Travelling with the kids doesn’t have to be as stressful as it sounds. In fact, if you find the right home away from home, the whole process should not only be fun to plan but also completely painless. With the school holidays right around the corner, we decided to take a moment to share with you all our top five family-friendly resorts in Fiji.
Escape to a five-star resort complete with traditional bure bungalows and stunning vistas. This beachfront paradise is perfect for families looking to take some time out from the hustle and bustle of city life. There are a number of fun cultural activities for the whole family to partake in, including a visit to the Kula Wild Adventure Park or a golf buggy excursion where waterslides, zip rails and animal counters are aplenty. And if you’re hoping to get a little time away from the kids, take advantage of the amazing Meimei nanny service, which provides personalised care for up to eight hours a day. That’ll give you plenty of time to book in a treatment at the signature spa or take advantage of some of the adult-only pools and facilities.
Situated along the Coral Coast, Warwick Fiji is also a popular choice amongst families. For those with a foodie’s heart (or stomach), this stunning locale is home to some of the highest-rated restaurants in the whole country. For some family fun, the Warwick Fiji offers a number of exciting activities both onsite and offsite. At the resort, enjoy sparkling pools, watersports and a supervised kids club. If you prefer to venture away from the property, Warwick Fiji is also in close proximity to Biasevu waterfall, Sigatoka river safari and the Sigatoka Sand Dunes. Families can also partake in a number of cultural experiences with local village tours or enjoy a spot of shopping at Sigatoka town.
This recently revamped property is a favourite amongst vacationing families — and for good reason. There’s plenty to keep the kids entertained here, including a reef and lagoon which is fun for the whole family. Get in on a spot of snorkelling to see the local sea-life, or grab a kayak and go for a lazy paddle. On land, there’s also plenty to enjoy, including tennis courts, a mini golf course, basketball courts, bikes and more. The major drawcard for this hotel is the Shangri-La Marine Education Centre, which teaches kids the importance of sustainability. If you’re keen to escape and get some quiet time to enjoy the facilities, your kids will love the fun activities at the Little Chief’s Club where they can race crabs and build little houses for fish.
Say ‘bula vinaka’ to Plantation Island if you’re hoping for a family-friendly resort with laidback vibes but is also bursting with activities. From paddleboarding, tennis and golf to scuba diving, surfing and even coconut tree climbing, there’s endless possibilities for a fun time at this island paradise. And we can’t forget to mention the resort’s brand new waterpark which promises fun, excitement and the chance to tire the kids out. Childminding and nanny services are also available at the resort, along with the Coconut Kids Club and children’s creche.
Ready for some island fun? Radisson Blu Fiji Denarau is a haven for visiting families. It allows mum and dad to kick back and take in the tropical atmosphere, without worrying if the kids are entertained. There are a number of activities to keep the little ones learning and having fun at the kids club, while you take a moment to yourselves to practice your swing at the Golf Club or go on a snorkelling adventure. Later, head over to one of the four climate-controlled lagoon pools and get the blood pumping with a ride on the whitewater tunnel slide.