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19 Must-Have Gadgets to Pack for Fiji

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Handy Travel Gadgets for Fiji

Travelling to Fiji, or any of the South Pacific Islands, just got a lot easier (and a lot more fun) thanks to these handy gadgets to pack for Fiji! Sure, most gadgets you don’t know you need and can definitely survive without, but they’re just too cool to not try, like a full-face snorkel mask or a waterproof phone pouch. However, there are some gadgets that we would even go as far as to say are essential for a trip to Fiji, such as the innovative Lifestraw Bottle or even a ridiculously useful microfibre travel towel! Check out all our favourite travel gadgets for Fiji in the list below!

1. Waterproof Camera

On land, Fiji’s stunning sandy beaches and lush palm trees make the perfect picture opportunity. Under the water’s surface though, that’s the real photo opportunity! Snorkelling or scuba diving in vibrant coral reefs teeming with tropical fish is an experience you will never want to forget. So snap up the underwater world by getting an underwater camera. There are many awesome underwater camera brands out there, but one of the most popular for its versatility and wide-angle lens is a GoPro action camera. As an added bonus, waterproof usually means “dustproof” and “sandproof” which is pretty essential in Fiji!

Check out Amazon’s range of waterproof cameras.

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2. Lifestraw Bottle

While Fiji’s main cities and resorts all have safe drinking water, most travellers’ stomachs cannot handle the water collected in some of the villages and outer islands. If you plan on exploring Fiji beyond the resort, then we recommend getting a Lifestraw Bottle. The filtration system removes 99.9999% of waterborne bacteria, as well as 99.9% of waterborne protozoan. It makes a quick and convenient alternative to boiling water every time. For more information about water safety in Fiji, check out our article titles Can You Drink the Water in Fiji?

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3. Microfibre Travel Towel

Microfibre towels make the perfect beach towel! They fold up to a super compact size, making them easy to fit into your beach bag and suitcase. Plus, microfibre towels dry super quickly compared to cotton towels so there’s no need to carry smelly towels around with you.

Check out Relefree’s Microfibre Towel here!

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4. Floating Waterproof (and Dustproof) Phone Pouch

As mentioned, there’s a whole lot of sand and water in Fiji! For this reason, getting a waterproof phone pouch is a great way to protect your phone. Some waterproof pouches, like this TeaTronics Pouch, can not only be used underwater for some epic underwater snaps but they even float should you accidentally drop your phone in the sea!

Check TeaTronics Waterproof Phone Pouch out!

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5. Waterproof Playing Cards

Taking some playing cards on holiday is a must, right?! How else are you going to pass the time at the airport or on an evening before dinner? Again, because Fiji is kind of sandy and watery, a pack of waterproof playing cards is the way to go!

Check out these Design Go Travel Playing Cards!

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6. Gorilla Tripod

If you really want to snap up the perfect Instagram pics, then don’t forget to pack a GorillaPod! The wrappable legs cling onto just about anything, from the front of the boat of your Fijian cruise to a palm tree on the beach. This simple and compact tripod is a way to take your travel photos to the next level!

Check JOBY GorillaPod out!

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7. Travel Adapters

Ok, so it wasn’t like you were going to forget to pack a travel adapter for Fiji but just in case you haven’t bought yours yet, check out our suggestions in 8 Best Travel Adapters for Fiji.


8. Solar-Powered Battery Pack

When you’re out and about exploring the islands of Fiji, you won’t always be able to charge your devices. You will, however, always have access to sunlight (at least for an average of 13 hours a day) so add a solar-powered battery pack to the packing list! Better yet, make it a waterproof battery pack!

Check out the YOESOID Portable Solar Charger!

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9. Cord Organiser

You don’t need us to tell you about the nightmare that is electrical wires getting knotted up while you’re travelling. Make it a non-issue by getting yourself a simple, yet effective, cord organiser.

Check out this Tophome Cord Organiser.

