Just 3 hours from Auckland, Fiji is the perfect family friendly holiday destination.
Something for everyone
Whether you are an active relaxer, more in to ‘flop and drop’ holidays, or you like to mix it up with a bit of adventure, Fiji’s warm welcome, famous hospitality, beautiful beaches, accommodation and diverse range of experiences means there is something for everyone.
For an action packed day you can visit the Big Bula Water Park on Denarau Island, or the Kula WILD Adventure Park near Sigatoka. Try zip-lining at Momi Bay or Sabeto, take a classic banana boat ride, or jump on a jet ski and head out to the white sand beaches of the Mamanuca Islands.
Various Fiji resorts also offer kayaking, stand up paddle boarding and a proliferation of snorkelling opportunities.
Holiday from the kids, with the kids
Some people say that holidaying with the kids is like doing the same things as at home, without the convenience of home. Fiji, however, offers a range of international hotels with some of the best family friendly accommodation featuring kids’ clubs, nanny services, safe swimming pools and family friendly restaurants, so that you can have a break from your daily routine and enjoy some down time.
The Sheraton Denarau Villas offer spacious two or three-bedroom villas that combine the service of a five-star hotel with the comforts of home. The infinity pool with swim-up bar overlooks the ocean and has captivating views. If you would prefer to prepare some meals, Radisson Blu Resort Fiji, also located on Denarau Island, offers one and two-bedroom suites with a fully equipped kitchen, wash and drying machines, and dining area.
Both hotels offer access to excellent kids clubs where your children will be entertained while you relax or explore.
On the Coral Coast, Shangri La’s Fijian Resort and Spa, Outrigger Fiji Beach Resort and The Naviti Resort all cater for families with a range of complimentary facilities and activities for children.
The closest cluster of islands from Nadi and Denarau Island, The Mamanuca Islands, offer a true island holiday where you spend your days swimming and snorkelling in warm sheltered waters. Here, Plantation Island Resort offers fun activities for kids and teens – while you can enjoy the day at adults-only Lomani Island Resort, just a 5-minute walk away.
Vomo Island, also in the Mamanuca Islands, is another family favourite, ideal for large family groups with an inventory of residences available to book. The resort boasts two private islands for families to explore, a kids’ village and nanny services are also available.
Getting around in Fiji is easy. There’s a good network of buses and ferries for travel within Fiji’s main islands, and taxis are common. Hiring a car is a good way to explore the two largest islands – or charter a boat or small plane to get between islands. Small-ship cruising is also a great way to explore the outer islands.
Fiji is the soft coral capital of the world and has some of the most magnificent snorkelling and diving sites easily accessed from most resort beachfronts. Most resorts offer complimentary non-motorised water sports so you can enjoy stand up paddle boarding or kayaking at your leisure.
Enjoy some local hospitality and visit a Fijian village where you can take a tour and meet with the local community. Adults can also join in a traditional kava ceremony.
The local women will usually display their handicrafts at a craft market for you to pick up some gifts for home, while also supporting local families with income from their crafts.
More top tips
For more insider information about holidaying in beautiful Fiji, contact Flight Centre. They can help you plan the perfect South Pacific holiday tailored to your family’s needs.