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About Fiji

Fiji is one of those places many of us daydream about. This level of tropical perfection needs almost no introduction, just photos. But there’s probably more to this honeymoon paradise than you thought, what with the amazing coral reefs - home to more than 1500 different species of fish and ocean creatures - surrounding the private island resorts, the wonderfully jungle like interiors and friendly, welcoming culture. As you’d expect from our list there are some beautifully barefoot luxury properties where you can sleep within the sound of waves lapping at the sand, but our Guru’s recommendations for the best places to stay in Fiji also includes some very reasonably priced options. As well as the perfect honeymoon paradises…

What Not To Miss

  • There are plenty of bucket-list beauties, including the near-perfect beaches of Mamanucas and Yasawas islands, which you might recognise from ‘The Blue Lagoon’, or ‘Cast Away’,
  • Explore the Kadavu Group and go snorkeling or diving. This area is known for being under-developed, but that’s why it’s so special. With an amazing interior teeming with all sorts of birds and jungle creatures, dotted with spectacular waterfalls and mangroves you may like to kayak through.
  • The lush, green city of Suva is home to around half of this group’s population and plenty of rainfall. The colonial downtown is full of wonderful discoveries - tiny alleys lined with curry houses and sari shops for example, the local parliament, temples and a fantastic market.
  • Zoom around the treetops with Zip Fiji, the South Pacific's largest zipline. With sensational views, and plenty of adrenaline - it's an activity that's great for visitors of all interests.
  • Unwind at the Sabeto Hot Springs and Mud Pool. Visitors are able to enjoy the rejuvenating properties of the mud and relax with a massage.

The best places to stay in Fiji cater to all tastes and budgets, whether you're looking for a honeymoon hideaway or cheap (ish) beach resort.

For an opulent romantic setting

  • Fiji is a classic honeymoon destination and the Matamanoa Island Resort is a quintessential honeymoon hotel. There are 42 rooms arranged in colourful villas around private pools and overlooking a pristine child-free beach. There’s a treetop spa and a great restaurant.
  • If you love the idea of staying on your own private island, the Laucala Island Resort offers just that - albeit with a small selection of other guests and staff to look after you - around 300 staff looking after around 50 guests. There’s five star dining, an 18-hole golf course and a fleet of private yachts.

For great value

  • The First Landing Beach Resort & Villas is a collection of 40 rooms in light, airy villas with high ceilings and a nautical feel - which is in reference to this being the spot where Captain Cook first landed on Fiji. You’re right by the beach with access to the marina and there’s a great restaurant. Rooms start from around £80 per night.
  • If you’re travelling to Fiji to enjoy an idyllic beach holiday then the Beachcomber Island Resort is a great value option. It’s on a tiny, and relatively recently developed, island with 38 comfortable rooms literally a stone's throw from the clear sea.
  • The Maravu Taveuni Lodge is located five minutes from the airport, this restorative eco lodge is located on the incredibly fertile Taveuni Island, perfect for outdoorsy types. Rooms are comfortable plus there is an inviting pool and sun terrace. There are some great excursions in the area including waterfalls and boat trips.

For an Apartment or Villa

  • If you'd prefer your own space, visit our online partner Booking.com for a variety of stunning apartments and villas.

Travel Information

  • Fly to Nadi International Airport, with a range of international connections to destinations such as Australia and New Zealand.
  • Travelling by bus is often one of the best and safest ways to negotiate Fiji's roads - with a range of bus options available.
  • If you would like to rent a car, for prices visit our online partner Rentalcars
  • Best time to visit - the dry season from May to September and provides pleasant temperatures for everything from swimming to sunbathing,

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    Best Hotels in Fiji

    • Maravu Taveuni Lodge Matei, Fiji 7 rooms from £31

      Diving  -  Speak to the hotel concierge about arranging a dive trip.
      Fishing  -  Catch yourself a fish supper.
      Seaside  -  Ideal for a seaside holiday.
      Views  -  Great views from hotel
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      Located five minutes from the airport this restorative eco lodge is located on the incredibly fertile Taveuni Island. Perfect for outdoorsy types. Rooms are comfortable plus there is an inviting pool and sun terrace. There are some great excursion in the area including waterfalls and boat trips. See More

