Bula from Beautiful Fiji Holidays

If you have never visited the South Pacific before, then a holiday to the Fiji Islands should be your first stop. Not only is it the most popular holiday destination in the South Pacific it is probably the most diverse too! There are over 300 islands to explore and almost as many resorts to choose from, many on beautiful uninhabited islands or tucked into secluded bays backed by tropical forests. Fiji is the escapists dream; yet it is also a hugely popular family holiday destination. You wouldn't think the two go together, but every region has its unique stand-out qualities.

Guide to Visiting the Fiji Islands

Fiji Islands

couple enjoy romantic sunset on honeymoon in fiji

Families are spoilt for choice - the Mamanucas are best for beach and watersports, the Yasawas are similar but more remote whilst the Coral Coast offers easy access, activities and value for money.

  • Viti Levu
    majestic rainforests, adventure, villages, river rafting
  • Mamanuca Islands
    small coral islands, snorkelling and family beach resorts
  • Yasawa Islands
    stunning beaches and lagoons with boutique and backpack resorts
  • Taveuni & North
    lesser-visited eco tourist destination with great scuba diving

Fiji Islands

kayaking off beach in fiji islands

Spending a honeymoon in Fiji is the dream for many couples. There are plenty adults only resorts on private islands or tucked into secluded bays and offering with exceptional service and dining.

  • Romance
    romantic thatch huts on the beach and candlelit dinners under stars
  • Weddings
    large resorts with chapels, under a waterfall or barefoot beach weddings
  • Families
    top destination for young families with all day kids clubs and fun on the water
  • Beach Breaks
    best locations around the islands, fun things to do and party resorts

Fiji Islands

kayaking on holiday in fiji

Fiji is a fantastic destination for both water sports and sightseeing. Boasting world class scuba diving and surfing abound, there are great hiking trails, golf courses, river rafting and jungle zip-lining too.

  • On the Water
    incredible scuba diving and surfing breaks, jet ski & kayak tours
  • Land Activities
    mud pools, river rafting, caves, historical sights, villages and markets
  • Tours & Cruises
    best sightseeing tours and snorkelling trips and day cruises
  • Backpacking
    fantastic destination from adventure to lazy days on the beach

Holidays in the Fiji Islands

map showing fiji islands location in the south pacific

The Fiji Islands comprises of 333 islands, a mix of large volcanic islands, small rocky islets and sandy coral cayes. Viti Levu is the largest island with over half of the country's almost 1 million population. The majority live is Suva, the capital on the wet south east corner with the dry sunny western side boasting Nadi International Airport, the mega resort complex of Denarau Island and with easy access offshore to the tourism jewels of the Mamanuca Islands and Yasawa Islands. Eco travellers and scuba divers head north to Taveuni and Vanua Levu, or south to Kadavu and Beqa Lagoon.

Our detailed Fiji Islands travel guide provides first-hand travel accounts on all the different regions to visit to help you decide where to go and what to do. Alternatively, try out our interactive Fiji picture map above to help you visualise the islands and find out where all the different hotels are located.

fijian warriors

The star attraction of Fiji holidays is its wonderful island resort ambience and the fantastic Fijian hosts that ensure your holiday runs on Fiji time. Staff are encouraged to interact with guests, greeting everyone by name from day one. Kids get pampered no end, jokes are shared, "Bula!" is constantly exchanged and almost all holiday-makers leave with exceptionally fond memories of Fiji and promises of returning again next year - many indeed do. Some holiday-makers have clocked over 20 visits and growing!

With so many secluded islands to enjoy, it's no wonder that beach holidays in the Fiji Islands are such a popular choice for Australians and New Zealand tourists as well as being a hugely popular honeymoon or wedding destination for Americans and Europeans. Fiji boasts world class coral reefs for scuba diving and surfing and is a wonderful region too for adventure holidays and backpacker travel making it the envy of its neighbours. Despite this, most tourists arrive for a relaxing beach holiday whether with family or a partner.

a fiji island holiday resort

Fun Things to Do on Holiday in the Fiji Islands

Holiday Accommodation in the Fiji Islands

holiday resort in the fiji islands

There's an excellent choice of accommodation all around the Fiji Islands including large international brand hotels, exclusive private island resorts for couples, lively beach resorts for families and budget huts for backpackers. Most resorts in Fiji are located on a secluded beach front, sometimes on an uninhabited island making them ideal for honeymoons or a romantic break. For those that like to move around, or have the freedom to enjoy independent restaurants, staying on the main island is a better option - at most island resorts there are no restaurants outside of the hotel and no means of exploring on your own.

Find out more from our comprehensive Fiji Islands Hotel Reviews

Fiji Islands Tourist Information

pottery village in the fiji islands

Fiji lives up to all the exotic stories and films that show it as a tropical paradise, with the advantage of high end luxury resorts and international cuisine available if you want it, or avoidable if you don't. Having been visited by numerous cultures throughout the ages, the country boasts a unique and fascinating mixture of indigenous, Indian, Chinese and European traditions and cultures.

The Fiji Islands is a relatively affordable place to travel around. Nadi acts as a hub for South Pacific travel and there are several major tourist regions to enjoy close to the international airport and plenty of more secluded island retreats for those seeking an intimate holiday. Beach resorts abound and these offer the warmest hospitality of all the South Pacific islands. The most popular time to visit is the cooler winter months of May to September especially for families visiting during school holidays.