3-Day Adult-Only Itinerary for Fiji
Ah, paradise without children… Are three days really enough? Oh well, if a stopover in Fiji or perhaps a weekend getaway is all you have, we’ll make sure you make the most of it with this island-hopping “Fiji Adult-Only Itinerary: 3 Days”.
Whether you’re looking for a romantic getaway, a weekend retreat with a group of mates, or, ahem… escaping your own kids, this Fiji adult-only itinerary will set the tone right by staying exclusively in adult-only resorts. Even in three days, it’s possible to island-hop through the gorgeous Mamanuca and Yasawa Islands and still have time to do activities that don’t involve noisy children or perhaps something that you wouldn’t usually be able to do with your kids.
This adult-only itinerary for Fiji is definitely for the active traveller who wants to see as much as possible. For a more relaxed itinerary with less travel, see How to Spend 3 Days on an Adult-Only Fiji Vacation TI028.
How to Get Around Fiji in 3 Days
The 3-day itinerary below involves a bit of land travel but mostly overwater travel. Here is a quick rundown of how to get around Fiji on a 3-day adult-only holiday.
Road Transport in Fiji
This 3-day island-hopping itinerary includes a road transfer between Nadi International Airport and Port Denarau. While transfers are often included in your catamaran/water taxi fare, there are more ways to get to Port Denarau – see 5 Ways to Get to Denarau Island.
Overwater Transport in Fiji
This 3-day itinerary incorporates transport by fast catamaran or water taxi from Port Denarau to the Mamanuca and Yasawa Islands. See 5 Ways to Get to the Mamanuca Islands for more details. For getting back from the Yasawa Islands, we recommend treating yourself to a helicopter or seaplane experience, ideal for an intimate adult-only holiday. See 5 Ways to Get to the Yasawa Islands for more information, as well as alternative transport options.
Day 1 – Nadi International Airport to the Mamanuca Islands
Travel time: 20 minutes road transfer/35-45 minutes boat transfer
With only three days, you have no time to waste! Catch a catamaran ferry or water taxi from Port Denarau to your chosen Mamanuca Islands’ adult-only resort (see below) so you can quickly transition into “Fiji time“. Secluded on an island with only a handful of other guests, the adult-only resorts in the Mamanuca Islands are sure to provide the serenity you’re seeking. Treat yourself to something you couldn’t do with the kids, such as scuba diving in the stunning coral gardens or hitting one of the famous surf breaks. If you’re on a romantic getaway, how about hiking hand-in-hand to the island’s viewpoint or going on a snorkelling excursion at a secluded sandbar? Check out more recommendations below or take a look at The Adult Only Guide to the Mamanuca Islands.
Adult-Only Experiences in the Mamanuca Islands
- Indulge in an island spa treatment at your resorts’ spa
- Cruise out to a secluded sandbar for a day of snorkelling
- Scuba dive at one of the 30 dive sites in the Mamanuca Group
- Walk through the island’s jungle or to a viewpoint
- Hit awesome waves like “Cloudbreak” on a surfing excursion
For more information on each activity, see 10 Adult-Only Activities in the Mamanuca Islands.
Day 2 – Mamanuca Islands to the Yasawa Islands
Travel time: 1h15min-3h45min
This morning, hop back on the catamaran or water taxi to your next chosen adult-only resort, this time in the remote Yasawa Islands. It’s a different pace of life here, where the adult-only resorts are boutique enhancing the tranquillity of an adult-only vacation. A fantastic way to spend the evening is by immersing in the Fijian culture, whether it’s through a kava ceremony with your resort or perhaps trying a “lovo” – a traditional Fijian feast available to try at resorts such as Yasawa Island Resort & Spa. For more ideas on what to do, see The Adult Only Guide to the Yasawa Islands or check out the suggestions below.
Adult-Only Experiences in the Yasawa Islands
- Snorkel or scuba dive with sharks or manta rays
- Explore picturesque coves by kayak or stand-up paddleboard
- Rejuvenate with a yoga session
- Treat your loved one to a romantic private island picnic
- Take part in your resort’s cultural lessons and experiences
For more information and ideas, check out the 10 Adult-Only Activities in the Yasawa Islands.
Day 3 – Yasawa Islands to Nadi
Travel time: 35 minutes
This is the moment when you realise that three days is nowhere near enough time to spend in Fiji! Nevertheless, you’ve managed to see some of Fiji’s most beautiful islands with this itinerary. It’s time to see them from a whole new perspective as you make your way back to Nadi via helicopter or seaplane. Enjoy an intimate experience with Pacific Islands Air, Island Hoppers Fiji or Turtle Airways – the perfect way to travel on an adult-only holiday. Pacific Island Air and Island Hoppers Fiji will transport you straight to Nadi International Airport, while Turtle Airways will land in Denarau and offer airport transfers, so you can catch your connecting flight to your next destination.