What to Do in Fiji for 5 Days with a Family?
Looking for a vacation with the perfect mix of family time and mum-and-dad time? Then you are onto a good thing with Fiji! With exceptionally friendly locals who are great with kids, many resorts hosting free kids clubs, and plenty of family-friendly activities, Fiji is a spectacular destination for all ages. Even with just 5 days in Fiji, you’ll have a family holiday to remember. Check out the three Fiji 5-day plans for families below suitable for all types of family vacations.
While you’re here, don’t miss our Complete Guide to Family Travel in Fiji D235, as well as our 10 Best Family Resorts in Fiji.
5 Tips for Spending 5 Days in Fiji With the Family
- With such limited time, you’ll find it much more convenient to head to the holiday destinations closest to Nadi International Airport. Think Nadi, Denarau and the Coral Coast, all well within an hour of the airport!
- Want young members of the family to have rich learning experiences? Choose a resort with a kid’s club – many of which have fantastic educational holiday programmes.
- When booking activities, be sure to ask for family deals and children’s rates!
- Make room for the quality family time too. Many resorts have free use of beach equipment which is ideal for getting the whole family involved.
- Some of our 5-day plans below have only one day venturing outside of the resort. While activities out of the resort are a great way to keep your holiday fresh and exciting for the kids, you don’t want to pack too many of these days out into your 5-day vaccation or else you might run the risk of family members getting tired. Keep things simple!
For more tips, see our 29 Tips for Travelling With Kids in Fiji.
5-Day Relaxing Family Holiday
Fiji is the perfect destination for some time to unwind, even with the kids! It’s all about selecting the right right resort where there’s plenty to keep the kids entertained, giving you plenty of time to enjoy your holiday time too. There are even some resorts that are close enough to Nadi International Airport so you can start your holiday straight away while feeling a world away from the hustle and bustle.
5-Day Stress-Free Holiday for Fiji
For a whole host of resorts only 20-minutes drive from Nadi International Airport, choose to have your relaxing holiday in Denarau! This is where you’ll definitely experience the more relaxed pace of “Fiji time” while your kids will be entertained for the entire five days! Resorts like Radisson Blu Resort have an amazing kids club, where even from check-in they’ll get a personalised welcome from a Fijian warrior.
Here’s a sample holiday for families who want to relax in Fiji for 5 days:
Day 1: From Nadi Airport, your airport transfer will bring you straight to the reception of your Denarau Resort. Such as with Radisson Blu, kids get their own passport filled with games for their stay. Spend the rest of the day recovering from the flight and relaxing by the pool.
Day 2: Kids aged between 4 and 12 years old can jump straight into kids club, usually two separate clubs depending on age, and enjoy activities such as playing Fijian games, swimming and Fijian ceremonies. Meanwhile, spend some alone time by the pool (even the adult-only pool for extra peace and quiet). On the evening, enjoy some traditional “meke” cultural performances with your meal which is super captivating for kids and adults alike!
Day 3: While your kids return with their new-found friends at the kids club, book you and your partner some spa time. Choose from a wide range of treatments that will really make you feel like you’re on Fiji time. On the evening, enjoy a unique dining experience, such as the Lomani Wai in-pool restaurant at the Radisson, available on Mondays.
Day 4: Keep it simple and enjoy a pool day! Kids love spending time in the pool and this is a great way to have some family time together. Many resorts will have family-friendly kids features, such as the climate-controlled pools and even waterslides. On the evening, kids can enjoy the kids club torch-lighting ceremony, while mum and dad can relax with a romantic dinner together, such as a private table watching the sunset at Radisson’s “Signature Tables”.
Day 5: Depending on what time your flight is, you might get a bit of pool time before you check-out and get transferred to Nadi International Airport.
For more resorts in Denarau with incredible children services, take a look at our 10 Best Resorts in Denarau.
5-Day Active Family Holiday
Are you just as squirmy as the kids? Then keep everyone entertained with this sample Fiji 5-day holiday for active families! We recommend picking a resort in a location where there is enough to do outside of the resort, as well as plenty of in-resort activities for the whole family. Both the Coral Coast and Pacific Harbour are great options for this.
5-Day Adventure Holiday for Fiji
The Coral Coast, on the southern coast of Viti Levu, is a 45-minute drive from Nadi International Airport, but well worth the travel time to be in an area packed with family-friendly attractions and in-resort activities. You’ll find a great balance of family time, alone time and Fiji time at resorts such as the Outrigger Fiji Beach Resort. It’s often rated as the top family resort in the whole South Pacific, thanks to its engaging kids’ club and MeiMei Nanny Service.
