We all need a break sometimes, but taking a family holiday can recharge everyone’s batteries as well as make adventurous memories for life! Fiji is renowned for its hospitality and family-friendly holiday spots, so we’ve listed our top 5 best family resorts in Fiji for you to pick from.
Some are more geared to adventurous families, some are better for those who just need a relaxing getaway. There’s something for everyone at the best family resorts in Fiji! All the beautiful photos on this page are snatched from each resorts’ Facebook page – check them out for more visual inspiration!
The Jean-Michel Cousteau Resort, located on Vanua Levu island, is one of the best family resorts in Fiji, and won TripAdvisor’s award for #1 Eco-Resort Worldwide! As a 5-star luxury eco resort, Jean-Michel Costeau offers 25 luxurious bures, with all meals included and served in the al fresco restaurant just a few steps from the stunning Savusavu Bay beach.
In order for the adults to get the most out of their stay, this resort offers the complimentary Bula Club for kids in two programs. The Lei Lei program for 0-5 year olds assigns each child under 5 years old a dedicated nanny. The Marau program for ages 6-12 forms groups of five kids assigned to a buddy. The Marau program embodies the Costeau eco-resort philosophy of education and conservation. Kids will learn about Fijian culture, environmental conservation and other educational activities to learn about the world around them. They also have a swimming pool with waterslide, a kiddies’ pool with waterslide, a toddlers’ pool, a jungle gym, a zip-line, a trampoline, a sandbox, and an arts & crafts centre to fill your kids’ days with fun and learning. The Junior Chef’s program is also available for Marau Kid’s Club where kids experience the farm-to-plate concept following food from the resort’s own organic garden to your plate for dinner. Each program operates from 8am to 9pm so you can enjoy the most of your stay whilst knowing your kids are safe and happy.
With the kids are well and truly sorted, you can enjoy the myriad complimentary activities at one of the best family resorts in fiji. Jean-Michel Costeau offers complimentary glass bottom boat trips, Fijian storytelling, reef walks with the resident marine biologist, tennis, paddleboarding, kayaking, volleyball, and eco tours with the marine biologist, which includes a discovery tour of the coastal mangrove ecosystem where you can plant a seedling! There’s also sailing and a medicine walk with an elder to discover traditional medicines used by Fijians for thousands of years. And of course, you can snorkel straight off the pier or a short boat ride away in the beautiful Savusavu Bay marine reserve. If you need more relaxation than adventure, you can rest up at the resort’s luxury spa while the kids splash around in the pools.
Because this resort is located in a marine reserve, and Jean-Michel Costeau is dedicated to sustainable eco-tourism and environmental conservation, the diving here is spectacular. If you’ve never dived before, the Costeau dive center offers a 3-day certification course, and a Junior Marine Biologist course for kids! But if you’re already keen to get below the surface, then this eco-luxe resort is perfect for you.
Outrigger Fiji Beach Resort
With signature experiences, luxurious rooms with ocean views, 5 restaurants, 2 bars and a stellar Kid’s Club, Outrigger ranks pretty high in the best family resorts in Fiji! In terms of accommodation, each spaciously designed bure has air con, connecting rooms available, outside hammocks, and free WiFi. You can choose between a Full- or Half-Board Meal Plan with full buffet breakfasts and dinners.
Heading to the beach, complimentary services include access to the resort’s kayaks, snorkeling gear and paddle boards!
Outrigger’s Kid’s Club is free, and runs from 9am-9pm. Little Riggers caters for 3-7 year olds, whilst the Beach Riggers program will ensure your 8-12 year olds have the best holiday ever! The Teen’s Club for ages 13+ charges a fee, but includes spear-making, Sigatoka Sand Dunes adventure, Tavuni Hill Fort tour, Bebe Hill hike, and Enchanted Pool hike. Teens can also go on a student exchange trip to a local Fijian high school. All of the Kid’s Club programs are designed to be culturally enriching, educational, and, above all, fun!
