Are you bored with your life? Are you worried that you are not spending much time with your family? Is the stress getting to your head? Do you need to go someplace peaceful to get rid of the stress? Are you looking forward to a place with fresh air, overpowered by the saltiness of the sea?
A place to beat the heat, filled with beaches and the shade of trees. All while sipping on sweet coconut milk and watch the kids have fun. Doesn’t this seem so dreamy? Is there a possibility for a dream like this to become reality?
Welcome to the Fiji Islands, ‘the ultimate island-beach destination’. These islands are famous for their coral reefs, shallow lagoons, rocky landscapes, hot springs, archaeological sites, and beaches littered with palm trees.
The Fiji islands are the best place for some quality family time-spending. Once a British Colony, the Fiji islands now belongs to Melanesia, which falls under the domain of Oceania, in the South Pacific Ocean.
Viti Levu is the largest among the Fiji islands and is home to the capital of Fiji, Suva. Fiji consists of an archipelago of 330 islands. It has the fourth-largest barrier reef in the world and a UNESCO world heritage site. The Fiji Islands have a well-developed economy due to its abundance of natural resources.
There is so much that one can do at Fiji to spend quality with one’s family. This article aims at listing a few of the most fun things to do at Fiji, which are kid-friendly. So sit back, relax and read through this article to know about what you can expect there at Fiji, and the exotic locations and activities that it boasts.
Flying to Castaway Island:
Head over to Monuriki of the Mamanucas to visit the island popularized by Tom Hanks in the movie ‘Castaway’. One can take the 10-minute helicopter ride to this island or the 1.5 hours cruise to it. Whichever the mode of transport, this is an amazing experience for kids to get some of the most scenic views.
An island is an amazing place for swimming or building sandcastles. But the best part is that they get the chance to see the place Tom Hanks’s character, Chuck Noland, gets stranded on in the movie ‘Castaway’.
Hiking the Tavora waterfalls:
Another amazing recreation is hiking on Taveuni island. Taveuni Island, also known as ‘Fiji’s Garden of Eden’ due to its biodiversity of prehistoric ferns, wild orchids, and waterfalls. A large portion of the island is under the protection of the Bouma National Heritage Park. Trek through the jungle and head towards Tavoro waterfalls, the largest in the island, and bathe and swim in its pools.
The Likuliku Lagoon Resort is a one-of-a-kind overwater hut-themed resort. It is an out-of-the-world experience that even adults can’t afford to miss out on.
Garden of the Sleeping Giant:
It is home to 2000 different species of orchids spread across 20 hectares. It is a very relaxing place for both adults and kids, with grassy lawns, aromatic air, and hammocks.
Sabeto Hot Springs:
The Sabeto Hot Springs is a truly refreshing experience. Soak your body in a hot spring or take a mud bath. Come out feeling reinvigorated and ready to take on the world!
Snorkeling at Kadavu:
Kadavu is home to the 4th largest barrier reef in the world, the Great Astrolabe Reef. Over here, kids can swim and snorkel with friendly fishes. It is an adventurous and educational activity for children as they learn about marine life and coral, all while having the time of their lives!