3-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 just 3 days. Needless to say, we definitely recommend more time in Fiji, but you might be surprised how far you can go in just a weekend. From Fiji’s main island, Viti Levu, to the scattered Mamanuca Islands, this Fiji Luxury Itinerary: 3 Days will get you experiencing a range of indulgent activities while staying in a range of premium resorts.
For an itinerary with less travel (and more relaxing) see How to Spend 3 Days on a Luxury Fiji Vacation.
How to Get Around Fiji in 3 Days
You’ll be surprised how far you can go in three days in Fiji. The itinerary below involves both road and overwater transport using luxury methods such as private transfers, cruises and scenic helicopter/seaplane flights. Here is a quick rundown of how to get around Fiji in just three days.
Road Transport in Fiji
The only road travel you will need to do according to our Fiji Luxury Itinerary: 3 Days is the drive between Denarau Island and Nadi International Airport. The most convenient option for luxury travel is a private transfer straight to the doorstep of your luxury resort. Find out more (or alternative transport) in 5 Ways to Get to Denarau Island.
Overwater Transport in Fiji
This luxury itinerary for Fiji includes fast catamaran ferries/water taxis and helicopter/seaplane flights between Denarau Island and the Mamanuca Islands. More details are mentioned on each day of the itinerary where appropriate, otherwise, see 5 Ways to Get to the Mamanuca Islands.
Day 1 – Nadi International Airport to Denarau Island
Travel Time: 20 minutes
Welcome to Fiji! After arriving at Nadi International Airport, enjoy a private transfer to Denarau Island where you can immediately transition into “Fiji time“. The manmade island has a fabulous array of five-star resorts with some of the world’s biggest names in hotels: Radisson, Sheraton, Hilton, Westin and more! Needless to say, this is the perfect place to get over your flight and relax before doing some island-hopping tomorrow. Make use of the day spas, explore Port Denarau town, enjoy sundowners in the adult-only complex of the resort or, if travelling with kids, treat them (and yourselves) to one of the fantastic kids’ clubs.
Luxury Experiences on Denarau Island
- Relax and rejuvenate at one of Denarau’s day spas
- Catch some epic game fish on a private fishing charter
- Play a round on the Denarau 18-hole championship golf course
- Spend the day by the pool in the luxurious adult-only complex of your resort
- Indulge in fine dining at the Ports O’Call restaurant.
For more details on each activity and more recommendations, see 10 Luxury Activities in Denarau.
Day 2 – Denarau Island to the Mamanuca Islands
Travel time: 35-45 minutes
Now it’s time to see the real Fiji starting with the 20-something islands scattered the coral-rich waters of the Mamanuca Group. Enjoy a scenic cruise on one of the catamaran ferries or private water taxis to your chosen luxury island resort. Make use of the kayaks, paddleboards, snorkelling equipment and sailing boats. Feel your toes in the sand, watch a coconut husking demonstration, enjoy tropical cocktails or feel the balmy sea breeze as you enjoy a massage on the beach… And the list goes on.
Luxury Experiences in the Mamanuca Islands
- Sail around the islands on a sunset cruise while indulging in canapes and beverages
- Treat your loved one to a romantic picnic on a secluded beach
- Immerse in the Fijian culture with a village visit or a cooking class
- Try gourmet Pacific Rim cuisine at one of the luxury restaurants
- Scuba dive among the coral gardens scattered across the island group
Find out more in our 10 Luxury Activities in the Mamanuca Islands.
Day 3 – Mamanuca Islands to Nadi International Airport
Travel time: 15 minutes flight
Don’t let the holiday blues sink in just yet, as you’re about to embark on a stunning scenic flight by helicopter or seaplane back to Nadi International Airport. The journey gives you breathtaking vistas of islands, beaches and coral reefs decorating the crystal clear waters – something you can only fully appreciate from a bird’s-eye perspective. After your flight with Pacific Islands Air or Island Hoppers Fiji, you’ll land at the airport so you can make your connecting flight out of Fiji with ease.