Happiness is here! While most of us can’t resist the temptation to laze around on one of Fiji’s blissfully isolated shores, there’s so much more to see & do from breath taking scenery, tantalising cuisine and a touch of luxury.
Read on for your friendly Fiji guide.
- Low Season in Fiji: November to April (with the exception of the Christmas holiday period), High Season in Fiji: May to October
- 333 Islands, more than 500 islets.
- 2 Main Islands, Viti Levu and Vanua Levu
- In the South Pacific Ocean between America and Australia
- Capital of Fiji is Suva
- English, Fiji Hindi and Fijian is the official languages spoken in Fiji
Learn a little Fijian
- Hello = Bula : is the most common word you’ll hear right across Fiji and it is used to greet people or say hello.
- Thank you = Vinaka
- No = Seqa
- Io = Yes : It is pronounced ‘ee-oh’.
- Please = Kere Kere : Fijians are very courteous so it’s important to use proper manners.
- No Worries = Sega na leqa : is the Fijian equivalent of ‘hakuna matata’ – it means no worries! The q in Fijian is pronounced as ‘ng’ so leqa is said ‘lenga’. One of the English catchphrases in Fiji is ‘no hurry, no worry’. After all, you’re on island time in Fiji.
- See you later = Sota tale
Fiji’s pristine waters, white sand beaches, and lush rainforests make up a perfect natural wonderland for a plethora of adventure activities. Whether traveling with friends, family or your partner, you’ll find – culturally immersive experiences to adrenaline pumping activities and everything in between here!
Diving – Witness Fiji’s marine life flourishing in its natural habitat, with stunning coral reefs and thriving marine eco-systems are why divers recognize Fiji as the “Soft Coral Capital of the World”.
Locations: Suncoast – Rakiraki, Pacific Harbour and Beqa Lagoon, Savusavu in Vanua Levu, Taveuni and the Somosomo Strait, Kadavu and The Great Astrolabe Reef, Mamanuca Islands, Yasawa Islands.
Surfing – Fiji’s famous waves have featured in international competitions and are a “must do” for the travelling surfer. Warm tropical waters, uncrowded surf breaks and waves to suit all skill levels, many find it hard say no to a surf trip here. Locations: Restaurants, Tavarua Rights, and the world famous, Cloudbreak. Natadola Beach and the Sigatoka Sand Dunes are two beach breaks where you can easily learn to surf.
Snorkelling – Fiji is a magnet for marine creatures great and small. Have a ball snorkelling their fringing barrier reef eco-systems and stunning island beaches. Here, you can easily swim to gorgeous reefs directly off a white sand beach or take a scenic boat ride to dramatic outer reefs.
Locations: Supermarket Reef within the greater Malolo Barrier Reef area, Beqa Lagoon located within Pacific Harbour, sandbar snorkel spots located centrally within the Mamanuca Islands, Natadola Beach, Yasawa Islands.
One of the great things about Fiji is the easy accessibility between resorts and day trip destinations. You’ll spend less time travelling and more quality time with the family soaking up the adventure.
Kids Club – Fiji is known for kids club, a treat for both child and parent. Adventurous. Hair braiding, crab racing, coconut painting and much more. Nannies become like family, and they provide respite for mums and dads needing a break. And best of all, the kids will go with a smile.
Kula Wild Adventure Park – Located along the Coral Coast, Kula Wild Adventure Park prides itself on being Fiji’s only captive breeding facility for endangered Fiji indigenous species with turtles to colourful parrots, and Fiji’s famous iguanas. Activities to do at the park are limitless! Make your holiday with your family an enriching experience by learning about Fiji’s unique wildlife.
Malamala Beach Club – Dubbed as the World’s first island beach club, Malamala Beach Club brings a picture perfect island day trip to life! A short 25-minute boat ride away Mainland of Fiji, boasting beautiful turquoise waters, good music and delicious food, Malamala Beach Club is the perfect place to enjoy a day of tropical vibes!
Book your own private cabana and spend your day as a family snorkelling straight off the beach, stand up paddle boarding and kayaking.
Resort Experiences – Denarau Island and the Coral Coast offer the ultimate resort holiday experience. In addition to getting out and exploring, be sure to spend some time enjoying the excellent facilities at your resort all together. Whether it’s splashing around in the pool, playing a family volleyball game or enjoying an evening cultural show together, your resort will have multiple options to keep everyone happily entertained! Finding family-friendly accommodation with meal deals and amazing Kids’ Clubs for the little ones in Fiji isn’t hard. If an island getaway is more your style, just hop aboard one of the daily catamarans from Port Denarau to the stunning Mamanuca Islands. With thriving reefs, epic waves and a tranquil lagoon at their doorstep, the region is a perfect playground for water babies.
