Where to Stay in Fiji: A Guide to Destinations & Accommodations
Where to Stay in Fiji: A Guide to Destinations & Accommodations

Where to Stay in Fiji: A Guide to Destinations & Accommodations

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The Best Places to Stay in Fiji

Fiji: it has 333 islands. Of course, choosing somewhere to stay on this island archipelago is an overwhelming task. Luckily, this accommodation and destination guide is the right place to find out where to stay in Fiji. Not only do we list all of the island groups where you can stay, but we recommend places to stay for each style of traveller, including budget, luxury, families and couples. Discover the best places to stay in Fiji for you in this ultimate guide.

Tips for Staying in Fiji

  • Get used to “Fiji Time” – find out what Fiji time is here
  • For self-catering, stay on Viti Levu or Vanua Levu; many other islands don’t have access to groceries – see our 10 Best Self-Catering Accommodations in Fiji
  • Take what you need to the outer islands with you, as you’ll struggle to pick up supplies outside of Viti Levu
  • Don’t expect much to happen on a Sunday outside of the resort
  • Be aware that some activities are seasonal, such as manta ray swimming – see The Best Time to Visit Fiji for more advice
  • Don’t exchange money at the airport; ATMs and currency exchange bureaus in towns offer a better deal.

See more tips in our 30 Tips for Travelling in Fiji.

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Where to Stay on Viti Levu (Fiji’s Main Island)

Hardly anyone visits Fiji without spending some time in Viti Levu. Home to the main international airport, Viti Levu might be compulsory but it’s also Fiji’s largest and most diverse island. Fiji’s “main island” is split into several exciting regions, each with its own unique landscapes, attractions and charm. Dive deeper into what Viti Levu has to offer in The Complete Guide to Viti Levu.

Where to Stay in Nadi

Nadi is the main arrival city in Fiji but is much more with an array of attractions to enjoy, from hot springs to bustling markets. In fact, it is so diverse that we have another guide on Where to Stay in Nadi & Denarau. Additionally, take a look at more of what Nadi has to offer in The Complete Guide to Nadi.

Budget Accommodation in Nadi

See the 10 Best Budget Accommodations in Nadi for more information.

Luxury Accommodation in Nadi

See the 5 Best Luxury Accommodations in Nadi for more details.

Family Accommodation in Nadi

Check out the 10 Best Family Resorts in Nadi for more ideas.

Couples’ Accommodation in Nadi

Head to the 10 Best Wedding & Honeymoon Resorts in Nadi for more information.

Where to Stay in Denarau

Although just a 10-minute drive from Nadi, Denarau is a stark contrast by being polished to perfection with five-star resorts, four-star apartments, a golf course, a shopping centre and a marina. Learn more about Fiji’s fabulous manmade island in The Complete Guide to Denarau Island. Plus, check out our complete guide on Where to Stay in Nadi & Denarau.

Accommodation in Denarau

All of Denarau’s resorts have areas for different types of travellers but all fall under the realm of luxury.

For more information, check out the 10 Best Resorts in Denarau Island.

Where to Stay on the Coral Coast

Viti Levu’s southern coast is a hotspot for beach resort holidays, as well as inland adventures should you want to go chasing waterfalls or take a jet boat ride up the Sigatoka River. Find out more in The Complete Guide to the Coral Coast.

Budget Accommodation on the Coral Coast

Find out more about these accommodations in our 9 Budget Accommodation on the Coral Coast.

Luxury Accommodation on the Coral Coast

Find out more about each of these accommodation options in our 6 Luxury Resorts on the Coral Coast.

Family Accommodation on the Coral Coast

See more family-friendly options in our 10 Best Family-Friendly Resorts on the Coral Coast.

Couples’ Accommodation on the Coral Coast

For more information on each of these accommodations, check out our 10 Wedding & Honeymoon Resorts on the Coral Coast.

Where to Stay on the Pacific Harbour and Beqa

Situated between the Coral Coast and Suva, the Pacific Harbour and the offshore island of Beqa are where most of Fiji’s adventure activities can be found. Think white water rafting, shark diving, jet boating, river tubing, jet skiing and more. Learn more about the wild side of Viti Levu in The Complete Guide to Pacific Harbour & Beqa.

Budget Accommodation on the Pacific Harbour and Beqa

Find out more about these accommodations in our 5 Budget Accommodation on the Pacific Harbour.

Luxury Accommodation on the Pacific Harbour and Beqa

For more information on each of the hotels above, see our 5 Best Luxury Resorts on the Pacific Harbour.

Family Accommodation on the Pacific Harbour and Beqa

See more family-friendly options in our 10 Best Family-Friendly Resorts on the Pacific Harbour & Beqa.

