Family Activities in Denarau
Denarau makes holidaying with kids easy and, most importantly, fun! The island packed with family-friendly five-star resorts has a great balance of child-friendly activities, where your loved ones will be looked after and entertained at the resorts’ kids’ clubs, and activities suitable for all ages so you can spend some quality family time together. Check out our Family Guide to Denarau, and start ticking the activities off the list in our things to do in Denarau for kids!
1. Cruise to the Islands for Snorkelling, Kayaking and More!
To see all those paradise islands you’ve browsed in the brochures, get on the water with a cruise from the Port Denarau Marina. Day cruises like Oolala Cruises offer family-friendly excursions packed with activities (more info on Viator and Tripadvisor). Kids will also love the sailing adventure of the Tivua Island cruise with Captain Cook Cruises (on Viator and Tripadvisor). You and your family will be whisked away on the pirate-like sailing ship to enjoy a guided snorkelling tour, glass-bottom boat tour, buffet lunch, cultural entertainment and a kava ceremony. Another option is with South Sea Cruises’ 9-hour tour to Beachcomber Island – a family-friendly trip with snorkelling, buffet lunch and free time on the island (more info on Viator and Tripadvisor). All trips have Denarau Island resort pickups included.
2. Make a Splash at the Big Bula Waterpark
That’s right, Denarau has its own waterpark! Adults and kids can jump on the giant fibreglass waterslides and kids will have a blast in the inflatable waterslides and obstacle courses at Big Bula Waterpark. When you’re not getting involved in the waterslide action yourself, you can relax at the on-site cafe.
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3. Visit a Fijian Village
Children find the Fiji island culture the most fascinating aspect of a family holiday, so jump on a cultural tour with plenty of excitement to keep kids captivated! Fiji Cultural Village (more info on Viator and Tripadvisor) offers a range of experiences around the traditional Fijian bures such as cultural shows with a traditional “lovo” feast! Alternatively, modern Fijian village visits are included in many sightseeing tours getting you to see the real Fiji, like the Coral Coast cultural tour with Valentine Tours visiting Natadola Beach and the village of Veisabasaba (more info on Viator and Tripadvisor).
4. Get the Kids Involved in a Kids’ Club
Denarau’s family-friendly resorts offer kids’ clubs for their young guests, which is a fantastic way for kids to mingle with kids their own age and engage in the local culture. Resorts like the Radisson Blu‘s Blu Banana Kids Club has fun-filled itineraries of Fijian games and crafts for ages 1-3 and 4-12. Sheraton Fiji Resort‘s kids’ club activities include face painting, fish feeding, language lessons and much more. The Fiji Hilton Beach Resort‘s IKA Kids’ Club features an outdoor play area, as well as two indoor activity rooms where the young guests can engage in local arts and crafts all day.
5. Fly Through the Trees on a Giant Zipline
The ultimate adventure for kids and adults alike is in the forests of Nadi, a short drive from Denarau. Hotel pick-up is included in ziplining tours with Zip Fiji and Sleeping Giant Zipline Fiji. The experience includes more than just zooming on giant ziplines, with waterfalls, caves and magnificent tropical forest to discover. Find out more in our 5 Best Zipline Tours in Fiji.
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6. Spend Some Family Pool Time Together
What kid doesn’t love to spend pool time with mum and dad?! Every resort in Denarau has at least one pool, but most have multiple options to keep things constantly fresh. Resorts like the Radisson Blu Resort have a dedicated kids’ pool complete with a waterslide, while the Hilton Fiji Beach Resort has a whopping seven outdoor pools to choose from!
7. Enjoy the High-Speed Thrills of a Jet Boat Ride
Jet boats are a fun and exciting way for all family members to get out on the water. Suitable for thrill-seekers of all ages, jet boat rides with Excitor Fiji and Jet Fiji will take you down the river inlets and off the shores of Denarau. Jet boats are unlike any other speed boat, gliding on the water with a jet-propulsion system that allows the boat to do full 360-degree spins and other epic tricks.
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8. Get Muddy at the Sabeto Hot Springs
The mud pools and hot springs complex just a short drive from Denarau is an enjoyable and affordable experience for all ages. Kids will love the novelty of spreading wet mud all over themselves, while mum and dad will get some time to relax in the hot springs. Tours from Denarau like the Mud Pool & Garden Tour with Excite Tours & Travel take families straight to the mud pool action, as well as giving the opportunity to explore the Garden of the Sleeping Giant – another fantastic activity for all the family with plenty of space for kids to run around. For more excursions like this, check out The Best Day Trips from Denarau.
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9. Give the Little Ones a New Look with Hair Braids
How are you kids going to show their classmates that they’ve been on holiday without having a head full of braids?! This signature holiday activity is also available in the family-friendly resorts in Denarau, occasionally in Port Denarau, as well as at the Big Bula Waterpark (more info on Viator and Tripadvisor). It’s an affordable activity that can also be coupled with one of the 11 Free & Cheap Things to Do in Denarau.
10. Let the Kids Loose at the Resort Playgrounds
No matter where in the world they are, kids love playgrounds. All the family-friendly resorts in Denarau have their own outdoor playgrounds with slides, swings – the full works. Take a walk around the open resorts and give your loved ones a new park to play in every day. It makes for a pleasant walk for you and a fun way to spend an afternoon for them!