Located in the heart of the Pacific Ocean, Fiji is 333 tropical islands . Known for luxurious private islands, exclusive all-inclusive resorts, beaches, Fiji is also widely appreciated for its unique culture and hospitality.
The white beaches of these islands and the crystalline and uncontaminated sea are the ideal setting for a truly relaxing holiday, but they also offer various possibilities for fun to the more adventurous travelers.

Travel informed: useful information

  • Inhabitants : about 920,000
  • Capital : Suva
  • Languages : English, Fijian
  • Local currency : Fijian dollar (1 euro = 2.41 FJD)
  • Time and time zone : UTC / GMT +13 hours compared to Italy
  • Climate : tropical, average temperatures of 24-25 °, with a hot, humid and rainy season from December to April, and a cool season from June to October.
  • Vaccinations : no vaccinations required (yellow fever vaccine is mandatory only if you come from African and South American countries).
  • Entry requirements : passport with at least 6 months of validity
  • Distance from Italy : 17,000 km, about 32 hours of flight
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Where they are and how to get there

The Fiji Islands (called Fiji) are an archipelago made up of over 320 islands and are located in the Pacific Ocean, a 4-hour flight from Australia, 11 from Hong Kong or Los Angeles. They are divided into four divisions (central, western, eastern and northern) which in turn are divided into 14 provinces .
The capital and Suva, other important cities are Lautoka, Lami, Sigatoka and Nadi (home of the nation’s main airport). The two largest islands are Viti Levu and Vanua Levu, which account for about 87% of the population.

How to get
To reach them, a total of 32 to 36 hours of flight are required from Italy, making at least one stopover in Dubai, Los Angeles, Sydney, Singapore or Hong Kong. The airports of reference are those of Nadi and Suva .
The advice is to stop for at least a couple of days in one of the cities of stopover (Los Angeles, Sydney, …).

  • Rome / Milan – Singapore – Fiji : Flights from € 1.107,55 – compare flights
    Min. 36 hours of flight (12 hours Rome / Milan – Singapore, 10 hours Singapore – Nadi + 14 hours of stopover)
  • Rome – Dubai – Sydney – Fiji : Flights from € 1,628.00 – compare flights
    Min. 32 hours of flight (5 hours Rome – Dubai, 14 hours Dubai Sydney, 4 hours Sydney – Fiji + 10 hours of stopovers)
  • Rome / Milan – Hong Kong – Fiji : Flights from € 1,770.67 – compare flights
    Min. 36 hours of flight (12 hours Rome / Milan – Hong Kong, 11 hours Hong Kong – Fiji + 11 hours of stopover)
  • Rome – London – Los Angeles – Fiji : Flights from € 1,971.68 – compare flights
    Min. 32 hours of flight (3 hours Rome – London, 12 hours London – Los Angeles, 12 hours Los Angeles – Fiji + 6 hours of stopover)

When to go
Info on climate and best period

Month Average temperature (min / max) Precipitation (days / mm) January 23/30 ° C 17/290 mm
February 23/30 ° C 17/280 mm
March 23/30 ° C 20 / 390 mm
April 22/28 ° C 17/260 mm
May 21/27 ° C 13/210 mm
June 20/26 ° C 11/135 mm
July 20/26 ° C 10/85 mm
August 20/26 ° C 11 / 130 mm
September 20/26 ° C 12/135 mm
October 21/27 ° C 12/130 mm
November 21/28 ° C 13/180 mm
December 22/29 ° C 15/260 mm

  • Climate : Tropical. The winds that come from the south-east are responsible for mitigating the temperatures. Hot, humid and rainy season from December to April, cool season from June to October.
  • Best period : from May to October, when the minimum temperatures never go below 20 degrees and the climate is drier and sunnier
  • Period to avoid : from November to April. In these months the archipelago is subject to tropical cyclones and frequent rains
  • Advice : On the main island of Viti Levu, the western side (Nadi) compared to the eastern one (Suva) is warmer and less rainy. Avoid the island of Rotuma, which although it is the hottest, it is also the rainiest and therefore humid.

Which to choose: Fiji’s most beautiful

islands Of the more than 320 islands that make up the archipelago, only 116 are inhabited . The two main islands are Viti Levu and Vanua Levu. In the first there are the capital Suva and Nadi airport. The second is the favorite for diving and trekking and the most important centers are Labasa and Savusavu.
Two particularly well-known archipelagos should also be mentioned, namely the Mamanuca Islands (coveted for honeymoons) and the Yasawa Islands(volcanic, wild and authentic). Among the most famous Mamanuca Islands we mention: Castaway, Tokoriki, Malolo, Malolo Lailai, Kadavulailai, Beachcomer, Matamanoa, Mana, Treasure and Yanuya. Among the Yasawa Islands we have instead Nanuya Levu (also called Turtle Island), Nanuya Lailai, Waya, Waya Lailai, Kuata, Naviti, Tavewa, Nacula, Yaqeta and Yasawa.
Below is a selection of the 10 most beautiful Fiji Islands in our opinion.

