Wondering where to book your next Fiji island getaway? These beachfront resorts were voted the most family-friendly by Out & About with Kids readers for 2024.
Nestled among the lush landscapes and pristine waters of the South Pacific lies a treasure trove of kid-friendly havens – Fiji’s fantastic family resorts.
Are the palm-fringed beaches of Fiji calling your name this year? Scattered throughout the islands, you’ll find over 100 holiday resorts, most offering family bure (or bungalow) accommodation.
Better yet, Fiji’s fabulous resorts cater brilliantly to kids of all ages. From the mainland of Viti Levu to the tropical Mamanuca Islands, there are sparkling pools, water parks, cultural entertainment, and plenty of opportunities to swim, snorkel and explore.
The island nation is renowned for its warm, family-friendly hospitality, including local staff across dedicated nanny services and kids’ clubs. Little minds will be delighted and inspired by culturally immersive activities, while parents can relax worry-free (and enjoy their slice of South Pacific paradise).
As a bonus, many resorts even offer meal plans and all-inclusive packages to suit your holiday budget. With so many options, how do you choose the best Fiji accommodation for your brood?
We’ve rounded up the top family resorts in Fiji, as voted by our readers in the annual Out & About with Kids Readers’ Choice Awards.
Don’t wait – dive right into our readers’ favourite Fiji stays in this exclusive guide.
Best Family Resorts in Fiji – Outer Islands
You don’t need to travel far to enjoy a tropical island getaway. The Mamanuca Islands are the closest to Fiji’s mainland and Nadi Airport, less than an hour’s boat ride from Port Denarau. It’s the most popular holiday region in Fiji for families.
Out & About with Kids readers have voted on their favourite Fiji island resorts – learn all about them below!
1. Plantation Island Resort
On the second largest island in the Mamanuca group, Malolo Lailai Island, accommodation at Plantation Island Resort ranges from poolside rooms the kids will love to beachfront bures.
Kids Club & Nannies
The free Coconut Kids Club keeps under-12s busy with a daily activities program, including coconut boat racing, fish feeding and cultural dance. Depending on when you visit, more activities include pineapple cracking, toy weaving, limbo, talent quests, crab hunting, crab races, tie-dye t-shirt making, scavenger hunts, beach soccer, shell and necklace making, fish feeding, nature walks and face painting.
Tweens and teens aren’t forgotten – the Lairo Club offers plenty of social activities to banish boredom for the 12-to-16 crowd. Babysitting and 24-hour overnight nanny services are also available.
Plantation Island Resort has a children’s creche and indoor activities centre and two outdoor playgrounds – one for children aged up to five and the other for six to 12-year-olds. When it comes to family bonding time, take a dolphin safari or explore the island with beach cruiser bike hire. Scuba diving, surfing, and a massive inflatable water park seal the deal for kid-friendly fun.
Families can enjoy a buffet meal at the Copra Restaurant and dine on Pacific Rim cuisine at à la carte Black Coral or Tavola Restaurant & Bar. For quick bites, grab a burger, hot dog or pizza at the beachfront Snack Bar, or hit up the Cocohut Espresso & Frappe Bar for fresh coconuts, juices and coffees.
2. Malolo Island Resort
Fijian-owned Malolo Island Resort has beautiful colonial and plantation-style architecture and two pools. The exclusive resort offers only 46 bures in five categories, including eight Island Bures, 20 Oceanview Bures, 12 Deluxe Oceanview Bures, four Family Bures (which can sleep up to seven people) and two adults-only Tadra Beach Bures.
Kids Club and Nannies
Grab some much-deserved me time with your own Malolo Mei Mei (nanny) caring for your little one. For kids aged four to 12, the award-winning Tia’s Treehouse kids’ club offers an array of fun activities (tiny tots under four can partake under the watchful eye of a parent or nanny).
The daily program celebrates Malolo Island culture and shares the resort’s eco-friendly values with the next generation. Activities include Fijian food preparation, traditional arts and crafts, endangered species tours, and Fijian language lessons.
For tweens and teens, Khail’s Club provides a cool hangout spot with a karaoke machine, bean bags, table tennis and dance floor. With all ages spoken for, parents can enjoy a ‘me time’ massage or lazy afternoon in the adults-only pool (with a swim-up bar and al fresco lounge). Complimentary water activities for the whole family include snorkelling, kayaking, windsurfing and stand-up paddle boarding.