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    • First Landing Beach Resort & Villas Vuda Point, Fiji 40 rooms from £78

      Diving  -  The hotel concierge will help you book a diving excursion.
      Sailing  -  Island hop to nearby Yasawa and Mamanuca.
      Fishing  -  Fish for wahoo, marlin and mahi-mahi.
      Seaside  -  Ideal for a seaside holiday.
      Air conditioningSpaRestaurantSwimming PoolViewsParkingNo pets

      The very spot Captain Cook landed on his exploratory voyage. Decor is light and airy. Villas feature high beamed ceilings, some with pool and bathrooms with nautical accents. Right on the beach with direct access to the marina. Plenty of activities and an extensive menu: a great option for families. See More

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    • Beachcomber Island Resort Fiji 38 rooms from £91

      Fishing  -  Sail Fish, Marlin, Barracuda, Giant Trevally, Tuna and MahiMah can all be found in these seas.
      Diving  -  There are on site dive intructors.
      Seaside  -  Ideal for a seaside holiday.
      Lively  -  Hip and happening.
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      Beach island resort attracting a young party going crowd. Located on the tiny and recently settled Mamanuca Islands providing basic but comfortable beachfront accommodation. All you need literally within a stone’s throw. Great coral diving and clear water for swimming. See More

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    • Matamanoa Island Resort Fiji 46 rooms from £198

      Diving  -  Head out with your certified instructor and swim with hawksbill turtles.
      Tennis  -  There are tennis courts available for guests to use.
      Sailing  -  There are hotel boats for guests to charter.
      Restrictions on children  -  Over 16s only.
      Air conditioningTennisSpaRestaurantSwimming PoolViewsNo pets

      Strictly for grown ups, the perfect spot for honeymooners. Colourful villas feature private pools and charming exposed beams. The treetop spa, Senaki, is a real treat. Pristine waters and white sandy beaches make it ideal for diving. Food is fresh with lots of fish dishes. An idyllic spot. See More

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    • Jean-Michel Cousteau Resort Fiji from £820

      Beach Life  -  This is the archetypal island idyll, spanning 17 acres of coconut plantation on the island of Vanua Levu, along Savusavu Bay
      Active Holiday  -  A vast array of diving options (with in-house marine biologist), and daily activities around Fiji's environment and culture
      Eco break  -  Low-impact and sustainable, and an active force for environmental good, with the preservation of Fiji central to its ethos
      Diving  -  Offers PADI-certified diving courses, a full-service dive shop with gear to rent and trips with resident marine biologist
      TennisSpaRestaurantSwimming PoolGardenViewsParkingNo pets
      Recommended by  -  Tablet, Mr & Mrs Smith

      Previously a coconut plantation, this eco resort comprises 25 villas set amid lush coconut palms with beach views. Many activities such as diving, kayaking or boat tours, guided hikes and kids' activities. Especially renowned for its diving school, a relaxing base from which to explore. See More

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    • Laucala Island Resort Vanua Levu Group of Islands, Fiji 25 rooms from £3213

      Diving  -  Get up close and personal with hawksbill turtles, angelfish and much more.
      Hideaway  -  Your very own private island. You can't get more of a hideaway than that!
      Kayaking  -  There are kayaks available for guests to explore the seas and lagoons.
      Sailing  -  The island has its own private fleet of yachts.
      Air conditioningSpaRestaurantSwimming PoolViewsNo pets
      Recommended by  -  Kiwi Collection

      The ultimate jet set getaway: your very own private island. In the highest class Laucala Island Resort really has it all. Five star spa experiences, fine dining, 18-hole golf course and private villas - plus 300 staff for 50 guests. You get the idea. Has to be seen to be believed. See More

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