Find vacation happiness among the stunning islands of Fiji, known for its rich culture with Melanesia, Polynesia and Indian influences. This tropical paradise is the ideal setting for your vacation dreams.Read more
Fiji has over 300 islands, 1,000 miles of beaches and 4,000 square miles of coral reefs, including the Great Astrolabe Reef. This huge reef is the fourth largest in the world and is home to rays, turtles and many tropical fish. If you love watersports and nature, Fiji’s biodiversity means this is the perfect spot for you.
If you are vacationing in Fiji, you’ll get to know its people, who are known as the friendliest people on earth. You can find many opportunities to join in local traditions and ceremonies, such as the Sevusevu, a Fijian welcome for visitors, or maybe a Lovo feast and even fire walking. You will be able to spend your days exploring the water by paddle board, or surfing the famous Malolo reef complex, which surfing world champion, Kelly Slater rates as one of his favorites. The reefs in this part of the world are known for their diversity, harboring hundreds of coral and fish species. The Malolo complex is part of a protected marine park, so take care not to damage the coral when visiting.
A not-to-be-missed destination on your trip to Fiji is the orchard-filled Garden of the Sleeping Giant on the island of Nadi. It is just a short taxi ride from our base.
For anyone traveling with children, why not take a day for a family outing at the Kula WILD Adventure and Ecological Park. It is located on Viti Levu. Or you can visit the Fiji Museum, located in Suva, to learn the history of this beautiful destination.
Another highlight includes the backdrop to the Tom Hanks movie “Castaway”, Monuriki Island, where he spent time with his new best friend, Wilson. This uninhabited island forms part of the Mamanuca archipelago, a popular group of islands that offer dense forest and idyllic beaches.
On Mana Island, you can treat yourself to a day of pampering at the spa or lounge around the resort’s pool. As well as remote spots, Fiji is also known for its luxurious resorts offering relaxing treatments, such as a warm shell massage.
Dream Yacht Charter in Fiji: We offer by the cabin and all-inclusive crewed from our Fiji base at Port Denarau Marina.
The time difference in Fiji is Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) + 12 hours. Make sure your documentation is in order to travel. To enter Fiji you must have a valid passport valid for at least six months past your stay and a return ticket home. US, Canadian, European Union, Australian, New Zealand and South African citizens are provided a four month visa on entry to Fiji. All other countries need to contact Fiji tourism or a Fiji consulate for visa requirements.
The transport system in Fiji is comprehensive and includes buses, ferries and taxis on the main islands.
The local currency is the Fijian Dollar.
Banking hours are 9:30am to 3pm Monday to Thursday and 9:30am to 4pm on Fridays. All banks are closed on public holidays. There are plenty of ATMs in larger cities but take cash if you are traveling to rural areas.
Wi-Fi varies from island to island and is more accessible in the larger cities of Nadi or Suva. It can be non-existent or very expensive in rural areas.
Fiji enjoys a tropical climate, with the best months being March through December. High season falls April to May. Temperatures are pretty steady with average daytime highs between 79°F to 88°F depending on when you are traveling.
To fully experience all this island paradise offers we highly suggest this one-week inspirational itinerary to use as your guide…
Day 1 – Port Denarau
When you arrive at Port Denarau, start your night at the Rhumb Bar at 5pm to immerse yourself in the Fiji way of life and begin your vacation on a happy note.
Day 2 – Yasawa
Head to the Southern Yasawa island of Waya in the morning with its dramatic volcanic peaks, beautiful bays and anchorages. While here, why not be brave and snorkel with sharks? Moor for the night on the western side of the island. Snorkeling, kayaking or stand up paddle board before dinner and then relax for the night.
Day 3 – Yalobi
After breakfast, begin your day snorkeling on the reef off the coast before you sail to your next destination in the southern bay. Moor in front of the village of Yalobi, where you will be able to experience local customs and a traditional welcome from the Fijian people.
Day 4 – Navadra and Vanua Islands
In the morning have a short sail to the uninhabited island of Navadra for a morning of snorkeling and to visit the lesser known tourist destination of Vanua Levu. Take time to explore the Wasali Nature Reserve on one of the hiking trails. You can also visit the town of Savusavu, known for excellent local cuisine and Fiji charm.
Day 5 – Monuriki
Explore the uninhabited island of Monuriki with incredible volcanic peaks, in the heart of the stunning Mamanucca islands. Tom Hank’s film Cast Away was shot here. You will also be able to get close to nature with dolphin watching or diving.
Day 6 – Malolo reef
Depart for the famous surfing spot at the Malolo reef complex. Multiple surfing world champion, Kelly Slater rates this place as one of his favorites. This laid-back island is the place you can try your hand at shelling a coconut, which is not as easy as you think. Overnight at Honeymoon Island, a rocky island surrounded by reefs and a little sandy beach.
Day 7 – Mana Sand Caye – Port Denarau
After breakfast sail to Mana Sand Caye, a sand-island in the middle of Fiji’s azure blue waters and considered one of the best beaches in Fiji. It’s a wonderful spot for snorkeling or just relax and take in the beauty of this island with a walk on the beach. An afternoon sail will take you back to our base in Port Denarau for a laid-back end to your sailing vacation.
Day 8 – Back to base
Disembark between 8am and 9am.
Our Fiji Base in the Port Denarau Marina is located near the city of Nadi. The marina offers retail shops, restaurants and bars and is walking distance to many hotels and an 18-hole golf course, which you can experience before or after your charter.
Many global airlines fly into Nadi International Airport and it is a short 20 minutes to the marina.