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Australian travellers’ most popular family destinations revealed

June 24, 2016 OTA News No Comments Email Email

Survey data released this month by global accommodation website Booking.com revealed the travel trends of Australian families, unveiling the nation’s go-to getaways for the perfect child-friendly holiday.

Following a survey of over 34,000 nationally representative respondents, Booking.com has revealed the most popular destinations for Australian families in their search for a child-friendly getaway; what type of trip Australian families are most likely to take, and the key factors Australians consider when booking a child-friendly trip.

Data revealed Fiji, the ‘Isle of Smiles’, as the nation’s top pick for overseas travel with a family, followed closely by USA, with Thailand taking out third position. Sightseeing trips were revealed as the most appealing type of getaway, and ‘great value for money’ was identified as the nation’s top consideration when booking their overseas trip.

In the lead up to school holidays, Booking.com has compiled a list of Fiji’s top five family-friendly resorts that offer breathtakingly stunning views and a variety of entertainment that will create the perfect family getaway.

FIJI, famous for its friendly and unique culture, is a long-standing favourite for Australian families looking for an overseas break. With 300 islands across the South Pacific, the nation is globally recognised as a stunningly relaxing tropical paradise. Fiji’s most renowned attractions are its seemingly endless supply of sun and white sands, but its lesser-known offerings of caves, jungles and waterfalls are aplenty across the nation and an ideal holiday alternative for the more adventurous traveller.

Paradise Cove Resort

Set in a sheltered cove on Naukacuvu island just off the East coat of Fiji, Paradise cove is the ultimate getaway. Surrounded by nature and crystal blue water, this the perfect place to relax and unwind. The resort is the perfect destination for a family holiday, with an array of activities to entertain the children, parents are able to unwind on the private beach and enjoy the benefits of the resorts wellness spa. Offering private bungalows in a stunning beach setting, this resort will provide the ultimate family getaway.

Maui Palms

This 5-star resort is located on the popular island of Fiji Viti Levu and set along the world-renowned Coral Coast. Maui Palms offers guests a secluded holiday experience with private villas set amidst the tropical gardens overlooking the stunning turquoise water. Children will be entertained with a range of water activities at their fingertips. The resort has kayaks and snorkel equipment on offer for guests to use their leisure. This is the perfect accommodation for those wanting to share the excitement of a family holiday whilst being able to unwind and relax.

Bedarra Beach Inn

Located just steps from the sea and set amidst tropical gardens, Bedarra Inn presents beautiful beach-front views of the stunning Coral Reef. This resort offers an array of fun family activities such as snorkeling by the reef, kayaking along the crystal clear waters and the opportunity to explore the famous sane dunes. The resort has a travel desk where you guests are able to plan exciting adventures and explore the wonders of Fiji. This is the perfect place for those seeking activity-driven stay.

Gecko’s Resort

Set across 4.5 acres of Fiji’s vibrant Coral Coast, this boutique resort creates an intimate escape in a family-friendly environment. Guests are encouraged to unwind on the beach whilst sipping on a signature summer cocktail. The resort has an array of activities to ensure guests are constantly entertained. From traditional games such as Petanque and the Fijan version of Boules to live evening fire-dancing shows, this resort will create an unforgettable stay.

Octopus Resort

Located along the white sand on Likuliku Bay, this resort boasts breathtakingly stunning ocean views and sits amongst rich nature. Octopus Resort is home to a variety of entertainment. With buzzing bars, restaurants and a variety of cultural activities, guests will have no reason to leave the islands. This is the perfect stay for big families wanting to immerse themselves in some adventure. Offering an abundance of activities such as yoga classes, snorkeling, kayaking, fishing and traditional cooking classes, Octopus Resort is the ultimate family holiday.

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