14-Day Family Itinerary for Fiji
For the active family that wants to experience the different landscapes, seascapes, islands, villages, cities and resorts of Fiji, this 14-day family itinerary is for you. While it’s tempting to sit in the same resort for two weeks, Fiji has so much more to offer. Between the bustling markets of Nadi to the tropical rainforests of Taveuni, there’s enough to keep the whole family captivated for the whole two weeks. In this Fiji family itinerary: 14 days, we provide an itinerary for the family who wants to be on the move and see a wide variety of sights, as well as plenty of days to relax and refresh. The itinerary includes recommendations for family-friendly resorts, activities that kids love, and the easiest transport methods to get between regions and islands.
For a more chilled itinerary with less travel, see What to Do for 14 Days in Fiji on a Family Vacation TI014.
How to Get Around Fiji in 14 Days
The itinerary below involves both road and overwater travel. Here is a quick rundown of how to get around Fiji with a family.
Road Transport in Fiji
The three islands mentioned on this itinerary, Viti Levu, Taveuni and Vanua Levu, all have roads with transport including public buses, taxis and car rentals. Public buses are your cheapest transport option and are a good way to get between Nadi and Suva on Viti Levu, especially when using the air-conditioned express buses. Taxis take the stress out of driving in a foreign country but agree on a price before doing long trips as metres are not used outside of Nadi and Suva. Finally, there is a wide range of car rentals on Viti Levu, but less so on Vanua Levu and Taveuni. Nevertheless, car rentals are a popular choice for their convenience.
Overwater Transport in Fiji
While ferries provide cheap passage between islands, the most appropriate transport for families are domestic flights. The itinerary below includes two domestic flights, which are in small planes so be sure to book as soon as possible. Note that the domestic luggage allowance has tighter limitations than your international flight to Fiji, so be careful not to overpack. We do include one ferry crossing in this itinerary between Taveuni and Vanua Levu, a better ferry crossing option for kids as the journey is less than two hours.
For more information on getting to each destination on this itinerary, see:
Day 1 – Nadi
Nadi is your arrival city in Fiji and one of the biggest tourist hubs on the islands! Needless to say, there’s plenty to do here with children, from ziplining through stunning tropical rainforest to covering yourself in mud at the Sabeto Hot Springs – just about the only time you’ll want your kids looking this muddy! As for accommodation, Nadi is brimming with hotels and resorts packed with facilities, such as swimming pools and kids’ clubs, so there’s even the opportunity to relax on your first day should you want to immediately transition into “Fiji time“. Get more inspiration in The Guide to Nadi for Families.
Things to Do in Nadi with Kids
- Fly through a tropical forest on a zipline course
- Play on the slides at the Big Bula Waterpark (more info on Viator and Tripadvisor)
- Get muddy (and relax) at the Sabeto Hot Springs & Mud Pools
- Walk around the forest wonderland that is the Garden of the Sleeping Giant
- Take an island day cruise to the Mamanuca Islands – see 10 Best Day Cruises in Fiji for details.
For more details and more suggestions, see 10 Things to Do in Nadi with Kids.
Family Accommodation in Nadi
- Fiji Marriott Resort Momi Bay (kids club available)
- First Landing Resort (kids club available)
- DoubleTree Resort by Hilton – Sonaisali Island (kids club available)
- Club Fiji Resort
- Fiji Gateway Hotel
- Tokatoka Resort Hotel
- Ramada Suites Wailoaloa Beach
- Tanoa Skylodge Hotel
- Grand West’s Villas
- Nadi Nalagi Hotel
For more details on our top picks, check out 10 Best Family Resorts in Nadi.
Day 2 – Nadi to the Coral Coast
Drive time: 1-2 hours depending on which accommodation you choose
It’s now time to hit the road and discover the real Fiji. The first stop is the Coral Coast, one of the most popular regions for holidaying families. The resorts here are fabulous, providing a wide range of family activities, as well as kids’ clubs should your kids want a holiday from mum and dad. Additionally, the adventures here are fun for all ages, especially at the Kula Wild Adventure Park and on a jet boat tour with Sigatoka River Safari. And don’t worry, you have plenty of time to try a few things here, as we have given you more time to enjoy the Coral Coast tomorrow.
Things to Do on the Coral Coast with Kids
- See tropical wildlife and play on the waterslides at the Kula Wild Adventure Park (more info on Viator and Tripadvisor)
- Go horse riding on Natadola Beach
- Jump on a jet boat tour to remote villages among amazing scenery on the Sigatoka River (on Viator and Tripadvisor)
- Treat the kids to a beginner’s scuba diving lesson for children aged 8 and above
- Let the kids make their own glass creations at Hot Glass Fiji.
Check out 10 Things to Do on the Coral Coast with Kids for more ideas.
