the ultimate travel guide to

Fiji

At the heart of the South Pacific and surrounded by turquoise waters, Fiji’s 333 islands are some of the most romantic places on earth.

 

Drowning in natural beauty, unique culture and some of the friendliest people you’ll ever encounter, Fiji is the ideal getaway for all ages, tastes and budgets. From honeymooners and lovers of luxury, to thrill-seekers, families and budget-backpackers, Fiji boasts an abundance of unique experiences and accommodation options amidst a tropical paradise landscape.

 

Days can be spent lazing on secluded beaches, bathing in cool waterfalls or indulging in spa treatments. Or the more adventurous might like to take part in an off road cave safari.

 

With child-free and adults-only resorts, Fiji is the perfect honeymoon destination. But it’s also a great place for families. Few do a Kids Club like Fijian resorts – dedicated nannies, interesting cultural programs, and exclusive “kids only” meals times are just the start of the Fiji experience for tiny travellers.

 

Award-winning fine-dining is offered across the islands of Fiji, from the stunning Yasawa and Mamanuca island groups, to Turtle Island and the untouched natural beauty of Taveuni.

 

Dubbed the Garden Island of Fiji, Taveuni is home to one of the world’s most undisturbed island habitats, mostly in the vast Bouma National Heritage Park (where you will find some of Fiji’s best waterfalls). Only around 9000 people live on this gigantic island, but it’s the Fiji you won’t see on Viti Levu; there’s almost no development.

 

Fiji is also paradise for foodies, with some extraordinarily good restaurants to be found in this part of the world (often thanks to the high-end resorts that have popped up). For some traditional flavours be sure to try lovo (a traditional style of in-ground cooking) and the famous Kokoda dish, a raw fish salad.

 

Eco-tours, jungle-treks and virtually every sort of water-sport can also be experienced in Fiji. Some of the world’s best soft coral diving can be found here, as well as numerous nature reserves and countless beautiful beaches.

 

Pacific Harbour is considered the adventure hub. Imagine ziplining over lush, tropical forests, diving with sharks, building your own raft (billi billi) and rafting down the river, or an adrenalin-pumping game of jungle paintball. We suggest soothing any war wounds at the popular mud pools near Nadi.

 

Fiji’s myriad sailing operators offer a range of picturesque cruises and private charters, allowing you to explore this exquisite collection of islands at your leisure.

 

The accommodation options are endless. There’s the Fiji Marriott Resort Momi Bay on the Coral Coast, with stunning over-water villas to rival its Pacific neighbour of Tahiti. Namale Resort is owned by motivational guru Tony Robbins and is a truly world-class getaway. The luxe island resort of Vomo has fun and sun enough for the whole family. For the environmentally conscious, Cousteau Resort is an eco resort on the beautiful island of Vanua Levu. Don’t fear that you have to break the bank though – there are a number of ways you can experience total Fijian luxury for under $250 per night.

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