Friday, August 31, 2012

Fiji With Kids

Our lovely guest reviewer Mel shares with us her recent holiday to Fiji with the wee ones in tow. Most jealous indeed! We are craving some fun in the sun….Enjoy! xx

We were lucky enough to escape the cold, Melbourne winter with a week-long trip to Fiji. This was our first holiday overseas with the kids, so we wanted to go somewhere warm but not too far away. 16 hour plane rides are not my idea of fun, especially with two kids!!

So, off we set on our adventure. “Off we go!” as my Dad would say EVERY holiday when we were kids.

Normally we’d be a little bit adventurous with our holidays, but we really just needed a break doing nothing. Essentially we wanted to stay in a resort, swim, have massages, drink cocktails and relax. A perfect holiday in my books!

Now, I had heard that Fiji was kid friendly, but I didn’t realise just how much. All the restaurants in the resorts have a kid's menu and plenty of high chairs, there are kids clubs with great activities for the little ones, cheap babysitting ($15 for 3 hours for 2 kids!), pools and fun galore.

The Fijians are such friendly people and just LOVE children. You can’t walk past them without them wanting to pick up the kids for a cuddle or play with them. We used the babysitters everyday for three hours and the kids loved it.

Little Miss and the Little Man loved swimming in the pool everyday and going down the water slide that was at our resort.  They loved having lots of ice cream and going out for special meals. Fish and chips and pizza were great, but the tempura prawns and veggies were a hit!

Unlike a lot of the kids menu’s here, the food on offer for the little ones was a little more exciting. Lamb and pumpkin stir-fry, tempura, roasted pumpkin, feta and spinach pastries, to mention a few. Of course, pizza, pasta and burgers were on the menu too, along with local fish and chips, fresh fruit and other yummy desserts.

A week certainly wasn’t long enough and we’ll definitely be back again for another holiday some time soon.

For a relatively cheap holiday with family and friends, I don’t think you can go past Fiji for a great, relaxing time.

Looking for some fun in the sun with the kids?

Then check out some of these fab sites for more cheeky info on taking the family to Fiji.

Holidays with Kids :: Fiji
Tourism Fiji
Radisson Blu Resort

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