8 Reasons Your Family Will Love Fiji

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8 Reasons Your Family Will Love Fiji
8 Reasons Your Family Will Love Fiji

Family-Friendly Fiji: 8 Reasons to Choose this Island Paradise

If you’re wondering where to take the family for a vacation they’ll never forget, look no further than Fiji. With its picturesque beaches, welcoming locals and family-friendly activities, it’s the perfect island paradise to escape to. Here’s just a few reasons why families absolutely adore Fiji.

1. The Fijian People

The Fijian People

 

From your first ‘Bula’ to the bittersweet ‘Isa Lei’, chances are you’ll never feel more welcome anywhere else. Fijians are famously friendly and always meet you with a warm welcome, quick smile, and playful sense of humour. We don’t just adore kids; we love to make them feel like part of the gang. From tiny toddlers to adventure-hungry teens and rested parents, you’ll definitely leave Fiji feeling like family. 
 

2. Direct Flights 

Direct Flights to Fiji

 

As the South Pacific’s travel hub, Fiji is a breeze to reach for some tropical island fun. For many Aussies and Kiwis, it’s just a hop, skip and short flight away.  With daily direct flights from New Zealand and Australia’s east/southern coasts, you could be sipping coconuts on a Fijian beach in just 3-5hrs. Fiji Airways also has frequent direct flights from Los Angeles, San Francisco, Vancouver and Honolulu, as well as Singapore, Hong Kong, and Tokyo. So, it’s also extremely accessible for families living further away. 
 

3. Kid-Friendly Resorts

Fiji Kid-Friendly Resorts

 

From all-inclusive resorts with lively kids’ clubs to cozy self-contained apartments or thatched bures by the beach, Fiji caters to families of all sizes and budgets. Picture your little ones splashing around in a child-friendly pool, making new friends or going on mini-eco adventures with their resort buddy. You can join the fun and create memories exploring the nearby reefs and rainforests or kick back by the pool while the tinies have a blast at kids’ club. Striking the perfect balance between ‘family time’ and ‘me-time’, Fiji is a destination that the whole family can enjoy. 
 

4. Adventure in the Great Outdoors

Fiji Outdoor Adventure

 

There’s more to Fiji than kids’ clubs and cocktails by the pool. The islands’ natural beauty and rich culture will keep your family exploring for days. Trek through sand dunes and rainforests, snorkel vibrant coral reefs or jetboat upriver to remote villages. There’s also heaps of adrenaline pumping adventures that older kids will love. Zipline through the rainforest canopy, ride a coastal railway track, go river-tubing on a picturesque river or jet ski to a remote island. With adventure around each corner, you’ll find something for every thrill-seeker in the family. 
 

5. Warm & Warmer Weather

Fiji Weather

 

While the southern hemisphere is bundling up for winter, Fiji is still warm enough to swim, trek and play outdoors all year long. And you won’t have to worry about getting caught in a downpour – even the rain here is warm and inviting!  With a sub-tropical climate that can be divided into ‘warm’ and ‘warmer’ seasons, the average temperature rarely dips below 22 °C (71°F). So pack some light clothing, sunscreen, swimsuits and flip-flops and let the good times roll! 
 

6. Fascinating Culture

Fiji Culture

 

With its blend of indigenous Fijian (i-Taukei), Indian, Chinese and European influences, Fiji is a fascinating melting pot of cultures. There’s lots to learn - from the traditional kava or firewalking ceremonies to mat and masi making handicraft or the significance of religious practices like Easter, Holi and Diwali. And let’s not forget the food!  The cuisine is a fusion of flavors borne of Fiji’s cultural diversity so expect fresh seafood and smokey earth-oven meats to fiery curries and tasty stir-fries.  Of course, most menus also feature plenty of firm favorites like pizzas, burgers and chips for kids who prefer something more familiar. 
 

7. Island Hopping

Fiji Island Hopping

 

With over 300 islands, island-hopping is one of the best ways to explore Fiji. It’s possible to visit most islands in Fiji but the Mamanuca and Yasawa Islands off Viti Levu’s western coast are some of the most accessible. There are frequent, daily transfers by boat, helicopters and seaplanes from Port Denarau, Vuda Marina and Nadi Airport.   Each island group has up to 20 picture-perfect islands which you can explore on a short-day trip, private yacht charter or a multi-night cruise with Blue Lagoon Cruise or Captain Cook Cruises. Family friendly Captain Cook Cruises also have island-hopping cruise itineraries to Taveuni, Lomaiviti and the Lau Islands. 
 

8. Fiji Time

Fiji Time

 

Say goodbye to your daily grind and hello to leisurely days spent with your loved ones in paradise. Island time is a real thing in Fiji because it entails all that Fijians value – time with family and friends, living in the moment and never taking life too seriously. A vacation here will help you recharge your batteries and give you a perspective that relishes life’s simple joys so that you’ll leave with memories that will last a lifetime. 

Where time slows down,
but holidays go too fast

Where time slows down,
but holidays go too fast

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