Family Accommodation on the Suncoast, Fiji
For families looking for their next adventure in Fiji, set your sights on the glorious Suncoast. Peppered with family-friendly resorts, luxury private villas and budget homestays, there’s something for every family here. After days soaking in the tranquil scenery from your private pool or seeing the smiles on the little ones’ faces on a dolphin cruise, you’ll wonder why you didn’t explore the sunny side of Fiji earlier. Find some exceptional places to stay there with this list of family resorts on the Suncoast.
While you’re here, you might also be interested in The Guide to the Suncoast for Families.
1. Wananavu Beach Resort
With a wide range of room types for families and activities you can all enjoy together, you can’t go too far wrong with one of the Suncoast’s premium resorts, Wananavu Beach Resort. Parents and kids will enjoy their own space in the Two Bedroom Garden View Bure, Beachfront Bure and Family Villa complete with a master bedroom and a room with two single beds. Get stuck into a range of activities together, such as dolphin watching, snorkelling and an excursion to a Fijian village and waterfall slide. In fact, many of the Wananavu’s experiences feature on our 10 Things to Do on the Suncoast with Kids.
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2. Dolphin Island
Treat your loved ones to a luxury stay on a private island resort at Dolphin Island. Your family will receive the staff’s utmost attention on this island resort with only one Main Bure suitable for families and a handful of one-bedroom Guest Bure Suites. The Main Bure boasts an elevated position in the centre of the island with an infinity pool and lounging areas just outside. There are many ways you can enjoy your bespoke “Fiji time” together as a family, from a waterfall visit to touring the Suncoast and its villages. Kids also have the chance to receive snorkelling instruction, or if their older, scuba diving training. Otherwise, spend time with the island’s host in a children’s cooking class or Tapa-making class. See more options like this in our list of 5 Best Luxury Accommodation on the Suncoast.
3. Volivoli Beach Resort
Secluded on the northern tip of Viti Levu, Volivoli Beach Resort is far enough away to let the stress of modern life wash away while being close enough to the town of Rakiraki for some shopping or checking out the Suncoast attractions. What’s more, every room at the Volivoli Beach Resort is suitable for a family of four, whether it’s something more affordable in a shared Ocean View room or pure luxury in the two-bedroom Luxury Ocean Front Villa with a private pool. The resort has two restaurants, the casual Ra Bar & Restaurant serving kids’ favourites and the fine dining Nuku Bar & Grill that mum and dad will love. As for activities, the usual Fiji activities are all on the menu.
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4. Dreamview Villas
Enjoy ample space yet complete privacy in your own private villa at Dreamview Villas. The ultra-modern villas sleep up to six guests, as well as including all the essential amenities to have a home-away-from-home experience. Enjoy a glass of wine on the balcony as you soak in the coastal views or watch the little ones play in your own outdoor pool. While the villas have a well-equipped kitchen to cook up produce bought from the nearby town of Rakiraki, there’s also the option to have meals delivered straight to your door with the gourmet meal order service which includes a kids’ menu. While you’re here, your hosts can organise scuba diving, fishing and snorkelling trips.
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5. Bularangi Villa
Another fantastic private villa option for families, Bularangi boasts stunning views across to Nanunu I Ra Island from its sunny location on the Suncoast. The villa sleeps six people across three bedrooms with three bathrooms. All the essential amenities are there with the luxurious extras like a large outdoor pool, five outdoor decks, oceanfront bure and luxury sun loungers to make your stay on the Suncoast extra special. Either cook for yourself or take advantage of an in-villa chef for a special occasion. With your days, you can enjoy scuba diving in the famous Bligh Waters, snorkelling, horse riding trips to local villages or an in-villa cooking class.
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6. The BeeHive Fiji
For families on a budget, consider the hospitality of The BeeHive Fiji. Family rooms are in the Honey Dorm sleeping a family of five on a bunk and one double bunk. The homestay-like accommodation, which also operates as an apiary (bee farm), is nestled in a peaceful location among sugar cane fields. The accommodation makes a good option for those with their own vehicle to explore the surrounding area, which is just 10km from Rakiraki, in between days by the accommodation’s outdoor pool.
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7. Betham’s Beach Cottages
Situated just 10m (33ft) away from the beach on the island of Nananu-i-Ra, Batham’s Beach Cottages make a great destination for a relaxing family holiday. The two-bedroom cottages have a queen and a double bed with ensuite. You can be as independent as you like with your own kitchen facilities. Cottages are kept cool by the tile floors and ocean breeze. You’ll have to be good at entertaining yourselves with island walks and swimming, with some activities available such as scuba diving, snorkelling, kayaking and windsurfing. Access to the island with the accommodation’s boat transfer.
8. Dua Dua Beach Resort
If you’re staying at the Dua Dua Beach Resort then you better be prepared to relax or make your way to other resorts or attractions around the Suncoast. The Dua Dua Beach Resort solely focusses on their accommodation. For families, your best option is the Luxury Family Villa featuring two bedrooms with a king bed and two king twins, as well as a sofa bed.
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9. Tanoa Rakiraki Hotel
Located in the Suncoast hub of Rakiraki, Tanoa Rakiraki Hotel has a collection of well-appointed hotel-style rooms. Families can either enjoy separate Queen Rooms or share a Standard Room with two double beds. The hotel features an outdoor swimming pool, lawns bowls, pool table and volleyball court to keep the family entertained. Dining is also an event here serving fresh seafood and produce straight from the garden at the Pacifika Senikai Restaurant, Salusalu Bar and Forest Deck & Poolside.
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10. Tanoa Waterfront Hotel
In the town of Lautoka, just a 30-minute drive from Nadi International Airport, the Tanoa Waterfront Hotel offers Superior Rooms with a double bed and one single bed, as well as Executive Rooms with two double beds, ideal for families. Rooms are modern and well-appointed making a pleasant retreat after exploring the Suncoast and Nadi, having a splash in their child-friendly pool, and dining on local and international food at the on-site Fins Restaurant.