One of the top travel trends this year, has been extended or large families travelling together, and its a rapidly growing market.
Are you keen to getaway with your Grandparents, kids, aunts, uncles, or your close group of friends?
Whatever the reason, travelling as a group is gaining popularity. Kids get to play with their mates, as well as make new friends, Mum and Dad get an adults only dinner or two, and Grandparents get to spend quality time with everyone.
I recently travelled to Fiji and saw lots of large families staying at Treasure Island. This is a lovely resort, set on it’s own atoll. Lovely sandy beach surrounds the small 15 hectare island, you can literally walk around it in 10 minutes. Set in the middle of this oasis is a turtle sanctuary, where they hatch, grow and release turtles.
Fiji has many other accommodation options suitable for travelling with extended family or friends.
Denarau and Mamanuca Islands
In the heart of Denarau Island, Sheraton Denarau Villas boast a
selection of two and three-bedroom options. Each villa contains
dining and laundry facilities and has a private terrace, perfect
for families looking for their own space.
Just under an hour from Port Denarau by boat, in the Mamanuca
Islands, Plantation Island Resort has six room types and,
therefore, multiple options to accommodate families of
different sizes. With plenty of water and land-based activities
available, including an inflatable waterpark, golf course and
a selection of dining options, the resort has something for
everyone. Located directly next door is Lomani Island Resort, an
adults-only sanctuary for the grown-ups when they need some
VOMO Island, also in the Mamanuca Islands, is another family
favourite, boasting two private islands for families to explore,
plus a kids’ village and baby butlers available to hire. The resort’s
four residences are ideal for large family groups, each boasting
a private pool and outdoor living area, plus a full kitchen for onsite
Located on the Coral Coast, Shangri-La’s Fijian Resort & Spa caters well to family groups, with six restaurants, two bars, three swimming pools and its own waterpark available to keep all family members entertained.
In addition, the resort’s dedicated adults-only area is the perfect place for adult family members to relax and enjoy some well earned down time.
Modelled on a traditional Fijian village, Outrigger Fiji Beach Resort offers a selection of room types, including the plantation family bure which
accommodates up to six family members. There’s an abundance of family-friendly activities on offer, including visiting the Sigatoka Markets, exploring
the nearby Kula WILD Adventure Park and joining the resort’s volunteering programme, which assists local communities.
The adventure capital of Viti Levu
Nanuku Auberge Resort currently offers a range of residences suitable for families of different sizes, with brand new one-to-two bedroom Auberge Beach Villas also available to stay in from November 2018.
Located in Pacific Harbour, renowned as the adventure capital of Fiji, the resort offers up to 50 ‘Auberge Adventures’, including visiting the resort’s private island,
snorkelling, shark diving, ziplining, waterfall hiking and white-water rafting.
To find out more about these resorts, or find out how to organise a group holiday, email
Thanks to Tourism Fiji for some of the text