Fiji Offers Parents and Kids The Perfect Family Holiday
Fiji is one of the best places in the world for families wanting to not only experience the beauty and wonder of a tropical getaway, but to do so in a family-oriented setting. Almost every resort and hotel in Fiji is able to accommodate and provide families with a relaxing, enjoyable holiday.
To give an example, Castaway Island Resort in the Mamanuca Islands is a must-visit for families and is just a quick one hour glide by boat from Port Denarau, which can be reached easily by bus or via an affordable cab transfer from Nadi airport. In regards to accommodations, sixty-six grass thatched “bures” dot the island’s idyllic shores and are comfortably furnished with a spacious master bedroom, en suite bathroom, and living area, including two generous day beds which offer kids their sleeping quarters at night.
Personal, hands-on care is supplied by the destination’s renowned ‘Meimeis’, who are held in high esteem as the world’s best nannies.
Kids are welcome to participate in one of the major attractions “The Castaway Kids Club”, open from 9.00am to 9.00pm everyday, where action, adventure and “awesomeness” are all part of the daily regime.
Of course, the Fijian kids’ club staff are quick to become any child’s new best friend. Secret handshakes, fun nicknames and the playfulness of puppies are all part of the kids’ club’s warm appeal. Just some of the activities include combing the beach for shells and hermit crabs, discovering the reef while snorkeling and playing touch football.
On the big island of Viti Levu, Denarau Island is home to some of the world’s most noted brand name family resorts, including Sheraton, Radisson, Hilton, Sofitel and Westin, all of which offer perfect family facilities ranging from generous family-sized rooms to dedicated family pools, restaurants and the ubiquitous kids’ clubs.
The multi-award winning Fijian Shangri-La Resort on the Coral Coast is extremely well versed in handling families, having done the job with huge success for the last 40 years. Being one of the largest resort properties in Fiji, set amidst 109 lush acres, every member of the family can find their own space with a range of activities, including pools, tennis, golf and mini-golf, restaurants, a shopping arcade, games room, movie room and for Mum – and possibly Dad – the world-famous Chi Spa.
Go to Savusavu and the Jean Michel Cousteau resort takes things even further – each child visiting the idyllic resort is provided with a personal companion, the local village kids being only too happy to provide the service and make a friend for life with their visiting ‘kaivalangi’ counterparts.
Source & Imaging: Tourism Fiji