Your Travel Guide to Fiji - Literally on our back doorstep and just a short 3 hour flight from Auckland lays the magical Fiji Islands. Made up of 333 jewel-like islands of which about 100 are actually inhabited and set in the tropical South Pacific, Fiji is the real meaning of a pacific paradise.
Some of the finest tourist facilities in the South Pacific can be found amongst the 333 islands of the Fijianf group. Whether you’re a first-time traveller or a regular visitor to this magical destination, the friendliness and smiles of its local people combined with the unique personality of each and every one of its resorts and hotels will always ensure your holiday is a memorable one. Looking for that perfect romantic getaway, a relaxing holiday with family and friends or a fun-filled off the beaten track adventure? Fiji will not disappoint you. Small ship cruises, luxury resorts, tall sailing shops and alternative accommodation - Fiji welcomes and caters for holidaymakers from all walks of life. Click here for our great range of Fiji Holidays.
Palm-fringed resorts, beautiful beaches and the friendliest people who will meet & greet you with the famous “BULA” are just some of the unique things that Fiji has to offer – a nation like no other in the South Pacific!
Fiji has a sunny climate without extremes. As a guide, the cooler dry season is from May to October and the warm wetter season from November to April.
Visas are issued on arrival for Nationals of most countries. Nationals of some countries will require pre-arranged visas which can be applied for at the nearest Fiji Embassy to their respective country. Please check with your Travel Agent for details. Visitors must have a current passport valid for six months from the date of entry, adequate funds to support themselves and a return airline ticket.
The currency used is the Fijian Dollar but New Zealand Dollars are often accepted. There is a bank at Nadi International Airport to change currency both on your arrival and departure. Major credit cards are welcomed by most resorts, restaurants, shops and tour companies. Please check with your Travel Agent for further details.
English is widely used with Fijian and Hindi also predominant. Fiji Hotel staff are fluent in English.
Fresh water reticulated in major towns on the mainland of Viti Levu has been treated and is safe to drink. This applies to many of the resorts on the mainland. A number of the Fiji island resorts pipe their water from the mainland as well, making the water drinkable. Some resorts have installed desalination plants and in these cases, visitors will be advised by the resorts, as to suitability of water for drinking.
A Guide to the Right Clothes to Wear
Visitors to the Fiji Islands need a light tropical wardrobe. Togs, shorts, T-shirts and a sulu are a must. During the cool season it would be advisable to take a sweatshirt particularly at night when temperatures drop. Wearing togs is fine at the resorts but visitors should be careful to respect local feelings when visiting villages or shopping in town. At such times it is easy to take a sulu to use as a wrap around so no offence is caused.
The Fiji Islands are free from most tropical diseases and inoculation is not required unless entering from a designated infected area. Hospitals are located in major towns.
Electricity in Fiji
240 volts, 50 cycles. Fiji has 3 pin power outlets identical to that of New Zealand. Be aware that some Fiji Islands do not have electricity. Your Harvey World Travel Professional will be able to advise you
A visitor may drive in Fiji if they are in possession of a valid home country driving license for the same class of vehicle. Driving is on the left side of the road and most roads are well maintained. Most resorts on the mainland are easily located on, or a short distance from the main road. The speed limit in built up areas is 50 kilometres per hour and 80 kilometres per hour on the open highways.
Each visitor travelling into Fiji may bring the following free of duty: 250 cigarettes or 250 grams of tobacco, cigars etc, 2.25 litres of liquor or 4.5 litres of wine or beer and up to F$400 of duty assessed goods.