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Fiji Islands

Fiji easily conjures images of escapism and indulgence – perhaps because some of the most popular Fiji vacation destinations are its exclusive private-island resorts. But Fiji is an island nation with many accommodation types, including large family-friendly resorts around Nadi and Denarau Island and along the Coral Coast, dive-centric outposts in the Mamanuca and Northern Islands, and, of course, those intimate Outer Island properties where the focus is on privacy and passion.

What holds these many personalities together is the Fijian people, who just may be the warmest and most welcoming in the South Pacific. From the first time you hear an effusive shout of “Bula!” (welcome) until the time you hear your last “Moce” (goodbye), you will be enthralled by the hospitality, laughter and singing – so much singing – all around you. And when you listen as your resort’s employees, who will now feel like friends, gather around to serenade you with “Isa Lei,” Fiji’s traditional and emotional song of farewell, you know you will be back.

Fiji’s warm translucent South Pacific water is equally inviting and home to some of the best soft coral dive sites on the planet. And the islands – there are 333 of them – are full of fascinating lore and customs, from ceremonial kava drinking and fire walking to traditional bungalow-style bure resorts located next to small thatched-roof villages where you’ll be invited to bring a sevusevu (a small gift of kava root) and meet the chief. It’s the welcoming Fijian way.

To request a quote or customize a booking, please click here or call 888-828-6877.

Location

The Fiji Islands are an archipelago of over 330 islands located in the South Pacific region.

The capital city Suva, is located on the main island of Vitu Levu.

Nadi is the gateway to Fiji and is home to Fiji’s main international airport.

How to Get There

Fiji is 10 hour non-stop flight from Los Angeles (LAX) to Nadi International Airport (NAN), located on the island of Viti Levu (one of the main airline hubs in the South Pacific region).

Inter-Island Travel

There are several domestic airports throughout the Fijian islands. The major ports are Suva, Lautoka, Levuka, and Malau (off Vanua Levu).

Travel between the two main islands, Viti Levu and Vanua Levu is by air and sea. There are several different air carriers, each of which has a different schedules and price. Private helicopters transfers are also available and are generally more expensive. All transfers can be arranged by our specialists at Islands In The Sun.

For taxis or transportation needs, it is best to ask the Concierge for options available.

To request a quote or customize a booking, please click here or call 888-828-6877.

Northern Fiji

Northern Fiji destinations are among the islands’ most physically diverse. Not only do they include Fiji’s second and third largest – Vanua Levu and Taveuni – but they are also home to some of Fiji’s most exclusive private-island resorts.

Coral Coast and Pacific Harbor

Northern Fiji destinations are among the islands’ most physically diverse. Not only do they include Fiji’s second and third largest – Vanua Levu and Taveuni – but they are also home to some of Fiji’s most exclusive private-island resorts.

The Mamanuca Islands

Fiji may have the name recognition, but it’s the Mamanuca Islands that have the visual impact. This group of 20 volcanic islands is home to some of Fiji’s most escape-worthy resorts for both couples and families.

Nadi and Denarau Area

Families are drawn to the Nadi/Denarau Island area by its convenience and infrastructure. Parents and can play a round of golf, shop for souvenirs in Nadi town, or enjoy the spa while children participate in a kids’ program.

Outer Islands

With names like Yasawa, Vatulele, Royal Davui and the Wakaya Club, these luxurious Fiji island resorts offer unparalleled, all-inclusive accommodation that places a premium on privacy and personal service.

To request a quote or customize a booking, please click here or call 888-828-6877.

Essential Items to Pack

  • Sunscreen
  • Sunglasses
  • Brimmed hats
  • Swimsuits
  • Insect repellent
  • Camera

Time Difference

Fiji is 20 hours ahead of US Pacific Standard Time (e.g. 10:00am Tuesday = 2:00pm Monday PST).

