Scooter Hire in Fiji
Zipping from one attraction to the next in the tropical breeze might be the image of a getaway to Southeast Asia or the Cook Islands, but it’s somewhat of a novelty in Fiji. Scooter/moped hire in Fiji is only available in the busy city of Nadi on Fiji’s largest island where the occasional pothole and pedal-heavy driver kind of makes it more of an adrenaline activity than a practical way to get around. Nevertheless, you can rent a scooter in Fiji, which we’ll go over that in this guide to renting a scooter in Fiji.
For more two-wheel fun, check out Where to Rent a Motorbike in Fiji.
What is it Like to Hire a Scooter in Fiji?
Scooter hire in Fiji can be a good way to get through the busy town of Nadi with ease if you’re used to driving a scooter/motorbike. However, scooters and motorbikes are not common on Fiji’s roads and drivers are rather uneducated and oblivious to motorcyclists. With that in mind, riding a scooter is a little riskier in Fiji than what you might be used to.
As for “riding around the island”, Viti Levu is Fiji’s largest island where the circling island road is 470km (292 miles) long. This is quite the undertaking on a scooter, but still doable for those seeking a multi-day adventure. Be aware of potholes outside of the main towns, however, which can be extremely hazardous for motorcyclists.
Learn more about the roads in Fiji in Is it Safe to Drive Around Fiji?
Scooter/Moped Rental in Fiji
Currently, you can only hire scooters/mopeds from Go Dirty Tours, who are based in Nadi. They have the following scooters available for hire:
- Yamaha Crypton 110cc Scooter (semi-automatic)
- Pango 125cc Scooter (manual)
- Wave 150cc Scooter (automatic)
- CF Moto JetMax 250cc Scooter (automatic)
They also rent out a couple of motorbikes, including:
- Harley Davidson 1200cc Sportster Motorbike (manual)
- Harley Davidson Superglide Motorbike (manual)
All scooters and motorbikes are two-seaters and 4 stroke.
What Does the Scooter Rental Include?
Scooter hire in Fiji comes with the following:
- A full tank of fuel
- Third-party insurance
- Unlimited kilometres
What is the Cost of Scooter Rental in Fiji?
Scooter rental ranges from FJ$80 a day to $180 a day. While third-party insurance is included in scooter rentals, there is the option to pay FJ$20 a day to be eligible for an excess of FJ$300 on your credit card should you need to pay damages. Otherwise, full payment will be required for any damage done to the scooter through your credit card.
What Do You Need to Rent a Scooter?
In order to hire a scooter in Fiji, you need to have the following:
- A valid motorbike license for any scooter over 50cc (which all of the scooters available to hire in Fiji are)
- A credit card.
You can use your overseas motorbike license to hire a scooter in Fiji, as explained in Can You Drive in Fiji with Your Overseas License?
Scooters also need to be returned with a full tank of fuel or else you will be charged a premium rate per litre plus a service fee.
Alternative Self-drive Options in Fiji
While scooter hire in Fiji is limited and might not be the most practical option for getting around, there are other vehicles you can hire instead. They include:
- Small cars
- Medium Cars
- Premium Cars