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Anchored in the South Pacific Ocean, nearly 3,000 miles east of Australia, Fiji is a remote paradise. The archipelago is made up of 333 islands but, with less than a third inhabited, it can feel as though you have the place all to yourself. Holidays to Fiji conjure up images of lush, mountainous islands with pristine white beaches, all surrounded by endless turquoise waters. And that’s exactly what you’ll find.

Famous for its coral dive spots and mystifying landscapes – from the dense interior of the main island, Viti Levu, to the lowest depths of the ocean floor – Fiji offers so much to see and do. The bath-warm seas boast some of the most spectacular and accessible dive sites on the planet. With every turn, there are hidden coves, small channels, and reefs of all kinds of shapes, sizes and colours. More than 1,200 species of fish live in Fiji’s waters, as well as rays, turtles, octopus and a variety of sharks. In particular, the Mamanuca Islands have an incredible array of marine life, and some of the best spots for snorkelling and diving. You might also recognise this chain of islands from the silver screen, thanks to its starring role in popular film Cast Away.

But a holiday to Fiji isn’t just about sun-soaked beaches and diving. You can explore lush rainforests and see unique flora and fauna. You can learn about the country’s history and diversity through the cuisine, music, museums and traditions. And you can soak up the islands’ vibrant way of life, and the infectious smiles of the incredibly welcoming Fijian people. Upon arrival, you’ll be greeted with a cry of “Bula” – this warm welcome means “good health” and sets the tone for the fantastic hospitality you’re sure to receive in Fiji.

The main island, Viti Levu, makes a great base for cultural sightseeing and boat trips to other islands. Or you could retreat to a smaller isle among the Mamanuca Islands or Yasawa Islands – the choice is yours. Whether you’re looking for a romantic honeymoon, a family getaway or a memorable diving holiday, our experts will help you plan the perfect trip to Fiji.

 

Things to do

Choosing your island

Sailing around Fiji

Best time to go

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Things to do in Fiji

The Pacific’s marine life is one of the main draws of a holiday to Fiji and you will find first-class diving and snorkelling, thanks to its abundant reefs and underwater scenes. Divers can swim through coral-covered canyons and caverns, while novices can snorkel among reefs filled with colourful fish, turtles and small sharks. The reefs along the Coral Coast are perfect for beginners, while Shark Reef is popular with experienced divers – you’ll be able to see bull sharks, black-tip reef sharks and even ghostly tiger sharks.

But Fiji’s natural beauty isn’t limited to the ocean – there are plenty of things to see on dry land, too. On Viti Levu you can sail through the lush Sigatoka Valley, or go on a 4x4 tour of the Namosi Highlands and see forest-clad hills, deep canyons and tumbling waterfalls. Or, for something a little more sedate, admire orchids and plants at the tranquil Garden of the Sleeping Giant, just outside the bustling town of Nadi.

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If you're a thrill-seeker, why not opt for a skydive? As well as giving you a great buzz, you'll also have unparalleled views of the islands and turquoise waters below. If a day spent lounging on a cabana bed and drinking cocktails is more your style, don't miss a trip to Malamala Beach Club – the world’s first beach club located on its very own island. Or, for something truly unique, ask our experts about a day trip to Cloud 9. This two-level floating platform is surrounded by blue waters and picturesque views, and comes complete with an well-stocked bar, an Italian wood-fired pizzeria and live DJs.

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Fiji’s islands

When you’re faced with hundreds of islands, choosing one can seem impossible. If you want to combine beaches with cultural attractions, focus your Fiji holiday on Viti Levu. As the largest island, this place is home to most of the country’s residents and the capital, Suva. This colourful city, tucked in the island’s southeast corner, offers a great insight into Fijian life, with historical museums, bustling markets and a beautiful botanical garden. To the west, meanwhile, you’ll find Viti Levu’s stunning Coral Coast with plentiful beaches and hotels and resorts suiting all budgets. The popular resort of Denarau Island – attached to the mainland by bridge – is just a 20-minute drive from the International Airport in Nadi and is a great spot to tick off, before or after a  visit to the outlying islands.

