Nanuku Resort Fiji – Itinerary of a luxury Fiji family group holiday

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This luxury family group holiday itinerary to Nanuku Resort Fiji will surely get you Fiji Dreaming again.

If you’ve missed international travel over the past two years, the Mason families’ luxury holiday to Nanuku Resort (formerly named  Nanuku Auberge Resort) featured below will inspire your desire for an island escape…

After a two year wait during COVID, the Mason family from Australia are finally jetting off to celebrate Mr Mason’s 70th birthday at the luxury at Nanuku Resort Fiji.

Originally booked for 2020, this multi-generational family holiday will now be celebrating Mr Mason’s 72nd birthday!  We know the wait will be worth it as our team of Fiji travel specialists, in conjunction with the staff on the ground at Nanuku Resort, have put together a once-in-a-lifetime itinerary that will become one of the families’ most cherished times spent together.

While we can’t give away any of the special surprises we’ve organised for Mr Mason and his family (after extensive background planning between our team and the staff at Nanuku), we’re very excited to give you a sneak peak into their itinerary.

We hope it stirs up some of your favourite Fiji memories, inspiring you to return to the magical Fiji Islands soon. Rest assured, the friendly Fijians are waiting to give you a very warm and lively “Bula” upon your arrival.

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Set your watch to ‘Fiji Time’.

Leaving a bitterly cold Sydney winter to bask in the warmth of the tropics.

Departing from Sydney Airport, the Mason’s will arrive altogether at Nadi Airport where our representative will greet them with private transport and transfer them to Nanuku Resort Fiji.

Nanuku is a five star, tropical oasis nestled on a 500 acre private estate on the island of Viti Levu.

Viti Levu is perfectly positioned adjacent to Pacific Harbour, the adventure capital of Fiji, and a region that offers amazing diving spots, world famous surf breaks, game fishing, white water rafting, shark diving experiences, and so much more.

Upon their arrival at the resort, the Mason’s will receive a traditional warrior welcome, with personal greeting by the Chief, to the sound of the beating Lali drum.

Anyone who has been lucky to receive a traditional Fijian greeting will know it sets the hairs on your arms on end with its warmth and passion.

In fact, Nanuku Resort is widely known for its strong cultural values and is frequently chosen by Tourism Fiji to showcase these traditions to visiting dignitaries.

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Beachfront villa with private plunge pool and cabana.

The beachfront accommodation represents barefoot luxury at its best.

To accommodate the 18 members of the group (comprising Mr & Mrs Mason, plus 4 separate families), we acquired 5 villas adjacent to one another along the beachfront.  Rather than booking one of the resort’s residences, separate accommodation will afford each family time away from the group, if needed.

The ultra-modern beachfront villas were newly built just before COVID and feature large living areas, stylish furnishings and private plunge pools.

Located mere footsteps to the water’s edge, this is five-star luxury at its best – with shoes optional!

Whilst the villas offer plenty of privacy, yet are conveniently located near the Clubhouse, main dining area and the myriad of resort facilities that cater for kids of all ages.

The sunrise over the turquoise waters of Beqa Lagoon will greet the Masons’ each morning where they may choose to take an early morning walk or swim before breakfast or just relax on the balcony and admire the view.

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The perfect place to celebrate life’s important events.

Speaking of food – all meals are included!

We included a full meal plan into the Mason’s itinerary so they could relax and delight in the range of internationally-inspired Pacific Rim cuisine offered at Nanuku, made from the freshest, locally sourced ingredients (including fresh caught fish from the village fishermen).

They’ll be able to enjoy fine dining at Kanavata Restaurant and Lounge, a sunset drink at the Wai Pool Bar or, for a night unlike any other, dinner on the spectacular dining platform suspended high among the branches of a 70-year-old Dilo tree. Of course, there’s always a private chef available for personalised in-room dining.

All Nanuku guests enjoy a complimentary selection of non-alcoholic beverages, filtered house water and French press coffee.  Each day there is complimentary afternoon tea and sunset canapes by the pool.  Even cookies on your pillow each night! And of course, the kids love the air popcorn maker in each room.

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The tech-free Kids’ Club encourages children to get back in touch with nature. Coral planting with the resort’s Marine Biologist

At Nanuku, kids are just as important as the grown-ups.

The Mason group includes seven lucky kids ranging in age from 12 years down to an infant.

At Nanuku, all kids under 8 years are allocated a dedicated Nanny (Villa Mama) from 8am – 6pm. Hours can be extended if the adults want to enjoy child-free time in the evening.

Daily activities for the little ones include sensory and hands-on play, games and craft.

Kids over 8 years can join in the fun at the Lailai Kids’ Adventure Club where they’re assigned a ‘buddy’.

Best of all, the Kids’ Club is tech-free, encouraging children to wind down and get back in touch with nature.

Here they’ll spend time with the resort’s marine biologist and adventure guides. Whether they’re partaking in Fijian culture dress-ups, exploring the island’s botanical gardens, mangrove and coral planting or prawning, this is a holiday unlike anything they’ll [Rebecca1] experience at home!  Of course, there is a myriad number of land and water sports that are synonymous with a tropical island holiday.

It’s not uncommon to see Villa Mamma’s comforting kids when it’s time to go home, wishing that they could stay at Nanuku forever.

For so many families, Nanuku is a life changing experience and that’s why we see them return year after year.

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The open-air private platform suspended among the branches of the dilo tree.

What about some well-deserved R & R for the adults?

Nanuku’s spa and wellness centre is a place to energise the mind, spa and soul.

In keeping with the resort’s traditional and cultural values, the spa incorporates ancient methods of massage passed down through generations of Fijian culture harnessing indigenous minerals, botanicals and essential oils to nourish and energise.

