5 Travel Tips For Traveling To Fiji

5 travel tips for traveling to Fiji

Fiji offers a unique blend of culture and natural beauty, and traveling to this friendly country always promises a magical vacation. Most people go to Fiji for the great beaches and to relax in the sun and none of them are disappointed.

Whether you’re looking to dive amid gorgeous corals and fish, relax on the beach in the sun, or explore the rich cultural and historical sites, Fiji offers diversity to satisfy any traveler. As you plan your trip, keep these five travel tips in mind:

#1 Pick the right island

Think about what you hope to get from your trip as you start planning. If you are looking to swim, snorkel, surf and kayak, try the Yasawa group. If you and your family are looking for a fun time in the sun, look no further than the Mamanuca range. If you want to experience great diving, consider Taveuni, Beqa Lagoon, to name a few. If you want to get away in a romantic secluded place, escape to the remote beaches of Kadavu, or the northern islands of Fiji.

#2 Learn some languages

English is the official language in Fiji, but the mother tongue is well-pitched and widely spoken. There are many terms that you may hear incorporated into everyday language. Before you go, make an effort to learn a little language to enjoy the full cultural experience of Fiji.

#3 Book a cheap flight online

Australians and New Zealanders have to rejoice in the fact that not only is the flight to Fiji short (3 hours from Sydney to Nadi) but there is a good range of cheap flight deals and packages to Fiji. There are many international and regional airlines that operate flights to and from Fiji as well as affordable domestic flights to get you comfortably from one island to another.

#4 Pack smart

Unless you plan to trek high in the mountains, don’t worry about packing clothes for the cold weather. Fiji is always warm, even in the evening and at night. Pack plenty of lightweight clothing, including bathing suits, T-shirts, shorts, and dresses. Even formal evening events won’t fall below the “crispy casual” ensemble, so don’t worry about packing formal wear. Prepare yourself for the occasional tropical rain with a waterproof jacket. As with any beach outing, protect yourself from the elements with hats, sunglasses, sunscreen, and insect repellent.

#5 Learn about the customs

While beachwear is perfectly acceptable in the resorts, skimpy clothing is not appropriate in the villages. When shopping, remember that bargaining is encouraged in small local shops and kiosks, but not at all in major department and grocery stores. Tipping in Fiji is not the norm. Visit any village or private home, especially on weekends, and you’ll undoubtedly have a coconut shell infused with kava, a traditional drink with somewhat intoxicating properties. Enjoy!