Summer on your mind? Fiji is the place to go. Relax on palm-fringed beaches, swim in crystal clear waters and enjoy the views of rugged volcano peaks.
First, head to Nadi and make it your base to explore the neighboring islands or areas. Main Street is the center of action in Nadi with plenty of shopping, and the latest Hindi or Fijian music playing from every storefront. With bungalow accommodation surrounded by all shades of blue water and crisp white sand, they are truly paradise. For adults-only stays, check out private island resorts such as Lomani Island Resort, on the Island of Malolo Lailai, in the Mamanuca Islands. With over 300 islands to discover – Fiji has accommodation for all kinds of travelers.
Depending on what you want to do, the Fijian Islands offer nearly every kind of holiday experience. If you want fun in the sun with family, beautiful spa resorts, adventurous outdoor activities, diving, snorkeling or a romantic getaway, Fiji’s paradise is waiting to be explored and boast incredible landscapes.
Lush tropical and pine vegetation is spread across the interior lands and white sandy beaches wrap around the coasts. Pristine blue-green waters house vibrant soft coral reefs and there are deep drop-offs, perfect for diving and fishing.
You can also visit traditional villages to enjoy warm Fijian hospitality. Wander through local schools, church grounds and take part in kava tasting ceremonies or opt for an exhilarating feast night, complete with history lessons and daring fire dance displays.
Viti Levu and Vanua Levu
There are two main islands in Fiji: Viti Levu and Vanua Levu. These islands, collectively, account for around 87% of the country’s population, with over three quarters living in Viti Levu’s coastal urban centers. Suva (the CBD), Nadi (the tourist hub) and Lautoka (the base for the sugarcane industry) are among Fiji’s most popular urban centers.
Located a quick 10 minutes from Nadi international airport, Denarau is home to a number of renowned international hotels.
These are Instagram-worthy island destinations where picture perfect images of Fiji are created. The popular Mamanucas are made up of 20 islands such as Malolo Island, Castaway Island (featured in the film of the same name) and Treasure Island. With endless white sandy beaches and warm aqua seas, these islands are ideal for family-friendly snorkeling, diving and top surf-breaks.
These islands are known for their natural, untouched beauty. It’s the place to go if you want to be free from internet, banks, roads and cruise ships. It’s easy to get to via ferry or seaplane from Nadi and it’s popular with backpackers and luxury travelers alike.
This tropical paradise stretches over 80km along the southern edge of Fiji’s main island, Viti Levu, is just a 1 hour drive from Nadi airport. It’s a beach lover’s dream with family-friendly resorts, kids clubs, and affordable hotels and it’s also popular with backpackers. Learn to dive, snorkel or surf or, if you’re in search of more adventure you can book a jet safari, ride sand dunes in Sigatoka, or enjoy a nature hike to see the native peregrine falcon.
Most importantly, know that wherever you go, you’ll be greeted by smiles, glorious sunshine and their universal greeting, Bula!