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Fiji | Inspirational Family Fun on Viti Levu and Castaway Island

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Trip Duration

7 nights / 8 days

As the largest of Fiji's tropical islands, Viti Levu welcomes visitors with its spectacular scenery and friendly Bula hospitality, while Castaway Island offers magical private island inspiration. With spectacular beaches, endless tropical splendor and year-round adventures, bask in infinite beauty, rich island culture and the authentic spirit of Fiji for an exciting family getaway.

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Day 1:  USA / Viti Levu, Fiji |

Board your flight bound for the largest of Fiji's tropical islands, Vitu Levu. After passing through immigration, your family will greeted with a shell lei and directed to your private transfer bound for Outrigger Fiji Beach Resort. Delight in a welcome drink and cool towel before settling into your plantation family bure for four relaxing nights. Reminiscent of a Fijian village located on the Coral Coast amid an enchanting 40-acre garden, be pampered with daily delivered champagne and appetizers, Talai Butler Service, lagoon-style swimming pool, fitness center, golf training facility, Bebe Spa, award-winning dining and traditional Fijian cultural activities including daily kava ceremony, handicraft demonstrations and fire walking show. Children 12 and younger will enjoy complimentary meals and kids clubs featuring Little Riggers for kids from three to seven years old, and Beach Riggers for kids eight to 12 years old, featuring everything from water sports to Fijian games. Meimei nanny service custom-tailored to your child is also available and teens 13 years or older will delight in such activities as spear-making, enchanted pool hike, sand dune adventure and more, plus a visit to a local Fijian high school.

Day 2: Viti Levu, Fiji |

Spend your day basking in the resort's boundless activities and entertainment. For a little adult rejuvenation, take a journey of therapy rituals on Heavenly Hill, home to Bebe Spa, while the little ones are having fun at the kids clubs. Perfect your golf swing on the driving range and putting green, or teach your child how to hit the ball on their own green. Experience memorable family moments together as you partake in authentic Fijian culture at sunset, including a torch lighting ceremony, ancient chant, spiritual blessing, conch shell blowing or traditional dance.

Day 3: Viti Levu, Fiji |

Don your hats, swimsuits, water shoes and sunscreen for a thrilling family day on the Upper Navua Rafting Excursion. This full-day eco-adventure will leave you and the kids invigorated and -inspired. Your nature journey begins along a meandering water path amidst lush tropical surroundings, arriving just downstream of Nabukelevu Village. After a morning snack, raft past emerald rainforests, volcanic gorges and waterfalls spouting from both sides of the river. Stop at a waterfall, enjoy a deli lunch and visit Wainadiro Village before your transfer back to the resort.

Celebrate this remarkable resort alit with the warmth and glow of family this evening with a casual sunset dinner at the Sundowner Bar & Grill. Sample tantalizing grilled offerings showcasing Australian beef, an array of seafood and signature wood-fired gourmet pizzas as you reminisce about your exciting day together on the river.

Day 4: Viti Levu, Fiji |

Revel in the Bula spirit as you gather your family this morning for the Lautoka Drive Excursion. Board your air-conditioned vehicle as you pass through sugarcane fields on the way to the village of Veseisei, celebrated for the first Fijian landing. Then, travel to Lautoka, known as the Sugar City and home to the largest sugar mill in the southern hemisphere. Shop the vibrant marketplace or stop for a quick bite before continuing to explore Hindu temples, mosques and centuries-old colonial homes, complete with 100-year old banyan trees. Travel serene rural backroads on the return to the resort.

After a leisurely afternoon back at the resort, watch the sunset together as you take a culinary journey through India, Thailand, Singapore and China at Bavari Restaurant. With a relaxing ambience along the pool, celebrate each other on your exciting island as you dine on everything from sizzling Mongolian and curry dishes to steamed chicken dumplings and lime sorbet for a sweet ending to a fun-filled day.

Days 5 - 6: Viti Levu / Castaway Island, Fiji |

Following breakfast, board your private catamaran transfer to the beautiful Castaway Island where you and your family will stay for three nights in a spacious beachfront bure at Castaway Island Resort, Fiji. Just steps to the water, unwind in stylish island living appointed with distinctive natural timbers, high vaulted painted tapa-lined ceilings and uninterrupted ocean views. Set on a 174-acre island blanketed in tropical rainforest and surrounded by stunning white beaches, azure waters and coral reefs, this acclaimed private island paradise offers a wealth of island amenities, activities and fun family adventures including swimming, snorkeling, diving, parasailing and fishing, plus a complimentary kids club offering activity-filled experiences from storytelling and arts and crafts to language and games for ages three and above. Delight in fresh seasonal produce and inspiring family-friendly dining from classic FIjian fare to wood fired pizza, relaxing massage bures and kids- and adult-only pools.

Gather the kids to experience traditional Fijian, iTaukei culture. Enjoy special activities and cooking classes throughout the day, then celebrate the Meke show of lively dance and song, followed by a Fijian earth oven (lovo) dinner buffet for an authentic South Pacific evening.

Days 7-8: Castaway Island, Fiji / USA |

Enjoy your days together in this remarkable private destination engaging in the resort's recreation or exploring the island and outer islands on your own. Relax poolside or embark on an exciting family day of diving, snorkeling, kayaking or scuba. Board a boat to check out the colorful village of Yaro on Malolo Island for kava ceremony and shell market or explore other Mamanunca Islands with a spin on a speedboat. Whatever you choose together, you and your family will treasure these moments in Fiji for years to come.

This evening, revel in savory traditions as you and your family dine under the stars with the sounds of the waves, acoustic guitars and island bass at the Water's Edge Restaurant or delight in the "feet in the sand" experience at Restaurant 1808 serving Asian and Fijian organic fare as you reminisce about your favorite times together on Fiji. The next day, say goodbye to this wonderful island as you and your family board your catamaran to Viti Levi and enjoy your private transfer to the airport. Relax in comfort with a variety of refreshments and services in the Nadi VIP Airport Lounge prior to departure of your homebound flight.

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