Finding your perfect resort in the Outer Islands of Fiji

outer Islands holidays and resorts

Exploring the outer islands of Fiji is a completely different holiday experience than visiting the commercial resort areas on the main island or offshore from Nadi. The outer Fiji resorts offer a truly serene ambience and take you back in time to a era of simplicity. Most are tucked into lush rainforest and secluded bays, fronting a sandy beach lined with towering coconut trees and boasting dreamy views of the ocean where only the occasional small fishing boat breaks the silence. The majority are boutique style luxury resorts and offer the complete holiday experience with scuba diving facilities, spa centres, organised sightseeing tours and village visits for its guests.

Please view our recommended Outer Fiji resorts from the links below for detailed information including room interior photos and independent reviews.

Outer Fijian Island Resorts - Our Top Picks

. Matangi Island Resort
Off Taveuni Island
14 rooms
Beach Resort
$$$$$
. Paradise Taveuni
South EastTaveuni
10 rooms
Dive Resort
$$$$
. J-M Cousteau Fiji Resort
Savusavu Bay, Vanua Levu
12 rooms
Beach Resort
$$$$$
. Toberua Island Resort
Off Ovalau Island, Lomaiviti
15 rooms
Island Resort
$$$$$
. Lalati Resort
Beqa Island
8 rooms
Beach Resort
$$$$
. Matava
Southern Kadavu
14 rooms
Eco Resort
$$$
. Daku Resort
Savusavu Bay, Vanua Levu
24 rooms
Beach Resort
$$
. Bibi Hideaway
Matei, Taveuni
6 rooms
Lodge
$
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Other Outer Fijian Island Resorts to Consider
. Vatulele Island Resort
Vatulele Island
19 rooms
Beach Resort
$$$$$
. Namale Resort
Savusavu Coast, Vanua Levu
28 rooms
Beach Resort
$$$$$
. Qamea Resort & Spa
Off Taveuni
18 rooms
Beach Resort
$$$$$
. Koro Makawa
Kadavu Island
Private
Holiday House
$$$$$
. Beqa Lagoon Resort
Beqa Island
18 rooms
Beach Resort
$$$$
. Koro Sun Resort
Savusavu Coast, Vanua Levu
18 rooms
Ocean Resort
$$$$$
. Garden Island Resort
Waiyevo, Taveuni
28 rooms
Ocean Hotel
$$$
. Papageno Resort
Kadavu
15 rooms
Beach Resort
$$$
. Lomalagi Resort
Savusavu, Vanua Levu
6 rooms
Villas
$$$
. Naveria Heights
Savusavu Bay, Vanua Levu
3 rooms
Bed & Breakfast
$$$
. Levuka Homestay
Ovalau Island
4 rooms
Bed & Breakfast
$$
. Waisalima Dive Resort
Kadavu Island
10 rooms
Eco / Dive Resort
$$
. Grand Eastern Hotel Labasa
Labasa Town, Vanua Levu
28 rooms
Town Hotel
$
. Savusavu Hotsprings Hotel
Savusavu Town, Vanua Levu
52 rooms
Town Hotel
$$
. Caqalai Island Resort
Lomaiviti Group
12 rooms
Backpacker
$

Outer Fiji Islands Resorts Overview

The outer Fiji islands have many things in common so making the decision of where to visit is strongly influenced by the resort you want to stay at. All outer fiji resorts have access to excellent scuba diving reefs, lush tropical rainforest with endemic birds and traditional Fijian villages to explore. These islands receive far fewer tourists than other regions in Fiji so you'll get a powerful feeling of being off the beaten track which tend to appeal more strongly to North American and European tourists visiting for a once in a lifetime expereince. However, holidays here are becoming more popular for Australian and New Zealand tourists looking for something more than the average package holiday in the sun.

All holidays to the outer Fiji Islands start at Nadi Airport where you embark on a small light aircraft for the 40-minute flight to either Savusavu, Taveuni, Ovalau or Kadavu. If the weather is good and the skies clear, you'll get a birds's eye view of the islands and its lush rainforest, the coconut fringed coastline and the coral reefs contrasting against the deep blue sea - if it's cloudy then brace yourself for a bumpy ride. As soon as you land again you know you're in a different place. Locals greet their own visitors off the plane all laden with boxes of food and other gifts from the mainland and the rush of excitement overwhelms. Next comes the journey to the resort, most likely tucked in a secluded bay deep in the rainforest or if inaccessible by road, then it's a small boat ride along the coastline. By now you know you are remote from the world and you already start to unwind.

Once at the resort, the Fijian hosts come by and welcome you, already addressing you by first name and inviting you to a fresh tropical cocktail or a massage to relieve your tired limbs. And so goes the holiday, pampered by your hosts and charmed by the real Fiji wishing you had discovered this paradise long ago or at least stayed for longer.

Daily flights from Nadi to Kadavu and Ovalau (in Lomaiviti Group), twice daily to Vanua Levu and Taveuni. Resorts are generally located in secluded locations with the resorts arranging for airport transfers. Some public transport and sightseeing tours on Vanua Levu and Taveuni abut limited elsewhere. Travel around Kadavu is mostly by small boat.