Here’s an idea of what you could be doing on a 5-day family vacation in Fiji with a bit of adventure:
Day 1: Enjoy your airport transfer to the Outrigger Resort with a stunning drive along the Coral Coast. Check-in and settle into your family room, perhaps get some pool time in before the evening events begin, such as “meke” dancing or a kava ceremony.
Day 2: Make your first full day a resort day! There are kids clubs for 3-7 years old and 8-12 years old, with activities available all day long! Or make use of the nanny service for little ones aged 6 months to 12 years old. Teens (13+ years) can join the teens club for spear making, a Sigatoka Sand Dunes trip or other hikes and adventures outside of the resort. Mum and dad can spend the day scuba diving in gorgeous coral reefs, make use of the spa, go kayaking, and more! Meet up again with the family for a family dinner at the Sundowner Bar & Grill and watch the sunset while you eat. There’s something for even the pickiest kids on the kid’s menu.
Day 3: Spend some quality family time together by doing some snorkelling or kayaking just off the beach. Play beach volleyball then unwind by the pool before enjoying an evening of Fijian entertainment and great food.
Day 4: Book your trip at the travel desk to the Kula Wild Adventure Park and get ready for a great day out! Interact with Fiji wildlife, such as the Banded Iguana or Pacific Boa, see a colourful array of birds, enjoy a nature walk through the forest and let the kids loose at the waterpark and splash pool. Just try and get dad off the jungle waterslide! After that, the ziprail through the forest is a real thrill! If you have older children, you might want to either hire a car or book a tour to the Biausevu Village and Waterfall for a great mix of Fijian culture and nature. Back at the resort, try those last few things on the menu and catch the Fijian fire walking show.
Day 5: Get some snorkelling or pool time in before catching your transfer back to Nadi Airport.
For more family-friendly resorts on the Coral Coast, check out 10 Best Resorts on the Coral Coast.
5-Day Budget Family Holiday
You don’t have to stay in fancy resorts to have a blast with the family in Fiji! Keeping the costs down can be simply done by choosing one of the budget hotels and apartments in Nadi or Wailoaloa Beach where you’ll benefit from free airport transfers, proximity to affordable tours and activities, and, of course, some fun pool time. What’s more, food prices in our suggested hotels are more affordable, or you could even eat out in the town as the locals do with some amazingly cheap food prices.
5-Day Affordable Family Vacation in Fiji
Wailoaloa Beach is an affordable resort area just a few minutes drive from Nadi Town and the airport. While you have a few options, one of the best ones for families is the Club Fiji Resort. With their affordable family bures, 5-night packages and other frequent deals on rates, they are great value for money, especially for a beachfront resort. They also have a babysitting service.
Here’s a sample plan of a 5-day holiday for families on a budget:
Day 1: After your airport transfer, arrive at the resort and jump straight into holiday mode! Pool, beach, hammocks… It’s all there! Sit down to a family meal at the Teppanyaki feast where food is prepared on the grill right in front of you!
Day 2: Take a Nadi highlights tour with transport included to the Garden of the Sleeping Giant where the mountain towering above the garden is said to be a sleeping giant. It’s a lush tropical garden and forest with plenty of space for the kids to run around. After the garden, move onto the Sebato Mud Pools where the kids will love getting muddy! It’s a fun yet soothing experience with a mix of mud and hot pools. Stop by a Fijian market on the way back to the resort for a mix of culture and cheap food to prepare once you return to the resort! Family bures have self-contained kitchens, perfect for preparing family meals.
Day 3: Enjoy a day of resort activities for a chance to relax and spend some quality time together as a family. Play beach volleyball, teach the kids to kayak, go snorkelling and jump in the pool! If you have a bit of cash to spare, why not hop on a jet boat tour or an island-hopping day trip? The evening can be spent with a barbecue on the beach.
Day 4: Continue to enjoy the complimentary activities that the resort has to offer, such as a day by the pool, swimming at the beach, beach sports, an outdoor movie bure and more! You have all the facilities there to keep the costs down. For the evening, enjoy a fire dancing show or one of the themed evening meals on the agenda!
Day 5: Since the Nadi International Airport is just minutes away, you have plenty of time to relax and play with kids before your flight. Doesn’t that sound like the perfect holiday?
For more budget accommodation to choose from, see our 10 Best Budget Accommodation in Nadi.