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Fiji for Families

Fiji, Pacific Islands
Fiji, Pacific Islands

Fiji for Families

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Everyone knows that the Fijian Islands are the perfect destination for a great family holiday – beautiful beaches, crystal clear waters (great for snorkelling), warm sunny weather, some of the friendliest people in the world and an endless supply of fun things to do.

With Fiji literally on our doorstep - only a 3 hour flight away - it’s not hard to see why this destination is a Kiwi favourite. The Fijian people have such a natural love of children and a strong affinity for the family, that from the moment they arrive kids will feel welcomed and relaxed and will return home with fond memories. The resorts we feature in this section are Fiji’s most popular resorts with families of all ages.

The toughest choice for you may be in choosing an island or mainland family holiday. Generally speaking if you’re looking for a family beach holiday to get away from it all, the island resorts have the best beaches with most offering safe swimming & snorkelling in front of your bure. If you’re wanting a more active holiday with lots of interesting activities and cultural experiences then consider staying on Fiji’s mainland, Viti Levu – you’ll still be able to take day trips out to the islands. Denarau Island, home to several 5 star resorts and just 20 minutes from Nadi International Airport, has become a favourite family stop with fantastic pool complexes. 

Kids Fun:

1. Learn the local lingo
It’s always fun to try and the locals love it! At the very least learn to say Bula (hello) and Vinaka (please & thank you).

​2. Take Mum & Dad to a Meke
A Meke is a traditional Fijian dance & song. Try some local food like taro and breadfruit in a lovo (feast cooked underground, like the NZ hangi). The Fijians also make excellent kokoda (raw fish marinated in lime juice and mixed with coconut milk) – yummy!

3. Go snorkelling
And get up close and personal to many friendly, vibrant and tropical fish. If you’re old enough you may be able to learn to scuba dive in the resort pool.

4. Visit a local village
If you can, to learn how the locals live and to check out their bures (traditional Fijian thatched hut).

5. Meet up with some of the local kids
Make sure to get their address so that you can write to them when you return home.

​6. Watch the geckos
They'll be wandering the walls and ceilings of buildings – they’re fun to watch & do a great job of keeping the mozzie population down.

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