Fiji Holiday Regions
Happiness is discovering the islands of Fiji!
Fiji consists of over 333 islands covering 194,000sq. kilometres in the South Pacific Ocean. Only just over 100 of these islands are inhabited, but that’s still a lot of destinations to choose from when planning your next visit! At My Fiji, we highly recommend multiple visits, but we know that’s not always an option. Our list of key Fiji destinations will help you decide where to travel on your next Fiji holiday, based on scenery, nearby tours and exclusive experiences. We can guarantee that you’ll be Fiji Happy no matter which of them you pick!
The exotic Mamanuca Islands are located off the west coast of Viti Levu. There are more than 20 islands making up the group visible form the Nadi coast! Travel to the Mamanuca Islands can take between 45 minutes to 1.5 hours, depending on your service and destination (modes of transport include boat, seaplane and helicopter). The Mamanucas are well known for their white, sandy beaches, water-sports and incredible dive spots. Stay at the beautiful Tokoriki Island Resort, Plantation Island Resort or book a My Fiji Island Experience!
The Coral Coast is the ideal destination for guests looking for a glimpse into traditional village life, while enjoying the full resort experience. Stretching 80-kilometres along the south-west coast of Viti Levu, the Coral Coast consists of stunning bays, beaches and a large fringing reef. This great, family-friendly destination takes between 1 to 2-hours to reach from Nadi International Airport. Stay at the Warwick Fiji, Fiji Hideaway Resort & Spa, the Outrigger Fiji Beach Resort to name just a few! Go on tours, snorkelling or try out bargaining at the Sigatoka Market!
Denarau Island is a unique destination located on the main island Viti Levu, less than 10-kilometres from Nadi. It’s not a natural island, it was developed as a resort hub in the 1960s. Today, it is the largest of its kind in the South Pacific. Denarau boasts 8 large resorts, beautiful beaches, the 18-hole championship Denarau Golf & Racquet Club and the Port Denarau Marina. Stay amongst lush, tropical gardens in 5-star luxury. Stay at the Sheraton Fiji Resort, the Westin Denarau Island Resort or the Sofitel Fiji Resort & Spa.
Momi Bay is located on the southwest coast of Vitu Levu, between Nadi and the Coral Coast. The area is considered to be one of Viti Levu’s most untouched areas with rolling green hills, pristine reefs and startling clear waters. The journey to Momi Bay is a simple 45-minute direct drive from Nadi International Airport (approximately 35-kilometres away). Drive past pine plantations, sugar-cane fields and farmland to get a true sense of how the locals in this area live. Resorts in this region include the Fiji Marriott Resort Momi Bay & the Intercontinental Resort Fiji.
Yasawa Islands Fiji Cruises
The Yasawa Islands are located to the north of the Mamanuca Islands. More rugged than their southern neighbours, there are 16 islands stretching for 90-kilometres. The Yasawa Islands were formed by volcanoes and feature dramatic, grass-covered mountains and beautiful, white beaches. There aren’t any shops or banks here – natural beauty is what draws tourists to these islands, as does the unique chance to enjoy a complete break from civilisation! Hike, snorkel, dive, fish or swim. Hop aboard a Blue Lagoon or Captain Cook Cruise to experience this pristine destination.
Pacific Harbour Fiji
Get your adrenaline pumping in this adventure capital of Fiji! Under an hour’s drive south of Suva, Pacific Harbour is located on the southern coast of mainland Fiji. With Beqa Island a 45-minute boat ride south, there is a myriad of exciting experiences to be had here. Try your hand at shark feeding, white-water rafting, zip-lining, game fishing and more; or simply relax with the diverse dining options available after a day of wandering local food and crafts at Pacific Harbour Arts Village. Stay at the acclaimed The Pearl Resort, Spa & Golf Course.
The 2nd largest city in Fiji, Lautoka, or ‘Sugar City’, is located in the heart of the island’s sugar-growing region. Home to the best range of dining options on the Sun Coast, indulge in delicious cuisine and stay at the ever-popular Fiji Hideaway Resort & Spa, Vuda and First Landing Beach Resort & Villas. With a beautiful backdrop of Mt Koroyanitu (Mt Evans) and just 24-kilometres north of Nadi, the Lautoka region is most noted as the place islanders first set foot on Fiji.
Home to the Nadi International Airport, Nadi provides a beautiful welcome to Fiji. A busting hub on the west coast and close to Denaurau Island, be sure to visit Main Street for your retail therapy with a good dose of Hindi and Fijian music along the storefronts. Many tours and activities begin are available here both on and off the water. Stay at the Pullman Nadi Bay Resort & Spa and enjoy the proximity to Port Denarau, your gateway to the Mamanuca and Yasawa Islands.
Halfway between Suva and Nadi along Kings Road, RakiRaki on the north coast of Fiji boasts excellent snorkelling and diving spots. Beautiful sunny days and drier weather encourages water-sports and island hopping from this Sun Coast destination, also called Vaileka, chequered with sugar-cane fields. Stay at Volivoli Beach Resort for a luxurious, relaxed tropical holiday.
South of Pacific Harbour and Rovodrau Bay of the mainland, you’ll find beautiful beaches, coral reefs and secluded island experiences at Yanuca, Beqa and Steward Islands. Boasting remote, natural beauty for a true island escape, stay at Royal Davui Island Resort located in the Beqa Lagoon, a 35-minute speedboat ride south of the mainland and make the most of adventure and serenity.
The islands of Fiji perfectly represent the essence of paradise. There are well over 200 locally managed marine parks, plenty of well-kept botanical gardens, thick tropical rainforests, palm tree-lined beaches and smiling faces to meet you amongst all of it! Slow your pace right down to ‘island time’ and enjoy simply being in the moment. Take the family on guided snorkelling or diving trips and witness vibrant corals, spinner dolphins and up to 5 of the world’s 7 turtle species. If golf is your thing, there are courses near the main island hubs, plus there’s a range of spa and cultural activities at, or near, the resorts.
Hikers can discover unique birds, mammals, reptiles and native plants as they explore natural pools and waterfalls off mountain tracks, plus there are many villages to visit if you’re wanting to gain invaluable insight into traditional Fijian life! Whether you want a laid-back holiday or one that is packed to the brim, there is a destination in Fiji that will be ideal for you! Take a look at the map below to find out more about Fiji’s destinations. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact our Fiji Holiday Experts!