When you think about the Fiji Islands, images of white dream-like beaches, palm trees, turquoise-blue sea and an exotic fauna flash before you eyes. Exactly these things make up the Fiji Islands. But besides great beaches, these islands also house enormous forests, high mountains and deep canyons, so you can indulge in some action and discover the terrain during a relaxing beach holiday! Why a visit to the Fiji Islands is ideal for an additional trip after a longer stay in Australia or New Zealand, where to find the coolest beaches and which resorts are most heavenly – I’ll explain everything in this article.
What you need to know about the Fiji Islands
The best resorts on Fiji Islands
Diverse activities and outings on Fiji Islands
Always smiling – that’s the Fiji Islands!
The island country of the Republic of Fiji lies in the South Pacific, north of New Zealand and east of Australia. Suva, the capital city, is located on the bigger of the two main islands: Viti Levu, which measures around 10,000km². The second main island Vanua Levu is half as big. Altogether these two islands, of volcanic origin, make for almost 9/10 of the total surface area of Fiji. Further 330 islands, 110 of which are inhabited, emerge from coral reefs. Contrary to the common assumption, Fiji isn’t just made up of endless dream-like beaches. About 2/3 of the land is forested. A characteristic which always strikes the visitors of the islands is that the inhabitants of the islands are always happy and always smiling, even despite occasional hardships. These smiles are infectuous, so join in and spend a wonderful holiday on the Fiji Islands! You can reach Fiji using one of the two international airports in Nadi and Siva (Nausori). You won’t need a visa for a stay which doesn’t exceed 4 months, but you should have a return ticket and show that you have enough funds. The exotic fauna and flora offers a biodiversity which can hardly be found anywhere else in the world. You can find mangroves all around the islands and there are particularly many frog and bird species found exclusively in the Fiji Islands.
The Fiji Islands are very multifaceted – there are rainforests, heavenly beaches and gorgeous temples on the islands.
The most beautiful beaches on Fiji Islands
Fiji is one of the top destinations when it comes to holidays in paradise! Beside great resorts, which offer every luxury you may need, the heavenly beaches are the most important features of the islands.
These resorts will sweep you off your feet
The long flights to the Fiji islands are totally worth the time. There are plenty of amazing resorts that will blow your socks off and I would love to inspire you with the most beautiful resorts that I have found. :)
Viwa Island Resort
The Viwa Island Resort (4.5/5 on TripAdvisor)captivates with its gorgeous beaches and awesome coral reefs which you can explore while snorkelling or diving. The resort will offer you one of 11 bungalows, where you’ll find everything which you might need on a relaxing holiday. The numerous activities and excursions on offer should be equally highlighted.
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Octopus Resort Waya Island
The Octopus Resort (4.5/5 on TripAdvisor + Certificate of Excellence) has excellent reviews. The Buren, as the bungalows are called here, are luxuriously furnished. A special feature – this offers not only the bungalows, but also a 4 bed dorm, which provides a perfect accommodation opportunity for backpackers. You can stay overnight for a reasonable price here and get to know some fellow backpackers.
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Likuliku Resort & Spa Resort
As much as I love a beautiful view from an overwater bungalow, I can’t imagine a more beautiful view than the one offered in Likuliku Resort. (5/5 on TripAdvisor) Of course there are some beautiful beaches, exclusive dishes and great activities on Manlolo Island as well.
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Laucala Island Resort
The Laucala Island Resort (5/5 on TripAdvisor) is a real treat. No wonder it’s listed as one of the Leading Hotels of the World. On a private island in the Fiji atoll, you can experience unique relaxation and luxury at it’s finest. The island measures about 1400 hectares and is the perfect place for honeymoons or simply a dream holiday with a touch of luxury. As with other islands, the major part of this island is covered in forests. The highlight of the resort is definitely its unusual pool.
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Paradise Cove Resort
A dream-like resort in the middle of paradise awaits you at Naukavucu Island. The resort is fittingly called the Paradise Cove Resort (5/5 on TripAdvisor) and enables you to have a holiday of your dreams. Terrific beaches and clear water wait for you on this island in the Fiji atoll. For everything else, the reviews and the pictures speak more than a thousand words.
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Blue Lagoon Beach Resort Nacula Island
The Blue Lagoon Beach Resort (4.5/5 on TripAdvisor) is perched on a gorgeous beach and offers a truly blissful view of the South Pacific. The sea invites for a snorkelling or diving excursion, the beach is perfect for relaxing in the sun: listen to the quiet moves of the waves and forget the stress of every day life at Nacula Island.
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Tokoriki Island Resort
The Tokoriki Island Resort (5/5 on TripAdvisor) captivates with its extremely friendly staff, the service and obviously, the ravishing beaches. If you like, you can book the hotel spa treatments, diving excursions and even a romantic picnic on the lonely island. The hotel compound itself and its surroundings can only be described as divine, you’ll need a few memory cards for numerous photos. Enjoy a break from every day life in one of the great bungalows with your own pool, outdoor shower and a view that’s out of this world!
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Navutu Stars Fiji Hotel & Resort
If you want to get a first impression of the Navutu Stars Fiji Hotel & Resort, (5/5 on TripAdvisor) you should read through the consistently positive and excellent reviews! The gorgeous, spacious bungalows directly on the blissful, sandy beach are simply unique and invite to relax. The resort offers great excursions around the area. You can go on a diving trip or explore the nearby islands. Depending on how long you stay in the resort is, maybe you’d like to first spend long hours in the warm sun on a beach hammock.
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Pure adrenaline – an exciting change from you everyday beach holiday
If you’ve had enough of the luxury lifestyle and lying around on the beach after a few days, the Fiji Islands have a great, diverse programme for you:
- Kayaking and rafting tours: An exciting and dynamic rafting tour is definitely the perfect change from days spent at the beach! Here you’ll be able to experience the Fiji jungle in all its glory – and from the water!
- Island-hopping: If you don’t want to spend your time on just one island of the Fiji atoll, you should consider purchasing a Bula-Pass. This way you’ll be able to discover different islands and resorts!
- Visiting the temples: Beautiful, colourful temples can be found especially on the Viti Levu Island. You can not only stop here to take a few photos, but also use these sites to get to know the culture and religion of the locals better.
One thing’s for sure – Fiji Islands are a real paradise! Virtually every island has gorgeous, white, sandy beaches, palm trees, turquoise-blue sea and unique resorts that will thoroughly pamper you. At least now Fiji Islands are high up on my list! What about you? Can you imagine spending a dream holiday in paradise and discovering the Islands of Fiji? Or maybe you’ve already been to the Fiji atoll and one of the resorts and can tell me a bit more about them? Share your tips and experiences with me in the comments! :)