Top 4 Fiji Holiday Picks by Our My Fiji Experts

With the world finally open for travel once more, our Holiday Experts at My Fiji had just one destination on their mind: Fiji, of course! Recently returning from a whirlwind trip to this Pacific haven, 20 of our My Fiji Experts visited 15 resorts and embarked on three island tours in just 4 days!

Returning with fresh tans and plenty of holiday recommendations – keep reading to discover our My Fiji Expert’s top 4 Fiji holiday picks!

Private island paradise at Malamala Beach Club my-fiji-woman-enjoying-a-cocktail-in-the-pool-at-malamala-beach-club

You simply cannot visit Fiji without venturing beyond your resort to discover the pristine beauty of Fiji’s outer islands. As My Fiji Expert Josh puts it, ‘Don’t skip out on day tours’! While there are several day cruises to enjoy, each visiting an array of idyllic islands, a visit to Malamala Beach Club will not disappoint.

Located on a small isle in the Mamanuca Islands, Malamala Beach Club is the world’s first beach club on its very own island. Just a short 25 minute sail from Port Denarau, you’ll enjoy mesmerising views of the surrounding emerald islands and cobalt blue waters along the way. Upon arrival, you will be immediately greeted by joyful shouts of ‘Bula’ from the Malamala staff – the perfect start to an absolutely perfect day.

My Fiji Expert Danielle describes Malamala Beach Club as a ‘5-star paradise’. Claim a beachside cabana for top-notch sunbathing or take a dip in the sparkling infinity pool overlooking the azure ocean. If you prefer a more active adventure, the calm waters surrounding Malamala Beach Club offer some magnificent snorkelling opportunities and are perfect for kayaking and stand-up paddleboarding. For those who love a thrill, be sure to (safely) jump off the jetty!

Where to start on the food? Inspired by the flavours of Asia and the Pacific, choose from a delectable menu of seafood, curries, sliders and more. Wash it all down with a cheeky drink – why not go all out with Malamala’s irresistible steal of five cocktails for FJ$99? My Fiji Expert Shiana recommends the Drunken Coconut!

If you want to experience Malamala Beach Club for yourself, keep an eye out for our packages that offer this exclusive My Fiji inclusion. Malamala Beach Club is a true must-do – as My Fiji Expert Danielle says, ‘I wouldn’t mind if the boat forgot I was there. It was an escape from everything’.

Get out on the water with South Sea Sailing my-fiji-ariel-view-of-south-sea-sailing-catamaran

My Fiji Expert Kat recommends that every traveller book at least one South Sea Cruises tour during their Fiji holiday. Follow in the My Fiji Expert’s footsteps and set off on their South Sea Sailing tour, where you’ll be whisked away on an unforgettable cruise to the Mamanuca Islands onboard their brand new sailing catamaran, Sabre.

South Sea Sailing is quite a unique trip, as the itinerary changes each day depending on the tropical breeze and sea conditions. As you sail towards paradise, settle onto Sabre’s plush beanbags and be treated to a steady stream of refreshing cocktails – which are always welcome on a warm Fiji day.

You’ll eventually stop at a stunningly remote sand cay, which is where the real fun begins. Waterslide straight off Sabre into the bright turquoise waters, take advantage of the provided snorkelling gear to explore the surrounding reef or simply laze on the golden shores and perfect your tan. According to My Fiji Expert Kat, ‘To be able to go out onto the islands and reef was an amazing personal adventure’.

If you want to experience stunning island vistas, warm Fijian hospitality and an endless array of fun activities, South Sea Sailing is the tour for you! As My Fiji Expert Natasha says, ‘It doesn’t get much better than standing on a sand bar in the middle of the ocean with a cocktail in hand’.

