Top Family-Friendly Fiji Resorts

24 February 2014

When it comes to family-friendly holidays it’s hard to beat Fiji. Whether you’re after five-star luxury or a more budget-friendly adventure, here you’ll find five of the very best resorts that make any trip to Fiji a holiday to remember.

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Castaway Island (Qalito Island)

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If your idea of paradise is escaping to a private island where you’re welcomed ashore to the sound of the traditional Bula song, then this is it. Families love Castaway for its legendary Kids’ Club, where the littlies are taken outside to play in the sand or to splash in the kids’-only pool.

This complimentary club is available for all children three years and over with a separate, supervised children’s dinner hour that allows the adults to enjoy an uninterrupted meal while the kids play.

Here, accommodation is in traditional bure huts, allowing parents to relax in the living room after the kids have been tucked up in bed.

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Shangri-La’s Fijian Resort & Spa (Yanuca Island)

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If you don’t want to venture too far from Nadi International Airport, but don’t want to compromise on quality, then set your sights on the magnificent Shangri-La. Just one hour from the airport on the beautiful Coral Coast, this resort is surrounded by crystal-clear water that’s perfect for swimming and snorkelling.

Families are sure to love the Little Chief’s Club for children four years and over, where activities include everything from sandcastle competitions to craft time. Its kids-stay-and-eat-free deal also makes this one of the most affordable resort options for families.
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Outrigger on the Lagoon (Viti Levu)

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For families who’d prefer a resort that resembles the look of a traditional Fijian village, the Outrigger is hard to beat. While this resort offers all the sun and sand you’d expect from a five-star resort, it also offers plenty of options for parents who’d like to spend time away from the kids.

Aside from the daily kids’ club, there is also the legendary Meimei nanny service and plenty of adult-only spaces, including two designated restaurants and a pool complex. This relaxing break is also kind on the budget as kids get to stay and eat free.

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Plantation Island Resort (Malolo LaiLai)

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Not all the top family-friendly resorts need to be five stars, and this three-star option is just as well loved as the rest. With more than 23 acres of tropical landscaped gardens and 7 km of white beaches to enjoy, this is as close to an island paradise as you can get. Kids will love the Coconut Club: on arrival they’ll receive a t-shirt to decorate and can take part in everything from fish feeding to canoe races. There is also a dedicated kids’ pool complete with waterslide to keep even the teenagers happy.

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The Naviti Resort (Viti Levu)

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A mere 90 minutes from Nadi International Airport lies this magnificent resort set on 38 acres of tropical gardens and complete with a palm-fringed beach. Take advantage of their kids-stay-and-eat-free policy to make this luxury holiday an affordable adventure. With a dedicated kids’ club for 5–12 year olds, a playground and a kids’ pool, this is sure to be a luxury break everyone will love.

Cassie Harrex

Writer by profession and traveller by choice, you can find Cassie anywhere between the Alps and the Andes with her young family in tow. For Cassie, nothing beats the vibrancy of South America – she has lived in both Argentina and Colombia. Her passion for collecting recipes has led to a lifelong mission to discover the world one dish at a time.