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Fiji

Lush mountains, cascading waterfalls and superb diving

When you think of Fiji, images of swaying palm trees, white sandy beaches and luxurious island hideaway resorts spring to mind, however there is so much more to Fiji than that.

The beautiful island archipelago of Fiji is located just over 1000 miles north east of New Zealand in the South Pacific Ocean with the majority of the 330 plus islands being formed through volcanic activity. The topography is stunning with lush mountains, cascading waterfalls, thick rainforests crystal clear waters as well as some of the best soft corals in the world. There are over 600 species of soft coral found here and with long stretches of reef systems it is easy to see why Fiji has the unofficial title of ‘Soft Coral Capital of the World’.

Fiji has something for everyone and a chance to escape the pressures of modern living where you can relax and rejuvenate in ‘Fiji Time’. The people are incredibly warm and genuine and greet you with song, big smiles and the infectious welcome of ‘Bula!’

As well as a huge variety of resorts that can make a brilliant twin centre holiday, Fiji has some world class dive sites. The main sites of Bligh Water, Kadavu, Koro Sea and Namena Marine Reserve are accessible by liveaboard, but many of the resorts we feature have access to these sites as well.

How to get there

There are many ways to get to Fiji, but the most popular route is through Los Angeles. There are many daily flights into LA from the UK and Fiji Airways operates a good connection with many of them.

There are also routes that can take you through Asia by stopping in Tokyo, Hong Kong and Singapore with a direct flight to Nadi from those hubs. The other main route into Fiji would be through Australia from Brisbane, Sydney, Adelaide or Melbourne or through New Zealand from Auckland, Wellington or Christchurch.

Stay a bit longer

Due to the time it takes to get to Fiji there are so many options you can take if wishing to extend your stay. Your journey can be split by stopping at any of the hubs detailed above to ensure that you arrive relaxed and refreshed for your island or liveaboard stay. The options really are endless. We can recommend tours or self drives throughout the USA, Australia and New Zealand as well as combining signature tours through Asia that take in some of the world’s most iconic sites. If you are looking to explore more of Fiji then there are many recommended resorts that can be easily reached by domestic flight to create twin or triple centre holidays.

Whatever you may fancy adding on to your Fiji trip we will be happy to guide you and assist with your travel needs.

VOLI VOLI

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BEQA LAGOON

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VITI LEVU

The largest and most populated island in Fiji is home to the international airports of Nadi and Suva and has 2 of the most popular dive sites in Fiji, Rakiraki in the North and Pacific Harbour/Beqa Lagoon in the South. Rakiraki is about a 2 and a half hour drive through unspoilt terrain from Nadi and is perched perfectly at the top of the island with direct access to Bligh Water. There are coral reef systems, canyons, tunnels, swim throughs and pelagics here with ripping currents full of nutrients.

Just a 1 hour drive from Suva, Pacific Harbour to the south of Viti Levu is fast becoming the adventure capital of Fiji with 4 wheel drive adventures, white water rafting, jet skiing and of course diving. Beqa Lagoon is accessed from Pacific Harbour or Beqa Island and if you are looking for sharks then you have come to the right place! There are many species of shark that can be found here, but the most famous residents are the Bull and Tiger Sharks. There are also wrecks and colourful reef systems here to enjoy along with land based activities.

PARADISE TAVEUNI

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QAMEA

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TAVEUNI

Fiji’s ‘Garden Island’ is famous for having lush rainforests, volcanic peaks, secluded beaches and beautiful waterfalls as well as all manner of bird life and sweeping coconut plantations. Taveuni is Fiji’s 3rd largest island and with more than a third of the island covered by the Bouma National Heritage Park and world famous dive sites such as the Great White Wall and Rainbow Reef nearby you can really immerse yourself in nature.

The diving season here is all year round and you can expect different diving in the North and South of the island. There are lots of soft coral pinnacles and bommies with easy diving to be found in the North and high octane passages that attract sharks, rays and large schools of fish along with colourful hard corals in the South .

You can get to Taveuni by flight (1hr 30 from Nadi) or ferry depending on where you will be coming from and the resorts all arrange airport pick ups to ensure smooth transfers and a relaxed welcome.

JEAN-MICHEL COUSTEAU

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KORO SUN

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VENUA LEVU

Vanua Levu is Fijis’s second largest island and is a world away from the hustle and bustle of Viti Levu. Most of the land is taken over by stunning mountain scenery, untamed forests, waterfalls and sugar cane plantations. The roads are mostly dirt tracks and the biggest city, Labasa, has little more than a street of shops as it’s centre. The main reason tourists come to Vanua Levu is to head to the South of the island where there are a number of resorts with access to the stunning Namena Marine Reserve.

The Namena Marine Reserve is a 2 hour boat trip away from Savusavu and is the jewel in Fiji’s diving crown. It encompasses the entire reef around Namena Island between Viti Levu and Vanua Levu and is a protected area from fishing since 1997. There is an incredible amount of biodiversity here with over 1000 species of invertebrates, over 1100 fish species and 400 known coral species. Namena is also a migratory pathway for whales and dolphins and the island is a seabird and snake nesting site!

The underwater world is thriving due to the protection from fishing here and you can see all manner of colourful coral reefs, large groups of schooling fish, sea snakes and reef sharks in excellent visibility.   

Vanua Levu has 2 airports, Labasa in the North (50mins from Nadi) or Savusavu in the South (1hr 10 from Nadi) with flights operating daily into both.

Getting around Fiji is fairly straightforward with Fiji Airways operating direct services to most of the islands, so if you are looking for a twin or triple centre diving holiday Fiji is an ideal place to visit.

MATAVA RESORT

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KADAVU

Kadavu Island represents Fiji at it’s most natural and beautiful. There is only one town here and very few roads, so no big resorts or chain restaurants, just eco-friendly tranquillity coupled with natural adventure. Kadavu is the 4th largest island in Fiji and is also home to the 4th largest barrier reef in the world, the Great Astrolabe Reef which is 100km long surrounding most of the island.

There are plenty of hiking routes from the resorts taking you into the lush rainforests where you will see plenty of bird life, stunning waterfalls and isolated sandy beaches.

The diving season here is all year round and you can expect different diving in the North and South of the island. There are lots of soft coral pinnacles and bommies with easy diving to be found in the North and high octane passages that attract sharks, rays and large schools of fish along with colourful hard corals in the South .

You can get to Kadavu by flight (50mins from Nadi) or ferry from Suva with the resorts arranging pick ups to ensure smooth transfers and a relaxed welcome.

Ready for your next adventure?

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