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The Ultimate Group Guide to Holidaying in Fiji

Family? Check. Friends? Check. Activities to keep people of all ages happy? You bet. Welcome to Fiji’s best for big families.

 

FOR SPORTS LOVERS

 Play Golf

Fiji’s warm climate lends itself to relaxing days on the golf course. Stay at The Naviti Resort and you can wander down from your suite to the 9-hole executive course. Our Naviti Resort Package includes unlimited golf green fees. (Club hire, motorised buggy and balls are charged.) If you’re staying near Natadola Bay, visit InterContinental Fiji Golf Resort and Spa’s 18-hole championship golf course. Natadola Bay also has its own golf course, which is set against a backdrop of sparkling coral reefs. Check out Denarau Golf & Racquet Club if you’re near the Hilton, Sofitel, Westin or Sheraton. You can grab dinner there, too.

 Sigatoka Sand Dunes

Situated at the mouth of Sigatoka River on Viti Levu, Sigatoka Sand Dunes are one of Fiji’s most incredible natural wonders. The best part? They’re only 30 minutes drive from the Coral Coast. Venture off the beaten track and walk along the spectacular sand dunes. Your journey will take roughly two hours  — but it’s worth it for the view. Make sure the sand isn’t too hot before you take your shoes off!

 

FOR WATER BABIES

 Big Bula Waterpark

Dive into an exciting underwater world at Big Bula Waterpark. Situated in the heart of Denarau Island, the colourful park has giant water slides, 10-metre high palm trees and a dedicated gated area for littlies. Families of four pay roughly AUD$240 — which is a steal considering you’re in for a full day of fun. Open from 10am-5pm daily.

 Shangri-La Resort & Waterpark

Families staying at Shangri-La’s Fijian Resort & Spa can splash about all day long without leaving the resort. Located in a picturesque lagoon, the park features a rodeo slide, monkey bars, wiggle bridge and action tower. Kids must be over 7 years old to use the equipment.

 Plantation Island

Booked a stay at Plantation Island Kids can play to their hearts’ content at the resort’s very own water park. Open from 9am-5pm daily, the epic outdoor park has six action-packed modules including the iconic Action Tower and innovative spring-free Aqua Trampoline. Life jackets are mandatory and supplied free of charge.

 Canoeing and Kayaking

Many resorts lining Fiji’s beautiful beaches hire out kayaks and canoes. If you’re staying at The Naviti Resort, you can reserve kayaks through reception. Grab a snorkel so you make the most of the day at the beach. Check out the forecast to find a day when the water’s calm, then take the kids and venture into the turquoise water together.

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 FOR LUXURY SEEKERS

 Cruise the Waters

You can’t visit Fiji without embarking on an ocean cruise. The trips are ideal for bigger families to spend time together away from the resort. They’re also perfect for adults looking for a night away together. For an unforgettable night on the water, opt for Captain Cook Cruises who offer packages with special activities for kids. They create tailor-made packages for families, too. All aboard!

 Pamper Yourself

If the name Harmony Retreat doesn’t have you sold, nothing will! Listen to the lapping waves and slight swaying of palm trees while you lie back to relax in total bliss. Located at Radisson Blu Resort on Denarau Island, Harmony Retreat offers everything from heavenly massages to pampering pedicures. Their signature product Sugar Glow blends coconut and natural sugar cane to leave you feeling fabulously rejuvenated.

 Ever wanted to visit a spa that floats majestically on a plateau? What about one surrounded by lush, tropical greenery? Bebe Spa Fiji located at Outrigger Fiji Beach Resort in Sigatoka, offers massages, face masks, exfoliation and detoxification treatments and more. Prices start from AUD$94.

 

FOR FOODIES

 Hit the Buffet

Holidays are all about indulging. So, rally up the troops and spend a morning making your way through your resort’s buffet breakfast. The tables will be laden with tropical fruit, sweet treats and the classic breakfast spread. The best part? There’ll be no need for lunch, so you can spend more time exploring.

 Governor's Museum Themed Restaurant

Fijian history and classic cuisine combine at Governor’s Museum Themed Restaurant in Suva. Fiji’s only museum themed restaurant is a unique way to learn about the island’s rich history. The walls are adorned with photographs and paraphernalia, each capturing the essence of the romantic South Seas. If you’ve already got plans for dinner, try breakfast instead.

 No matter what you love doing, Fiji has it! Plan your next island escape by chatting to our Hoot Holiday Champions.