The Kids Club At Castaway Island – A Family Review

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One of the reasons Fiji is such a popular family holiday destination is that the Fijians are very warm and loving towards children – so Fiji has some excellent kids clubs.

Castaway Island is no exception, its kids club has terrific, engaging staff who organise an interesting mix of fun activitities for kids.

Contributor Averil Cutroni visited Castaway Island with her family, her full Castaway Island review is here. Here’s Averil’s report on the kids club.

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This is the spacious bure which houses the kids club

The Kids Club at Castaway Island

This was our first ever experience of kids club, and needless to say we are now huge fans! They take kids from age three, whereas a lot of other places in Fiji take them from age four.

This meant that our daughter could go with her big brothers and we sometimes got a break from all three of the kids at once. This never ever happens at home!

The sessions run from 9am – 4.30pm and then from 6.30pm to 10pm. At the beginning ours were a little reluctant to go, but after a couple of days they made a few friends and they couldn’t get there fast enough!

The kids club offers different activities each day, such as sandcastle competitions, nature walks, craft, ball games, coconut husking and during the day sessions they often ended up at the family pool for a couple of hours.

Photo supplied by Castaway Island

Photo supplied by Castaway Island

One evening they even dressed the kids up in Fijian costumes and brought them up to the main lounge to perform a song and dance alongside the traditional performers. Another evening they had a bonfire on the beach, and told stories and toasted marshmallows.

The staff running kids club were truly wonderful, I felt very comfortable leaving the children there and our kids are still raving about how much fun they had!

There is also a babysitting/nanny service, which we didn’t use, but I spoke to some other families with babies that did, and they were very happy. A few of the ladies have small children of their own at home too.

Kids Club Castaway Island – the details

Cost:  free, included in costs of stay

Ages:   three years to 12 years, babysitters available for younger children

Need to book:  no, just turn up

Age groups: depends on the children on the day for daytime session, in the evening session the three – six year olds are in one group, the seven to 12 year olds in another.

Cultural emphasis: Kids will learn a great deal about the Fijian way of life at this kids club, and they won’t even realise it’s so educational!

Check dates and availability at Castaway Island on Booking.com here.

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Alisi is one of the kids club staff, she’s full of life and smiles.

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The kids club starts a treasure hunt on the beach

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Making sand art on the beach – most activities are held outside

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I loved this poster inside the kids club, educational!

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Good selection of Aussie books too for inside times

Castaway kids club timetable

You’ll find the full weekly timetable on the Castaway Island kids club webpage here.

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This post is a collaboration between contributor Averil Cutroni and myself. Averil went on holiday to Castaway with her family..

My family and myself have stayed at Castaway Island too – and we’d go back any time at all.

What’s been your best kids club experience?

Have you been to Castaway Island?

Happy travels!

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Posted on: May 29, 2015

4 Comments

  • Hello Seaba. What a super trip. I LOVE Fiji. My suggestions for saving on trips which I posted rentals include.
    As you suggest go outside school holidays. My sister got an amazing deal at Sheraton Denerau in March
    Join a hotel loyalty program for upgrades or meal credits
    Look at some of the older properties on the Coral Coast like The Hideaway.
    Shop at local Supermarkets for snacks for kids.
    Buy Duty Freeze booze as you exit Customs at Nadi airport. to enjoy in yr hotel room
    There you have it. Bula Binaka. Mx

  • Whoops meant Vinaka x

  • I’m a huge fan of the kids club for my son, though I have been discovering not all kids clubs are the same. But it sounds like you found a winner at Castaway Island.

  • Reply June 2, 2015

    Robyn

    That look absolutely divine. Take me there now!! Reminds me of when we used to go to Barbados every year when we still lived in England. The kids club was a godsend :)) x

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