Dine at the main eatery, Terrace Restaurant, offering an a la carte menu and three themed buffet nights per week, including Wednesday night Fijian Lovo (earth oven) feasts. Alternately, visit the thatched roof Beach Bar or signature restaurant Treetops (ages 13 and over). Choose from daily rotating flavours at the Coastal Cones Ice Cream Parlour for a sweet treat.
3. Outrigger Castaway Island
Just a 90-minute boat ride from Port Denarau, this idyllic four-star resort is set on a 70-hectare property. Encircled by powdery white sand beaches, Outrigger Castaway Island offers a gateway to vibrant coral reefs and the crystal-clear waters of the South Pacific.
Set amidst tropical gardens, the resort has 65 air-conditioned thatched roof bures (bungalows) featuring vaulted ceilings lined with hand-painted tapa cloth.
Kids Club and Nannies
The free Castaway Kids Club has a fun schedule of daily activities, such as sandcastle-making competitions, Fijian language lessons, shell collecting and bracelet making. Babysitting services are also available.
Guests can also take part in a range of water sports, including kayaking, snorkelling and stand-up paddleboarding. There are two pools and a beach bar, which is a great spot to watch the sunset.
Dine from the buffet at Water’s Edge Restaurant, choose from the a la carte menu at Nuku Marau Bar & Grill, or check out Sundowner Woodfired Pizza. Parents can also dine on Asian or Fijian cuisine at the adults-only restaurant 1808.
4. Jean-Michel Costeau Resort
Previously a dive resort favoured by French explorer and film producer Jean-Michel Cousteau (son of ocean explorer Jacques Cousteau), this resort is near Vanua Levu’s largest island, Savusavu. Designed like a Fijian village, Jean-Michel Cousteau Resort has just 25 bures made from natural materials, with thatched roofs and timber louvre windows.
Kids Club and Nannies
Each child five and under is assigned a dedicated nanny during their stay, while children six to 12 are in groups of five led by a ‘buddy’. The Bula kids’ club is open daily from 8 am to 9 pm.
The Lei Lei program is for children up to five, while the Marau program is for those aged six to 12, who are also encouraged to participate in the Junior Chef’s Program, where they visit the resort’s organic garden to pick vegetables and help make lunch or dinner. There are also lots of fun games and educational activities.
The resort has two pools with waterslides and a toddlers’ pool, as well as a jungle gym, zipline, trampoline, sandpit and crafts centre. On regular tours, you can also explore the island’s hot springs, rainforests and waterfalls.
The waters surrounding the resort are part of a marine reserve, so the marine life is impressive for snorkelling and diving. A firm commitment to local ecology, particularly the conservation of stunning marine life, drives many of the fantastic activities at the resort. Each week it hosts a charity crab race to raise money for the Savusavu Community Foundation, set up to improve health, education and transport for locals.
5. VOMO Fiji
Luxury defines the experience at VOMO Island Fiji, located on its own spacious private island. With an abundance of facilities for adults, kids and families to enjoy together, you’ll find a balance of relaxation and adventure awaits.
Kids’ Club and Nannies
The VOMO Kids Village is a nurturing place for what they call their ‘Little Islanders’. A dedicated chef even prepares a delicious array of kid-friendly cuisine, empowering junior guests to make thoughtful food choices. Adventurous Little Islanders can take the Bubble Blowers course – PADI-certified diving lessons for ages 8 to 12 years, led by expert instructors.
With kids occupied, the island of Vomo provides a true escape for parents, with an adults-only pool, spa, gym and 9-hole golf course. All ages will have an unforgettable time trekking the lush island and joining the daily snorkel tours to explore pristine reef environments. For keen surfers, the legendary Cloud Break is just an hour away by speedboat.
Fresh and organic cuisine is one of VOMO’s specialties, championed by Tasmanian Executive Chef Iain Todd across two on-site restaurants. Children are encouraged to eat breakfast with their family, then dine with their Little Islander friends for the evening meal (and to give parents much-needed time to enjoy the adult-only areas such as The Rocks for sunset cocktails).
