Fiji Family Vacation: Ultimate Beach & Adventure Vacation

One of our staff’s favorite Fiji beach vacations is at Castaway Island Resort in Fiji.  So we put together this Fiji family vacation itinerary for a family of four in Portland.  Castaway Island, Fiji is a pristine private island 4 star resort located in the heart of Fiji’s Mamanuca Island group. The island’s 174 acres are covered in rich tropical rainforest and surrounded by white sand beaches, vibrant coral reefs and azure South Pacific waters. This picture perfect Fijian resort setting is enhanced by the genuine warmth and hospitality of their staff who welcome guests back year after year to experience the magic that is Castaway.  This family chose to add many activities to their Fiji vacation.  They were scuba divers so they chose to take advantage of the diving.  There are over 30 dive sites within 20 minutes of Castaway on board their purpose built 8.5 metre, 400hp dive boat ‘Sokia’ accommodating up to 16 fully equipped divers. They also chose to take a island hopping cruise one day to visit some of the neighboring islands for their Fiji honeymoon package.  Castaway is also known for its fabulous chef and food.  The sound of the ocean, the sensual touch of an ocean breeze, the colourful sights of this beautiful tropical island add to the mouthwatering aromas and tastes of the renowned Castaway creative island cuisine.  The kids had a great time in the pool and running in the sand.  It was a perfect Fiji family vacation.  Suggested length: 8 Days

Perfect for
Starting at $1699 per person
Suggested Length 8 days
Our Reference D142

Day 1
Arrive early into the Nadi airport and board your catamaran for Castaway Island. Upon arrival, you will be greeted with a hearty “BULA!!” by the amazing Fijian staff who will all know your name by tomorrow. Get comfortable in your spacious Beachfront Bure and let the “Fijian way” begin to permeate your body and relax your soul. This package is an all inclusive meal package with many non-motorized activities also included. We challenge you to not wear shoes your entire stay!
4.5-star resort on Castaway Island

Day 2 – 7
Days are at your leisure to explore the island. Visit Shell Village to interact with locals and have the chance to meet a real Fijian village chief. If you are lucky, you will be there during rugby season and you can attend a rugby match played by local teams! You will have the opportunity to learn about the environmental initiatives on the island including the coral repopulation efforts and the giant clam restoration program. Other optional activities include: island hopping cruise, dolphin safari, snorkeling, sailing, volleyball and bushwalking.

  • Pass To Happiness – Family Pass Exclusive Offer includes:
    • All Meals
    • Beach Dinner for 2 with bottle of sparkling wine & 5 hrs babysitting
    • Inner Reef Snorkelling for 2
    • Handline Fishing for 2

Enjoyed the movie ‘Castaway’?  You can take a tour over to the actual island where the movie was filmed for a beach picnic. If you are seeking a relaxing Fiji beach vacation, Castaway may be the perfect fit for you. Built on a peninsula, the resort has two great beaches either side of the main center of the resort. Dining options include a wood fired pizza bar open for snacks, a wonderful buffet breakfast and extensive menu for dinner for such a small resort. Giant blue starfish are the signature feature of the coral gardens surrounding this island. Simply grab your snorkel gear and wade straight into the ocean in front of your beachfront bure. Coconut trees are scattered over the island, and if you find one fallen from the tree, the staff will show you how they husk it with stick before handing it to you to drink. Not only does Castaway have some of the best beaches in Fiji, the resort team will make sure you leave feeling relaxed and recharged for the hustle and bustle of the outside world.
4.5-star resort on Castaway Island

Day 8
Spend your morning say “goodbye” to your newfound family. You will leave Castaway Island feeling like you are leaving friends you have known your whole life. Take the boat back to Nadi and fly home. You will already be planning your next visit so you can catch up with your old friends in Fiji!

*Exclusive offer valid for stays from 13 October to 22 December 2015 & 24 January – 27 March 2016
*Exclusive offer valid for sale now through 31 October 2015
*Black out dates: 23 December 2015 – 23 January 2016

  • Airport transfers
  • Catamaran transfers to island
  • 7 nights Castaway Island Resort
  • Welcome wine cocktail on arrival
  • Complimentary use of snorkelling equipment & non-motorized water sports equipment
  • Children stay free
  • *Pass To Happiness – Family Pass Exclusive Offer includes*:
    • All Meals
    • Beach Dinner for 2 with bottle of sparkling wine & 5 hrs babysitting
    • Inner Reef Snorkelling for 2
    • Handline Fishing for 2

After several days of complete relaxation in a hammock, if you feel the need for a little exercise ask the staff to teach you how to play beach rugby. If it rains while you are there, I highly recommend getting a massage. Be sure to visit the wood carver too for a unique hand made souvenir. No need to worry about a scuba license, I’m a diver and had plenty to see snorkeling right off the beachfront at the resort. Look for the giant blue starfish the island is famous for.
– Jen , Chicago Traveler