Planning Meetings & Conferences in Fiji
You’ve created a business plan, perhaps even have your team and speakers selected, and crafted a vision for your conference. If that vision involves the islands of Fiji, then this is where we come in. In this guide to planning a conference in Fiji, we go over the top conference venues, how to choose a conference location, as well as advice on other aspects to consider for your Fiji conference or meeting.
Top Conference Venues in Fiji
- Sheraton Fiji Resort, Denarau – Total meeting sq ft: 25,866
- InterContinental Fiji Golf Resort, Coral Coast – Total meeting sq ft: 10,752
- The Warwick Fiji, Coral Coast – Total meeting sq ft: 9,404
- Holiday Inn Suva, Suva – Total meeting sq ft: 3,900
- Savusavu Hot Springs Hotel, Vanua Levu – Total meeting sq ft: 3,000
- Grand Pacific Hotel, Suva – Total meeting sq ft: 959
- Tanoa Waterfront Hotel, Lautoka – Total meeting sq ft: 597
- Plantation Island Resort, Mamanuca Islands – Total meeting sq ft: 500
- Taveuni Island Resort, Taveuni – Total meeting sq ft: 200
Find out more about these venues and others in the 10 Best Conference Venues in Fiji TTD199.
Choose a Location for Your Conference
Location is everything, especially to maximise your event’s attendance if your attendees are coming from overseas. The main arrival airport of Fiji, where 97% of international travellers arrive, is Nadi International Airport. For ease, cost and convenience of airport transfers, choose a conference venue that is within reasonable travelling distance from the airport.
Nadi, Denarau and the Coral Coast
There is a wide range of conference venues in Nadi, Denarau and the Coral Coast. Nadi and Denarau provide the closest venue locations to Nadi Airport, while venues along the Coral Coast take approximately 1-2 hours to drive to depending on the venue, but may still be worth considering.
Learn more about these destinations and how to get there with the following:
- 6 Ways to Get to Nadi (& Get Around Nadi)
- 5 Ways to Get to Denarau Island
- 5 Ways to Get to the Coral Coast
The Mamanuca Islands
Should your conference benefit from a luxurious island conference venue, there are suitable venues in the Mamanuca Islands. These islands are accessible by boat/ferry from Port Denarau (30-minutes drive from Nadi Airport) taking anywhere from 30 minutes to an hour to sail to.
Learn more about getting to the Mamanucas in the 5 Ways to Get to the Mamanuca Islands.
Suva is the capital of Fiji, making it a worthy conference destination if many of your attendees are based in or work in the capital. Suva is accessible via a 45-minute flight from Nadi or 3-4 hours by road.
Learn more about getting there in the 6 Ways to Get to Suva.
Vanua Levu and Taveuni
If your conference would benefit from being as far-flung as possible in Fiji, perhaps for a more exotic or authentic Fijian experience, then there are venues on the islands of Vanua Levu (Fiji’s second-largest island) and Taveuni. Vanua Levu requires a one-hour flight from Nadi, where conference venues can organise airport transfers, while Taveuni requires a 1h25min flight, again, with resort conference venues offering airport transfers.
Learn more about transport to these islands in the following:
- 6 Ways to Get to Vanua Levu (& Get Around Vanua Levu)
- 8 Ways to Get to Taveuni (& Get Around Taveuni).
Choose a Conference Venue
Once you have established an appropriate location in Fiji for your conference or meeting, it’s time to look at venues. Some aspects that you should keep in mind when choosing a conference venue in Fiji are capacity, features, staffing, branding, accommodation, and the bottom line, your budget.
Fiji has venues for large events down to the smallest, with venues like the Sheraton Fiji Resort having a capacity of 1,600 attendees in their largest room to the Radisson Blu Resort having the capacity for up 120 guests.
Modern features can be found at most of Fiji’s conference venues. WiFi and catering are standard, while additional features include meeting rooms, individual room climate control, printing services, boardrooms, film/overhead projector, AV equipment, microphones, walkie talkie radios and the list goes on.
You should also consider the staffing of a conference facility, like electricians, AV technicians, photographers, copy services, etc. might come in handy to help make a conference run smoothly.
Branding is key to aligning with the image you want to project. Consider if your conference will benefit from tropical outdoor venues, indoor venues, island resort, a superior first-class venue or a moderate deluxe venue.
Almost all of Fiji’s conference venues are resorts or hotels, so accommodation is often easy to come by. If you have attendees that may not want to pay a premium price for five-star resorts, should this be your venue choice, then consider holding the conference close to a diverse range of accommodations.
Finally, consider your budget. Quotes can be obtained from Fiji’s conference venues directly via email. The more information for a conference that you can provide, the more precise your quote will be.
Start browsing venues in the 10 Best Conference Venues in Fiji TTD199.