Entry and Visa Requirements

Every visitor must have:

  • A valid passport is required for entry for at least six (6 ) months beyond the intended period of stay.
  • A ticket for return or onward travel to another country, which he/she is authorized to enter.
  • Sufficient funds to cover the planned stay.

Entry visas are granted on arrival for a stay of 4 months or less for nationals of US and Canada. Entry requirements are subject to change without notice and it is advisable to check with your Islands In The Sun specialist before departure. For more information on Fiji entry and visa requirements or nationals of other countries, please contact one of the Fiji Embassy offices in United States or Canada.

Health Requirements

No vaccines or certifications are required from North America. If originating from an infected area designated by World Health Organization you will require Yellow Fever and Cholera vaccinations. Regardless of the traveler’s nationality, entry from high risk areas of the world as defined by the W.H.O requires certifications (please check with your airline).

Weather

Due to the prevailing southeast trade winds and the surrounding seas, Fiji’s humid, tropical climate is moderated during most of the year, eliminating extreme heat and humidity.

Dry to wet season: May – November: 66°-88°F (days are fine and warm).
Wet to dry season: December – April: 72°-96°F (humidity is higher and nights and days are warmer).

Language

The official language is English and native languages such as Fijian and Hindustani are also spoken.

Currency and Tipping

The Fijian Dollar is the currency of Fiji. Visitors can change traveler’s cheques and foreign currency at banks and larger hotels/resorts. Credit cards are widely accepted. Banking hours in Fiji are from 9:30am to 3:00pm Mondays to Thursdays and until 4pm on Fridays, and 09:30am to 12noon on Saturdays at selected areas.

There is an ANZ currency exchange service at the arrivals concourse at Nadi Airport, which is open 24 hours. ATM machines are located around the country and larger resorts and hotels for convenience.

Tipping is not encouraged. Some resorts may offer a staff “fund” where tips for exceptional service can be made and are shared by the staff.

Bargaining

Bargaining and haggling over prices in markets and stores is not customary.

Departure Tax

Visitors to Fiji are required to pay $30.00 departure tax in Fijian currency following check-in if not already included in their international tickets. Children under 12 are exempt.

Water

Tap water is safe to drink in most hotels and restaurants. If in doubt, inquire with your hotel or drink bottled.

Electricity

240 volts, if your applications are 110 volts, check for a 110/220volt switch. If there is none, you will need a converter. Fiji uses 3 pin outlets. Leading hotels and resorts may offer universal outlets for 240 volts or 110 volts shavers, hair dryers, etc. Islands In The Sun recommend bringing a universal adapter.

Internet and Phone

Internet access is readily available on most islands and at many hotels and resorts.

The country code is +679. Fiji does not have area codes. Most hotels and resorts have direct dialing facilities (IDD). Card phones are also available in urban centers and can be bought from any shop that has the Telecom Call card signage. Cell phone coverage on most islands is readily available. Vodafone Fiji Ltd operates a GSM digital mobile communications service. Please check with your home cell network providers for roaming status before traveling to Fiji, otherwise cell phones and/or sim cards are also available for hire or for purchase upon arrival from any Vodafone outlet.

Village Etiquette

As advised by Tourism Fiji, The Fijian people have their own customs and culture that are an integral part of their everyday life. To enter a Fijian village, one should seek permission from a Village Elder or be invited by one of the villagers. When entering a village there are some do’s and don’ts that are more in keeping with good taste than with custom:

  • Do dress modestly and comfortably.
  • You may want to bring some Kava plant native to the Pacific islands also known as Yaqona (it symbolizes the giving of life) to present to the village. This is always appreciated.
  • When entering a bure (house) you should take your shoes off at the door to help keep the bure clean.
  • Fijians are very giving people, and this sometimes can work to their disadvantage – use common sense in taking food or family possessions. A good rule of thumb – it is better to give than to receive.

To request a quote or customize a booking, please click here or call 888-828-6877.

