Stay Connected in Fiji
Will you be able to do your work in Fiji or, most importantly, will you be able to brag about your Fiji getaway on Facebook?! Staying connected in Fiji really depends on where you go. Go to a remote outer island and you’re likely to need to pay a premium for WiFi. Sticking to the main populated centres of Fiji, then accessing WiFi will be a breeze. Check out some of the ways to get a WiFi connection in Fiji with this guide to where to get WiFi in Fiji.
5 Places to Find Free WiFi in Fiji
Because the best things in life are free, let’s start with some of the places in Fiji where you are able to find free WiFi!
At Your Hotel or Resort
The most obvious choice for travellers seeking WiFi is to use their hotel or resort’s public WiFi.
More and more of Fiji’s hotels and resorts are offering free WiFi to all guests. WiFi is almost a standard in hotels and resorts in Fiji’s popular centres, like Nadi, Denarau, the Coral Coast and Suva. The number of resorts on Fiji’s outer islands offering WiFi is very limited in comparison and often comes at a cost.
Note that when many resorts around Fiji say they have free WiFi, it’s usually only available in the communal areas, like the resort restaurant or around the pool area. Some resorts offer in-room WiFi for a fee.
Compare hotels and resorts all over Fiji in our Hotel & Resorts category.
Through Phone Networks
Why not make your phone a WiFi hotspot? There are two major phone networks in Fiji, Vodafone and Digicel, offering free tourist SIM cards where you can purchase data bundles. Then, wherever you can get phone coverage, you can get access to the internet. Most smartphones have a WiFi tethering feature where you can make your phone a WiFi hotspot to connect other devices to the network.
Compare the data bundles between Fiji phone networks in What are the Fiji Phone Networks?
Carry the Internet around with you by getting a modem in Fiji! Modems are available to purchase from Unwired Fiji (available at Digicel stores), Connect with Telecom Fiji, and Vodafone Fiji. They come in the form of free-standing modems or pocket-sized “MiFis”, which connect to the Digicel and Vodafone networks to up to 4G speeds. There are a number of plans available, from 150GB/30 days at around FJ$30-$50 to 320GB/30 days for around FJ$100.
Around the Cities
Fiji’s most populated areas are where you will find the most opportunities to connect to WiFi. Check out some of your options here…
Free WiFi is available at Nadi International Airport throughout the whole terminal. The first 30 minutes is free, while you will have to pay around FJ$5 for every extra 30 minutes or 200Mb – whichever comes first. Day passes to the WiFi are also available. WiFi is not available at other airports in Fiji.
Some cafes in Fiji offer free WiFi to entice customers – you just need to buy something at the cafe! Some cafes with free WiFi include:
- Corner Cafe, Nadi
- Bulaccino Cafe, Nadi
- Daikoku, Nadi
- Bounty Restaurant & Bar, Nadi
- Blue Ginger Cafe, Lautoka
- Chilli Tree Cafe, Lautoka
- Skinny Bean Cafe, Pacific Harbour
Yes, Internet cafes are still a thing in Fiji, found in major cities, such as Nadi, Lautoka and Suva. They have the computers, they have the WiFi, all you need to do is pay for the use of the internet per hour. Prices range from FJ$3 to FJ$8 per hour.
Fiji’s libraries work similarly to Internet cafes where you’ll need to pay for Internet per 30 minutes or an hour. Typical prices are FJ$2-FJ$4 per hour.