Savour a dining experience like no other my-fiji-food-served-at-radisson-blu-resort-fiji-denarau-island

My Fiji Expert Grace describes Fiji as a ‘foodie’s paradise’. From traditional Fijian lovo feasts to world-class international restaurants, this tropical haven is filled with crave-worthy dining experiences. No matter which resort you choose to stay at, you’ll find an exceptional restaurant to dine at. That being said, a few favourites definitely come to the minds of our My Fiji Experts.

If you’re staying in Denarau, a meal at Sheraton Fiji Golf & Beach Resort’s Island 619 is an absolute must. Offering a ‘Festival of the Senses’, the buffet-style Island 619 sources freshly caught seafood and produce direct from Denarau Farm and offers a variety of local and international inspired cuisine. Think DIY dumpling stations, an extensive salad bar, fresh pasta and woodfire pizza stations and endless seafood – My Fiji Expert Randall recommends giving the octopus kokoda a go! And when it comes to dessert, the friendly staff at Island 619 can whip you up a decadent ice cream sundae, fluffy fairy floss and gooey caramelised banana. Regardless of what you choose, the food at Island 619 is simply divine.

For something a little different, the My Fiji Experts highly recommend Byblos ‘A Taste of Lebanon’, located within Radisson Blu Resort, Denarau Island Fiji. My Fiji Expert Natasha notes that while ‘It’s not something you would expect in Fiji, all the food and drinks were amazing, and the restaurant has a nice view out over the ocean’. Here, you can feast on a delectable array of Lebanese cuisine, all filled with fresh vegetables, juicy meat and fragrant spices. Be sure to save some room for pistachio baklava!

Get lost on Tivua Island my-fiji-welcome-sign-at-tivua-island

One of our favourite things about Fiji is the sheer number of islands just waiting to be discovered, with My Fiji Expert Danielle describing our island day trips as ‘the best experience’. Set sail for the heavenly Tivua Island, a tiny jewel in the Mamanuca Islands, just 90 minutes from Port Denarau. Ringed by a golden sand beach and surrounded by 500 acres of vibrant coral gardens, this deserted island is, as My Fiji Expert Martine calls it, ‘picture-perfect paradise’.

With miles of tropical blue water stretching out in every direction, there’s not a single bad view on Tivua Island. Upon arrival, be greeted with a glass of sparkling wine and a tropical Fijian buffet lunch, before heading out to explore the island. Swim in the cool ocean water, kayak around the atoll, grab a snorkel and discover the underwater world (if you’re lucky like us, you may just spot a baby reef shark!), or simply claim a sun lounger and do nothing at all. During your return sail, the warm crew will likely treat you to a performance of several traditional Fijian songs, as well as some that are more familiar (including a ‘Fiji’ version of Waltzing Matilda) – the perfect way to relax after a day in the sun.

Discover this untouched island paradise for yourself during our exclusive My Fiji Island Experience. One of our most popular inclusions, step aboard the white-sailed Ra Marama or the Spirit of the Pacific and set sail for Tivua Island, where you’ll have a day just as memorable as ours. When booking the My Fiji Island Experience, you’ll also enjoy an onboard kava ceremony and a beachside butler service, plus you’ll have the island completely to yourself – only My Fiji customers are invited on this exclusive tour.

Dreaming of a Fiji escape of your own?

If our My Fiji Experts can agree on one thing, it’s that a trip to Fiji is one you’ll remember forever. As My Fiji Expert Natalie says, ‘Magical Fiji completely blew me away – whether you’re seeking an action-packed adventure or a relaxing getaway where you do barely anything at all, you’ll find your idea of paradise in Fiji’.

Your dream tropical holiday can be found at My Fiji. Handpicked by the My Fiji Experts, our range of perfectly packaged holidays are complete with unbeatable bonus extras, like flights, VIP Fast Track and Concierge Services, breathtaking experiences at Malamala Beach Club and Tivua Island, resort credits, spa treatments and so much more. It’s all part of the My Fiji difference, which simply can’t be found anywhere else.

Find your slice of paradise by checking out our Fiji holiday packages here.

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