Family Accommodation on the Coral Coast
- InterContinental Fiji Golf Resort & Spa (kids club available)
- Outrigger Fiji Beach Resort (kids club available)
- The Naviti Resort (kids club available)
- The Warwick Fiji (kids club available)
- Fiji Hideaway Resort & Spa (kids club available)
- Shangri-La’s Fijian Resort & Spa (kids club available)
- Gecko’s Resort
- Coral Coast Beachfront Villa (holiday home)
- Mango Bay Resort
- Likuri Island Resort (kids club available)
Learn more about our top recommendations 10 Best Family-Friendly Resorts on the Coral Coast.
Day 3 – Coral Coast
As you may have noticed, there is a lot to do on the Coral Coast, so spending an extra day here is a must! If you have older kids, how about a walk in the fascinating Sigatoka Sand Dunes National Park, Fiji’s first national park? Alternatively, there’s an amazing waterfall to discover at Biausevu Village where the kids are sure to love splashing in the swimming hole below the falls. And if that’s not enough, head to The Guide to the Coral Coast for Families for more ideas.
Day 4 – Coral Coast to the Pacific Harbour
Drive time: 1-2 hours depending on which accommodation you choose
The Pacific Harbour is known in Fiji as the “adventure capital”. Among some of the more gnarly activities, such as shark diving, there are adventure activities suitable for older kids. The Navua River is a natural playground and the base for jet boating tours, white water rafting and river tubing! If your kids have a lot of energy then they’re sure to love this part of Fiji. Otherwise, cultural shows at the Arts Village or simply relaxing by the pool or beach are other ways to enjoy the Pacific Harbour.
Things to Do on the Pacific Harbour with Kids
- Enjoy amazing snorkelling at the Beqa Lagoon
- Go river tubing (floating in an inflatable ring) on the Navua River
- Visit the cultural theme park of the Arts Village
- Try white water rafting on the Navua River (suitable for ages 8 years+)
- Enjoy safe swimming at Debua Beach and at the beach resorts.
How about more ideas in 10 Things to Do on the Pacific Harbour with Kids?
Family Accommodation on the Pacific Harbour
- Nanuku Auberge Resort (kids club available)
- Uprising Beach Resort
- Beqa Lagoon Resort
- ULTIQA Fiji Palms Resort
- Club Oceanus Resort
See more family-friendly options in our 8 Best Family-Friendly Resorts on the Pacific Harbour & Beqa.
Day 5 – Pacific Harbour
As mentioned, there’s a lot to experience on the Pacific Harbour! If you missed out on ziplining in Nadi, then you have another opportunity with Zip Fiji to fly through the forests here (more info on Viator and Tripadvisor). If you’re staying at one of the resorts, don’t miss a cultural show known as a “meke” which is always super captivating for the whole family. And the list goes on in Guide to the Pacific Harbour & Beqa for Families.
Day 6 – Pacific Harbour to Suva
Drive time: 1 hour
From the adventure capital to Fiji’s administrative capital, it’s time to hit the road to Suva. The bustling city sure adds variety to your family getaway, awash with shops, eateries and some amazing markets to mingle with the locals. To keep the kids happy, there’s the Fiji Museum or stop by the Orchid Island cultural centre on the way into Suva where you’ll learn all about the flora, fauna and culture of Fiji. Find out more about how to spend your time here in The Guide to Suva for Families.
Things to Do in Suva with Kids
- Walk through the forests to waterfalls in the Colo-i-Suva Forest Park. Guided walks are also available with Kay Services Tour (more info on Viator and Tripadvisor)
- Have a cultural day at Orchid Island culture centre
- Get educated at the Fiji Museum
- Play in the playground and build sandcastles at My Suva Park
- Get out of the heat with a movie at the cinema.
And for more ideas, see 10 Things to Do in Suva With Kids.
Family Accommodation in Suva
- Holiday Inn Suva
- Victoria Palms Hotel
- Novotel Suva Lami Bay
- Suva Motor Inn
- Quest Suva
- Grand Pacific Hotel
- Colo-i-Suva Rainforest Eco Resort
- Suva Hideaway Villa
- Elixir Hotel & Serviced Apartments
- Tagimoucia House Hotel
For more information on most of these accommodations, take a look at the 10 Family Accommodation in Suva.
Day 7 – Suva to Taveuni (via Nausori Airport)
Drive/flight time: 40 minutes/1h20mins
You’ve experienced the mainland of Fiji, but now discover a different pace of life and pristine landscapes of Fiji’s outer islands. Taveuni is nicknamed the “garden island” due to its fertile volcanic soils harbouring verdant rainforests. The scuba diving around the island is also fantastic with the famed Rainbow Reef right on its doorstep. Plus, about 80% of the island is covered in the breathtaking Bouma National Heritage Park. More on that later, but for now, take your flight from Nausori Airport to Matei Airport on Taveuni and get settled in your family-friendly accommodation.
