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Essential information

At a glance

‘Hello’ in:
‘bula’
Fijian
Plug type i
Electricity
240V/50hz
May-Oct
Best time to go
Winter

Money and costs

Daily Costs
Budget (up to)
$180
  • Dorm bed, with meals: $40–120
  • Local transport and markets: good value on the main islands
  • A half-day snorkelling excursion: $40–70
Midrange
$180–400
  • Double room in a hotel: $140–300
  • Local restaurants: $10–30 for a main dish
  • Activities: at least $80 per day
High end: over
$400
  • Resorts: meals and activities often included in tariffs
  • Bure (bungalows): $300 to $3000 per night

Visas

Visas are given on arrival to most nationalities and are valid for three months.

Get the latest visa advice for Fiji from our community.

When to go and weather

°C°F
mmin
FJI
The Mamanuca & Yasawa Groups
Go May–Oct
Mar – May
30238672
0.5
0.02
Jun – Aug
28198267
0.27
0.01
Sep – Nov
28218469
0.53
0.02
Dec – Feb
30238673
0.93
0.04
J
F
M
A
M
J
J
A
S
O
N
D
Low Season
Shoulder Season
High Season
Ovalau & the Lomaiviti Group
Go May–Oct
Mar – May
29238473
0.9
0.04
Jun – Aug
18145346
0.57
0.02
Sep – Nov
27228171
0.67
0.03
Dec – Feb
20165750
1.0
0.04
J
F
M
A
M
J
J
A
S
O
N
D
Low Season
Shoulder Season
High Season
Suva
Go May–Oct
Mar – May
19155648
0.9
0.04
Jun – Aug
26207969
0.57
0.02
Sep – Nov
972723
0.67
0.03
Dec – Feb
20165750
1.0
0.04
J
F
M
A
M
J
J
A
S
O
N
D
Low Season
Shoulder Season
High Season
Nadi
Go May–Oct
Mar – May
30228672
0.5
0.02
Jun – Aug
28198267
0.27
0.01
Sep – Nov
29218470
0.53
0.02
Dec – Feb
31238774
0.93
0.04
J
F
M
A
M
J
J
A
S
O
N
D
Low Season
Shoulder Season
High Season

Getting to Fiji

Fiji's central location in the South Pacific makes it one of the main airline hubs in the region, and as a result it often features as an extended stopover on travellers’ itineraries as they travel between Australia or New Zealand and the northern hemisphere.

Flights and tours can be booked online at www.lonelyplanet.com/bookings.

Flights to Fiji

The best price found from United States to Fiji is on April 9th, 2019, travelling with Air New Zealand. See more options, compare prices and book: search flights.

BOS
Boston Logan International
from $680.00
NAN
Nadi

Getting around Fiji

Cities and larger towns have paved roads suitable for everyday cars, while island interiors are often criss-crossed by rough trails. There are no passenger trains in Fiji.

Car There are rental car agencies in heavily populated or touristed areas. A 4WD is a good idea if you're exploring out of town. Local carriers can also be chartered.

Taxis Cabs, commonplace in cities and towns, can be an inexpensive option for daytrips, as well as shorter commutes.

Bus Fiji's larger islands are well-served by long-distance buses. Cheap, often windowless local buses offer a friendly, truly Fijian experience (as in: timetables are erratic, but you'll have a good time riding them!).

Boat Ferries and cargo ships travel between Viti Levu and other islands. Be sure to check how often they return, especially to more remote destinations; some only run once a week. There are regular ferries between Nadi and the Mamanuca and Yasawa island groups.

Plane Fiji Airways (operating domestically as Fiji Link) and Northern Air fly from Viti Levu to many of the outer islands. Private seaplanes and helicopters are an option for island resorts.

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