Fiji for Families
Collected by Francisco Aguilar
Nadi is probably the first place you'll touch down in Fiji, and Denarau Island is a good base from which to explore the beaches and the harbor, also providing easy options for day-trips to nearby islands. From the moment you arrive, immerse yourself in island life.
Ashram Rd, Nadi, Fiji
This restaurant by the river is open six days per week, and has live music and entertainment. Go on a Thursday, Friday, or Saturday night to see the Fijian Meke Dance and Fire Show. The menu is a mix of Fijian, Australian, Chinese, and Indian...
Port Denarau Terminal, Nadi, Fiji
It's a thrill a minute on these high speed, 360-degree spinning jet boats, which skim around the waterways behind Denarau Island. Kids as little as two or three years of age (they just need to be old enough to fit a life-jacket) can participate....
Queen Street, Nadi, Nadi, Fiji
Saturdays at noon, the Fiji Military Forces Band struts its stuff on Main Street near Queens road. It's equal parts marching band and Fijian fun, with members sporting white sarongs with jagged hems. The band participates in military tattoos...
Denarau Marina Shopping Centre, Denarau Island, Fiji
Hot Bread Kitchen is a local chain serving savory pies, sausage rolls, fresh sandwiches, Fijian bread, and all sorts of pastries. Great to grab and go, and kids seem especially fond of the chicken pies. Photo by Jean-Etienne Minh-Duy Poirrier...
Sometimes, you just need to buy a good war club. Or local black pearls, if you happen to be a lover, not a fighter. Nadi Handicraft Centre is a one-stop destination for quality handicrafts without the hassle of haggling. They also sell clothing,...