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Alternatively, you could stay in the Mamanuca Islands. This archipelago – where blockbuster Castaway was filmed – is famous for its stunning beaches and away-from-it-all feel. The marine life is incredible too, and you’ll find some of Fiji’s best snorkelling and diving sites around the Mamanucas.

But if you’re looking for a more remote paradise, take a look at the scenic Yasawa's islands. Made up of 20 isles, this archipelago boasts dramatic volcanic peaks, spectacular coral reefs and pure-white beaches, fringed by nodding palms and lush vegetation. And not a single building rises about the tree line, giving the islands an authentic, untouched feel.

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Sailing around Fiji

One of the best ways to explore Fiji and its islands is a sailing trip. We have small ship cruises offering sailings between three and 11 nights, designed to showcase the stunning natural beauty of Fiji and the amazing cultures of its people. If you have three or four nights to spare, a cruise around the Mamanuca and Yasawa Islands is a must-do. You’ll experience some incredible snorkelling, visit Monuriki – the sheltered island where the movie Castaway was filmed – meet local islanders, witness cultural performances, and learn about Fiji’s history. Our cruises include all meals, island tours, watersports, a tropical Fijian feast, and nightly entertainment. The boat even comes with its own pool and spa and a friendly Fijian crew.

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If you want to get even further afield, we have cruises which discover the Lau Islands, Kadavu and the garden island of Tavenui. Cruise highlights include waterfall swimming, exploring caves and crystal lagoons, and getting up close to some incredible wildlife, including nesting turtles, snakes and birdlife. Speak to one of our travel experts and we can create the perfect Fiji holiday for you.

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Best time to visit Fiji

Like many tropical countries, Fiji has two seasons – dry and wet. If you want long, sunny days and comfortable temperatures, it’s best to book your Fiji holiday between May and October. During this half of the year, daytime temperatures hover around 27°C, and rarely drop below 19°C at night. There’s also a nice breeze blowing in from the South Pacific, helping to keep you cool. It’s the perfect time of year for exploring Fiji’s beaches and coral reefs so, unsurprisingly, it’s also the most popular time to visit Fiji. The islands get particularly busy in July, when holidaymakers from Australia and New Zealand flock to the beaches.

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From November to April, Fiji’s wet season takes hold. You can expect high humidity, tropical downpours and temperatures in the low-thirties. If you're not put off by a little wet weather, it's in this season you're likely to get the best rates and hotel deals.

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Essential Information

  • Visa: No visa required, provided you have a return ticket or proof of onward travel
  • Language: Fijian, Fijian Hindi and English
  • Currency: Fijian Dollar ($)
  • Time difference: GMT +12 hours
  • Flight duration from London: There are no direct flights from the UK to Fiji. The journey takes at least 24 hours, often with a stopover in Hong Kong or Los Angeles
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Things to do

Things to do in Fiji

The Pacific’s marine life is one of the main draws of a holiday to Fiji and you will find first-class diving and snorkelling, thanks to its abundant reefs and underwater scenes. Divers can swim through coral-covered canyons and caverns, while novices can snorkel among reefs filled with colourful fish, turtles and small sharks. The reefs along the Coral Coast are perfect for beginners, while Shark Reef is popular with experienced divers – you’ll be able to see bull sharks, black-tip reef sharks and even ghostly tiger sharks.

But Fiji’s natural beauty isn’t limited to the ocean – there are plenty of things to see on dry land, too. On Viti Levu you can sail through the lush Sigatoka Valley, or go on a 4x4 tour of the Namosi Highlands and see forest-clad hills, deep canyons and tumbling waterfalls. Or, for something a little more sedate, admire orchids and plants at the tranquil Garden of the Sleeping Giant, just outside the bustling town of Nadi.

