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Laucala Island Presents Customizable and Unique Children's Itineraries
October 20, 2014
The Fijian private island escape boasts an impressive children's experience tailor-made to guests' preferences. As resorts worldwide increase their focus on catering to the needs of their younger guests, Laucala Island goes above and beyond, ensuring each child's personalized stay is packed with adventures guaranteed to exceed all expectations.
Fijian Cultural Village
Laucala Island provides children with an enriching cultural and educational experience at the Fijian Cultural Village, one of the few traditional villages left in Fiji showcasing authentic Fijian customs. Here young guests are invited to wholly immerse themselves in Fijian culture as they learn the native language, cook Fijian cuisine in the “Lovo” (Fijian for ground oven), engage in traditional craftsmanship including weaving and carving, and experience customary gatherings.
A Special Epicurean Experience
Parents looking for a tailored epicurean experience for their kids will be interested in the farm tour and cooking classes offered at Laucala Island. The resort's chefs will escort children and their families for a guided tour through the 240-acre hydroponic farm. Here kids are able to pick ripe produce from the farm which includes 15 different types of fruit, 35 varieties of vegetables and more than 50 Fiji Vanilla plants. Following the tour, the resort's dedicated culinary team will either prepare the freshly-picked produce for the family or guests may sign up for a cooking class to create their own culinary masterpiece.
Children are encouraged to become involved in the spa experience through the Spa Garden, where an interactive display informs about Fiji's tropical bounty. All ingredients are fresh from the Garden, including an assortment of tropical herbs and spices such as vanilla, cocoa, lemongrass, cinnamon, nutmeg, coffee, ylang ylang, pepper and ginger. Through interactive classes at the Spa Kitchen, children will discover a scented playground as they create personalized spa treats such as soap, lotion or essential oils. Children can create a range of personal care products using the coconut, considered the “tree of life” in Fiji as it supplies food, building materials and medicinal and beauty products to the island.
Laucala Island offers an array of kid-friendly water adventures that allow children to explore the alluring turquoise waters of Fiji. The Dive Center provides activities such as single and double tubing, knee boarding, waterskiing, and sailing aboard the children's Hobie Cat. Children may also snorkel and discover the bustling life below the Pacific Ocean's surface from one of the island's many pristine snorkeling locations. The island's PADI-certified trainers offer the popular “Bubblemaker” diving course for those who are just learning to dive
Young sporty guests can explore Laucala through an array of on-island athletic activities. Children may gallop across the fine, sandy beaches and the breathtaking coconut groves on one of the island's eight horses available for ride. Families can also explore the depths of the island on a guided mountain bike tour or nature walk. For those with a competitive nature, Laucala's stunning 18-hole championship golf course is accessible for children's use. Golfing professionals are available for private lessons as well as clubs and other equipment for children over five years of age.
Laucala Island also has a dedicated Kid's Club where young guests can engage in numerous arts and crafts activities, play dress-up with the island's costume closet or simply watch a movie while enjoying their favorite Fijian snack. The resort also offers a qualified nanny service available at all times.
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