Welcome to Fiji; a wonderland for jungle explorers, sea-adventurers, and beach bums. Located in the South Pacific, the country is an archipelago consisting of more than 300 islands. Picture tropical vibes, sultry and salty breeze, palm-fringed beaches, dense rainforests, hills clothed with greenery, volcanic mountains, warm lagoons, and underwater sea creatures. It is the perfect holiday destination that you must check out at least once in your life! The culture is rich and colorful with plenty of festivities, ceremonies, and celebrations. Once you are in Fiji, you can't help but immerse in their laidback and charming lifestyle. Here is how you can plan your Fijian adventure.
There are exact 333 islands in Fiji; out of which only 110 are inhabited. The islands are grouped in nine categories. There is Viti Levu on the east coast, the largest island in Fiji, dominated with mountains, dormant volcanoes, and mangroves. There are several small villages and its capital Suva is its beating heart. Suva is renowned for its bustling open-air markets, merry ambience, and eateries.
Here you can also learn fascinating facts about Fiji's history and culture by taking a trip to Fiji Museum. Viti Levu also houses the tallest mountain in Fiji, Mount Tomanivi. To explore its luxurious side, head over to Denarau Island near Nadi. The entire island is dedicated to upscale resorts and golf clubs.
The second largest island of Fiji, Vanua Levu, is a complete opposite of Viti Levu. It is a picture perfect place for those who long for a utopian destination and utter seclusion. The endless coast stretches infinitely seemingly forgotten by the whole world. Most of the land is swathed in sugarcane and copra plantations. Dive into crystal-clear waters, hop upon a luxury yacht or gaze at the waterfalls cascading through mountains - The island is a dream come true for nature enthusiasts.
Taveuni, also known as Garden Island, is a cigar-shaped isle teeming with dense jungles, abundant wildlife, beaches, and waterfalls. Visit Bouma National Heritage Park that houses the famous Tavoro Waterfalls as well as plenty of natural swimming pools and coastal rainforests.
Other islands to explore include Kadavu that offers plenty of underwater activities, Yasawa Islands with their picturesque beaches and greenery, and Mamanuca that boasts resorts, golf clubs and marina.
Fijian cuisine is wholesome and mostly based on coconuts. Besides coconuts, fish and root vegetables are staples of their diet. From spicy Indian curries to mild Chinese meals, the multicultural country has it all. You will find a plethora of restaurants and cafes where a variety of dishes are available in surprisingly good prices. Have tavioka, dalo and fresh seafood generously dipped in coconut cream. For spicier options, try Indo-Fijian dishes such as curry, daal and rice. After a day full of fun and vigor, indulge in fresh tropical fruits to boost yourself up.
Have a cup of yaqona (kava) and be prepared to feel a sharp earthy and peppery jolt that will numb your tongue for a few minutes. For milder options, you can go for Fijian Bula coffee or Fiji's famous mineral water that comes from grounds of northeast Viti Levu.
From resorts and treehouses to B&Bs and motels, Fiji offers a wide range of accommodations suitable for all budgets. Honeymooners should try to reside in a resort island as they offer a truly luxurious and one-of-a-kind experience. They are costly but it is worth the price! Other lodging options are far more reasonably priced combined with decent furnishings and amenities. It is better to book online as deals are going on most of the times.
High Season occurs in June till September and December till January. As expected, prices shoot up and tourists gather from all over the world. May and October bring the shoulder season when there is low rainfall and mild winters. Fiji's wet season take place in November, and February till April with heavy rainfalls and high risks of cyclones. Prices go down and crowds are fewer.
Fiji Airways as well as several international flights land at Nadi International Airport (NAN). Nausori Airport is mostly used for domestic flights. Traveling by sea is also an option through a cargo ship, cruise, or a yacht.
Nadi and Nausori Airports offer domestic flights to most of the islands. To get around the island, taxis, buses, and bicycles are popular choices.
The official currency of Fiji is the Fijian dollar. ATMs are available in larger islands; however, they won't be available in remote locations. Five stars hotels and resorts accept credit cards, while it is better to carry cash if you are going to local markets.
If you decide to go away, book your hotel, flights and activities through our trip concierge for discounts and benefits. We offer free upgrades, free breakfasts, free hotel credit and VIP gifts at many luxury hotels for the same price as the hotel’s own websites. (Book direct and you don’t get these benefits so why would you?). Our packaged vacation prices tend to be considerably cheaper than flight and hotel prices available online.