Couples’ Accommodation on the Pacific Harbour

For more information on each of these accommodations, check out our 8 Wedding & Honeymoon Resorts on the Pacific Harbour & Beqa.

Where to Stay in Suva

Fiji’s capital sits on a harbourside of Viti Levu’s southeast coast. The colonial-style buildings offer a different landscape, while the Colo-i-Suva Forest Park reminds visitors that nature is never too far away. Find out more about visiting Fiji’s capital in The Complete Guide to Suva.

Budget Accommodation in Suva

Find out more about these accommodations in our 10 Budget Accommodation in Suva.

Luxury Accommodation in Suva

For more information on each of the hotels above, see our 5 Best Luxury Hotels in Suva.

Family Accommodation in Suva

For more information on all these places to stay, take a look at the 10 Family Accommodation in Suva.

Couples’ Accommodation in Suva

For more information on each of these accommodations, check out our 5 Wedding & Honeymoon Resorts in Suva.

Where to Stay on the Suncoast

The northern side of Viti Levu is the least-visited side, but that by no means means that there are no resorts, luxury villas or budget cottages to base yourself for the inland hiking, scuba diving or simply relaxing in Viti Levu’s sunniest region. Plan your trip using The Complete Guide to the Suncoast.

Budget Accommodation on the Suncoast

See 5 Best Budget Accommodations on the Suncoast for more information.

Luxury Accommodation on the Suncoast

Find out more about each of these accommodations in our list of 5 Best Luxury Resorts on the Suncoast.

Family Accommodation on the Suncoast

For more information about each of these accommodations, see our 10 Best Family Resorts on the Suncoast.

Couples’ Accommodation on the Suncoast

For more information about each of these accommodations, see 7 Best Wedding & Honeymoon Resorts on the Suncoast.

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Where to Stay in the Mamanuca Islands

A scattering of some 20 islands in the glistening South Pacific waters feels a world away yet are conveniently close to Nadi International Airport. A 10-minute helicopter ride or a 30-minute ferry can get you to the idyllic Mamanuca Islands.

Each island has its own unique vibe largely due to the diverse island resorts, ranging from fun-filled family resorts to exclusive adult-only retreats to budget surf/dive resorts. Start planning your getaway with The Complete Guide to the Mamanuca Islands.

Budget Accommodation on the Mamanuca Islands

For more cheap places to stay, see 5 Best Budget Accommodations in the Mamanuca Islands.

Luxury Accommodation in Mamanuca Islands

Find out more about each of these accommodation options in our 7 Luxury Resorts in the Mamanuca Islands.

Family Accommodation in the Mamanuca Islands

For more information on all these resorts, take a look at the 10 Family Resorts in the Mamanuca Islands.

Couples’ Accommodation in the Mamanuca Islands

For more information on each of these accommodations, check out our 10 Wedding & Honeymoon Resorts in the Mamanuca Islands.

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Where to Stay in the Yasawa Islands

The string of the volcanic Yasawa Islands is often what many envision of the Fiji holiday: secluded islands with sweeping beaches, turquoise lagoons and remote villages of Fijian communities. This group of around 20 islands sit off the northwestern coast of Viti Levu just north of the Mamanuca Islands. Getting there requires a slightly longer mission, either from Nadi on a 30-minute helicopter/seaplane flight or between two to four hours by ferry. Learn more about the Yasawas in The Complete Guide to the Yasawa Islands.

Budget Accommodation in the Yasawa Islands

Find out more about these accommodations in our 10 Budget Accommodation in the Yasawa Islands.

Luxury Accommodation in the Yasawa Islands

Find out more about each of these accommodation options in our 5 Luxury Resorts in the Yasawa Islands.

Family Accommodation in the Yasawa Islands

For more information on all these resorts, take a look at the 10 Family Resorts in the Yasawa Islands.

Couples’ Accommodation in the Yasawa Islands

For more information on each of these accommodations, check out our 10 Wedding & Honeymoon Resorts in the Yasawa Islands.

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Where to Stay on Vanua Levu

Vanua Levu might be Fiji’s second-largest island and a dot on the Fiji map you can hardly avoid, but the truth of the matter is that only around 2% of visitors travel to the island. That means that tranquillity and unspoiled land and seascapes are easy to find in Vanua Levu, which is home to a variety of accommodations, from luxury boutique resorts to budget holiday homes. Learn more about visiting Fiji’s “Friendly North” in The Complete Guide to Vanua Levu.

Budget Accommodation on Vanua Levu

For more information about each of these accommodations, see the 10 Best Budget Accommodations on Vanua Levu.

Luxury Accommodation on Vanua Levu

For more information on each of these accommodations, see the 7 Best Luxury Resorts on Vanua Levu.

Family Accommodation in Vanua Levu

For more information on all these places to stay, take a look at the 10 Best Family Accommodations in Vanua Levu.

