Travel to Fiji

Published 14/09/2017

The Ultimate Guide to Travelling to Fiji

For anyone travelling to Fiji, they’re in for a treat. It offers some of the most amazing experiences in the world. The 5 point checklist below, offers tips on things to make sure you get sorted for your travels to Fiji. If you’re looking for the best things to do while in Fiji, make sure you get in touch and we’d be happy to talk Fiji travels for hours!

Flights to Fiji

When planning a trip to Fiji, you’ll need to look into flights. International flights arrive in Nadi, on Viti Levu.

Prices can vary quite a bit and you can also choose different routes/stop overs on your journey. It’s always worth trying to buy flights to Fiji as soon as possible to ensure you can find the tickets you need.

If you’re flying from UK/Europe, it’s also worth thinking about looking into other destinations around Fiji, such as Australia and New Zealand during your journey. Often you can make a stop off in Australia for a few days without it costing much extra.

If you want help in trying to find the best ticket deals or options available, please don’t hesitate to get in contact. Our team have travelled back and forth to Fiji for years and we’ve become experts in finding the best flight options available.

Get Fijian Dollars for your Fiji Trip

Fiji uses Fijian dollars as a currency. There are banks and ATMs in Nadi, Suva and many of the smaller towns. However, it’s always worth trying to bring some cash with you so you’re prepared. Most small shops, markets and small villages will only accept cash so it’s always worth making sure you have enough cash for your travels.

Fiji is relatively cheap compared to Western countries so your money will go far as long as you know where to go.

Activities to do in Fiji

Fiji has a huge amount of activities on offer. From skydiving and snorkelling, to more unique activities such as tribal ceremonies, village stays and trekking through Pacific jungles.

As well as tourist activities like island hopping in Fiji, Fiji offers lots of activities that reflect the authentic culture and traditions of the South Pacific. Activities like volunteering in schools, playing rugby in local villages, or helping community development projects, Fiji allows you to get stuck into some life changing experiences.

A trip to Fiji is not complete without a visit to a school. Teaching in Fiji is always one of the highlights for our volunteers. Getting stuck into kindi, primary or secondary school allows you to help and support local schools as well as helping with extra circular activities such as sports coaching.

Fijians love rugby so if it’s a sport you enjoy, a trip to Fiji has to include getting involved in rugby. From sevens, to league, to union, the Fijians are passionate about them all so you’re sure to find something to help out with. You can look to help coach rugby in local villages or even join in a match.

Even if you’ve never played rugby before, getting the chance to watch a local rugby game in a Fijian village is an amazing experience.

Places in Fiji

There are plenty of places to visit in Fiji.

From the Yasawa Islands to the Lomaiviti Province, these places offer visitors a unique glimpse into Fijian culture and life. Our Think Pacific projects are focused on working with the government to achieve holistic development aims, often in very remote parts of the country. This gives our volunteers unbelievable exposure to some of the most untouched places in the world. Remote beaches, hidden waterfalls, uninhabited islands, you’ll find it all on a Think Pacific project.

Immerse Yourself in Traditional Customs and Cultures

If you plan on visiting Fiji, immersing yourself into the traditional customs and culture is a must. It’s possible to visit a few touristy places and enjoy a cocktail on the beach, but this isn’t the real Fiji, and it’s not what will create life-changing experiences.

Think Pacific is an organisation that wholeheartedly believes in immersing yourself into Fijian communities to fully appreciate this amazing country. By doing this, you’ll truly understand the unique culture, people and places of this country.

If you think joining a Fijian family and helping out in schools, sports coaching and other holistic aims, is something that needs to be on your Fiji bucket list, then make sure you get in touch to discover how we can help.



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