A romantic family holiday? It’s not an oxymoron – it does exist!
A romantic family holiday? It’s not an oxymoron – it does exist!
When you think of romantic holidays it is just the two of you – maybe somewhere remote to rekindle, rewind, rejuvenate and enjoy time together. A luxury escape to a mesmerising remote island, palm shaded massages, quiet evenings under a candlelit sky, private picnics…
But this precious holiday time you also want to spend with the kids and not just have a kids-club to occupy them. You want plenty of outdoor activities, cultural engagement devoid of screen time, new experiences you can do together, and activities the kids can ditch you to enjoy with new found mates and have more fun than they can imagine.
How about all inclusive with various options, a luxury Fiji escape with kids specific focus on fun, plus the added option of adult only areas? I have the perfect Fiji luxury escape for you, your partner and your family.
Enjoy kayaking, snorkelling, hiking, beach volleyball, handline fishing and sailing by day with the family, then in the evening a romantic candlelit dinner on the beach being served champagne by personal staff whilst the kids are entertained with cultural games, harmonious singing, learning a traditional dance, strumming guitar with the island band, star gazing and crab hunting.
Maybe you’d like a morning couples massage while the kids are ‘preparing lunch’ with the resident chef? A private island picnic excursion while the kids are hand feeding new hatchlings at the turtle sanctuary?
These resorts do exist and there is one that will tick all of your romantic-family holiday boxes!
Let me guide you from firsthand experience having holidayed and reviewed some of the most amazing romantic-family holiday resorts.
Here are my top 5 best family resorts for romantics based on inclusions, activities, dining, adult time options and family time treats – and the intangible, the feel, the experience, the deep breath out – the “ahh factor”!
Laucala Island has an amazing array of activities; water skiing, jet skiing, fishing, windsurfing, kite surfing, 18 hole golf, bike or horse riding – or you may be enjoying this with your significant other while the kids are completely entertained in the comprehensive kids club, or enjoy them together. Or how about a submarine ride exploring the surrounding reefs some 20 metres beneath the surface!
Take a private sunset sail aboard the resort’s wooden sail boat, enjoy an outer reef deep sea fishing excursion, an hour or two at the luscious tropical spa, swing a club, read a book and float in your villa’s private full sized pool.
Set within an island of over 3000 private acres you have a sense of complete distance and absolute serenity. Five restaurants and bars featuring the freshest of home grown delicacies and views that will leave you mesmerised. The spacious accommodation is luxurious, yet the creative design provides a seamless transition from indoor to outdoor providing a very relaxed feel. Accommodation for families from 2 to three bedrooms offering a choice of locations, huge outdoor bathrooms with oversized bath tubs, large outdoor dining pavilions, full sized pool and a yoga deck before your private beach area.
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The award winning Vomo is a sanctuary of palm trees and pristine beach with various waterfront accommodation to choose from. The bures, villas and residences varies from stand alone for up to four guests, interconnecting bures for larger families, to expansive residences up to 5 bedrooms – so no matter your family size, there is the perfect style for you.
All meals are included at Vomo plus aplenty of activities including non motorised water sports, tennis, fun 9 hole golf course and daily snorkelling safaris. The spacious Residences come with full kitchen and outdoor entertaining areas with your own private butler from 7am to 11 pm daily.
A large main pool for families plus a new adult’s only pool, and with a north and a south facing beach you’ve got plenty of choice to find a secluded spot in the shade to cool off.
For older kids there is a special kids PADI Discover Scuba Diving Course offered in the pool with qualified instructors who make it a fun and exciting experience. Baby Butlers are available for little ones and for kids 4+ the superb Kids Village includes a host of activities including dress up, dining area and spacious undercover outdoor setting with climbing frame. This Kids Club has its own chef to prepare quality healthy food for littlies including special evening meals to allow time for parents to enjoy the adult only waterfront area at The Rocks. A divine spot for a lunch time chill or sunset cocktails!
For the romantics – a private picnic on Vomo Lailai, spa services, outer island excursions and secluded dining on the beach are available to pre book or on arrival.
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Kokkomo Private Island is truly a “do as much or as little as you like” on steroids!
Retreat to your own private villa complete with full kitchen and butler/chef service and languish in your beachfront or cliff edge pool, or immerse yourselves in the many activities on offer.
The area boasts one of the world’s premier diving locations offering incredible marine life diversity and spectacular coral structures. There is fishing, surfing, waterfall hikes, paddle boarding, farm tour, boat charters, sunset cruise, glass bottom boat, sea trampoline, tennis –really an endless list of activities on offer. If still feeling energetic you have a gym, including a personal trainer, plus yoga and Pilates classes.
When needing that adults only time, engage the complimentary nanny service to enjoy a romantic sundowner, or a day- break with the full-to-the-brim kids club is all at hand. A plethora of baby, toddler and kid’s equipment plus entertainment services as you require.
You have a choice of 2 or three bedroomed beachfront villas or the luxury hilltop residences with 3, 4, 5, or 6 bedrooms, depending on how many kids you’re bringing along! These incredible villas offer everything you can imagine in a stylish island home plus commanding views of the Great Astrolabe Reef.
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What’s really great about Six Senses, other than the incredible spacious pool villas, private residences of up to 5 bedrooms and the magnificent beach, is the out-of-the-ordinary experiences giving you a weekly activity menu of ideas and options to enjoy.
Six Senses philosophy that one’s well-being is linked to the calm and rejuvenating benefits of nature is evident with the tropical surrounds and peaceful pace of the resort. Partake in a wellness screening and learn about the programs designed to your specific needs. There are four treatment bures, a fitness centre, jungle gym and a yoga and meditation pavilion, plus for those who prefer blending their own ingredients for spa services, you can visit the Alchemy Bar.
For the more active you can enjoy surfing, diving, snorkelling, fishing, kayaking, SUPs and sailing plus nature trails and there are local villages to explore.
For the wee peeps there is a sanctuary “Grow With Six Senses” which encourages youngsters to get closer to nature and enjoy a variety of activities based around creativity, culture, action, environment and food. There is also family paddle boarding, cycling, family picnics and a unique experience with a family cooking class – the kids cook for the parents!
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Probably one of the most famous of romantic-family resorts coupling an award winning educational kids club which includes a Fijian Buddy to engage and entertain, an exclusive nanny for each child under 6 plus a teen’s activity program. This is married perfectly with adult only areas, private picnic locations, superb diving, snorkelling and spa services, off resort activities like hiking, kayaking plus village and waterfall visits makes for a superb option for any level of energy!
All meals are included daily plus a variety of non alcoholic beverages, daily laundry and most activities including reef snorkelling trips guided by a resident marine biologist.
With just 25 luxurious bures the accommodation styles range from Garden Bures, to Ocean View, two bedroomed up to the Presidential Villa – all set amidst luscious rainforest and tranquil water teaming with marine life.
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