Fiji Islands

Fiji easily conjures images of escapism and indulgence – perhaps because some of the most popular Fiji vacation destinations are its exclusive private-island resorts. But Fiji is an island nation with many accommodation types, including large family-friendly resorts around Nadi and Denarau Island and along the Coral Coast, dive-centric outposts in the Mamanuca and Northern Islands, and, of course, those intimate Outer Island properties where the focus is on privacy and passion.

What holds these many personalities together is the Fijian people, who just may be the warmest and most welcoming in the South Pacific. From the first time you hear an effusive shout of “Bula!” (welcome) until the time you hear your last “Moce” (goodbye), you will be enthralled by the hospitality, laughter and singing – so much singing – all around you. And when you listen as your resort’s employees, who will now feel like friends, gather around to serenade you with “Isa Lei,” Fiji’s traditional and emotional song of farewell, you know you will be back.

Fiji’s warm translucent South Pacific water is equally inviting and home to some of the best soft coral dive sites on the planet. And the islands – there are 333 of them – are full of fascinating lore and customs, from ceremonial kava drinking and fire walking to traditional bungalow-style bure resorts located next to small thatched-roof villages where you’ll be invited to bring a sevusevu (a small gift of kava root) and meet the chief. It’s the welcoming Fijian way.

To request a quote or customize a booking, please click here or call 888-828-6877.

Location

The Fiji Islands are an archipelago of over 330 islands located in the South Pacific region.

The capital city Suva, is located on the main island of Vitu Levu.

Nadi is the gateway to Fiji and is home to Fiji’s main international airport.

How to Get There

Fiji is 10 hour non-stop flight from Los Angeles (LAX) to Nadi International Airport (NAN), located on the island of Viti Levu (one of the main airline hubs in the South Pacific region).

Inter-Island Travel

There are several domestic airports throughout the Fijian islands. The major ports are Suva, Lautoka, Levuka, and Malau (off Vanua Levu).

Travel between the two main islands, Viti Levu and Vanua Levu is by air and sea. There are several different air carriers, each of which has a different schedules and price. Private helicopters transfers are also available and are generally more expensive. All transfers can be arranged by our specialists at Islands In The Sun.

For taxis or transportation needs, it is best to ask the Concierge for options available.

To request a quote or customize a booking, please click here or call 888-828-6877.

Northern Fiji

Northern Fiji destinations are among the islands’ most physically diverse. Not only do they include Fiji’s second and third largest – Vanua Levu and Taveuni – but they are also home to some of Fiji’s most exclusive private-island resorts.

Coral Coast and Pacific Harbor

Northern Fiji destinations are among the islands’ most physically diverse. Not only do they include Fiji’s second and third largest – Vanua Levu and Taveuni – but they are also home to some of Fiji’s most exclusive private-island resorts.

The Mamanuca Islands

Fiji may have the name recognition, but it’s the Mamanuca Islands that have the visual impact. This group of 20 volcanic islands is home to some of Fiji’s most escape-worthy resorts for both couples and families.

Nadi and Denarau Area

Families are drawn to the Nadi/Denarau Island area by its convenience and infrastructure. Parents and can play a round of golf, shop for souvenirs in Nadi town, or enjoy the spa while children participate in a kids’ program.

Outer Islands

With names like Yasawa, Vatulele, Royal Davui and the Wakaya Club, these luxurious Fiji island resorts offer unparalleled, all-inclusive accommodation that places a premium on privacy and personal service.

To request a quote or customize a booking, please click here or call 888-828-6877.

Essential Items to Pack

  • Sunscreen
  • Sunglasses
  • Brimmed hats
  • Swimsuits
  • Insect repellent
  • Camera

Time Difference

Fiji is 20 hours ahead of US Pacific Standard Time (e.g. 10:00am Tuesday = 2:00pm Monday PST).

