It all seems far away and long ago now. Oh take me back!
We did enjoy our time at the Outrigger On The Lagoon on Fiji’s Coral Coast. It was quite the perfect location for our family of teens and twins. If we were a perfect family, it’d have been the perfect holiday!
But all the members of our family are deeply imperfect and so we had a fair amount of arguing, diva behaviour (not from me) and general naughtiness.
But in a gorgeous tropical setting!
Here are some photos of the Outrigger and a few thoughts on what worked for us. I hope other families will find this useful.
The top photo is the lagoon itself at low tide. The resort is right on this lagoon, which has been created by a fringing coral reef.
At high tide, guests can kayak and snorkel. There are some lovely patches of coral, not a huge amount but enough to keep us happy.
We love a tropical fruit feast as part of a resort’s buffet breakfast
Next time, we’d love to stay in a couple of bures, if we could ever manage to book far enough ahead to get them.
We stayed in this very large building which doesn’t look pretty at all but the rooms were great inside. It would have been harder if we had little kids or strollers.
The bonus was the view from the room – just spectacular.
This firewalking show is done at the resort, looks painful! My boys were so disappointed not to be allowed to have a go though.
The resort pool, it’s gigantic! We spent most of our time round this pool.
Minnie the Minx had her hair braided in the little bure you can see here.
It was a bloomin’ hard life.
The twins loved this little bridge.
Here they are at the rocky area at the main pool.
And here’s a leaping Minnie over at the (not heated) jacuzzi pool.
Which is at the end of the kids’ waterplay area. Watery mecca for the kids.
Dexbox and Rusty Rocket were frequent visitors to the New Zealand Naturals ice cream and milkshake bar.
Who is this glamourpuss with the wide, cheesy grin?
Those were the bloody days!!
Not a dishwasher or washing machine in sight.
Have you been to Fiji too?
Can you relate to being the very imperfect family causing trouble in paradise?
Some other posts from our trip to Fiji are Zip Line Adventures, a review of the Outrigger Kids Club and a lovely Island Cruise.
All of which was paid for by the hard work of our Intn’l Man of Mystery, so this post is sponsored by Dad. Thanks Dad! Where to next?