Immerse yourself in Fijian life
Sling a hammock between swaying coconut palms, snorkel across a coral lagoon, voyage to distant reefs and islands, visit local villages and hike into the jungle… this South Pacific poster pin-up promises big rewards for those in search of adventure, culture and relaxation. Our collection of Fiji holidays offers both independent touring and small-ship cruising. Ideal as a stop-over or extension to your holiday in Australasia, you’ll arrive in Nadi on the main island of Viti Levu. Many people use this as a springboard to exploring smaller, more remote spots, such as the lush ‘Garden Island’ of Taveuni (a treat for keen hikers or birdwatchers) and the Mamanuca Islands and Yasawa Islands – for sublime beaches, spectacular reefs and idyllic resorts.
Discover Fiji’s Paradise Isles
Discover The Mamanuca Islands
Discover The Yasawa Islands
Northern Yasawa Cruise
Colonial Fiji Discovery Cruise
Similar in size to Hawaii’s Big Island, and home to around 600,000 people, Viti Levu is often used as a transit stop for those en route to smaller island resorts in Fiji. A short drive south from the international airport, however, you’ll discover the Coral Coast – 80km of sandy beaches and secluded bays with a wide range of resorts and watersports. The northern Sun Coast, meanwhile, has resorts that are close enough for island-hopping day trips to the Mamanuca or Yasawa Islands.
Located just off the western coast of Viti Levu, the 20 Mamanuca Islands are easily accessible. Tom Hanks endured them in Cast Away, but you’ll be spoilt with superb resorts, fine dining and activities ranging from windsurfing and dolphin-watching to diving and desert island cruises.
Just north of the popular Mamanucas, the Yasawa Islands are more rugged (some loom 600m above the azure seas) and offer a less commercialised jaunt in paradise. Lulled into ‘Fiji time’, days in the Yasawas revolve around swimming, snorkelling, beach strolls and flopping in a hammock.
Fiji’s second largest island is less busy than Viti Levu. Wasali Nature Reserve gets you off the beaten track on rainforest trails leading to waterfalls and hot springs, while Namena Marine Reserve is a paradise for divers. Other highlights include the Snake Temple and Hibiscus Highway.
There’s nothing manicured about Fiji’s Garden Island. A riot of tangled jungle, its interior is a magnet for nature lovers. Hike through Bouma National Heritage Park in search of Kula lorikeets and orange doves – or seek out marine wonders at world-renowned dive sites like Eel Reef.