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Fiji Family Holiday Guide

Experience a place of joy and adventure, the perfect family getaway awaits in Fiji where the kids run free whilst you tune in to the easy rhythm of Island time.

As the daily pace blurs into a routine of work, school, chores and activities it’s important to make time to plan a family holiday. Fiji family holidays are at the top of most family bucket lists with beautiful beaches, sprawling resorts and friendly locals all huge draw cards. Neslted in the South Pacific, Fiji is a collection of volcanic islands, some of which are uninhabited and some that are specifically designed for resort fun and relaxation. This guide provides an overview of three key Fiji destinations and five of the best Fiji accommodation options for you to start planning your Fiji holidays so you’re ready to book and go once the borders reopen.

Denarau Island

Denarau Island is an easy destination in Fiji to visit due to its location, approximately 20 minutes north of Nadi International Airport. Attached to the mainland by a causeway, you won’t need to fuss about with transport links which is really handy when travelling with little ones. Only 2.55sq km in size, Denarau Island is a destination for luxury Fiji resorts with its manicured gardens, blissful pools and vivid sunsets.  
Denarau Island is a hub of play and adventure for kids and adults alike. Discover Fijis only land-based waterpark, Big Bula Waterpark. Shooting down water slides and jumping between inflatables will surely wear the kids out and deliver many thrills and laughs in between. On dry land Denarau Mini Golf offers hours of family friendly holiday fun. Spend an entertaining day on the green and be the first in your family to get a hole-in-one! For a lazy evening, take a stroll along Denarau Marina and explore the shops and eateries in this picturesque location.
Tropical luxury awaits at Sofitel Fiji Resort & Spa right in the heart of Denarau.

Sofitel Fiji Resort & Spa

Beachfront, Denarau Island, Fiji 
Lush acres and gorgeous views across Nadi Bay await at this luxurious resort in prime position on Denarau Island. Switch to Island time immediately with a dip in the heavenly palm fringed pools. Whilst the kids splash about, parents can laze on a recliner and enjoy access to poolside drinks and canapés served by the friendly resort team. 
Guests can enjoy a choice of room types, each featuring a private balcony overlooking the rolling ocean. There are dedicated family suites too, perfect for families wanting that bit of extra space. These are located on the ground floor and have an extended outdoor deck, Queen MyBed and two Bunks for the kids. 
   Family perks:         
Kids Clubs are an essential part of any resort holiday and the Niu Beach Club is incredible. This safe haven for kids aged 3 – 12 years offers endless activities and fun. Think zip lines, water play, dance nights and costume parties all included in this incredible itinerary. There’s also a climbing wall and trampolines at the beach for those kids with an appetite that leans toward the physical. The Kids Club comes with complimentary sunscreen, water and fresh fruit snacks. We’re pretty sure all parents will consider this a priceless extra.
Get your fill of water sports at Sofitel. Make sure you book in the kids (and maybe the parents too) for complimentary kayaking, Stand Up Paddle Boards and hobby cat adventures. 
A selection of quality places to dine for a great variety of meals 
Oh and did we mention the swimming pools? Perhaps the crowning glory of this resort are the sparkling pools – we know you’ll want to dive right in  


Step off your flight and you’re in Nadi, Fijis transit capital. Of course you could move onto your connecting transportation to close by Denarau or surrounding Islands, however Nadi is a great place to stay and experience the very essence of Fijian culture. Visit Nadi’s centre for an authentic marketplace experience. Flex your haggling skills and see what bargains you can bag, from homemade jewellery to colourful art and crafts – this is a great place to find those all-important holiday souvenirs.  
An absolute highlight of Nadi is the Garden of the Sleeping Giant. Nestled at the foothills of the Nausori Highlands this lush garden features a stunning array of orchids and native plants covering an impressive 20 hectares, ample space for the kids to explore and a gorgeous setting for a picnic. 
If you’re looking for thrills amongst the treetops Zip Fiji’s 16 zip lines will enthral and delight.  Explore the wilderness from above as you zoom above the canyon and into Fiji’s largest cave. With tours, abseiling, caves and much more to discover, this is sure to be a memorable day out for all the family.
Take your pick from these Nadi hotels:
Novotel Nadi
Namaka Hill
Paradise awaits at Novotel Nadi. Happily situated on 42 acres of tropical gardens the kids won’t have any trouble finding adventure here. The hotel features traditional Fijian furnishings and boasts high ceilings, giving that breezy holiday feel. Take a cooling dip in the pool and relax on a recliner under the tropical sun or work up a sweat with a set or two on the tennis court.
Talei Restaurant is the perfect place to enjoy an evening meal with the family, enjoy the backdrop of the gorgeous gardens and murmuring insects lulling you into Island time. 
  Family perks:  
Tennis courts for game or two with the family 
9 hole golf course
Selection of indoor games on offer 
Shimmering pool 
Tailored menu just for the kids
Mercure Nadi
Queens Road, Nadi Airport
With a bright mosaic-embellished pool at its heart, Mercure Nadi offers families an easy and authentic Fijian experience. A short drive from the airport, Mercure Nadi is the perfect hub from which to explore the best Fiji attractions, shopping boutiques and day spas. 
Rooms are comfortable with views across the pool or manicured gardens. Interconnecting rooms are a great option for families that want the space but need to reconnect easily through an adjoining doorway. Whether you choose to explore the 5-acre tropical gardens, visit the hotel Spa or splash about in the pool, your family is certain to experience an unforgettable holiday at Mercure Nadi.   
Family perks: 
Tropical style swimming pool, plus all rooms have a balcony overlooking the pool
Adjacent to a mall with a cinema, supermarket and an assortment of excellent cafés located in Nadi’s vibrant bustling centre 
Popular attractions close by include;
o Handicraft Markets 
o Sri Siva Subramaniya Swami temple
o The Garden of the Sleeping Giant

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