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12 Top-Rated Family Resorts in Fiji

Written by Carri Wilbanks
Jul 5, 2019

If your dream family vacation involves a South Pacific tropical paradise incarnated, book a trip to Fiji, which is home to some 333 islands and resorts that cater to all styles and budgets of travelers, including plenty for families. Whether your kids are in preschool or high school and whether you want a Robison Crusoe-style digital detox or haute luxury on a private isle, Fiji has accommodations for you.

The main gateway to Fiji is Viti Levu island, which hosts the tourist town of Nadi and the international airport. On this island, you will find the Coral Coast and Denarau Island are where most of the resorts are clustered, and both are just a short drive from Nadi-Denarau is actually a manmade island that connects to Viti Levu.

From the airport at Nadi, where international travelers will arrive, you can fly to other Fijian islands, like lush Vanua Levu, as well as islands in the Mamanuca archipelago, like Manolo Island. Here you will also find a range of resorts catering to families. Most properties in Fiji offer some kind of all-inclusive meal option, as they are remote, and in some cases even located on private islands.

Plan your next South Pacific vacation with our list of the best family resorts in Fiji.

1. Jean-Michel Cousteau Resort Fiji

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On rugged Vanua Levu, Jean-Michel Cousteau Resort is a wonderful family choice. This luxury resort with accommodation in traditional bungalows known as "bures" is possibly the best resort in all of Fiji for a family holiday.

Children under six are assigned a personal nanny from 9am to 9pm, so parents can get some alone time, and kids between the ages of six and 12 have access to small-group childcare. There is also a family swimming pool with a waterslide, and a trampoline, jungle gym, and treehouse are among the other kid-focused amenities at this resort on the grounds of an old coconut plantation.

Many families choose to vacation here to explore the underwater world via the Jean-Michel Cousteau Dive Centre, which is approved by the son of the ocean explorer it is named for. Beyond diving, guests can also join guided snorkel trips and reef walks with the resident marine biologist.

The resort also runs cultural tours to local markets and hosts medicine walks, which families with older children will enjoy. There is also a swimming pool, yoga studio, and spa, and private island day trips can be arranged.

Address: Lesiaceva Point Road, Savusavu, Vanua Levu, Fiji

Accommodation: Jean-Michel Cousteau Resort Fiji

2. Six Senses Fiji

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In a remote location on Malolo Island, which is part of the Mamanuca archipelago, the Six Senses is an eco-friendly resort on a beautiful beach. A family favorite in the luxury market, it has one of the best kids' clubs on Fiji, offering daily activities from scavenger hunts to beach Olympics. The club also stays open until 9pm three nights a week, so parents can organize a romantic beachfront dinner for two.

Accommodation is in 24 pool villas with vaulted ceilings and traditional Fijian decor throughout. Half the villas are set right on the beach; the rest are scattered around the beautiful garden area. There are numerous activities on offer throughout the day, including guided hikes, kayaking, and even spear-making classes. There is also a swimming pool and fantastic spa on-site.

Breakfast is included, but most guests opt for half- or full-board packages, as the location is very remote.

Address: Malolo Island, Fiji

Accommodation: Six Senses Fiji

3. Castaway Island Fiji

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The four-star Castaway Island Fiji is also in the remote Mamanuca archipelago. It offers families an eco-friendly experience set on a pretty beach and sprawling grounds. There is a top-notch kids club on-site, and babysitting can also be arranged. The resort also offers free non-motorized water sports, and the beach here has great snorkeling just offshore.

There are 66 rooms, which are done up in colorful Fijian style, but don't expect to watch TV or even stream movies in them-there are no TVs or in-room Wi-Fi here. This is great, however, if you are seeking forced digital detox! There is free Wi-Fi in the common areas. Other amenities include two swimming pools, a spa, and four restaurants. All-inclusive meal plans are available.

Address: Castaway Island, Mamanuca Island group, Fiji

Accommodation: Castaway Island Fiji

4. InterContinental Fiji Golf Resort & Spa

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One of the most accessible luxury resorts in Fiji, the InterContinental is a five-star property on Fiji's main island, Viti Levu. It has an excellent kids' club on-site and is a top choice for family vacations. Set on a beautiful beach, the rooms and suites are contemporary and comfortable.

Amenities include free daily activities; three swimming pools (one is adults-only); and a spa with hydrotherapy, a steam room, and an ice room. There is also an 18-hole golf course and 24-hour workout room on-site. For dining, chose from three restaurants.

Address: Sigatoka, Coral Coast, Viti Levu

Accommodation: InterContinental Fiji Golf Resort & Spa

5. Toberua Island Resort

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Set on a small private island off Viti Levu's eastern coast, Toberua Island Resort is a kid-friendly retreat surrounded by beautiful beaches that is good for those looking for a low-key getaway. The property has just 15 villas that are done up in traditional Fijian bure style with thatched roofs, semi-outdoor bathrooms, and spacious patios. All face the ocean.

