With paradisiacal beaches, a plethora of relaxing activities on offer and locals who embrace children as their own, Fiji is the perfect place for a family holiday. The best part? There’s an adventure around every corner. Keep the littlies entertained with our 5-day Fiji for families guide.
Day One: Rejuvenation Time
Kick off your holiday by treating the family to some well-earned natural therapy. Sabeto Hot Springs (or Sabeto Mud Baths) are situated on the main island of Viti Levu and are nourishing for adults and fun for kids. What kid doesn’t want to play in the mud? Located halfway between the major cities of Nadi and Lautoka, you can drive there yourself or do a pre-organised tour. The warm geothermal springs are open from 8-6pm — but we suggest heading there early to avoid the crowds. Entry is roughly AUD$13 each.
After spending the morning soaking in mud, why not head back to your resort and enjoy an afternoon by the pool? All our Fiji family holiday packages include personalised nanny care or kids’ clubs. So, while the kids play you can put your feet up and sip on cocktails. At some resorts, there are even pool bars you can swim up to and enjoy that much-needed tropical bevvie.
Day Two: Hit the Beach
A trip on a glass bottom boat is a must in Fiji. You’ll get an incredible view of the ocean’s colourful inhabitants without swimming out to see them. Sea Fiji Reefs offers two-hour tours of the mesmerising Beqa Lagoon where you could see everything from tiger sharks and stingrays to parrot fish. Tours depart from 8.30am daily.
Fiji’s beaches are perfect for kids and adults alike thanks to the exotic marine life and activities that cater to all tourists. Pack your snorkelling gear or hire it locally and venture into the turquoise water with your littlies to greet Fiji’s vibrant marine life. Don’t forget your underwater camera so you can capture these breathtaking moments. Find the perfect Fiji island for your beach adventure and you’re ready to go.
Day Three: Experience Fijian Culture
Sigatoka River Safari is a great way to explore Fiji like a local. Kids under three travel free on this four and a half hour adventure along Viti Levu’s longest river. While adults learn about the region’s rather unusual history, kids can check out tropical fish swimming along the river’s bottom. One of the safari’s final stops is a local village where guests enjoy a traditional kava ceremony and a cooked Fijian lunch. All tours include return transfers to your resort.
No Fiji holiday is complete without a beachfront dinner and cultural dancing show. Most fiji resorts provide evening entertainment. The Fijian Meke or fire dance will be performed against the backdrop of one of the picturesque beaches. Dine on delicious fare while you take in the incredible sunset.
Day Four: Seek Adventure
Kula Wild Adventure Park (https://www.fijiwild.com/) is just that — a park packed with endless opportunities for adventure. Open every morning from 10am, the wildlife sanctuary is situated on the Coral Coast near Sigatoka and is home to reptiles, birds and amphibians. Families can hand feed sea turtles, hold iguanas and even speed along a roller-coaster zip line. Admission is roughly AUD$34 for adults and AUD$17 for kids. The zip-rail and waterslides will set you back a little bit more, but we offer a family pass, which includes the activities for a family of four (two adults and two kids).
All of that adventuring is sure to increase appetites. So, why not treat the family to some of Fiji’s local produce? As you travel back from Kula Wild Adventure Park, pick up fresh Fijian fruit from roadside stalls. A mouthwatering mango is guaranteed to cool you down on a hot day.
Day Five: Embrace Island Time
Those who have travelled to Fiji before know it operates on a relaxed time schedule fondly referred to by locals as ‘island time’. So on day five, ditch the plans and spend the morning on ‘island time’ at your resort. From ball sports in the pool to hunting for crabs on the beach, buffet breakfast or a bit of a sleep in, there’s no shortage of ways to relax.
To pick up last-minute gifts, a trip to the local markets is a must. Small stalls stocked with local trinkets await on many of the beaches. If you feel like embarking on an afternoon trip, opt for the Suva Curio and Handicraft Market in Fiji’s central business district. Make sure to bring some Fijian dollars with you!
Whether you make it through our list or prefer to take things day by day, Fiji is bound to bring your family fantastic memories you’ll want to recreate every year. Chat to our Hoot Holiday Champions to arrange the perfect Fiji holiday package for you.
- Posted in Fiji