Top 10 Travel Tips For Exploring Fiji

Travel Tips

Holidaying in Fiji:

10 tips to know before you travel

Fiji embodies everything we think of when we hear the word paradise. Here are 10 expert tips to help you get the very most out of your holiday adventure, whether it’s a short solo break, a wedding destination or quality time with friends.

Choosing a time to visit

Fijian weather is predominantly warm and sunny for most of the year. Expect a few damp days here and there in the low-season..

Average temperature of 30º
between October to April

January is typically hottest
month of the year

Fewest rainy days in July-August
(less than 5 per month)

Highest rainfall is
in March (324mm)

Selecting a point of arrivalOther main airports in Fiji connecting to main destinations are Savusavu Airport and Matei / Taveuni airport

Nadi international airport

Handles 97% of the country’s international visitors.

Approx. 25 - 30
minutes travel time to Denarau Island
Coral Coast
is 1 to 2 hours travel time
Pacific Harbour
is approximately 2.5 hours

Nausori airport

Is Fiji's second International Airport

Situated on the
eastern side of Viti Levu
Just 45 minutes from
Suva, Fiji's capital

wedding

for 20 guests
Outrigger on the Lagoon

Approx.
AUD$ 5,490

Fiji Beach Resort & Spa by Hilton

Approx.
AUD$ 6,625

Castaway Island, Fiji

Approx.
AUD$ 8,170

Radisson Blu Resort

Approx.
AUD$ 6,525

Sheraton Fiji Resort

Approx.
AUD$ 6,080

sofitel fiji Resort

Approx.
AUD$ 7,299

honeymoons

Setting yourself a daily budget

Although life is simple in Fiji the day-to-day cost will vary depending on activities, meals and any additional purchases during your stay.

AUD$ 220 per person per day in Fiji is a minimal spend

AUD$ 220-500 for a mid-range spend

For a luxury-style trip, aim for at least AUD$ 500 per day

Day trip prices sit at around AUD$ 150

Arranging vaccinations

Especially when travelling with a young family, it’s vital to have all the necessary jabs to keep in good health. Vaccinations are one way to protect against common illnesses.

Seek vaccinations 6-8 weeks before setting off on holiday

Typical vaccination cost is AUD$ 45-85

Request jabs for: Hepatitis A & B and influenza, plus typhoid

Changing up currency The local currency is the Fijian dollar. The exchange rate is approximately 1.5 to the Australian dollar.

Banknotes frequently used are: $5, $10, $20, $50, $100

More than FJ$ 10,000 must be declared on arrival

ATMs are widely available in Fiji .

A surcharge of 3% on top of your banks conversion rates/fees & charges

ANZ operates a 24-hour service at Nadi International Airport’s Arrival Concourse

Allergy advice

A typical Fijian dish is likely to consist of fish, seafood, and root vegetables but many resorts will cater for all tastes. Before you depart alert your resort to any dietary requirements you have. Some foods may contain traces of nuts.

Internet and Wi-Fi

Fiji is a Wi-Fi friendly destination and offers holidaymakers a number of options for connecting online.

Prepay accounts are available for devices

Connect, Unwired Fiji and Vodafone provide mobile Wi-Fi options

Modem sticks generally cost AUD$ 79 and 1GB of data costs AUD$ 15

Internet cafes operate in Suva, Lautoka and Nadi

Data usage at an internet café costs between AUD$ 3-8 per hour

Mobile – 17.57 mbps download & 12.37 upload mbps in Fiji – compared to Global Average – 23.57 & 9.35

Packing for the occasion

When packing for the South Pacific be prepared for all outcomes, including extreme heat during the daytime and cooler temperatures after dark.

Hiring a nanny or childminder

Fiji is known as a specialist destination for nanny services, which can be arranged through your resort or on arrival.

Nannies can be hired for extra help any time of day

Great for meal times, sleep times and pool or beach days

Prices range from AUD$ 3-7 per hour

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