Our Fiji travel guide is written by seasoned travellers and complemented by a realistic collection of unique photographs and maps. We strive to give you a clear and unbiased impression of the region to help you decide what to do and most importantly, where to stay for your holiday.
Fiji travel is the most varied and popular of all the South Pacific destinations. There are a dozen main regions that appeal to tourists depending on the type of holiday and activities pursued. Of these, the Mamanuca Islands is the most popular for general holiday-makers and families being a picture-postcard collection of small coral islands and beautiful holiday resorts with great beaches and plenty of water sports.
Viti Levu is the main island with the international airport at Nadi on the dry and sunny west coast and the capital on the east coast, a three hour drive away. There are clusters of large beach resorts between including the immaculate resort complex of Denarau and along the more affordable Coral Coast where there's outstanding rainforest with plenty of interesting day tours to explore.
Backpackers are drawn to the secluded Yasawa Islands with remote beaches, beach huts, traditional fishing villages and tranquil snorkelling lagoons.
Fiji scuba diving holidays rank amongst the top ten destinations in the world and the very best dive sites are located in the Northern Islands and Southern Islands. Both regions offer lush tropical rainforest with hiking trails to remote villages and there's plenty of specialist beach resorts to make your base.
Our Fiji Accommodation Guide will advise you on everything from the varied property styles and the price you can expect to pay, to a comprehensive directory of fiji accommodation to help you get the best online quotations or to make reservations enquiries.
How Fiji compares to other South Pacific destinations.
Fiji travel is the most diverse of the South Pacific destinations. Three hundred islands beckon and tempt, from tiny palm fringed coral atolls to vast volcanic islands with lush tropical rain forest and remote Fijian villages. There's something here for everyone: romantic couples, beach lovers, families, girls on a hen-party, discerning travellers, thrill seekers and backpackers.
With a phenomenal array of secluded beaches and resorts, travel in
is easy. Almost everywhere are vibrant coral reefs teeming with fish ideal for snorkelling and scuba diving. Its most charming attraction though is the adventure of exploring - beyond the seductive beach resorts you’ll find remote villages with burly yet fantastically hospitable Fijians living a traditional subsistence lifestyle much the way their ancestors did hundreds of years ago.
Apart from the instability of its political environment and its rather gritty towns, perhaps the country's greatest downfall for outsiders is its own popularity and a unashamedly commercial tourist sector. Sailors will find Tonga to be more adventurous, hardened backpackers rave about the genuine nature of Samoa whilst the culture of Vanuatu is vastly more enthralling. Never-the-less, the ease and accessibility of Fiji means you can enjoy an upmarket boutique resort, a traditional yaqona ceremony, great scuba diving and good shopping all in one day.
Fiji has a year-round warm tropical climate, a good tourist infrastructure, English as its main language and is exceptionally well connected to the world by regular daily flights from the major Southern hemisphere cities.
If you are trying to decide which island is best for your style of holiday, our regional Fiji Travel Guide will help you decide where to go with general travel information on how to get there and what to expect when you arrive. Otherwise, you can navigate to an island region using the map below:
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For discerning travellers, you will find our Ecotourism and Culture Guide full of interesting anecdotes on the unique culture and history plus ideas on how to maximise your experience of the country.
And for those looking for Adventure Activities, we provide detailed information on scuba diving, snorkelling, surfing, kayaking, sailing, game fishing and hiking.