Show More
Show Less

If you're a thrill-seeker, why not opt for a skydive? As well as giving you a great buzz, you'll also have unparalleled views of the islands and turquoise waters below. If a day spent lounging on a cabana bed and drinking cocktails is more your style, don't miss a trip to Malamala Beach Club – the world’s first beach club located on its very own island. Or, for something truly unique, ask our experts about a day trip to Cloud 9. This two-level floating platform is surrounded by blue waters and picturesque views, and comes complete with an well-stocked bar, an Italian wood-fired pizzeria and live DJs.

Show More
Show Less

Choosing your island

Fiji’s islands

When you’re faced with hundreds of islands, choosing one can seem impossible. If you want to combine beaches with cultural attractions, focus your Fiji holiday on Viti Levu. As the largest island, this place is home to most of the country’s residents and the capital, Suva. This colourful city, tucked in the island’s southeast corner, offers a great insight into Fijian life, with historical museums, bustling markets and a beautiful botanical garden. To the west, meanwhile, you’ll find Viti Levu’s stunning Coral Coast with plentiful beaches and hotels and resorts suiting all budgets. The popular resort of Denarau Island – attached to the mainland by bridge – is just a 20-minute drive from the International Airport in Nadi and is a great spot to tick off, before or after a  visit to the outlying islands.

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Show Less

Alternatively, you could stay in the Mamanuca Islands. This archipelago – where blockbuster Castaway was filmed – is famous for its stunning beaches and away-from-it-all feel. The marine life is incredible too, and you’ll find some of Fiji’s best snorkelling and diving sites around the Mamanucas.

But if you’re looking for a more remote paradise, take a look at the scenic Yasawa's islands. Made up of 20 isles, this archipelago boasts dramatic volcanic peaks, spectacular coral reefs and pure-white beaches, fringed by nodding palms and lush vegetation. And not a single building rises about the tree line, giving the islands an authentic, untouched feel.

Show More
Show Less

Sailing around Fiji

Sailing around Fiji

One of the best ways to explore Fiji and its islands is a sailing trip. We have small ship cruises offering sailings between three and 11 nights, designed to showcase the stunning natural beauty of Fiji and the amazing cultures of its people. If you have three or four nights to spare, a cruise around the Mamanuca and Yasawa Islands is a must-do. You’ll experience some incredible snorkelling, visit Monuriki – the sheltered island where the movie Castaway was filmed – meet local islanders, witness cultural performances, and learn about Fiji’s history. Our cruises include all meals, island tours, watersports, a tropical Fijian feast, and nightly entertainment. The boat even comes with its own pool and spa and a friendly Fijian crew.

Show More
Show Less

If you want to get even further afield, we have cruises which discover the Lau Islands, Kadavu and the garden island of Tavenui. Cruise highlights include waterfall swimming, exploring caves and crystal lagoons, and getting up close to some incredible wildlife, including nesting turtles, snakes and birdlife. Speak to one of our travel experts and we can create the perfect Fiji holiday for you.

Show More
Show Less

Best time to go

Best time to visit Fiji

Like many tropical countries, Fiji has two seasons – dry and wet. If you want long, sunny days and comfortable temperatures, it’s best to book your Fiji holiday between May and October. During this half of the year, daytime temperatures hover around 27°C, and rarely drop below 19°C at night. There’s also a nice breeze blowing in from the South Pacific, helping to keep you cool. It’s the perfect time of year for exploring Fiji’s beaches and coral reefs so, unsurprisingly, it’s also the most popular time to visit Fiji. The islands get particularly busy in July, when holidaymakers from Australia and New Zealand flock to the beaches.

Show More
Show Less

From November to April, Fiji’s wet season takes hold. You can expect high humidity, tropical downpours and temperatures in the low-thirties. If you're not put off by a little wet weather, it's in this season you're likely to get the best rates and hotel deals.

Show More
Show Less

Essential Information

Essential Information

  • Visa: No visa required, provided you have a return ticket or proof of onward travel
  • Language: Fijian, Fijian Hindi and English
  • Currency: Fijian Dollar ($)
  • Time difference: GMT +12 hours
  • Flight duration from London: There are no direct flights from the UK to Fiji. The journey takes at least 24 hours, often with a stopover in Hong Kong or Los Angeles
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