Fiji Travel Information

Sunny, unique and unspoilt, the Fiji Islands are 1,000 miles of pristine white sand beaches, fabulous coral gardens and azure lagoons… and a host of beautiful places to stay and varied things to do. A place of two main islands and over 300 smaller islands, sprinkles over the Southseas with about 100 islands inhabited. A place where legends are real, such as the fire walkers of Bega – a country where the ultimate blend of tourism and culture is being achieved.

 

 

 
Nandi & Surrounds

Nadi is the major point of entry for most visitors, being the main International Airport and the departure base for many of Fiji’s most popular island destinations Well established Nadi Airport hotels provide many amenities and several are resorts in their own right and make your stopover very pleasant. The shops and markets of Nadi town remain one of the best bargaining spots in Fiji with traders vying for the best deal. Nadi as a base can provide a very wide range of activities from either the Denarau Marina or Lautoka Wharf where there are extensive day tours and sailing tours.  

Nadi is the major point of entry for most visitors, being the main International Airport and the departure base for many of Fiji’s most popular island destinations Well established Nadi Airport hotels provide many amenities and several are resorts in their own right and make your stopover very pleasant. The shops and markets of Nadi town remain one of the best bargaining spots in Fiji with traders vying for the best deal. Nadi as a base can provide a very wide range of activities from either the Denarau Marina or Lautoka Wharf where there are extensive day tours and sailing tours.  

 

Mamanuca Island

The necklace of islands as a group, are the closest to Nadi and offer visitors the quickest access to paradise. The islands are located on the western or ‘dry’ side of Fiji and enjoy a very pleasant year round climate. The vagaries of the weather often by-pass many of these tiny islands. Departures for both day tours and transfers are primarily from the Denarau Marina. There are many options from fully rigged tall ships, to modern catamarans, small speedboats, seaplanes and very quickly by helicopter. There are many choices within the Mamanuca group, enough to please mot every taste and budget.

 

The Coral Coast

The Queens Road from Nadi to Suva on the southern shores of Viti Levu provides a wide selection of resort properties to suit all budgets. The 130 kilometres of the coral Coast is dotted with villages, farms, small towns, stalls and Fijians going about their daily lives The resorts along the Coast offer a blend of Fijian hospitality and the pleasures of warm tropical life. Choosing the resort that combines the perfect number of guests and facilities that cater to your needs and others travelling with you, is quite a challenge and we advise that you contacts us for the latest information on resorts, activities and special evens.  

 

Viti Levu Outer Islands

 

 

Yasawa Islands

The Yasawa Island Group stretches in a long thin chain from Waya Island in the south to Yasawa Island, 80km to the north, which boasts an exquisite luxury resort. There is rarely a few miles between each island and at some points it is even possible to wade to the neighbouring island at low tide.

The northernmost island in the group is Yasawa. The island has numerous excellent beaches, many of which are seldom visited by tourists. The only accommodation is at the exclusive Yasawa Island Resort but tourists can visit Yasawa Island through Blue Lagoon Cruises or Captain Cook Cruises. Off the southern tip of Yasawa are limestone caves on Sawa-i-Lau which are popular for their swimming pools. Otherwise, the islands are home to local Fijians whose fishing villages are themselves in idyllic settings. Some of the locals work for the resorts, others collect and sell seashells to passing cruise ships, fish the lagoons and generally live off the land. Houses are still made from woven reeds and palm leaves; there is no electricity, few schools and little in the way of material goods. Communities are close and strong with touch rugby and yaqona drinking very much a part of the lifestyle.  
 
 
The Northern & Eastern Islands – World Class Diving
 
The largest northern island of Vanua Levu and its smaller neighbour Taveuni, Fiji’s Garden Island, are much sought after destinations for their diving, marine life and spectacular tropical jungles. Due to their extra distance from the main International airports they attract visitors with very definite holiday requirements, peace and recreation off the beaten track. Most residents live in villages supporting themselves in a way of life, thousands of years old, of traditional small plot planting, fishing and hunting wild pigs that roam the bush. While modern technology has provided easier access and reduced the geographic vulnerability of the north, the general pace of life remains unchanged and the growth is tempered with the understanding that this area must be maintained to preserve its heritage for the world. Roads are generally unsealed and electricity is generated locally. Step back in time and enjoy the slower pace of the North, the East and the islands. Less polished than the rest of Fiji you get to see how the local villagers go about their daily life as you drive through the countryside past cane fields and pine forests. You may have to stop and let the sugar train pass or slow down for cattle or pigs in the roadside. This is where you can experience what Fiji is all about.  
 
 
Useful Travel Information

Need some information before you travel to Fiji? Below we have compiled useful travel information to help you prepare for your trip.

 

Entry Requirements

No shots are necessary to go to Fiji. All visitors to Fiji require a passport. Entry visas are granted on arrival for a stay of four months for nationals of Australia, the U.S., Canada, and the United Kingdom. Please check with your nearest Fijian Embassy for other countries’ entry requirements and updates. Visas may be extended for up to six months; please contact the Embassy for details and updates. People who wish to work or reside in Fiji must obtain the appropriate visa prior to arrival in Fiji. Visa and travel safety information may change. Ensure that you contact your nearest Fijian Embassy for the most up to date information.

 

Electricity

The electricity in Fiji is 240 volt 50 Hz AC (alternating current). The plug is a 3-prong plug, just like those used in Australia and New Zealand. Resorts might have a few converters that guests can use, but in high occupancy time periods, it is best to have your own converter with you for cameras or laptops. Converters are available at many department stores in the travel & luggage section.

 

Weather

Fiji enjoys a tropical climate year-round. You can expect warm temperatures: 75 to 90 degrees with humidity during the day, and 70 to 78 at night. Fiji is located in the tropics, so there is always the possibility of a rain shower, but normally these showers will last a short while and then move on. Because Fiji is so close to the equator, there is little variation in the seasons, although the “summer” months of December through March are known to have a little more rain and humidity.

 

Dress

Pack your bags for fun and sun. Shorts, cotton shirts, sundresses, and bathing suits are all appropriate. Don’t forget sunglasses, a hat and perhaps a cover-up, since Fiji’s sun can be fierce. Some excursions are best tackled in sandals or sports style footwear. Even in winter, the climate is tropical, but it’s wise to bring a sweater for the evenings, just in case.

 

What Else to Bring

You also may want to bring: a camera with extra film, sunblock/sunscreen, a tablet or smart-phone device, reef-walkers or other comfortable shoes for walking along the coral sand beach, spare glasses or contact lenses.

 

Taxis

Most taxis are metered. If not, negotiate a price beforehand.

 

Buses

Buses serve towns and cities and rural areas extensively, service is regular within urban areas, however buses maybe crowded during peak hours.

 

Carriers and mini vans

Not metered, generally for rural areas and cross country commuting.

 

Renting/Driving

Driving is on the right -hand side. Fiji has an extensive road highway all around the main islands of Viti Levu and Vanua Levu. Whilst driving on highways, tourists are cautioned on stray cows and horses that mostly frequent the roads. International driving license is permitted.