6. Six Senses Fiji, Malolo Island
The luxurious Six Senses Fiji on Malolo Island has 24 spacious private pool villas plus 60 two to five-bedroom residences. Spread across 48ha on Malolo Island, the beachfront resort is just a 35-minute speedboat ride from Port Denarau Marina (or a quick helicopter hop from Nadi International Airport).
Kids’ Club & Nannies
Its Grow With Six Senses kids club, open daily from 9 am to 9 pm, is complimentary for all children aged four to 12. A weekly activity schedule outlines the activities for each day, including kids’ yoga, solar oven making, tree planting, bracelet weaving, Zumba, tie-dye t-shirt making, and a pizza-making class.
Nanny services are complimentary for Residence guests between 9 am and 5 pm daily and are available to villa guests at a cost.
Families can organise picnics, take part in cooking classes and water sports such as sailing, jet-skiing, kayaking, snorkelling, water-skiing and stand-up paddleboarding. Other options include village tours, island hopping and sunset cruises. Junior spa treatments are also available.
Set in the middle of the resort overlooking the ocean, Tovolea Restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Guests at TeiTei Pizzeria, near the outdoor cinema, can interact with the resort’s chefs as they prepare their dinner. RaRa Restaurant and Bar has views of the marina and offers classic cafe dishes and ASEAN specialties. RaRa Café is a great place to grab coffee and a pastry.
Best Family Resorts in Fiji – Mainland
With flights from Australia arriving at Nadi International Airport on the main island of Viti Levu – often referred to as the mainland – its resorts are easily accessible. Two holiday hotspots are the manmade Denarau Island, just a 20-minute taxi ride from the airport, and the Coral Coast, an 80km pristine stretch of pristine beach on the island’s south.
You’ll find loads of kid-friendly attractions on Viti Levu, like Kula WILD Adventure Park, where you can see green Fijian crested iguanas and exotic birds, go ziplining through the rainforest canopy and play on water slides.
Looking for family accommodation within easy reach of Nadi International Airport? Discover which Viti Levu resorts our readers voted as their favourites this year.
1. Outrigger Fiji Beach Resort
On a calm lagoon ideal for introducing kids to water sports such as kayaking and stand-up paddle-boarding, Outrigger Fiji Beach Resort is designed like a Fijian village, with thatched roof bures and palm trees dotted throughout.
The five-star resort has over 200 hotel rooms and 47 bures and is just over an hour’s drive from the airport at Sigatoka, on the Coral Coast. There are a variety of room types, ranging from ocean-view hotel rooms to family bures (bungalows) that sleep up to six people.
Kids Club and Nannies
During the day, girls sit by the pool having their hair braided while watching their siblings swim, and at dusk, staff blow conch shells (and often let the kids – or their Dads – have a go). Daily activities include coconut bowling, coconut husking demonstrations, guided reef walks, storytelling sessions and spear throwing for teenagers.
Fabulous resort activities include immersive cultural experiences like village tours, traditional storytelling, fire walking and dance performances. For something more adventurous, try night snorkelling or wind down with yoga and meditation. All ages will love the splash zone and spiral side set in beautiful tropical gardens.
With eight on-site restaurants and bars (and 24-hour room service), you’ll never be left hungry. At poolside Bavari restaurant, kids can splash and play while parents can tuck into curries, Pad Thai, and Singapore mud crab. There’s also beachfront Sundowner Bar & Grill for steaks, wood-fired pizza, and signature seafood restaurant Ivi (ages ten and up).
The Vale Ni Kana restaurant has themed dinners and live entertainment each night, with a special lovo night one night a week where you can watch a traditional performance and dine on tender chicken and pork cooked in an underground oven, kokoda (raw fish) and the starchy root vegetable taro.
2. Radisson Blu Resort Fiji Denarau Island
The fun begins when kids arrive at Radisson Blu Resort Fiji Denarau Island and are checked in with their Blu Banana passports. It has 135 spacious hotel rooms, each with a balcony or courtyard overlooking the tropical gardens, lagoon-style pools or 18-hole golf course.
Kids Club and Nannies
The Blu Banana Kids Club is located near the resort lobby on the ground floor. It’s divided into age groups: four to seven and eight to 12 (seasonal). Three sessions are offered daily, as well as a torch-lighting ceremony at sunset and three themed nights a week.
