There are over 300 Fiji Islands, making this South Pacific destination wonderfully diverse and utterly enticing for every type of traveller. However, as each individual island in Fiji has its own personality, sub-culture, environment and attractions to explore, it can be difficult for first-time visitors to know where to start. To help you decide which area or island of Fiji to explore first, we’ve grouped the islands into four main regions, outlining the major attractions of each.
Fiji’s Mamanuca Islands are the perfect spot to base yourself for an exciting family holiday. Most of the islands in this region are within an hour’s boat ride from Nadi and feature white sand beaches, coral reefs and green jungle interiors.
You’ll spend your days relaxing poolside while your kids enjoy the many daily activities that the resorts organise. Family day trips to the surrounding islands are also popular – no two islands are the same, and the scenery and activities offered on each differs.
The Yasawa Islands are a group of pristine, picturesque and unspoilt islands perfect for romantic escapes and honeymooners. A few of the resorts in this region are all-inclusive and adults-only, making them ideal for couples who want to disconnect from the outside world for a few days. When you’re ready to start exploring, you’ll find crystal-clear lagoons, rugged volcanic landscapes and traditional villages.
The North Islands:
If you are chasing authentic cultural experiences then head north to Taveuni and Savusavu, where you’ll find options to suit any budget. This region of Fiji is a bit more rural, with dirt roads, hidden villages, sugarcane plantations and smiling locals. Things move slowly here, so visitors should make sure that they allow plenty of time to explore at a relaxed pace.
In addition to traditional cultural experiences, the northern islands offer visitors a natural wonderland to explore. Taveuni in particular is often referred to as Fiji’s ‘Garden Island’ and features many jaw-dropping views. The Lavena Coastal Walk takes you over a suspension bridge to a series of hidden waterfalls that you will never want to leave.
The South Islands:
If you’re planning on spending more time below the water than above, then head south towards Kadavu. Fiji’s southern islands boast some of the best diving spots in the whole South Pacific region, spotted throughout the Great Astrolabe Reef which is the world’s fourth largest barrier reef.
Many of the resorts in this area are eco-friendly and offer both diving and snorkelling trips out to the reef. When you aren’t exploring the marine wonderland below the surface, there is plenty of hiking and birdwatching to keep you occupied.
Visit Fiji’s Islands:
With over 300 Fiji Islands to choose from, it is difficult to know where to start when planning your Fiji escape. The team at Spacifica Travel specialise in the South Pacific and have expert knowledge of each of the different areas and island groups in Fiji. We can help you narrow down your options based on your interests, budget, travel dates and other requirements, helping you book your dream holiday and a completely unique Fijian experience. Get in touch on 1800 800 722 to speak with one of our travel consultants today.comments powered by Disqus