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Viti Levu living

As Fiji’s largest island, Viti Levu strikes the perfect balance between beach time and activities. Home to most of the country’s residents and the capital city, Suva, this place offers it all. You’ll still be able to experience that idyllic island lifestyle on your holiday to Viti Levu, but, if you fancy a change of pace, there are plenty of things to see and do. 

Snorkelling and diving play a big part in any holiday to Viti Levu. There are dozens of reefs surrounding the island, particularly off the aptly-named Coral Coast. Novice or advanced divers can take the plunge or, if you’d prefer to snorkel, simply don a mask and immerse yourself among the turtles, rays and colourful fish. 

If you’re not confident in the water, don’t worry, there are a variety of attractions and activities on dry land too. In the east, you’ll find the capital city of Suva, where the museums will give you a history lesson, while the markets provide a taste of local Fijian life. To the west, just outside lively Nadi, there’s the beautiful Garden of the Sleeping Giant, filled with tropical plants and delicate orchids. If you want to get your adrenaline pumping, go on an exhilarating Jeep tour of the Namosi Highlands where you’ll rumble through jagged canyons and rich forests. Suit up for a skydive and witness spectacular islands and coral reefs from 14,000 ft above, or take a jet boat ride along the Sigatoka River to find hidden waterfalls, see lush rainforest and visit local villages.

One of the best things about a holiday to Viti Levu is the balance it offers. You’ll be staying on Fiji’s biggest island, but you can easily access the smaller ones. Go on a day trip to the picturesque Mamanuca Islands, and you’ll discover a plethora of untouched beaches with crystal-clear waters. Or perhaps you’d like to experience a whole other country, with some added time in Australia or New Zealand? Whatever you’re imagining, our experts will help you plan the perfect trip.

Things to do

Where to stay

Beaches

Best time to go

Things to do

You’ll never be short of things to do on your holiday to Viti Levu. Whether it's donning an apron for a traditional Fijian cooking class, jumping out of a plane at 14,000 ft, or floating down a river on a bilibili (a traditional bamboo raft), there is something to suit families, couples and single travellers alike.

If you're staying on Denarau Island you'll be spoilt for choice with the an 18-hole championship golf course, a fantastic shopping centre, the Big Bula Water Park and the buzzing Port Denarau Marina; your gateway to the Mamanuca and Yasawa Islands, or the perfect spot for people watching over a delicious lunch or sunset cocktail. 

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If you're looking for ultimate in relaxation and a serious pamper, you've come to the right place. A number of the hotels in Denarau, Momi Bay and along the Coral Coast offer luxury spa's and a wide range of treatments from mud wraps to massages.

Then there are of course excursions out to the Mamanuca Islands. Discover unspoiled white-sand beaches, snorkel among rich coral reefs, and visit uninhabited Monuriki – the backdrop for hit film Cast Away, or while away a day at the world's first island beach club, complete with cabana beds, an infinity pool and even butler service!

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Our handpicked hotels

With a number of fantastic accommodation options available on Viti Levu the big question is 'where on the island should I stay'?

If your trip to Fiji is going to encompass the mainland and the Mamanuca or Yasawa Islands, staying on Denarau Island is an ideal choice. Just 20 minutes from Nadi International Airport and home to Port Denarau Marina, the hotels here are perfectly placed to get your island adventure underway. The ferries to the islands operate to a set schedule so if your flight lands after the last ferry has departed for the day, enjoy a luxurious overnight stay in Denarau and rest up before taking the ferry the following morning. Alternatively spend a few days in Denarau before and after your island getaway and take advantage of all the facilities on offer.

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For a little slice of Fijian heaven just 45 minutes from the airport, head for Momi Bay. Home to Fiji Marriott Resort Momi Bay, here you will discover the only overwater bures on the mainland, a luxury spa and world class dining options.

Further South still you will find the Coral Coast. Retreat here for palm lined beaches, white sands and incredible snorkelling and diving options. There are hotels dotted along the coastline to suit all tastes and budgets. For an authentic feeling Fijian resort with traditional thatched bungalows, make for the five-star Outrigger Fiji Beach Resort.

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Best beaches

As you would expect from an idyllic island in the South Pacific, Viti Levu is home to dozens of beautiful beaches. You can look forward to picture-perfect swathes of sand, offering all kinds of activities both on dry land and in the ocean. The popular Coral Coast is a mishmash of bays, beaches, rocky headlands and swampy mangroves. Take your pick from any sandy spot, unroll your towel beneath a palm tree, and relax. If you’d like to explore beneath the surface, why not go on a snorkelling or diving trip? 

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Alternatively, if you’re a keen surfer – or you’ve always wanted to learn – head west to Natadola Bay. This powdery beach has choppy waves, but it’s also sandwiched between two coral reefs. So you can spend a day surfing and snorkelling, all in the same spot.

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Best time to visit Viti Levu

To make the most of your time in Viti Levu, plan your trip for Fiji’s dry season, between May and October. At this time of year, you can expect sunny days with comfortable temperatures in the high twenties, and a pleasant coastal breeze. Even at night, temperatures rarely drop below 19°C – but you’ll stay nice and cool in your air-conditioned hotel. The dry season is the most popular time to visit Viti Levu, and you’ll find that the island is particularly lively in July. For quieter beaches, towns and resorts look to travel during May, September and October.

