Fiji Travel Guide
Our Fiji travel guide for helpful tips to make your trip to Viwa Island Resort even better.
Getting to Fiji
Travelling to Fiji is easier than you think. It is located in the middle of the South Pacific, and can be quicker than venturing on holiday in your own country in some cases – only 4 hours from Australia, 3 hours from New Zealand, 10 hours from Los Angeles and 10 hours from Hong Kong.
From UK and Europe
Air New Zealand flies from London to Los Angeles, with connecting flights to Nadi. Fiji Airways/Qantas have special fares in conjunction with British Airways or Virgin to Los Angeles, with connecting flights to Nadi. Nadi is included on both One World and Star Alliance round-the-world fares, providing many options from continental Europe. Flying time from London to Los Angeles is approximately eleven hours, and from Los Angeles to Nadi approximately ten hours.
Located in the southern hemisphere, Fiji’s climate is warm and delightfully tropical year-round. The average temperature in Fiji is 25°C (77°F), and is routinely temperate. In the summer (December and January), temperatures may climb to 30°C (86°F) at the peak of the day. In the winter (July and August), temperatures may drop to 18°C (64°F) in the evenings.
Viwa Island is located on the leeward north-west coast of Fiji, being in a drier zone, we experiences less tropical rainfall than other parts of Fiji. During the summer months (November to April) rain may occur in the afternoons, cooling off the island from the heat of the day. If you visit us during the cooler months (May to October), it’s likely to be clear blue skies every day.
The ocean surrounding Viwa Island usually has a pleasant temperature of around 27°C (81°F), so ocean activities, such as swimming, snorkelling and diving can be enjoyed year-round. The waters are usually clearest during the winter season, when scuba divers enjoy increased visibility around the coral reefs.
What to Pack
Pack light; Shorts and polo shirts or t-shirts are ideal for everyday wear, accompanied by sandals or bare feet. Attire for dining is casual.
For Fijian ceremonial events, your shoulders and legs (above the knee) should be modestly covered. If you like to hike or run, bring a pair of sneakers or trainers. Of course, don’t forget your swimsuit!
We recommend sunscreen, a wide brimmed hat or cap, a camera, and any prescription medications.
We also have a fully stocked gift shop with toiletries, skin care products and most other basics.
Currency: Whilst at the resort any expenses made will be charged back to your room and this can be settled on check out with any major credit card.