Set your internal clock to ‘Fiji time’: with exquisite beaches, undersea marvels, lush interiors and a fascinating culture to explore, you won’t want to rush.

Beyond the Beach

While it’s easy to spend your holiday in, on or under the water, those who take the time to towel off will be rewarded by a wealth of terra firma treats. Fiji offers ample opportunities for hikers, birdwatchers, amblers and forest-fanciers, particularly on the islands of Taveuni – known as ‘The Garden Island’ for its ludicrously lush interiors – and Kadavu, a less-travelled slice of prehistoric paradise with almost no roads to speak of. If urban wildlife is your thing, Suva boasts a surprising nightlife scene, while towns like Savusavu entice with rollicking taverns and meet-the-locals haunts.

Wetter is Better

Fiji’s calm seas belie the riot of life going on beneath them. With seemingly endless reels of intensely coloured reefs, over 1500 species of fish and colossal creatures – from otherworldly manta rays to tiger sharks – Fiji’s underwater world is worth the plunge. Seasoned divers and snorkellers will find plenty to excite them, while first-timers – looked after by top-notch divemasters and experienced guides – will be bubbling excited exclamations into their mouthpieces. Anywhere a fin flashes or coral may wave, you’ll find a diving or snorkel daytrip, though there are excellent live-aboard journeys for those after a truly immersive experience.

Why I Love Fiji

By Tamara Sheward, Writer
What makes Fiji exceptional isn’t any must-see sights or unforgettable experiences (though those are pretty thick on the ground): for me, it’s her people. Whether I’m visiting a village, dodging coconuts on the beach or walking through the big cities, nary a moment goes by without being dazzled by genuine smiles, bombarded by BULA!s or having a shower of smooches land on my baby daughter. I get goosebumps recalling traditional, eerily-beautiful songs of welcome and farewell: even though we’re just passing through, I always come away feeling like a member of a big family. Fijians greet guests with a rousing ‘Welcome home!’… and they mean it.

A Warm Welcome

Fijian life revolves around the church, the village, the rugby field and the garden. While this may sound insular, you’d be hard-pressed to find a more open and welcoming populace. Though the realities of local life are less sunny than the country’s skies – many regions are poor and lack basic services – Fijians are famous for their hospitality, and exude a warmth that money can’t buy. Such bonhomie means it’s easy to make friends with resort staff or on tours, but the best way to get to know the culture is on a homestay at an indigenous village.

Throwing Down the (Beach) Towel

Dazzling sands, perfect palm trees and waters so blue they glow: if you don’t see them with your own eyes, you’ll swear Fiji’s beaches have been airbrushed. While stunning stretches abound, it’s on the islands of the Mamanucas and Yasawas that you’ll find Fiji’s most heavenly heavyweights. These beaches are a posterchild for Paradise, luring thousands of visitors keen to discover their own South Sea idyll. The appeal of the islands stretches beyond holiday happysnaps; their reefs, bays and sublime sands have provided cinematic eye-candy to films including Tom Hanks’ Cast Away and 1980 teen-dream classic The Blue Lagoon.
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Itinerary Details

Day 1 - Arrive in Fiji

Arrive at Nadi International Airport. After clearing Fiji’s Immigration & Customs please proceed and exit the Customs Hall. Your English speaking representative in company uniform, will welcome you with a “Bula”, shell leis, cool minted towels and bottled water, before directing you to our office for exchange of vouchers and briefing. After exchange of vouchers our Portage service will cater for your luggage while you will be introduced to your driver who will transfer (seat-in-coach) you in our deluxe air-conditioned vehicle to your hotel.

Day 2 - Day at Leisure

Enjoy the many activities available at the hotels/resorts or take up and optional excursion during the day or relax at the resort and take up the Sunset Dinner Cruise (scheduled departures) and enjoy a spectacular tropical sunset.

Day 3 - Day at Leisure

Option - embark onMana Island full day Cruise(includes lunch and return transfer to/from hotel). Mana is an extensive resort with 3 separate beach areas, crystal warm waters, pool side bars and lounges. On the lagoon side, enjoy snorkeling together with a range of water activities. The quieter North Beach is preferably for those wishing to enjoy reading or just laze around. Lunch includes BBQ with salad.

Day 4 - Day at Leisure

Today you can opt for one of the many excursions available – be it Jet boat rides over the Nadi River, Parasailing, River Safaris and many more. Relax and party the last night at local pubs like PURPLE HAZE and ICE BAR.

Day 5 - Departure

Early checkout for your departure flight. Seat in vehicle transfer from hotel to Nadi Airport