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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.