Taking out first place once again, Outrigger Fiji Beach
Resort displays its distinctive hospitality with a gift both on
arrival and departure. There are cultural activities to
participate in, including daily kava ceremonies and weekly
fire-walking shows, plus a kidsí club with lots of activities
for different age ranges. Parents can relax at Bebe Spa or
hit the fitness centre, then enjoy some family time over a
game of water volleyball. Meimei nannies can be hired for
children between six months and 12 years of age, while
teen activities include spear-making, tours of Tavuni Hill
Fort, hiking and a trip to a local high school.
Get the true island resort experience surrounded by four
hectares of gardens, waterfalls and beaches at
Radisson BLU Resort Fiji. The kidsí club has three sessions
daily catering to different age ranges, and there are four
climate-controlled pools and even a whitewater tunnel
slide for splashing fun. Evolution Fiji, the resortís water
sports partner, offers equipment like stand-up
paddleboards and kayaks for hire, and the resort can also
organise things like diving, cruising, fishing or a Jet Ski
Safari for a thrilling family expedition with a difference.
On private Yanuca Island, experience serenity and
luxurious comfort at Shangri-Laís Fijian Resort & Spa. With
three pools, three tennis courts, canoeing, cycling,
snorkelling, volleyball and a golf course, water park and
shopping arcade, thereís something for every member of
the family here. Aspiring marine biologists can visit the
Shangri-La Marine Education Centre and learn all about
coral reefs, while parents might like to indulge in a beach
massage. Choose from six venues for on-site dining, and
idyllic spots for sundowners.
Eat, play and relax at Sheraton Fiji Resort. Guests can enjoy the swiming pool, fitness studio, a range of water sports and kidsí play areas, as well as access to the facilities of the neighbouring Sheraton and Westin resorts. Contemporary, Pacific-style rooms come with ocean or garden views and private balconies and kids under 12 stay for free. There is a kidsí club and kidsí cooking class for the littlies while parents will prefer the offerings of the Heavenly Spa by Westin and the Denarau Golf & Racquet Club.
Just 15 minutes from the airport, youíll find Sofitel Fiji Resort & Spa: a beachfront, family-friendly resort infused with a subtle French style. The resort has a variety of features including swimming pools, three restaurants including Lagoon Restaurant (which caters to families with its special childrenís buffet) four bars, a health spa and water sports. There are two kidsí clubs, with one for three- to six-year-olds and one for six- to 12-year-olds. While kids enjoy the outdoor playground, parents might want to find time for a trip to the adults-only Waitui Beach Club for drinks and tapas.
Jean-Michel Cousteau Resort Fiji is an eco-friendly resort with a total of 25 bures, or guest rooms, with several specially designed for families. Resort activities include diving, tennis, sailing, complimentary glass bottom boat rides and a medicine walk, where guests can learn about Fijian natural medicines. The resortís resident marine biologist also takes guests on snorkelling trips and reef walks. Kids can attend Bula Club childrenís program and kids under five are assigned a nanny for the duration of their holiday. An al fresco restaurant offers Fijian and Asian cuisine and the weekly Fijian Lovo Feast is a must.
28 villas and four complete residences are on offer at VOMO, a private island boasting some of the cleanest white beaches youíll ever see. Take a helicopter or seaplane just 15 minutes from Nadi and youíll find this little paradise waiting with open arms. Itís perfect for families whose idea of luxury includes a bit of natural wonder, with scuba, snorkelling and hiking expeditions all set to deliver some memorable moments. The Kids Village is open daily between 9am and 9pm and is exactly what it sounds like, accessed by a suspended bridge, and kids under three arenít overlooked either, with the special Baby Butler service.
On Fijiís main island of Viti Levu, this resort has a few natural wonders of its own to boast. Protected by a reef which creates an ocean-facing lagoon, youíll find it in Natadola Bay (if that name sounds familiar, it might be because Natadola Beach has been voted among the best in the world). There are plenty of rooms and suites to choose from, including interconnecting rooms perfect for families. You can also enjoy three swimming pools, an 18-hole golf course and a kidsí club, all partnered with authentic Fijian hospitality.
Perfectly placed in family favourite, Denarau Island, Hilton Fiji Beach Resort boasts a beachfront location and not one, but seven swimming pools, so you can be sure the summer rays wonít be bothering you here. Thereís also two beachfront restaurants for effortless family dining, made all the easier by the resortís dedicated kidsí menu, plus babysitting services available and scheduled childrenís activities. A playground and childcare centre means you can rest easy knowing theyíll make some fast friends, and for those with itty-bitty bubs, high chairs and cribs are available.
Warwick Fiji takes family holidays seriously. Kids aged three to eight can attend the Lase Kids Club and all kids under 12 eat free at all restaurants. There is a choice of restaurants and cuisines. At the Bula Brasserie Restaurant, kids can enjoy a buffet breakfast, kidsí lunch buffet and kidsí dinner menu. Enjoy exploring the resortís multiple swimming pools, including the Nadi Wing Pool with its own jet pool and swim-up pool bar, the kiddie pool and an adults-only pool. Older kids will also enjoy playing tennis, squash or archery and nanny services are available for little ones.
A short 15 minute drive from Nadi Airport will bring you here, where kids reign supreme. Families are well looked after in one-, two- or three-bedroom apartments (standard or luxury), all offering kitchen and laundry facilities with a private balcony or courtyard. Grab a couple of kayaks and discover the beautiful blue of Fiji, take to the land on bikes or hit the games room for some healthy family competition. If parents are ready for a break, thereís a kidsí club and babysitting services available, leaving parents free to enjoy a romantic dinner (or the pool bar, if youíre embracing the holiday spirit).
Whoosh around and get your heart pumping with some water sports, or relax in style on the resortís own private beach. For adrenaline and peace and everything in between, this five-star resort is ready. Its convenient position in the resort complex means that you can skip through the various pools and restaurants to your heartís content, so pleasing every family member should be easy. For some sunshine, stand-up paddleboarding, diving or jet skiing are great ways to hit the beach. Or, make the quick walk to Big Bula Waterpark to really kick things up a notch.