Treatments can take place in private spa suites or leave your cares down below in an open-air private platform suspended high up among the branches of a 70-year-old dilo tree. Enjoy the soothing sounds of waves lapping on the beach well below as you surrender to full-body rejuvenation.

Treatments can take place in private spa suites or on their open-air private platform suspended high up among the branches of a dilo tree. Listen to the soothing sounds of waves lapping on the beach below as you surrender to full-body rejuvenation.

Additionally, daily yoga, exercise and wellness classes are available for the guest’s enjoyment. The fitness centre is open to guests 24/7.

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Explore miles of private beaches and azure waters.

This is a region of beauty and wonder, ready to be explored.

From the resort, the Mason’s can partake in a huge range of slow and fast paced activities such as island day trips, overnight camping expeditions, sandbank escapes, authentic Fijian food safari, cooking classes, river rafting, sunset cinema , cultural shows, non-motorised water sports, island bike riding, mangrove and coral planting, fishing… to name but a few.

Additionally, Nanuku Resort is the perfect base to explore Fiji’s Pacific Harbour region, the “adventure capital of Fiji”. Here you can experience everything from mild excitements to full-blown adrenaline rushes with activities to suit all ages.

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Kids (and adults) love the Nanuku overnight camping experience.

For adventure lovers there’s scuba diving, white water rafting, jet ski safaris, zip lining, waterfall treks and rainforest hikes, deep sea fishing, Kula Wild Adventure Park, Heli-golf, Coral Coast eco-rides…  to name but a few of the experiences awaiting you in the Pacific Harbour region.

Suva, only 20 minutes from the resort, is a great place for some retail therapy at world-class boutiques, local handicraft stores, and the local markets where some of the resort’s fresh produce is purchased.

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Watch the latest movies, under a canopy of stars, on the resort’s 12-foot cinema screen.

And what would a five-star holiday be without delightful complimentary inclusions?

When it comes to complimentary inclusions, Nanuku Resort is generous. Irrespective of your itinerary, each guest receives the following:

  • Breakfast served daily in the Kanavata Restaurant.
  • Weekly schedule with over 20 complimentary activities including cultural and traditional shows.
  • Selection of non–alcoholic beverages, filtered house water, soft drinks, French press coffee, non-alcoholic mini-bar beverages and air popcorn maker.
  • Scheduled yoga and wellness classes
  • Complimentary WI-FI
  • Complimentary in villa IPTV featuring 50+ movies.
  • Selected non-motorised water sports including snorkeling, Hobie cat, stand up paddle boards and kayaks.
  • Cruiser bicycles to explore the resort grounds.
  • Nanuku Bathroom and Pure Fiji amenities.
  • Dedicated Nanny for children under 6 years.
  • Lailai Kids Adventure Club with buddy.
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The sundeck, pool and view from one of the Nanuku Hilltop Residences.

Luxury accommodation to suit everyone’s taste

While the Masons elected to stay in the beachfront villas, there are other accommodation options available at Nanuku Resort.

There are pool suites boast traditional Fijiian style architecture, modern facilities and are located either on the beachfront or in the treetops.

The Beachfront Suites have a separate living area, expansive outdoor space with tropical garden and plunge pool, poolside cabana with double lounge sunbed and private outdoor shower.

The Nanuku Suites, nestled amongst the treetops are a sanctuary for couples.  They boast sweeping ocean views and feature a plunge pool, private terrace, separate living areas, luxury bathtub with separate shower and balcony with daybed.

The Oceanview Hilltop Residences are the ultimate in space and privacy.  With three, four and six bedroom options, these residences are situated on top of the Nanuku Hill above the tree line.   They offer the ultimate in space and privacy, and boast unparalleled 3300-degree ocean views.

With plunge pools, large entertainment and lounge area, balconies, viewing decks and so much more, the Owner’s Residences are the ultimate luxury destination for the discerning traveller.

Guests can relax as your dedicated 224-hour butler service and chef accommodate your every whim while the Mama (Nanny service) and Buddy ensure the children are suitably entertained.  Unlimited Fiji water dispenser, laundry service and private stair access to the resort Clubhouse are just a few of the complimentary inclusions that make this residence the ultimate tropical escape.

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One of the Beachfront Pool Residences.

The Beachfront Pool Residences have direct access to the water’s edge and boast a delightful mix of traditional Fijian architecture and contemporary finishes.  Each boasting breathtaking ocean views, there are one bedroom, two bedroom and four bedroom configurations available.

Each Beachfront Residence features oversized living areas, huge swimming pool, ample alfresco dining and outdoor relaxation areas, and so much more, the residences offer everything for a memorable luxury escape.

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Sandspit exploring.

Are you Fiji Dreaming now?

We hope you enjoyed this insight into the itinerary of the very lucky Mason family who will be jetting off to Fiji in a few weeks.  The team at Fiji Island Holidays wish Mr Mason a very belated 70th birthday and we hope the entire family create the memories and experiences that will be cherished and reminisced about for many years to come.

If you’re interested in planning a Fiji family group holiday or luxury escape, don’t hesitate to contact our friendly team. We’re here to help and can’t wait to get you enjoying the magnificent Fiji Islands again in the not-too-distant future.

Stay tuned for our next Fiji holiday itinerary insight coming soon.

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Planning your luxury Fiji vacation holiday

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Five Vacations Fiji has been designed to embrace the need for travel advice at the high-end, luxury level.   Led by a team of passionate and dedicated Fiji travel advisors, our team have all personally visited the luxury resorts featured by 5 Vacations Fiji.  We are accredited Fiji Matai Specialists, meaning we have knowledge and expertise that you can trust.

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