5-Day Foodie Itinerary for Viti Levu, Fiji
For those who love to experience a culture through its cuisine and, of course, sample fabulous food, then this Fiji Foodie Itinerary: 5 Days is for you. This Fiji itinerary starts in Nadi and takes you along some of Viti Levu’s most stunning coastline on a road trip to Suva. From Suva, you can catch a flight back to Nadi to complete a full loop.
In this 5-day Fiji itinerary, we guide you through the food-related activities and the resorts with either self-catering facilities or fabulous restaurants. Note that this itinerary is for foodies who want to be on the move during their 5 days in Fiji. For a more relaxed itinerary with less travel, see How to Spend 5 Days on a Foodie Vacation in Fiji.
How to Get Around Fiji in 5 Days
The five-day foodie itinerary solely involves travel over land on the island of Viti Levu. Here is a quick rundown of how to get around Fiji on a five-day road trip.
Road Transport in Fiji
This foodie itinerary takes you across Viti Levu, Fiji’s main island. Car rentals are readily available at Nadi International Airport, where many rental companies allow you to drop rentals off in Suva, where this itinerary ends. Check out The Best Car Rentals in Fiji. Alternatively, this itinerary can be achieved through public transport such as buses and taxis. Find out about more about the transport to each destination in the following articles:
Day 1 – Nadi
Welcome to Fiji’s arrival city, Nadi! Foodies shouldn’t leave this bustling city too quickly as there is a wealth of food-related activities to experience. Start tasting Fiji’s cuisine at the eateries we recommend in our Nadi Restaurant Guide, or even learn how to create Fijian food for yourself at the Flavours of Fiji cooking school, which offers Nadi pick-ups. Additionally, check out one of the produce markets in Nadi city centre or in the suburb of Namaka. Check out more ideas on what to do in Nadi below or head over to The Foodie Guide to Nadi.
Accommodation in Nadi for Foodies
Self-catering accommodation in Nadi:
- Ramada by Wyndham Wailoaloa Beach
- Ratsun Nadi Airport Apartment Hotel
- Anchorage Beach Resort
- Wailoaloa Beach Resort
- Grand West’s Villas
- Sapphire Bay Fiji
Accommodation with good restaurants:
- Fiji Marriott Hotel Momi Bay
- Fiji DoubleTree Resort by Hilton – Sonaisali Island
- Smugglers Cove Beach Resort
- Tanoa International Restaurant
- Club Fiji Resort
- Fiji Hideaway Resort, Vuda
For more information about each of these accommodations, check out 10 Accommodation in Nadi for Foodies.
Things to Do in Nadi for Foodies
- Visit the Nadi municipal markets
- Take a Fijian or Indo-Fijian cooking class at the Flavours of Fiji cooking school
- Try a Fijian Lovo, a traditional feast, at one of the resorts
- Sample some Indo-Fijian curries at the city centre curry houses
- Try some Fijian dishes at one of the local restaurants – see suggestions in Guide to the Best Eats & Restaurants in Nadi.
Check out our 10 Things to Do in Nadi for Foodies for more ideas and information on each activity mentioned!
Day 2 – Nadi to the Coral Coast
Travel time: 1-2 hours depending on where you stay
Now it’s time to get out of the city and start travelling along some of Viti’s Levu most picturesque coastline. The Coral Coast boasts some spectacular beaches, many of which are backed by resorts offering a range of food-related activities and restaurants. Additionally, the Sigatoka River provides access to remote inland villages where your foodie experience will become all the more cultural. Boat tours, such as Sigatoka River Safari, allow you to meet villagers, partake in a “Kava ceremony”, and be treated to a Fijian lunch. Alternatively, catch a cultural dinner show on Robinson Crusoe Island Resort or at Gecko’s Resort – both open to day-trippers.
Accommodation on the Coral Coast for Foodies
Self-catering accommodation on the Coral Coast:
- Blue West Villas
- Shalini Garden Hotel & Apartments
- Shambala Fiji (holiday home)
- Sea Winds Villa (holiday home)
- Sandy Point Beach Cottages
- Tubakula Beach Bungalows
Accommodation with good restaurants:
- The Warwick Fiji
- Outrigger Fiji Beach Resort
- InterContinental Fiji Golf Resort & Spa
- Gecko’s Resort
- Wellesley Resort Fiji
- The Naviti Resort
- Shangri-La’s Fijian Resort & Spa
- The Beachhouse
- Bedarra Beach Inn
- Mango Bay Resort
- Fiji Hideaway Resort
- Robinson Crusoe Island Resort
For more information on our top recommendations, check out our 10 Best Accommodation on the Coral Coast for Foodies.
