Fiji is a South Pacific paradise with a warm tropical climate - a year round destination. Fiji is a cosmopolitan cocktail of culture, race and religion, it contains more than 300 islands, spread over 1.3 million square kms (502,000 square miles) of ocean in the heart of the South Pacific. Often referred to as the 'Crossroads of the South Pacific' because of its geographical location, the Fijian Islands are a hospitable land of contrasts in people, flora, fauna and culture. Take time out on an idyllic Fijian island wrapped in pristine white sand beaches and enjoy the charm of local Fijians who have been called the friendliest people on earth. Fiji is also home to some of the most luxurious beach resorts in the world, with fine food and friendly professional service.
In Fiji you'll find everything you've ever dreamed of - a true paradise. Around every bend in Fiji's lush rainforests you'll discover cascading waterfalls and great swimming holes adorned with verdant jungle vegetation and fragrant flowers. On every island in Fiji there are numerous palm fringed, un-crowded beaches with lots of exotic seashells and miles of white pearly sand to explore. Fiji is a wonder of unspoiled beaches, turquoise blue water, and by all accounts, the friendliest people in the world. While doing absolutely nothing in one of the most gorgeous places in the world is great, it's also possible to have a more active vacation in the archipelago. Most resorts offer great amenities and activities so talk to us for recommendations on the resorts best suited to your needs.
Fiji truly is a place to relax without a care in the world... For your Fijian vacation or holiday we now offer a range of luxury vacations / holidays in Fiji or it can be added to a combination of other options such as Australia or New Zealand to complete your vacation.
The Coral Coast begins at Momi, approximately 20 kilometres south of Nadi. The paved highway makes its way through spectacular scenery featuring Fijian villages, sugar cane fields, coral lagoons and...
Set among deep blue waters with fringing coral reefs of turquoise and pastel green, the Mamanuca Islands and the islands of Nadi Bay offer tourists some of Fiji's most outstanding island beauty. Home...
Fiji's northern region includes its second and third largest islands, Vanua Levu and Taveuni, as well as the smaller islands of Laucala, Qamea, Matagi, Namenalala, Nukubati and Kaimbu. In the north,...
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As Fiji's airport town, Nadi is where most visitors hear their first BULA. The colorful marketplace, located only a few minutes drive from the airport, features yaqona stalls, homemade souvenirs and...
Nadi Airport is on the west coast of Viti Levu and receives over 90% of Fiji's International Flights. Nausori Airport on the east coast of Viti Levu is popular with business people visiting Suva (30km south of Nausori). Air New Zealand, Air Pacific and Qantas are the main carriers with direct flights from Los Angeles, Hawaii, Auckland,Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Tokyo. Korean Air offer direct flights from Seoul. Other regional airlines connect with the other south pacific islands including Royal Tongan Airlines. The high season for travel is between December and February when flights are get heavily booked.
Flying Times to Fiji
London, United Kingdom: 26 hrs
Los Angeles, USA: 12 hrs
Hawaii: 6 hrs
Tokyo: 11 hrs
Seoul: 10 hrs
Sydney, Australia: 3 hrs 55 mins
Melbourne, Australia: 5 hrs 40 mins
Brisbane, Australia: 4 hrs 15 mins
Auckland:2 hrs 50 mins
Wellington: 3 hrs
Tahiti: 3 hrs
Cook Islands:3 hrs
When is the best time to visit Fiji?
Fiji enjoys a typical tropical climate, with a trade wind blowing across the islands to cool things down during most of the year. Maximum summer temperatures average 88°F (31°C), with the winter average not far different at 84°F (29°C). Rain can be expected at any time of year. The driest months are April, May, June and October.
What language do the locals speak?
Fiji is generally an English speaking country.
How long is the flight?
Coming west from Canada and Europe, you'll stop in Los Angeles, and some flights out of Los Angeles and Canada stop in Honolulu. Air Pacific has four non-stops and Air New Zealand has one out of Los Angeles. Flight time from LA to Fiji is 10 hrs, Auckland to Fiji 3hrs, Sydney to Fiji 3hrs 50min.
