14-Day Luxury Itinerary for Fiji
This is it: the ultimate luxury Fiji itinerary for the couples, families or friends who want to see as much of Fiji as possible in 14 days. From Fiji’s main island, Viti Levu to the scattered Yasawa Islands to the rainforest-filled Taveuni island, this Fiji luxury itinerary: 14 days will get you experiencing a range of deluxe activities and staying in premium resorts. Fly over the islands by helicopter one day and cruise over the azure waters the next, giving you at least two days in most places to make the most of what each destination has to offer.
For a more relaxed itinerary with less travel, see How to Spend 14 Days on a Luxury Fiji Vacation TI009.
How to Get Around Fiji in 14 Days
The itinerary below involves both road and overwater travel using luxury transport methods such as private transfers, flights and cruises. Here is a quick rundown of how to get around Fiji in luxury.
Road Transport in Fiji
Three of the islands mentioned on this itinerary are well-connected with roads: Viti Levu, Vanua Levu and Taveuni. For those staying in luxury resorts, road transport can be easily organised with resort transfers. Otherwise, if you want to choose your own private transfer service, see the “Ways to Get to” articles linked below for recommendations. Taxis are also abundant on Viti Levu, Vanua Levu and from Matei Airport on Taveuni. Finally, ask your chosen resort for a private driver if you wish to go sightseeing.
Overwater Transport in Fiji
This luxury itinerary for Fiji includes fast catamaran ferries/water taxis between Viti Levu and the Mamanuca and Yasawa Islands, domestic scheduled flights between Viti Levu, Vanua Levu and Taveuni, and scenic seaplane/helicopter flights in between. More details are mentioned on each day of the itinerary where appropriate.
For alternatives and more information on getting to each destination on this itinerary, see:
- 5 Ways to Get to Denarau Island
- 5 Ways to Get to the Mamanuca Islands
- 5 Ways to Get to the Yasawa Islands
- 6 Ways to Get to Nadi (& Get Around Nadi)
- 6 Ways to Get to Vanua Levu (& Get Around Vanua Levu)
- 8 Ways to Get to Taveuni (& Get Around Taveuni)
- 6 Ways to Get to Suva
- 5 Ways to Get to the Coral Coast
Day 1 – Nadi International Airport to Denarau Island
Travel Time: 20 minutes
Welcome to the islands of Fiji! After arriving at Nadi International Airport, take a private transfer to Denarau Island where you can immediately transition into “Fiji time“. The manmade island has a polished array of five-star resorts with some of the world’s biggest names in hotels: Radisson, Westin, Sheraton, Hilton and more! Needless to say, this is a fabulous place to get over the jet lag and relax before your action-packed itinerary in Fiji gets going. Make use of the day spas, explore Port Denarau town, and indulge in fine Fijian cuisine.
Luxury Experiences on Denarau Island
- Indulge in a luxury spa treatment at one of Denarau’s day spas
- Catch some monsters on a private fishing charter
- Play a round on the 18-hole championship golf course
- Spend the day in the luxurious adult-only complex of your resort
- Try fine dining at Ports O’Call.
For more details and more suggestions, see 10 Luxury Activities in Denarau.
Day 2 – Denarau Island
Relax! This is what Fiji time is all about and the Denarau resorts can certainly provide. If you do have itchy feet though, there is a wide range of day trips you could be doing, such as visiting Navala Village – one of Fiji’s last-remaining village with traditional-style “bures”. Get inspired with our Day Trips from Denarau Island or see The Luxury Guide to Denarau Island.
Day 3 – Denarau Island to the Mamanuca Islands
Travel time: 35-45 minutes
Denarau Island is kind of in its own little bubble, but now it’s time to see the real Fiji starting with the 20-something islands peppering the azure waters of the Mamanuca Group. Take one of the fast catamaran ferries or private water taxis to your chosen luxury island resort where guests have complimentary use of kayaks, paddleboards, snorkelling equipment, sailing boats and more to use until your heart’s content. Feel your toes in the sand and watch a coconut husking demonstration before tasting the freshest coconut milk you’re ever likely to try.
Luxury Experiences in the Mamanuca Islands
- Discover the islands on a sunset cruise while indulging in canapes and beverages
- Indulge in a romantic picnic on a secluded beach
- Immerse in the Fiji culture with a village visit or a cooking class
- Try Pacific Rim cuisine at one of the luxury restaurants
- Travelling with kids? Treat them (and yourselves) to a day at one of the fantastic kids’ club
Find out more about each of these activities in our 10 Luxury Activities in the Mamanuca Islands.
