Family Activities in Nadi
Keep the kids entertained with these family-friendly activities in Nadi! Whether your tribe are into adventure, the great outdoors, or simply relaxing by the pool, there’s an activity in Nadi for every family. The great thing about a Nadi holiday is that there’s enough variation in activities to keep the kids stimulated for the entire vacation. You know what they say: if the kids are happy, then you’ll have a happy holiday! So take a look at this list of the best things to do in Nadi with kids!
1. Fly Through the Forest on a Zipline Course
Ziplining is kind of a big thing in Fiji. With all that tropical forest to soar through, what better way to see it than via zipline?! Kids certainly love it and it’s an activity suitable for all ages. In Nadi, you have two adventures to choose from: the forest-zipping and cave adventure with Zip Fiji or the waterfall and tropical rainforest zipline option with Sleeping Giant Zipline. Find out more in our 5 Best Zipline Tours in Fiji.
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2. Scuba or Snorkel with Tropical Fish
Open your kids’ eyes to the astonishing underwater world on a snorkelling or scuba diving trip. Snorkelling is usually the easiest option to go with for young kids who can swim unaided, but if you’re looking for something more adventurous, try scuba diving! Children aged 10 and over and who are able to swim can join a guided PADI Discover Scuba trip to the beautiful coral reefs just off the shores of Nadi. While most resorts have their own preferred dive centres to recommend, a good place to start is with the Scuba Bula Dive Centre at Momi Bay. They offer introductory guided dive trips (PADI Discover Scuba) for 10 years+, as well as bubblemaking PADI courses for 8 years+.
3. Take an Island Day Cruise to the Mamanuca Islands
Those white sandy beaches and palm tree-filled islands that you pictured Fiji to be all about are just off the coast of Nadi in an island group called the Mamanuca Islands. There are many island day trips and excursions to take from the shores of Nadi, Denarau and Vuda Point, and most resorts will be able to organise the best trip from your accommodation. We like the Savala Island Day Cruise from Denarau with Oolala Cruises, including a glass-bottom boat, fishing feeding, snorkelling, kayaking, relaxing and more family-friendly activities.
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4. Visit a Fijian Village
The customs, food, songs and dancing are fascinating to witness in Fiji. A visit to a Fijian village gives you and your family a chance to observe and take part in traditions that have remained much the same in the islands for centuries. While your hotel can organise a local village visit for you, one of the most entertaining options for kids is the shows and cultural experiences at Fiji Culture Village. The traditional-style village can be explored on a self-guided tour or vamp up the experience with multiple options, like guided tours, traditional feasts and cultural performances that are sure to stick with the family as being a highlight of the holiday!
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5. Make a Splash at the Big Bula Waterpark
Kids and kids-at-heart will love the Big Bula Waterpark! Situated a short drive from Nadi on Denarau Island, the waterpark has a generous selection of fun fibreglass waterslides, inflatable slides and obstacle courses that will keep the kids entertained all day! In between splashing around, treat the little ones to hair braiding and have a bite to eat at the on-site cafe.
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6. Get Muddy at the Sabeto Hot Springs and Mud Pools
Muddy fun awaits at the Sabeto Hot Springs, a short drive from Nadi in the Sabeto Foothills. The outdoor hot springs facility has wet mud to lather all over yourself, then let it dry on your skin before washing it off in various hot pools fed by a natural hot spring. The Sabeto Hot Springs is owned and run by a family in the local village, where their warm hospitality gives you a good insight into the Fijian way of life. There’s also has a massage parlour, souvenirs and sometimes meals prepared by one of the local villagers, which is a great local culinary experience if your kids are not fussy eaters.
7. Relax at the Beach
What kid doesn’t love the beach?! If you don’t have the time to head to some of the best beaches in Fiji on a Mamanuca Islands Cruise (see above), then head to the beaches in Nadi. Nadi’s two main beaches, Wailoaloa Beach and Nadi Bay Beach are good options for your usual beach activities such as paddling and building sandcastles, despite not looking at paradise-like as other beaches in Fiji. They are lined with resorts to pop in for food. A more idyllic beach lies on the Coral Coast at Natadola Beach, which is about an hour’s drive south but makes for a good day trip. The beach also has a couple of resorts, as well as horse trek tours.
8. Let the Kids Learn About the Fijian Culture at a Kids Club
One of the best ways for kids to learn more about the Fijian culture is through kids clubs available in selected Nadi resorts. Kids clubs get the kids involved in Fijian games, crafts and other fun activities! Resorts with kids clubs in the Nadi area are in Vuda Point, Momi Bay and Denarau. Check out our 10 Best Family Resorts in Nadi and 8 Best Family Resorts in Denarau to see which ones have kids’ club.
9. Explore the Forest Wonderland that is the Garden of the Sleeping Giant
It’s not all about the beaches in Fiji. Inland lies lush tropical rainforests with an excellent example at the Garden of the Sleeping Giant. The garden is located in the Sabeto Foothills – the same area as the Sabeto Hot Springs, so they are good activities to couple together. The 30-minute loop walk around the orchid garden and forest is an excellent way to experience the great outdoors. Plus, there’s plenty of space for the kids to run around. Check out Uniquely Fiji‘s tour to both the Sebato Hot Springs and the Garden of the Sleeping Giant included!
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10. Spend a Day by the Pool
You know how kids can have hours of fun in the pool, so getting some R&R time on the sun loungers while the kids splash around is not a bad way to spend a day in Nadi. The vast majority of family hotels we recommend in our 10 Family Resorts in Nadi have pools, but check out the pool at the Grand West’s Villas which has a waterslide!