Top Family-Friendly Activities to do in Fiji
FIJI FOR FAMILIES!
Sun, sand and sea – the Fiji Islands is truly a paradise! Located in the South Pacific, the destination is dotted with many family-friendly resorts, cultural sites and attractions across its 333 islands, making it perfect for fun-loving and adventure-seeking families. From splashing through the white powdery sand, exploring picturesque local villages to island-hopping, a family-fun vacation in Fiji promises an unforgettable experience under the sun.
TOP FAMILY-FRIENDLY ACTIVITIES TO DO IN FIJI
VISIT KALEVU CULTURAL CENTRE
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Offering a glimpse into the lives of the Fijian people, the Kalevu Cultural Centre is the best place to understand the nation’s history, culture and customs. Embark on an hour’s journey through Fiji’s time-honoured “Bures” or traditional houses where visitors can also witness interactive demonstrations including pottery and Tapa Cloth-making! If time allows, partake in a Lovo buffet lunch to experience a truly authentic Fijian meal cooked from the ground.
RIDE THE RAILS AT ECOTRAX
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Embark on the ultimate family experience together on the electric-assisted bicycles mounted side by side on a carriage on the old sugar cane tram line. As you and your family cruise along the rails, discover beautiful bush, villages and fields, rarely accessed part of Fiji, and magical scenery with a surprise around every corner. No visit to Fiji is complete without experiencing this fun-filled adventure together!
GO MARKET SHOPPING
From shops, boutiques, supermarkets and duty-free shops, the Fiji Islands’ is a shopaholic’s paradise for island crafts. The handicraft markets present the opportunity to find that special something at bargain prices! Locally made traditional gifts include handmade, carefully designed tapa cloths and goods like mats, baskets, purses, fans, carvings and pottery. Don’t forget to support the local economy by making purchases with the “Fijian Made” stamp.
Experience the thrill of a high-speed ride above Fiji’s colourful coral reefs. Skim across the turquoise water, whizz round corners and shoot through narrow gorges! Promising adventure seekers half-an-hour of fun and thrill, choose from a number of jet boat operators to take you on an exciting, memorable ride.
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For families who prefer laid back activities, kayaking is an excellent way to explore Fiji Island’s waters at a leisurely pace. With many resorts offering kayaks for hire, this activity is truly an enjoyable way to cruise along the lagoons and soak up the warm sun and see the amazing marine life below!
POWDER WHITE SAND BEACHES
Fiji’s powder white sand beaches and warm turquoise sea make an ideal postcard-perfect family vacation destination. Let your children run freely along the sand, waddle in shallower parts of the water, collect colourful seashells or build sandcastles to their hearts’ content! With so much to do at any of Fiji’s resplendent beaches, there’s always something for everyone.
With incredible wildlife, stunning nature and a variety of adventure activities, Fiji is a huge playground for families of all ages. The destination has several resorts that offer childcare-friendly facilities like a dedicated Kids’ Club and activity hub, allowing parents to relax while their little ones engage in endless hours of playtime and laughter.
If you’re looking for an adventure that’s like no other, consider island-hopping. With the Bula Pass, families have the freedom to island hop where and when you want. Explore the Fiji Island’s awe-inspiring natural landscape, culture and heritage at your preferred pace. Join in the numerous fun-led Fijian activities when you hop from Yasawa to Mamanucas to Viti levu and to Vanua Levu. Plus, your little ones can take part in the myriad of exciting family-friendly cultural activities like the traditional Fijian spear and war club dance, called the ‘meke’.
ENGAGE IN DIVE SPORTS
With its crystal-clear turquoise waters, flamboyant coral reefs and colourful marine life, Fiji Islands’ is an ideal diving destination for families looking to explore the vibrancy of its underwater life. With five dive regions, adventure-loving families are in for plenty of fun. Of particular importance is the Rainbow Reef, one of the most popular sites for scuba diving in Fiji that’s nestled in the passage between Vanua Levu and Taveuni.
So, what are you waiting for? Start making memorable memories with your children when you visit Fiji. Because Fiji is for families!