Day 4 – Mamanuca Islands
Chances are, you didn’t have time to do everything on your Mamanuca Islands’ bucket list so far, so now’s your chance to make up for it. Additionally, why not treat yourself to a scuba diving trip to see why they call Fiji the “Soft Coral Capital”? If you’re a keen surfer, some of the best reef breaks in Fiji are right here in the Mamanucas – see 8 Best Surf Resorts in the Mamanuca Islands for the best resorts for surfing. If you want to take it easy, why not take a boat trip to the Cloud 9 bar, a floating pizza bar over the Ro Ro Reef? Find out more about the bar on Viator and Tripadvisor.
Check out The Luxury Guide to the Mamanuca Islands for more ideas on what to do.
Day 5 – Mamanuca Islands to the Yasawa Islands
Travel time: 1h15min-3h45min
This morning, enjoy a scenic catamaran cruise on the Yasawa Flyer to your chosen luxury resort in the remote northern Yasawa Islands. It’s a different pace of life here, where the luxury resorts are boutique ensuring ultimate privacy for your deluxe getaway. Special experiences in the Yasawa Islands include swimming with manta rays, best done between May and October, as well as boat trips to the Blue Lagoon and the magnificent Sawa-i-Lau Caves.
Luxury Experiences in the Yasawa Islands
- Glide across the crystal clear waters in windsurfing
- Snorkel with giant manta rays
- Relax with a luxurious beachfront massage
- Go horse trekking along a private beach
- Attend a mountaintop dinner party
For more information on each of these activities, take a look at our 10 Luxury Activities in the Yasawa Islands.
Day 6 – Yasawa Islands
You’ll be glad to spend an extra day on these paradise islands. The Yasawa Islands are not a place you’ll want to leave too quickly when there’s sensational scuba diving to be had, private island picnics to indulge in, and the Fijian culture to immerse in. Your resort will be able to organise a kava ceremony, a welcoming ceremony where a narcotic drink called kava is shared with visitors. Especially at the Yasawa Island Resort & Spa, you’ll get the chance to try a traditional feast called a lovo.
See The Luxury Guide to the Yasawa Islands for more ideas on what to do.
Day 7 – Yasawa Islands to Nadi
Travel time: 35 minutes
On a luxury getaway, there’s only one real way to get back to Nadi from the Yasawa Islands and that’s by helicopter or seaplane. Join Pacific Islands Air, Island Hoppers Fiji or Turtle Airways for a stunning flight over the Yasawa and the Mamanuca Islands back to Nadi. There’s nothing like seeing the coral reefs decorating the vibrant blue waters from above! Once you arrive in Nadi, check into your next luxury accommodation from our recommendations below, and squeeze in one of the luxury experiences in Nadi if you’re feeling active. Plus, check out The Luxury Guide to Nadi for more advice.
Luxury Experiences in Nadi
- Hire a driver to see the highlights of Nadi, such as the Sri Siva Subramaniya Temple and Nadi markets
- Catch some big game on a private fishing charter
- Jump on a private tour of the Nadi’s hot pools, gardens and villages
- Treat that special someone to fine dining in a private waterfront cabana at the Fiji Marriott Resort
- Experience the flavours of Nadi in one of the city’s quality restaurants
See 10 Luxury Activities in Nadi for more details.
Day 8 – Nadi to Vanua Levu
Travel time: 1h10mins
Yes, Fiji has more to offer as your journey takes you to some of the more wild and wonderful islands of Fiji starting with Fiji’s second-largest island, Vanua Levu. With a frequent flight schedule between Nadi International Airport and Savusavu Airport on Vanua Levu, getting to the island is a painless process, especially when accompanied by the airport transfer service offered by the luxury resorts on both ends of your flight. After enjoying a scenic flight over Fiji’s larger mountainous islands and the glistening waters of the Bligh Water, we recommend checking into your luxury accommodation and taking some time to unwind. Tomorrow, more adventures await on Vanua Levu.
Day 9 – Vanua Levu
Much of your stay on Vanua Levu is discovering more of Fiji’s mesmerising underwater seascape of hard and soft coral attracting an array of marine species. Sharks, turtles, dolphins and thousands of different tropical fish species are found here, so don’t miss the opportunity to scuba dive, snorkel, go on a glass-bottom boat cruise or dolphin cruise. Here are some more ideas of how you could be spending your luxury getaway on Vanua Levu.
