5 family-friendly resorts in Fiji? Read our post here.
Picture credit above Shangri-La Fiji Resorts and Spa.
4 Activities in Fiji for Families and Groups to Enjoy
While there is plenty on offer, here are some of the favourite family-friendly activities to think about when planning your trip.
1. Explore the Ocean Blue
What’s an island getaway without water sports? In fact, you can’t travel to Fiji and not enjoy the beautiful water! Here are some of the ways you can do this:
● Sea kayaking: Renting a kayak is easy through your hotel. And by taking an
indigenous guide with you, you can learn about the history and culture while you’re kayaking.
● Diving: Fiji is known for its soft and colourful corals, with the Beqa Lagoon as one of the top diving sites around.
● Snorkeling: Get up close and personal with sharks, manta rays, and other sea creatures during diving and snorkeling adventures.
● Jet Boating: Give your family a rush as you speed down the Navua River through waterfalls and even rapids!
2. Hike Waterfalls and Rainforests
Want to take a break from the sea and to stay firmly on land? Then hiking is an excellent alternative that will give you views like no other. Some of the favourite hotspots include the Tavoro and Wainibau waterfalls, Lake Tagimaucia which was an ancient volcanic crater. Or get yourself closer to nature by hiking through Bouma National Heritage Park, the archipelago’s most majestic rainforest park.
3. Soar Through the Treetops
Kids always imagine flying and Zip Fiji can turn their imagination into a reality. It’s an educational hike going up and a thrilling ride down over the treetops. With 16 different lines, adrenaline junkies get to choose how fast they want to go. Even the little ones can get a rush as kids ages 6 and up can take the line.
4. Go on a Kids Castaway
For when the adults want to take part in an activity, many resorts have incredible children’s clubs that offer supervised island activities. From painting and crafts to dancing and watersports, your children can experience renowned activities and meet new friends while you plan your own excursions. Some of the top options include the kids club and family care at Castaway Fiji as well as Naviti Kids at the Naviti Resort.
There is an abundance on offer in Fiji, you just have to tap into them! If you want help booking the perfect holiday for the whole family, contact us to get in touch here.