Amenities include free non-motorized water sports like kayaking, SUP boarding, and snorkeling and there is also a dive center on-site, although diving costs extra. There is also a small spa on the grounds. The restaurant here is very good, and there are half- and full-board meal plans.

Address: Toberua Island, Fiji

Accommodation: Toberua Island Resort

6. Malolo Island Resort

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The accessible Malolo Island Resort in the Mamanuca archipelago can be reached by speedboat from Fiji's main airport, Nadi, in just 40 minutes. The property has 46 rooms and suites, many of which are set on the beach and are done up in traditional Fijian bure style. There are four "family bures" here, and these can sleep up to seven people on two floors.

Amenities include a kids' club with daily activities for children between the ages of four and 12, and there is also a teenage lounge for older children. There are also free non-motorized water sports options and scheduled activities for the whole family, from snorkel trips to Jet Ski safaris (these are extra). There are also three on-site restaurants, and meal plans are available.

Address: Malolo Island, Fiji

Accommodation: Malolo Island Resort

7. Sheraton Resort & Spa, Tokoriki Island

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On lush Tokoriki Island in the Mamanuca archipelago, just an hour by boat from Nadi, this Sheraton Resort and Spa allows children 12 and under to stay for free in certain rooms. Accommodation is in stylish and spacious rooms and suites boasting the brand's signature beds. Family suites are even bigger and come with private outdoor plunge pools. Amenities include a kids' club, babysitting, a swimming pool, tennis court, and five restaurants. There is also a relaxing, adults-only spa on-site.

Address: Tokoriki Island, Mamanuca Islands, Fiji

Accommodation: Sheraton Resort & Spa, Tokoriki Island

8. Outrigger Fiji Beach Resort

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The Outrigger Fiji Beach Resort on Vita Levu offers a five-star, family-friendly resort experience. Choose from stylish rooms with balconies; suites with sleeping sofas in separate living rooms; or beautifully decorated, traditional Fijian thatched-roof bungalows, many right on the beach with hammocks. On-site amenities include a kids' club, spa, swimming pool, water sports, gym, and multiple dining options.

Address: Sigatoka, Viti Levu, Fiji

Accommodation: Outrigger Fiji Beach Resort

9. Sheraton Denarau Villas

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On manmade Denarau Island, which is just off the coast of Viti Levu and easily accessible, the Sheraton is another popular family vacation spot. It features two- and three-bedroom apartments with full kitchens, living areas, and even laundry facilities.

Amenities include two swimming pools and a restaurant. Guests also have access to the kids' club, spa, gym, and tennis courts at the property next door. There is also a supermarket nearby should you rather cook for yourself.

Address: Denarau Island West, Denarau Island, Viti Levu Fiji

Accommodation: Sheraton Denarau Villas

10. Sofitel Fiji Resort & Spa

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Just a 20-minute drive from Nadi International Airport, where most travelers arrive, the Sofitel is a stylish property with many thoughtful, family-friendly amenities. Book one of the family suites, for instance, which have bunk beds in the children's room. Some suites even come with hot tubs, and many have ocean views from furnished balconies. There is also an on-site Turtle Club for kids.

On-site amenities include a lagoon-style swimming pool with a kids section, as well as a two-story spiral waterslide. There is also a signature spa, a 24-hour fitness center, and options to take out kayaks or Hobie Cat sailboats. There are also five on-site restaurants offering the perfect balance of formal and chill.

Address: Beachfront Drive, Denarau Island, Viti Levu Fiji

Accommodation: Sofitel Fiji Resort & Spa

11. Hilton Fiji Beach Resort & Spa

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On man-made Denarau Island, which is connected to Viti Levu, just a 20-minute drive from Fiji's international airport, the Hilton is an upmarket beachfront resort with a family-friendly vibe. It offers spacious and bright rooms, which are done up in modern style and come with floor-to-ceiling windows and gray tile floors. There are also apartment-style suites with full kitchens and grills that are a top choice for families and help keep costs down- and there is a small market on-site to stock up on supplies.

Amenities include two adjoining pools by the beach-one is family-friendly, the other adults-only-and a kids' club. There is also a spa and a few on-site restaurants.

Address: Denarau Island, Viti Levu Fiji

Accommodation: Hilton Fiji Beach Resort & Spa

12. Sheraton Fiji Resort

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Also on man made Denarau Island connected to Viti Levu, where Fiji's main airport is located, the Sheraton has the best beach setting on the strip of resorts here. This four-star resort has lots of family-friendly amenities, including a free daytime kids' club and activities in the evenings for children that are tailored by age (evening activities do incur an extra fee, however).

The resort has nearly 300 rooms in five different layouts. All are spacious and comfortable and come with the Sheraton's signature custom beds, rainfall showers in bathrooms, and balconies with sunset views. The entire property gets great sunset views thanks to a corner location on the island.

On-site amenities include three restaurants, a large pool area, and a golf course and tennis courts within walking distance. Guests also have access to the other resort amenities on this stretch.

Address: Denarau Island South Nadi, Denarau Island, Viti Levu Fiji

Accommodation: Sheraton Fiji Resort

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