Leave the fast life behind and wind down to Fiji time. From idyllic shores primed for adventure to luxurious resorts with oceanfront pools and dreamy lagoons perfect for romance, this South Pacific paradise packs a tropical punch.
Our favourite escapes in Fiji
Say ‘bula’ to your your wildest dreams becoming a reality in Fiji. Set in the heart of the sun-drenched South Pacific, a direct four-hour flight from Sydney, Fiji's portfolio of over 300 islands is prime paradise real estate. Here, heavenly indulgence meets down-to-earth hospitality; far-flung islets embrace honeymooners with the promise of once-in-a-lifetime romance. Beyond seemingly airbrushed beaches and luxurious resorts is a nation filled with generous smiles and heart-warming adventures; open your eyes to cinematic landscapes and local traditions with unforgettable experiences only found in Fiji.
Do it all or nothing at all on Denarau Island. Located on the main island of Vitu Levu, this palm-fringed haven offers exceptional dining and entertainment just 15 minutes' drive from Nadi Airport. Pamper yourself at one of Port Denarau’s luxury spas, set sail on a unique drua (traditional wooden canoe), adventure from Port Denarau Marina or find yourself surrounded by five-star facilities at one of Fiji’s top hotels.
Wind 90 minutes’ south to the Coral Coast and discover some of the best beaches on Vitu Levu. Legendary kids’ clubs and showstopping resorts make this 80km coastal stretch a favourite for families. Flop and drop with a poolside cocktail or go behind the beach scenes with thrilling nature and cultural experiences; from rainforest rafting to backroad bike tours, you won’t have to venture far from the swim-up bar to find your kind of fun.
Flawless shores and all-inclusive havens make the Mamanuca Islands a honeymoon magnet. Just a 20-minute speedboat (or a five-minute flight) from Vitu Levu, this intimate string of islets puts seclusion at your fingertips. Beyond the beach, snorkel-ready reefs add a splash of colour to the blinding white coastline while big swells draw keen surfers. For a taste of activity-filled paradise, or the ultimate romantic sunset dinner cruise, set sail on a day trip to Tivua Island – Captain Cook Cruises’ private island, approximately 90 minutes from Port Denarau.
The Yasawa Islands are a standout for barefoot luxury and outdoor escapades. Sun-drenched beaches, including the Blue Lagoon, represent the epitome of Fijian paradise. Duck down beneath the waves and explore subterranean caves andfish-frenzied reefs, – and keep your eyes peeled for resident manta rays awaiting eager divers. Or, stay on solid ground, feel the powder-soft sand beneath your feet and explore the beaches with a walk along the shore. Located a 20-minute flight (or two-hour speedboat ride) from Vitu Levu, these dreamy islands put that worlds-away feeling within easy reach.
Hop on an hour-or-so flight to Vanua Levu, Fiji’s second largest island, to witness local traditions and culture. Home to sugarcane fields, coconut palms and beaches wider than a Fijian smile, this lesser-known paradise remains charmingly unchanged by tourism. There’s plenty to explore both above and below the water; take a rugged adventure along the Hibiscus Highway, scuba world-class dive sites including Jerry’s Jelly or soak in the island’s natural Nakama Hot Springs.
Spellbinding islands span across Fiji’s far eastern reaches. Get lost in the beauty of Tavenui – Fiji’s ‘Garden Isle’, discover the diver's paradise cradling prehistoric Kadavu or delve into Fijian history on the Lomaiviti and Lau Islands.
Back on the main island, head inland to the Sigatoka River Safari. Cruise up the Sigatoka River on a safari jet boat and experience a day in the life of a local. Visit authentic villages and get a taste of true Fijian culture and customs.