Luxury Experiences on Vanua Levu
- Scuba dive at famous dive sites, such as Rainbow Reef and the Namena Marine Reserve
- Rejuvenate with a Fijian Bobo massage
- Treat her to a unique private dinner in a candlelit sea cave
- Escape to an adult-only resort
- Treat the little ones to a day in an award-winning kids’ club.
Day 10 – Vanua Levu to Taveuni
Travel time: 30 minutes
Today, you’re in for a treat as you embark on a mesmerising helicopter flight to Taveuni with Savusavu Helicopters. [Update: Savusavu Helicopters is no longer operating. We will update this article if another operator becomes available]. Your flight departs from Savusavu Airport where you’ll view magnificent beaches and reefs on your way to Taveuni. From the air, you’ll definitely see why they call Taveuni the “Garden Island”, an island awash in verdant rainforest with 80% of it made up of the Bouma National Heritage Park. You’ll arrive at Matei Airport where you’ll get a resort transfer or be flown straight to selected resorts. Then it’s time to discover some of the best inland island scenery the Fiji islands have to offer…
Luxury Experiences on Taveuni
- Sail to Honeymoon Island on a private yacht cruise
- Enjoy spa treatments in the midst of a jungle spa
- Explore the forest, beaches and villages on horseback
- Chase waterfalls and visit the island’s towns on a Taveuni highlights tour
- Play golf on an 18-hole championship golf course on a private island
For more information on each activity, see our 10 Luxury Activities on Taveuni.
Day 11 – Taveuni
Of course, we have given you more time to discover the island of Taveuni. Don’t miss the spectacular waterfalls of the Bouma National Park, seen from the Bouma Falls trail and the Lavena Coastal Walk. If you didn’t get a chance to scuba dive in the Rainbow Reef on Vanua Levu, then you have another opportunity from Taveuni, where all the resorts offer diving here.
For more advice and tips, check out The Luxury Guide to Taveuni.
Day 12 – Taveuni to Suva
Travel time: 1h5mins flight, 40 minutes drive to Suva
Your around-Fiji-in-14-days adventure brings you to Fiji’s capital city, Suva – another contrasting destination on your trip, this time with a vibrant urban vibe. After taking your flight from Matei Airport on Taveuni to Nausori Airport outside of Suva, your easiest option is to catch a cab to one of Suva’s fabulous city hotels. The rest of your day here will be an interesting and enjoyable one if you just wander around the city, checking out the local markets and crafts for sale, and enjoying the restaurants. Otherwise, more experiences with the “luxury” stamp on it can be enjoyed, such as…
Luxury Experiences in Suva
- Indulge in a heavenly spa treatment at one of Suva’s spas
- Discover the heartland of Fiji on a private hiking trip with Talanoa Treks
- Enjoy fine dining at the historic Grand Pacific Hotel
- See the sights on a private city tour of Suva
- Wine, dine and stay at Suva’s most prestigious hotels
For more information on each activity, see our 6 Luxury Activities in Suva.
Day 13 – Suva to the Coral Coast
Travel time: 1-2 hours depending on which resort you choose to stay
Take the scenic route back toward Nadi by taking the Queens Road along the Coral Coast. This magnificent stretch of coastline has miles and miles of beautiful beaches, many of which are backed by five-star resorts giving you one last blissful night in Fiji before you depart tomorrow. If you still have energy, take the opportunity to do one of the inland tours, perhaps up the Sigatoka River to discover remote villages by boat. Otherwise, here are some more ways to spend your time here…
Luxury Experiences on the Coral Coast
- Enjoy fine dining at the Ivi or Navo restaurants
- Spend the day relaxing and tackling big game on a private fishing charter
- Unwind in the adult-only retreat of your chosen luxury resort
- Play golf at the Natadola Bay championship course
- Enjoy evening cultural entertainment.
For more information on each activity, take a look at our 10 Luxury Activities on the Coral Coast.
Luxury Accommodation on the Coral Coast
- The Warwick Fiji
- Maui Palms
- InterContinental Fiji Golf Resort & Spa
- Outrigger Fiji Beach Resort
- Shangri-La’s Fijian Resort & Spa
- The View Fiji
Day 14 – Coral Coast to Nadi International Airport
Travel time: 1-2 hours depending on which resort you choose to stay
Don’t let the holiday blues sink in just yet, as you have the remainder of the Coral Coast to enjoy on a scenic road trip to Nadi International Airport. If using a private airport transfer service, as we suggest in 5 Ways to Get to the Coral Coast most will be happy to stop at souvenir shops and markets on the way back to the airport so you can pick up some authentic souvenirs. You’ll be taken straight to Nadi International Airport to travel to your next destination.