Fiji - Frequently Asked Questions

What are the main areas of Fiji?

With 333 islands to explore, getting off the beaten path in Fiji is easy.

Nadi - The Hub
So much more than just a stopover port, this international gateway on western Viti Levu is a melting pot of cultures and experiences. On arrival, guests are greeted with our ubiquitous Bula along with the happy tunes of local serenaders.

Denerau Island - Fiji’s One Stop For Resorts Experiences
Fiji’s most exclusive resort enclave is a short 20-minute drive from Nadi Airport. Plan on being pampered at any of the island’s nine family-friendly resorts or spend lazy days at the 18-hole championship golf course and visiting Port Denarau Marina complex.

The Coral Coast - Where Tradition, Culture & Nature Meet
Blessed with some of the best beaches on Viti Levu, the Coral Coast’s laidback vibe and huge range of things to do make it a firm favourite for families and cultural adventurers.

Pacific Harbour: Fiji's Adventure Capital
Just two and half hour’s drive from Nadi on Fiji’s southern coast, you can be diving Beqa Lagoon’s gorgeous reefs or heading upriver for an exhilarating jungle romp. If it’s thrills you’re chasing, the ‘Adventure Capitals’ impressive quiver of pulse-racing activities has you covered.

Mamanuca islands
There’s no denying that the Mamanuca islands are top contenders for Fiji’s most picturesque region. But throw in a smattering of world-class resorts, frequent daily stress-free connections from Nadi, and tons of things to do and you’ll see why they’re such a magnet for holiday goers.

Savusavu & Surrounds - Fiji’s friendly north
Laid back and uncrowded, Vanua Levu’s tropical beauty and simple, slow pace make it the perfect place to reboot.

Yasawa Islands
Find bliss under a palm tree in the gorgeous Yasawa islands. If ever your tropical island fantasies came true, this strand of 20 exquisite islands would be high on that list.

Taveuni – the garden isle
Head north to Fiji’s ‘Garden Isle’ for the perfect balance of relaxation and adventure in Taveuni’s colourful coral reefs and waterfall-laden forests.

What is the Weather & Climate like in Fiji?

Fiji enjoys an ideal South Sea tropical climate and can get hot in the summer but seldom reaches above 35°C (96°F). Winter temperatures range from 72-84°F. Trade winds from the east southeast bring year long cooling breezes late afternoon and early evening. Tropical rains fall December to March, coinciding with the hot summer months

Do I need to have a Passport and Visa to enter Fiji?

A valid passport for at least six months beyond the intended period of stay and a ticket for return or onward travel is required. Entry visas are granted on arrival for a stay of up to 4 months for US citizens.

What is the customs quarantine procedure like when entering Fiji?

There are strict laws prohibiting or restricting the entry of drugs, steroids, weapons, firearms, protected wildlife and associated products. If you are unsure about anything declare it to Customs upon arrival.

Can I bring Tax Free/Duty Free items into Fiji?

Visitors of 17 years or more may bring the following goods into Fiji, duty and VAT free, provided they are accompanied and are not for sale:

Alcohol - 2 liters of alcohol liquor, or 4 liters of wine, or 4 liters of beer, or any combination that does not exceed the prescribed limit for any one item.

Tobacco products - 500 cigarettes, or any combination of tobacco products up to 500 grams net weight.

What is and how much is the Departure tax?

Visitors to Fiji are required to pay departure tax which is pre-paid with your international airline ticket. Children under 12 are exempt.

What languages are spoken in Fiji?

Almost everyone in Fiji speaks English - as it is the official language, but the Fijian language is preserved and widely spoken in many different dialects. Almost everyone is bilingual and many Fijian terms are included in everyday English usage.

What is the time difference between Fiji and the U.S.?

Fiji is +17 EST/+14PST and currently does not operate daylight saving at this time.

What currency is used in Fiji?

The Fijian dollar is the basic unit of currency, available in denominations of $2, $5, $10, $20, $50. Coins: 1c, 2c, 5c, 10c, 20c, 50c and $1. There is no limit to the amount of money to be brought in. Visitors are allowed to take out currency up to the amount imported.

Most airports, banks and large hotels have facilities for changing foreign currency and travelers’ checks (commissions and fees may be charged) A passport is usually adequate for identification.

What Credit Cards can I use in Fiji?

If your credit card is encoded with a pin, you may be able to withdraw cash from ATMs situated at banks and shopping centers. Check with your bank for details of where your cards will be accepted.

Major credit cards are welcomed by most hotels, restaurants, shops, rental car agencies, tours, cruises and travel agents. American Express, Diners Club, Visa, JCB International and MasterCard, are represented in Suva.

What Taxes are currently in place in Fiji?

No taxes apply to visitors

When and how much should I tip in Fiji?

Tipping is not encouraged in Fiji and it is left to the individual to determine whether to make a gratuity. In lieu of daily tipping, some resorts operate a staff Christmas fund where "tips" are shared.

What electric voltage does Fiji use?

240 volts, 50 Hz, 3 pin plugs. Fiji has three pin power outlets identical to Australia and New Zealand. If your applications are 110v check for a 110/240v switch; if there is none you will need a voltage converter. Leading hotels and resorts offer universal outlets for 240v or 110v shavers, hair dryers, etc.

Do I need insurance when traveling to Fiji?

Before your visit you should arrange sufficient medical and travel insurance. Ensure the policy is adequate to cover costs for ambulance or helicopter rescue, emergency surgery, or transportation home. We offer travel insurance policies – ask your Aspire Down Under consultant for more details.

Do I need to get any specfic vaccinations before entering Fiji?

For questions regarding COVID vaccination speak with an Aspire agent.

Vaccinations are not required unless you have come from, or visited a yellow fever infected country or zone within six days before arrival. No other health certificate is required to enter Fiji.

Is all water safe to drink in Fiji?

Fresh water reticulated in Nadi, Suva, Lautoka and other major towns has been treated and is safe to drink from the tap. Bottled water is also widely available.

What precautions should I take to protect myself from the sun in Fiji?

The sun can be strong all year round, be sure to wear sunscreen and a hat.