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#1 ellie bb

Posted 05 February 2013 - 09:05 AM

Hi,

We are thinking of heading to fiji area (venauatu/islands) for about a week in July(ish) time. We have a 2 year old so was wondering where is best to go in fiji (island/resort) which accomodates crazy toddlers! I have had a look online and some hotels look nice but i think we would all go crazy if we were stuck on an island for 7 days without being able to go for a walk down the street or go to a local shop/park etc.

I went to fiji (nadi and then all the small islands) many years ago, pre kids, but i do not think island hopping is suitable for a toddler, so i am reaching out to anyone who has been to fiji to hopefully give me some info and recommendations on great family friendly places!

thanks!

#2 mysonsmum

Posted 05 February 2013 - 09:15 AM

I went to fiji recently with  a crazy 10 month old, we stayed at the warwick which was really nice & we would happily go back there BUT the rooms are more hotelish next time we will stay in a bure because as toddlers like to move around a lot more & need space! I have heard really good things about the Fijian Hideaway on the coral coast, all the rooms are bures so very spacious, but it's really cheap, think it's only 3.5 stars but have only heard good things about it. Also in fiji the nannies are amazing, it was the first time I ever left my son with anybody & i felt completely comfortable, she was excellent soooo loving & kind! & like $5 an hour.

#3 cward

Posted 05 February 2013 - 09:29 AM

We stayed at Hideaway many years ago when my DD1 was 1 (she is now 10).  It was fantastic.  The bures are lovely, you can do tours from there so that gets you out of the resort if you want but the resort is big so plenty of space to walk/run around.  The staff were great.  If we were having dinner they would take my DD off and sit her with them on the bar, they just love kids so it is great.  

They have a great cocktail hour so if she had slept in the day we would have cocktails while she had dinner and then she would just come to dinner a bit later with us.  If she hadn't slept we would have an early dinner and then take her back to bed.  We didn't use a babysitter but have heard they are great.  

We did a Fiji village tour and the locals just took our DD off with them outside, played with her and gave her an iceblock while we were in tasting the kava.

I would definitely recommend Hideaway

#4 wesse

Posted 05 February 2013 - 09:36 AM

The intercontinental resort is great, we have stayed there twice with the children in tow. Its on the coral coast an hour drive from nadi. Lots of room to move there for toddlers.

#5 *LucyE*

Posted 05 February 2013 - 09:44 AM

What's your budget?  There are many places in Fini suitable for toddlers but there are also lots of different price points.

#6 againagain

Posted 05 February 2013 - 10:02 AM

Denerau Island is great. YOu can stay in any of the resorts there (Radisson is awesome, great rooms for families too) and take the Bula bus to Port Denerau shops, take a boat trip or day trip from the Port easily. You can go to any of the resorts restaurants or playgrounds or spend the day pool hopping between the resorts.

Lots of park like areas for walking, frog-spotting, gecko spotting etc.

We used the nanny service and the kids club and the kids loved them both, loads of fun. Actually all the staff were fabulous with the kids, the waitresses would even randomly take them off for a little walk to pick flowers while we finished eating our dinner in peace  biggrin.gif

Another bonus is Denerau is only 20 mins from Nadi airport so easy to get to and from (it's joined to the mainland by a bridge).

ETA just realised I spelled DenARAU wrong every flipping time, sorry

Edited by againagain, 05 February 2013 - 10:04 AM.


#7 Feral like a Lemon

Posted 05 February 2013 - 10:41 AM

Just got back from Fiji a couple of weeks ago: Most resorts have a kids club and the Fijians are gorgeous people who really love and treasure little people. DD is 6 so a bit older but there plenty of toddlers and small children running around. Initially I was very wary but it's such a genuine affection that I became used to finding her sitting with the musos or being fed treats in a restaurant kitchen. We went out on a schooner (The Whale's Tale) one day and she was made first mate and steered boat. The crew took a lot of time to make sure she got her fair share of snorkeling in, took her out fishing, made sure she was the first to receive food and drink. Respect them and they will embrace you with open arms. If we didn't absolutely have to return we would still be there.

We stayed at the Terraces on Denerau Island. The apartments are very spacious, very clean and air conditioned. No kids club, but great pool and awesome staff. A 2 minute walk from the port with great restaurants and shops.

#8 CharliMarley

Posted 05 February 2013 - 10:43 AM

The Island Mammas love to look after the children in Fiji and you will love a holiday there.




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