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7 Best Family Resorts on Kadavu

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Family Accommodation on Kadavu

For families who love to adventure together, Kadavu is the ideal Fiji destination. Kadavu is not your average Fiji island. Here, there’s effortless cultural immersion to experience, the Great Astrolabe Reef to explore, waterfalls, rare birds, rainforest walks and much more! What makes discovering this pristine island in Fiji all the easier for families is the high-quality services of Kadavu’s resorts. Sure, not all the resorts are as “luxurious” as what you might find in the Mamanuca Islands or the Coral Coast, but resorts will go above and beyond to ensure you have an unforgettable family holiday in their island paradise. See some of the services the resorts provide in The Guide to Kadavu for Families and check out your family resorts on Kadavu in the list below!

1. Oneta Resort

A family-run resort on Ono Island, just off the north coast of Kadavu, Oneta Resort is a safe go-to for a family getaway. The resort has a number of villas and bures suitable for families, each with its unique design and charm. The Archway Bure is a great choice for large families with six single beds separated by hanging bamboo mats, an ensuite bathroom and two outdoor showers. On the north side of Oneta Beach, there are two villas that used to make up the Koromakawa Resort but are now run by Oneta Resort. The villas have multiple bedrooms, ensuring privacy for the whole family, as well as seclusion from the rest of the resort for an intimate family getaway. Fishing, diving, snorkelling, kayaking and more can be enjoyed here, while mum and dad are free to make use of the babysitting service available.

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2. Kokomo Private Island Fiji

Luxury in Kadavu can be found at Kokomo Private Island. The private island resort has a wealth of activities suitable for kids, from towable watersports to a kids’ and teens’ club. Each of the 21 Beachfront Villas and five Luxury Residences have their own private pool and garden for the whole family to enjoy. Villas come in two and three bedrooms, while the residences have up to six bedrooms. Other adventures on the island include scuba diving, snorkelling, fishing, spa, waterfall tours, yoga, farm tours and much more! See some of the activities available for kids in 10 Things to Do in Kadavu with Kids!

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3. Matava Resort

This eco-friendly resort on the southern shores of East Kadavu is a suitable getaway for families with older children. The Family Oceanview Bures have a queen bed with either one or two single beds, keeping the family together. Lighting and hot water are provided through solar power, while you’ll be able to charge devices during the evenings. Not that electricity will be your main concern when there’s amazing snorkelling trips to be had, ocean kayaking excursions and some of the best birdwatching even within the resort. Note that bures do not have cots or other specific child facilities and that the resort has a child policy where kids under seven years are not permitted to be in the resort restaurant after 7pm (an early dinner for families with young children will be provided).

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4. Tiliva Resort

Families staying at the Tiliva Resort will stay in one of their simple yet comfortable bures with a private deck, hot water, ensuite and, a rarity on the outer islands, free Wifi! Aside from amazing snorkelling and scuba diving at the Great Astrolabe Reef, Tiliva Resort offers tours to waterfalls, hikes on Vatalutu Island, fishing, kayaking and a weekly traditional Fijian Lovo feast! See more accommodation like this in 10 Best Accommodation on Kadavu for Foodies.

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5. Mai Dive Astrolabe Reef Resort

Another amazing option on Ono Island is the Mai Dive Astrolabe Reef Resort. As the name suggests, scuba diving and snorkelling are the main reasons to stay at Mai Dive Resort, but waterfall hikes and sunset cruises are also available to enjoy here. Accommodation is in simple but supremely clean bures made with local sustainable materials and runs on solar power. Every bure has a double and two single beds in one open-plan bedroom, or there is the option of separating some lodges into two independent accommodations for privacy.

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6. Matana Beach Resort

Also known as Dive Kadavu Fiji, Matana Beach Resort is in Central Kadavu and is Kadavu’s longest established resort. The resort has just 10 bures nestled in tropical gardens, two of which have two bedrooms for families. Electricity is available throughout the night to power the fans and lights, so it’s a place to truly unplug, get the kids off their phones, and enjoy some real family time together. That time could be swimming off the white sand beach, snorkelling at the resort’s exclusive snorkelling site with beautiful coral, kayaking to deserted beaches, walking through the rainforest and much more. See more accommodation like this in the 5 Best Budget Accommodation on Kadavu.

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7. Papageno Resort

For an all-inclusive stay in the secluded Malawai Bay, Papageno Resort will provide. The resort has six types of accommodation to choose from the more affordable Garden Room with two double beds for families up to the most elite option, the Royal Oceanfront Bure with three double bedrooms. There’s really accommodation for any family here, providing somewhere comfortable and pleasant to stay in between days of scuba diving (including a Bubble Maker PADI course for kids), visiting Fijian villages for arts and crafts, and hiking to the resort’s very own waterfall.

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[CLOSED] Waisalima Beach Resort & Dive Centre

This dive resort on the southern shores of Ono Island is ideal for budgeting families that are not too fussy about facilities. Waisalima Beach Resort has simple facilities with some bures having shared bathrooms, made up for with its amazing location just off the Great Astrolabe Reef. The resorts offer and range of complimentary activities, such as snorkelling, volleyball, crab racing, Kava ceremonies, kayaking and much more. Babysitting services are available also. Get more inspiration for things to do in 10 Things to Do in Kadavu.

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More About Family Resorts on Kadavu

That’s it from the best family resorts on Kadavu. See how they compare to the 20 Best Family Resorts in Fiji. Plus, get even more tips in The Complete Travel Guide to Fiji for Families.


Laura S.

This article was reviewed and published by Laura, editor in chief and co-founder of Fiji Pocket Guide. Since arriving solo in the South Pacific over 10 years ago with nothing but a backpack and a background in journalism, her mission has been to show the world how easy (and awesome) it is to explore a paradise such as Fiji. She knows the islands inside-out and loves sharing tips on how best to experience Fiji’s must-dos and hidden gems. Laura is also editor of several other South Pacific travel guides.

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