The morning Roroqo Club for littlies aged one to three provides fun and engaging activities for toddlers, along with their own nanny. Babysitting charges apply.
There’s no shortage of water park fun at Radisson Blu Resort Fiji Denarau Island – the resort has four climate-controlled lagoon pools and Fiji’s only white-water tunnel slide, plus Big Bula Waterpark less than a kilometre from the resort grounds.
There’s no shortage of cuisines to choose from – from Japanese favourites at Teppanyaki to Italian eats at Basilico and weekly Fijian buffets at Blu Bar & Grill. For a special occasion, parents can indulge in a Signature Tables private dining experience or a meal at Lomani Wai on the water.
3. Shangri-la Yanuca Island
Shangri-la Yanuca Island is located on its private island, connected to the mainland by a causeway, less than an hour’s drive from the airport. The 443-room resort is spread across more than 100ha.
Kids Club and Nannies
At the Little Chief’s Club, activity coordinators entertain children with a range of fun experiences. Many activities are held at the children’s pool, located in the main pool area, on the beach or playground. They include collecting shells, origami workshops, Fijian dancing and dress-up, basket making, climbing contests, crab hunts, grass skirt making and fish feeding, movie nights and disco nights. Babysitting is also available throughout the day.
As well as an indoor and outdoor kids’ club, it has a separate entertainment zone for tweens and teens, boasting the largest inflatable water park in the South Pacific. Its Marine Education Centre is a great place for kids to learn about the environment, with activities such as mangrove and coral planting.
Shangri-La Yanuca Island features four restaurants and three bars, all located right on the waterfront. The Lagoon Terrace is the resort’s main dining restaurant, with a vast selection of à la carte and buffet options that rotate daily. Other spots to grab a bite include the resort’s Asian and Italian eateries and the laidback Beach Bar & Grill.
4. Warwick Fiji
Five-star luxury is in store at the Warwick Fiji, on Viti Levu’s famous Coral Coast. Inspired by South Pacific culture, the hotel’s 248 rooms feature all the latest amenities with your choice of ocean or lush garden views.
Kids Club and Nannies
The free (and fully supervised) kids club welcomes guests from three to 12 years of age, and all activities are designed to be age-appropriate. Older kids will have a blast playing sports and participating in Fijian cultural activities, while little ones build sandcastles, feed fish and hunt for seashells.
On top of the hotel’s two pools (and pool bars), guests can access a range of sports facilities and bicycle hire – the perfect way to explore the Coral Coast. It’s only a quick trip to Sigatoka town to shop up a storm and visit Fiji’s top adventure hotspots, including the Sigatoka River Safari and Kula Wild Park.
Elevated cuisine is on offer across Warwick Fiji’s five restaurants. Bula Brasserie is a fantastic family-friendly buffet, or mix it up with sushi at Sazanami and pasta from Pappagallo. For even more exclusive dining, Wicked Walu is a private island seafood restaurant perfect for a parents’ date night. Up to two kids under 12 eat for free from the kid’s menu or kid’s buffet when accompanied by a paying adult.
5. Sofitel Fiji Resort & Spa
The dedicated family side of the Sofitel Fiji Resort and Spa on Denarau Island is full of kid-friendly touches without compromising on five-star luxury. Family rooms include 2-tier bunk beds and an extended outdoor deck and grass area for Luxury Family Rooms.
For children between three and 12 years old, the stunning Nui Kids Beach Club has six interactive play areas. Kids will adore the climbing wall, water play areas, sand pit, trampoline and beach cubby. Babysitting services are also available for all ages, from zero and up.
The Teenage Zone also keeps 12 to 16-year-olds enthralled with Playstation and arcade games. With the whole brood busy, grown-ups can retreat to the adults-only haven of the Waitui Beach Club, spa or salon for some R&R.
In addition to the family pool and waterslides, the resort offers complimentary water activities like kayaking, Hobie cat sailing and stand-up paddle boarding. Additional activities include a jet ski safari, scuba diving, snorkelling and parasailing.
