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Every month I feature a new vacation review from a traveller just like you.  These are honest, unbiased reviews of actual vacations taken by ordinary people. This month, check out Ariana’s adventures with her family in Fiji.

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Travel Itinerary

We had 16 nights in Fiji – 5 nights Lautoka, 5 nights Mana Island, 2 nights Suva, 3 nights Coral Coast & 1 night Nadi (in order to take an early morning flight)




Mum, Business Manager, Blogger

HOME BASE:  Western Australia

TRAVEL STYLE:  Independent / Family Travel / Adventure


GRAND PACIFIC HOTEL – SUVA (image credit: World of Travels With Kids)

Airline Review – Fiji Airways

10 out of 10. Had fantastic blankets!!!

Thanks you to Anita for her in-depth knowledge of the different Fijian resorts and especially the special deals that she got for us and the kids.

Trip Highlights

Snorkelling and kayaking on Mana Island was amazing.

Visiting Suva, and especially Suva market

Trekking to a waterfall.

WATERFALL TREK   (image credit: World of Travels With Kids)

Foodie Experience:

We were disappointed by the Resort style food at most of the hotels in Fiji. It was very “Western”.

However, we did have a couple of excellent Indian and Fijian dishes (that seemed authentically prepared) at First Landing Resort (read Ariana’s complete resort review here).

Overall Impressions:

This is a place where you can be transported to a luxury paradise and forget the cares of the world.

For mid range independent travellers it is harder to get out and experience the country.

THE WARWICK RESORT – CORAL COAST, FIJI   (image credit: World of Travels With Kids)



Public Transport


International Airport


Language & Communication


Accessing Money


Traveller Safety / Security


Internet Access

FIRST LANDING RESORT – VUDA POINT, FIJI   (image credit: World of Travels With Kids)

MANA ISLAND RESORT – MAMANUCA ISLANDS, FIJI   (image credit: World of Travels With Kids)

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Fiji travel guide, 10th Edition Dec 2016 by Lonely Planet


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Thanks Ariana for the fantastic feedback!  You can read more about Ariana’s Fiji family adventures on her website World of Travels With Kids.

Have you been travelling lately and want to share your experiences (good or bad)?  Drop me a line or comment below for your chance to be featured in this blog series.



Auckland to Nadi return with Fiji Airways


Ariana and her family stayed at a selection of resorts in Fiji – including First Landing Resort at Vuda Point, Mana Island Resort in the Mamanuca Islands, The Grand Pacific Hotel in Suva, The Warwick Fiji Resort on the Coral Coast, and the Doubletree Resort on Sonaisali Island near Nadi.


Peak season in Fiji is from May-September.  October-March is their wet season, which is hot and humid but not actually that wet.


To book this trip as a complete package email me your names and preferred dates of travel.  For more information on what you need to book a family holiday check out this article.



Anita | Burgess Travellers

Anita Burgess is in the business of making memorable family moments. Soccer mum, travel broker & writer, she’s happiest with a camera in her hand and the sand between her toes. Find insider travel tips and inspiration for your memorable moments on her blog, Burgess Travellers, or get in touch if you’re ready to make your holiday happen.

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