Agent Tools & Info - South Pacific - Fiji
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Fiji is an intoxicating land full of breathtaking natural beauty and a warm, welcoming culture. It's the ideal destination to escape everyday stresses and embrace a blissful beachside existence that can be as laid-back and luxurious, or as exciting and energetic as you want.
Time Zone - Between 2 and 3 hours ahead of AEST, depending on Daylight Saving Time, which occurs between mid-October and late-January
Seasons - Wet: Nov to Apr / Dry: May to Oct. Best time to travel weather-wise is in the dry, best time to travel value-wise is in the wet, if you don't mind the odd afternoon storm. Expect warm weather all year round.
Peak Season - School holidays and Jul to Sep
Key Booking Period - Jan, Feb & Aug
Average Length of Stay - 6 nights (Coral Coast - 7, Denarau - 6, Mamanucas - 6)
Visa - Issued on arrival for Australian Passport holders for stays of less than 4 months* (check with smartraveller.gov.au at time of booking for up to date information)
Events to Note - Hindu Holi - Feb/Mar, Bula Festival (Nadi) - Jul, Hindu Ritual Fire Walking - Aug, Fiji Regatta Week (Musket Cove, Malolo) - Sep, Diwali Festival - Oct/Nov
Airlines - Virgin Australia. Fiji Airways, Qantas
Top Selling Hotels
Coral Coast - Warwick Fiji, Outrigger Fiji Beach Resort, Shangri-La's Fijian Resort & Spa, The Naviti Resort
Denarau - Radisson Blue Resort Fiji, The Westin Denarau, Sheraton Fiji Resort
Mamanuca Islands - Plantation Island Resort, Castaway Island, Malolo Island, Sheraton Resort & Spa Tokoriki
The best time to...
Snorkel the reefs - May to October when underwater visibility is at its best
Swim with manta ray - April to October at Manta Ray Island in the Yasawa's
Laze on the beach - it's always hammock time in Fiji
Best place to eat...
Be sure to check out the local markets in Nadi or Suva to get an insight into Fijian food in its raw form.
Enjoy a Kava Ceremony which is often held on important and social occassions. It's the Fijian version of the formal tea ritual in China and Japan.