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Island hop around Fiji: the perfect way to unwind

Bula, welcome to paradise: palm-fringed beaches, coral-filled ocean, and all the laid-back vibes you can expect from island living. Soak up the warmth and hospitality from the super-friendly locals, explore the villages and volcanic scenery of the mainland (Viti Levu), and truly unwind when you island hop over to the Yasawas and Mamanucas. Kick-back with a fresh coconut in hand, and sand between your toes. 

Fiji fast facts

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Languages Spoken

There are three official languages in Fiji: English, Fijian and Hindi.

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Currency

Name: Fijian Dollar
Code: FJD
Symbol: $100 FJD is approx $61

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Time Zone

Time Zone: Fiji Standard Time (UTC+12:00)

Fiji islands: where to visit in Fiji

You'd be forgiven for thinking Fiji is all aquamarine waters and golden beaches, but there's far more to this idyllic collection of islands. Munch your way through delicious Fijian cuisine (the curries and seafood are to die for), explore swaying canefields, verdant green highlands and Suva's historical hotspots. Add the rich indigenous culture, the annual ritual of fire-walking at the Mariamma Temple and you've got the spicy taste of Fiji. Bula!
Nadi
Nadi
Looking for things to do in Nadi? Why not pay a visit to Nadi's famous handicraft market where you'll come across a treasure trove of arts, crafts and handmade souvenir stalls which are open daily. Also located west of Nadi is the glittering island of Denarau which is the perfect location for a pampered stay at one of it's eight large resorts.
Yasawa Islands
Yasawa Islands
The Idylllic Yasawa islands lie just off the mainland of Fiji and offer an amazing diversity of activities. Feel the warm white sand between your toes as you idle away the hours with a cold drink in your hand. Snorkel and dive with the fish and the colourful coral or take part in one of the islands most popular activities and go sailing!
  Mamanuca Islands
Mamanuca Islands
Primarily a residential area, Chelsea is a great place to (if only briefly) get away from it all. It has an upmarket vibe, partly thanks to its endless galleries and contemporary art scene. It is also home to a seriously foodie market.

Fiji costs

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Beers

The average cost of a beer in Fiji is $5 (approx $3), but you can get a case for a lot cheaper at the local supermarket - usually around $45 (approx $28).

fijian cuisine

Meals

The cost of a meal in Fiji can range from $6-$12 (approx $3.70-$7.40).

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Taxi Ride

Looking to catch a cab? A normal taxi tariff starts at $1.50 (approx 93c) and each additional 1km will cost you $1 (approx 60c).

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Transport

Fiji has extremely affordable public transport, with the cost of a one-way ticket costing around $1 on average (approx 60c).

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Hostels

Hostels in Fiji start from as little as $15 a night (approx $9.30).

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Hotels

Fiji has a range of accommodation to choose from, including hotels, village stays, hostels and resorts. Prices start from $60 per night (approx $37).

Fiji Packages

 Fiji Island Hopping
Fiji Island Hopping from $398
The Awesome Pass (formerly Bula Combo Pass) is the most flexible way to explore the gorgeous Yasawas and selected Mamanuca Islands. It provides an easy, hassle-free way to pay for both your accommodation and transfers before you arrive in Fiji, but still gives you the chance to explore the islands at your own pace. Ask your Travel Expert for more details.
Wanderlands Fiji Tour Package
You’ll be relaxing on beautiful beaches while seeking adventure in this beautiful, paradise destination! Island hopping from Nadi, Central Coast to Yasawa Islands and finishing in Mantaray Island. Join us for surfing, kayaking, paddle boarding, yoga and more! You will even have the special opportunity of visiting a local village! Whether you’re looking for an island escape, adventure or just to kick back and relax. You will experience a selection of Fiji’s best Culture, fun and adventure. Inclusions: 7 nights shared accommodation, all transport during the tour, activities.
8 days from $1,399
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How do I get to Fiji?

Fiji has two main airports, one in Suva and the other at Nadi. More than likely, you'll arrive in Nadi as it has the best access to the beach resorts and the Mamanuca and Yasawa Islands. Fiji Airways is the national carrier but plenty of other airlines fly daily from various cities in Australia. Search here for the cheapest flights to Fiji with exclusive fares for students and those under 30

When is the best time to visit Fiji?

Planning Fiji holidays can be tiring stuff...what brand of suntan lotion to take, how many swimsuits to pack - the list of first world problems is endless! Fiji is a year round destination, but you've got to make sure you pick the right time. We recommend the off peak season (March-October) to beat the crowds of families, with Fiji's dry season occuring between May-September.

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