Family Accommodation on Taveuni
- Maravu Taveuni Lodge
- Tides Reach Resort
- Waruka Bay Resort
- Taveuni Palms Resort
- Aroha Taveuni Resort
- Paradise Taveuni
- Maqai Beach Eco Resort
- Makaira Resort
For more information on our recommended accommodations, see our 10 Best Family Resort on Taveuni.
Day 8 – Taveuni
Take the time today to immerse in the fascinating Fijian culture, whether it’s through using Fijian fishing methods on a family fishing trip or meeting Fijian children during a village visit. The culture of Taveuni is rich and authentic, providing an educational experience for the whole family. And for the big kids (i.e. mum and dad) you’re bound to have a blast at the Waitavala Sliding Rocks, Taveuni’s natural waterslide.
Things to Do in Taveuni with Kids
- Snorkel at the Rainbow Reef or Waitabu Marine Reserve
- Visit a Fijian school on a village tour
- Catch dinner all together on a Fijian fishing trip
- See the birds and enjoy an educational visit to Na Bogi Ono Farms
- Slide down the Waitavala Sliding Rocks.
For more information and more ideas, see 10 Things to Do on Taveuni with Kids.
Day 9 – Taveuni
Your final full day on Taveuni should definitely be exploring the Bouma National Heritage Park. Either independently with a rental car or as a tour with your resort, you can visit up to four different attractions on the southeast side of the national park. The most appropriate do to with kids is to visit Bouma Falls, an impressive chain of falls in three different sections. The first section is just a mere 10 minutes walk from Bouma Village, then it’s another 10 minutes to the next falls and another 10 up a steeper hike if your kids are feeling up to the challenge. The walk is rewarded with a fresh dip in the beautiful swimming hole with stunning waterfall and rainforest scenery.
And if that doesn’t sound like your family’s things, then get more ideas in The Guide to Taveuni for Families.
Day 10 – Taveuni to Vanua Levu
Ferry time: 1h30mins
Today you will be taking the Taveuni Princess from Korean Wharf near Lovonivonu over the Somosomo Strait to Buca Bay on Vanua Levu. From there, bus transport is provided down the Hibiscus Highway to the town of Savusavu, your base for the next few days. There are some fantastic resorts on Vanua Levu, especially for families so everyone can relax and experience “Fiji time” for their last few days in paradise. We’ll go through some accommodation options now then give you more activities to do tomorrow.
Family Accommodation on Vanua Levu
- Jean-Michel Cousteau Resort Fiji (kids’ club available)
- The Remote Resort
- Sau Bay
- Daku Fiji Resort
- Koro Sun Resort (kids’ club available)
- Savusavu Hot Springs Hotel
- Sigasiga Sands Resort
- Gecko Lodge Fiji
- La Dolce Vita Holiday Villas
- Savasi Island Resort
For more information on all these places to stay, check out the 10 Best Family Accommodation in Vanua Levu.
Day 11 – Vanua Levu
Now you get to experience a more off-the-beaten-track family holiday resort destination in Fiji. Vanua Levu is surrounded by incredible underwater seascapes, backed up by renowned resorts like the Jean-Michel Cousteau Resort. This resort has an award-winning kids’ club where the little ones are sure to be captivated by the underwater world through glass-bottom boat tours, while mum and dad have the opportunity to dive in the stunning Namena Marine Reserve.
Things to Do on Vanua Levu with Kids
- Snorkel at the famous Rainbow Reef, Split Rock or Namena Marine Reserve
- Learn how to cook Fijian food together
- Craft your own Fijian souvenirs
- Watch dolphins and snorkel on a dolphin cruise
- Take the kids to one of the fun and educational kids’ clubs.
For more information on each activity, with a few more recommendations, see 10 Things to Do on Vanua Levu with Kids.
Day 12 – Vanua Levu
Today is a good day to fit in some of the famous “Fiji time“. It’s been quite an active trip so remember to give the family some time to relax and that is exactly what this time on Vanua Levu is all about. With much more relaxed resorts than on Viti Levu, this is the perfect place for the family to slow down. Make use of the resort’s complimentary activities, like kayaking, beach volleyball, croquet and more. Treat your other half to a spa treatment, or indulge in a massage together by making use of the nanny, babysitting or kids’ club services in your resort. If you need ideas, see 10 Glorious Ways to Relax in Fiji.
Day 13 – Vanua Levu
For your last full day on Vanua Levu, take a trip into Savusavu town with some excellent eateries, a bustling market, hot springs and picturesque bays. If there was anything on the list of 10 Things to Do on Vanua Levu with Kids then now is your last opportunity to do it!
For more ideas on what to do, browse through The Guide to Vanua Levu for Families.
Day 14 – Savusavu to Nadi International Airport
Flight time: 1h10mins
Say goodbye to Vanua Levu as you make use of your resort’s airport transfer to Savusavu Airport and fly back to Nadi International Airport. There, you’ll be right where you need to be to catch your connecting flight to your next destination. Easy!