When describing the perfect family holiday, my thoughts jump directly to Plantation Island Resort in Fiji.
Waking up in a Studio Ocean Bure at Plantation Island, with the sound of the waves lapping; being as active or relaxed as you want to be is the recipe for the best holiday. It truly is a 3 star resort, in a 5 star location.
Just 45 minutes by boat from the main island, it’s easy to reach Plantation, the closer you get the water becomes more azure, palm trees beckon in a calming dreamlike vibe.
It is such a warm welcome from the singing resort staff, and the warmth of their hospitality doesn’t end there, it stays with you until you leave.
At Plantation Island there are two kids club’s. Free access to Coconuts for 4 to 12 year olds and Lairo Club for 13 to 16 year olds.
Coconuts run a daily program of scavenger hunts, fish feeding, craft making, games and movies each night from 7.30pm, giving Mum and Dad time for an adult meal
Lairo organises activities and games, including kayaking, touch rugby, soccer and water polo.
For younger children the resort has a creche and baby sitting service.
Bula Bikes hire easy to ride, single gear bikes in a variety of sizes to suite the whole family, including training wheels, baskets and other gadgets to hire. The tracks are all easy to ride, all the way round to Musket Cove resort next door.
For families wanting to explore further afield the Island Hopper service makes a great full or half day out to neighbouring resorts of Castaway, Malolo and Mana, with a cocktail stop at all and snorkeling opportunities
There are plenty of meal options at Plantation Island. Ol Copra Shed open for buffet breakfast and dinner and a la carte lunch, Black Coral for a la carte dining, a cafe, snack bar and supermarket. Plus Brigham bar for nightly cocktails.
Half board and Full board meal plans are available.
The resort is well laid out, with easy access to the main part of the resort; 3 swimming pools, plus the amazing beach all in easy reach.
Some of the best snorkeling I’ve done in Fiji is located just off the beach, or you can venture further to a sand bank close by, or deeper water snorkel trip.
It was such a pleasure to stay here, and my family all said it was the best holiday ever, I can highly recommend it