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10. Full-Face Snorkel Mask

Snorkelling in Fiji is a must, but a snorkelling experience can be ruined with bad snorkel gear. Many people prefer to take their own reliable snorkels and masks to ensure a great experience every time they hit the water. If you really want to up your snorkel game, then check out the new full-face snorkel masks! The 180° full-face design provides a 180° viewing area, while the breathing system works automatically giving you much less of those “spluttering” moments. We like the anti-fogging system too!

Check out the SeeReef Full Face Snorkel Mask!

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11. Coral Safe Sunscreen

While sunscreen might not be considered a gadget, an environmentally-friendly sunscreen that is kind to the coral reefs and your skin is still pretty darn impressive! Protect yourself and the environment you are exploring with one of our top picks of the 10 Best Environmentally Friendly Sunscreens.

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12. Packing Cubes

Something that you can use for every type of holiday is packing cubes! The cube bags that come in various different sizes not only make your clothes fit into your luggage better, but also make finding things again super easy!

Check out the TravelWise Packing Cube System!

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13. Waterproof Wallet

It’s always handy to have a mix of cash and your credit card when exploring Fiji – just take a look at our What is the Currency in Fiji? for more advice. Save your fancy wallet for home and get yourself a waterproof and dustproof wallet for Fiji!

Check out the Pelican Micro Sport Wallet!

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14. Waterproof Laptop Sleeve

It’s the last “waterproof” item on this gadgets to pack for Fiji list, we swear! But if you’re travelling for business or simply don’t want to be away from your laptop, then you have to agree that a waterproof laptop sleeve is a pretty useful thing to have in your backpack or suitcase.

Check out the Aqua Quest Storm Laptop Case!

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15. Kids’ Travel Gadgets

If you’re travelling with children, then there’s a whole array of travel gadgets you could be packing to make for a smoother and more fun family holiday to Fiji. Check out the kids’ GPS tracker watch, kids’ underwater camera, fold-up travel stroller, portable steriliser and more in our 29 Essential Tips for Travelling to Fiji With Children.

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16. Travel Hair Trimmer

Hey, we get it, you still want to look sharp in Fiji. For that, you’re going to need a compact cordless hair trimmer like this Wahl Trimmer. It’s compact, cordless and includes a blade guard, brushes, close trim attachments and oil.

Check the Wahl Hair Trimmer out!

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17. Reusable Straws

Because a holiday to Fiji is eponymous with “cocktails by the beach”, you are likely to go through a substantial amount of plastic straws during your holiday. In fact, the average tourist in Fiji uses 45 plastic straws! Although cocktails are delicious, this is an unsustainable amount of plastic that the local marine wildlife is subject to. Luckily, you can enjoy your cocktails “guilt-free” by packing your own reusable straws and proudly saying no to straws. For only a few bucks, the investment is well worth it!

Choose between reusable metal straws or silicone travel straws to find your new cocktail accessory.

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18. Travel Epilator

For the ladies, an easy way to keep on top of the fur in Fiji is to take a cordless epilator. We like the Braun Wet & Dry Epilator that can be used anywhere. Although it’s a bit of an expensive purchase, the high-quality epilators are a lot less painful than the cheap ones, so you’ll be glad in the long run.

Check the Braun Silk-epil Women’s Epilator out!

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19. Hanging Luggage Scale

Finally, once you have packed all your travel gadgets for Fiji, you’re going to want to make sure your suitcase doesn’t exceed the weight restrictions of your chosen airline! This gives us the perfect segway into our final travel gadget, a digital luggage scale! Choose a portable scale so you can also pack it in your suitcase and make sure your luggage isn’t too heavy for the way home. Plus, want to know what else to pack for Fiji? Take a look at our Fiji Packing List!

Check the Etekcity Digitial Hanging Luggage Scale out!

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Robin C.

This article was reviewed and published by Robin, the co-founder of Fiji Pocket Guide. He has lived, worked and travelled across 16 different countries before settling in the South Pacific, so he knows a thing or two about planning the perfect trip in this corner of the world. Robin is also the co-founder of several other South Pacific travel guides and is a regular host of webinars with the South Pacific Tourism Organisation.

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