1 – Waya
Photo of miguel sanchez. Waya is a volcanic island south of the Yasawa archipelago . Its interior is mountainous and wild, here are the most spectacular and highest peaks of the Yasawa, with over 500 meters in height.
The coast, on the other hand, alternates between long sandy beaches and rocky promontories. Along the north part of the west coast is the most beautiful beach, where the Octupus Resort is located.
In Waya you can go trekking climbing the peaks and snorkeling , where you can admire the colorful coral reef. Not to be missed is the excursion to Ghost Hill , a huge rock that hides numerous caves.

Connections : the main airport and Nadi International Airport on the main island, Viti Levu. From here, take a ferry from Port Denarau or a seaplane to reach Waya.

2 – Malolo

Malolo is a volcanic island located in the Mamanuca archipelago. The interior of the island is rocky, the various resorts present are built along the coast; on the eastern side there are two small villages, namely Yaro and Solevu.
In addition to white beaches, coconut palms, wild nature and crystal clear sea, the island of Malolo is famous because, at sunset, the sun seems to settle behind the profile of the island .
In mythology it was, in fact, the place created by the gods to let the sun rest.

Connections : the main airport and Nadi International Airport on the main island, Viti Levu. From here you can take a catamaran from Port Denarau or a seaplane to reach Malolo. You can also make a domestic flight from Nadi airport to Malolo Lailai airport (about 10 minutes).

3 – Nanuya Levu (Turtle Island)
Private beaches, pristine waters, incredible marine life, romance and a myriad of activities to choose from: Turtle Island (Yasawa Islands) is one of the most peaceful places on the planet.
Its characteristic is that of being an all-inclusive private island which 14 couples can access at a time , since 14 are the villas that host each of them, with an adjoining beach for private use. I would say that you can leave all worries behind and let yourself be pampered by this heavenly place! Also, the 1980 movie ” Blue Lagoon
” was filmed here . Links

: the main airport and Nadi International Airport on the main island, Viti Levu. From here, take a ferry from Port Denarau or a seaplane to reach Turtle Island.

4 – Monuriki
Photo of KhufuOsiris. Monuriki is part of the volcanic archipelago of the Mamanuca Islands and is famous for being the location of the famous film Cast Away , with Tom Hanks.
Monuriki is surrounded by other atolls and islets, and is 1.15 km long and about 600 meters wide. Here is a mountain, with a peak of 178 meters and a lagoon perfect for snorkeling .
It is truly a small tropical corner of peace that can be visited with organized excursions , by boat or by seaplane.
There are no resorts, because the goal is to leave it untouched: it is inhabited only by iguanas and turtles hatch here.

Connections : the main airport and Nadi International Airport on the main island, Viti Levu. From here you take a ferry from Port Denarau to the island of Monuriki.

5 – Denarau
Photo by Andreas Faessler. The island of Denarau is part of Viti Levu and hosts all the major hotel chains, as well as beautiful golf courses.
Its picturesque marina is ready to welcome you with restaurants, shops, traditional music and dance performances, as well as being the starting point for excursions to the islands of Mamanuca and Yasawa. FromPort Denarau the various boats set sail to the various islands of Fiji.
Denarau offers, in addition to the activities on land (walks along the harbor, shopping, shows at the amphitheater), the opportunity to snorkel among the colorful fish of the coral reef.

Connections : and about 13 km from Nadi Airport, therefore reachable by car, bus or taxi.

6 – Taveuni
Photo of M Sundstrom. Taveuni Island is the third largest island in Fiji and is called the “Garden of Fiji” thanks to the lush rainforest: it is an ecotourism paradise .
Here you find the Bouma National Heritage Park, an important nature reserve where there are the famous Bouna waterfalls, birds and rare plants.
Furthermore, the so-called International Date Line passes from the island of Taveuni , an imaginary line at 180 ° of longitude which, once crossed, even changes the date on the calendar!

Connections : the main airport and Nadi International Airport on the main island, Viti Levu. From here you can take a seaplane, or you can take a domestic flight from Nadi Airport to Taveuni Airport, which is located in Matei.

7 – Viti Levu
Photo by Maksym Kozlenko. Viti Levu is the largest of the islands that make up the Fiji archipelago and is home to the capital, Suva, a lively cultural center.
The island is crossed by a mountain range, which reaches the maximum elevation of the archipelago in Mount Tomaniivi or Mount Victoria (1,324 meters high).
On the south coast there are numerous resorts facing an enchanting coral reef , while the tourist center par excellence is Nadi , which boasts an ancient Hindu temple and from which excursions to the islands depart.
The most scenic stretch of the coast is the one between Korotogo and Korolevu , where the road runs alongside mountains, blue coves and beaches.
Do not miss a visit to the Kula Eco Park , a reserve where there are particular tropical animals.

Connections: Nadi Airport is located 9 km north of the city center. You can reach the center with the efficient public transport network.

8 – Nacula
Photo by TobiasK. Nacula is the third largest island of the Yasawa group , so like the others it is also volcanic.
There are four villages along the coast and there are no roads: the inhabitants use a network of paths or boats to get around.
The interior of the island is instead uninhabited and formed by hills with large grassy expanses.
Nacula is full of beautiful white sand beaches , the most beautiful is on the south west coast where there are some resorts, which alternate with a well-preserved coral reef.

