5-Day Adult-Only Itinerary for Fiji
Ah, paradise without children… If five days really enough? Oh well, if five days in Fiji is what you have, we’ll make sure you make the most of it with this island-hopping Fiji Adult-Only Itinerary: 5 Days.
Whether you’re looking for a romantic getaway, a trip with a group of mates, or, ahem… escaping your own kids, this Fiji adult-only itinerary will help you escape from it all and set the tone right by staying exclusively in adult-only resorts. You’ll be island-hopping through the gorgeous Mamanuca and Yasawa Islands experiencing activities away from noisy children and doing activities that you wouldn’t usually be able to do with your kids.
For a more relaxed itinerary with less travel, see How to Spend 5 Days on an Adult-Only Fiji Vacation TI041.
How to Get Around Fiji in 5 Days
This 5-day itinerary below involves both land and overwater travel. Here is a quick rundown of how to get around Fiji on a 5-day adult-only getaway.
Road Transport in Fiji
This 5-day island-hopping itinerary has minimal road transfers between Nadi International Airport and Port Denarau often included in the catamaran ferry and water taxi transport (see below). Nevertheless, there are more ways to get to Port Denarau, which you can investigate in 5 Ways to Get to Denarau Island.
Overwater Transport in Fiji
This 5-day itinerary incorporates transport by fast catamaran from Port Denarau, but a more appropriate option for keeping your trip exclusively “adults only” could be taking a water taxi between the islands. See 5 Ways to Get to the Mamanuca Islands for more details. For getting back from the Yasawa Islands, we recommend in this itinerary to treat 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 alternatives.
Day 1 – Nadi International Airport to the Mamanuca Islands
Travel time: 20 minutes road transfer/35-45 minutes boat transfer
With only five days, you have no time to waste! Catch a catamaran ferry from Port Denarau to your chosen Mamanuca Islands’ adult-only resort (see below) so you can transition into “Fiji time” as soon as possible. Secluded on an island with only a handful of other guests, the adult-only resorts in the Mamanuca Islands are sure to provide the tranquillity you’re seeking. Take the rest of the day to relax, make use of the complimentary kayaks and snorkel gear that your resort provides, and enjoy a couple of sundowners. You’ll have more time to experience the Mamanuca Islands tomorrow!
Day 2 – Mamanuca Islands
Today, treat yourself to something you couldn’t do with the kids, such as scuba diving in vibrant coral reefs or hitting one of the famous surf breaks of the area. If you’re on a romantic getaway, how about hiking hand-in-hand to stunning island viewpoints or spending the day snorkelling at a secluded beach or sandbar? Check out more recommendations below, or check out The Adult Only Guide to the Mamanuca Islands.
Adult-Only Experiences in the Mamanuca Islands
- Indulge in an island spa treatment at your resorts’ adult-only spa
- Cruise out to a secluded sandbar for amazing snorkelling
- Scuba dive at one of the 30 dive sites in the Mamanucas
- Hike to an island’s viewpoint
- Hit massive waves like “Cloudbreak” on a surfing excursion
For more information on each activity, check out our 10 Adult-Only Activities in the Mamanuca Islands.
Day 3 – Mamanuca Islands to the Yasawa Islands
Travel time: 1h15min-3h45min
This morning, enjoy a scenic catamaran cruise on the Yasawa Flyer to your next chosen adult-only resort, this time in the remote Yasawa Islands. Alternatively, you could get a Bula Pass (more info on Viator and Tripadvisor) and stay in a different adult-only resort each night if you feel so inclined. Either way, it’s a different pace of life in the Yasawas, where the adult-only resorts are boutique enhancing the tranquillity of an adult-only getaway. A fantastic way to spend your first evening is immersing in the Fijian culture, whether it’s through a kava session with your resort or perhaps trying a “lovo” – a traditional Fijian feast available to try at the Yasawa Island Resort & Spa, for instance. For more ideas on what to do tonight, see The Adult Only Guide to the Yasawa Islands.
Day 4 – Yasawa Islands
You’ll be glad to spend an extra day on the soft sandy shores of the Yasawa Islands. The island group plays host to an array of awesome experiences, such as snorkelling with sharks and manta rays, enjoying traditional Fijian massages on the beach, and indulging in a private island picnic.
Adult-Only Experiences in the Yasawa Islands
- Snorkel or scuba dive with manta rays or sharks
- Kayak or stand-up paddleboard on the azure waters
- Rejuvenate with a morning yoga session
- Treat your loved one to a private island picnic
- Perfect the art of doing nothing at all…
For more information and recommendations, check out the 10 Adult-Only Activities in the Yasawa Islands.
Day 5 – Yasawa Islands to Nadi
Travel time: 35 minutes
This is the moment when you realise that five days in Fiji is not enough! It might be your last day in Fiji but there’s one last amazing experience to enjoy in an adult-only setting: flying over the islands by helicopter or seaplane. Enjoy an intimate experience as you fly back to Nadi with Pacific Islands Air, Island Hoppers Fiji or Turtle Airways. These breathtaking flights soar over the Yasawa and the Mamanuca Islands giving you a brand new perspective from above. Trust us, there’s nothing like a birds-eye-view of coral reefs decorating the azure blue waters! 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, where you can catch your connecting flight out of Fiji with ease.