BY NICOLE MADIGAN
A luxurious resort, award-winning cuisine, top-of-the-line service, surrounded by the magnificence of the South Pacific, and all with the kids in tow.
Sounds too good to be true. But it isn’t…
At Nanuku Auberge Resort, the entire family can indulge in mind-blowing, never-to-be-forgotten experiences – and just a three-hour hour flight from mainland Australia.
Located on a 550-acre private estate which includes a three-kilometre long sandy beach on Viti Levu Island, Nanuku Auberge Resort takes Fiji’s luxury travel category to unprecedented levels.
With 37 sprawling suites, villas and residences, Nanuku is the first all-villa boutique resort on the main island.
On Nanuku, it’s impossible to be bored. The resort’s unique location allows guests access to over 50 land and sea adventures including cageless bull shark diving, jungle hiking, Raka rugby training, white-water rafting and waterfall trekking. Not to mention the world-class wellness and spa program, which includes private yoga or a private boxing session with Fiji Olymipian Sissi.
As part of the island’s signature Treetop dining experience, guests can enjoy award-winning cuisine, while the resort’s five-to-one staff-to-guest ratio means visitors will experience the highest levels of personalised service, underpinned by Fiji’s famously warm hospitality.
But the best part? You can enjoy the grandeur and opulence of a quality holiday experience, without leaving the kids behind – no matter their age.
At Nanuku children of all ages are welcomed with wide smiles and open arms, with babies and children enjoying dedicated attention and special activities throughout their stay.
Here are 5 reasons why Nanuku Auberge Resort is heaven on earth
1 // Family fun
Families have the opportunity to take part in numerous family-oriented excursions and activities, designed to bring children and parents closer to nature – and to each other.
Choose from sky-high helicopter flights to scenic hikes through waterfalls – families can create the perfect getaway specifically tailored to them.
Best of all, both adults and children alike will love discovering more about Fijian culture, learning to weave baskets, meeting the local medicine man or visiting historic sites, such as the old Fijian village at the foot of Qara Mountain.
Learn how the locals make their own billi billi, or bamboo raft, to float downstream, or head to a local village for a kava ceremony with the chief and discover how kava is grown and used.
2 // Relight the fire
Nanuku’s Lailai Children’s Club allows parents to take some adult time to relax and reconnect, with the peace of mind of knowing their children will well looked after and having the time of their lives.
The club supplies one-to-one dedicated nannies for children five and under, and buddies for older kids, so parents can be sure of their safety.
Lailai offers a fun, active and educational getaway with a range of daily activities including arts, crafts, water sports, games and cultural learning
3 // New mamas welcome!
If you’re a brand-new mama, Nanuku’s unique and supportive ‘Newborn Maternity Leave’ package will let you celebrate bub’s arrival in style and luxury.
Spacious villas are perfect for sharing this special time in your own private space, surrounded by tropical gardens and all just steps from the beach.
To save you packing everything but the kitchen sink, the resort can provide a variety of complimentary essentials for young families, such as strollers, car seats, high chairs or cots.
4 // Step away from civilisation
If you’ve ever dreamed you were one of the character’s on the Blue Lagoon then you will love Nanuku’s private island, just 20 minutes from the resort in the famous Beqa Lagoon system of coral reefs.
Here you’ll find a quintessential deserted island with sand beach, lush rainforest, swaying coconut palms and sandy trails meandering through the shaded canopy.
Surrounded by clear, azure waters and spectacular sandy beaches for private swimming, snorkeling and beachcombing, the surrounding reef system teems with marine life and exotic corals.
Make a day of it and allow the resort to prepare a gourmet picnic lunch for you enjoy, as you experience one of the Nanuku’s most spectacular offerings.
5 // Sustainable luxury
Guests are also contributing to the care of mother nature, thanks to Nanuku’s Planet Auberge program, which includes a Marine Scientist to improve marine ecosystems, guest education, seasonal and sustainable cuisine, community outreach, staff well-being and a minimal resort environmental footprint.
The winner of the Conde Nast Traveler’s ‘Best in the World’ award for Australia & South Pacific Resorts as well as TripAdvisor’s ‘Certificate of Excellence’ and ‘Fiji Excellence in Tourism’ awards, Nanuku is the epitome of modern family relaxation, sustainability and luxury,
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