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So you have decided to visit Fiji! Great choice. Whether you’re looking for a decadent island escape, family getaway or backpacker adventure, these islands have it all. We know of its white sand beaches, friendly locals, swaying palm trees, but you might find it hard to pick a destination and there are a few things you should know before visiting.
We have compiled the ultimate guide of things to do in Fiji, including some insight into their way of life and the best Fiji beaches and hotels.
So how do you get there?
Getting to Fiji is fairly easy. Fiji’s national airline, Fiji Airways, has regular direct flights from many international destinations. You can also book through Fiji Airways codeshare partner Qantas.
Jetstar, Air New Zealand and Virgin Australia also regularly fly to Fiji.
All you need is a passport that is valid for at least 6 months beyond your stay and a return ticket home. Oh and your swimmers of course!
You will fly into Nadi International Airport and then from there you can easily catch a taxi to your resort if staying along the Coral Coast of Denarau or to Denarau Marina for a boat transfer to your tropical island.
When is the best time to visit Fiji?
While Fiji’s climate is warm year-round, the best time to visit is generally between April and November when the trade-winds keep things cool and the rain has usually gone. Cyclone season is between December to March so be wary of travelling at this time.
Where is the best place to go?
Wherever you go, expect the warmest of welcomes the world has to offer. But there isn’t just one Fijian island, so which island holds your perfect tropical holiday? There are hundreds you can venture to but here are our top suggestions to keep it simple for you!
If you are looking for an easy resort-style family getaway Denarau boasts a number of big name international hotels along the man-made strip of the (black sand) beach and some provide great specials if you are looking to stick within a budget.
From here you can venture out to the beautiful islands for day trips but if you are looking for more of an ‘island escape’ we suggest you stay just one night in Denarau and catch a ferry out to one of the other groups of islands.
Families and loved up couples will love Malolo Island Resort’s relaxed charm. But, personally one of our favourites is Castaway Island Resort where you will feel right at home in a beachfront bure (on your own island) with the friendliest staff, tantalising food (expect to leave 5 kg heavier) and an abundance of water sports.
Or if you want to spoil yourself check into Likuliku Lagoon Resort, home to Fiji’s only overwater bungalows! Watch the fish below your feet as you drift off to sleep.
A good thing about the Yasawas is that you won’t have the crowds of camera-toting tourists.
How do you get around once you are there?
Island hop the Yasawa and Mamanuca Island with Awesome Adventures Island Hopping Ferries - hop on and off at least almost 30 island ports to create your own island adventure.
Fiji Link, the domestic carrier of flagship Fiji Airways, is your go-to airline for flights around the archipelago.
Once you are on land you can catch taxis, walk or hire a rental car. However many of the islands don’t have proper roads so you are better to either explore on foot or stay put, get your feet up and relax!
A few things first-time visitors need to know:
Now that you know what to expect, where to go and how to get there, why not browse our current Fiji holiday offers? And if you’re ready to book, just click on the deal that takes your fancy and lets get you Fiji-ready!