Fiji holidays – Travel Guide

Fiji is one of the most stunning destinations for travel. It offers fascinating islands, breathtaking scenery, a tropical feel, yummy seafood, and much more.

Hundreds of smaller islands exist between the two main islands of Fiji, Viti Levu and Vanua Levu. If you want private white-sand beaches, waterfalls, or late-night parties, Fiji is undoubtedly the call you are looking for.

Fiji travel guide

Are you thinking of travelling to Fiji on this vacation? 

Here is our entire guideline for Fiji Tour.

Fiji currency:

Before you go to Fiji, you need to know about the country’s currency. You also need to know about foreign exchange rates. Fiji uses its currency. So, if you learn about Fiji’s currency, you won’t have any trouble while you’re there. 
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Currency: Fijian dollar

Currency code: FJD

Central Bank: Reserve Bank of Fiji (RBF)

Currency symbol: FJ$ or FJD

Coins: 5c, 10c, 20c, 50c, $1, $2

Freq. Used: $5, $10, $20, $50, $100

It’s best to exchange your currency before going to Fiji on holiday. You can exchange your currency online or at a money changer. Luxury hotels tend to accept and carry Australian and US dollars, but it’s best to use the Fijian dollar in shops, restaurants, tours, and street sellers.

So, exchange your money for Fijian dollars anytime from the Danesh exchange.

Best time to visit Fiji 

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While planning for your Fiji holiday, choose the best time to visit Fiji.

The best and most comfortable time to visit Fiji is between May and October, when temperatures hover around 25°C during the day and drop to a pleasant 19–20°C at night. During this time of year, the southerly trade winds bring chilly sea breezes and occasionally windy conditions to the south and eastern coasts.

Facts about Fiji you should be aware of

  • Tipping Is Not Customary.
  • Bring a Gift When You Visit Small Villages.
  • Think about the ideal season to visit Fiji.
  • It’s acceptable for individuals to carry machetes around
  • Learn a few Fijian words, like “Bula” and “Vinaka,”
  • Get used to the local time zone.
  • In Fiji, music is present everywhere.
  • There are numerous islands.
  • Knowing the difference between single and double is important
  • The protocol for a kava ceremony is crucial.
  • Take Sundays off from shopping.
  • Never sit beneath a palm tree.
  • Snorkeling with Reef Sharks Benefits Conservation

 

Fiji’s cost of living in hotels, food, and transport

Hotels to stay in Fiji

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Nadi –

If you go to Nadi, Fiji, it’s easy to find a hotel that fits your budget.

A hotel in Nadi that won’t break your budget, dorms start at FJD 16, and private rooms start at FJD 55 for one person. Hotels in the middle price range will charge about FJD 125 per night for a standard double room with air conditioning, a private bathroom, and a balcony.

A large room with a sea view costs nearly FJD 300.

Denarau –

In Denarau, you will find A big Sea View room at a mid-range hotel that costs about FJD 300. And Luxury A villa for seven people should cost about 1,000 FJD per night.  

Yasawa –

White Sandy Beach Lodge in Yasawa has private bures that start at around FJD 200 per night and are suitable for people on a budget. Some buyers can only fit two people, but others can accommodate three.

For a luxury stay, a two-person bungalow with breakfast and a patio with an ocean view will cost about FJD 600 per night.

Mamanuca –

You can choose from various bungalows and rooms, with something for every budget. Standard twin rooms cost FJD 470 per night, while dorm beds start at FJD 85. If you are willing to pay a little extra, their Oceanfront Bungalow will cost about FJD 650.

However, a bure’ is not inexpensive; you should budget at least FJD 1,000 every night.

Coral Coast –

In Coral Coast, you can stay in a two-person “bure,” which costs slightly more than FJD 100 per night. If you want an ocean view, Bure for two-person costs around FJD 250. And also, for a luxury hotel, you have to pay around FJD 300

Suva –

If you want to stay in Suva, Fiji, a double room with a pool view will cost you about FJD 130 per night. You can find a double room with air conditioning and a balcony for around FJD 200 per night. A standard room does cost about FJD 370 per night if you want to stay in luxury. FJD 1,900 per night will cost you to stay in the royal suite.

Foods in Fiji you should try

travel to fijiIf you’re already in Fiji, you should definitely try some of their food. Fiji’s food is delicious and rich in local flavor.

  • Curry Vakalolo (with Coconut Cream) Mud Crabs
  • Kokoda (Raw Fish)
  • Lovo Food
  • Fresh Goat Curry
  • Kai Vakalolo (Mussels in Coconut Milk)
  • Vakasikera
  • Vudi Vakasoso
  • Chicken Chop Suey
  • Kuita Vakalolo

Food is generally affordable, with local produce providing the best value, mainly when bought from roadside stands or public markets. Foods that are more expensive, primarily canned, and of limited variety are frequently on supermarket shelves. Dining out is affordable, with cheap restaurant counter food costing as little as F$5 per serving and main dishes ordered from a menu ranging from F$9 to F$25; resort restaurants are almost always more expensive.

The cost of eating outside is reasonable. You can easily get your meal with a price range between F$9 – F$25 and cheap restaurant counter food costing as little as F$5 per serving.

 

Fiji Transportation

Travel guide for fiji tour

Fijis Public transportation is an exceptionally affordable way to get around Viti Levu; the five-hour trip from Nadi to Suva costs just F$22, and local trips start at 80 cents. 

Your travel expenses will increase significantly if you visit the distant or outer islands. A domestic flight to Taveuni can cost up to F$250 one way. However, discounted fares are usually available via airline websites and can almost match passenger ferry rates, which start at F$65 between Suva and Taveuni.

 

The Best Places to Visit in Fiji

you must visit some places when you are finally in Fiji vacation. Here are a short list you can check in.

  1. Fiji Museum
  2. Colo-I-Suva Forest Park
  3. Suva Municipal Market
  4. Sri Siva Subramaniya Swami Temple
  5. Sigatoka Sand Dunes
  6. Taveuni Hill Fort
  7. Musket Cove Marina
  8. Navilawa
  9. Snake God Cave
  10. Tavor Waterfalls

 

There are no ATMs available –

The number of cash machines in Fiji needs to be improved.

When traveling in Fiji, it is best to bring cash with you because the local currency is Fijian dollars. Alternatively, you can get some money from the airport’s ATM. Not all locations will accept credit cards; some only accept cash. So remember to change your money at the Danesh Exchange into Fijian dollars. With online delivery, you can now get it without leaving home.

Here check out our website to get the Fijian currency cash from Australia’s best currency exchange. 

Purchase Fijian dollars from the Danesh exchange

Before traveling or going on a vacation to Fiji, you can easily exchange money for Fijian dollars at the Danesh exchange. The cheapest, easiest, and quickest way to buy Fijian dollars in Australia is at the Danesh Exchange. Order Fijian dollars online without fees or commissions from Danesh Exchange, pick it up from 3000+ Australia Post stores or have it delivered right to your door within 2-3 business days.

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