What’s a holiday without some time away from the adults? Malolo takes care of that with a brilliant Kid’s Club – Tia’s Treehouse. Tia’s Treehouse is set back into the hillside under a giant mango tree. It is filled with lots of equipment and games, a fully fenced playground and the happy and smiling faces of our friendly Fijian staff, offering a unique and innovative kids club program called, “Yanu Yanu”.
“Yanu Yanu” is Fijian for “island” and reflects the theme of the program which gives kids an opportunity to literally live like a local Malolo islander for a day or two or a week during their holiday and is free for children 4-12 years (with some small charges for optional, parental-approved motorised activities.)
In keeping with offering a quintessential, barefoot Fijian island holiday experience, the resort has created a program which immerses kids, in a fun, innovative and educational way, into island life and includes a focus on the environment, the culture and the history of Malolo Island and Fiji in general.
“Yanu Yanu” is a 7 day program with each day focussing on a different theme ie Marine and Natural Environments, Fijian Culture, Coconut Trees, Tradition, Fijian Food and Arts and Crafts. Some of the activities include: herbal medicine and endangered species tours, fish feeding, traditional costume making and face painting, Fijian language lessons and visits to the local island primary school and neighbouring islands. In putting this new program together, we also consulted with the Mamanuca Environmental Society (MES) to ensure the accuracy, relevancy and importantly, the correct educational content of the environmental and ecological based activities. During the course of the program, kids will keep a daily pictorial and written diary of their activities which will ultimately become a type of “school project” that they can take back home for “show and tell”. There will also be daily winners of competitions offering prizes and certificates of participation for everyone.
Please Note: Supervised kids club is complimentary and strictly for children between the ages of 4 to 12 inclusive. Tia’s Treehouse is not equipped to cater for children under 4 years and a private baby sitting service can be arranged at the Resort for F$10 per hour. Alternatively, under 4yrs can attend relevant kids club activities but must be accompanied by a nanny or parent).