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10 Family Friendly Things To Do In Fiji

By Jennifer Liu Posted 12 Apr 2016

Fiji is renowned as a family-friendly holiday destination, offering something to please everyone. It’s also the ultimate beachside escape for those who are keen to seek out exciting adventures and activities that the whole family can enjoy.

With tropical paradise in sight at every corner you turn, here are 10 family friendly things to do in Fiji.

1. Enjoy Resort Activities at Plantation Island Resort 6. Have Fun At The Mud Pool
2. Hop On The ‘Finding Nemo’ Family Cruise 7. Relax at The Garden of the Sleeping Giant
3. Build Fish Houses At The Shangri La Marine Education Centre 8. Go Zip Lining
4. Visit Kula Eco Park 9. Hop On The Blue Lagoon Cruises
5. Join A Day Tour 10. Enjoy Water Sports Activities With Adrenalin Fiji

1. Enjoy Resort Activities At Plantation Island Resort

Plantation Island
Plantation Island Resort, Malolo Lailai

Want to settle in a resort that provides all the fun? Plantation Island Resort’s new waterpark, fitted with six modules, an Action Tower and a spring-free Aqua Trampoline, is guaranteed to keep your children entertained, while you jet off to a relaxing massage. The resort also offers a bungee trampoline, mini golf, wood carving, dolphin safari and nature walks that the whole family can participate in.

2. Hop On The ‘Finding Nemo’ Family Cruise

South Sea Cruises
South Sea Cruises

Surprisingly, Nemo can be found outside the Great Barrier Reef and in the Fijian waters. Organise a fun family day trip out to the South Sea Island, where you can hop on a cruise to explore Fiji’s stunning underwater oasis. This is ideal for families with small children, who will beam at the sight of all the colourful coral and incredible marine life surrounding them. South Sea Cruises run two-hour boat trips to the South Sea Island via a semi-submersible vessel, which means you don’t even have to get wet. Rather, sit beneath the surface and enjoy looking at the coral and fish through large windows. Alternatively, guests can snorkel to see the rich sea life up close.

3. Build Fish Houses At The Shangri La Marine Education Centre

Fiji’s Shangri La Resort places a strong focus on ecological sustainability and has recently launched the coral gardens project and the Marine Education Centre. This is open to guests and is a great way for children and the whole family to learn about marine conservation and to get involved through meaningful activities such as fish house building. Fish houses help preserve and grow the fragile coral reef system – an initiative that’s crucial to help propagate and revive Fiji’s coveted coral life. The resort will also supply you with Google Map coordinates so that your children can identify the exact location of the fish house they have built even after the trip.

4. Visit Kula Eco Park

Kula Park
Kula Eco Park, Sigatoka

Fijians pride themselves on their focus for ecotourism and work hard to preserve their precious wild life and ecosystems. At the Kula Eco Park visitors can explore Fiji’s spectacular bird, reptile and marine life amongst a natural forest. Opt for the Family Fun Self-Guided Tour, which involves hand feeding the Hawks Bill sea turtles and hiking through the exhibits of Fiji’s wildlife. Expect an adventure-filled day with the kids amidst a tranquil setting, as you cross bridges, climb up valley walls and arrive in the forest canopy.

5. Join A Day Tour

Rivers Fiji
Rivers Fiji, Navua

Sign up to a day tour which combines adrenaline filled activities like river canoeing and bamboo rafting, with cultural experiences like visiting a Fijian Village. You’ll get a chance to marvel at the biggest waterfall on the Navua River and also experience a magical waterfall swim. Transfer from your punt on to the bamboo raft and enjoy a smooth ride down stream, immersed in what nature has to offer and surrounded by the sound of the forest and the birds. Finish the day with a tour of the village where you can watch locals crack open a coconut with bare hands and learn how to basket weave. It’ll be a family day out to be remembered.

6. Have Fun At The Mud Pool

Telling the kids they have full permission to roll in mud is something they would never expect to hear, but at the Sabeto Valley Mud Pool and Thermal Spring parents will voluntarily want to do the same. The Sabeto hot water springs are a therapeutic opportunity to experience a hidden asset of Fiji. The sulfur in the mud is said to have a restorative effect on the body and the mud can also be used on the face as a DIY facial.

7. Relax at The Garden of the Sleeping Giant

Sleeping Giant
Garden of the Sleeping Giant, Nadi

Deemed the best kept horticultural secret in the South Pacific, the Garden of the Sleeping Giant offers a unique experience to discover a whole new world of flora, including the majestic orchid flower. This is an enjoyable activity for families looking to escape from the heat and be shaded under a canopy of rich and lush vegetation. Entry fees to the garden for an adult is $16 and $8 for children. This is a small expense for something truly beautiful.

8. Go Zip Lining

RIVER ZIP

Witness a different view of Fiji from the treetops of the thrilling Zip Line. This activity is for the more adventurous family, with 16 giant ziplines that take you through the spectacular rainforest of Viti Levu. Soar through the incredible wildness settings and exotic beauty of caves, canyons and mountaintops, for an adrenaline-rushing experience sure to excite the entire family. Opt for the 3-hour Zip Line tour which includes transportation, lunch, equipment and a walk-through tour.

9. Hop On The Blue Lagoon Cruises

Blue Lagoon Cruises
Blue Lagoon Cruises

If you’d rather spend the family holiday hopping from island to island, Blue Lagoon Cruises offers three options for exploring the vast islands of Fiji. To provide a taster, the four-day Wanderer Cruise will sail around the incredible Yasawa Islands, starting with the palm-covered Mamanucas, to the vivid southern islands. Guests can hop on and off daily to soak up the strikingly beautiful island scenery, go snorkelling, or simply relax on the picture-perfect beaches. This is an exciting way to see a great deal of Fiji every day and to find paradise both onshore and in the water.

10. Enjoy Water Sports Activities With Adrenalin Fiji

Banana Boating
Banana Boating, Plantation Island

If your family wants to do something beyond relaxing by the pool, Adrenalin Fiji offers an impressive array of activities designed for thrill seekers and water sports fanatics. Family friendly activities include kayaking, banana boat rides, water skiing, snorkelling tours and parasailing. Adrenalin Fiji is also a water sports provider for popular resorts on Denarau Island including Hilton, Sofitel, Radisson and Wyndham. If you happen to stay at one of these resorts, simply book with Adrenalin Fiji and the crew will be on the beachside waiting to provide you with an unforgettable day of fun.

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