8 Reasons to Visit Fiji in 2023

If you’re looking for a holiday destination that has it all, look no further than Fiji. This archipelago of over 300 islands offers year-round tropical weather and a range of activities to suit couples and families alike. Plus, did we mention that it’s only a short flight from Australia’s East Coast?

Not convinced yet? Here are eight reasons to visit Fiji in 2023.

Warm, welcoming locals

The Fijian people are known to be some of the friendliest in the world. When you visit this island nation, expect to hear joyful cries of ‘Bula’ at every turn. This world-famous greeting represents the genuine friendliness and generous hospitality that permeates every aspect of Fijian life.

Immerse yourself in the Bula spirit while holidaying in Fiji by visiting a traditional village or interacting with the local staff at your accommodation. If one thing’s for sure, it’s that you’ll arrive in Fiji as a visitor and leave as part of the family – the Fijian people are just that welcoming.

Delicious, island-inspired cuisine

No holiday is complete without indulging in some delicious food and drink. Fiji offers a delectable fusion of two cuisines: Indigenous Fijian, which features plenty of seafood dishes, and Fijian Indian, which is loaded with spice. Be sure to sample the national dish, kokoda, which is freshly-caught fish marinated in lime juice and coconut milk.

For a traditional dining experience, we recommend participating in a Lovo ceremony. This is a traditional feast where fish, meat and vegetables are wrapped in banana leaves and cooked in an underground oven. Meanwhile, if you’re craving your favourite international flavours, Fiji is also home to plenty of fine-dining restaurants.

World-class snorkelling and diving my-fiji-two-people-snorkelling-at-yanuca-island-reef

Known as the ‘Soft Coral Capital of the World’, Fiji is brimming with spectacular dive sites. Below the nation’s surface is a vibrant network of over 10,000 square kilometres of coral reefs, including the fourth-largest in the world: the Great Astrolabe Reef. Keen scuba divers from around the globe flock to this reef to discover hundreds of different species of tropical fish and coral.

Fiji also offers plenty of fantastic snorkelling opportunities, ideal for those seeking something more family-friendly. The island’s fringing reefs are teeming with a variety of sea life, meaning you can easily swim to stunning reefs directly off your resort beach.

Accommodations to suit all

No matter what you’re looking for, there’s an accommodation option to suit every traveller that visits Fiji. Discover more budget-friendly options in the Mamanuca Islands and the Coral Coast, like Beachcomber Island Resort and The Naviti Resort. Meanwhile, resorts like Outrigger Fiji Beach Resort and Plantation Island Resort are popular with families. Fiji also offers plenty of five-star resort options, including the bestselling Sheraton Fiji Golf & Beach Resort.

Luxury accommodation also abounds in Fiji, with dozens of resorts that will see you sleeping in a beachfront villa or overwater bungalow. These include the adults-only Likuliku Lagoon Resort and Royal Davui Island Resort, which is located on its very own private island.

Endless epic adventures my-fiji-sigatoka-river-safari-boat-speeding-up-the-river

While many visit Fiji to relax and unwind, there are plenty of adrenaline-pumping activities on offer for the more adventurous traveller. Take your pick from a range of water-based activities, including white water rafting, jet skiing, parasailing and ocean kayaking.

Despite being an island destination, there are still plenty of land adventures to be had in Fiji. Zipline through lush rainforests, hike to cascading waterfalls or abseil down the depths of subterranean caves. One of the most popular Fiji adventures is the Sigatoka River Safari, which combines a fun-filled jet boat ride with a traditional village visit.

Perfect for families

Since Fijian life revolves around the family, it’s no surprise that Fiji is such a popular family holiday destination. Almost every resort offers amenities designed for families, including one-on-one nanny services for infants and toddlers and supervised kids clubs for children aged four to 12. These children’s programmes are packed with activities that are both fun and educational, like beach games and traditional arts and crafts.

Keeping the little ones active, entertained and safe throughout the day provides a chance for parents to relax by the pool, treat themselves at a spa or head out on a day trip. At the end of the day, families can get together to enjoy a swim in the family pool or grab a bite for dinner.

Idyllic islands to explore

With approximately 333 islands and atolls, you’ll never run out of scenic spots to explore in Fiji. No Fiji holiday is complete without hopping aboard a boat and cruising to one of the many outer islands. South Sea Island is a popular spot, as is the exclusive My Fiji Island. Both of these excursions will see you spending a day on a secluded island, enjoying activities like snorkelling, water sports and beach games.

Meanwhile, Malamala Beach Club is a trendy beach bar located on its very own island. Complete with beachside cabanas and a stunning infinity-edge pool, this is the ultimate spot to sample fresh island cuisine and sip handcrafted cocktails.

Relaxation at every turn

If there’s any holiday destination that knows how to help you unwind, it’s Fiji. Here, you can easily spend your days sunbathing on a stretch of white sand beach or sipping freshly-made cocktails by a sparkling swimming pool. Plus, many resorts offer unique activities designed to help you relax, like massages on the beach and private dinners on a secluded sandbar.

One of the best things you can do on a Fiji holiday is pamper yourself at one of the many world-famous spas. Popular treatments include traditional Fijian Bobo massages and skin treatments that use natural products like sugar cane, banana leaves and honey.

Say Bula to the ultimate Fiji getaway

Regardless of whether you’re looking for a laidback escape or an action-packed adventure, Fiji offers the perfect holiday for every traveller. Discover this tropical haven for yourself with an exclusive My Fiji holiday.

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