1) The Garden of the Sleeping Giant is just north of Nadi and covers 20 hectares. These beautiful gardens showcase over 2000 types of orchids, a jungle walk and lovely lily ponds. Let the kids explore then enjoy a picnic in the lush surrounds.
2) Sabeto Mud Baths and Hot Springs are located just past the gardens. Containing muddy pools of varying degrees of heat and others of piping hot spring water to soak in after, adults as well as kids can enjoy mucking about in the mud.
3) Zip Fiji is a fun way of soaring through the jungle canopy. Close to Pacific Harbour, children from as young as five can take a ride on the zip line – the smaller ones riding with guides.
A Sigatoka River Safari will take you to authentic Fijian villages where families are given traditional sevu- sevu (welcome ceremonies)
4) What kids don’t enjoys quirting each other? Hindu Holi – the Festival of Colours, which takes place over February and March, involves people squirting each other with coloured water.
5) Enjoy a traditional Fijian night. Most include a lovo (food cooked in an underground oven) accompanied by a meke (songs and dancing – which the kids often enthusiastically join in!).
6) Take an island cruise–especially for a few days. Captain Cook Cruises Fiji’s Reef Endeavour does 3, 4, 7 and 11-night cruises of the Fiji islands, with a Kids Club on board and plenty of activities every day.
7) Visit remote villages–the children will be fascinated by the lively dancing and ceremonies. A Sigatoka River Safari will take you to authentic Fijian villages where families are given traditional sevu- sevu (welcome ceremonies).
8 ) Also at Sigatoka,explore the sand dunes for an exciting and unusual ride of sand-boarding!
9) Meet Fijian students at a traditional village school – a real eye-opener for the kids.
10) For families who love the ocean, Kids Sea Camp provides a week packed with events and great learning experiences for families with kids aged four to 15.