Nanuku Auberge Resort in Fiji with luxurious new villas are a great option for families
Located in the southern shore of Fiji's main island, Viti Levu
On a white sandy beach overlooking the idyllic Beqa Lagoon, the Nanuku Auberge Resort lies on the southwest coast of Fiji’s main island, Viti Levu. It’s accessible via a 2.5-hour drive through local villages nestled amidst tropical vegetation, offering a glimpse into the Fijian way of life. Alternatively, you can board a 25-minute private flight transfer from Nadi International Airport direct to the resort’s landing strip, enjoying a bird’s eye view of the island en route.
Why we stayed in Nanuku Auberge Resort
We wanted to be among the first to stay in the resort’s luxurious new villas and enjoy the family-friendly togetherness that this Fijian resort does so well. All ages are covered with Villa Nanny and Nanuku Buddy services catering to kids’ needs, while parents enjoy some time out. The young ones were particularly keen to experience the all-new Kids’ Kava Ceremony, which offers an insight into this rich Fijian tradition with a chocolate milk twist. Want a night of unbroken sleep? For an additional fee, overnight nannies can be arranged to look after your little ones.
Villas with private plunge pool
While the resort’s reputation as the first all-villa boutique resort on Viti Levu is well and truly established, it has upped its game with the opening of 13 new luxury villas. Families can stay in two-bedroom, two-storey villas, which come complete with a private plunge pool, fully-equipped modern kitchen and gorgeous garden views. Relax beneath your cabana or on the double swing seat for a lazy afternoon beside the pool, then settle in for a family movie in the media room, complete with popcorn from your own popcorn maker. The resort also offers interconnecting villas to create either three or four-bedroom options for large families.
Family-friendly activities discovering Fijian culture
Whether you want to get active kayaking, snorkelling or fishing or discover Fijian culture with craft workshops and herbal medicinal walks, the resort’s complimentary activities have your covered. Every family member can find their calling, with free babysitting for newborns to kids aged six-years and a dedicated Nanuku Buddy for six to 14-year-olds. They’ll be kept busy ziplining, spear-making and mud crabbing while parents are whisked away for a romantic island getaway. You can congregate again for the nightly fire lighting ceremony, with your mini warriors taking centre stage in traditional Fijian dress. If you’re after a Robinson Crusoe-style adventure, embark on a day trip to Nanuku’s private island, where you can share in an unforgettable family day exploring, snorkelling and picnicking beneath the palm trees. Adventurous families can also opt to spend a night ‘glamping’ here, with all the hard work of setting up camp done for you.
Nanuku Food Safari with Fiji’s fresh produce
Fiji’s fresh produce is second to none, with mouthwatering tropical fruits, homegrown vegetables and seafood plucked fresh from the ocean each day. The resort’s internationally renowned chef transforms these into exquisite dishes and nothing is too much trouble if you’ve got fussy eaters in the family. Feast at the Kanavata Restaurant or at the Wai Pool Bar. Children under eight eat for free across the resort while those eight to 14 years only pay half price. You can also visit the local market as part of a Nanuku Food Safari to source delectable fresh produce, then return to the resort where the skilled chefs will turn your finds into a sumptuous family meal.
Explore Nanuku Auberge Resort and more
Once you’re ready to drag yourself away from the resort, you can climb Sigatoka’s sand dunes, go birdwatching along the Taumovo River or embark on a traditional village visit. The resort’s concierge can provide information about what to see and do.