Where are the international airports located in Fiji?
Most international flights to Fiji arrive at Nadi Airport on the west coast of Viti Levu. Fiji is served by several International airlines.
Do I need a passport or visa to enter Fiji?
Passports are required. Entry visas for Fiji are automatically granted on arrival for a stay of 4 months to most Nationals. These include: Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, France, Germany, Finland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, UK and USA. Other Nationals must apply for a visa before departure at their nearest Fiji Embassy.
It is your responsibility to ensure that you have valid passports, visas and re-entry permits which meet the requirements of immigration and other government authorities. Any fines, penalties, payments or expenditures incurred as a result of such documents not meeting the requirements of those authorities will be your sole responsibility. All travelers must have a valid passport for international travel and many countries require at least 6 months validity from the date of return and some countries require a machine-readable passport. If you need information regarding visa and other travel document requirements for your trip, please let us know.
Can I use my mobile or hire one in Fiji?
Vodaphone Fiji Ltd has active GSM roaming agreements with most international networks.
Do I need an international license to drive in Fiji?
Car hire is limited to the main island of Viti Levu and to a lesser extent on Vanua Levu - driving is on the left and you need a valid driving license from your home country.
Are there any poisonous animals in Fiji?
There are no poisonous land animals in Fiji.
Do I need vaccinations to enter Fiji?
None required except for yellow fever and cholera if coming from an infected area.
Do I need to tip in Fiji?
Tipping in Fiji is not expected. However, tipping for great service is at your discretion.
What are the taxes in Fiji?
Fiji has a Value Added Tax of 12.5% and hotel turnover tax of 5%. This 17.5% is usually included in quoted prices unless stated.
What clothes should I take?
Dress is casual and informal throughout the islands. Visitors should bring a light tropical wardrobe including shortsleeve shirts, T-shirts, shorts and slacks for evenings. For women, summer dresses and lightweight skirts, slacks and blouses. The wraparound "sulu" (sarong) is Fiji's most distinctive form of dress for women and men. It is offensive for women to bath topless in Fiji.
- FIJIAN ISLANDS
- The Sunshine Coast (Lautoka/Rakiraki): The rugged north coast is known as the Sunshine Coast for its relatively dry climate. This mountainous region around Rakiraki is home to the world renowned 'Fiji Water'. Visits to the Fiji Water Plan can be arranged beforehand.
- Nadi: As Fiji's airport town, Nadi is where most visitors hear their first BULA. The colorful marketplace, located only a few minutes drive from the airport, features yaqona stalls, homemade souvenirs and local culture. Nadi is also the gateway to the Mamanuca Group where leisurely options include laid back surfer camps and exclusive hideaways.
- Mamanuca & Yasawa Islands: Set among deep blue waters with fringing coral reefs of turquoise and pastel green, the Mamanuca Islands and the islands of Nadi Bay offer tourists some of Fiji's most outstanding island beauty. Home to a range of resorts that are as different as they are unique. The Yasawa Islands largely contains Backpacker resorts with a number of 5-star properties as well.
- The Coral Coast begins at Momi, approximately 20 kilometres south of Nadi. The paved highway meanders through spectacular scenery featuring Fijian villages, sugar cane fields, coral lagoons and beaches.
- Suva, the Capital of Fiji, was developed in the late 1800's and retains much of the character of the colonial period. Its many attractions include shopping, restaurants, nightclubs, markets, a museum and sightseeing tours.
- The North (Vanua Levu & Taveuni): Fiji's northern region includes its second and third largest islands, Vanua Levu and Taveuni, as well as the smaller islands of Laucala, Qamea, Matagi, Namenalala, Nukubati and Kaimbu. In the north, agriculture is the dominant activity while in the south there's few finer places to visit than Savusavu, a small but pretty town with a number of hot springs nearby. With divers drawn to Taveuni for its amazing underwater habitant including the 31km long rainbow reef. The region is home to more than a dozen resorts which are easily accessible by air or local ferry. Most are small and intimate and offer the type of vacation difficult to find anywhere else in the world.