Luxtripper Travel Editor
Fiji is a paradise escape unlike any other!
If you’re unsure where to place this beautiful destination, Fiji sits in the heart of the South Pacific and makes up 333 islands that are all scattered like jewels across 18,000 sqkm of turquoise ocean waters; so don’t expect crowds, Fiji has plenty of room to breathe. Travellers may also be surprised to know that Fiji isn’t just a pretty face either, there’s so much to do across the different islands that even the most fidgety traveller is guaranteed to stay entertained! Here’s a quick look into our favourites and what to do in Fiji.
Of the 333 to choose from, you cannot go wrong with the islands of the Mamanucas and Yasawas; these gorgeous islands are exactly what you imagine when you think of ‘paradise’.
Think endless stretches of powdery sands, oceans teeming with colourful marine fishes, and waters so bright that they’ve become iconic for being the filming destination for Hollywood blockbuster’s 'Blue Lagoon’ and ‘Castaway’. These dazzling islands truly radiate the beauty of Fiji; if you’re looking for postcard-perfect paradise then you will adore these islands.
Across the Yasawas and Mamanucas you’ll discover the perfect setting for an unforgettable Fiji honeymoon, you can spend your days relaxing along private sand banks under the radiant sunshine, but your honeymoon in Fiji would be incomplete without enjoying the water.
Dive straight in and get up close with sharks, manta rays and colourful fishes on snorkelling and scuba diving expeditions, or keep your head above sea level with a parasailing, windsurfing or a luxury yacht journey across the ocean. Don’t forget to visit the iconic Cloud Nine; a completely overwater bar and restaurant that sits in the heart of the turquoise ocean waters!
If you’re looking for more culture and exploration, you’ll love the main island of Viti Levu. The capital Nadi is home to colourful Hindu temples, Fijian market stalls heaving under the weight of handmade souvenirs and buzzing nightlife. Discover an island layered in hidden tumbling waterfalls, nature parks in shades of emerald and restaurants serving incredible cuisine.
Don’t worry though, Viti Levu still offers Fiji’s iconic white sand coastlines and bright turquoise waters, with the Coral Coast taking the spotlight with it’s huge reef and excellent luxury resorts; making it the perfect destination for a fun-filled Fiji family holiday.
Secluded, romantic and a favourite with celebrities; nowhere beats the breathtaking natural beauty and exclusivity of the eastern island of Taveuni and Savusavu Bay. Known fondly as 'Fiji's hidden paradise', these destinations are famed for their stunning natural beauty both in land and out to sea.
Discover bright blue bays fringed by perfect sands, and dazzling coral beds full of colourful fishes, as well as prehistoric jungles teeming with exotic flowers, soaring palms and tumbling waterfalls. Be sure head to the International Dateline in Taveuni, where you can stand with one foot in today and the other in yesterday!
Taveuni and Savusavu are also great destinations for experiencing Fiji's warm and welcoming culture. Here you can eat at authentic family-run restaurants who serve some of finest dishes across the islands, shop at busy markets and get to know the locals who make these island so special.
Head to Bouma National Heritage Park and you'll be blown away by this ecological wonderland; discover a 200 year old fortified village contained within a vanilla and cocoa plantation, lace up your hiking boots and trek to a dormant volcano, and cool off with a dip in those always-perfect turquoise blue waters.
When is the best time to visit Fiji?
Fiji is a year-round destination blessed with warm weather no matter what time of year you visit. With this in mind, the very best time to visit is between May and October, as this is outside of the wet season, and the weather is hot and skies are clear. To be completely honest, the best time to go to Fiji is whenever you get the chance.
How long does it take to fly to Fiji from the UK?
Overall the flight time from the UK to Fiji takes around 24 hours, but we recommend breaking up the flight with a trip to another destination, offering you both the chance to cut down on long periods of time spent on a plane and the chance to embark on a unique twin-destination holiday. The time zone in Fiji is GMT+12. So when it’s 9am here in England, it will already be 9pm in Fiji!
What kind of money do they use in Fiji?
The currency used in Fiji is the Fijian Dollar.