Fiji: For Families

Luxurious ocean-front villas and white sandy beaches for as far as the eye can see. Adventure and indulgence awaits in Fiji.

From overwater bungalows and adult-only retreats to the adventure-packed Yasawa Islands, world-class reefs and family-friendly set-ups complete with nannies, kids’ clubs and activities that will keep little ones entertained for hours, there is literally something for everybody in picture perfect Fiji.

Where to go:

The mainland is home to many family-friendly resorts but that doesn’t mean the islands are off-limits.

What to do:

There are daily catamaran trips to the islands, where you can book your own private cabana (at Malamala Beach Club) and snorkel straight off the beach, or have a go at stand-up paddle boarding or kayaking. Staying on Denarau? Hop on the Bula Bus and check out the Big Bula Waterpark – the kids will love the giant water slides and surfing the big waves.

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Where to stay:

Some of the best family-friendly resorts are on the mainland and come with nannies, kids’ clubs, kids’ pools, activities and everything you can imagine to keep little ones occupied!

The Sofitel Fiji Resort and Spa has just under gone a huge renovation – there area selection of new dining experiences (including an adults’-only poolside dining experience), as well as a new kids’ club and Teen Zone.

If the islands are still calling, the Shangri-Lais situated on the private Yanuca Island, mere metres from the mainland and accessible via a causeway. It’s a stand-out for its inflatable waterpark – the only one on the Coral Coast – and water sports. For mums and dads who are after some kid-free time The Shangri-La also has adult-only pools and restaurants, as does the idyllic Malola Island Resort in the Mamanucas.

Getting There

There are direct flights twice a week (Mondays and Thursdays) from Adelaide to Nadi, Fiji, with Fiji Airways. Once you’re there, getting around is easy –there are express bus services or you can hire a car or a driver. If you’re staying on the islands, daily passenger ferries offer transport to the Mamanuca and Yasawa islands, alternatively water taxis departing from Port Denarau Marina will get you to where you’re going.

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