Entry and Visa Requirements

Every visitor must have:

  • A valid passport is required for entry for at least six (6 ) months beyond the intended period of stay.
  • A ticket for return or onward travel to another country, which he/she is authorized to enter.
  • Sufficient funds to cover the planned stay.

Entry visas are granted on arrival for a stay of 4 months or less for nationals of US and Canada. Entry requirements are subject to change without notice and it is advisable to check with your Islands In The Sun specialist before departure. For more information on Fiji entry and visa requirements or nationals of other countries, please contact one of the Fiji Embassy offices in United States or Canada.

Health Requirements

No vaccines or certifications are required from North America. If originating from an infected area designated by World Health Organization you will require Yellow Fever and Cholera vaccinations. Regardless of the traveler’s nationality, entry from high risk areas of the world as defined by the W.H.O requires certifications (please check with your airline).

Weather

Due to the prevailing southeast trade winds and the surrounding seas, Fiji’s humid, tropical climate is moderated during most of the year, eliminating extreme heat and humidity.

Dry to wet season: May – November: 66°-88°F (days are fine and warm).
Wet to dry season: December – April: 72°-96°F (humidity is higher and nights and days are warmer).

Language

The official language is English and native languages such as Fijian and Hindustani are also spoken.

Currency and Tipping

The Fijian Dollar is the currency of Fiji. Visitors can change traveler’s cheques and foreign currency at banks and larger hotels/resorts. Credit cards are widely accepted. Banking hours in Fiji are from 9:30am to 3:00pm Mondays to Thursdays and until 4pm on Fridays, and 09:30am to 12noon on Saturdays at selected areas.

There is an ANZ currency exchange service at the arrivals concourse at Nadi Airport, which is open 24 hours. ATM machines are located around the country and larger resorts and hotels for convenience.

Tipping is not encouraged. Some resorts may offer a staff “fund” where tips for exceptional service can be made and are shared by the staff.

Bargaining

Bargaining and haggling over prices in markets and stores is not customary.

Departure Tax

Visitors to Fiji are required to pay $30.00 departure tax in Fijian currency following check-in if not already included in their international tickets. Children under 12 are exempt.

Water

Tap water is safe to drink in most hotels and restaurants. If in doubt, inquire with your hotel or drink bottled.

Electricity

240 volts, if your applications are 110 volts, check for a 110/220volt switch. If there is none, you will need a converter. Fiji uses 3 pin outlets. Leading hotels and resorts may offer universal outlets for 240 volts or 110 volts shavers, hair dryers, etc. Islands In The Sun recommend bringing a universal adapter.

Internet and Phone

Internet access is readily available on most islands and at many hotels and resorts.

The country code is +679. Fiji does not have area codes. Most hotels and resorts have direct dialing facilities (IDD). Card phones are also available in urban centers and can be bought from any shop that has the Telecom Call card signage. Cell phone coverage on most islands is readily available. Vodafone Fiji Ltd operates a GSM digital mobile communications service. Please check with your home cell network providers for roaming status before traveling to Fiji, otherwise cell phones and/or sim cards are also available for hire or for purchase upon arrival from any Vodafone outlet.

Village Etiquette

As advised by Tourism Fiji, The Fijian people have their own customs and culture that are an integral part of their everyday life. To enter a Fijian village, one should seek permission from a Village Elder or be invited by one of the villagers. When entering a village there are some do’s and don’ts that are more in keeping with good taste than with custom:

  • Do dress modestly and comfortably.
  • You may want to bring some Kava plant native to the Pacific islands also known as Yaqona (it symbolizes the giving of life) to present to the village. This is always appreciated.
  • When entering a bure (house) you should take your shoes off at the door to help keep the bure clean.
  • Fijians are very giving people, and this sometimes can work to their disadvantage – use common sense in taking food or family possessions. A good rule of thumb – it is better to give than to receive.

To request a quote or customize a booking, please click here or call 888-828-6877.

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