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Greg Kostrzewa Product Manager, Downunder & South Pacific 1 year, 3 months ago

5 Reasons to Plan a Fiji Vacation This Year

  • Fiji beach sunset with hammock

Fiji is a beautiful nation, one blessed with the warm waters and weather of the South Pacific. Its blissful natural environment and comfortable and friendly resorts offer the perfect set-up for relaxation, romance, or adventure.

It doesn’t take much to want to go to Fiji. All you need to see is an image of the white-sand beaches lined with coconut palms or hear the sound of the waves lapping the shoreline to understand what makes a Fiji vacation so special. But maybe you want to know more? If you do, you’re in luck.

We’ve returned to Fiji in recent months and have fresh insights for travellers who want to plan a beach vacation or romantic escape. Drawing on the personal insight of our experts, including myself and Account Manager Ian Smyth, we’ve put together some of the key reasons to plan a Fiji vacation for this year. If you want to learn more about Goway’s travel packages to Fiji, please browse our website. And keep reading to learn the specific reasons that make a Fiji vacation so appealing.

Why should you plan a Fiji vacation for this year?

1. Fiji Is Open, Affordable & Easy to Get To

Fiji overwater bungalows

After delays and restrictions over the past two years, Fiji has once again opened its arms to international travellers, inviting them to experience the finest in Polynesian hospitality. Hotels are back to pre-pandemic staffing levels and there’s a wide variety of accessibility across the properties in the Fijian islands, meaning you can book your dream South Pacific vacation without any hassle. Fiji is also surprisingly affordable. There are a wide range of accommodation options for travellers, meaning you’ll find something for your budget. Getting there is also a pleasure, as Fiji Airways offers wonderful service with their new Airbus A350 from Los Angeles. The aircraft has vertical walls and high ceilings, giving the impression you’re in a room opposed to an aircraft. The service onboard the flight is second-to-none.

Vaccinated travellers don’t have to worry about pre-arrival testing and quarantine, with the only remaining requirement being a pre-booked rapid test at your resort 2-3 days after arrival. Your Goway Destination Specialist can walk you through the process of booking your post-arrival test.

2. Fijian Hospitality Is Genuinely Welcoming

traditional Fijian dancers

When you set foot on the Fijian islands, you’ll be welcomed with wide smiles and the ubiquitous “bula” (Fijian for “hello”) everywhere you go. People here are friendly, and it’s not just a show. We noticed, as did our travel partners who’ve returned over the past few months, that Fiji is one of the friendliest destinations we’ve ever visited. The hospitality is sincere and genuinely welcoming. Whether you stay on Viti Levu or choose to visit one of the numerous little islands across the archipelago, you’ll enjoy a hearty welcome as well as access to some of the world’s finest beaches.

You’ll also find an accommodation that suits your travel style and needs. Work with your Goway Destination Specialist or your trusted travel advisor to book a stay that suits you. There are renowned brands that you’ll recognize from back home, as well as boutique local properties that offer seamless travel experiences overlooking picture-perfect lagoons. We work hard to ensure our resort collection features the best in Fijian splendour. Our Fijian properties also cater to families. They keep your little ones or tweens occupied with fun activity programs while you sip cocktails on the beach or head on scuba diving excursions.

Our activity and excursion options take advantage of the islands’ natural beauty. If you stay on Viti Levu, we recommend a day trip to one of the nearby private islands for a sun-soaked day at a beach club. If you’re after a good party, we can also arrange a visit to a bar floating in the middle of the Pacific. Just imagine the Instagram pics!

3. Fiji Is Perfect for Romantic Getaways

couple in Fiji infinity pool

With its picturesque beachside environments and pampering resorts, it’s no surprise Fiji is the perfect romantic destination for couples and honeymooners. Your romantic getaway in paradise can be as leisurely or active as you desire. You can spend your days kicking back on the powder-soft beaches and tuning into the sound of the waves and the humming of palm trees rustling in the warm ocean breeze. You can take to the water and enjoy a wide variety of aquatic activities, including snorkelling, sailing with a hobie cat, and even jet skiing. You can also go for long, relaxing walks along the shoreline before retiring to the pampering and intimate resort accommodations.

4. Fiji Is Home to an Underwater Wonderland

Scuba diving Fiji

If you’ve ever wanted to explore beneath the waves, you’re in luck in Fiji. The country is a haven for scuba divers and snorkellers. Many of our featured resorts have an on-site marine biologist, making Fiji a great place to explore and learn about the waters of the South Pacific. In fact, you may be lucky enough to enjoy an ocean safari without even getting wet. If you stay in an overwater bungalow, you can watch schools of exotic tropical fish, sharks, stingrays, and turtles right from your deck. You can also head to a local jetty to enjoy the great views of the waters.

There are daily opportunities for scuba diving and snorkelling adventures. Keen divers will be happy to explore the superb reefs surrounding the islands. If you’re not yet PADI certified, there’s nothing to worry about. Most of our hotels offer 3-day certification programs and online training prior to your arrival, which means that you will be ready to take your first dive in no time. Rely on our Goway Destination Specialists to guide you through the process.

5. Fiji Is a Verdant Paradise

Traditional Fijian bures

Fiji isn’t only about the sand and sun. It’s also a place for jungle adventures and cultural encounters. Head inland to hike through pristine rainforest and alongside waterfalls. You can even enjoy rafting adventures along the rivers. You can also visit the local communities to get in touch with locals and witness the rhythms of Fijian life firsthand. After all, it’s the friendliness and warmth of the Fijians that makes a visit so unforgettable.

There’s no better place to relax after the stress of the past two years than Fiji. Get in touch with your Goway Destination Specialist today to start planning your perfect holiday in the South Pacific.

This article is written in partnership with Fiji Tourism.

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7 Jun 2022, 3:54 p.m.

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