Fiji is made up of over 300 islands and 500 islets nestled in the South Pacific. Fiji has farm lands, urban centers, as well as amazing tourism spots. Choosing the right part of Fiji to vacation at can be the difference between an amazing holiday and an average one.
What is your idea of the perfect tropical vacation?
Getting to Fiji usually requires a long flight from wherever you are coming from into Nadi on the big island of Viti Levu. This flight gives you plenty of time to leave your troubles behind as you soar over the south pacific.
Upon landing in Nadi, your vacation is up to you. But our recommendation for the ultimate Fiji experience would then take you a short distance to the harbor and Turtle Airways newly renovated facilities. But don’t get to comfortable. Turtle Airways offers several flights per day, so you won’t have to wait very long. From here, you will head out to the exotic Mamanuca or Yasawa Island chains. It is here that you can truly find the ultimate Fiji experience.
The Mamanuca Islands
The Mamanuca islands are a short jump to the west of Viti Levu and feature amazing resorts and Castaway island (the island made famous by the Tom Hanks movie “Castaway”.
Here you can find larger resorts with that “resort” atmosphere like Likuliku, Musket Cove, or Plantation Island. You can also find cozier resorts like Tadrai Island, Castaway Island and Mana Island.
The Yasawa Islands
Further to the north, you can find the Yasawa Island Chain. Here you can swim into the legendary limestone caves of Sawa-i-lau, or take a dip in the Blue Lagoon made famous in the 1980 film of the same name. The Yasawa islands are dotted with smaller, boutique resorts. Here you can find budget resorts like Barefoot Island, Mantaray Island, and Coral View. You can also find more luxurious resorts like Paradise Cove, and ultra exclusive resorts like Turtle Island.
Enjoying The Ultimate Fiji Experience
Once you have decided where you want to spend your time in Fiji, you need to decide what to do. Most resorts have a lot of activities available, and I am sure diving, or snorkeling in the coral reefs will be on your list. Almost every type of water craft experience is usually available, and the calm lagoon waters are a great place to try paddle boarding and kayaking.
On land, laying out on the beach tends to be the activity of choice, but many resorts offer hikes, and some even have horseback riding. For the ultimate Fiji experience however, we recommend taking a trip to a real Fijian village. You may even get to take part in a traditional Kava ceremony.
Making the most of your trip to Fiji is really up to you, but Turtle Airlines can help you do it faster, and with style. Drop us a line, and we will help you make your vacation the ultimate Fiji experience.