Bazaar Kitchen & Bar is a huge hit with families. Live cooking stations in the evening serve up Fijian, Indian, Chinese, Japanese, Mediterranean, and American eats (and kids won’t miss the fantastic dessert station).
Other on-site dining options include Mediterranean-themed Solis Restaurant, La Parisienne cafe and the refined Vietnamese fare of Madame So (ages five and up). Just for adults, Suka beach bar serves more than 150 types of rum and Fijian tapas, while Waitui Bar & Grill is the resort’s stylish signature dining experience.
6. Naviti Resort & Spa
Only 90 minutes from Nadi International Airport on Fiji’s Coral Coast, Naviti Resort is surrounded by 15 hectares of lush tropical gardens. The four-star resort offers 220 comfortable hotel rooms, deluxe suites and villas, all with private balconies/patios overlooking the Pacific Ocean or the resort’s magnificent tropical gardens.
Kids Club and Nannies
The Naviti Resort’s kids club and babysitting services allow parents to relax and enjoy all the hotel facilities. For children between five and 12 years old, the complimentary Kids Club provides three daily sessions packed with Fijian arts, crafts and culture. Children under five are welcome if accompanied by a parent or a babysitter.
There’s plenty for families to do at Naviti Resort, including water-based fun like kayaking, snorkelling and glass-bottom boat trips. Join in the daily activities in the spacious pool area, or relax while the kids play – there’s a swim-up bar and pool deck.
On-site sports facilities make it easy to play a round of tennis or golf, and parents can also indulge in a massage or treatment at the Joy Spa. Nightly entertainment includes traditional Fijian music and fire dancing.
Choose from four restaurants with options for every taste, from Cantonese and Mandarin delights at Bamboo Terrace to the ocean-view Grill Restaurant. Alfresco beach dining at Nukunuku Restaurant is another highlight! The resort’s all-inclusive dining offer is fantastic for family holidays, including food at all four restaurants (some with selected menus), local beer, wine, soft drinks and ice cream.
OAWK Team Picks: Highly Commended Fiji Resorts
With so many fantastic resorts in Fiji, we couldn’t resist including our own recommendations. Discover rising stars, boutique stays and more on our shortlist of staff picks for family accommodation in Fiji.
1. Nanuku Auberge Resort
A luxury boutique resort near Fiji’s adventure capital, Pacific Harbour, on Viti Levu’s southern coast, Nanuku Auberge Resort offers a range of memorable experiences for kids. On a 222-ha estate with a 3km-long beach just over two hours from Nadi International Airport or 90 minutes from Suva, it has 37 spacious suites, villas and residences.
Kids Club and Nannies
As well as offering complimentary babysitting from 8 am to 8 pm, every child under six is allocated a nanny for the duration of their stay (including newborns). Kids between six and 14 are assigned a nanny or buddy per family.
Nanuku Auberge Resort’s Lailai Adventure Club is no ordinary kids club. Children are immersed in nature, mindfulness, education and traditional Fijian experiences, with activities like traditional earth cooking, Meke dancing, flower basket weaving, evening torch lighting, storytelling, coconut husking, Lei making, Fijian language lessons, singing lessons, rice planting, bamboo raft building, plus many more.
Daily activities for families include water sports, sandcastle building, zip lining, volleyball, rock climbing and crafts at Cakava Creative Workshop. Nanuku Auberge Resort can also claim its own white-sand island, which is only a 20-minute boat ride away and is great for day trips and overnight camping. Take a Nanuku Food Safari to the local produce markets, then have the resort’s chefs prepare your selections for dinner.
At Nanuku Auberge Resort, you can eat at the tropical Wai Pool Bar, elegant Kanavata Restaurant or even indulge in private dining in the branches of a 70-year-old Dilo Tree. The resort’s internationally renowned chef specialises in local produce (as well as catering to fussy eaters). Children under eight eat for free across the resort, while those eight to 14 years only pay half-price.
2. Beqa Lagoon Resort
After a 2.5-hour drive from Nadi International Airport, it’s a 45-minute boat ride across the lagoon to reach Beqa Lagoon Resort, where you’ll be greeted with a traditional welcome song. The 15 square kilometre island has no roads or towns for a truly private Fiji escape, staying in one of 25 air-conditioned, open-plan bures.
Kids Club and Nannies
The resort has an excellent school holiday program, and child-minding is available at a small cost.