Things to Do on the Coral Coast for Foodies
- Indulge in a Fijian Lovo feast (seriously, it’s a must-do)
- Have lunch and Kava in a Fijian village on the Sigatoka River Safari
- Join a Fijian garden tour at the Wellesley Resort.
- Be entertained at a resort’s cultural dinner show
- Treat yourself to some fine dining at Ivi and Navo – check out more recommendations in Guide to the Best Eats & Restaurants on the Coral Coast
Day 3 – Coral Coast to the Pacific Harbour/Beqa Island
Travel time: 30mins-1 hour depending on where you stayed
On the eastern end of the Coral Coast is a small tourist town with big adventures. The Pacific Harbour and the off-shore island of Beqa are famous for the marine life in the Beqa Lagoon, as well as inland adventures up the Navua River complete with canyons, rainforest and secluded villages. While the Pacific Harbour’s five-star resort, Nanuku Auberge Resort, offers the vast majority of foodie experiences available in the area, there are still activities to suit all budgets as stated in the list on Day 4. Because there is so much to do on the Pacific Harbour, both foodie and non-foodie, we recommend spending two nights here.
Accommodation on the Pacific Harbour & Beqa for Foodies
Self-catering accommodation on the Pacific Harbour:
- Nanuku Auberge Resort
- ULTIQA Fiji Palms Resort
- Club Oceanus Resort (barbecue facilities)
- Tsulu Backpackers & Apartments
- Island Villas
Accommodation with good restaurants & food activities:
For more information on these accommodations, check out our 10 Best Accommodation on the Pacific Harbour for Foodies. You’ll also find more accommodations with kitchen facilities in our list of 5 Best Holiday Homes on the Pacific Harbour.
Day 4 – Pacific Harbour/Beqa Island
You have the whole day to relax and experience more of the tastes of Fiji on the Pacific Harbour or Beqa Island! The Nanuku Auberge Resort offers a range of food-related activities, but their Fijian Food Safari incorporates all the highlights. Learn how locals catch crabs before joining your knowledgeable guide for a medicine walk. Then visit a local market to buy produce for a Fijian chef to prepare you a traditional meal once you return to the resort. Medicine walks, where you learn about medicinal plants and herbs found in Fiji, can also be experienced at resorts like Lalati and Kulu Bay on Beqa Island. See more suggestions below, as well as in our Foodie Guide to the Pacific Harbour & Beqa.
Things to Do in the Pacific Harbour and Beqa for Foodies
- Check out the stalls and eateries at the Arts Village
- Learn about local herbs and their uses in a medicine walking tour
- Join Nanuku Auberge Resort for their Fijian Food Safari
- Try a hands-on gathering experience like moonlight prawning, crab-catching or beekeeping
- Treat your loved one to a romantic beach picnic
For more information on each of these experiences and more, see our 10 Things to Do on the Pacific Harbour for Foodies.
Day 5 – Pacific Harbour to Suva
Travel time: 1h20mins drive and 30 minutes flight
We recommend hitting the road early so you have time to visit Suva before taking your flight to Nadi International Airport. It’s just a 40-minute drive to Fiji’s capital city, where you’ll be met with an array of international cuisine. How about an alternative dining experience like a restaurant on a boat, a museum-restaurant, or an Indo-Fijian curry house? Additionally, the Municipal Market and Fish Market are both an interesting venture. Check out more activities in Suva in the list below. When you’re done, it’s a further 40 minutes to Nausori Airport where you’ll be able to catch one of the frequently scheduled flights back to Nadi International Airport.
Things to Do in Suva for Foodies
- Visit the Suva municipal and fish markets
- Do an Indo-Fijian cooking class
- Have a different dining experience on Tiko’s Floating Restaurant
- Sample something authentically flavoursome at an Indo-Fijian curry house
- Get a health kick at the exclusively vegan Highland Natural
Find more about these activities and others in 9 Things to Do in Suva for Foodies.