Getting to Fiji
Getting to Fiji is easy! More than 90% of honeymooners arrive via plane into Nadi, located on the main island of Viti Levu. Getting around Fiji once you’ve landed isn’t any harder! Most resorts are located away from the main island, in secluded areas, so plan on an additional flight or boat ride once you land in Nadi. At these resorts, water and resort-based activities are popular, as the islands are so small they can often be circled on foot!
An overnight stay on Viti Levu is usually not required, however, honeymooners do have the option of spending one or two days on the island, traveling around via hired taxi or bus, and resting at Fiji’s first spot developed for tourism, the Coral Coast.
Travel Around Fiji by Air
Two domestic airlines showcase Fiji’s beautiful islands – Fiji Link and Northern Air. Fiji Link (formerly Pacific Sun) is the official domestic carrier offering flights to twelve destinations including Suva, Nadi, Labasa, Taveuni and Kadavu.
Smaller charter flights are also available, as are helicopter shuttles. Both are nice options for vacationers who wish to shorten the amount of time it takes to reach their final destination. Keep in mind that weight limits are strictly enforced on smaller puddle jumpers, and you may have maximums as low as 22 pounds (10 kilograms).
Flights or helicopter transfers to the Mamanucas and Yasawas are usually twice the price of ferries. Prices are not fixed due to the exchange rate and seasonal schedule.
Travel Around Fiji by Boat
Scheduled ferries travel between all of the major islands on a regular basis. Rides on cargo ships and cruising yachts are also available, depending on the destination.
Viti Levu to Mamanuca Islands: Various fast catamarans travel to the Mamanuca Islands from Nadi, including Denarau Island. South Sea Cruises operate the fierce sounding Tiger IV and Cougar boats. The well-known Beachcomber Cruises depart north of Nadi, from Lautoka Port.
Viti Levu to Northern Islands (Vanua Levu, Taveuni): Large ferries depart Suva for both Vanua Levu and Taveuni, while cruise ships leave Viti Levu for Vanua Levu regularly.
Viti Levu to Outer Islands (Yasawas): Multiple catamarans travel to the Yasawa Islands, including Awesome Adventures’ Yasawa Flyer
Travel Around Fiji by Land
Locals and visitors travel easily and cheaply around Viti Levu and Vanua Levu via open-air buses. The routes are extensive, and you can hail one easily by flagging down the driver.
Smaller, shared taxis and minibuses also travel set routes, usually departing when they are full. If you prefer a more direct route to your destination, flag down a metered taxi. Rides tend to be inexpensive and easy to find.
For long tours or extended trips, negotiate with the driver. You can also save money if he is allowed to pick up other passengers going the same direction as you. In some smaller villages, there might be set prices from one landmark to another – ask around before getting in a taxi.
Driving in Fiji
Tourists who are licensed in their home country can legally drive in Fiji. Rentals can be picked up either at the airport or at many major resorts.
Fiji Road Rules:
- Drive on the left-hand side of the road.
- The speed limit is 30 mph in urban areas.
- The speed limit is 50 mph on the open road.
- Roundabouts are used in Fiji.
- Seatbelts are mandatory for the driver and front passenger.