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Outrigger Fiji Beach Resort and Castaway Island Star as Family Favorites with Australia’s Leading Family Travel Magazines

CORAL COAST, FIJI – Australia’s proximity to the Fijian Islands enables thousands of families to experience the tropical playground and endless generosity of the beautiful Fijian people every year.

That said, the votes are now in from Australia’s top family travel publications Holidays with Kids and Out & About with Kids magazines. The readers have spoken!

Outrigger Fiji Beach Resort has been named #1 Best Family Resort in the Over Four Stars category and Castaway Island, Fiji #2 Family Resort in the Four Stars and under category in the annual readers’ choice survey conducted by Holidays with Kids travel magazine.

This is the fourth consecutive year that Outrigger Fiji Beach Resort has been awarded first place in the Over Four Stars category while sister property, Castaway Island, Fiji has been runner-up in the Four Stars and Under category for the past three years.

In the Hawai‘i category, Outrigger Waikiki Beach Resort and Outrigger Reef Waikiki Beach Resort were awarded #3 and #4, respectively.

In the Out & About with Kids magazine reader’s choice awards, Outrigger Fiji Beach Resort has been awarded Best Fiji Mainland Hotel or Resort, with Castaway Island, Fiji a finalist in the Fiji Outer Islands category.

Outrigger Waikiki Beach Resort is finalist in the Hawaii category.

The awards are based on thousands of reader surveys that ranked properties for their child-friendly accommodation, activities for all ages and all-around excellence.

Resorts must excel in standards of service and hospitality, children’s activities and facilities, quality of accommodation, value for money and the overall guest experience.

In announcing the award, the publications said readers had been impressed by the Outrigger brand’s commitment to providing a culturally enriching family-friendly ethos with authentic experiences, welcoming hospitality and stunning coastal vistas.

At Outrigger Fiji, the resort has a commitment to delivering a safe, relaxing and entertaining environment for families with an accent on providing five-star, beachfront accommodation while retaining authentic elements of the traditional Fijian village.

One of the trademarks of the resort is the Meimei Nanny Program, an affordable service staffed by trained, professional nannies allowing parents to enjoy quiet time together, safe in the knowledge that their children are in caring, capable hands.

It is supported by two Outrigger kid’s clubs – Little Riggers for years 3-7 and Beach Riggers for years 8-12.

The resort also features a large, family-oriented lagoon swimming pool with a separate adults-only pool with swim-up bar and bistro.

Castaway Island, Fiji was praised for its white sand beaches, Coral Kids Club and educational, environmental activities for all ages.

The resort is located on a secluded, private island with 65 air-conditioned beachfront and garden bures, four restaurants including the award winning, feet-in-the-sand Restaurant 1808 and four bars.

Castaway’s Coral Kids Club offers complimentary access for children three years and over. There is also a program for teenagers that includes a dolphin safari, underwater treasure hunt, snorkeling and a guided paddle around the island and night activities that include the island’s famous frog race.

Activities include water skiing, parasailing, jet skiing, scuba diving, snorkeling excursions and banana boat rides.

Families can enjoy award-winning cuisine, the comfort of traditional, newly-refurbished thatched bures and world-renowned hospitality with little intrusion from the outside world.

In Hawaii, Outrigger Waikiki Beach Resort and Outrigger Reef Waikiki Beach Resort occupy premier beachfront locations with water sports, cultural activities, shopping, dining and an abundance of aloha spirit for the entire-family right on the doorstep.

For full 2019 Readers’ Choice Awards lists, click here for Holidays with Kids and here for Out & About with Kids.

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