7-Day Luxury Itinerary for Fiji Experiencing Culture and Nature
This is it: the ultimate luxury Fiji itinerary for the couples, families or friends who want to see as much as Fiji as possible while experiencing stunning nature and authentic culture all within 7 days. From Fiji’s main island, Viti Levu, to the rainforest-filled Taveuni island, this Fiji Luxury Itinerary: 7 Days (Culture & Nature) will get you experiencing a range of deluxe activities while staying in premium resorts.
For an itinerary with less travel, see How to Spend 7 Days on a Luxury Fiji Vacation TI055 or take a look at our alternative itinerary in Fiji Luxury Itinerary: 7 Days (Sand & Sea).
How to Get Around Fiji in 7 Days
The itinerary below involves both road and overwater travel using luxury transport methods such as private transfers and flights. Here is a quick rundown of ways to get around Fiji on your luxury getaway.
Road Transport in Fiji
Three of the islands mentioned in this itinerary, Viti Levu, Vanua Levu and Taveuni, are well-connected with roads. Luxury resorts organise transport between airports and the resort, making road travel easy and relaxed. Otherwise, if you want to choose your own private transfer service, see the “Ways to Get to” articles linked below for suggestions. Taxis are also abundant and make an effortless option 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 for a day or two.
Overwater Transport in Fiji
This luxury itinerary for Fiji includes domestic scheduled flights between Viti Levu, Vanua Levu and Taveuni, as well as scenic helicopter flight between Vanua Levu and Taveuni. More details are mentioned on each day of the itinerary where appropriate. Otherwise, take a look at the following articles for more information and options for travel around Fiji.
Day 1 – Nadi International Airport to Vanua Levu
Travel time: 1h10mins
If you’re eager to discover the best natural and cultural experiences in Fiji, then it’s time to leave the bustling city of Nadi behind and get a connecting flight straight to Vanua Levu as soon as you arrive at Nadi International Airport. A frequent schedule of flights arrive at Vanua Levu’s main airport, Savusavu Airport where your chosen luxury resort will transfer you to their little slice of paradise. Vanua Levu is Fiji’s second-largest island offering mountainous landscapes lush with forests and plantations, a lining of picturesque bays, and some stunning coral reefs. Get settled into your resort, try the local cuisine, watch a “Meke” cultural performance, and relax before you divulge in some amazing activities tomorrow.
Day 2 – Vanua Levu
An amazing aspect of staying on Vanua Levu is discovering some of Fiji’s best underwater seascapes of hard and soft coral gardens. Sharks, turtles, dolphins and thousands of tropical fish species are found here, so don’t miss the opportunity to see them, whether it’s through scuba diving, snorkelling, glass-bottom boat tours or a dolphin cruise. Here are some more ideas of how you could be spending your luxury retreat on Vanua Levu…
Luxury Experiences on Vanua Levu
- Scuba dive at famous dive sites, such as Rainbow Reef, the Great Sea Reef and the Namena Marine Reserve
- Rejuvenate with a traditional Fijian Bobo massage
- Indulge in a unique private dinner in a candlelit sea cave
- Experience the tranquillity of an adult-only resort
- If travelling with kids, treat them to a day in an award-winning kids’ club.
Day 3 – Vanua Levu to Taveuni
Travel time: 30 minutes
Today, you’re in for a treat as you embark on a spectacular scenic helicopter flight to Taveuni with Savusavu Helicopters. [Update: Savusavu Helicopters are no longer operating. We will update this article if new flight options become available]. Your flight departs from Savusavu Airport where it’s hard not to be in awe of the magnificent beaches and reefs on your way to Taveuni. Plus, from the air, you’ll definitely see why they call Taveuni the “Garden Island”, an island awash in luxuriant rainforest – 80% of it made up of the Bouma National Heritage Park. You’ll either 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 islands of Fiji have to offer…
Luxury Experiences on Taveuni
- Sail on a private yacht to Honeymoon Island
- Enjoy rejuvenating treatments in a jungle spa
- Explore Taveuni’s forest, beaches and villages on horseback
- Chase waterfalls and visit the island’s towns and churches on a Taveuni highlights tour
- Play golf on an 18-hole championship course on a private island
For more details on each activity and more, see our 10 Luxury Activities on Taveuni.
Day 4 – Taveuni
Of course, we have given you more time to explore the island of Taveuni. Don’t miss the majestic waterfalls of the Bouma National Park, seen from the Bouma Falls trail and the Lavena Coastal Walk. Plus, if you didn’t get chance to scuba dive in the Rainbow Reef on Vanua Levu, then you have another opportunity from Taveuni, as all the resorts offer diving at the reef. Taveuni is also home to an array of Fijian villages that you can visit through resort tours. The experience immerses you into the Fijian culture where you’ll be welcomed into the village with a Kava ceremony, learn Fijian crafts and even join in in a traditional “Lovo” feast.
For more advice, check out The Luxury Guide to Taveuni.
Day 5 – Taveuni to Suva
Travel time: 1h5mins flight, 40 minutes drive to Suva
Your culture portion of your 7-day Fiji luxury itinerary continues as you reach Fiji’s capital city, Suva. After taking your flight from Matei Airport to Nausori Airport outside of Suva, your easiest option is to catch a taxi to one of Suva’s fabulous city hotels. The rest of your day here will be an enlightening and enjoyable one if you just wander around the city, mingling with the locals at the markets and restaurants. Otherwise, more activities with the “luxury” stamp on it can be enjoyed, such as…
Luxury Experiences in Suva
- Indulge in a relaxing spa treatment at one of Suva’s spas
- Discover the interior of Viti Levu on a private hiking trip with Talanoa Treks
- Enjoy fine dining at the heritage Grand Pacific Hotel
- See the sights and architecture on a private city tour of Suva
- Wine, dine and sleep at Suva’s most prestigious hotels
For more details on each activity, see our 6 Luxury Activities in Suva.
Day 6 – 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 Airport over two days taking the Queens Road along the Coral Coast. This magnificent stretch of coastline has miles and miles of stunning beaches, many of which are backed by five-star resorts giving you one last night of bliss 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 or to some hidden caves. Otherwise, here are some more ways to spend your time on the Coral Coast…
Luxury Experiences on the Coral Coast
- Celebrate your last night in Fiji with some fine dining at the Ivi or Navo restaurants
- Spend the day tackling big game on a private fishing charter
- Unwind in the adult-only retreat of your luxury resort
- Play at the Natadola Bay championship golf course
- Enjoy an evening cultural entertainment.
For more information on each experience, 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 7 – 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. If using a private airport transfer service, such as the recommendations 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 last-minute souvenirs. You’ll arrive at Nadi International Airport to travel to your next destination.