Indulge in a Little Luxury
Looking for a sense of solace, escapism and opulence all rolled into one, then Fiji has plenty to offer.
Dolphin Island Resort – Nothing says luxury like your own private island. Situated off Viti Levu, Dolphin Island is an award-winning oasis of exclusivity that caters for up to eight guests, making it the perfect option for couples, families or small groups of friends. Surrounded by crystal clear waters and just short 15-minute boat ride from the Suncoast region of Fiji, this elegant beachfront property is completely private and comes with its own butler and personal chef. It’s an incredibly romantic luxury escape that caters to travellers in need of a special place to simply rest and rejuvenate or enjoy water-sports and snorkelling. Every level of guest comfort is catered for at this secluded island resort. With this level of intimacy, you can expect the very best spa treatments, South Pacific feasts and unique amenities merging to create the most magical space.
Kokomo Private Island Resort – Situated in Kadavu, Kokomo is a private island luxury resort offering the ultimate in exclusivity. Beginning the moment you arrive at Nadi International Airport, Kokomo’s exclusive private aircraft will take you on a scenic 45-minute resort direct to the resort. Guests have the option to choose from 21 secluded, absolute beachfront villas or opt for multi-room private residences – literally a luxury home away from home. The resort has its own on-site farm abundant with fresh fruit and vegetable produce, free range chickens and eggs, homemade honey and even a vanilla plantation. Farm to table is Kokomo’s philosophy and its incredible culinary offering is enough to make you want to never leave.
Laucala Island Resort – Located near Taveuni in northern Fiji, Laucala Island Resort is one of Fiji’s leading all-inclusive luxury properties and for good reason. Known as the playground of celebrities, Laucala’s private location and first-class services make it one of the most exclusive island resorts in the world! Step off your 45-minute scenic flight on the Resort’s private jet and you will discover an 18-hole championship golf course, bountiful water activities, a dedicated wellness centre, 24-hour concierge services, and world-class dining options all cooked fresh daily using local produce from its on-site farms. Accommodation has everything that guests could need, with private pools, personal butlers and gold buggies to explore the island at leisure.
Royal Davui – A secluded boutique island retreat with luxurious touches befitting an exclusive island resort. Intimate, with only 16 spacious, incredibly private pool villas makes this resort unique. But it is the intangible aspects of this barefoot luxury retreat that sets it aside and offers an indulgent escape for true romantics.
Romance in Paradise
Exuding tropical romance from every palm-fringed, sun-kissed beach across the islands, there are countless ways to relish romantic Fiji with your loved one. You’ll definitely dial up the romance with these memorable experiences
Airborne Romance – Nothing beats a helicopter or seaplane flight to enjoy Fiji’s mesmerising maze of jewel-like reefs that colour the ocean in a palette of blues. Depart from Nadi International Airport and enjoy birds-eye views of gorgeous tiny islands like heart-shaped Tavarua Island, with its rim of white sand and fringing coral reef.
Private Island Picnic – Escape to an exclusive-use private island when staying at Likuliku Lagoon Resort. Get here quickly on an Island Hopper helicopter transfer, only 20mins from Nadi International Airport or take a 50-minute cruise through the Mamanuca Islands on South Sea Cruises catamaran. Mociu Island is a tiny uninhabited nature reserve just off Likuliku Island Resort where you’ll graze on a gourmet picnic hamper with a natural soundtrack of swaying palm trees and the lapping ocean. Spend a leisurely day snorkelling, swimming, or relaxing on a day bed beneath a thatch-roofed sun shelter.
Snorkel with Manta Rays – Generally, between May and October each year, the warm Fijian waters are visited by ever-graceful manta rays at just a handful of locations. Snorkelling with these magnificent creatures is a moment not to be forgotten.
Swim beneath a Waterfall – Waterfalls in Fiji are a perfect mix of adventure and romance. Clad in lush rainforest thanks to ample annual rainfall, Taveuni is known as the Garden Island which is only a 45 minute flight from Nadi International Airport. The upside to plentiful rain is Taveuni’s cascading waterfalls, many of which tumble into fern rimmed swimming holes.
Sail into the Sunset – Blessed with reliable trade winds between March and October, sailing into a tropical sunset is quite possibly the most romantic thing you can do in Fiji. Only a 15-minute drive from Nadi International Airport, yachts depart from Port Denarau for day trips to nearby islands or late afternoon for leisurely sunset sails.
Photo Credits to Tourism Fiji