Fiji is an island paradise, and a place that just about everyone dreams of going to. White sandy beaches, turquoise water so clear you can see the bottom of the ocean, leafy Palm trees, and fresh coconut. It’s the perfect island paradise.
Flights to Fiji are rarely cheap, especially since those flights are international flights, but don’t let that stop you from visiting. Fiji is bursting with stunning scenery, and fun activities for couples and kids. If you’re looking for an escape from the daily grind, or a break from your hectic family travel schedule, Fiji is a fabulous option, and one that you are not likely to regret (knock on wood).
There are hotels throughout the islands, but consider staying at a resort, and exploring the island from there. Many of the resorts offer kids programs, which can be a god send when you want a few hours off, or a little couple’s time -not guilt required!
Depending on the age of your children, scuba diving lessons are a must in Fiji. Kids love to explore and experience new things, and when they graduate from the training pool, to the ocean, they’ll relish in spotting Nemo or Dori, and seeing colorful coral. If they happen to encounter a dolphin, you may never get them out of the ocean!
Believe it or not, there is more to this fabulous island than sandy beaches, and crystal clear water. Fiji is also home to hundreds (if not thousands) of hiking trails. Take time to explore away from the beach. Wander into small villages, discover waterfalls, and navigate peaks.
Mom doesn’t have to be the only one who likes cooking, the kids can too! Anything creative can be fun for the kids, and learning to cook local cuisine can be a great family activity.
Kula Eco Park
A ‘center for captive breeding of endangered species’, Kula Eco Park is a must see for your family. Your kids (and probably yourself) will go gaga over birds like the Golden Dove, Orange Dove or Red Musk Parrot – there are reptiles and insects as well! This is a great place to spend a day, exploring, and learning about the flora and fauna of Fiji.
Spend a day cruising from island to island, visiting remote villages, watching for dolphins, and soaking in the sun. A cruise through the clear turquoise waters of Fiji can be fun, and relaxing.
It’s so easy to arrive in Fiji, check into a resort, and forget about the world around you. It’s something that each of us dream about when we’re under stress, and there is nothing wrong with that! But there is more to Fiji than your resort. Take time to explore and experience the islands. Give your kids task lists that require them to collect things, take photographs, or draw. Turn your island getaway into an educational holiday that is fun for both parents, and kids.