Connections: the main airport and Nadi International Airport on the main island, Viti Levu. From here, take a catamaran from Port Denarau or a seaplane to reach Nacula.

9 – Vanua Levu

Vanua Levu is the second largest island in Fiji after Viti Levu, but less touristy and more adventurous. The main inhabited centers are the cities of Labasa and Savusavu , a tourist center for scuba diving and yachting.
The rest of the “Big Island” is dedicated to sugar cane and copra plantations, hidden villages, waterfalls and vast expanses of forest.
Do not miss a visit to the Blow Holes, large shower heads that at low tide rise from the sea over the coral reef and to the pristine rainforest of the Wasali Nature Reserve , with trails leading to spectacular views.

Connections : the main airport and Nadi International Airport on the main island, Viti Levu. From the ports of Suva and Lautoka (near Nadi) motor ships set sail for the island. You can also take a domestic flight from Nadi Airport to Savusavu Airport (approximately 50 minutes).

10 – Kadavu
Photo by Duncan Wright. Kadavu is the fourth largest island of Fiji . It is perfect for those who do not want to give up scuba diving and snorkeling, there is very little the Great Astrolabe Reef, a large reef that is one of Fiji’s premier diving locations.
Kadavu Island is almost entirely covered in rainforest and has many varieties of colorful birds. This is truly the perfect place to relax and immerse yourself in Fiji’s incredible natural beauty, also because tourism is very limited.

Connections : the main airport and Nadi International Airport on the main island, Viti Levu. From here you have to reach Suva by domestic flight, bus or taxi. From the port of Suva, ferries leave for Kadavu, or from its airport you can take a flight that takes you to Kadavu in 30 minutes.

What to do and what to see
If you are looking for some ideas to make your Fiji holiday even more exciting, here are some ideas on what to do or see on these islands.

  1. Visit the capital Suva . Located on the main island of Viti Levu, it is known for its nightlife and restaurants but also for its beautiful temples and mosques.
  2. Bouma National Heritage Park excursion . It is located in the northern area of ​​Taveuni Island and is famous for its natural pools, waterfalls and trails (admission around 12 FJD – € 5.00).
  3. Visit the Fiji Museum . Located in the capital Suva, it tells the country’s history through relics of indigenous art, from the HMS Bounty, artifacts that illustrate traditional life.
  4. Drink kava . It is the typical drink of the Pacific islands, obtained from the homonymous plant. It has a relaxing effect but without any “side effect” typical of alcoholic beverages. It is usually sipped at the end of the day. If offered, don’t refuse, it is considered a very rude gesture!
  5. Visit Lautoka . Also known as the “Sugar City”, it is the second largest city in the archipelago and boasts the largest sugar refinery in the entire Southern hemisphere.
  6. White water rafting . The Upper Navua River cuts through the Viti Levu highlands, creating waterfalls and all kinds of rapids that are perfect for both beginners and professionals, but also for a more peaceful kayaking trip through the mangroves.
  7. Diving . The visibility is fantastic, the most famous drop points include Astrolabe Reef, Beqa Lagoon and Rainbow Reef. The cost of the Open Water certification (the diving course) is approximately € 300.00.
  8. Visit the old capital Levuka . Located on the island of Ovalau, Levuka was the first capital of Fiji. To date much less frequented by tourists, it is ideal for spending a relaxing afternoon, immersing yourself in the atmosphere of the city.
  9. Surfing . Fiji offers the best opportunities in the world to practice surfing, with countless famous spots such as Cloudbreak and Lighthouse Rights. At the Mamanuca Islands it is also possible to try windsurfing and kitesurfing (cost of one lesson about € 20.00 per hour).

Here are some interesting tours that can be purchased online :

How much does a holiday in Fiji cost
As we have already mentioned, this destination is a favorite for honeymooners, which is why tourist agencies offer complete packages that include not only the islands but also a stage in Australia. By choosing one of these solutions, the cost of the flight and 15-day stay for two people can cost even more than € 7,000 .
If, on the other hand, the trip is organized independently and if you are not interested in luxurious resorts but are satisfied with much more modest accommodations, you can save a little. The highest cost will be that of the flight, which starts at well over a thousand euros round trip per person.

  • Low cost flights: starting from € 1,026.00 – check the offers
  • Where to sleep: Resorts, b & b and hostels from € 27.00 per night – see the offers
  • Flight + Hotel Package : 12 nights with flight from Rome from € 2,059.00 per person

Cruise to Fiji: prices and advice
A cruise to Fiji is perfect for the honeymoon, but also a trip with the whole family because there are so many activities that you can do. Obviously you can expect a lot of relaxation, both on the ship and on the wonderful beaches, and many pleasant underwater adventures such as snorkeling and diving.

Prices start from a minimum of € 3,000.00 to a maximum of € 6,000.00 per person , including intercontinental transfers, full board, cabin and any excursions. The main companies are Royal Caribbean, Celebrity Cruises, Princess Cruises, Holland America, Ponant, Oceania Cruises, Silversea, Regent. The recommended duration is at least 13 days , even better 15.

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