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If you’re looking for a budget-friendly holiday to Viti Levu, though, consider going sometime between November and April. This is Fiji’s wet season, when heavy rains and high humidity are the norm. But the rain usually comes in short, heavy bursts, rather than all-day downpours – so there’ll still be sunny hours for sunbathing and snorkelling.

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Things to do

Things to do

You’ll never be short of things to do on your holiday to Viti Levu. Whether it's donning an apron for a traditional Fijian cooking class, jumping out of a plane at 14,000 ft, or floating down a river on a bilibili (a traditional bamboo raft), there is something to suit families, couples and single travellers alike.

If you're staying on Denarau Island you'll be spoilt for choice with the an 18-hole championship golf course, a fantastic shopping centre, the Big Bula Water Park and the buzzing Port Denarau Marina; your gateway to the Mamanuca and Yasawa Islands, or the perfect spot for people watching over a delicious lunch or sunset cocktail. 

Show More
Show Less

If you're looking for ultimate in relaxation and a serious pamper, you've come to the right place. A number of the hotels in Denarau, Momi Bay and along the Coral Coast offer luxury spa's and a wide range of treatments from mud wraps to massages.

Then there are of course excursions out to the Mamanuca Islands. Discover unspoiled white-sand beaches, snorkel among rich coral reefs, and visit uninhabited Monuriki – the backdrop for hit film Cast Away, or while away a day at the world's first island beach club, complete with cabana beds, an infinity pool and even butler service!

Show More
Show Less

Where to stay

Our handpicked hotels

With a number of fantastic accommodation options available on Viti Levu the big question is 'where on the island should I stay'?

If your trip to Fiji is going to encompass the mainland and the Mamanuca or Yasawa Islands, staying on Denarau Island is an ideal choice. Just 20 minutes from Nadi International Airport and home to Port Denarau Marina, the hotels here are perfectly placed to get your island adventure underway. The ferries to the islands operate to a set schedule so if your flight lands after the last ferry has departed for the day, enjoy a luxurious overnight stay in Denarau and rest up before taking the ferry the following morning. Alternatively spend a few days in Denarau before and after your island getaway and take advantage of all the facilities on offer.

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For a little slice of Fijian heaven just 45 minutes from the airport, head for Momi Bay. Home to Fiji Marriott Resort Momi Bay, here you will discover the only overwater bures on the mainland, a luxury spa and world class dining options.

Further South still you will find the Coral Coast. Retreat here for palm lined beaches, white sands and incredible snorkelling and diving options. There are hotels dotted along the coastline to suit all tastes and budgets. For an authentic feeling Fijian resort with traditional thatched bungalows, make for the five-star Outrigger Fiji Beach Resort.

Show More
Show Less

Beaches

Best beaches

As you would expect from an idyllic island in the South Pacific, Viti Levu is home to dozens of beautiful beaches. You can look forward to picture-perfect swathes of sand, offering all kinds of activities both on dry land and in the ocean. The popular Coral Coast is a mishmash of bays, beaches, rocky headlands and swampy mangroves. Take your pick from any sandy spot, unroll your towel beneath a palm tree, and relax. If you’d like to explore beneath the surface, why not go on a snorkelling or diving trip? 

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Show Less

Alternatively, if you’re a keen surfer – or you’ve always wanted to learn – head west to Natadola Bay. This powdery beach has choppy waves, but it’s also sandwiched between two coral reefs. So you can spend a day surfing and snorkelling, all in the same spot.

Show More
Show Less

Best time to go

Best time to visit Viti Levu

To make the most of your time in Viti Levu, plan your trip for Fiji’s dry season, between May and October. At this time of year, you can expect sunny days with comfortable temperatures in the high twenties, and a pleasant coastal breeze. Even at night, temperatures rarely drop below 19°C – but you’ll stay nice and cool in your air-conditioned hotel. The dry season is the most popular time to visit Viti Levu, and you’ll find that the island is particularly lively in July. For quieter beaches, towns and resorts look to travel during May, September and October.

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Show Less

If you’re looking for a budget-friendly holiday to Viti Levu, though, consider going sometime between November and April. This is Fiji’s wet season, when heavy rains and high humidity are the norm. But the rain usually comes in short, heavy bursts, rather than all-day downpours – so there’ll still be sunny hours for sunbathing and snorkelling.

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The Mamanuca Islands

Just a short boat-ride away, this picture-perfect archipelago of 20 islands is a must-visit on your Viti Levu holiday. Expect to find untouched sands and beautiful coral reefs. Take a day trip or spend a few nights to enjoy.

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Denarau Island

Stay in a five-star resort. play golf on a championship course, splash about at the water park and sip on sundowners at the marina; Denarau has it all.

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The Coral Coast

Discover Viti Levu’s colourful corals, dotted off the south coast. You can snorkel close to shore, or head out on a diving trip to sites like Shark Reef.

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Garden of the Sleeping Giant

On the outskirts of the town of Nadi, this beautiful garden is filled with exotic flowers and tropical plants, including a splendid collection of orchids.

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Suva

Spend a day exploring the capital city, Suva. Stroll around fruit-filled markets, visit the Fiji Museum, and admire the flowers in Thurston Gardens.

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