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Why Fiji suits multi-generational holiday

Take the kids, and take the grandparents. There are plenty of things to do in Fiji for everyone.  More than one-third of Australians now holiday with multi-generations.  Hoot’s inclusive Fiji holiday packages make travelling easy.

You don’t need a reason to take multiple generations on holidays with you anymore.

It used to be that you might go on holidays as an extended family to celebrate a significant birthday, or perhaps retirement, or even an anniversary.

But that’s not the case today.  A recent survey of 1000 adults between 18 and 29 showed that more than 50 percent were planning to take their kids, and parents, on holiday with them sometime in the next 12 months.

Why? It’s simple really. Holidaying with the extended family makes childcare so much easier – and that makes the holiday so much more fun.

The extra pairs of hands at the airport, and on the plane, take the stress out of getting there – and getting home.

Not having to juggle kids means that young parents can head off swimming, dining or exploring together while the grandparents stay and play with the little ones.

Fiji is the perfect destination for multi-generational trips.

It is a short four-hour flight from Sydney (three hours from Brisbane) and the average temperature sits around the 30-degree mark, the Fiji weather makes it sensational for year-round swimming.

Lots of Fijian hotels and resorts are also set up to allow families to get the most out of their Fiji Time. Look for accommodation that caters for kids, but also has plenty of adult-only activities.

Outrigger Fiji Meimei Nanny

On the Coral Coast hotels like the Outrigger Fiji Beach Resort make it so easy. You can get Hoot Outrigger Fiji deals where children under 13 stay and eat for free at the buffet when dining with adults. Or you can take advantage of the Meimei Nanny service if the adults want to head to the Bebe Spa for some grown-up time.  Then everyone can get back together for a trip to the waterslides, zip-lines and animal encounters at the Kula Wild Adventure Park, which is just a short walk from the resort.

Castaway Island is a 90-minute boat ride from the Fiji mainland. It has a fantastic three-bedroom, two-bathroom bure that allows an extended family to sleep under the same roof. Water sports are a big part of the fun on Castaway Island. Parents can grab some stand-up paddleboards, circumnavigate the island in about 40 minutes, safe in the knowledge that the grandkids are being spoilt – and watched – back on the beach.

Castaway Island Resort

On Denarau Island, a 20-minute drive from Fiji’s International Airport in Nadi, the Radisson Blu Resort has something for all ages. There are water sports at Evolution Fiji, four lagoon swimming pools, a Blu Banana kids club, beach activities, a spa, golf at the Denarau Island Golf & Racquet Club, island tours and fishing. At the end of the day, everyone can get back together for a beachfront dining experience at Denarau’s first modern vegetarian restaurant on the water’s edge and compare notes about who had the best day.

Sounds good, doesn’t it… Contact your Hoot Holidays consultant for more details.

Radisson Blu Denarau