Fiji is a firm holiday favourite for families. And why wouldn't it be? Its people are among the friendliest on the planet, it's highly affordable, easily accessible from Australia's east coast and there's no need to lose any sleep over finding a room, given there are accommodation options to suit all budgets and tastes. To help parents narrow the search for a suitable mainland or island resort, we’ve compiled a selection of 10 family friendly resorts in Fiji.
1 Shangri-La Fijian Resort & Spa
This four-and-a-half star Coral Coast resort ranks among Escape Travel’s most popular family resorts. The Shangri-La offers a variety of fun activities for kids at the Little Chief’s Club, which gives mum and dad time to relax or sample the resort's other attractions. Many of the children's activities, which are supervised by activity coordinators, take place at the kids’ pool, on the nearby beach or at the playground.
2 Outrigger On The Lagoon
The Outrigger On The Lagoon, a five-star Coral Coast property, boasts an impressive tropical swimming pool ideal for kids and a complementary kids club offering supervised activities for children up to 12 years old. Teenagers are also taken care of with a great Teen Activity Program for those aged 13 and above. The teen program is available for a small fee and includes spear-making, sand dunes adventures, hikes and a variety of other activities.
3 Radisson Blu Resort Fiji
This five-star Denarau resort is an ideal location for parents to take time out while their little ones join the Banana Activities team at one of Fiji's best kids clubs. Features for mums and dads include a swim-up bar, an adult’s only pool and relaxation zone. The resort also offers family friendly one-bedroom suites with kitchen and laundry facilities, free Wi-Fi and a selection of spa treatments for kids.
4 Castaway Island Resort
This popular four-star getaway in the Mamanuca Islands has a great reputation and rightfully earns a place among Fiji's best family resorts. Families can take the plunge in the dedicated family pool area or take advantage of the free kids club. At meal time, there is a broad selection of food that caters for the fussiest of eaters. If you're travelling with a large group, you may be able to stay in Castaway's family bure, which can accommodate up to nine people.
5 Plantation Island Resort
Also in the Mamanuca Islands, this three-star resort is another haven for kids of all ages. Families can choose from idyllically-located Beachfront Bures or standalone two-bedroom Garden Bures with private patios that cater for larger groups. Kids' activities range from fish feeding and crab hunting to longboat rides and concerts.
6 Jean Michel Cousteau
This award-winning five-star resort has been labelled the best boutique resort in Fiji for families. The property overlooks Savusavu Bay and has been designed to look like a traditional Fijian village. The kids club has its own pools and amenities and offers activities that are both educational and fun. Each child aged under six has a personal nanny and children aged between six and twelve have a dedicated Fijian buddy. The resort offers full board packages, which means that all meals and most non-alcoholic drinks for the family are included.
7 Fiji Beach Resort & Spa - Hilton
This five-star Denarau resort is another property that gives mums and dads a host of holiday options, while the kids learn and play at the complementary kids club. Children can also enjoy a holiday pampering as this resort offers a dedicated Kids Spa. In terms of accommodation, the resort offers luxury one, two and three bedroom suites with kitchen and laundry facilities.
8 The Warwick Fiji
The five-star Warwick, on the Coral Coast, offers families a taste of traditional Fijian luxury. Parents can relax by the pool or enjoy a refreshing drink at the swim-up bar while the kids make a splash in the specially designed kiddie pool. The complementary kids club offers a variety of activities from handicraft making and cooking classes to beach and water activities.
9 The Naviti Resort
This four-star Coral Coast resort occupies an absolute beachfront location and is highly rated for its service, surroundings and facilities. The kids club caters for children aged five to twelve and offers a variety of activities. Another key feature is the resort's landscaped gardens, which create a sense of space for families and other guests.
10 Mana Island Resort & Spa
This four-star Mamanuca Islands resort provides the ideal balance for families, offering exciting activities that change daily so children and mums and dads can always try something new. The Tu Vonu Kids Club, which caters for three to twelve year olds, opens for three sessions each day and allows the kids to sample Fijian culture, nature walks and traditional games.