Couples’ Accommodation on Vanua Levu

For more information on each of these accommodations, see our 10 Best Wedding & Honeymoon Resorts on Vanua Levu.

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Where to Stay on Taveuni

Sitting off the southeastern tip of Vanua Levu across the Somosomo Strait is the island of Taveuni, also known as the “Garden Island”. Around 80% of the island is made up of the Bouma National Heritage Park, a volcanic formation carpeted in a tropical jungle where small Fijian villages are guardians to its attractions, from the towering Bouma Falls to the coastal journey of the Lavena Coastal Walk. Needless to say, Taveuni is an island for the active traveller. For more information, take a look at The Complete Guide to Taveuni.

Budget Accommodation on Taveuni

For more information on each accommodation, see our 7 Best Budget Accommodations on Taveuni.

Luxury Accommodation on Taveuni

Find out more about each accommodation in our 8 Best Luxury Resorts on Taveuni.

Family Accommodation on Taveuni

For more information on each accommodation, see our 10 Best Family Resort on Taveuni.

Couples’ Accommodation on Taveuni

For more information about each accommodation, see our 10 Best Wedding & Honeymoon Resorts on Taveuni.

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Where to Stay in the Lomaiviti Islands, Kadavu and the Lau Islands

To get well and truly off the beaten track, stay on Fiji’s other island groups. These consist of the Lomaiviti Islands off the coast of Suva on Viti Levu, Kadavu sitting south of Viti Levu, and the Lau Islands in the remote eastern reaches of Fiji.

Where to Stay in the Lomaiviti Islands

Delve into Fiji’s characterful history in the Lomaiviti Islands, home to Fiji’s first capital, Levuka, which is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The small town on the islands of Ovalau is preserved with colonial buildings while surrounding islands provide an alternative island holiday experience much less visited than the Mamanuca and Yasawa Islands. Learn more in The Complete Guide to the Lomaiviti Islands.

Budget Accommodation in the Lomaiviti Islands

  • Leleuvia Island Resort
  • Caqalai Island Resort
  • Bobo’s Farm
  • Lauwai Guesthouse
  • Clara’s Holiday Lodge

Learn more about these accommodations in our list of 9 Best Budget Accommodations in the Lomaiviti Islands.

Luxury Accommodation in the Lomaiviti Islands

For more details on each accommodation and luxury alternatives see our 5 Best Luxury Resorts in the Lomaiviti Islands.

Family Accommodation in the Lomaiviti Islands

Find out more about each accommodation in our list of 9 Best Family Resorts in the Lomaiviti Islands.

Couples’ Accommodation in the Lomaiviti Islands

For more information on each accommodation, see our 5 Best Wedding & Honeymoon Resorts on the Lomaiviti Islands.

Where to Stay in Kadavu

Pronounced “Kan-davu”, Kadavu is a large island in the southern regions of Fiji, accessible by a one-hour flight from Nadi or a lengthy cargo ferry trip from Suva. Either way, the journey is worth the effort to see a side of Fiji that stands still in time. For those seeking a real off-the-beaten-track adventure in Fiji, check out The Complete Guide to Kadavu.

Budget Accommodation on Kadavu

For more information on these accommodations and alternatives, see out 5 Best Budget Accommodations on Kadavu.

Luxury Accommodation on Kadavu

Family Accommodation on Kadavu

For more information on each accommodation, see the 8 Best Family Resorts on Kadavu.

Couples’ Accommodation on Kadavu

For more information on each accommodation see the 5 Best Wedding & Honeymoon Accommodations on Kadavu.

Where to Stay in the Lau Islands

Only a minuscule number of tourists visit the sparse scattering of around 60 islands that make up the Lau Islands, but they are definitely still worth mentioning for the Fiji enthusiast. Almost the entire east side of Fiji is the Lau Islands where many of the islands are closer to Tonga than they are to Viti Levu. With that, the cultures here are unique and unchanged for centuries, where some islanders have traditions from both the Fijian and Tongan cultures. Intrigued? Check out The Complete Guide to the Lau Islands.

Accommodation in the Lau Islands

  • Vatuvara Private Islands
  • Moana’s Guesthouse
  • Lakeba Guest House

Find out more about each accommodation in 5 Best Accommodations in the Lau Islands.

Author

Laura S.

This article was reviewed and published by Laura, editor in chief and co-founder of Fiji Pocket Guide. Since arriving solo in the South Pacific over 10 years ago with nothing but a backpack and a background in journalism, her mission has been to show the world how easy (and awesome) it is to explore a paradise such as Fiji. She knows the islands inside-out and loves sharing tips on how best to experience Fiji’s must-dos and hidden gems. Laura is also editor of several other South Pacific travel guides.

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