Vomo Island Resort
As we continue down the list of the best family resorts in Fiji, this 5-star island resort boasts its own reef, luxury resort villas on the beach, impressive dining and a wonderful Kid’s Club. In addition to its stunning beach- and hillside villas, Vomo also has private residences available for the more glamorous holiday trip. The Vomo Island resort Reef Restaurant is à la carte for all meals, with daily changes to the menu and food fresh from Vomo’s own herb and veggie gardens.
Vomo also offers an amazing Bubble Blowers course for kids aged 8-12 wanting to learn to dive! Kids and adults aged 10+ who have never dived before can do the Discover Scuba Diving course as an excellent introduction to diving in this beautiful resort.
The complimentary Kid’s Village for ages 4-12 operates from 9am-9pm daily. It centres a Fiji focus, where kids enjoy their stay by learning about the island, Fijian culture, the reefs and ocean, coconut trees and arts and crafts with pieces found in nature. Kids’ activities also include hermit-crab hunting, ball games, arts and crafts, disco nights, sandcastle competitions, mini olympics, fish feeding, Fijian dance and language lessons, beach bonfires, coconut husking, cooking lessons and basket weaving. The Vomo Kid’s Village also has its own restaurant so parents can dine separately at the adults-only Rocks Bar if they choose.
Castaway Island Resort
As the winner of Out and About with Kids’ 2015 Best Family Travel award, Castaway Island Resort is a private island 4-star resort situated in the gorgeous Mamanuca Islands – no wonder it’s one of the best family resorts in Fiji! Castaway Island resort boasts 65 traditional Fijian-style bures in the tropical gardens or beachside, and caters for families of all sizes. Aside from the four top-cuisine restaurants, Castaway offers numerous family-friendly activities including beach-volleyball, tennis, cooking classes, bushwalking and barefoot boxing classes. Getting in the water activities is super easy when you can go kayaking, snorkelling, scuba diving and paddle boarding. Castaway also runs cultural Fijian activities and its beautiful resort affords plenty of relaxation time.
The white sandy beaches are only just the beginning at Castaway; under the surface lies the spectacular diving opportunities to see hard and soft corals, reef walls, swim-throughs, pinnacles and moray eel and shark encounters! Castaway Diving is a PADI 5-star Gold Palm Dive Centre, offering the full suite of PADI courses, including the Bubble Maker experience for kids, and the Discover Scuba Diving course for beginners. For the more advanced diver there are 28 incredible dive sites at Castaway waiting to be explored!
Whilst you’re out exploring the incredible marine and coastal environment, or chilling out in the resort, you can rest knowing your kids are safe and having fun at Castaway’s Kid’s Club. Designed for kids 3 years and older, the Kid’s club provides adventures and educational games from 9am-4pm and 5:30-10pm daily.
Malolo Island Resort
Malolo Island resort in the beautiful Mamanuca Islands is renowned for its sustainable eco-tourism and Fijian hospitality as one of the best family resorts in Fiji for a much-needed holiday. Complimentary activities for the whole family include stand-up paddle boarding, kayaking, snorkelling, sailing and wind surfing to name a few!
Malolo’s excellent kids programs are education-packed and fun-filled, so you know your kids will be well looked after and having fun no matter their age! The complimentary kid’s club at Tia’s Treehouse caters for ages 4-12, where kids will be having fun all day in the fully fenced playground or in the Yanu Yanu Kid’s Club program. ‘Yanu yanu’ means ‘island’ in Fijian, and focuses on one of seven different themes each day, including Marine and Natural Environments, Fijian Culture, Coconut Trees, Tradition, Fijian Food, and Arts and Crafts. Some of the activities in the Yanu Yanu program include learning about herbal medicine and endangered species, fish feeding, iguana and other fauna talks, traditional costume making and face painting, Fijian language lessons and visits to the local island primary school and neighbouring islands. The kids will have plenty to keep them busy and happy during their stay while you relax in the Talei Lounge or Leilani’s Spa.
For the older kids, Khail’s club for teens aged 13-18 offers a cool space to play table tennis, chillax on the bean bags, surf the TV and the all-important WiFi (when they’re not participating in the myriad family activities that is!)
Do you know of any other awesome Fiji resorts for a family getaway? Tell us about them in the comments below!