How To Save Money on a Fiji Family Holiday

How to save money Fiji holiday

I loved my recent solo press trip to Fiji and was keen to get back with the family. Our family needs two rooms and six flights… yikes, it’s expensive!

So I’ve been researching tips on making Fiji more affordable.

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Basic tips for a cheaper Fiji family holiday

  • Go during school terms
  • Go in the warmer summer months
  • Do a meal deal or even find an all-meals included deal
  • Book well ahead to get cheaper flights. Have a look at a post by my friend Julie on Gourmet Getaways How to get cheap flights here. 

 

Tick! Tick! Tick! Tick! We’re going to Castaway Island in mid-December and taking advantage of their all-meals included deal.

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I can’t wait to see the gorgeous Lingo again, he is great company

 

Taking some of your own food and drink – thanks Nicole Taylor

  • Buy a case of beer duty free and case of water. Even though tap water safe to drink I prefer bottled water
  • Or stop at local supermarket to stock up before you hit resort.
  • Take crackers, vegemite, cereal from home. We normally have big breakfast and early drinks or dinner so having snacks on standby keeps the kids happy.

 

Join a Facebook group

  • I joined the closed Facebook group Holidaying in Fiji which has over 6000 members. It’s a great place to check things up and get ideas and advice.

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I used a travel agent to help book flights. Here’s why:

 

Why use an Fiji-focused travel agent?

Kate Steven is a Sydney mum of four who runs her own business called Fiji For Families.

Kate has helped me book two trips to Fiji, I asked her why families should use an agent:

  • Most of the time I have personally visited the resorts/island that you are considering.
  • I know where to find the best deals (we often get access to special rates at resorts that are popular with families).
  • I can tell you which boat transfer to arrange to match your flights when transferring to an island.
  • I can explain what ‘kids eat free’ really means: there are often conditions which go with these deals.
  • I know which hotels offer interconnecting rooms. The last thing you want is to be at the opposite sides of a resort when you have little kids.
  • I can tell you what the children’s policies are in each resort, like the ages at the kids club, babysitting rates, how many kids per room.
  • I know the dining options on offer, spa services, swimming pools, golf courses and all of the other small but essential details that help to make an unforgettable family holiday.
  • Also a  full-service travel agency means that we are available should there be even the slightest unforeseen glitch in your holiday arrangements – you won’t be left stranded waiting for a transfer, arrive to find your hotel rooms are on different floors or that the tour you had set your heart on is unavailable. Should illness or weather interfere with your plans, then Fiji for Families can step in and help modify your travel arrangements with the minimum of stress.

 

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Click here to read a guest post from my friend Julie, outlining how she researched and found a bargain family holiday in Fiji for her family of four. Click here.

Her story will help many people I’m sure.

 

Meantime, can you share your own top tips here in the comments or on Facebook?

All advice welcome!

 You’ll love these posts

Castaway Island full family review here

Castaway Island – Our Family Photos

More Fiji Posts here

 

 

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Posted on: July 23, 2015

4 Comments

  • Reply July 23, 2015

    Gourmet Getaways

    Oh you are such a honey for including my link for getting cheap flights in your gorgeous story. I love all you beautiful Fiji photo’s, they make me want to go back in a big hurry!!!
    Great story Seana, thank you so much for bringing back my Fiji memories.
    I will be checking out your next post, we travel with a big group of kids as well at times, saving money and not compromising on comfort is my motto.
    Julie
    Gourmet Getaways

    • Reply July 24, 2015

      Seana Smith

      It’s hard with a big family, I SO much prefer not sharing rooms with kids, or not more than one, if we can do that. Thanks for kind feedback!

  • Woo hooo! That’s exciting – you have a holiday to look forward to 🙂 I would love to visit Fiji too.

    • Reply August 22, 2015

      Seana Smith

      Maybe the best bit about holidays is the looking forward to them. Travelling proper is so different, isn’t it? It becomes normal life but a holiday is a real change, and much anticipated by me already.

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