When we start to prepare our trip to Fiji, we first think about the paradisiacal beaches, the resorts and the luxury hotels where we would all like to spend our wedding night.
After a few researches, we quickly find ourselves lost between the choice of the islands and the estimated budget is frightening.
However, no such thing is impossible and if you follow the few tips in this article you will be able to travel to Fiji with an affordable budget while making the most of your stay.
Initially I left for a two weeks trip to Fiji, but I was caught up in the “Fiji time” and I stayed there for almost three months, it was a unique experience that I will never forget.
My experience on the ground allowed me to explore Fiji in depth and to share with you my local accommodation addresses that will allow you to live unique experiences with a light budget.
If you want to enjoy your stay in Fiji and do a lot of activities then don’t hesitate to write down all the addresses presented in this article.
Travel to Fiji islands and choose your hotel
What you need to know when you arrive in Fiji is that you have the choice between three types of accommodation: springs and accommodation with Fijian families. Depending on your tastes and what you want to do we advise you to think carefully about your budget. If you don’t have a big budget take advantage of your last night to sleep in a luxury hotel.
As you can imagine, the best addresses are not always the ones you find in the guidebooks. That’s the point of this article: to share with you good accommodation plans, you will find authentic and very pleasant addresses.
Here is a list of some hotels that will be very pleasant for you to spend a good stay:
- Tides Reach Resort – Very nice
- Likuliku Lagoon Resort – Access to the beach
- Nanuku Auberge Resort
- Kokomo Private Island Fiji
How to get from one island to another during your vacation in the Fiji Islands.
The cost of transportation in Fiji is very expensive, so it is important to take this into consideration when planning your trip.
You can travel between the islands by boat or by plane. It is necessary to count easily 100e for one way). You can book your tickets in any agency or on the internet directly.
One of the solutions to your budget but also to be in the heart of the Fijian culture, is to choose one or two islands to visit and to stay with local people.
For this, nothing could be easier. You can find accommodation via Airbnb, follow the recommendations in this article or simply book your first night and then let yourself be carried away by the trip.
Make the most of your stay in Fiji
If there is one piece of advice to follow when traveling to Fiji it is this: keep your travel flexible and open yourself up to unexpected opportunities. You may find things to do in Fiji that you didn’t even know you had. You will meet useful people who will open new doors to your dream holiday.
In Fiji more than anywhere else in the world, it is common to be invited into a family’s home for free or in exchange for a small fee for bed and board. This is a unique experience not to be missed during your stay.
Fijians are an extremely welcoming people and it only takes a chat to find yourself sharing a meal with the whole family that evening.
The Fijian welcome really reminded me of the manaakitanga (sense of hospitality) of their Maori neighbors in New Zealand.
Moreover, who better than the locals to advise you on your trip to Fiji? They always have a good plan to share with you: where to swim with the manta rays, which boat to take, a cousin to drop you off on such and such an island, etc…
By letting myself be carried away by the trip, I was able to spend a few nights in a super yacht, to hitchhike on a Polish catamaran, to share the daily life of a Fijian family for ten days, to learn how to cook with what we find in the garden, to fish with a piece of string and a winkle. The Fiji Islands will offer you what you will not find anywhere else.
There are many opportunities, you just have to be open to them. So don’t hesitate, talk to Fijians, travelers, sailors in the marinas, and let the wind take you! It often takes you in the right direction!
What to do on vacation in Fiji, our top 3
1.Snorkeling and living a unique experience
This is probably the first thing you should do when you arrive in Fiji, except to marvel at a beautiful sunset! With its countless small islands, the opportunities to dive in the open ocean to admire fish and colorful corals are numerous. The best spots in our opinion are on the Great Astrolabe reef, on Kadavu Island. Don’t hesitate to book a cruise to go on an adventure of the sea bed for a day!
2.Relax in a natural hot spring typical of the Fiji Islands
Fiji has several natural hot springs and relaxation centers. To free yourself from impurities and worries, why not try a natural mud bath? You can then rest, cleanse and release the tension in your muscles by soaking in the sweet waters of the hot springs! After such a relaxing moment, you will really feel like you are in heaven. A cocktail and a sunset on the beach after this moment will perhaps convince you definitively?
3.Participate in a cooking class during your vacation in fiji – fiji cooking class
One of my favorite activities was to participate in a cooking class during my trip to Fiji. This is an activity that I recommend to many people especially if they are traveling with their family and want to live unique experiences. For more information you will find an article about the fiji cooking class and a link to tripadvisor experiences in an article you will find on our website.