Authentic cultural activities are in store at Beqa Lagoon Resort – take a cultural tour to local villages and schools and see village warriors walk across hot stones at a sacred fire walking ceremony on the island where the ritual originated.
Dive, snorkel and paddle the world-famous Beqa Lagoon, with PADI dive lessons available for kids. Venture out to see local sights like waterfalls, Suva and the Secret Island atoll. There are also many family-friendly activities, including cooking and mat weaving, stand-up paddleboarding, fishing charters, surfing, kayaking and beach picnics.
Beqa Lagoon Resort features a large open-air restaurant at Bure Kalou (spirit house). A special kid’s menu (ages two to 1) features plenty of healthy items to suit little palates.
3. Paradise Taveuni
Owned and operated by Australian couple Allan and Terri Gortan, whose three children love playing with younger guests, Paradise Taveuni is a great option for scuba divers and adventure lovers.
It’s a one-hour scenic 4WD drive from Taveuni Matei Airport – half on sealed roads and half unsealed – to the resort at the island’s southern end. Or you can book a speedboat transfer! There are 16 bures and vales to choose from – all with outdoor showers in a lava rock garden.
Taveuni is known for its stunning coral reefs, so don’t miss the chance to dive and snorkel while you’re here. More activities include hikes to waterfalls and caves, fishing charters and island hopping day trips, kayaking, village tours and the opportunity to attend authentic local church services to hear the incredible choir sing.
A lovo feast is held every Friday night. This Fijian version of a roast dinner is cooked over hot stones in an underground oven, and you’ll be entertained by traditional storytelling, dancing and singing, followed by a kava ceremony.
4. Koro Sun Resort
The beautiful Koro Sun Resort is a 15-minute drive from the airport at Savusavu. Sprawling across 60 ha, the resort landscape includes a magnificent coconut plantation and sensational rainforests, circling a gentle lagoon. Stay in one of 50 air-conditioned villas or bures overlooking the garden, lagoon or rainforest.
Kids Club and Nannies
The Jungle Kids Club offers a complimentary Bula Buddy service for children aged four to 12 and a nanny service for children three and under. Activities include rainforest hikes, Fijian arts and crafts, tidal pool exploration, snorkelling (for children seven and older), t-shirt painting, coconut leaf weaving, hair braiding, sandcastle building, shell collecting, coconut bowling, sulu tying, balloon dancing, crab races, fish feeding, t-shirt painting and a disco. There are also educational games, including quizzes and games about Fiji’s history and native plants.
The resort offers plenty of activities for kids and countless opportunities for parents to relax and unwind! There are two pools (one with a waterslide), and stays include a daily continental breakfast, cultural activities, and use of non-motorized water sports equipment.
The Palm Grove Restaurant in the central clubhouse is the main place to dine. The casual Edgewater Beach Club offers burgers, sandwiches, pizzas and other light bites directly from the infinity-edge pool. Waterfront restaurant Latitude 17 specialises in Asian-fusion cuisine and is adults-only after 7 pm.
5. Fiji Marriott Resort Momi Bay
The five-star Marriott Momi Bay Resort and Spa is around 45 minutes from the airport on Viti Levu’s west coast. As well as its 22 adults-only overwater bures, it has 136 Deluxe Rooms, which can be interconnected. All include a private deck or balcony so you can soak up the atmosphere of this 100% Fijian-owned resort.
Kids Club and Nannies
The Turtles Kids’ Club has indoor and outdoor play areas where children can enjoy slides, swings, climbing and a sand pit. Activities include a mini-Amazing Race, Fijian language lessons, pirate ship making, coconut husking, basket weaving, crab races, a talent quest and marine life education.
The resort includes three incredible pools: a dedicated children’s pool with water jets, adults-only sunset infinity pool and the main pool, which welcomes all ages (including a swim-up bar). Cultural activities and eco-friendly adventures abound, including mangrove and coral planting to rejuvenate the local environment.
Dine on the terrace at Lagoon Lounge and Bar, try Fijian-Indian fusion dishes at Goji Kitchen & Bar or indulge in seafood at Fish Bar. Or grab a sandwich to take on tour from on-site deli/café Fiji Baking Company.
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