Fiji Family Holidays 2021/2022
Idyllic islands, calm lagoons, swaying palm trees and fun activities for all ages set the scene for one of the most magical family holidays you will ever take! But Fiji promises so much more than perfect paradise islands... it's the people of Fiji who will win your hearts and stay with your forever. Considered one of the happiest and friendliest nations on the planet, Fijians welcome you and your tribe with open arms and wide smiles. With their heartfelt warmth and genuine friendliness and compassion, Fijians make you feel instantly relaxed and 'at home'... only this is better than home, because not many of us are lucky enough to have such awe-inspiring natural beauty on our doorstep!
We'll admit that the 333 islands in Fiji are two long-haul flights away from the runway at Heathrow, but we hand-on-heart promise the journey is worth it! Consider spending a night or two enroute to the South Pacific in sunny Santa Monica or in the bright lights of Singapore or Hong Kong to break the journey, stretch the legs and throw an extra element of family adventure into the mix! Once you're in Fiji, we recommend mixing at least two regions to get a deeper understanding of the islands and to maximise the variety of experiences for young and old.
Fiji family holiday highlights
For some families, having the option of an all-inclusive family holiday can help remove the stresses of added costs during your adventure. Fiji has resorts which offer all-inclusive packages, so it's great to have this option for families in such a remote location. Having said that, locals are warm and friendly and if you fancy wandering traditional villages, then lunch at a local restaurant is a great idea, too.
As it's a far-flung destination in the South Pacific, Fiji is often mistaken as primarily a destination for couples or honeymooners. However, there's actually a wealth of choice when it comes to family-friendly island resorts in Fiji. Whether you'd like to do tree planting and kids' yoga at Six Senses Fiji, while a team of seven staff at Taveuni Palms Resort means you need not lift a finger during your family holiday and you can go swimming with manta rays at Paradise Cove. For the best Fiji resort for toddlers, then Kokomo Island Resort is the ultimate escape, with personal nannies available and a fantastic kids' club.
Children won't be bored in Fiji, that's for sure. Family-friendly resorts in Fiji have some of the best kids' clubs across the South Pacific, while the things to do in this island nation for kids are limitless. There's marine adventures in the form of snorkelling and swimming with gentle giants like manta rays, while wonderful walks through the jungle really bring your child's learning of the rainforest in school to life. If your youngsters are energetic, Pacific Harbour offers family activities like zip-lining and kayaking, while we're also sure children will be captivated on visits to local villages.
Our top family resorts in Fiji
Less than an hour's drive south of Nadi by private transfer, the InterContinental Fiji Golf Resort & Spa sits on a beautiful stretch of beach and is perfectly positioned to enjoy the activities in Sigatoka Valley, such as a jetboat safari and a memorable ride along the rails with Ecotrax. Further along the Coral Coast, Fiji's adventure capital - Pacific Harbour - is home to a multitude of activities with varying adrenalin levels, from white-water rafting and zip-lining to sea kayaking and waterfall treks. A fantastic base for all these activities, as well as being a superb luxury retreat for families to relax and reconnect, Nanuku Auberge Resort offers over 20 on-site activities and has its own private island for a family picnic to remember!
When paradise island life beckons, head to one of our firm family favourites, Vomo Island, in the picture-postcard Mamanucas, where little ones can get used to the underwater world on a 'Bubble Blowers Course' and have fun with their Baby Butler, whilst mum and dad enjoy the adults-only pool and Rocks Bar at the tip of the island. Another family gem is Six Senses Fiji, the barefoot luxury brand's first South Pacific resort, where kids yoga, tree planting and pizza making go hand-in-hand with an abundance of family activities both on and off the sparkling lagoon.
Further north, the Yasawa Islands feature dazzling white sand beaches and gentle, lapping lagoons... perfect for little ones to splash about in and an ideal spot for older kids to try scuba diving! Nestled in the heart of the Yasawas, Paradise Cove is a haven for families, with an array of accommodation choices from beachfront villas to your own beach house. Intrepid families can explore the Sawa-i-Lau Caves and even swim with graceful manta rays from May to October.
Fiji's northern islands are a verdant wonderland, where waterfall hikes and hidden beaches reveal a wilder side of Fiji, and where the heavenly Taveuni Palms Resort promises new-found levels of service and memorable family time thanks to the team of seven private staff catering to your every need!
For the crème de la crème of Fiji family retreats, Kokomo Island Resort to the south of the mainland in the far-flung Kadavu archipelago, and Laucala Island in Fiji's north near Taveuni, both offer unsurpassable luxury twinned with a sense of place and truly outstanding service alongside world-class diving.
Here's a suggested family itinerary exploring the breathtaking Yasawas followed by plenty of adventure in Pacific Harbour. Chat to our team of experts and let us create a tailormade journey you and your family.
Top family resorts in Fiji
Fiji family holiday FAQ
Fiji is an archipelago of 333 islands in the South Pacific Ocean, found to the east of Australia and to the north of New Zealand. The three largest islands are Viti Levu, Vanua Levu and Taveuni, while there are also several smaller island groups, including the Yasawas and the Mamanucas.
There's lot of fun activities for children! Lots of the resorts have brilliant kids' clubs to keep youngsters of all ages entertained. Beyond the resorts, kids will have fantastic fun discovering the wonderful waterworlds that lie in the turquoise lagoons beyond the beach. We're sure their eyes will be widened by the rainbow-coloured reefs and myriad marine creatures they discover while snorkelling! Depending on where you are in Fiji, there's wild walks to waterfalls like the Waitavala Natural Waterslide, the zip-lining and kayaking adventures of Pacific Harbour and interesting village visits.
There isn't really a wrong answer to this question! Everyhwere in Fiji offers something a little bit different which children will love. Obviously, the zip-lining, kayaking and rafting fun you can have at Pacific Harbour is a big draw and the family-friendly Nanuku Auberge Resort lies close by, too. If you want to be whisked off to somewhere truly remote as a family, then the beautiful beaches and tropical islands of the Yasawas is a great option. Paradise Cove is a affordable but brilliant base if you want the unforgettable chance to swim with manta rays, as well as a number of other water sports. We also love Kokomo Island Resort, which is the ultimate family escape. There are personal nannies for your young ones if you'd like them, fantastic opportunities for diving on the Great Astrolabe Reef and an incredible kids' club.
Yes! Fiji is one of the happiest and friendliest nations on the planet, so we'd argue your children couldn't be anywhere safer. There's a real family culture in Fiji, so locals and those who work in your resort will be great with your children. They'll make you feel at home instantly, so your little ones will feel comfortable right from the start of your holiday.
A family holiday to Fiji starts from around £10,500 per family, which includes two adults and two children, for a seven-night holiday including flights and with daily breakfast. This can rise, depending on your duration, the resort you choose and the board basis you stay on.
No vaccinations are currently recommended, although Fiji is deemed to have a risk of the Zika virus. If you’re entering Fiji from a Yellow Fever zone, possession of a valid Yellow Fever inoculation certificate is required. For any current travel health advice, you should seek guidance from your GP at least four to six weeks prior to travel.
British passport holders don’t need a visa to visit Fiji.
Flights to Fiji operate regularly from London via Los Angeles. Alternatively, Fiji may be reached via Hong Kong, Tokyo, Singapore or San Francisco. Total flying time is approximately 26 hours via the west and 24 hours if travelling via the east. Ask your consultant about stopping over in LA, San Francisco or Southeast Asia to break the journey and enjoy city life en route to Fiji. New Zealand and Australia are also excellent destinations to twin with Fiji.
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